Note: the author here is my GM, and the player in question is me, as I brave the strange new world of PvP.
I want to take a moment and really express how goddamn amazing everything is.
This morning I had a conversation with friends who live in Virginia and Florida about how best we can help a friend who lives in Britain play a video game better, and had more people from the Netherlands and other places jump into the conversation.
The conversation spanned about a half hour, and every bit of communication was held under the constraints of a maximum of 140 characters of text/numbers/etc., that every bit of dialogue was condensed to the purest form of mutual respect, adoration and a genuine willingness to help each other.
We come from different worlds, different generations of life; our lives are all in a number of different directions. Some of us are married, some have children, some are dating, some are single, some are collegiate educated, some barely finished high school, but take one moment to realize that we had a conversation spanning thousands of miles in every direction nigh instantaneously and realize, really get that the internet is fucking magic, a wonder even sci fi writers like Eddings, Gibson and Asimov had NO CLUE how to predict accurately.
This is probably why I like social media a lot, besides the whole “having a global audience for masturbation jokes” thing.