Scenes from a WoW Marriage No 1
A conversation over breakfast
Me (eating toast): So apparently there’s some furore over the fact you won’t be able to fly right away in Draenor. Some people are actually saying they’ll quit the game over it. Can you believe that? I think it’s silly …
Husband (look of horror on face): YOU WHAT?
Me: You know, there’s no flying in Draenor at the start. You have to wait until you’re 100 or…
Husband: WHAAAT!!! I think that’s absolutely ridiculous. What’s the point in that?
Me (trying to keep my tone reasonable – as if talking to a child, or a rabid dog): Why? It’s the way pretty much all expansions have worked. You don’t get to fly right away. They want you to see all the new content first.
Husband: Oh do they now? Well it shouldn’t be up to them. It should be up to me if I want to see all the content.
Me (laughing at his craziness while continuing to eat toast – it’s my usual strategy – it means I eat a lot of toast): Why wouldn’t you? What’s the point in playing if you don’t want to see the new stuff?
Husband: I can see it from the air.
Me: No you can’t, not properly.
Husband: Yes I can.
Me: No you can’t.
[This went on for a bit – edited for sanity.]
Husband: Ok what if I rode round the entire area once on my mount – my stupid GROUND mount – so I see all the precious new stuff, THEN could I have flying, THEN would Blizzard think I’d finally earned it? But what am I saying? I’ve ALREADY earned it. I earned it when I first got it. I have a max level character who has worked himself to the bloody bone getting to 90. The bloody bone. I’m exhausted I tells ya, I can’t take it anymore!
[ok I’m paraphrasing now, but you get the point)
Me (fed up): It’s their game, they can do what they like.
Husband (Huge sigh and lots of eye rolling, until finally): I’m not happy
Me: (thinking – No shit sherlock)
Husband (eventually): So is this definite?
Me: (deciding to make it worse … why I don’t know – let’s call it devilment): Well it might not be 100. You might not get flying until the first patch. And that might be AGES after you hit 100.
[Note: I did not end by saying “so there”, but it was very much implied by my smirk].
Husband: I’ll quit if they do that
Me: Oh my god, you’re one of them.
Note: This took place in a cafe. We left soon after.
Further note: Husband redeemed himself later by finding Adamantite Ore for me in Outlands. He did however make a great show of the fact he did this while flying.