Sunday, 26 February 2012


A friend of mine is ill; she has to have an operation.

This is a woman I have never met. She's heard my voice, I've never heard hers. I have no idea what she looks like. Or what her real name is. So yes, of course, she's a game friend. That makes her no less real, vital or important to me than any of the ones I physically see. Of course, all you here in a gaming community know this. But she's not part of this community (so please don't cast worried looks upon the womenfolk here). So I'm feeling slightly guilty about the amount of time I'm spending here, and how little time I've spent with her lately.

But, and I can't quite believe I'm quoting such trite stuff, I saw this yesterday and it's true in my case - good friends are like stars, you can't always see them but they are always there. I hope she knows that.

Apologies this is such a personal blogpost, but it is relevant to my understanding of what is meant by a gaming community.


  1. I don't think you need to apologise at all. I don't think our friendship became any more 'real', or 'meaningful' to me after we met. What affects you, affects me, as it would in any other friendship.

    Hope your friend gets better soon, and (to add to the triteness/tritety/triteishness) thanks for being such a great part of our community :)

  2. Agree with Alex. No matter how one meets once you have interacted with another person -via by face or online- a bond is formed and any bond is just as important as the next I hope she gets better soon. (And to add to the quotes) Friends are like good bras; hard to find, close to your heart and always there to support you :P Thanks for leading our crazy bunch that we call a gaming community