Near Death Experience makes 1st time MMOer
I was an MMOer of 10 years. She was a knitter. I secretly loved her for 20 years, unknown to me the feeling was mutual and as long. We found this out after each of us went through rough divorces and spending many hours comforting each other.
I married Thedutchinator in December of 2008 after she lost her job and I wanted to make sure she had medical coverage (at least that's what I told her, but the truth really was I didn't want to chance losing this wonderful woman for any reason). Unfortunately I too lost my job a few months later. Despite the mounting hardships we were amassing, we were still happy, true love was ever growing. And why not? we are best friends after all!
That's when things took a near fatal turn. I had a major infection from my knee down in my left leg. Sparing you the gruesome details, I had to have emergency surgery and faced amputation, that's if I the infection didnt take my life first. She stood by me as any great woman would and gave me hope to hang on. I recovered from the surgery and didn't loose a limb but the healing process was just beginning. It would take 9 months before i was at the point to start to doing normal things for myself as i was restricted to either bed rest or sitting with my leg propped up. Thedutchinator cooked, cleaned, bathed, and took me to the hospital 3 times a week for those nine months. During that time I would MMO and she would knit in her free time.
Not getting out to the real world to see friends and family was taking a toll as well but thats when she really surprised me. I had beta tested Rift and as the pre-launch date arrived SHE bought herself a copy of Rift so we could spend more quality time together! What a GREAT surprise that was! Now we travel all over Telara together artifact hunting and completing achievements! Thank you Rift for further strengthening the bond of our love! But most of all, Thank you Thedutchinator for being everything a man can only dream of in a woman! I look forward to Marrying you again on February 14th!
Real Life Love that started on games
Few years ago funny but true, for valentines day the guild i was in other game did a RL gift exchange by mail... i have always been the explorer kind n back then two guildies used follow me n protect me from the suicidal explorations i got into. i was dating the guild master but he cheated on me, it ended n one of my daily protectors cheered me up going to hunt n for the first time going RED pvping bots on a valley, friendship started n we spent hours n hours just sitting on that valley or in town just talking... =D we started talking on phone, sending mails, changed from game together, till we decided to meet in RL, we knew each other already just needed to see the face behind the toons even if we already had pictures of eachother. we decided to meet at a hotel traveling same distance cause we lived on different states n since i had a school trip already scheduled with few activities n times for everything (i was chaperoning). bus got to hotel late n all i got to do was open his room door n said "lets go eat, its late" LOL (funny but true)... after 3 days of a crazy schedule him going with me to every single school scheduled activity we knew we had to be together... after few years seeing each other every few months i moved... we now have a baby born last year 2/25 n got married on RL so will reinforce it where it all started, on a game :P (couldnt make a 6 years story shorter)
Just a Little bit of Defiance
In true Defiant fashion, we have proven machines and not your silly gods are responsible for fate, love and all Telar’s future.
Once there was an archaic world that had such splendors you might say WoW at the vastness that stretched before you.
There was this pitiable blue horned creature that could never quite comprehend how to heal another being. She also had flaming elemental powers that, at often times, lacked. While in her search to down some frozen dead dude in a big chair she ran across a damn sexy beast (that’s me folks). They met and frolicked all over the lands, killing, slashing, gathering herbs and collecting various body parts for the few people in the land who, for some reason never left their posts. He even protected this care bear shaman from the evil faction that was out to get them both! But after a while, merely meeting in-game would not suffice. So they decided to step back from the computers and make the drive.
He traveled 6 long hours in the finest technology of his time only to find he had been playing on low resolution and was missing just how beautiful this shaman could be.
She introduced him to the members of the COG and by the end of the weekend had him yelling "Woo Baby, It’s the Cole train" and his XBOX was purchased before he left to go back home.
As time went on their love grew (despite her urge to play healers who don't heal) and distance was reduced. Now side by side they fight to keep Telara’s and their future from falling apart so they might never learn what could separate such hearts. Plus, her dps rocks now, so it’s a win-win situation!
Oh, now seriously guys, I told her in a fight once she wasn't "marriage material" so help me REPENT and make peace with her so I won’t have to hear about that comment for the next 20 years. It’s true, we met on the other game, she got me addicted to Gears of War, Fable, and a bunch of MWs. I got her to play D&D and the rest as they say is…still in the making (patch 1.7 love increase??). In addition, win or lose props to my lady she stuck around for a year of sharing a house with my ex-wife. (That takes more than 300 words to explain!!!!)
Our toon names’ are Spiraldancer and Imlar (her original and favorite name was Yeah, but it was taken when we xferred.)
Of All The Servers In All The World He Had To Transfer To Mine
I began my MMORPGing in high school and lead a perfectly nerdy life on Long Island, NY. Then I met Thomas: a spectacular frost Mage from Canada. He had transferred to my little server and joined my guild with some of his friends. Being the friendly Canadian he is we started talking in our guild and began playing together. As we casually quested together we became closer and closer. Thomas was much more into raiding than I was and was always invited to join raid groups, but nobody wanted my Shaman who couldn't heal and didn't have any crowd control abilities. And when he turned them down to keep doing dungeons and quests with me I knew there was something special.
We began scrounging up extra cash to buy calling cards to talk on the phone. On his birthday we fell in love. After his roommate ditched him, we spent his entire birthday together and by that night Thomas had something to tell me that I will never forget, "Ya know I love how much we play together...and how much we talk...and you."
A month later we met for the first time-and it was the greatest weekend I've ever had. My favorite memory has to be riding the Wonder Wheel on Coney Island. Every time the passenger cars slid and swung we kissed and all I could feel was my heart beat and the wind blowing.
Over the past 4 years we have worked to move closer to the U.S./Canadian border and have gone from a 2 day drive away to a mere 40 minutes. Nevertheless, we can only be together for 6 months of a calendar year. We are currently working on gaining my sponsorship to live in Canada once I finish nursing school. We use Rift for fun, cheap dates and can't wait to use it for a practice wedding on Valentine's Day :redface3:.