Have you made any actual friends through playing games online? Not someone you found out shared your love of playing video games and you started gaming together and a friendship grew out of that. Not someone from a message board that you'd chatted with prior to ever playing together. But have you ever formed a friendship with a total random stranger you met while playing online?
I'll be honest, I don't really like people all that much in general, and I've often found people online typically seem to be at their worst - especially when it comes to online gaming. It's why I'm not all that into PvP unless it's my small circle of "real life" friends playing with and against each other. And it's why, on those rare occasions that I do step outside my group and play with strangers, I never use a headset and instantly mute everyone else. But there have to be some people out there who aren't totally disagreeable a-holes that launch into racist, sexist, homophobic, profanity-laced petulant tirades regardless of whether they're winning or losing, right? Right?
So, has anyone out there ever stumbled into a quality individual that they're glad they met through this hobby, someone who went from complete stranger to genuine friend? And, if so, what game were you playing when you met them, because I'm betting it typically only happens in MMOs, if at all.