I’ve been playing World of Warcraft for almost two years now, and it has been a blast. I really enjoy playing this game — Questing, Dungeons, Rated BGs Raids — you name it!
Blizzard has created an amazing game, but it also has a lot to do with the players who populate Azeroth. World of Warcraft wouldn’t be as fun as it is if we hadn’t made a few friends during our journey. This post is dedicated to the ones who have stuck with me during my various adventures and made this experience much more enjoyable than it would have been otherwise.
Readers, you may not know these people, but the following descriptions will probably remind you of someone you do — whether in WoW or another MMO. Names have been removed to protect the innocent!
1.- The Alt-aholic:
Good god. He has 6 characters at level 85. You think that’s the bad part? No, it is not. I think 4 out of those 6 characters are more geared than my main.
As soon as a new character hits 85, there’s another one waiting in line. I really have a good time leveling new toons with him, but it’s not as easy as it sounds. He levels so fast I usually end up joining him with 3 different characters just to catch up. I go to sleep when we’re both 29 and the next day he’s 38, so I’m forced to now join him with my level 40 character.
I’m still better than him though, no matter what people say.
2.- The Old-schooler:
Do you know what happened in patch 1.21? No? Huh, he does. Can’t remember the hotfixes applied on October 22nd, 2009? Well, he can.
Joined all the way back in Vanilla, became a hardcore raider during TBC and killed the Lich King in Icecrown Citadel. He’s like a WoW encyclopedia, but better. He’s not only a really good player, he’s also an incredible friend.
Unfortunately, he quit WoW a few months ago to focus more on his education, but not before leveling a Worgen from 1 to 85 in 4 days. US 1st? Maybe!
3.- The Cool Cat:
You saw this one coming, didn’t you? There’s always a Cool Cat in the guild.
I don’t think I’ve ever met someone who doesn’t like hanging out with him. If I’m not wrong, he was the first one who had a conversation with me on Ventrilo, even when my English was far from being fluid. He’s always willing to help you in anything you may be having issues with, both in-game and IRL.
Unfortunately, I don’t raid with him anymore, but I’m really looking forward to doing it again. I’m pretty sure it’s going to be a blast! Meanwhile, I guess we’ll just play Magicka.
What else can I say about him? Oh yeah, he enjoys wasting time flying around Stormwind.
4.- The Tank:
All right, he’s no longer a tank, but he was the only tank our guild had for a while!
Back when we were still getting geared in heroics, if we ever wanted to run a full guild group, we had to wait for him. Unlike Mr. Cool Cat, he’s always doing something with his characters: Running Heroics, doing Dailies, grinding Reputation, etc.
He has recently switched to a DPS Main Spec and now he’s raiding a lot more. Good luck with Nefarian! *I hate that fight*
5.- The Healer:
I’m a healer, he’s the healer.
He used to be a Retribution Paladin back in Patch 3.2, but he rolled a Restoration Druid when 3.3 hit the Live Realms and he’s been a healer since then. Now he has even switched his Paladin’s Main Spec from Retribution to Holy! That’s right, I used to ask him for Retribution advice back in Wrath and now, in Cataclysm, I’m asking him for healing advice.
Currently, he’s working in Hard Modes with Mr. Alt-aholic and Mr. Cool Cat. I guess he wants that Dragonslayer title, he’s probably already tired of The Light of Dawn and Defender of a Shattered World.
6.- The Quitters:
These guys are unbelievable! I’m fine with people who decide to stop playing, but c’mon! It wouldn’t kill them to log in Ventrilo every once in a while to let us know how they’re doing and to have a few laughs, you know, just like we used to back when we played together.
They were both part of our Core Raiding group back in Wrath of the Lich King. As a matter of fact, they were Officers! Geez!
One of them really liked messing with me. He was always making fun of either my Spanish accent or the fact that he was constantly beating me in DPS (He was a Rogue though, we all know Rogues are cheaters).
The other one was pretty famous because of his jokes related to an specific guild member’s mom. Oh boy, those were fun! Let me copy one of the last things he wrote in the guild forums:
Also, since I’ve now officially cut ties with XXXX’s mother, I’ll be refraining from making any jokes about her. She’s a wonderful woman, and I wish her all the best in her future endeavors to find a lover like me.
I can’t wait to play once again with them.
7.- The One:
There’s not really much to say. She has been an exceptional partner during my adventures and I really hope she stays at my side for the rest of them.
Now, let me ask the readers, do you have any friends like mine? Or maybe you have the PvP Maniac! Or the one who loves Roleplaying! Please, let us know in the comments section.
I’ll include a video of our last raid as a raid group, enjoy!
Note: If you’re my friend and you somehow feel sad because you think you’re not in the list, I’m sorry. I would’ve loved to include everyone, but I kinda ran out of stereotypes. You all rock, though!