A little while ago, wow.com published a touching story about a couple who found each other in-game and fell in love. Since yesterday I posted on motivations, this story came to my mind.
A few thoughts related to this are around the social aspects of gaming, guild management, relationships and the bonds that bring people together within a guild.
- there are a few hardcore guilds I know of who do not recruit women, because they (wrongly) think they cause drama. This is a whole topic on its own, but the fact is any person can cause drama and gender is irrelevant. I have always found women to be an asset actually, often they tone-down what can otherwise be an overly testosterone-fuelled environment.
- Kadomi raids happily and very successfully with an all-girls guild, which is damn cool
- RJK raids in a Christian-ethos guild, he found them because his kids like to watch him game and the last thing he wants is some punk swearing like a trooper when his kids are there.
Lastly, to close out I just found this article I’d bookmarked a while ago, about addiction becoming so extreme it ends the real-life marriage. Fair warning to all of us passionate/addicted players (like me).