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  1. #21
    I don't really share my personal life with guild mates that I've known for 6 to 7 years now aswel. However I don't do this because I'm some child who's embarrassed of what people think and/or think I should be ashamed of playing. I simply don't like using social media nor feel the need to have a facetwitter account ;/

  2. #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bombadrol View Post
    I'm just trying to see if there is someone like me in WoW They are my friends and have been since kindergarden... so =) I'm definitely 100% sure that they are my real friends

    My main goal with the thread is to see if there is someone else like me... in a WoW-sense I mean.

    You know like - juggling my WoW life vs. Irl life.
    Friend since kindgarten, friends of 10+ years, I've seen life friends end friendship because of one of them being totally out of line, it happens not all friends from life are going to be "real friends".. It makes no difference, a real friend is one that does not judge you or criticize you for the games you play, they let you be because they know damn well that game makes you happy and they have no business fucking with your mood over something like that.

    Only thing I rarely share is my facebook information, I could care less about my battletag name being given out.

  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by Airwaves View Post
    They aren't friends if they judge you on something like that. Real friends wouldn't give a shit. Unless you play so much its bad for your health.
    This. You shouldn't be embarrassed of who you are when it comes to your friends. Not to mention adding people on facebook isn't a big deal. I have people added that I never talk to. All my friends don't think I'm great friends and so close to everyone I add on facebook.
    Quote Originally Posted by Slummish View Post
    I don't get it. I've gone AFK a million times to blow my bf so he'd get off my back and let me raid. What's the problem here? People have sex...

  4. #24
    Personally, i'm very open about my IRL life mainly because i stopped talk with my IRL friends after highschool. I don't like just ANYBODY knowing about me IRL but i don't mind with players i've played with for a long period of time.

  5. #25
    I do the same for the most part. Only three people I met online, one girl from WoW and two guys I met years ago from Halo, have gotten my RL name and FB and whatnot. For me the social aspect of WoW is unwanted, so I really have no desire to get close to people. Most of them simply annoy me. Of course, I typically only PvP, no raiding or anything, so I have no need for a big guild. It has nothing to do with privacy for me though, I just really have no desire to talk to most people I meet in games anywhere except when playing that game with them. I only have RL friends and that girl on real ID as well, since for the most part I want to be left alone even on the game.

  6. #26
    The Patient narzinor's Avatar
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    I believe during the 2012 senate race, there was a potential senator that got an overwhelming amount of bad publicity for just playing WoW.

    Our entire culture has something against WoW players. I do not blame you at all for keeping your gaming habits a secret, and no one else should either.

    Some people (like me) are very introverted and would rather have a definite line separating our real lives and our game lives. Some of us just draw the line at different areas. I've given out my name and where I live, but phone numbers and IM stuff sometimes is just going a little too far.

    Doesn't matter how long you've known your friends or not, if they attach a social stigma to you and your gaming habits, you can lose them just like that.
    I had a cool sig... then photobucket ate my pics and now its borked. :/ oh wells...

  7. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by Bombadrol View Post
    Hello all

    I think I'm a rare kind of WoW player... I've been playing in the same guild since 2006, without any breakes, and I feel connected to many of my guildmates... they are actually the reason why I stayed in the guild all those years... and they are also the reason why I keep logging on... I like them alot

    Here is the thing that makes me rare (I think)

    I keep all my irl info hidden... while all these guildes have already connected via facebook etc. I still keep my info secret.

    I do this, because I have some very close irl friends, whom I know would think that being so close to online friends would be very very weird.

    In short - I keep the ammount of time I spend on WoW + the level of socializing and attachment to people I met online totally secrect to friends & family.

    Anyone else here do this?
    I really don't care what people think of me as a person. I tend to do what I enjoy and if someone decides that they can't handle it, then that is their problem. People I'm friends with know that I play WoW occasionally still, doesn't seem to have an impact on our interactions. Sure sometimes they crack a joke here and there about it, but seriously what friends don't crack jokes on each other for one thing or another?

  8. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by Bombadrol View Post
    I have yet to read a person in here who understand my situation X)

    Conclusion ; I'm a rare kind of WoW player...
    I understand your situation. You're comfortable keeping your friends in the dark. You don't want change and are only looking for acceptance from like minded people.

    I tell you it's something you have to figure out for yourself, which you already have, and you tell me that you have no interest in finding out if your friends actually care or not.

    You aren't looking to find a balance - you're fine with being afraid of yourself. WoW is your dirty little secret.

    It's okay, you can stop playing the victim.

  9. #29
    Scarab Lord Ealyssa's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bombadrol View Post
    I have yet to read a person in here who understand my situation X)

    Conclusion ; I'm a rare kind of WoW player...
    Understanding and agreeing are two totally different things...

    Everybody understand your situation, it's clear. But few will agree to fear about "real friend" knowing your hobby.
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    nazi is not the abbreviation of national socialism....
    When googling 4 letters is asking too much fact-checking.

  10. #30
    The Insane Granyala's Avatar
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    But few will agree to fear about "real friend" knowing your hobby.
    Because it's absurd. If a friend laughs at you for playing WoW or even disrespects you because of it, he never was your friend in the first place.
    actually at that state where I start listening to Braveheart music...
    I listen to OSTs all the time. I don't need to be drunk to enjoy them. :P

  11. #31
    I am Murloc! Scummer's Avatar
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    Unless I get to know the people for a long period of time I prefer keeping the two separate. I'm one of those people who likes video games because I can shift my irl bothers to one side, so I don't like intermingling them.
    On the flip side I'm quite open about playing WoW if the topic ever crops up irl. I'll admit I wasn't open about it at all when I was at Secondary School simply because there were a lot people who are dicks. Now that I'm older and don't have such things bothering me I don't care who knows that I play it.
    Last edited by Scummer; 2013-02-23 at 01:11 PM.

  12. #32
    I don't have a facebook so I can't give that out. However some of the officers of my guild have given me their phone numbers. Ya know, just in case.

  13. #33
    I don't see the issue if people know assuming you don't sperg out over it

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