Is World of Warcraft your dirty little secret?
January 1, 2010 § 8 Comments
I was at a New Year’s Party last night where I saw a number of very old friends, many of which I hadn’t seen since high school. During the general milieu someone mentioned that he and his wife play World of Warcraft. It wasn’t a big thing, and the conversation didn’t dwell on it, but I noticed myself making a conscious choice to not share the fact that I also play World of Warcraft. Well, actually the choice I made was to not tell them (and also the whole group) that my girlfriend and I both play, mostly so as not to embarrass her because I know she sill blushes a little when people find out she plays.
But it got me wondering though, how many of you play World of Warcraft keep it as their dirty little secret? Are their certain people you tell and others that you don’t? Do you hide your game play from people? And, I don’t mean do you hide the /played time from your significant other, but do you keep it a total and complete secret from everyone? On the other hand, do you make a point to tell everyone you know? Do you include it in your CV, your facebook profile, wear WoW shirts/hats/etc, have a WoW related bumper sticker, and dress up like a Tauren for Halloween? Or are you somewhere in the middle–you don’t offer up the info on your own, but will bring it up if someone else does?
“[Insert clever sign off phrase here]”
PS: For those of you wondering, once the group had dispersed a little, I did happen to mention to my friend that I play WoW, and even that I run a blog. But I did manage to refrain from mentioning my girlfriend plays as well.