I’m very fortunate to be an honorary member of Frostwolves; I have a few low alts there and when I finally stop procrastinating I’ll have a few of my 90s over there as well. So a few months ago when Navi whispered me asking, if there was a guild meetup in Melbourne would I go, my answer was a resounding yes of course I would love to be there.
The meeting was yesterday at the crown complex in the middle of Melbourne. Normally there is a tram right from my front door to the crown which is fantastic but this weekend it was down due to track maintenance so I trained in. I love going into Melbourne, it wasn’t something I used to do much of, so I don’t know Melbourne that well, but since getting an internship with a company in the heart of the city I get to go 3 times a week now.
So I hopped a train and figured I’d be there about 10mins before we were due to meet up but google maps seriously overestimated the time it took to walk from the station to the complex and I got there 30 mins early, which wasn’t good for my nerves. On the train I had texted Navi saying I was getting so excited I could hardly breathe and the wait just made it worse. I kept peering at people wondering if they were also Frostwolves.
Eventually a group of people turned up and I thought I recognised Navi with them. I had seen a photo of her a few months ago from Blizzcon and she had 2 little kiddies with her and I knew she had a little boy and a girl (my detective skills were working overdrive!). I decided to inch closer and see if I could overhear wow talk. I heard Navi talk and realised this was her so I introduced myself and was so excited to be introduced to people whose names I recognised like Severus, Aza, Morz, Voros and Lushnek. HK was there but I didn’t realise he was also Aimei which was the toon name I knew the most from guild chat. There were a heap of people who turned up too like, Jazz, Nath, Sabrehawk, Lominari and Dragonray. I didn’t actually realise before hand just how far some people were going to travel – Morz came all the way from W.A for the meetup which was very cool
The photo is taken from Navi’s blog as she has done a cool job of putting in our toon faces. I don’t want to post my photos as some people might want to remain anomonous.
I was really excited to meet Dragonray as she writes over at Azerothian Life and I’ve exchanged blog comments back and forth a fair bit. It was even more exciting to realise she lives in Melbourne too so we’re going to try to organise a meet up over lunch or whatever we can squeeze in during our lunchtime in the city.
It was a great day. At the start I was a little worried I wouldn’t know what to talk to anyone as I don’t know them as well as they know each other but I shouldn’t have worried, a bunch of wow players in one place means there is plenty of things to talk about. I sat between Sev and Morz for ages, before I snuck off down to talk to Dragon, and they are both really lovely guys to chat to.
I was hoping to try to catch up with Navi again the next morning as they were touring the aquarium but I decided my budget probably wasn’t super flexible enough to stretch that far, downside of being a student with a limited funds I guess. But despite that, I had a fantastic day and I’m so glad I got to meet everyone.
Here is Dragonray‘s and Navi’s write-up of the day. It was a fantastic time and hopefully I’ll be around for the next Frostwolves meet up.