The votes are in, and I’ll definitely get another group event going, hopefully within the next two weeks.
It’s really nice to see so many folks saying they’d like to come chat for a bit. I have days when I start to feel that writing the blog is pretty silly, and that the folks that take the time to read, while really nice and super friendly… are just here because they’re utterly bored.
That someone would really take real world time to come by and have fun talking about the game and stuff with someone that is, technically, a wierdo internet writing stranger is very cool.
Hey, if some of you are really willing to hang out for a bit and have fun, that’s good enough for me to show up.
Keep in mind though, this is more than just a friendly get together.
We all share one thing. WoW. And WoW is srs bsnss…. we are srs people doing srs things. When we get together, it’s not to do something silly like have a damby pamby ice cream social, dangit, when WoW players get together like this it’s for a RAID!
Kinda like vikings. Pick a target and descend to loot, pillage and destroy.
So we’re planning a raid, and planning a raid is srs bsnss too!
Even if all we raid is the buffet line.
We all play WoW. Many folks have scheduled raids every week, some folks are in guilds where attending scheduled raids is mandatory.
Others are going to need some reasonable advance warning to arrange for a babysitter, or spousal approval, or just to make sure it’s not the same time as their regular family bowling night.
I’m not kidding on that one… I know Cassie would be unthrilled if I just sprung on her “Hey, oh love of my life, this guy is having a thing at a place tomorrow, can I go?”, especially if the next night would just happen to be my turn to make dinner, give Alex a bath, or generally do normal day to day things. It might seem.. awfully convenient.
So as with any WoW raid… gotta have advance warning to give people time to prepare. Also have to set the time and date for when it hopefully won’t interfere with most folks in-game raiding nights. And also want to be convenient for folks that work during the day, or even would like to visit from an area close to but not actually IN the Twin Cities.
And finally, as in any raid… we gotta figure out what luckless establishment we are going to descend upon like a ravening horde.
It should be a location that is fairly reasonable for folks in different areas of the Twin Cities to get to, be open and friendly to everyone of any age, and still be kind of fun to hang out in.
Thankfully, everywhere in the Twin Cities is a smoke free establishment. Some of you may smoke, but I don’t, not for a very, very long time.
(Cigars with the Mannyac once or twice a year don’t count. Hmmm…. wonder if I can sucker Melpo into coming to a Tim Malloys night with me and having a cigar and drinking Guinness? MUST look into that. By the way Melpo, how you liking the Planetary comics I lent ya?)
I am open to suggestions on places we could meet, and on when would be an appropriate time. I’d normally think an evening in the middle of the week, but then I don’t know if the folks from the Chicago area or Des Moines would be able to make it. Assuming they were serious about coming, of course.
As far as when… I’m thinking in about two to three weeks.
Ooh! We also need a cute name for the raid! It can’t be a blogging raid without a cute codename!
So I now do what a good raid leader does… make someone else do the real work.
The suggestion line is now open open!
I now return you to your regularly scheduled blog reading, already in progress.