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#1 May 11 2010 at 2:46 PM Rating: Decent
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Hi everyone, i live in Dallas TX, anyone live around here too? I would like to make some real life friends that play FF games too. Not just ff14 but maybe to hang out some times.
P.S i'm a Dude 23 Hispanic, Very friendly.
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#3 May 11 2010 at 3:47 PM Rating: Default
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Lol, seriously this isn't a dating site.
#4 May 11 2010 at 4:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Lol, seriously this isn't a dating site.


**** right! This is a community site! I dunno about you, OP, but we're here to interact with, chat with, and talk to. Where does meeting people have anything to do with community? Take that nonsense elsewhere! Smiley: lol
#5 May 11 2010 at 5:36 PM Rating: Good
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I'm was just trying to see if there where some people around Dallas Tx that play ff11 and are thinking on getting ff14. I'm not looking dating girls, just friends. Ya i know this isn't a dating site duhh. But is a site that a lot of people with the same interest come to information for ff14, well i'm looking for some friends that could be close so we can know each other in real life and play the freaking game together it comes out, is something wrong with that?
#6 May 11 2010 at 6:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Cguardinos wrote:
I'm was just trying to see if there where some people around Dallas Tx that play ff11 and are thinking on getting ff14. I'm not looking dating girls, just friends. Ya i know this isn't a dating site duhh. But is a site that a lot of people with the same interest come to information for ff14, well i'm looking for some friends that could be close so we can know each other in real life and play the freaking game together it comes out, is something wrong with that?


no, but people like to project their insecurities on other people. Plus for all we know you could be a serial killer (although highly unlikely i'm just saying). Maybe you could go to some different cyber cafe's in your area and meet some people, they will probably have similar interests as you and maybe you'll even meet a gamer chick.
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Cguardinos wrote:
I'm was just trying to see if there where some people around Dallas Tx that play ff11 and are thinking on getting ff14. I'm not looking dating girls, just friends. Ya i know this isn't a dating site duhh. But is a site that a lot of people with the same interest come to information for ff14, well i'm looking for some friends that could be close so we can know each other in real life and play the freaking game together it comes out, is something wrong with that?


It works better to meet people in the game, build up a repertoire, find out they are from the same area, and then try to meet up. Most people don't want to meet up with a random stranger when they know almost nothing about him/her.

You could play FFXI right now, and meet some people that will probably play FFXIV.

I really hope I'm not helping a serial killer/child molester/scammer by giving some basic advice on how building a friendship works.
#8 May 11 2010 at 6:22 PM Rating: Good
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maybe you'll even meet a gamer chick.


This would make my day.
Scratch that, this would make my life.
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#9 May 11 2010 at 6:47 PM Rating: Good
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maybe you'll even meet a gamer chick.


This would make my day.
Scratch that, this would make my life.



All the gamer chicks I know are married. Freakin' figures. Smiley: oyvey
#10 May 11 2010 at 11:02 PM Rating: Decent
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Doesn't every gamer dude want a gamer chick ;(. It's hard to find chicks that play MMOs on a college campus liked Purdue :o
#11 May 12 2010 at 12:07 AM Rating: Decent
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Doesn't every gamer dude want a gamer chick ;(. It's hard to find chicks that play MMOs on a college campus liked Purdue :o


i recommend, then, that you just develop a taste for boys. think of all those desperately single, socially awkward, unhygienic, jobless know-it-alls out there! there's got to be one who would lower his standards for you... tell them how big your sword is, and they couldn't help but fall for your mature charm.
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#12 May 12 2010 at 12:42 AM Rating: Decent
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What color are your eyes?

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You know, Nielsen puts the gender lines at a 60/40 split in the 25-54 demographic for World of Warcraft.
#14 May 12 2010 at 2:23 AM Rating: Decent
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My girlfriend is a gamer, but thus far we seem to have very different tastes in games. It actually kinda sucks because we haven't really found anything we enjoy playing together. Makes the whole having a gamer girlfriend thing seem like more of a novelty :/

Anyway, don't give the OP crap guys. Meeting strangers online is old hat nowadays. You just be smart about it-- meet in a public place, take your own vehicle, tell someone where you're going, etc. There are even guides if you're too much of a tard to figure out how to not get raped/kidnapped/axed. And it's not like he's giving off a creeper vibe.

I can understand wanting to meet people irl to play the game with... I would have enjoyed XI much more if I had, but nobody in my area was on my server. The game got a lot less fun when my brothers quit. I think getting to know people in the area is a good idea so when the game comes out you'll actually have some (gasp) real life friends, and you can make sure to get on the same server.

Plus it's Dallas. Surely there are some people here from Dallas. But you should probably put (Dallas) in the topic title, OP. Good luck to you.

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Maybe this conveys some ignorance on my part, but I'm going to take a stab that they're brown if he's Hispanic.

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#15 May 12 2010 at 4:21 AM Rating: Good
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Well my GF and I are moving to Austin, TX come late september and both plan on playing so if FFXIV doesnt make me a full on social outcast maybe we can meet up... but thats a big if because FFXI made me forget what the sun looked like since I worked nights.
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#16 May 12 2010 at 7:23 AM Rating: Decent
Cguardinos wrote:
I'm was just trying to see if there where some people around Dallas Tx that play ff11 and are thinking on getting ff14. I'm not looking dating girls, just friends. Ya i know this isn't a dating site duhh. But is a site that a lot of people with the same interest come to information for ff14, well i'm looking for some friends that could be close so we can know each other in real life and play the freaking game together it comes out, is something wrong with that?
I'm not anywhere near dallas, but if I where, I'd take you up on the offer. I'm not geographicly near any of my online friends, and can't exactly jet set right now.

It would be more gooder if I could pick out gamer online friends in advance based on where they lived.
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#17 May 12 2010 at 9:15 AM Rating: Default
Gamer chicks are not all fun and games. Imagine getting home after a tired day from work and your girlfriend/wife says to you "Hey honey, heat up a hot pocket cause i'm too busy playing <insert game here>."

Imagine what she'll look like after 10 years of that? How about that for the next 30 years?

#18 May 12 2010 at 9:17 AM Rating: Decent
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I would like a gamer chick, but she also has to be able to do other things besides game. I spend most of my free time on video games yes that's true, but I also like doing other things. I always set aside an hour to two hours every day to hit the gym cause I like MMA and lifting. And she also has to want to go out sometimes ya know? But mostly gaming ;)
#19 May 12 2010 at 10:18 AM Rating: Good
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As a female gamer, posts like the first in this thread give me the creeps. No offense to the op.

I think it's harder for guys to understand why some folks aren't interested in meeting people who have a mmo as their common factor. I've had more than my fair share of mmo weirdos leech onto me once they found out I was female. There have also been a few who started getting weird just when they suspected I was female.

Asking others who play (or will play) the same mmo as you to meet in person is only going to creep people out even more. And there really isn't anything you can do in person related to FFXIV that you can't do online. The only things you can do that are different are the things people want to avoid doing with complete strangers.

My suggestion: when the game comes out just enjoy it for it's online social aspect. If you're looking for more than that, check your local paper for social groups that may be of interest to you.
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As a female gamer, posts like the first in this thread give me the creeps. No offense to the op.

I think it's harder for guys to understand why some folks aren't interested in meeting people who have a mmo as their common factor. I've had more than my fair share of mmo weirdos leech onto me once they found out I was female. There have also been a few who started getting weird just when they suspected I was female.

Asking others who play (or will play) the same mmo as you to meet in person is only going to creep people out even more. And there really isn't anything you can do in person related to FFXIV that you can't do online. The only things you can do that are different are the things people want to avoid doing with complete strangers.

My suggestion: when the game comes out just enjoy it for it's online social aspect. If you're looking for more than that, check your local paper for social groups that may be of interest to you.


I'm also a female gamer and this post didn't give me the creeps at all. Maybe it's because I don't live anywhere near Texas? He did specifically say he wasn't looking for just "female" friends. I do agree, however, it's best to meet people you get along with ingame before deciding on meeting them irl.

In response to all the expectations for female gamers in this thread, I think you guys should all know we have the same problems as you. :P
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I thought OP was dandy, it's the responses that really get under my skin.
Nothing rolls out the welcome mat quite like your kindred hobbyists alternately ostracizing and objectifying you.

#23 May 12 2010 at 12:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Almalexia, My eyes are dark brown lol. what colors are yours?
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THANKS Kachi for understanding!
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Doesn't every gamer dude want a gamer chick ;(. It's hard to find chicks that play MMOs on a college campus liked Purdue :o


Dreaming of a wife who's obsessed with working / providing for the family, dumps the household & maybe a kid on me and let's me play my mmorpgs while she's out. Any other obsessions like neat freak / cleaning & cooking are welcome too.
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#26 May 12 2010 at 2:08 PM Rating: Good
To the OP:

The best way to get your RL friends to play the game with you is to buy them a copy of the game as a gift. I had an in-game friend that switched from FFXI to WoW and bought me a copy to persuade me. It worked for a bit but I lost interest.

#27 May 12 2010 at 2:55 PM Rating: Good
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if a girl even PLAYS FFXI. she is weird by default.


http://cdn0.knowyourmeme.com/i/25080/original/there-are-no-girls-on-the-internet.jpg



Firefly, you can tell us why you really don't think its that creepy, we won't get mad that you've been posing as a beautiful woman :P
#28 May 12 2010 at 3:05 PM Rating: Decent
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LMAO!!!!
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Cguardinos wrote:
My eyes are dark brown

I'll bet they taste terrible, then.

Would you like to meet somewhere?
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#30 May 12 2010 at 3:47 PM Rating: Good
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Cguardinos wrote:
My eyes are dark brown

I'll bet they taste terrible, then.

Would you like to meet somewhere?


Lmao... I see what you did there!
#31 May 12 2010 at 7:27 PM Rating: Decent
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if you realy want to find people who play XI and are in your area... not sure if it's still up or not but Faces of Vanadiel, don't remember the address but it shouldn't be hard to find :P , is a great resource. Though if Reaschua and Raekia are still in the system then it needs updateing hehe.
#32 May 13 2010 at 1:39 AM Rating: Decent
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try just going to your local game stores, get to know them they all have the same hobbies as you. TBH it'll be hard to just find a random stranger online who you have never interacted with and say "wanna meet up". If the do, dont show up :)
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#33 May 13 2010 at 5:00 AM Rating: Decent
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Gamer chicks are not all fun and games. Imagine getting home after a tired day from work and your girlfriend/wife says to you "Hey honey, heat up a hot pocket cause i'm too busy playing <insert game here>."

Imagine what she'll look like after 10 years of that? How about that for the next 30 years?


How is that any different for guys? I'm a gamer and I still stay in shape, and my girlfriend actually cooks meals, of the nutritive variety. ITT stereotypes by gamers, for gamers?

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Asking others who play (or will play) the same mmo as you to meet in person is only going to creep people out even more. And there really isn't anything you can do in person related to FFXIV that you can't do online. The only things you can do that are different are the things people want to avoid doing with complete strangers.


It's not healthy for your entire social life to occur ingame. It's good to go out with people and actually do things, people that you can connect with, talk to face to face, etc. Socializing ingame isn't the same as out of game. There are different psychosocial implications (healthier ones).


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#34 May 13 2010 at 9:35 AM Rating: Excellent
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The prospect of him being a serial axe murderer made my mind wander in a CSI Dallas kind of way... Like what would he be called? The FF killer? The MMO murderer? and if they used that last one wouldn't it get really confusing when talking about the MMO murderers M.O.

Oh well... I am done now. Just wanted to take you along the twisted little path my mind ventured down.

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totally cracked me up.

To the OP. Good luck with the hunt for like minded individuals to hang with... :)


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I suppose it could start out as a friendly encounter. Next thing you know you're in the pack of a pick-up truck dressed as Naja and only wish you were the one holding the mace.

I second stranger danger.
#36 May 23 2010 at 4:12 PM Rating: Decent
Hi Cguardinos. I think your post is great. I live around your area and would like to become friends. It would be great if you came to my house. Its in a really secluded area so there are no pesky neighbors to bother us. We could play games as loud as we want. You could scream at the top of your lungs and nobody would hear. It really suits my needs. Anyways, I could pick you up in my van. Its an old grey van with blacked out windows. It's because I don't like the sun in my eyes. My basement is full of neat stuff. I have video games and candy and a bunch of really cool magazines you might like. I'll make you my favorite drink, wine with 1/2 a cup of Nyquil. You'll really love it. But what I'd really like to show you is my prized collection of antique scented rags. I always let my new friends smell them. Now they're very delicate so I might have to hold them to your face for 5 to 10 seconds so you can smell them properly. After that everything will be right as rain. By the way Cguardian do you happen to know what a Kentucky Tracktor Puller or a Flaming Ashton is? Ahh.. nvm... We'll talk about all that good stuff when you get here. ^.- You can contact me through my email addresses listed below so we can meet up.

JeffreyDahmerdisciple@yahoo.com
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Iwearyourskin99@gmail.com

I'm really looking foward to meeting you. I think you'd make a great addition to my collection!! oopps mistype.. I meant a great addition to my collection of friends......
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#37 May 23 2010 at 6:44 PM Rating: Default
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LMFAO!


This thread is great, and STRANGER DANGER might be my new in-game name lol, hilarious!

Anywho, my wife is a gamerchick. FFXI was my first MMO and after seeing all of the laughs I was having, and covering for me in parties while I did dishes or cooked or w/e, she decided to make a mithra. It took her 4 years to get her blm to 75, but she was happy with that. Just before XI was released I told her that couples that played together, stayed together. Apparently she bit lol.

We met a couple that played that lived about an hour away from us. They came down to meet us and have been great friends ever since. They occasionally come down and stay for the weekend with their kids. That being said, if you want to meet people from a MMO its all good, just be sure that you meet somewhere public and others know where you are going.
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Ok people your'll acting stupid!! It was just a fu.cking...mistake i did by posting that crap there..so just leave it alone!! Anf forget about the whole shi.t!!
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Pretty much the only person in this thread who comes across as friendly or nice or worth going for a drink with in real life is the OP Cguardinos.

The rest of the thread is mostly taken up by people warning of creepy, psychotic, emotionally unstable web weirdos, yet that's how most of them come across.

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Pretty much the only person in this thread who comes across as friendly or nice or worth going for a drink with in real life is the OP Cguardinos.

The rest of the thread is mostly taken up by people warning of creepy, psychotic, emotionally unstable web weirdos, yet that's how most of them come across.


But I tried so hard :(

You are right though, the guy has taken it very well actually and does seem to be fairly level headed. I think I summed it up earlier when I mentioned how people like to project their insecurities on others. At the end of the day if he posted this on BG or some other less forgiving websites he would have been eaten alive.
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jtftaru wrote:
Pretty much the only person in this thread who comes across as friendly or nice or worth going for a drink with in real life is the OP Cguardinos.

The rest of the thread is mostly taken up by people warning of creepy, psychotic, emotionally unstable web weirdos, yet that's how most of them come across.


But I tried so hard :(

You are right though, the guy has taken it very well actually and does seem to be fairly level headed. I think I summed it up earlier when I mentioned how people like to project their insecurities on others. At the end of the day if he posted this on BG or some other less forgiving websites he would have been eaten alive.


If he'd posted this on BG I'd be warning him of stranger danger.
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