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Blackguard
08-16-2005, 02:12 AM
<div></div>A women's magazine in Germany ("For Her") is interested in hearing the story of a couple that met in an online game and then fell in love in real life. If you met your sweetheart in EverQuest II and are now married happily ever after, let us know. We'll choose a couple and send their story/contact information to the magazine in Germany. They may want to contact you so please only send us your information if you are comfortable with pictures of you being printed and being interviewed for the magazine. Please send your story and contact info to [email protected] Thanks! <div></div>

Zilreed
08-16-2005, 02:48 AM
I did actually meet my husband in a roleplaying game, but it was on a MUDD and EQ2 wasn't even around then.  He was the one that got me to play EQ1 though and we will be celebrating our 3rd year anniversary this September.  We both play EQ2 though. ^^

WarShe
08-16-2005, 03:31 AM
<DIV> Met my now live in girl friend on EQ1 and we play EQ2 now, that close enough? lol we are very happy.</DIV>

Blackdog183
08-16-2005, 03:37 AM
<P>Yes, infact Menvra and Myself(Iceband) did meet in EQ2 and are now together.  We met right around level 21 or so, and Menvra is now 47 and im level 50, we spend all those levels/months together, and grew to love each other deeply.  I recently moved from my home in NH to Long Island, and we are now together.  We spent several months talking and playing, and towards the end talking on the phone many hours a day(trust me my phone bill reflected that.)</P> <P>Funny part of the story, Shes a pally and Im a Shadowknight hehe.  I will go ahead and send this to the email you listed Blackgard.</P>

Calthine
08-16-2005, 05:55 AM
<P>Not necessarily appropriate for the show, but my husband introduced me to EQ1 when we were dating.  I was rather anti-game, as RPG's were never ever my thing in any form.</P> <P>Long story short, he got me completely hooked before he proposed <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></P>

Kharp
08-16-2005, 06:01 AM
<div></div><div></div>My husband and I met in the City of Mist in EQ1, I can't even count how many times he had to run my little druid through Emerald Jungle because I could never find that silly zone-in-- We were married 2 years later.  I couldn't ask for a better soulmate IRL and in game /gush off.  We started characters in EQ2 together and still have a blast playing...we both have lvl 50 characters. This is a neat idea, I hope the article turns out beautifully <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> <div></div><p>Message Edited by Kharp on <span class=date_text>08-15-2005</span> <span class=time_text>07:53 PM</span>

KaoraAmnell
08-16-2005, 07:30 AM
<div></div>I met Seornia (my fiancee and soon to be wife) in EQ1 in 2002, she was in the same guild as me and we chatted up and hung out and overall became good friends over the next 2 years. There was attraction there but both of us were too afraid to admit it to the other, and the fact that we both had a relationship going made it impossible to tell the other of our feelings. We lost touch in EQ1 and through email after I quit EQ1 in early 2004. I started up EQ2 a week after release, started a guardian and played a bit but never really felt the same, so instead started an iksar monk(different name than I used in EQ1)..running through Blackburrow to help a friend with AQ , I saw a familiar name "Seornia", I said to myself "no way" and inspected her and sure enough it was her! I told her who I was and we were both floored of all the places to re-meet, it really felt like a small world. We chatted for hours and hours and hours and over the days and weeks I began to realize that she was the one for me and how everything has fallen in place was too much of a coincedence. We met IRL and things went even smoother, she is incredible and everything I could have ever hoped for. I know she feels the same for me. On May 8th 2005 I asked her to marry me and she said yes. We plan to marry Aug 22nd here in Canada (she is from FL) and keep playing EQ2 together. It's amazing what a "game" can do for people. <div></div><p>Message Edited by KaoraAmnell on <span class=date_text>08-15-2005</span> <span class=time_text>10:33 PM</span>

Zyphius
08-16-2005, 07:47 AM
<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> Blackguard wrote:<BR> A women's magazine in Germany ("For Her") is interested in hearing the story of a couple that met in an online game and then fell in love in real life. If you met your sweetheart in EverQuest II and are now married happily ever after, let us know. We'll choose a couple and send their story/contact information to the magazine in Germany. They may want to contact you so please only send us your information if you are comfortable with pictures of you being printed and being interviewed for the magazine. Please send your story and contact info to [email protected] Thanks!<BR> <BR> <HR> </BLOCKQUOTE><BR>If you met in<EM> EQ<STRONG><U><FONT color=#ff0000>2</FONT></U></STRONG></EM>, and are ALREADY married (less than a year mind you), then all I can say is "good luck!". Seems just a wee bit fast for me... Girlfriend/boyfriend is one thing... husband/wife, after not even knowing each other a year, seems a little fast...

RedRockCandy!
08-16-2005, 09:38 AM
<div></div>I tell my old EQOA guild master that I'm going to marry her, and by golly I'm going to get that one million dollar pre-req to do it! <div></div>

Ghedrain
08-16-2005, 12:29 PM
Hmmm...my husband and I met in real life and started dating, then found out that we were both avid eq1 players in our spare time.  This was before server transfers and I had to bite it and create a new character on his server.  Now we've been happily married five years and we have a 9 month old son.  <span>:smileyvery-happy:</span> <div></div>

Zilreed
08-16-2005, 01:56 PM
All these stories are so sweet and wonderful to hear about.  :smileyhappy:

Blackdog183
08-16-2005, 02:52 PM
<DIV>Menvra asked me to post this as SoE isnt sending her confimation email.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT face="Comic Sans MS">Its the truth I was up all night long playing with a healer friend from my old guild, when I met the most amazing man that I have ever met.<BR>We talked for a while, and said our goodnightes.  The next day I saw him and we grouped, and he told me he was a soldier, that just got out of the military, and that he had been hurt.  I asked him what was the most profound meaning to him as a soldier.  He told me these words "Sleep well in your bed under the blanket of freedom provided by the men and women who stand ready to do violence on your behalf."  My heart was so touched by those words, and the long conversation that carried on afterword's.  As a civilian, I thought my questions would be lame, dumb what?!? not really sure.  So, we said our goodbyes, and I thanked him for serving our country, and he said don't thank me, thank the soldiers still fighting, no soldier needs to be thanked, and that it is just his duty.  The next day, more and more conversations and a lot less action in game, I think we found our other group members very bored, but we weren't.  To make a very long story short, he came up to me and said "How could someone so Golden sweet be single."  As shy as I am, I wasn't ssurewhat to say, except thank you, but I ddon'tmeet anyone onon linethat was just one of my rules.  Well, he wasn't giving up, so one day, he told me, he has feeling for me, and wanted more than friendship.  At that time, I only knew him for about 3 weeks and I was very sweet about it and thanked him, and said that I would value his friendship, but nothing more.  Well, He was heartbroken, the tells never stopped, we talked all the time, and played eq2.  I found myself after many months in love with him.  You must understand that I don't fall in love easily, so this was quite a feat.  All along he was not shy, and always told me that he loved me.  I am much older than him, and felt that it would be the wiser to just walk away.  He felt the opposite.  So, love gave in, and I followed my heart, with fear and all.  When I told him that I loved him with all my heart, he cried, and said he loved me too and always loved me.  We spent all our time together, in game and on the phone, until the day he drove down from NH, to Long Island.  When he turned the corner, and saw me sitting outside waiting, I knew that I could spend the rest of my life with him.  There are no words to explain my love for him and how I feel about him, and the undying respect and honor for him.  I am a very lucky woman to have Iceband(Ryan) in my life.  He again as he did once before, asked me to marry him, and of course my answer was yes without a doubt.  If I could have screamed YES, YES, YES I would have.<BR>Iceband standing there with a beautiful ring, a teddy bear and roses, me all sleepy eyed(as he woke me up to this!) I think his love has added many years to my life, and I thank all the people of EQ2 for making this possible. If there was a perfect love, which I had stopped believing in a long time ago, we have that perfect love, that very few people know in their life time.</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT face="Comic Sans MS"></FONT></STRONG> </DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT face="Comic Sans MS"></FONT></STRONG> </DIV>

Ovidious
08-16-2005, 04:05 PM
<div></div><span><span><blockquote><hr>putergod wrote: <blockquote> <hr> Blackguard wrote: <div></div>A women's magazine in Germany ("For Her") is interested in hearing the story of a couple that met in an online game and then fell in love in real life. If you met your sweetheart in EverQuest II and are now married happily ever after, let us know. We'll choose a couple and send their story/contact information to the magazine in Germany. They may want to contact you so please only send us your information if you are comfortable with pictures of you being printed and being interviewed for the magazine. Please send your story and contact info to [email protected] Thanks! <div></div> <hr> </blockquote>If you met in<em> EQ<strong><u><font color="#ff0000">2</font></u></strong></em>, and are ALREADY married (less than a year mind you), then all I can say is "good luck!". Seems just a wee bit fast for me... Girlfriend/boyfriend is one thing... husband/wife, after not even knowing each other a year, seems a little fast... <div></div><hr></blockquote>Fast heh heh, I'll show you fast. Started dating my wife in mid-March and married her October 1st - That was in 1994. At the time I was 31 and tired of all the dating game stuff so I just decided to skip that part and get married. We now have a ten year old son who plays EQ2 and SWG and an 8 year old daughter that sometimes plays EQ2 (but she likes her Barbie games). If someone is right, time will not matter. It's just that you need to know that they are right for you.</span> </span><div></div>

Fern
08-16-2005, 04:07 PM
The game has been out less then a year.  A little quick for someone to meet and get married. <div></div>

Utumno_Spiritwi
08-16-2005, 05:17 PM
<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> Fernus wrote:<BR>The game has been out less then a year.  A little quick for someone to meet and get married.<BR><BR> <BR> <HR> </BLOCKQUOTE><BR> <DIV>My thoughts exactly.   SoE is only looking for FREE PR for EQ2 with this.  And they havent even thought through how bad it looks for someone to meet online and get married in real life in approximately 9 months!  They specifically said EQ2 so they are only interested in turning it into a way to promote EQ2.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Don't get me wrong.  I am not against online romance.  I myself met my wife playing a text based mud way before EQ1.  It was a PVP mud and we were on opposite sides.  In fact for a year or more she despised my character because he so effectively hunted her and her teammates.   But it took years before our relationship turned into a marriage.  By that time we were in middle of EQ1.  I completely support online relationships in this day an age its probably a much better medium to meet people before going out on dates.  That being said meeting someone to marriage in less than 9 months is a bit silly.  And Blackguard you should be ashamed for looking for a couple that you can turn into a PR tool like this to push EQ2 sales.</DIV>

Drackore
08-16-2005, 05:56 PM
<P>Why not just leave out the 2 and go with just EQ?</P> <P> </P> <P>I met my wife on the server forums for our old server in EQ1.  Frankly, we didn't really like each other that much either.  However we did get to talking and chatting through email and eventually I had to come back to the States for training (in military) and since it was close to her, decided we should meet just to say we met...have coffee or whatnot.</P> <P> </P> <P>Love at first sight.  We hooked up, started playing EQ1 together, joining the same guilds, and we event spent about a year planning the start of an EQ2 guild (major flop there, lol).  However we got married on November 14th, 2004 so we did get married after EQ2 launch. <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></P>

NiceLa
08-16-2005, 06:21 PM
  As Zilweed I met my fiance on a MUDD.  Funny thing was he was playing a girl and we chatted for 2 years or so and one thing led to another and we went from online friends to lovers in the span of about 6 years.  We are getting married this October.  We went from the MUDD to Everquest 1 to Everquest 2 and play side by side.  I never ever thought I would meet or even look online for a relationship, neither did he ..it just sort of happened. 

Eorendil
08-16-2005, 06:47 PM
Feh.  So many nay sayers.. I don't think Blackguard was speaking to any of you.  You don't need to bring your comments here.  Make another thread. As for love.. I'm of the opinion that when it's right it's right.  I dated my first wife for three years before I married her and she turned into a psycho hose-beast, manipulative, caniving, evil creature after that.  My current wife, with whom I have three children.... we started talking about being married after a month.  I gave her her wedding/engagement ring after 2 months and a year later we had a lovely Renaissance wedding at the local botanic garden. If you're out looking for it its one thing but if you're not.. it can blindside you and make itself very apperant.

TwistedFaith
08-16-2005, 07:03 PM
<blockquote><hr>Blackdog183 wrote:<DIV>Menvra asked me to post this as SoE isnt sending her confimation email.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT face="Comic Sans MS">Its the truth I was up all night long playing with a healer friend from my old guild, when I met the most amazing man that I have ever met.<BR>We talked for a while, and said our goodnightes.  The next day I saw him and we grouped, and he told me he was a soldier, that just got out of the military, and that he had been hurt.  I asked him what was the most profound meaning to him as a soldier.  He told me these words "Sleep well in your bed under the blanket of freedom provided by the men and women who stand ready to do violence on your behalf."  My heart was so touched by those words, and the long conversation that carried on afterword's.  As a civilian, I thought my questions would be lame, dumb what?!? not really sure.  So, we said our goodbyes, and I thanked him for serving our country, and he said don't thank me, thank the soldiers still fighting, no soldier needs to be thanked, and that it is just his duty.  The next day, more and more conversations and a lot less action in game, I think we found our other group members very bored, but we weren't.  To make a very long story short, he came up to me and said "How could someone so Golden sweet be single."  As shy as I am, I wasn't ssurewhat to say, except thank you, but I ddon'tmeet anyone onon linethat was just one of my rules.  Well, he wasn't giving up, so one day, he told me, he has feeling for me, and wanted more than friendship.  At that time, I only knew him for about 3 weeks and I was very sweet about it and thanked him, and said that I would value his friendship, but nothing more.  Well, He was heartbroken, the tells never stopped, we talked all the time, and played eq2.  I found myself after many months in love with him.  You must understand that I don't fall in love easily, so this was quite a feat.  All along he was not shy, and always told me that he loved me.  I am much older than him, and felt that it would be the wiser to just walk away.  He felt the opposite.  So, love gave in, and I followed my heart, with fear and all.  When I told him that I loved him with all my heart, he cried, and said he loved me too and always loved me.  We spent all our time together, in game and on the phone, until the day he drove down from NH, to Long Island.  When he turned the corner, and saw me sitting outside waiting, I knew that I could spend the rest of my life with him.  There are no words to explain my love for him and how I feel about him, and the undying respect and honor for him.  I am a very lucky woman to have Iceband(Ryan) in my life.  He again as he did once before, asked me to marry him, and of course my answer was yes without a doubt.  If I could have screamed YES, YES, YES I would have.<BR>Iceband standing there with a beautiful ring, a teddy bear and roses, me all sleepy eyed(as he woke me up to this!) I think his love has added many years to my life, and I thank all the people of EQ2 for making this possible. If there was a perfect love, which I had stopped believing in a long time ago, we have that perfect love, that very few people know in their life time.</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT face="Comic Sans MS"></FONT></STRONG> </DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT face="Comic Sans MS"></FONT></STRONG> </DIV><hr></blockquote>OMG as one of the most cynical people around, that even made me a bit emotional.Gratz to both of you <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

Thibor24
08-16-2005, 08:29 PM
<P>I met my wife on IRC in 94 way back before EQ.</P> <P>I was in Australia and she was in America. </P> <P>Weve now been married almost seven years and have a baby on the way.</P> <P> </P>

Vukota
08-16-2005, 09:05 PM
<DIV>How bout a story that covers all of the marriages that were wrecked by EQ lol</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV> </DIV>

Warl
08-16-2005, 10:11 PM
<DIV><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> Vukota wrote:<BR> <DIV>How bout a story that covers all of the marriages that were wrecked by EQ lol</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV> </DIV><BR> <HR> </BLOCKQUOTE>[Removed for Content] thats the best thing I heard all day!<BR></DIV>

Alteri_1
08-16-2005, 10:34 PM
I met my wife playing EQ1.  I had finally made it to lvl 20 or so, and was trying to get into HPH groups.  The first time I saw her paladin I bowed to her.  When she out leveled me, we talked in /tell when ever we could.  Things progressed, and we've now been married just over three years.  <span>:smileyhappy:</span> Though... I never did get that tomahawk...<span>:smileyvery-happy:</span> <div></div>

Faithes
08-16-2005, 11:01 PM
Awww!  Congrats Iceband and Menrva!!! <div></div>

TheRealDude
08-16-2005, 11:20 PM
<DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> Blackdog183 wrote:<BR> <DIV>Menvra asked me to post this as SoE isnt sending her confimation email.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT face="Comic Sans MS">Its the truth I was up all night long playing with a healer friend from my old guild, when I met the most amazing man that I have ever met.<BR>We talked for a while, and said our goodnightes.  The next day I saw him and we grouped, and he told me he was a soldier, that just got out of the military, and that he had been hurt.  I asked him what was the most profound meaning to him as a soldier.  He told me these words "Sleep well in your bed under the blanket of freedom provided by the men and women who stand ready to do violence on your behalf."  My heart was so touched by those words, and the long conversation that carried on afterword's.  As a civilian, I thought my questions would be lame, dumb what?!? not really sure.  So, we said our goodbyes, and I thanked him for serving our country, and he said don't thank me, thank the soldiers still fighting, no soldier needs to be thanked, and that it is just his duty.  The next day, more and more conversations and a lot less action in game, I think we found our other group members very bored, but we weren't.  To make a very long story short, he came up to me and said "How could someone so Golden sweet be single."  As shy as I am, I wasn't ssurewhat to say, except thank you, but I ddon'tmeet anyone onon linethat was just one of my rules.  Well, he wasn't giving up, so one day, he told me, he has feeling for me, and wanted more than friendship.  At that time, I only knew him for about 3 weeks and I was very sweet about it and thanked him, and said that I would value his friendship, but nothing more.  Well, He was heartbroken, the tells never stopped, we talked all the time, and played eq2.  I found myself after many months in love with him.  You must understand that I don't fall in love easily, so this was quite a feat.  All along he was not shy, and always told me that he loved me.  I am much older than him, and felt that it would be the wiser to just walk away.  He felt the opposite.  So, love gave in, and I followed my heart, with fear and all.  When I told him that I loved him with all my heart, he cried, and said he loved me too and always loved me.  We spent all our time together, in game and on the phone, until the day he drove down from NH, to Long Island.  When he turned the corner, and saw me sitting outside waiting, I knew that I could spend the rest of my life with him.  There are no words to explain my love for him and how I feel about him, and the undying respect and honor for him.  I am a very lucky woman to have Iceband(Ryan) in my life.  He again as he did once before, asked me to marry him, and of course my answer was yes without a doubt.  If I could have screamed YES, YES, YES I would have.<BR>Iceband standing there with a beautiful ring, a teddy bear and roses, me all sleepy eyed(as he woke me up to this!) I think his love has added many years to my life, and I thank all the people of EQ2 for making this possible. If there was a perfect love, which I had stopped believing in a long time ago, we have that perfect love, that very few people know in their life time.</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV> <HR> </DIV></BLOCKQUOTE></DIV>wow you even made me start getting teary eyed at work with that story ... and i almost never cry .... course im a guy so thats normal. <img src="/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

Harpax
08-17-2005, 12:19 AM
<DIV>I know plenty of people that met in EQ1 and are still together today.  Just because the game has only been out for 9-10 months doesn't mean relationships formed here won't stand the test of time.  I have a co-worker who married his wife after dating for 3 months, they've been together for 12 years and have 4 kids.  I have another co worker who married his wife that he had known since freshman year of college after being friends and dating for 10 years.  They split up a year and a half later.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Length of time has NOTHING to do with how successful a relationship is.  Communication, trust, and honesty do.</DIV>

Aolada
08-17-2005, 05:25 AM
<div><font color="#cc00ff" face="Arial" size="2">Iandidar (Thomas) and I met at the EQ1 Fan Faire in Orlando FL in 2001. I ended up going by myself, but luckily I lived in the area at the time. I had met some interesting folks in line waiting for my ticket, but we ended up splitting up after the ticket counter. I wandered over to a booth and tapped a gentleman on the shoulder. I figured he had long hair, and was probably approachable. I asked him, "Do you know where the free t-shirts are?"</font></div> <div><font color="#cc00ff"> </font></div> <div><font color="#cc00ff" face="Arial" size="2">At first he wasn't sure how what to say, so he pointed me in the right direction. From his point of view he was devastated that I had walked away and he didn't get a better opportunity to introduce himself. After retrieveing my T-Shirt I walked back over to the general area that he was in and tapped him on the shoulder again to thank him. Thomas, getting a second opprotunity didn't hesitate. He and I began talking about what servers we played on, the characters we played, and then another player approached me. (to set the scene: I dressed up like I was going to a club- I wanted to prove pretty women played games too!)</font></div> <div><font color="#cc00ff"> </font></div> <div><font color="#cc00ff" face="Arial" size="2">He looked at me from head to toes and back, and then in a very heavy, drawn out, southern accent, "I didn't know perty girls like yew played EverQuest!" (Point proven.... I guess) <span>:smileywink:</span> </font></div> <div><font color="#cc00ff"> </font></div> <div><font color="#cc00ff" face="Arial" size="2">Thomas looked from this guy to me, and asked if he could buy me a drink. We spent the night wandering around,a nd eventually settled in outside where we could talk, and have a few drinks without it being too noisy. Thomas introduced me to his friends the next day, and we spent the entire weekend going to events at Fan Faire together.</font></div> <div><font color="#cc00ff"> </font></div> <div><font color="#cc00ff" face="Arial" size="2">We've been together ever since.</font></div> <div></div>

Zyphius
08-17-2005, 07:43 PM
<P>Ok... for all those talking about "I married my wife after dating for 3 months".. fine.. I married my ex-wife after dating for a few months. However, I KNEW her much longer. I have met, and dated, and on even a couple occasions, fell in love with someone online. But, it it goes in steps, for those not psychotic. You "meet" online. You talk for a while. Then you take it offline, phone primarily, then you meet in person. At that point you can "officialy" start dating. Then you learn if you are TRULY compatible IN PERSON and get married. Seems kind of fast to do all that in 9 months... and that is IF you started playing the DAY EQ2 came out.</P> <P>And about the EQ1 wrecking marriages... I've witnessed that! (not mine, I didn't play EQ1)</P>

Blackdog183
08-18-2005, 02:12 PM
<P>Once again this is from Menvra, as her confimation email still hasnt arrived*cough Blackguard cough*:</P> <P> </P> <P><BR> </P> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> TheRealDude wrote:<BR> <DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE> <DIV><STRONG><FONT face="Comic Sans MS"></FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV>,>>>>wow you even made me start getting teary eyed at work with that story ... and i almost never cry .... course im a guy so thats normal. <img src="/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />,<<<<<BR> <HR> </DIV></BLOCKQUOTE></DIV></BLOCKQUOTE> <P>Hi, RealDude </P> <P>Thank You for your sweet coments. The entire story would of taken too long for a forum post, Iceband also saved me from an abusive situation, you see long story!  I am touched that my post was heartfully felt by you. I wish you were on Toxxulia server, so then Iceband and I can meet people like yourself. I am ver picky in-game who I grp with..I made some friendships that will also last forever..I guess in many ways I am lucky to have not met anyone crazy..LOL</P> <P>I am new to posting in game forums..so excuse any dumb things I might write.<img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />))</P> <P>Peace From </P> <P>Menvra<img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />)<BR></P>

Blackdog183
08-18-2005, 02:33 PM
<P>Menvra again--- Iceband's sleeping.</P> <P> </P> <DIV>>>Awww!  Congrats Iceband and Menrva!!! <<<</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Hey Faithes,</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Thank you very much. I am still amazed myself, cuz of how I am with online people and the whole love thing with strangers, always make me run really fast-----> Real Fast!!!! LOL Iceband was different in so many ways and cuz of him he made my dream of the perfect man become a true reality. That was not easy with a girl like me. LOL</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Peace From<BR> Menvra<img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />))</DIV>

Ertoo
08-18-2005, 10:58 PM
<span><blockquote><hr>Utumno_Spiritwind wrote: <blockquote> <hr> Fernus wrote:The game has been out less then a year.  A little quick for someone to meet and get married. <div></div> <hr> </blockquote> <div>My thoughts exactly.   SoE is only looking for FREE PR for EQ2 with this.  And they havent even thought through how bad it looks for someone to meet online and get married in real life in approximately 9 months!  They specifically said EQ2 so they are only interested in turning it into a way to promote EQ2.</div> <div> </div> <div>That being said meeting someone to marriage in less than 9 months is a bit silly.  <font color="#ff0000">And Blackguard you should be ashamed for looking for a couple that you can turn into a PR tool like this to push EQ2 sales</font>.</div><hr></blockquote> Pardon me for saying so, but who are you people to judge other peoples relationships?  If two people meet, and the chemistry is right, then by all means they should get married (be it 9 months or 9 days...who are we to judge?). As for the free PR for EQ2....so what?  If people aren't ok with their relationships being used for EQ2 publicity, I don't see anyone pointing a gun to their heads.  Personally, I think it's a great idea and reading all these stories has made my day.  If some part of my life could be used for free PR for SOE...it's no skin off my nose.  I'm all for it! BTW, I'm quite sure that the idea isn't entirely up to Blackguard alone, so telling him he should be ashamed is just completely childish. </span><div></div>

Perzephone
08-19-2005, 10:47 AM
<P>Well I met my ex bf on here well maily Eq1, it was a lil over a year relationship that I thought would turn out to be a long blissfull kind. I was wrong, : but since then I had a friend who I been friends with awhile before I met my ex. My friend who is now the guy I am seeing <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> was there for me the entire time I was heartbroken. You may say that he was trying to take advantage of the fat I was vularable and such. So not true! He & I just started to like each other alot, we talked everyday and grouped alot in EQ2.</P> <P>So long story short, we started dating and went to FF together <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> I even made a alt on his server to play and be with him before FF and not to long ago I just transfered my Main to be with him and the rest of the guild <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />  I am happy that we are together and no this is not a rebound relationship, since its lasted for over 3 months now <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> </P> <DIV>also we did meet at FF 04 and that is how we became good friends before we got together <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></DIV>

Aolada
08-20-2005, 05:02 PM
<font color="#cc33ff">I never got a confirmation eMail after submitting mine either...................</font><font color="#cc33ff"> </font><font color="#cc33ff"> </font><font color="#cc33ff">In any case, I forgot to add that we're getting married Oct 22nd this year.</font> <div></div>

PontyEar
08-26-2005, 08:45 AM
Grats to all of you already married and those who are ready to step on this bright path of .... well... Just grats!!  <img src="/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> lol It's nice to hear all these stories, cause I met my wife in Realm Online. And we got married few monthes after. It's not that we simply got married, I've even moved over the ocean just to be with her... <img src="/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> Women are worth it.... sometimes <img src="/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />. <div></div>

ellenaad
08-26-2005, 09:02 PM
<DIV>maybe why they said EQ2 wasn't only a promotional thing...so many people HAVE met over EQ one.  I mean, I met my now significant other on EQ1...after a lot of confusion and a lot of tough luck, we are now leaving together going to school and preparing to make a future for ourselves.  Who knew that on a simple day in Felewithe one year ago, a little elf named Fanadenye would be baking and that another elf named Kyokin would come along and not only steal the characters heart...but mine as well?  I guess the funny thing about it is that my significant other and I are nothing like our characters and got annoyed by each other's characters......so, may I reinstate now that I've just been random and told my story (I just had to) perhaps they don't want EQ 1 because there is a vast number?</DIV>

Sar
08-27-2005, 03:50 PM
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Parker01
09-06-2005, 09:00 PM
Bit of a tangent here, but I am not so sure that the time you know someone positively correlates with time married.  My grandparents got married exactly 30 days after they met each other.  Everyone from both sides of their family criticized them.  They were married 45 years after they met, until my grandfather passed, and were happily married, too.

quietl
09-07-2005, 06:43 PM
<DIV> My daughter and son in law met in EQ1, they have married for a year now (still newlyweds as he was deployed to Iraq for a year) and they are still gaming in EQ2 as a couple. </DIV>

Krelfeari
09-07-2005, 11:41 PM
<DIV>might take a while to get the email cause it might have to get approved by the magazine as well...or something like that...BUT GREAT STORIES GUYS!!</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Makes me hopeful ingame but then every girl I see I start to talk with and then a couple hours later when they ask my RL name and I say Albert they laugh and I ask what theirs is and they say John and I'm like uh.....u mean Joan or...and there like No, I maen John, I'm a dude. Then I cry lol.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>But congrats for everyone who has "lived the dream" haha! way to go!</DIV>

foolscotto
09-12-2005, 08:48 PM
umm, i hooked up with a guildmember from EQ, she lived over 1200 miles away. we didnt exactly get married, she was b-ugly, but since she drove so far i had to give her downtime. germans probably dont wanna hear about that.... <div></div>

Colossaltitan
09-13-2005, 07:32 PM
<DIV>Great stories all, congrats to you <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />. Iceband's story has my vote btw!!</DIV>

Zoobecca
09-16-2005, 01:08 AM
I also agree that EQ II is a bit young yet for the marriages you see from EQ I. That being said....I have friends who met (he in the UK, she in the US) who met on EQ I and are now married. But then their are my friends from the UK who met in EQ I, divorced their spouses and then got married. Zoo <div></div>

Fire&ice
09-20-2005, 08:10 PM
<DIV>My husband and I met thru EQ1 and after a few years of long distance friendship we got together and finally got married about a year and a half ago. Now we are expecting our first little bundle of joy in March :smileywink:. All I can say is that if it weren't for EQ1 we wouldn't be where we are now :smileyvery-happy: (ya I know it isn't a cute EQ2 romance story, but hey we moved on to play EQ2 together as well :smileytongue: )</DIV>

mazzy
09-22-2005, 10:55 AM
<P>i met my husband in a yahoo chat room "love stinks" on  a dark period of my life where i seen no purpose anymore,  he kept me active and talking thru most of the night, and the yahoo endless chats followed for 1 month. one day i came home and  got that wonderful (you have mail) and found a card in there from him, needless to say i was crying as i picked up my jaw from the floor! he drove from his state to mine (mind you) we never laid eyes on each other till that moment, the next thing i knew we were heading back to his state to pack his things..<img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></P> <P>finaly settled in my apartment he started playing this game ( everquest) i had never heard of it ( boy i hated that game), low and behold real life stepped in and he made me make a character in everquest as a way of mourning and remeberance of a child i lost..thats all it took and i was hooked!</P> <P>we were married 3 months after the intial first night in yahoo and celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary next month..and we both still play, he left eq1 for eq2, i can neve leave eq1 so i balance both..<img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> or try.</P> <P>time truly has no bearing on how your heart feels, when you know its right, the rest really doesnt matter on how, when, why, just that you were lucky enough to finaly be there..</P>

Bybl
09-28-2005, 12:35 AM
How about the exact oposite....my wife left me for a guy she met in EQ!

Meinen
10-05-2005, 05:24 PM
wonderful stories... i used to work in a computer store and there was a couple of girls that came in looking to get better gaming machines for the soon to be released: EQ2 ( <span>:smileyvery-happy:</span> ).  well,  they were pretty nasty looking, not into the fuglies, so i pretty much have a preconcieved notion that all women that play are going to be fuglies.  Plus, i am not that social in game and never group outside my guildmates.  I have met 1girl IRL that would even consider playing a video game, Guild Wars, but she turned out to be a waste.  If i could find a woman that enjoyed playing as much as i do, that would be fantastic, but you know that saying about wish in 1 hand...<span>:smileywink:</span> Good luck to all those that have been fortunate enough to find love in EQ games.  Maybe i should start an EQ2 dating site....hmmmm <div></div>

VizP
10-12-2005, 01:36 AM
I think there will be a lot more situations like this in the coming years in EQ 2 - its great for those that have found a sweetheart in the one year EQ 2 has been up but hopefully it will be around for quite a few years to come thus bringing in lots of stories like the original EQ did of couples meeting in game and clicking in real life. People laugh at the idea of couples meeting in a game such as this but you gotta wonder whats so strange about it - this game is still a virtual area and much like any place where one can meet another - the only difference being that the superficial 'physical' aspect is left out which is a plus - and if the pair like each other and exshange pics relatively early on when its clearly interest is more than just ingame and are not finding themselves in a situation where they are unattracted completely physically to the other person - well then you have a very special thing.. so much intimate time online available and lots of time to get to know the other person. I predict this trend will just get stronger as more and more people get involved in MMOs and start meeting people from all sorts of backgrounds <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> <div></div>

Feaw
10-13-2005, 05:24 AM
<DIV><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> Fernus wrote:<BR>The game has been out less then a year.  A little quick for someone to meet and get married.<BR><BR> <BR> <HR> </BLOCKQUOTE><BR>I agree there its a little soon</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>My bf and I met online and I introduced him to EQ1.   Once we started playing together we had to be together all the time so after a year of dragging me up to his place several towns away several times a week and very high long distance bills, I moved in with him and its the happiest relationship Ive ever had.   We have been together 3 years now and lived together for 2.    If you spend your recreational time with your significan other then it helps to bond the relationship.   </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>This doesnt of course meet the criteria but sense there seems to be a story swapping hijack going here ... LOL  :smileytongue:</DIV>

soluran
10-19-2005, 12:16 AM
<DIV>I was a level 14 mage in eq1 running around Oasis bored /shouting for a wife of all things.  You know, the stupid 14 magician seeks wife, must enjoy long walks on the beach, killing monsters, blah blah blah.  There was a 15 enchanter in the zone as well who in her /ooc comments thought I was a complete dork.  Low and behold, I get invited to a group and there she is.  Well, after lots of teasing and picking on me, we actually had a great time playing.  After several more days of meeting and playing constantly, we ended up forming a solid friendship that carried us into the same guilds and playing together for more than a year straight.  After marrying her ranger to my mage in EQ1, I moved to New York city to be with her and we have now been dating for two years and are now engaged to be married and are continuing to play in EQ2.  </DIV>

Wooddiee
10-22-2005, 07:40 PM
<P></P> <p>Message Edited by Wooddiee on <span class=date_text>10-27-2005</span> <span class=time_text>08:20 AM</span>

Wulena
10-28-2005, 08:13 PM
<DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#cc0066>I met Solastir in EQ1 in old Najena.  A friend of mine invited me to join a grp she was in and when I did there he was. We didn't hit it off right at first, in fact I thought he was arrogant and down right pushy at first.  Every zone I went to play in for weeks after that there he was inviting  me to play with him and his cleric (in game brother) friend.  His so-called arrogance turned soft and he started to talk to me more and more. He then wanted a relationship with me in game and was not to keen on this idea as I was just coming out of a bad marriage IRL and I wasn't sure how I felt about it. So I told him lets just take it slow.  Within a few months we were married in game and talking daily in game and eventually on the phone.  I met him for the first time in Oct 2002 and we agreed that this was something we wanted to pursue IRL.  I moved in with him in March 2003, we got married June 2003 and our Beautiful lil baby girl was born Jan 2004 (you do the math hehe). We are very happy with our blended families (I have 2 kids, boy and girl and he has 2  kids, both girls, plus baby makes 5)  I will not say there aren't  bad days with all the estrogen in the house, but we make the best of it, one day at a time.   We don't play EQ1 anymore as we found EQ2 more appealing.  We recreated our EQ1 toons in EQ2 (solastir and wulena) and  have fun all the time.  </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#cc0066></FONT> </DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#cc0066></FONT> </DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#cc0066>Jillian Darkhaart</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#cc0066>53 Illusionist</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#cc0066>Knights of Qeynos</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#cc0066>Antonia Bayle server</FONT></DIV></DIV>