A love story that started during the Kingdoms Battle
Is it possible to meet your true love in the game? The heroine of our interview says yes!
She is from England, he is from France, there are hundreds of kilometers between them, and they are enemies in the Kingdoms Battle. But one moment became the beginning of a beautiful love story. What was it? Hurry and read our interview with the beautiful Queen Sureño.
V — Vikings: War of Clans
Q — Queen Sureño
V.: Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from? What do you do?
Q.: Hello and thanks for asking for an interview, it's nice to tell our story. So I am from England and I am a mum to 4 beautiful children.
V.: How did you discover Vikings: War of Clans? Have you been playing for a long time?
Q.: I started to play Vikings after a pop-up ad took me to the game. My Kingdom was Kingdom 20 and my name was Queen Essex. I became the leader of a good Clan – Toxic killers Klsr, but ended up merging into another Clan, Nasty Nation. I started to play around October 2015.
V.: Tell us how you met your partner. How did he win your heart? Surely with an epic Onslaught? ;)
Q.: We were playing against Kingdom 11 in the KvK event and I got a mail from a player called Sureño asking me why my name was Queen Nasty, and I replied because my Clan is called Nasty. He said that it was not a very nice name. I explained that it was for the KvK event and that I always changed names. That was it for a few hours, then I was talking on my Kingdom Chat with a few members and one player called HQ was being very rude and saying some not-so-nice things to me and Wicked princess, my bestie in game. And then Sureño added a comment that HQ should not talk to a woman in such a way, that it was rude, and warned HQ that if he carried on talking to a woman so offensively, he would attack him. At that point, HQ carried on being rude, so Sureño set an Onslaught on him, but HQ relocated to Kingdom 11 and was hitting dead Towns, trying to make himself a target. Sureño waited and when he returned to his spot in Kingdom 20, Sureño sent an Onslaught and defeated HQ. And he then wrote to me and said in a personal message that it was for me, and that HQ should never talk to a woman like that.
V.: How quickly did you realize that this was something more than just an online acquaintance?
Q.: We carried on talking about life and chit chat from then onwards. That was the 1st part of me seeing this man as a nice respectable man.
In the beginning, we talked just a few times a day because of work and family, but this became more after about 5 weeks. We decided to talk on the phone, and that was heart racing to see if we could understand each other as I'm English and Sureño is French, from Marseilles. We understood each other fine, then we started to FaceTime.
Things were getting hard as feelings were very involved at this point. I had started a little account in Kingdom 11 to be with him and lost interest in my Kingdom 20 account. So I could play and feel closer to him it got to the point where we needed to meet to be sure it was not just lust, but love and how we really felt.
V.: How did your first meeting take place? Was it exciting?
Q.: We had started to talk in September 2016 and on 27th May 2017 we arranged for Sureño to come meet me in England. It was very heart racing and exciting as well. I was nervous as in person I wanted to see him and just touch this person I talked to morning, noon, and night. By this time I was in love with him and we had never even met, so I had to pick him up at the airport as he was coming from Marseilles. I saw him coming out the doors and I came up behind him putting my hands over his eyes then said "Hi". He turned and grabbed me hard and cuddled me. I felt a lump in my throat like I wanted to cry. It was emotional.
He had booked to come for 3 days but ended up staying for 5 as we really were not ready to say goodbye again. Then he returned almost every month if not more. I also went to France to meet his family.
Then we made a decision. In August we need to take the next step and be with each other as the distance had started to become hard. The game was hard for us as we missed each other so much, too.
So Sureño moved to England in October 2017 with me. It was wonderful. But the game was hard as Kingdom 11 was angry with us for taking time out to start a life together. We stopped playing as we were just so wrapped up in each other that we lost time to play. Then we had a surprise. I was pregnant. We were having a baby. It was wonderful news, we were all so happy.
Then we were sitting there and started talking about how we met and the game. We decided to start up again – new game, new account, new Kingdom – we did everything together from the very beginning. We started a Clan in Kingdom 598 and called it Sureño family SuD. My name is Queen Sureño13 and my partner is Roi Sureño. Since then the players from Kingdom 11 and Kingdom 20 joined us so we also got back the old friends we lost but never forgot.
Then on 6th June, 2018 we had our son Lucas. He was our Viking baby. He is here because we met, we played, we loved.
V.: Do you think it's possible to know what kind of person someone is offline based on their in-game behavior?
Q.: I think if you get to know someone online, it's harder as there's always that distance. But if your heart feels it, then follow it.
V.: Is it possible to woo a romantic partner in the game? Do you have any ideas?
Q.: I think if you want to find love in the game, don't look for it. If it's supposed to be, then it will happen, like it did for us. If you like someone in game, then tell them.
V.: Please give us a piece of advice on how to make the first move if you like somebody in the game.
Q.: I will say that others get very jealous when you start relationships in game even to point where my Kingdom 20 and Sureño's Kingdom 11 did try to break our relationship up as part of their game tactics, so be aware of this – it's not easy to love online.