Over on Veni,Vidi,Bloggi, I read how Aspendawn is having a dilemma.
The dilemma happens to be over Warhammer Online.
It seems that she and her husband game together, much like the wife and myself.
He has grown bored of their MMO of choice as of late, and has turned to the "new" game on the block.
Trying the game herself, Aspendawn seemed to not be too impressed...
"Although I knew it wasn't a game for me, I saw him enjoying himself"
Ah the compromises some of us make for our mates.
I knew that I saw something of interest in WAR, but I also saw how it replicated so much of the other mechanics of the old games.
When my wife tried it, then it was pretty much written out for me..
"This sucks, and I will not play it..."
Seems she helped me get off that fence.
And this is important to realize. Not everyone will like what others enjoy. No amount of coercion will help.
I think a lot of players go the way of the majority as maybe they do not have that special someone to help them make some decisions. Whether this is a life choice or just the way things are, it does not matter.
Some people can think for themselves luckily and make the right choices. Some follow the mob mindset.
For myself, and Aspendawn...our relationships can help us out in the long run. It is good to have that partner to rely on for input and decision making.
We have Guild Wars and Age of Conan now.
So, everytime when my wife sees that splash of blood in Conan on her screen and giggles as the mob she just destroyed is rolling in flames screaming profusely, she says "Ooo...that is so satisfying", or cries, "I have more babies" speaking of the undead that she has raised from the dead with her Necro in GW.
A man can only be so lucky in their life.