Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The Back Story - part the second or - No WoW widows here!

So I kinda skimped on a little detail in part the first. I didn't buy WoW straight off the bat... oh no.. I fell to the old 'free trial' gambit with the crack being supplied by the aforementioned co-worker. He hooked me up with the trial disk and with curiosity but no massive eagerness I fired up.

And loved it. The first hit's always free baby and I was hooked from the get go. I remember turning around to the manbeast and saying "I'm going to have to buy this and sign up for a subscription" after about 30 minutes to an hour of play.

So I should supply a little bit more back story to the back story here I guess. I'm of the female persuasion and have been in a relationship with the manbeast for a good long time. He was the one who first turned me on to PC gaming by introducing me to the wonderful Starcraft. I'd played PC games as a kid on the Commodore 64 but for a long time I played consoles, mainly due to having no PC and no money for one. I can tell you that shortly after we moved in together our first joint purchase was a PC. A crappy off the shelf PC but a PC none the less. Let's do the math on that one. Boy introduces girl to PC gaming, boy and girl only have one computer. Much fighting and tension ensue as computer time is contested. You bet your britches we got a second PC stat! Well as soon as we could afford it anyway.

So if we fast forward in time a few more years you will find us happily gaming away each on our own custom built PCs (we never made the mistake of buying off the shelf again). He was still into the stand alone games but I'd made the foray into online gaming with Puzzle Pirates . The manbeast just didn't get the whole MMO gig and became somewhat of a "Pirates Widower" bemused by my willingess to get up at 2am in the morning to attend blockades (sort of the piratey equivalent to raids) and the notion that you could become good friends with people you'd never physically met.

WoW changed all that, like a terrible link in the addiction chain I bought the game and passed my free trial disk on to him. The rest, as they say, is history.

2 comments:

Morn said...

"The manbeast"? I can't stop laughing.

Jezrael said...

shush you'll offend his delicate sensibilities...

he's been the manbeast in interwebs documentation since forever...