Bent But Not Broken… Okay, Maybe a Little Broken

Sometimes it’s a little embarrassing when you admit to people that you play World of Warcraft. You get a look like you just admitted to rampant buggering of livestock. In my case, the look of disbelief that I get comes from the fact that I don’t look like someone who plays WoW. I’m not obese, therefore I keep myself in above average shape as far as gamers go. I practice personal hygiene; no gamer funk for this guy. Mrs Rokk was worried I’d let myself go once we got married. “I can’t,” I told her. “I have a stereotype to break.”

Fast forward to last weekend, when I hopped on the wife’s mountain bike and began my 6K trek to the gym. Knowing what little regard traffic has for pedal-pushers, I opted to take a bike path. There were signs up for this particular path, making sure both pedestrians and bikers alike knew the other was on the path.

I’m progressing down a hill at a rapid pace, knowing I have a long incline waiting for me around the blind corner ahead. So I wasn’t expecting to have to slow down anytime soon. Of course, that was until I rounded that corner and came face to faces with a line of senior citizens who happened to be taking their pet grandson out for a walk.

The Rokk Says: When approaching a blind corner, always stay on the right so that people can get by you. DO NOT WALK SIDE BY SIDE LIKE YOU’RE LEADING THE PRIDE PARADE!

I knew I couldn’t get by them, and there were trees on either side of the path. Oh yeah, I wasn’t wearing a helmet either.

Apply front and back breaks. Hard.

Sadly, the front brakes held a little more.

Rokk-et into the dirt.

I will take partial blame for the accident. I should have slowed down a little more when approaching the corner. I had slowed down to the point where, if I could have, I would have been able to hug the right hand side of the path and whistled by the Old Train.

They were fine. I ended up with my right elbow fractured, and a few cracked ribs.

While it is possible to play WoW with one hand, I haven’t tried jousting or any of the major daily quests. I’m typing this whole mess with one hand. Until I find out if I’ll be in a cast or needing surgery to repair my busted wing, I know one thing for sure – I won’t bitch about my situation. I won’t bitch about my game play.

Once again, I’m breaking the stereotype of the average WoW player.

“QQ” my ass.

About Donny Rokk

Gamer. Writer. Lover. Fighter. Defying stereotypes, one nerdgasm at a time.

Posted on August 6, 2009, in Blog. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Holy crap man..!All the players who cry about the pet autocast bug should read your post. Also, I love your stance on breaking the stereotype.Good luck with the mending process. 🙂

  2. Oh dear. I hope you have good healers around you.come to think of it – I've just bought a helmet, but forgot to put it on this morning. Crap.Those things are more dangerous than you may think…

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