Saturday, January 3, 2009

Saints And MMORPG Soldiers

The other day I was soloing on World of Warcraft when I ran into this Tauren Hunter in the woods just south of Ironforge. Near the end of the duel, as I found myself frozen in place by his ice trap, just one hit away from him killing me, he stopped. He stopped because he realized it was me - the missionary who had taught and baptized him all those years ago (years before World of Warcraft even existed).

So even though we were on two different sides (I was using my Draenei Warrior), we had a bond that was so strong that we just couldn’t bring ourselves to do what we were supposed to do. So instead of fighting, our avatars embraced and he ended up letting me go.

When I thanked him for saving my life that day, he insisted that in fact I had saved his life ten years ago when my companion and I knocked on his door and shared the gospel with his family.

So I guess we were even – which was good because then a couple days later I ran into him again while I was logged in with my Dwarf Rogue. And that time, I didn’t let him know it was me because I really needed to kill his Tauren for the honor points.

14 comments:

eped said...

this one's great

Mandie Green said...

I have no idea how I came across your blog last night, but now I am hooked. With this post you have my husband hooked as well.

The Marcheses said...

Please tell me it was at least a female dranei you were playing.

joN. said...

i love your insights! i've been reading them for a long time on reader, but haven't commented yet.

just wondering though, how i get to be one of the people who may be asked to be a character witness in a church court.

Gatsby said...

Thanks guys. And Brother Madsen, you are now on the list.

Basically if I can find out that someone out there reads my blog (through them linking to me or commenting or writing something nice about me on their blog), they are on the list.

Thanks for reading.

Bagozzi Family said...

I enjoy your blog. It is fabulous. You need a banner so I can add it to my blog.

Gatsby said...

Thanks Sister Bagozzi. That's a good idea. I will see what I can come up with.

Michelle 2021 said...

Ha ha ha. We are geeks.

Maelstrom said...

This is exactly why you can't trust the alliance. I will make your post into motivational posters and hang them in the Undercity.

Erin Dodge said...

Beautiful stuff! If you're ever on Uldaman, look up Nynnaeve and Durrza (A.K.A. "Brother and Sister Dodge") or, feel free to join our Sisters of Elune guild "Wednesdays Warriors" - only on non-Activity Days weeks, of course. :)
Keep it up!

Sarah said...

Epic win, you rock!
All's fair in love and warcraft.
You've gained a new reader :)

Adam said...

What I want to know is how on earth you would have figured out that you knew the guy - you wouldn't have been able to speak to each other, right?

Gatsby said...

When you have a connection with somebody after sharing something as special as the gospel, you just KNOW when you run into them again - be it in MMORPG games, or message boards, or even in real life.

Dr. Hepplewhite said...

ahahaha, that was way funny.