Guide : How to manage having a wife and playing a MMORPG
Playing a MMORPG takes time. On this, we all agree. Having a wife also takes time. We still agree.
Now what to do if you are a MMORPG player and are also married? Admit that you have no idea! Let me tell you...
Some of you that are a bit too idealistic will say there is nothing to change, we just have to take all the time we want for both. Big mistake. This is neglecting that we only have 24 hours in one day and that it's simply impossible for a human being like you and me (espescially like me) to satisfy both your wife and your MMORPG.
Before going farther, let's give clear definitions in order to make the difference between a wife and a MMORPG.
1- MMORPG : fun thing, that provides you with a lot of emotions and great pleasure.
2- Wife : fun thing, that provides you with a lot of emotions and great pleasure.
Already, we're in a dead end. How to make the difference? Try this simple trick: ask to both your wife and your MMORPG to bring you a spaghetti with meat balls. Chances are that the one who'll bring you the spaghetti within the hour is your wife. The other one is certainly your MMORPG.
Some stupid people will pretend that there are some wives who can not cook a spaghetti with meat balls. Ridiculous. Don't make me lose my time with such stupid affirmations.
Now that we're done with the definitions, let's get to the point and explain how you can manage both your wife and your MMORPG. This is where it gets difficult. Even if we know we are true males and that we are proud to have ancestors that were killing mammouths, let's admit it: a wife is much harder to tame than a mammouth. Try to say to your wife that "NO I can't spend time with you tonight I have a raid to make on my game". The only raid you'll do is at the hospital.
Now let me explain you the way of negotiation:
1- Strong negotiation : This one can only work if you are big and strong and if your wife is NOT an ex-military.
Roy : DARLING I GOT 2 WORDS TO SAY TO YOU
Chick : What is it my dear?
Roy : Tonight I got an alliance, big fight to do and EVERYONE
counts on me to be there, if not the alliance will be a failure.
Chick : But you promised to watch the movie with me!
Roy : NO DISCUSSION WOMAN! The fate of the world is in my hands!
Chick : Are you sure? (she makes those eyes...)
Roy : BACK OFF!! My chocobo is waiting for me!
Advantage: You're clearly showing who has the balls in the couple.
Disadvantage: Maybe it's not you who has the balls after all.
2- "Compliment" negotiation
This one is really dangerous. Don't forget that wives are much more subtle then we can be and you're risking a big penalty if your wife sees the trap.
Roy : Darling..
Chick : Yes, my dear?
Roy : Your hair are beautiful that way.
Chick : Oh yeah, you really think it's making me more pretty?
Roy : ABSOLUTELY!!! You're almost like the ones we see in the magazines.
Chick : Oh you're so romantic. Ok, I allow you to sit in front of your computer instead of coming with me to see mom.
Advantage : Very easy on wives who worry about their physical appearance.
Disadvantage : You'll have to remain an ***-licker for the rest of your life.
3- Handkerchief negotiation
Really simple. You only have to find a handkerchief and apply chloroform on it:
Roy : Darling, could you come here please.
Chick : Yes, what is AAAHHHHH Mblmblmbbblbm... Zzzzzzzzzz...
Advantage : Depending on your wife metabolism, you'll probably have a few hours to play without being disturbed.
Disadvantage : if your father-in-law is judge, you're in troubles.
4- Religious negotiation
Note: Only works on wives that believe in God.
Roy : Darling, God spoke with me this afternoon.
Chick : During your sleep? You probably didn't hear much with all your snoring.
Roy : SILENCE WOMAN! This is no time for joke. God ordered me to lead a crusade.
Chick : Seriously?
Roy : Yes. Churches are emptying because youngers spend too much time on their computer games and God asked me to lead them back on the right way.
Chick : What a difficult task it will be!
Roy : I know but believe me, I'm willing to spend every hours it will take in front of my computer, until my task is over!
Chick : You're so brave! I'll pray for your success!
Roy : Amen
Advantage : Considering there are 500,000 people playing FFXI, your task is far from over.
Disadvantage : After your death, you'll go directly to hell for having used the name of God to play a video game.
5- "Invisible man" negotiation
This time, unlike the strong negotiation, it's strongly advised to be as short and lean as possible. The idea is to find a small closet to hide in until the storm stops. Bringing provisions is strongly advised but avoid chips (it makes noise).
Chick : my dear, if you're not out in the next 20 seconds, I leave WITHOUT you to see mom.
Roy : (whisper) Victory!
Advantage : Not only will you be able to play your MMORPG, but you'll be able to eat as much fat and sugar as you want.
Disadvantage : She'll obviously end up finding you sooner or later and be sure that at this time, you'll pay.
6- "Lancelot" negotiation
Looks a bit like the strong negotiation. You use women feelings by looking like a knight in shining armor on a white horse. It's recommended to take a bath and wear pants before trying this.
Roy : Lady!
Chick : Yes my dear?
Roy : My heart is bleeding! I can't live without your eyes and smile but unfortunately! I must go! War is calling me!
Chick : What? I didn't know they were calling up conscription.
Roy : No not this war mylady. Another war, agains't the god of evil who seeks to destroy us all!
Chick : Oh dear, I love it when you speak like this.
Roy : Kiss me one last time so that I may keep you in my memory while I'm out of our castle.
Chick : Go! My dear lancelot!
Roy : I love you!
Chick : And try not to be ripped off in the Lot this time!
Advantage : Your wife now sees you as a knight in shining armor.
Disadvantage : You'll have to watch your personal hygiene for the rest of your life.
That's it! Be strong guys! We'll win!
Edited, Wed Jun 29 11:45:45 2005 by Blaisethor