So I was perusing the various WOW blogs I regularly read and I got to BBB's 5 things he'd learned from gaming. Read through his 5 and got to the 5 people he'd decided to tag. Got to the 3rd person. Beowulfa. Pause. That's me! OhmygoodnessI'mfamous! Call Dammy in excitment. Imagine doing a little dance. Settle for kissing orclette. Then I start thinking of the 5 things I'd learned from gaming (in my case this would be WOW and only WOW).
#1. Older people (over the age of 16 or 17ish) can game and not be deadbeats or loafers. I just couldn't imagine responsible, contributing members of society playing a game. I held this opinion until hubby (then fiance) introduced me to WOW in an effort to get me interested in his favorite pastime. Laugh at self. I love this game.
#2. Liking the same game can be a wonderful bonding thingy between husband and wife. Unless you only have one computer. And one of the twain is pregnant. (Obviously not Dammerung.) That soooo does not work.
#3. Gamers have their very own language. Once you've mastered it you will become, in the eyes of the rest of the world, a total nerd.
#4. When you are working at the grand institution of Barnes & Noble and a short little teeny-bopper comes up with a WOW game manual and their moneybag (i.e. parent) do not mention what lvl your character just reached. They will give you a blank stare. Their parent will give you a befuddled one.
#5. It is really hard to leave the WOW money-making world and enter the one where you can't just go out and farm an area and leave with marketable items.
My little orclette is making tired noises so I must attend. I don't know enough bloggers to tag another 5 so please forgive.