Away From Reality

December 30, 2011

AFR #163 – The old and the new

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Sometimes, the worst thing about WoW is the other people who play it. From the pug who rolls need on gear he’s already wearing to the guy in trade chat who just didn’t get the memo that the proper time for “anal” jokes is never, our fellow players can sometimes really wear on the nerves. At those times, it’s important to remember that sometimes the best thing about WoW is the other people who play it. As the old year comes to an end and the new year begins, join me in raising your glass in a toast to all the people who make our WoW lives better. Here’s a glass of the best holiday spirits:

To the guy in general chat who makes you laugh,

To the guildie who is always on time for raids,

To the friend who’s always up to go on a random with you,

To the pug tank who doesn’t let an add run free,

To the pug healer who keeps you alive, even when you step in the fire by accident,

To the pug dps who knows how to cc, switch to adds, and stay out of the fire,

To the guy who takes the time to explain the fights ahead of time,

To the person who won the roll for the gear you wanted, then traded it to you and said: “here, you need it more than I do,”

To everyone else in all of Azeroth who makes our time there better, awesomer, and more fun.

And from me, here’s a special toast to all of you who have read Away From Reality, to those of you who have added your comments to the discussion, to all of you who have linked to AFR on your own comics, blogs, and sites.

Happy new year!


  1. This. is. awesome.
    A very Happy New Year to you and yours! May all your loot be epic, and all your rolls be high!

    Comment by ayshela — December 31, 2011 @ 8:02 AM

  2. To all those who continue to entertain WoWfans outside of the game with witty, well-written, artistic and overall enjoyable content!

    We wish you a successful and happier new year than the last πŸ™‚

    (I particularly liked the third verse, oh an’ weel done fer successfully transcribin’ wir dwarvish ahccents)

    Comment by Cromdale — December 31, 2011 @ 7:19 PM

  3. Happy New Year’s, all!

    Comment by Moria — December 31, 2011 @ 8:05 PM

  4. Happy New Year from an AFR fan.

    Comment by Chivalric — January 1, 2012 @ 1:23 AM

  5. Happy New Year. May 2012 be full of blessings for us all. Like epic lootz, good friends, more AFR comics, and even Gord getting let off for his Greatfather Winter bull in china shop moment.

    Comment by Robert — January 1, 2012 @ 4:04 PM

  6. Thank you all for the New Year’s wishes! πŸ˜€

    Comment by wowafr — January 6, 2012 @ 1:40 PM

  7. Yep, sometimes people are the worst thing in WoW. But sometimes they are the best!

    Comment by Zy — January 8, 2012 @ 5:39 PM

  8. […] Part of my nostalgia for early WoW is separate from the game. I started playing during my last few years of grad school, when I was writing my dissertation. WoW offered a break from the long daily slog of research and writing. I also have fond memories of the tv shows I watched then, the meals that Eppu and I shared, the podcasts I listened to on the commute to and from my adjunct teaching job in the next state over, and other things that distracted me from the work. Also, fairly soon after starting to play, I joined up with a guild (a collection of players who shared an in-game chat channel and played some of the game’s harder content together), and some of my good memories are not so much of the game as of the friends I made through it. […]

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