Let’s not forget how much of a disappointment is can be when you think you’ve found a single girl and she seems to be everything you want, only to find out she isn’t single. After spending a night out hanging at some of the hottest night clubs in your area and you come home with no phone numbers, you might be wondering where you can meet girls in your area who aren’t taken and aren’t train wrecks that seem to live for drama.
Not only is this a waste of time and embarrassing, it can also hurt your self-confidence. Not only can you find local girls online, but you can also meet women from all around the world when you sign up to a dating website.
The women you meet online are there for the same reason as you are—to find a companion and maybe see if there is enough of a connection there to form a relationship with. Is he the man with whom you were meant to spend the rest of your days?
This insight came to me late last month in the course of having my ass kicked repeatedly by Kael'thas Sunstrider, son of Anasterian, prince of Quel' Thalas, and servant of Kil'jaeden the Deceiver.
This high valuation of fear and humiliation is not the sort of thing that you hear at the pep talks organized at your campus teaching and learning center.
"yeah," said our 18 year old tree druid Algernon, summing up the mood succinctly.
"fuk them please never invite them back lol" That raid passed into the guild's collective memory without further ado but, like an important dream, it kept running through my head.
Perhaps this is not surprising given the non-traditional subject which provoked it. Warcraft is one of the world's most popular videogames, home to over 10 million people who enter its high-fantasy world to become murloc-slaying gnomes and felsteel-smelting blacksmiths.
As players slay monsters and explore dungeons their characters progress, become more powerful, and develop an inventory of every more powerful gear.
Almost immediately I could see why its members were successful -- their raid leader did not pull his punches.
In the middle of fight I would hear him saying things like "Xibby, don't think I don't see you healing melee -- please do your job and focus on the tank." At times -- like when our Paladin failed repeatedly to engage Thaladred the Darkener, who responded by repeatedly blowing up our warlocks -- voices were raised.
We have a Web site, we have headsets, and we are serious.
I don't study “the video game as genre.” I study the way American cultures of teamwork and achievement shape online interaction.
As an observer my mind boggles at the 20-80 hours my guildies spend in-game every week.