Valentine’s Day is here! While everybody else is running around buying chocolates, flowers and jewelry to show their affection, we MMO players have our own way of flirting. Meeting people in the world of MMO is rather easy, as there are usually millions of people online at any given moment.
However, this can also prove to be quite an obstacle - how do you get that special someone to notice you among all the other players? How do you get their attention?
Luckily, and just in time for Valentine’s Day, we have a few tips we can share that might work. Use them with caution, though; we can’t guarantee that you’ll be able to fend off all the adoring men and women flocking to your Castle.
Flowers wilt, but Diamonds are forever. Well, until you spend them on a powerful Legendary Unit that is. Send a convoy of Gold, Bronze or Rations to surprise someone to show that you’re thinking of them. Or rather, if you’re that kind of a person, lull them into a false sense of trust before you hit their City with everything you got. Who doesn’t love a good surprise? Be advised: results may vary.
Another good way to win over the object of your affection is to come to their aid in a time of crisis. Send them reinforcements and resource when they get hit, or go after the one who raided their Base and leave their army in pieces. The whole “damsel in distress” thing may be a bit old, but everyone appreciates a helping hand when they need it most. Helping other players will also demonstrate your good nature and generosity.
If you’re the shy type, sometimes it’s enough send little signals and let the other person do most of the work. You can either join a conversation or thread they are already a part of and try to sound smart, or maybe even send a few spies to their Stronghold, just to get their attention. While you’re sending signals, make sure to pay attention to your counterpart. If they’re not demonstrating any interest in return, don’t make them uncomfortable.
If both you and your crush are in the same League, and you’re in a position to do so, you may consider promoting them or give them an important role to play. It can be a tricky situation, as it might not sit so well with the rest of the League if that person isn’t all that qualified. And if you both get kicked out of the League because of it, you’ll have another thing in common.
Hopefully, these tips will help romance grow in the dog-eat-dog world of MMOs, and we’ll see plenty of relationships bloom both in-game and IRL.
Happy Valentine’s Day!