Somebody that I used to know

( 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.


15 Responses to “Somebody that I used to know”

  1. 1 Nikalia (@xNikalia) June 15, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Way cool, that must be flattering! I take pride in my naming conventions, as it involves using correctly spelled words, or just cool names! My druid is “Manipulative” my heal priest is “Divinity” my Holy Pally is “Dawn” my monk will be “Destiny” (saved), DK is “Feisty” and my rogue is “Secretly”. 😛

  2. 3 Weatherlight June 15, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Weatherlight, Weatherlite and Weatherlïght, those are my priestly names (aye, I have 3 although only 2 of them are lvl 85 and raiding!) Weatherlight sort of is my gaming alias since my D3 is also named as such as are many other gaming related names.

    But then for other classes (in wow) I choose from random things, eithr funny or in my opinion cool.

    Druid (feral): “Patinhas” = Smallpaws but then a server transfer forced a change to “Panmorfea” I’m loving the new name as now I’m experimenting Balance aswell as the ocasional tanking!

    Hunter: “Baast”, from the egypcian godess with cat head (She only used cats as pets). I have another called “Balestera” a wordplay on the latin for bullet.

    Mage: “Cutiny” well… he’s a gnome!

    DK: “Runesocesius” ancient Celt name for one of their warrior gods.

    The list goes on but those are my most played.

    PS: You kind of started me singing at work 😀 (Thank you!)

  3. 4 Steegos June 17, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Was fun raiding with you frand, and wasn’t it great to get Heroic Madness last week? It’s been a tough tier but over-all a fun one. Keep well and good luck with your WoW endevours 🙂


  4. 5 Coreus June 18, 2012 at 6:54 am

    On several occasions I’ve taken the opportunity of a server or faction transfer to change a characters’ race, name or gender. And every time I’ve ended up just missing the character they used to be and changing them back at the first opportunity.

  5. 6 theerivs June 18, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Well I’m back at WoW, I logged into a toon on Garona-US I haven’t logged in awhile, and the toon was still in the guild I helped build. It was really nice to see them at level 25, even though no one I know was on. It was really cool…but that was a guild I use to know.

    Come visit me I’m on a small Horde PvP centric guild on Thrall-US..

  6. 11 Hazz June 27, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Been awhile since someone poked me about that ^^ How can u miss a name like Lvlonealt on a rogue? xD It happend more during TBC when i was bg farming but now.. nothing. I miss the old times when you did not fight with everyone ingame and just was social..

  7. 12 bovinewrath July 12, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    PP/Zarah, a long time ago I emailed you asking about how Blackrock was. I think that was about 2 years ago when I wanted to move off the realm I was playing on. I think you were moving off Blackrock right about then too.

    Anyway, I ended up on US-Thrall-H and found an awesome group of people. The guild I am in called Halcyon. We have two 10 man teams running right now, used to have three but the pre-expansion lull takes its toll. The first team has been 8/8 Heroic for a while and the second has 3 or 4 bosses down in heroic too. Our alt runs usually attempt a couple heroic kills too depending on which toons are in the run.

    We do a lot of casual PVP, some of us arena and we do rated BGs one night a week. When interest in LFR was high, we were doing premade 25man LFRs for the benefit of non-raiding guildies too. Our GM is female as are several officers.

    But that is no different from many other guilds out there. What rocks about our guild is that as policy:

    1) No tolerance for drama, racial/gender/sexual slurs or any sort of abuse

    2) We refer to each other by first names, not toon names – it makes a HUGE difference because then its people talking to each other, not toons. There is a lot more mutual respect because of this simple difference.

    3) Social and raid side. Both are equal in terms of respect. The guild tries to do something for both sides.

    4) Social events – usually once a month. We’ve done things like taking over the Ironforge Deeprun tram station to play catch with leather balls while wearing pink wedding dresses to games of trivial pursuit on vent, to scavenger hunts… in the next month we’re working on a battleship game set in the flooded basin in thousand needles. 🙂 We have a very generous group of people – total prizes for social events have exceeded 100K gold at times. The scavenger hunt was in teams of 3, the winning team got a mechano-hog each. Runner up teams got stacks of flasks and 200 Mysterious fortune cards etc… just fun stuff everyone can join in for.

    If you or anyone here is looking for a great group of people to spend time with in WoW in a safe, decent but exciting environment try

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