Remove Advertisements

WoW friends on Facebook

Invisusira's playground

Moderators: Aergis, Invisusira

What percentage of your friends on Facebook are people you know from WoW?

Zero - I don't like to mix the game with my real life.
10
11%
Less than 10% - There are very few people I want to share my real identity with.
28
31%
10-29% - I have some WoW friends listed, but Facebook is mainly made up with my RL friends and family.
23
25%
30-49% - The game is close to making up the bulk of my friends but I try and maintain a healthy balance.
3
3%
50-79% - I occasionally leave the basement to meet real people, but not very often.
5
5%
80-100% - The game is my life!
0
No votes
I have over a thousand friends, you really expect me to count them all?!
0
No votes
CBH
12
13%
What's Facebook? Oh, you mean that trendy thing I am the last person on the planet avoiding?
10
11%
 
Total votes : 91

Re: WoW friends on Facebook

Postby mew » Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:18 pm

The thing I have found facebook most useful for that you can't really do otherwise (unlike how you could just call someone instead of posting on their facebook wall) is finding old friends. Since you can search by name and just about everyone has facebook, you can look up people that you have lost contact with and are interested in reconnecting and talking to again.
ImageImage
User avatar
mew
 
Posts: 1903
Joined: Sat Sep 27, 2008 5:42 pm
Location: US

Re: WoW friends on Facebook

Postby Eaglestrike » Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:52 pm

I have about 60ish facebook friends (I took off all the people I "know" that I don't like/consider a friend a while back) and only about 10% of the people there are from WoW. But of the people I talk to on there it's mostly people from WoW, or a couple friends from FFXI. For instance a mere two people wished me happy birthday last year(on Facebook), both WoW buddies. Hmm, that probably makes me sound like a loser, oh well.
Eaglestrike
 
Posts: 423
Joined: Tue May 13, 2008 3:29 am

Re: WoW friends on Facebook

Postby Fivelives » Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:12 pm

We had rotary phones "back in the day". And if you wanted to walk around while you were on the phone, you had to buy extension cords for it. And that was plenty. Then cordless phones came out - and that was awesome, no more tripping over phone cords. I swore I'd never need anything else.

Then, I went to Europe and had to get a cell phone. Ok, cool, I thought, I'll never need a phone for anything but calling and texting. Now, I have a droid and it's like "OOH! Email! MUST. CHECK. NAO."

But I'm standing firm on the "social networking" trend.
- I'm not Jesus, but I can turn water into Kool-Aid.
- A Sergeant in motion outranks an officer who doesn't know what the hell is going on.
- A demolitions specialist at a flat run outranks everybody.
User avatar
Fivelives
 
Posts: 3108
Joined: Sat Feb 16, 2008 7:55 pm

Re: WoW friends on Facebook

Postby ulushnar » Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:17 am

I've got half my old guild on Facebook. Almost none of us play the game anymore and they live in different countries, but I'm damned if I'm going to let that stand in the way of friendships developed over the course of five years.
Be careful when you argue with trolls, lest you become one.
User avatar
ulushnar
Maintankadonor
 
Posts: 5442
Joined: Mon May 28, 2007 6:56 am
Location: Bollocks, Scotland

Re: WoW friends on Facebook

Postby Vanifae » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:34 am

Fivelives wrote:We had rotary phones "back in the day". And if you wanted to walk around while you were on the phone, you had to buy extension cords for it. And that was plenty. Then cordless phones came out - and that was awesome, no more tripping over phone cords. I swore I'd never need anything else.

Then, I went to Europe and had to get a cell phone. Ok, cool, I thought, I'll never need a phone for anything but calling and texting. Now, I have a droid and it's like "OOH! Email! MUST. CHECK. NAO."

But I'm standing firm on the "social networking" trend.

Hold the line.
This is why I'm a humorless feminist. Because rape jokes killed my sense of humor.
Minnerva wrote:if you act like a jerk then we push you away unless when born the girl got slapped around by her father.
User avatar
Vanifae
 
Posts: 7123
Joined: Mon Apr 23, 2007 12:36 am

Re: WoW friends on Facebook

Postby Brand » Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:55 am

To me it's kind of funny, since I started using Facebook because an old guildie of mine suggested it, and originally all of my friends were from WoW. Come to find out that most of my friends from back home (the Air Force spirited me away shortly after high school) are on Facebook and now they make up the vast majority of my friends list.
"I wonder if there's beer on the sun." - Zap Rowsdower
User avatar
Brand
 
Posts: 269
Joined: Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:05 am

Re: WoW friends on Facebook

Postby Rachmaninoff » Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:24 pm

mew wrote:(This isn't directed at anyone, it was just something I was reminded about when reading the thread)
I have trouble understanding why people like to keep such huge separations between various aspects of their social lives (and most people seem to do this). I understand the importance of separation of work and personal things, and I know I tend to be the weird one for being so open about things with everyone, but I don't see what the big importance is about hiding who you are from one social situation to the next.

I guess the most similar thing I have had is family life versus my nerd social life. I used to keep them separate because it was just easier that way, but then I stopped being so secretive about it and stopped hiding what my real hobbies are. If a relative asked me "How are you? What have you been up to?", instead of staying the usual "I'm good, same old stuff" I would be like "I'm really excited about this new costume I have been working on." Of course there are still some members of my family that I have to keep things secret from, but you know who you can tell things to and who you can't ("What? Why aren't you spending that time studying?!"), and for the most part I feel like family should be the people you can be yourself with.

I understand if people just, for whatever reason, don't want to mix the two social lives. But I guess what I don't understand is why so many people do it.


I used to keep myself separated from my wow friends and my RL/FB friends. It was only recently that we have started to connect. I have been playing with this group of people for about 3 years of my 4.5 years of playing that someone decided to make a FB group and I have added them.

My reasoning for holding off for so long is partially my shame of playing wow. My friends give me grief and my girlfriend hates that I play. But the other and primary reason is because I've never actually met them. To me that does make a bit of a difference. Sure I can talk to you via a video game, but thats it.

One thing I do agree, separation of work and FB. If you were to try to pull up my FB, you wouldn't see shit. Not even my face.

I also hate myself for having FB because it has become a place of ads, commercials, and personal data mining. The actual social impact of FB disturbs me. Anyone ever see the south park episode about FB?
User avatar
Rachmaninoff
 
Posts: 865
Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:33 am
Location: Connecticut

Re: WoW friends on Facebook

Postby anthony » Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:38 pm

I chose the less than 10% option, I like to have some guild members on Facebook in order to contact them if necessary and chat outside of WoW. That said I'm rarely on it anyway.
Chat-killer at your service.
User avatar
anthony
 
Posts: 2121
Joined: Sun Jun 15, 2008 4:17 am

Re: WoW friends on Facebook

Postby Arnock » Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:47 pm

I voted zero, if only because the handful of wow players that I have on my FB I already knew before I started playing.


To me, facebook is a convenient way to keep in touch with friends that you don't/can't see very often. I could take it or leave it, never was too big of a deal for me. I can't seem to understand the logic of having to check one's wall every few minutes, or spending large amounts of time just being "on facebook."
Image
Courage not of this earth in your eyes
Faith from far beyond lies deep inside
User avatar
Arnock
 
Posts: 3658
Joined: Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:36 pm
Location: Everywhere and nowhere

Re: WoW friends on Facebook

Postby Nikachelle » Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:31 am

anthony wrote:I chose the less than 10% option, I like to have some guild members on Facebook in order to contact them if necessary and chat outside of WoW. That said I'm rarely on it anyway.

And we like to post embarrassing things on your wall.
User avatar
Nikachelle
Maintankadonor
 
Posts: 11000
Joined: Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:39 am
Location: Toronto, Canada

Re: WoW friends on Facebook

Postby Skye1013 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:10 am

I picked the <10, and not because I'm a closet nerd... a majority of the people I know/work with all know that I play WoW, I just have never really been in a single guild long enough (for whatever various reasons) to have added more than a few of them. On the other hand, I have quite a few friends (on myspace, have looked up a few on facebook) from a MUD I used to play that was based off of V:tM. Having played that game from my freshman year in HS (graduated '02) until a year or so ago, I had made a good number of friends there, and felt comfortable adding them.
"me no gay, me friends gay, me no like you call me gay, you dumb dumb" -bldavis
"Here are the values that I stand for: I stand for honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you wanna be treated, and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values. That’s what I stand for." -Ellen Degeneres
"I'm not going to censor myself to comfort your ignorance." -Jon Stewart
Horde: Clopin Dylon Sharkbait Xiaman Metria Metapriest
Alliance: Schatze Aleks Deegee Baileyi Sotanaht Danfer Shazta Rawrsalot Roobyroo
User avatar
Skye1013
Maintankadonor
 
Posts: 3928
Joined: Tue May 18, 2010 5:47 am
Location: JBPH-Hickam, Hawaii

Re: WoW friends on Facebook

Postby Passionario » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:37 am

I don't have a Facebook account. Or a Twitter feed.

Then again, I also didn't have a Myspace account when everyone and their hamster made one.
Or, for that matter, a personal webpage on Geocities.
If you are not the flame, you're the fuel.
User avatar
Passionario
 
Posts: 3366
Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2007 2:52 am

Re: WoW friends on Facebook

Postby Invisusira » Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:22 pm

AHHH

HOLY SHIT GUYS

http://apps.facebook.com/robotunicorn/play.html
Image

IT'S ON FACEBOOK
User avatar
Invisusira
Moderator
 
Posts: 9021
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2007 6:23 pm
Location: alt-tabbed

Re: WoW friends on Facebook

Postby Sabindeus » Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:32 pm

wtf is facebook
Image
Turn In, an NPC interaction automator - http://wow.curse.com/downloads/wow-addo ... rn-in.aspx
User avatar
Sabindeus
Moderator
 
Posts: 10472
Joined: Mon May 14, 2007 9:24 am

Re: WoW friends on Facebook

Postby bldavis » Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:34 pm

its a horde device for planning the assasination of varian wrynn

im trying to get in on it to provide inside info for them.... um i mean.....
Image

Brekkie:Tanks are like shitty DPS. And healers are like REALLY distracted DPS
Amirya:Why yes, your penis is longer than his because you hit 30k dps in the first 10 seconds. But guess what? That raid boss has a dick bigger than your ego.
Flex:I don't make mistakes. I execute carefully planned strategic group wipes.
Levie:(in /g) It's weird, I have a collar and I dont know where I got it from, Worgen are kinky!
Levie:Drunk Lev goes and does what he pleases just to annoy sober Lev.
Sagara:You see, you need to *spread* the bun before you insert the hot dog.
User avatar
bldavis
 
Posts: 7347
Joined: Mon Sep 07, 2009 12:04 pm
Location: Searching for myself. If i get back before I return, please have me stop and wait for myself.

PreviousNext

Return to Arkham Asylum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


Remove Advertisements

Who is online

In total there is 1 user online :: 0 registered, 0 hidden and 1 guest (based on users active over the past 5 minutes)
Most users ever online was 380 on Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:28 pm

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest