My World of Warcraft experience
A world where one can run away from everyday routine, or world that becomes routine more than anything else. My friend showed me this game 4 years ago and I thought I would never waste my time with that…
Couple of months later I moved in with my boyfriend and I soon started exploring snowy peaks or dangerous forests. Having two warriors ( level 80 and 60) – He absolutely LOVED this game. I usually watched him and when in battle I supported him. Being stunned by mages, stabbed by rogues or bitten by wolves, although Doomlord fought back, every now and then he died. As you can imagine, dying was very stressful. While being a soul, Ciaran saw his friends being killed and couldn’t wait to come back for revenge.
I played with a druid character who soon became level 54 and when I got tired of all quests getting more and more difficult, I made couple of new characters to try what works for me best. And soon I realized that would be a hunter. Running around with a cute beast protecting you almost sounds like a dream, although I soon ran out of cool sounding names for my pets. One of my spiders called Chocospeedy, was an inspiration for Ciaran’s daughter as she named her turtles Choco and Speedy. That made me happy. I was completely addicted and couldn’t have imagined being without it.
So that was once my life, 5 months in a magical world of adventure.
5 months in a real world where my boyfriend and I lived in a fantasy land, while we forgot about levelling up ourselves. When he played, I looked after him by constantly making him tea or almost feeding him. That worked both ways which in a time replaced all intimacy.
Now I smile when I think about it. Sometimes I miss it and I understand why there are people who lock themselves up and play it from sunset to dawn until they have to go back to their everyday life.
Imagine transforming yourself into a sexy night elf, having the freedom of doing whatever he likes. You can meet lots of like-minded people, and they help you with all your tasks. Killing beasts and finding treasures. There are times when the real world can seem a very lonely place, and games like this are, for some of us, a substitute of what we lack of in reality.