Pre-Wife WoW Life
I’ve been playing Warcraft since roughly the summer of ’05, while at the same time dating my now wife. WoW use to be the biggest argument in our relationship. I played too much, didn’t pay attention to her, and of course, the vent talking and having to tell her for the 500th time, “That wasn’t to you”. If you ever had to say this, you know that goes about as well a solo run through 40-man Naxaramas. This lead to us breaking up at least once, possibly twice, and finally to me quitting the game for several months as a peace offering. Nothing makes you feel like a nerd more than negotiating raid times so I can finally give a guild the thumbs up on my attendance. Eventually, I mustered the rage to ask her to marry me and we eloped.
Post-Wife WoW Life
Do you know the term, “Night and Day?” Well that’s exactly what it is like. After 5 years of begging, pleading, vowing to do anything, I managed to get her to agree to 1 hour of play time for any one crazy favor she wanted. Well, fortunately, for me she has yet to cash in on this favor, although, I know she still has it hidden and waiting to screw me when I least expect it, like a huge accidental pull when the healer doesn’t have line-of-sight. She does, however, play with me a couple hours a week, which is more than enough to satisfy. There’s nothing like playing with your loved one, side-by-side, destroying those god-awful murlocs. Watching her experience all the stuff I experienced almost six years ago; the oohhhhh’s and awwwwww’s, getting her first pet, convincing her to heal her first dungeon, taking our mounts off the sweet jumps in Stranglethorn Vale, and watching her excel over the pressure. It makes you feel like a noob again, and have all those first time feelings rush back. Now as she races to try to nail 80 before our planned Cataclysm release house party/all-nighter event, I can’t wait to experience all new stuff together, for the first time.
Tell me, have you have had an experience like this? If so, write me and tell me about it.