I'll heal you until you love me!
First I just want to say that I've really enjoyed reading everyone's stories! I had no idea my husband and I were in such good company. Thank you, Trion, for caring enough to hear our story because I love telling it!
Five years ago, before I knew the man that is now my husband, we discovered the addictive world of MMORPGs. Neither one of us was looking for romance, just epic loots. We were in the same guild and ended up playing hours and hours together. Playing together turned into Venting and that turned into hour long telephone calls. He told me within a month of "meeting" me that he loved me and I would tease him that he just loved my epic druid heals.
As I lived in Oregon and he in Texas, it didn't really seem possible for any relationship to happen between us. He decided to fly me out to Texas and see if we could actually have something IRL. Being with him was like being with an old friend and we fell in love almost instantly. I never got on my return flight home.
That was five years, three kids and two games ago. We haven't stopped gaming since.
We both love Rift and raid together as our daily together time. So, thanks again Trion, for making a game we both love, (with plenty of raids in it!!). I am extremely excited to get married in game. I just hope it doesn't means that my Cleric has to stop wearing her little chain undies as armor.
MMO's, the new online place for love
Two draenai, a shaman and a mage, from the guild "Power Word: Funk" happened to cross paths flying over Netherwing Ledge looking for orcs to poison when one decided to invite the other to join forces. Both were jealous that their older, raiding siblings who had Netherwing drakes to ride and wanted their own. Naturally, conversations during the tedious daily tasks had led to flirting, and the flirting led to sincere interest by both draenai in something more.
Soon, the mage informed the shaman that she would not be available for a month or so while she was doing an internship in China for acupuncture. The shaman, sad but determined, decided to make a detour from his regular travels to visit the mage at her home before she left.
Some may doubt love at first sight, but these two draenai KNOW it's real!
Within a year of meeting at Netherwing, the two were married and had purchased a home together in Utah near where she grew up and close to all of her gaming friends and his gaming brother. Next week, they will celebrate their 3rd anniversary of blissful, love-filled marriage!
I travel for work about 4-5 days a week while my wife runs her acupuncture business, and gaming online - first WoW, then LotRO, now Rift - has allowed us to stay connected when I'm gone more than I'm home. It also allowed us to establish a relationship based on communication, not just physical lust (though there's no shortage of that), and I believe that is why we have worked SO well together through the years. I wasn't looking for love when I was playing online, but I found just the right person who understands me, shares my hobbies, and loves me perfectly. I would LOVE to be able to give to my lovely bride a present that she will undoubtedly remember for YEARS to come as we continue to enjoy Rift.
So Far, So Long.
Our story begins 2 years ago on an ordinary October night, with two men emerging from failed relationships looking for a warm heart or a sympathetic ear. In an online chat room, separated by an ocean, a common bond of a life served in the US Military a seemingly impossible relationship began. Corresponding over the internet for months the men formed a bond that grew into a relationship when finally they met one March Afternoon. The next year and a half would find them constantly separated, by what seemed like forces stronger than fate, only occasionally spending a week or two together. In November of 2010 one man left for a 6 month deployment, knowing that when he returned they would finally be together, but in the meantime separated by thousands of miles and 7 time zones.
While surrounded by the desert sands of the middle east, living in a small room of a trailer, he heard of a new game coming out soon, it was RIFT. Both men had been playing MMOs for years, but neither had ever played the same game as the other. After many conversations they decide to play the game together, spending every available moment they have together in this world. Sharing victories and defeats, kisses and arguments, and an ever growing bond.
In June the two men found themselves finally together, living and playing in the same place, unable to be separated anymore. Until the time came when their military service ended and they both had to return home for each had their own reasons. Now once again separated by a thousand miles for an unknown length of time, they unite again in Telara to battle side by side until the day they can once again return to eachother.
This is the story of Snitch and Dayson of the Faeblight server.
Love and betrayal.
Once upon a dreary time in the Shadowbane Beta, there was an ashen skinned assassin named Nox. He was a member of a company of terrible people then known as the Rollin' 30's, the collection of bad people gathered together from scraps of various pvp/pk guilds to form a wicked alliance under the leadership of Bonedancer of Sinister.
Their enemies were the entirety of the rest of the beta population. Outnumbered 10 to 1, they nonetheless became the hunter, driving and destroying their enemies at every turn and oppressing the world.
One of Nox's jobs was subterfuge. He had spies and agents.. little birds who would sing a song for him whenever the time was right.
One song that came to him was that 'Envie', one of the lieutenants of a particularly despised enemy was unhappy, and might be convinced to defect. With this knowledge in hand, he approached her by writing a long and involved roleplay involving their characters which he posted.
This intrigued the girl, who was fond of roleplay, but had never thought of this killer as someone with a heart - even if that heart was black as coal. He coaxed and cajoled and lured her to her doom and eventually took her not only in game, but in the game outside of the game as his wife, and together they have produced l'enfant terrible.
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RIFT Fan Site Operator
We met in a game called The Realm way back in 1996/97 or so. He may recall the dates better than I, he always does. We became best friends and inseparable as a couple in the game and in real life. Our monthly phone bills were costly! Even though we lived in the same country (Canada) it was nearly on opposite coasts. We were married in The Realm on Feb 6. I forget the year but I remember the date because it is two days before my birthday
I saved up money to fly to Toronto to meet him some two years after we'd met in the game. I sold stock from Geocities.com that I had been gifted as a Community Leader of Area51 (teaching html and how to use the site services) to afford the return trip. Yes, I still kick myself for selling that stock :P It would be worth a whole lot more than the 2k I got for it, if I waited. We met in person that year and it was only a matter of time before I moved to Toronto from Western Canada. It actually took another few years, it wasn't until 2001 when I moved to Toronto for good.
We've been together since (is it really nearly 14 yrs now!?) and have played most fantasy MMOs ever released. From EQ1 to Alganon. He's always a cleric, and one of the best healers I have ever played with (I may be a bit biased). I usually play a major supporting class (enchanter, caster, buffer). Rift is our latest addiction - even though due to very poor health I haven't been able to play nearly as much as I wished I could.
Good luck in the World Guinness Record!
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Protector of him
Love across Telera and 4 states. Four years ago I met my husband just chatting online. He was from Cape Cod, I live in Chicago. I was skeptical about the distance, but when we talked that night I knew he was special. He was a quiet, smart, computer geek. I was a social butterfly who didnt have a clue about online gaming. One month later I flew out to Cape Cod for the most amazing romantic 4 day long first date. We fly back and forth when ever we could. Three months later at Christmas he proposed with a beautiful ring. He moved to be with me and we married a year later. We've been inseperable since, even in Rift.
I laughed when he said he would teach me how to game...I hated using the keyboard to cast spells and such...where was the joystick...where was the one button does all function! Once I caught I killed monsters to relieve stress. He was patient in teaching me, only staying a level or two ahead of me. I still havent gotten the hand of swimming so he does it for me. The night I ascended he stuck with me as I failed several times but was proud when I made it. The time we game has become some of the best quality time. I am an elf warrior, a tank in training. He is my dwarf healer and teacher. Dam the defiant, creature or guardian that attacks my man. I am the protector of him and wouldnt have it any other way.
Love and Happiness, Illestra and Quethrosar
Being a United States Marine stationed in Okinawa Japan, my first marriage to an airwoman stationed in California was unfortunately destined to fail. Lo' and behold a woman I had befriended in 2007 by the name of 'Phrixus', on an online game known only as WoW (Bash me later for it, yeah yeah) had gone through a recent breakup as well. Ah, what the hell. Right?
Minutes of phone conversations turned into hours, days of talking to each other turned into weeks, all the while raiding Ahn'Qiraj to Karazhan together... I finally came home for a month's worth of saved up vacation, half in Oregon with my family and half to meet this woman in Michigan I've been talking to for so long, without ever meeting before. February of 2010 sparks flew, fireworks burst, and I even met the majority of her family proudly with 0 connections to Ben Stiller's "Meet the Parents".
Today I am a reservist in the USMC, off active duty and have been living with 'Phrixus' here in Farmington Hills, MI. It only took a few years but because of games we play online, and partially by that off-chance she replied to my OOC chat request of "Can anyone help me finish this quest?" as she was strolling through Silverpine Forest... As of 12/10/2011 we are engaged to be married!
Together we've been WoW free for over 4 years and have been adventuring together through new ones ever since. We started on Rift around August, been kind of back and forth, here and there with school, work, other MMO's, but Rift is the one we'll always have around. Now that we've had our rest, gotten into our schedules, as well as moved into a new apartment... We hope to return with style using this contest.
Our Ascended Love During Times Apart...
My husband and I met outside of Telara, some ten years ago.
We have shared our love for games ever since we got married and he
introduced me to the world of RPG's. We have tried many MMOs and
console games in the past, but it wasn't until we found Rift
did our true love for gaming together come out. Since he is in the army and
often away, playing Rift is our way to stay connected even when
we can not physically see each other. Whether it is helping each
other defeat defiants in warfronts, scale the mountains of Stonefield in search
of a title, or merely /hold hands in Sanctum, our love continues to
flourish in a game of fantasy and reality. Thank you Rift for allowing
a military couple to stay afloat during some harsh times.
Caelstia & Godscreation <3
( from wolfsbane server )
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Growing as fast as gearing
My husband and I started out as best friends in High school, after him dating every friend I had and then leaving to do to the military, 1 year and an ex-wife later he came home. We started dating outside of gaming until I found out he played EverQuest, which so did I... We started playing online more together this online time started to happen more and more until we started see each other outside of game more (bad for the games we played becuase we were not playing) and even got married in that game. We ended up getting married in real life also and to this day use our free time (while the kids sleep) playing MMORPG's finally resting in the arms of rift with a great guild and even more friends. Games brought us together and is the glue that helps bond us together forever. Thank you for being there games we love you.
He Pursued Me Till I Said Yes
This Sunday January 29 my hubby, my partner and my best friend will be married 12 years. We met because I was dating his roommate. It was Memorial Day Weekend. I walked through their apartment door, Tim was on the couch watching TV, he said he took one look at me and said to himself, "That's the Woman I am going to marry." His roommate was a total jerk so we didn't date long. Tim really wasn't my type, but he sent me flowers on my birthday, we still were not dating, he asked me out for lunch, to watch football, basketball, to just go have a drink after work. He basically pursued me until one day I said to myself, "Self, I really need to give this guy a chance." That was in November 1998, he asked me to marry him in May of 1999 and we got married January 29, 2000. We chose that date because we are both really big Football fans, the Superbowl was the following weekend and no sporting events were happening that weekend.
Tim loved to play different MMO's but I never really played. I decided one day to play Wow to see if I would like it because I knew I'd be sitting alone in the living room watching TV, (Rift wasn't around back then). Well needless to say, 4 computers later, (we had to upgrade twice), we played every night and every weekend. Well, last year we saw Rift and started playing it on the Beta, we dropped our Wow accounts and have been playing everyday and weekend ever since. We sit side by side, we built a custom computer desk so we are right next to each other . We not only love each other very much, but we truly love Rift. Our computer desk is really funny, we each have our Rift notes, our spreadsheets of where Rare spawns are, where the best place to herb, artifacts that we've collected and sold on the AH. Tim keeps track of all our guild bank tabs. We just have a great time spending our nights, where others might be just watching TV, not talking or sharing anything.
I was so very lucky the day I walked through that door, because I found the love of my life. Rift is our way of continuing to stay close with something we both love to do. We can't wait to get married in Rift and celebrate our continued love for each other!
My husband and I met in 2008 playing world of warcraft, he was in a raiding guild and I was searching for a new guild to progress with. When I joined we spoke on vent and soon decided to try out a long distance relationship.
A few years passed and he came to visit me in Quebec, Canada and asked me to marry him
We filed our immigration papers in june 2010, waited, and waited until finally May2011 we were accepted.
My son and I left our home in Quebec drove 18 hours to Wisconsin to our new home where we have been living for 8 months or so.
We got married August 13th of last year and this February 13th is our 6 month date. Would be a great way to celebrate our half year anniversary
Love at first lag.
Did you ever think you could fall in love with someone you first hated? I never thought so. I met him in class on the first day of school. I remembered he was annoying as hell and never listened to what the teacher said.
One day, the way that I looked at him totally changed. He was kind and sweet and I found out he played World of Warcraft (score!). So after we officially started dating, he switched servers to play with me and my family. (A true gamer’s way of meeting your family.) It really brought us together to be playing something that we both liked. After Cataclysm, we both thought the changes were horrible and quit.
Then he discovered Rift and bought it for the both of us. We played for hours and it was just the two of us having fun and killing things together.
Then I got my acceptance letter for college, and that's when I wasn't sure how things were going to turn out. I was going to be an hour away, it doesn't seem like much to some but to us it is. We couldn't see each other as much as we liked and I was scared and I broke down and cried.
He told me not to worry and that everything was going to be alright, this was just a test to prove how strong our relationship could be. So he installed Rift onto my laptop for college and away I went.
If it wasn't for Rift I would be a complete mess, it keeps us talking and we can do things together even though we're miles apart.
It may not be the greatest story out there, but it's ours and online games have brought us together and we will cherish those moments forever.
we met while walking through the neigborhood and been together since(2years)
The Beginning of our story
Back in the days of beta I wandered alone in Telara, I decided I would finally join a guild and meet some people. So, I joined up with a guild called Rage. One evening while me and the fellows were discussing what it takes to be a Champion an invasion ripped into meridian. Being a tank I ran into battle. Wave after wave of skeletons poured into the city. I was the only one fighting. My health began to drop when suddenly water began to cover me. One healer ran up and began healing me. We killed 24 invasions in one sitting. She was a Champion, she was my Champion.
I pleaded with her to join us and she did. We played together from level 1 to 50. We were the unstoppable duo. It was like it was meant to be. After all shes a healer and I am a tank that's the best combo. 6 months later I finally gather the courage to ask her out. My luck is that she only lives a couple hours away. She says yes. I will never forget the day we first met in person. Because of this game I am now with the person of my dreams. And every time I see her I fall more in love and remember how we met on the steps of Meridian that day.
Shinies for a Shiny
I didn't have much time.
We were about to take the dog out for a walk, and I sensed my chance to strike. She had known the question was coming in the near future; it was just a matter of when, and how. The how was the more important part for me, and I wanted something just dorky enough to know that it came from me. Getting the time to prep it, however, was more of a problem, and when she prepared our rather large and excitable German Shepherd for the walk, it was now or never.
"Go ahead and take her into the yard, I'll be there in a bit." A bio break wasn't the most noble excuse, but hey. Beggars and choosers.
With her outside, the setup work began.
The start of our relationship was a long distance one, and after a bit of prodding, I had gotten her to try MMOs. She's always been a gamer, but MMOs were a brave new world. After a few brief stays in disparate worlds, we landed in Telara, and she took to it like a fish to a metaphor. Or simile. As it would turn out, she had a particular fondness for artifacts...
I had purchased little white LED lights to serve as shinies, and placed three of them in various spots of the house. Under them, I placed modified artifact entries (MSPaint skills, hooooo) detailing the reasons I fell in love with her, and ultimately why I would ask her to be my wife. Finally, with things hastily put in place, we went for that walk.
Upon our arrival, I tried to act as nonchalantly as possible, which was rather difficult given the situation. It took a little bit for her to notice the first one, and then the hunt was on. Confusion gave way to a grinning understanding of what was happening, and once she found all three she turned in her collection for a reward.
I gave her a pair of sunglasses, labelled "Omen Sight."
As she put them on, I activated a little red LED I had taped to my chest under my shirt. Upon collecting the one red shiny that was me, I dropped to one knee and presented The Big Shiny. She had collected my set, and I collected the love of my life.