He asked if it was bad if online friends came before real life friends. I don't know, that's kind of how it's become for me - and he was #1. WAS. I have to admit, it hurts that he can just toss it away. He got to the top level - 70, so there's no reason for him to keep playing the game as obsessively.
He also said I was married, so that wasn't an option (I guess for a girlfriend, but he lives in Canada and I live in TX, so not sure where he was going with that).
It is BOTHERING me AGAIN, like in my previous post. We talked ALL the TIME. And he's doing this ON PURPOSE. To get distance!
Maybe I need distance, too - to gain some reality into this online relationship (friends). It's probably the best thing for me, but it still hurts. A lot. I didn't DO anything!
I did send him an email (I have his email address - he sent me pictures of himself and his daughter, but no, I did not send him any back), very brief, saying that I hoped it wasn't because of me he was stopping the game for now, but I felt like it was. I also said that I needed to tell him something, because I do. I never dreamed we would become this close of friends and told him I was 22. Now I have to create a website for our "guild" and put up real life pictures of myself, and he'll know. I have to tell him, and he thinks it's strange I haven't shared any pics already.
I mean, it's a game, you get to be who you want to be, it's not supposed to turn out this way. Someone isn't supposed to desert you because you get too close (I'm assuming that's the reason, since he asked me if I'd be mad and how I'd feel), and you shouldn't have to reveal your true anything in a "role playing game".
I'm hurt and confused, and keep checking my email.
I'm still drowning at work. Maybe I need a new job.