A conversation with my wife, whom I shall call MrsBBB. This is a true story.
BBB: You know, having friends in WoW is wierd sometimes. I’ve known Tikky, Kemangi and Daak for a year and a half now, we’ve got our own yahoo group to chat in, we’ve got our own in game chat channel…. and yet I still don’t know their first names. They are Tikky, Kemangi and Daak.
MrsBBB: That’s because you’re a horrible person.
BBB: Well, I’m sure that’s a part of it, but I think the other part is that’s how I met them, that’s what I know them as, and that’s what we give a shout out to when we see each other. I wish I’d known at the time the name I chose for my first character would follow me forever… now I make all my alts start with Wind something so I don’t throw off my friends in chat.
MrsBBB: You are so not a Windshadow.
BBB: Hey, I’m a sad geek, I thought Windshadow sounded very cool for a night elf druid… I just got lucky that it’s something I like and makes a nice short nickname.
BBB: I swear, Blizz should warn you on the box cover, if you pick a name for your character, you better be darn sure you’re gonna be happy when everyone you meet shortens it to a nickname… I wonder if Melpo knew people were gonna call him Mel forever.
MrsBBB: Wind is a great name for you because you’re so long winded. And because you fart a lot.
MrsBBB: If they knew you, they’d call you StinkyWind.
BBB: …… that is SO going on the blog.
Just for FYI, MrsBBB has, for the first time in the entire history of my playing this game, decided to try it for herself. We took one of my WoW Guest Passes, set up an account for her, and she created a Human Priest. She has so far reached level 5, and as I type this, she is upstairs running around looking for Milly’s Harvest.
She swears she hasn’t “Given in to the dark side” yet, but she seems to like this better than the sad examples of RPG games you get on the PS2 or Wii that she usually plays.
Wish her luck folks.