Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Static For A Year

A concept from our days playing Final Fantasy, being static with someone implied that you would not level your toon without them. In WoW, this concept is all but absent due to the ease of catching up.  In FF, there was no such thing, thus it was common to put in your LFG messages of profile itself "static with x" so people knew you were a package deal.

I bring this up now because on Sunday Fuu and I will have been static IRL for one year.  That is to say, it's our first anniversary of having formally declared to the world and various deities that we are, indeed, coupled for life.  As long as these RL toons exist, we're together.  At least that's the plan.  RL has a funny way of spoiling plans, but so far so good. 

We're going out of town for an extended weekend trip to celebrate, so I probably won't post until Monday, but I wanted to leave you with a few thoughts.  I've consulted my Fuu, and here's what we've learned in our first year of marriage (in no particular order):
  1. The marital bed is a PvP zone.  No carebears allowed.
  2. Marital Achievements do not come with bonus points.  Often, they are simply "working as intended".
  3. "MANY DISHES, HANDLE IT" is considered inappropriate.  So is "gogogogo".
  4. Warlocks are not good at sharing.  Paladins like to turn all the lights on.
  5. Plural pronouns can be used by more than Hunters.  In fact, it's expected.  Especially when referring to phat lootz.
  6. All incoming damage is now linked.  If one of you stands in the bad, you'll likely wipe the group.
  7. The only bank is the guild bank.
  8. A ding more often indicates conjured food rather than a milestone.  Conjured food is still pretty damn cool, though, as you realize neither of you have skilled up Cooking in some time.
  9. It is important to work together to come up with the strat.  
  10. /gquit is not as simple of a solution any more.  At the very least, see #7.
  11. LFM is not okay, unless it's an NPC. 
  12. Everyone is curious about when you're going to roll alts.  Everyone.
  13. Random world PvP happens.  Even in PvE zones.
  14. When one of you is being an Elitist Jerk, the other one will let you know.
  15. Your rage bar fills a lot faster than your energy bar on most days.
  16. Neither of you specced for Replenishment.  Hopefully someone brought drinks.
  17. Treating your partner like a minion goes over about as well as you'd think.
  18. Group content is a lot more accessible.  The replay value of old content goes up too.
  19. You're going to find a lot more bugs, but the naked bug is still the most fun.
  20. It's a Blessing when you remember you won't have to level alone.
That's all for now.  Feel free to add to our list in comments :-).  

7 comments:

  1. Woohoo! Grats, you two!

    Hope you get to redeem some RL loot cards while on your weekend trip. :) I nearly literally ROFL'd at #1.

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  2. Ahhh.. based on what I've read here, you two have already surpassed some of the best marital achievements. 1 year and new house..

    BTW, don't roll alts... yet. They require a lot of grinding the first 5-10 levels. I suggest waiting til after the 5 year mark. Plus, leveling alts is much easier after your further along with #2.

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  3. Remember that alts don't do well in high-level zones. Also they run out of rested xp quickly and have to stop at the inn to recharge...no more all-day gaming marathons.

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  4. Congrats to you both. Just b e sure you don't tell the other they need higher level clothing... it doesn't go over well.

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  5. :-) Thanks Guys. And also, O'hare is a whore. More on that tomorrow though.

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  6. 21.) She'll panic on big pulls. Life goes on.

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