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I created a draenei hunter. All of my friends had been telling me how great the World of Warcraft was and how we could rule our realm! Well, I logged in, and no one was on. I learned all about the beauty of the Isles of Azuremyst and Bloodmyst. Having made it to level 15, I found that my friends had still never logged in.

I called my friends. They claimed that real life had invaded; a WoW killer was taking up their free time. They were tired with all the changes in the game. Before you knew it, I was level 40. Someone was kind and bought me my first mount. My friends had barely logged in for over two months. Honestly, they never really logged on again on my server. That was four years ago.

With all my friends leaving, I left WoW, too. About a month later, I logged back on and found a guild that was willing to teach people like me to raid. Because of the guild, I was able to make several new real-life friends. Though the guild eventually disbanded, I am still friends with several of my former guildies.

Over the past few months, much has been said about Rift, real life, and the changes in the game. Several people have abandoned their friends and guildies with little to no information on what happened. No one likes to be abandoned, least of all by their friends.

Have you ever been abandoned by your friends in WoW? How did you respond?

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