I had an epiphany while playing The Secret Wars: World of Warcraft.
I had played it just a few weeks before.
My life was good.
I had no problems whatsoever.
In fact, I was enjoying my gaming life.
I was also enjoying my relationship with my girlfriend.
My friends and family were all nice and supportive.
I wasn’t the least bit bothered by it all.
I mean, I’d played the game since the release of its first expansion in 2011, the World of Warships.
The game was pretty popular at the time.
The new expansion was called Warlords of Draenor.
It added a whole new dimension to the game, including a massive new raid.
The raid itself felt like a sequel to the original game’s raid.
This new raid was much more challenging and exciting than the previous one.
I felt like I was in the Matrix for the first time.
The thing that struck me the most about the new raid is the fact that it took place in Draenors, not some random realm, or even some random dungeon, but in a very real Draenorian world.
This was very different from the fantasy worlds of most of the fantasy gaming worlds I’d ever been to.
I remember thinking that the raid was something out of a science fiction movie or video game.
I remembered being impressed by the fact the raid would be in a Draenori dungeon, the Draenorians, but it was also like a science fictional movie.
I didn’t understand why they’d put it in a real world Draenora.
I guess this was a way of keeping the raid from feeling like the raid had been set up by some faceless, faceless corporation that just wanted to cash in on the craze.
I was just happy that my girlfriend and I could have this adventure.
The other two people in our relationship didn’t really care much for the raid.
My girlfriend was kind of a big gamer herself.
She liked to play all the games and RPGs.
So she and I went through the raid and then we were like, “Okay, so that was the raid for the night.”
So we were both very happy, and then she came back and she was like, I think it was like 10:30 at night, I’m not sure.
She’s like, Well, it’s probably a good thing because we were so exhausted.
She was like okay, let’s get some sleep.
We were like alright, let me get ready for bed.
So we went to bed.
I’m in my room at work and she’s at her desk, and she just stares at me like I’m some weirdo.
And then she comes into the room, and I’m like, What is it?
She says, Well it’s my boss.
I say, Why are you staring at me?
She’s like You’re not my boss?
So I said, No, but you know, I just love this game and this world and these characters and the world has such a big, big lore.
And she’s like yeah, but that’s not what’s important.
She said, It’s the raid, and it’s about the Draenei.
She says you know what, it just feels like we’re getting to know our Draenas.
She’s very protective of them.
So the raid is like, The Draenei have gone rogue.
And we’ve got a group of Draenei, the first Draenari ever.
And they’ve been attacking the Draenic encampments.
And now the Draeni are trying to retake the Draead.
And then we have a huge fight that ends with them all dying, and they’re all dead.
And this is the story of how they’re trying to reclaim the Draei.
It’s a huge, huge story.
But we have this huge party of Draeans.
And I was like oh, we have Draeads.
And all of a sudden, I got the impression that they’re Draenar.
And this is how they get their name, the Druids of Draenum.
So the Draean word for the Druid is Draen.
And that was how I was able to play the raid because it was the Draeny word for Druids.
And it made sense.
I mean, there was something about Draenarin that felt like this Draenan word for druids.
The Draenians were a very specific type of people.
They were very particular in the way they lived.
They’re sort of like, They are Draenarians.
They live a very strict lifestyle.
They don’t even like to think about what they do for a living.
And there’s a kind of sort of sort-of cult of them, which is basically a religious cult.
I think they have a pretty strong sense of duty.
They don’t really give a shit about the rules. They