|Thank you, Blizzard....||April-26-2016 10:18 PM PDT (3 years ago)|
|I have fond memories of playing Blizzard games, most memorably playing Brood Wars in the Marine barracks back in 1998. A dear friend of mine and I would play for hours, he would play Protoss and I would always play Terran. We'd have rules set up, "OK, no attacking for 30 minutes so we can build our bases". I'd come up with any excuse that might give me the slightest chance of actually beating him, all while he would amass Protoss Carriers and I'd have no friggin clue how to counter.|
Time goes on, and those days are still fond to me. I chose to get out of the military, my buddy stayed in (he retires this year), and still we play your games. We attend Blizzcon every year, and we're just a huge fan of your work.
To the point of my post...
My daughter is now just about 12 years old, she loves your games (damn you for having pets for sale in WoW). I have recently started playing Diablo again, however this time I'm bringing her along for the journey, and I'm slowly bringing her through the storyline, taking my time so she can absorb the pure awesomeness of the story you have created. Tonight, we have just finished Act I (the Fall of Tyrael). I cannot express to you how much she is enjoying this. She's extremely engaged, asking me questions why Tyrael chose to descend, what's that book that Leah is holding, etc... Diablo has become a great bonding experience (yes, there are other ways to bond, so go flame somewhere else, trolls).
So, I then pulled out my copy of the "Book of Cain" that I got signed from Brom. I showed her, "I have a copy of that book...." I think she literally crapped her pants! I then told her to flip the the last page and "look, there's a sealed envelope that I have never opened in years"...
I'm going to let her open it, but she has to earn it first..... After she finishes Reaper of Souls, then I'll let her open it....
Either way, I'll stop ranting. I just want to say thank you, Blizzard. You've provided me literally close to two decades of enjoyment and this means so much more to me now that it's happening to my daughter.
Love all you guys (and gals)!
|Thank you, Blizzard....||April-27-2016 4:24 PM PDT (3 years ago)|
|As someone who grew up with a ton of father-daughter game time, she'll remember the moment she opens that envelope forever. :) I think you will too!|
I know you've written us a thank you, but I want to take a moment to thank you for taking the time to share your story with us. Games don't get made just because they're fun, or it's exciting, or a cool thing to do... but because they create personal connections, tell stories, bring people together, and live on as life-long memories. It's always a treat to hear some of those experiences.
Game on, and tell your daughter we wish her luck on her journey through Sanctuary!