Welcome to the fifth blog post in the “Warcraft Community’s Top Things To Do Before WoD” series! This is a slightly unusual topic as it will not give you ‘things to do’, but more celebrating our amazing Community.
This was one category where many people mentioned some form of ‘the Community’ multiple times in their suggestions: their Guild, friends, helping others, bloggers… the list goes on. If the quotes below don’t make your heart smile, I don’t know what will!
Marathal: “The people first and foremost. Those we play with, talk to, laugh, cry, have fun playing a game that many cannot understand the appeal. They are what makes logging in an doing nothing except hanging out for an evening worth while.”
@Eolien_WoW: “Friend making (that’s a thing)”
@blockrates: “community and friends”
Ayasun: “playing with other people – possibly even make friends”
We have also written many times about our own online friends who we recently met for the first time.
@laplante_ent: “helping new players navigate the ins and outs of WoW and become better players with hopes to better the player-base in general”
WoW_Axa: “what I propose is not just about encouraging you to get back in LOVE with the game but to help someone else out. You will feel good about it. So what do I mean? Simply put help someone out.” –
**”Paying it Forward” is a concept that is very dear to our hearts, which Axa has so briefly touched on. We wrote our own piece about this a while ago – click here**
Anthony (@bunji05): “Helping others… crafting stuff, beating bosses, guiding them, flying them, in general… Helping out where I can. Free or very cheaply, as I make my gold through questing and the AH.”
Julie (@TwijfeelkontWoW): “Passion! The WoW community! Sometimes it sucks horribly!But mostly it’s like an instant connection when you meet someone else who plays :)”
Gwendlyn: “Wow allows us to talk to people who we would not necessarily meet within the confines of our normal life. It is a world which doesn’t put you in a labelled box (well unless you count factions), which means you have more freedom than you do in life. You can talk to people that share the same interests or goals without having the barrier of age, race, religion or social hierarchy. This is what I love, the equality of things.”
Sugar&Blood: “This is my true community […] all encouraging and inspiring me”
I urge to to read those posts listed below. Each has an individual story and are wonderful to read. As Ambermist sums up:
“I’m not going to get sappy, but I am going to say that I do care about the friends with whom I play WoW. They’re genuinely awesome people, and if I unsubbed and couldn’t chat any more, I’d be bummed.”