There’s nothing like getting to spend an evening with an old friend. One of my best and oldest friends, Orpsel, is the guy that introduced me to World of Warcraft. When I got in to raiding, I used to take my rig over to his place and we’d crack open a couple beers and complain about how awful Molten Core was going.
We met through work, bonded over video games first through Gamecube and Xbox then through WoW, movies, and have been through several jobs and significant others together. He even helped put me on the path to learning how to cook, because I used to be terrible at that. (I’ve melted chicken before.)
Over the years, we’ve had some falling outs, lived a few states and then nearly half the US apart, and while we no longer play the same faction and he plays more Diablo than WoW these days, we still find ourselves giggling and laughing about things from the game that brought us so close together.
He really got me in to the Lore behind the game as well. He’s part of the reason why the majority of our guild thinks I’m the Lore Nerd. Orpsel and I figured we’d give the Trivial Pursuit game a shot after dinner since I haven’t had a chance to try it out yet. Saffie has been a bit hesitant to try the Warcraft Trivial Pursuit since she feels she’s not that well versed on the Lore of the WoW Universe.
Since it came out in 2013, we worried that it would be a bit outdated, but we were pleasantly surprised how many questions that referred to Mists of Pandaria were in the game. It was a nice mix of the old school Vanilla bits as well which got us talking about things we missed and wanted to see again. I still kick myself for not finishing the Benediction/Anathama staff when I had all the pieces on Syiah. (They are still sitting in her bank, actually.) Seeing the king held on Alcaz island is another one. I was never high enough or had enough for a group to go scout the island, kill the hydras and naga, and see the imprisoned king that had been kidnapped before AQ opened and the King was moved. The Missing Diplomat was one of my favorite quest lines through Vanilla.
While the end of the game looks like it was a shut out, some of it was really easy, there were quite a few (especially in the Lore category) that we didn’t know. Many things we just got confused on. (Like the question about The Undercity. It asked a question about where the wording was about the original city, which would have been Lordaeron, but the answer wanted was Undercity. It was a bit confusing for both of us.) It certainly makes me want to read more of the books. From never having finished the original games (Curse you Power PC not being compatible with Mac anymore /shakes fist), I didn’t get much of the story about the War of the Ancients and the lead up to what World of Warcraft started out as. My Warcraft Archive book just popped up during unpacking. It might be time for another read.
I think next time we pop it out for a play, we’ll make a house rule that even if you get one right, it’s the next person’s turn. Going 15 times in a row just made me feel horribly unfair. I think we’ll also need a few more people, just for fun. 🙂