Back when I needed to pick up my preorder Mists of Pandaria expansion I had to grab a ride with my good gamer and ex-WoW friend to get to Best Buy.
While I was at the store something awesome happened, something I only heard about on the forms. I was able to persuade my ex-WoW friend to pick up this expansion and reactivate his Warcraft account because he saw how excited I was for Mists.
When he was at the checkout buying the expansion he turned to me and made me promised me that if he bought this game I had to level with him through Pandaria , he was worried that I would become ‘that guy’.
As he put it, ‘that guy’ is someone who said that he would level and quest with you and then Power levels his character behind your back when your not around, leaving you in the dust. Which was a proper concern since apparently he had been scorned by other ‘that guy’s.
Since I had two max level characters, I agreed to dedicate my druid to exclusively play alongside his priest through the Jade Forest.
As the week went on something unexpected happened. My priest friend went on leveling throughout the rest of the zone while I was logged off doing some IRL stuff. He became ‘That guy’ the one which he warned me not be become.
This resulted the rest of our scheduled playtime in one of us trying to catch up to the other.
I could not be more happy for him, the fact that he is going ahead of me in the content is a sign that I am not just enjoying this game because I am a Warcraft fanboy, but because this is a good game, with good quests and a good story.
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