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What embarrasses you about things you do in MMO if you try to explain to non-gamer friend

BadaboomBadaboom Moose Jaw, SKPosts: 2,380Member Uncommon

Mine would probably be answering why I usually have a female toon.


  • maplestonemaplestone Ottawa, ONPosts: 3,099Member Uncommon

    Tending an online garden when there's work to be done in the real garden.

  • Ashen_XAshen_X PLEASANT HILL, CAPosts: 363Member

    Going out of my way to get all of the best looking armor skins for my main. Essentially it boils down to playing with dolls. A forum poster in Champions Online once described it as Barbies with 'Splosions.

    When all has been said and done, more will have been said than done.

  • FoomerangFoomerang Portland, ORPosts: 5,610Member Uncommon

    Telling people that I post here is kind of embarrassing.

  • MexorillaMexorilla Las Vegas, NVPosts: 313Member

    "Oh man, i was in this dungeon last night..."



    "You...were in a dungeon?"

  • BadaboomBadaboom Moose Jaw, SKPosts: 2,380Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Mexorilla
    "Oh man, i was in this dungeon last night..." "What?" "...What?" "You...were in a dungeon?"


  • KenFisherKenFisher Northwest, INPosts: 5,035Member Uncommon

    I roleplay characters with moderate to bizzare personality issues.  The more I work at it, the more it brings the character to life for me, and improves my gameplay satisfaction.  They're sort of like quirky characters from a British sitcom.


    DnD players get it.  Most MMO players don't.  Non-gamers?  Roleplay... is that like when you use dice?

    Ken Fisher - Semi retired old fart Network Administrator, now working in Network Security.  I don't Forum PVP.  If you feel I've attacked you, it was probably by accident.  When I don't understand, I ask.  Such is not intended as criticism.
  • chefdiablochefdiablo Barrie, ONPosts: 202Member

    Having to explain to my wife and or friends why it is important for me to attend certain battles.

    I have played a few pvp centric games that have caused a stir in my real life social circles.

    Non gamers just have a complete look of disbelief when you in all seriousness try to explain how important you are to a group, or guild, or faction.

  • hundejahrehundejahre Chicago, ILPosts: 339Member

    I treat them to the same curtsey I would want from NASCAR fans... I don't talk about it.

  • Ice-QueenIce-Queen USA, GAPosts: 2,451Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by hundejahre
    I treat them to the same curtsey I would want from NASCAR fans... I don't talk about it.

    ^^^Pretty much this^^^

    I just don't talk about gaming with non gamer family/friends.


    What happens when you log off your characters????.....
    Dark Age of Camelot

  • gaeanprayergaeanprayer Somewhere Out There, PAPosts: 2,335Member Uncommon

    Playing a little loli with a giant cannon because her class is gender restricted.

    "Forums aren't for intelligent discussion; they're for blow-hards with unwavering opinions."

  • kjempffkjempff AarhusPosts: 1,198Member Uncommon

    non-gamer friend ?

    But seriously, stay away from the subject they will not understand, only thing you will succeed in is building a gap :)


    add. reminds me of a time where my old friend who were and still is a pen&paper roleplayer came to visit, and I wanted to show him the wonders of a mmorpg so he may see the light. I explained some basics and lend him a low level char while I went away for an hour... when i came back, a GM was giving me a warning for horrasing people.

    So as the true roleplayer he was, he decided to be a brawling person looking for a barfight, and had insulted other players to find one.. rather much I guess when a GM was there lol. He never got it, but from then he just though my mmorpg addiction was wierd and how I would play "a game where roleplaying is not allowed".

  • GTwanderGTwander San Diego, CAPosts: 6,035Member Uncommon

    Probably explaining why I play something that's incredibly boring to actually *play* in exchange to see random passerbys here and there. Then again, they have seen me play Disgaea before, and brought up basically the same concerns.

    If it doesn't play like CoD, then why would anyone play it?


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  • KhayotixKhayotix Somewhere, FLPosts: 230Member Uncommon

    Nothing embarrasses me about it, I explain to them that I love the games, and that it is my favorite hobby. When I got hired for my job I was asked to introduce myself and state something unique about me, I stated my name, stated what location I was working for and position, and then said I am a proud MMO gamer since 1999, and showed off my Authenticator for WoW at the time. Now I have one for SWTOR.....which I plan on burning, and one for SOE which I plan on keeping.

  • XzenXzen Los Alamos, NMPosts: 2,607Member Uncommon

    I don't waste my time on non-gamers.

  • 3-4thElf3-4thElf Elftown, MEPosts: 489Member

    My anger at the lack of transgender options in MMOs. I mean pretty dresses shouldn't be female only.

    I don't really have that problem outside of games.

    a yo ho ho

  • xenogiasxenogias warsaw, INPosts: 1,926Member

    I usually avoid the conversation. My non-gamer friends, which are few and far between simply will never understand why I like the things I do when it comes to video games.


    I would have to say the funniest moment talking to non gamer friends was my senior year in HS. Got married in Asherons Call. Proceded to tell friends I got married to a really hot college girl over the weekend. They all went nuts for a week trying to figure out if I was lieing or who it was. Sure, it was probably some middle aged fat slob Pedo (hey back in thoes days girls didnt exist in games right?) but man was that hilarious.

  • khelbonkhelbon plaquemine, LAPosts: 102Member Uncommon

    First rule of fight club..We don't talk about fight club...

    Kinda what I do with my friends. Only two of my buddies played PnP D&D back in the day on the old 2nd edition rules. Once I told my buddy bout this epic fight I had did (Old school WoW MC days when it was first released and he was like "What in the f%^k is WoW and they have games online? They have games you can play online...That won't last over a year then it will fade away"

    How wrong he was lol.


  • FalconiumFalconium San Diego, CAPosts: 20Member

    Why I care about the friends I meet on said MMOs so much. I guess some people assume every game's community is like CoD. However, with all the dungeon and raid finders it's taking baby steps to get there.

  • WolfenprideWolfenpride San''doria, WIPosts: 3,988Member

    Taking my shirt and pants off for boss fights or pvp.

  • DragimDragim Boring, KSPosts: 867Member Uncommon

    When I show them a video I made of me PvPing, trying to explain how things work and what the different acronyms mean (DPS) and such.

    Also - When I try to tell them how I have been rocking in PvP lately and how much fun it is.

    When I play minecraft and they watch.  (How can you have fun playing this?... they say)


    I am entitled to my opinions, misspellings, and grammatical errors.

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