Hey Baby, Wanna LAN?
I, like a lot of women, was introduced to the World of Warcraft by my significant other (hereto after called SO). I was attending graduated school in a neighboring state, and we were doing the long-distance thing. During my last year, he was planning on spending his spring break with me, even though I was still in classes and would be unable to have any fun. To keep himself occupied, the SO brought WoW with him and installed it on my computer. During a break from writing yet another paper on Aristotle’s definition of the tragic hero (kill me), he convinced me to try the game. Now, I had always had an aversion to video games. Any attempts to play a console game had left me frustrated, embarrassed, and usually with thumb cramps. Nonetheless, I decided to humor him- he seemed really excited about this game. I rolled a warlock, sat down, and this exchange happed:
“How do I aim?”
“You don’t have to aim.”
Three hours later…
“Macy, can I have the computer back?”
Now, the SO and I share a residence and a high speed internet connection. We both have level 60’s in Hells Bells on Thorium Brotherhood (he’s a Tauren Shaman). On Saturday evenings we sit side-by-side, running Strat or Scholo. While there are some that might suggest that this is not a healthy activity for a couple to share, we really enjoy gaming together. The SO and I, while sharing similar personalities and sensibilities, did not share that many past times. He gamed, I didn’t. That has all changed now. I have geekvolved.
During the school year my “couple” time is cut drastically due to my classes, grading papers, and involvement in the college theatre. Still, we make time for each other- quality time- in Azeroth.