( I love Gotye’s song ” Somebody that I used to know
I love the cry, or the anguish, and raw emotion that comes into his voice when he sings ” But you didn’t have to cut me off.” )
I see people I know in BG’s and LFR all the time.
Except they aren’t people I know. But their names are familiar, they might follow a naming pattern that is familiar. A couple of times I have asked – did you ever used to play on? Is/was your main * this* I usually get a no.
I guess there is a limited number of names you can have.
Even I become Zahraah when I had to change from Zahrah from my home server. I was so attached to the name I added an extra A rather than having to take on a new identity.
I expect others to cling to their naming conventions as well, and I look for those names, out of habit, out of hope for a random reconnection to give meaning for the hours of my time I spent dying with you, with celebrating kills, and victories,
Because today’s raid guild will become – Somebody that I used to know. Just like the others, we get different priorities and people move on, stop, server transfer. “Like ships that pass in the night”
I ran into someone who did know me – 3 years later – a name alteration, and a server transfer,
They asked me “Did you ever used to be on…?
And so we reminisced through a losing BG about the old times.
Horde won before we got to finish our conversation, and I was left staring at my chat lines. Thinking – well I’m not sure what we have accomplished.
I’ve skipped servers now a couple of times over the years – Oceanic servers, American Servers, Back to Oceanic.
I’ve itchy feet again, the reason why I xfered the last time no longer exists, so I will move again soon, Just because.