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.

5 Comments so far

  1. randay (unregistered) on October 4th, 2006 @ 9:39 am

    that is so sweet. how come there aren’t more girls like you out there?

    wow is definitely the kind of game that strikes out into new territory and draws in people who otherwise aren’t really into video games. how cool is that?

  2. Donald (AKA Dreadmoon) (unregistered) on October 4th, 2006 @ 10:52 am

    He, I send this link to my wife… trying to get her hooked up with the game ;-)

  3. Xoruka (unregistered) on October 4th, 2006 @ 11:52 am

    I am not looking for a girl who plays video games. If she does, cool. If she doesn’t, cool too.

    Hell, I am fresh off the divorce… I don’t have to marry again ever. But that is another diatribe for another time.

    Seriously, Macy, do you have room in your guild for a 49 Orc Shaman? I am looking for a guild to grow with and start to do some end game stuff like Stath, Scholo and the like.

  4. Macy (unregistered) on October 4th, 2006 @ 2:07 pm

    You are more than welcome! Just message Morvis (me).

  5. phoenix (unregistered) on October 5th, 2006 @ 7:15 pm

    This is exactly what I did with my girlfriend way back when the game was released. She knew I was in the beta and loved it, and was interested, but not enough to buy a copy. She enjoyed playing my account now and again, but still.

    So for Valentine’s Day, I got her a copy (among other things, it wasn’t the ONLY thing!) and she’s been as addicted as I have been ever since. We both have 60 mains and a bunch of alts and are officers in the same guild. In fact, she’s logged in right now and I’m out here reading blogs. Boo!

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