As most gamers know, Diablo came out scant a week ago. All hail one of the greatest gaming franchises in history. Loyal fans have waited years if not a decade for this gem of a game to arrive so naturally the much anticipated game has garnered the attention of many far and wide.
While most gamers faithfully sit in front of their computer screens to beat out their fellow enthusiasts in a leveling, loots, gold, and sort, another group of people have sprung up. They are what I call gamer widows. They girlfriends, wives, boyfriends, husbands, etc who sit there pining away at loved ones gone into frenzy. It has once again stolen dinner times, date nights and all other activities except for gaming time.
I went out with my boyfriend and his friends this weekend for nachos and beers at a local pub they frequent and we go to when we are in town visiting the in laws. It was surprising to see how much of the topic of conversation always diverted back to the game. Now granted, I play the game as well. However, one of his friends brought along his girlfriend who was not a gamer by any means. It was interesting to watch her reaction to the topic of conversation. She is an amazing girl, and she is quite indulging when it comes to her boyfriend’s interests. But even someone as sweet tempered as her wrinkled her nose and showed a slight cringe when it came to the topic. I think that sometimes, as we are in relationships, we need to realize that our own personal needs are not all that we should be looking after. When we are in a group setting, there needs to be more topic than just what’s in.
Tho, I have to admit my view still stands. If you can’t beat them, join them! I started playing WoW because my boyfriend was itching to play again. I learned how to deal with gamers. If i want to spend time with him, sometimes it’s best not to argue and just log in. However, gamers, please remember your significent other as well! Take them out and spend time with them away from the screen! Makes a world of difference!
What hobbies does your significent other have that you wish they would calm down on? How do you deal with it?