Life Altering Moments
Nothing quite changes your life as much as getting married, having a child, or gaming. New love can consume your every thought. A baby makes you fall in love all over again despite barely sleeping, and then, there is gaming. If you are reading this article, you know that it is true. You become obsessed with shields and events and the next big update with the same intensity and devotion as researching your next car. This actually makes sense for a lot of avid gamers as you have probably bought the equivalent of a car on your gaming obsession. To get into the mind of a gamer, I’ve decided to delve into a day in the life of a World War Rising fanatic. Disclaimer: Like many of our favorite literary works, this is a tall tale, meant for entertainment purposes only. (Even if it does mirror your day to day.)
6:00 a.m.- The alarm goes off and you reach for your phone. Before both eyes are open, your fingers find their way to the WWR app and you absentmindedly log on. You double-check your shield and do a quick run-through of events to start or complete, finish buildings and knowledge, start new ones and give a quick good morning to your fellow alliance family members.
6:20 a.m.- Hop in the shower.
6:45 a.m.- Make coffee, log back onto the game. Scan the countryside for tiles to farm and troops to kill. Chat a little in Alliance Chat. Remind Region Chat how awesome you are. Kill the cc62 that just ported next to you for fun.
7:15 a.m.- Wish your alliance family a good day while brushing your teeth. Check one more time on events. Double-check your shield.
7:30 a.m.- Head out the door to work.
7:35 a.m. – Long stop at a red light. Check on Alliance Chat. Say hello again.
7:41 a.m.- Another long stop at a red light. Check Alliance Chat to see if you missed anything.
7:50 a.m.- Arrive at Work. Proceed to the office from the parking lot and get settled in. Log back on to WWR and tell everyone you made it to work safely despite the guy in the slow lane you really wanted to rally for not driving faster so you could get to work and back on the game. Apologize to your alliance for staying away for so long, but remind them it was his fault.
8:00 a.m.- Start working.
8:05 a.m.- Check the Clock to see how much time you have left of work.
9:15 a.m.- Remember to send out Alliance Mail about the RvR tonight. Write a sticky note.
10:03 a.m.- RALLY ALERT!!! YEEESSSS! Excuse yourself to the Restroom and proceed to kill mass quantities of troops while hiding in a stall. You wonder to yourself, “How many rallies can I get in before I will be missed?”
10:15 a.m.- After three rallies you realize you have pushed your bathroom time long enough and begrudgingly wash your hands and head back to the office where a co-worker asks if you are alright. “Spicy Dinner” is all you can reply to.
10:40 a.m.- “Did I reshield???” Log on under your desk and check shield.
11:47 a.m.- Bob walks by. He has a striking resemblance to Riggs. Even the mustache looks like Riggs despite the tie. It is a reminder that you need to reskill your Riggs hero tree.
12:30 p.m.- Finally! Lunch! You grab your phone and log on. You check events, upgrade some gear and combine your emblems. You chat with friends in Alliance chat and tell them all about your caesar salad that you are eating for lunch. You hop into Region chat and remind everyone again how amazing you and your alliance are. You say hi to a few people who are actually mildly decent despite the fact they are not in your alliance. Back in AC people are hunting for targets, so you begin to scan the map for the potential slaughter. Suzy Q found one! You try not to drool as the rally is set and you add your troops. BAM!! More dead troops. You check packs and find a good one with those merc tokens you have been waiting for and buy it. Ohh, but wait… There are some with the Ronin Mastery points you have been waiting for… Quickly check your bank account. You definitely could handle peanut butter and jelly for the rest of the month. You buy the second pack. You hit a few Syndicates and your alarm goes off. To your extreme dismay, lunch break is over. You check shield, tell your friends you will be back later and reluctantly log off.
1:00 p.m.- Back to Wor
1:46 p.m.- Did I shield?? Log on under your desk and check shield.
2:00 p.m.- Boss asks you to join a conference call with the management team. This reminds you of the alliance meeting from last night. Have we picked the new r4 yet?
3:05 p.m.- Can this day GET ANY LONGER?? Log on under the desk to check chat to make sure nothing major has occurred in the last two hours. Check the clock again.
3:50 p.m.- 10 minutes! You log on the game and tell your alliance you are wrapping things up and will be home soon.
4:00 p.m.- OMG FINALLY! Time to get off work. You grab your phone and run out the door. On the way to the car, you log on and inform your faithful friends you are on your way home and will be playing soon.
4:07 p.m.- Stoplight. Check Shield.
4:25 p.m.- Pull into grocery store begrudgingly. This is really taking away from your game time. Grab your shopping list and run up and down the aisles to throw things in the cart. Pause on aisle Two to talk to BraveMan232. Rundown a few more aisles and pause again to photograph your shopping cart and post on Line so your alliance knows why you are taking so long. Finish grabbing what you need and head to check out. In the checkout line log back onto the game. Say hi to Alliance. Inform them you are almost done. The cashier gives you a rude look as you type out the urgent message to your peeps. They must know where you are. He should totally understand.
4:40 p.m- Load groceries in the car. Rally alert!! Log onto the game as you fumble with your keys to unlock the door. Join rally as you slide into the driver’s seat. Put keys in the ignition. Join three more rallies while the ice cream melts in the backseat.
4:55 p.m.- Head back out on the road to home.
5:03 p.m.- Pull into the driveway. Log on to the game and inform everyone you are home. Grab the groceries and balance your phone in the other hand. Unlock the door and put the grocery bags on the counter. Check the game. Ooo! Collect VIP. Begin to unload groceries. Set phone on counter with the game open. Put the milk in the fridge. Glance at the game. Rally Pop Up!! Join rally while putting carrots in the crisper. Get a pan out to begin cooking. Hey! Look at this solo target! He is so dead. Burn the command center of the solo target. Say hello to the spouse that just walked in the door and tell them about the amazing rally you had to hide in the bathroom.
5:45 p.m.- Hurry through dinner. You have to keep your promise of no phones at the table.
6:30 p.m.- Kiss hubby goodbye. Lucky for you it’s boy’s night for him. Before the door clicks shut, log back onto the game as you head over to the couch. Check events. Do some upgrades. Chat in AC and tell everyone what you had for dinner. Remind them the kids will be home from college soon, so you might not be on as much in a week or two.
7:45 p.m.- Crank out some sit-ups while clicking out tasks.
8:00 p.m.- Hop on the treadmill. Server reset time. Check new events. Scan the kingdom for targets.
8:30 p.m.- sit on the floor and chat in AC. Hop back in Region chat and remind them how awesome you are. Make sure they realize your alliance is number one.
8:45 p.m.- Hop in the shower. It’s really convenient your phone is waterproof. Work on some research while shampooing.
9:15 p.m.- Go sit back on the couch to play some more. You really need to reskill that Riggs tree. Your brother calls. Send to voicemail. This tree is important. He calls back again so you answer and minimize so you can keep reskilling. You ask him how important he thinks Syndicate Outpost Attacking Troop Health is and repeats, “I asked what you were bringing to Christmas Dinner.” Some people just don’t get it. Finally, he gives up and you look happily at your new hero set up.
10:15 p.m.- Alarm goes off for bedtime. You can totally squeeze in a few more researches.
10:45 p.m.- Alarm goes off again. You tell yourself 20 more minutes and hit a few more Syndicates.
11:20 p.m.- It’s really important to test this new gear. Find a target. 20 more minutes won’t hurt.
12:03 a.m.- Take your phone to the bathroom to brush teeth. Tell your alliance you are going to bed.
12:15 a.m.- Climb in bed with hubby. Lights out. Finish up a few things on the game. Tell everyone good night. Check shield. Tell hubby good night and close your eyes.
12:18 a.m.- Did I shield?? Log back on the game and see shield in place. Since your on, you might as well start new research.
12:35 a.m.- Go to sleep.
3:16 a.m.- DID I SHIELD???
Player’s Lives in the Game
I hope you enjoyed this fictional adaptation of a day in the life of a gamer. It got me to wondering what players in WWR actually do to remain active playing when we all have such busy lives. So I asked the WWR Community some of the craziest places and situations they have played and here are what some of your fellow players had to say:
“I played WWR in a ball pit once” -Chrishero (RYZE)
“I had picked up my son from school and got scouted and subsequently rallied while sitting on the side of the road behind the school. My kids know the sound of scouting and attack notifications versus messenger and other notifications.” -AlyGirl (SeFi)
“I had to stop sharing adult time with my wife because I forgot to shield.” -spear (Rebl)
“I was down in Vegas this past August for a week with my wife, my parents, and some friends for the APA World Pool Championships held at Westgate. We were supposed to fly out on Thursday but got notice our flight had been canceled and rescheduled for a week later, which wasn’t going to work for us. We spent like 5 and a half hours making arrangements for new flights, etc. and work coverage and I kinda forgot about my base in the game for the day. We were looking for things to do and kill time and decided to try the High Roller Ferris Wheel and set out in line for the ride. As we were about halfway up the climb my line app started going off telling me I was being rallied. So instead of enjoying the Las Vegas strip four stories above ground and hotel tops, I’m in a mad scramble for a reception to get on the shield and brace for impact. At the apex of the ride, I was finally able to get on WWR and got my shield up before the second hit.” -Hodgie13NR (BBAN)
“I always buy internet on international flights specifically so I can play WWR. Whenever people walk by I pretend like I’m checking email.” -HappyWarrior (Kilz)
“I was on an 8-hour flight from Barcelona at 7:30 p.m. local time and arrived home at 10:30 p.m. I was trying to keep myself awake so I would sleep when I got home and save myself from jetlag. (I did stay awake, but the jetlag still sucked.) I think it was a prep event for RvR. We were rallying and I kept losing connection and would have to reset my wifi connection to reconnect to the plane’s wifi like every 30 minutes or so.” -Pixie (SeFi)
**SAFETY REMINDER- NEVER PLAY WHILE DRIVING OR OPERATING A MOVING VEHICLE**