You think that gaming means social isolation? Hears us out as Perf, Divi and Nailter join the fight and talk about their friendship through time and space. We’re also throwing in a few more facts while we’re at it!
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Hello humans and welcome to getting gamers, your guide to understanding the gamers in your life. I'm your host, Juke, my pronouns are they them. And today I want to know more about friendships and gaming. So I asked Divi, Nailter, and Perf to come and talk to us today.
Hi, it's , my pronouns are he him and I'm still as awesome as ever.
Hi, my name is Divi, pronouns are him he
Hi, I'm Nailter my friends is he him, and I'm the best Auriel player.
Alright, so before we get into the subject, the viewers probably already know where Perf got his name from. And you can go back to Episode Two to hear more about Perf's gamertag. Divi, where does your gamertag come from?
my gamertag come from when you want to create a gamertag in games. When you take popular ones, it's always taken so you can't use it, you need to add 123 at the end bla bla bla. And I didn't want to do that, I wanted to have a specific name that I can use in every games. So I just looked for a real druid in name. So a Druid that really existed in the ancient Greece. because I like Druids, that's the only reason. So it sounds cool. Like, Oh, that's a real Druid. He didn't summon wolves and things like that, but it's still really nice. So I looked on Wikipedia for real one. And I made two typos in his name. It was not intended just, I made two typos. So we ended up in Dividiacos. But his name is Diviciados.
Okay, okay, so it's like a switch.
Yeah. So it's really a unique name that I never saw anywhere else.
Yes. And now most of us call you Divi. And when I met when I met both of you, I met you with your gamertag. So it took a really long time for me to learn your names. And when I did learn your names, I was just like, no. So it's not just on the podcast that I call these two, Divi and Nailter. I have my own friends that have met them, from not even through Perf, but through me and still call them Divi and Nailter. My best friend hasn't met Nailter and she calls him Nailter because that's the only name she knows. She's really eager to meet you actually, because I've talked about you guys a few times. She has no idea what your real name is. I don't even think she knows that Nailter is your gamertag, I think she might think Nailter is just your real name. Unless your Facebook friends, I remember your name because of Facebook. But like when I look you guys up on Facebook. I never look up your real names. I always write Divi and Nailter and I'm like, Where are they? I can't find them.
Yeah, I feel you on that one
So nailter where's where's your gamertag from?
It came from my head. It was just a random name that came out of my head. for like World of Warcraft all my character's name, it was just like a my mage was named Morcash. Why? No idea. Warrior's name? Abachish I don't know why it's named like that. So my name is Nailter because that's a first name that came out of my head, I was like you know what! Nailter!
I like that though. I think that's really fun. Because when I was first looking for a gamer tag, it was 'grace in space' for a while. And when I came to visit you guys at LAN ETS last year the guy at the register called me by grace in space and I was so like wow, someone's calling me my gamertag and I really liked it. But then when I was starting to actually get into it, and like really want a gamer tag, I was like, I want something cooler. I invested energy into trying to find a proper gamertag and changing my handles because I was like, You know what, I really like Juke, I'm going for it. So I think I think it's really fun that your brain was just like Nailter and it really works. I feel like it's suits you because when I found out your real name. I was just like ...no
Even my friends when I was around Divi and Perf. They were like, who are you talking to? Oh, yeah, Max. Oh, yeah.
I really like it because I really see it more. When hanging out with you guys and with Perf's friends, people using gamer tags and I just find it so fun. It's so great.
It's fun. Like, it's like you have a second name. Yeah. And you can you can see who are your gamer friends.
I love it.
I love it.
Yeah, I love it too. And it bleeds out of the gamer friends because my friends call you guys by your gamer tags.
Also, you can you're never like, I which alex are you talking about, which etienne or louis are you talking about. No, no. Just one Divi. There's one Perf. Yeah, that's it man.
Exactly. Or like whenever would mention, let's say Divi to like Pam, another friend of ours. And I'd be like, Oh, sorry, and then say his name. And then she'd be like, it's okay. Like, you've done the mistake so many times. I know who you're talking about you know. So before we get into like the the juice of the subject, I think Perf has some interesting facts that he looked up about friendships and gaming and all that stuff. So if you want to hit us with that.
I've got a few from five or six different sources that we're going to show in this episode description. Yeah, here it goes. among boys and girls who play games with others, over a network 90% of network gaming boys and 85% of girls are playing these games with friends. They know in person.
that's still a big percentage. 90-85% is like there's like everyone.
Yeah. So everyone, you've seen a game, about 90% of them know each other.
So like when you're playing against people in a game, there's really high chances that that other team is a group of friends.
84% of boys who play network games say they feel more connected to friends, when they play compared with 62% of girls.
84% is a really non negligible percentage. And 84% of boys from what I understood that play say they feel more connected with their friends. And I feel like a huge thing that you hear all the time is that gaming takes you away from your social life, when in fact like this, the science at the moment is proving that it makes you closer.
60 plus percent for girls is also a big number. You wouldn't expect to have 60 plus percent of the girls feel more connected with your friends.
Yeah, cuz like this media and society is telling us that like, oh, girls don't game.
Like 60% of the girls is more connected. Like, Damn!
all right. Next one is 23% said that their favorite aspect of playing a game was grouping and interacting with other people and a further 10% said it was chatting with friends and guildmates. So we can say that one third of players favorite aspect of games is socially related.
that I think is like really surprising for certain parents to hear, parents that are worried that their kids are isolating themselves by playing video games. But more than a third of the people, the reason they play is for the social aspect. And I think in Episode One, I kind of mentioned that, I don't talk to all my friends every day, you know, there's not a lot of my friends to whom I speak to every day. But you guys talk to each other. Pretty much every day, pretty much like we will leave Divi's house and then Perf will tell him 'talk to you in a few hours'. I don't have that with any friends, right? I spent hours at their house, and then I'll be like, 'bye. Talk to you in two hours.'
to be honest, it makes sense because humans are social creatures, even though a lot of them are like shy in person and don't want to talk. Video games and social media give them a medium to talk to people. So it makes sense. Even though you can't talk someone in person because you're shy. Being able to play video games gives you that social aspects that as a human you want.
I think having the video games there and being the focal point ,The awkward silences are a lot easier to deal with because.
the game is the focus. Yeah...
it almost feels like because you're in your comfort zone. You play video games, you know that type of environment. If you're at a party, like, Ah, damn, I don't know anybody here and I need to talk to people don't feel comfortable. Your games give you that gateway to talk with people.
Yeah, because I think a lot of us wish we had a crutch that would make it so that no awkward silence is ever awkward. And I think in gaming, that's the the perfect thing that there's no awkward silences. Because there's always something to do.
It just removes the awkwardness from the situation.
Yeah. And to a certain extent, which is something I've mentioned many times that I feel like friendships that are made through gaming have kind of stronger bonds. Because if you look at just me and my group of friends, I've never done team building exercises with them. I've never had to strategize with them. I've never had to do teamwork with them. I've always just chilled, we've always just hung out and talked, but you guys have to like work and learn how to communicate with each other even when you're frustrated that this person did a really bad move and lost the game. But it's true.
Yeah when he plays Asmodan
little Heroes of the Storm inside.
But it does work your communication skills of saying I'm upset right now, this guy was stupid and cost us the game. And I have to find out how to say it.
It wasn't my fault.
It's true, though. It's very formative in many ways
to add to what you just said. Like you share the same passion. Yeah, of course you have some interest with that person even outside gaming. Because you're usually when you like the same things with other person, like us, We love hanging around play board games drink alcohol.
You have such a sweet voice.
Hahaha you can cut that out
No! Keep it my love! keep everything!
Yeah hahah ok haha do you have more facts?
I do! MMO RPGs which are
massively multiplayer online role playing games.
Yeah. They're highly socially interactive environments providing the the opportunity to create strong friendships, and emotional relationships. The study showed mmo RPGs can be extremely social games with high percentages of gamers making lifelong friends and partners. So that's it and I would reckon it's true not only for MMO RPGs we are playing another game which is MOBA.
Okay, so Heroes of the Storm is not an MMO RPG.
stands for some multiplayer online battle arena.
Okay, but Warcraft is also a MOBA.
Warcraft and Starcraft are both RTS
real time strategy
Okay, I would have thought Heroes of the Storm was the same as that.
There's like, there's three different kind of games like totally different. and to add on to what we just said, recently, one of the biggest streamer of World of Warcraft died. And people, gathered from all around the world to honor him.
Oh, that's so cute.
So yeah that's like the bond we're talking about.
It's worldwide baby.
Yeah. Like on the game, like,
they all went to the big church in the game and stood there for hours and hours and hours. And there's multiples servers and all the servers were full of people doing that. To pay respect to the one person that had such a big impact on the gaming community.
Blizzard even made NPC (NPC is non player character) in the game in his honor as well.
The first half or about three quarters of both males and females said they have made good friends within the game. The average number of good friends being seven. Many peers even went on to meet in real life. The study proved popular with the press, mainly because 10% of the participants reported having at least one romantic relationship with someone they had met in game. Mm hmm.
We actually have a friend that I think everyone here's met. They met their wife through a video game and ended up moving changing countries.
they met in World of Warcraft?
I think so. Yeah.
Yeah. It's always World of Warcraft
Yeah, three quarters. 75% said, they're good friends. And actually seven good friends online... it can be much more than non gamers do have as real good friends in real life. I don't like using real life because gaming is part of real life too...
Yeah, the normies. But I can imagine it. Because if I just look at like people I've met through Facebook groups that live in the States that I've never met before. I have pretty solid bonds with a few people that I've never seen in person, but I've met through Facebook. So I can only imagine having to fight for my life alongside that person online. Like it would create a stronger bond, especially when you're playing with like strangers. Like if you're just three friends, and it's teams of five, you keep getting like two random people that aren't doing what you want them to do. And then eventually you find these two extra people that are actually like vibing and playing the way you want to play, then you're like, yo, we need to play together more because other people suck.
Yeah, I've met a lot of people through gaming. And thanks to that, being friends with those people, then met even more people, even though it wasn't through gaming, but because of gaming. Yeah. I've met those people like I've met Divi and Perf through gaming. Thanks to them I'm able to meet you and same thing with Val, meeting her made me meet so many people.
It's true. There's crazy bonds that are created. When we went to a festival together, and Divi was there. I was telling him: a year ago, you were at Osheaga. And you were like saying, oh, maybe I'll see you. And at the time we weren't like, super close. It wasn't a big deal that we didn't see each other. And then a year passed. And now we're like, pretty fucking close.
I would have never ever expected that off of a person I met because my boyfriend was gaming, you know?
Yeah, I would never have thought. but every time I came at your booth, you weren't there. I was just like Okay she doesn't give a fuck :P I'm just kidding.
awnn hahaha. Perf do you have more facts.
It's the last one. 36% of respondents to a certain study develop a lifelong friend though chat while gaming more than 20% of those friendships have lasted at least five years, and over 3% have persisted for more than two decades. A full 8% said they have found marriage or partnership via conversation. And that's it. (Juke laughs) There's another small stat that's not required...
the small stat is that there's a small statistic of people who have found affairs online, cheated on their partner with people that they found online, which is like less of a positive stat. But still out of 500 players over a third of them found pretty good friendships and significant bond and then like some lasting two decades. Like that's a pretty big deal.
Well that's me and Zik
Yeah, but even like, if I look at like this friendship that we have here like it looks like that type of friendship that's just gonna keep going. It doesn't seem like a momentary friendship.
I don't see like a reason why we would stop talking
we're already on the threshold of five years if I'm correct
well, we can we can get into that. We can jump into that. Because you guys all met through gaming? And if I'm not mistaken, but I could be wrong. You guys all met through Heroes of the Storm.
Yeah, that is correct.
who met first? Did one of you meet the other? Because of...
I think Divi and Nailter may have met before?
Yes. Before in person,
but through video games. How long have you guys met
it wasn't through video games that's the thing? Because we met in person. That was our first really interaction, because what happens is for the LAN Ets 2016 I was looking for a team for Heroes of the Storm. And two weeks before the tournament. I contacted the team. They're like, Oh yeah, we need someone and we had one practice game. I never met those guys, I just played one game with them just to practice. And then that's it. Two weeks later, I was with my gear, going to the table, putting my PC on the table and there's like a tall guy, a handsome tall guy with a beard. And just like you walk towards the table, and I look at him like, he's pretty nice. Like, I just plug my stuff and he asked me if i was in his team...
That's not what happened. I sat down because I came right after you. You were playing a game I think. And I was like, Oh, hey, what's up? What are you doing here? And you told me: I'm in your team man. I remember that. Like it was yesterday.
Yeah. We never saw each other. I didn't go on Facebook to stalk you. I didn't have any idea what you look like.
because we were five and one of the five players choked. So we needed a new one. They came in. And our team leader told us Oh, yeah, I got somebody he's called Nailter. We played a game but that's it. so when I arrived. I had no idea.
Is that the picture that you showed me earlier?
So you guys won?
We won that whole tournament after that. We didn't lose.
You guys. Like hardly... you guys played together once and you guys ended up winning the tournament?
First place, didn't loose a single game.
Yeah, it was a level of play was not as high as it was, you know... the game was starting. It was not big at the time. But we were proud and everything. But when we did tournaments afterwards, it was really harder.
Yeah, but still that's crazy. So the first time like the first real time, let's say that you guys play together. You won a tournament.
That's crazy. So you still met through gaming?
Through gaming. But our really first interaction was in person. Yeah, we didn't know each other was like, Oh, you're in my team. What?
Yeah, and for context. Lan Ets is a competition of video games, where there's many video games competing, like many different competitions within this big place. And LAN is because it's all computers being on the same network
Yeah. LAN stands for local area network.
it is the biggest one in Canada,
So other competitions of the sorts won't necessarily be called LAN ETS, ETS would be more specific to here. I'm imagining...
Yeah, cuz ETS is the school.
It's organized by a student club in the school.
Oh, but that's huge though. I didn't realize it was organized by students. Because it's really fucking big
to run that place. need to be big! Because it's really expensive.
How many people is it already?
2000 around? now they're like renting the 'palais des congres' every year because it's
getting bigger and bigger.
I don't think there's something bigger here.
Olympic Stadium And dream heights is getting the Olympic Stadium.
Yeah, true. That's crazy. So who has met Perf first? And you guys met because you were just randomly paired together by Heroes of the Storm?
Not quite. Because after what Divi and Nailter lived at their first Lan Ets. I actually played some games with Divi because I was entering their team. So at this point, we didn't know each other. And then we went to Quebec City for a show match
went to Comic Con.
Yeah, Comic Con.
This is the first time I saw you in person. I remember you were with your ex. Yeah,
that's right. This is
the picture is in my head. This is why I just flashed like five minutes ago.
The first time I saw you, we were sitting in row of chairs. And I said Hi, I'm perfection.
Yeah I remember that.
It was just like, hey, we've gamed and that's it. So we know each other's names and that's it.I didn't know it was that far back but that makes sense.
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I met them there at the Comic Con and then when I went to their place in sherbrooke to do some Hearthstone party.
Which is a card game.
When did you guys like start to a point where it started to feel like friendship.
So this first encounter was in
2017. Cz the Lan Ets that we met with in 2016. Comic Con, Quebec was in the 2017.
It was not far after that, because the first lan party of Hearthstone, It was for the night of the Frozen Throne? It was in 2017-2018.
Well, it has to it can be further than that. Because I met you guys in 2019. I think.
So yeah. Maybe a couple of months, we started playing HOTS online. It's blurry a little bit because it's been a while, but we played online after that. And I met him in person in Sherbrooke a couple months later.
And so at what point do you guys go from people you met through playing video games, to playing video games and being on discord together?
Well, I mean, maybe it's a huge step for some people. But I feel that for competitive gamers, it's not much of a big step, because it's a necessary step for communication. Because otherwise you can't really compete if you're not communicating good enough. Because everything in the kinds of game we're playing happens in a split second. And if you just take the time to type it, the moments gone already.
Well, in Episode Two, I was talking about the simple fact of me having to look up four letters to write g l h f. is too much time. I don't need to look for those letters. Right now. The game just started. I'm freaking out.
You're gonna freak out tomorrow and you're gonna try Grubby's game.
Oh, yeah, we decided that this Sunday. I'm going to try to play Warcraft.
Oh my god. Okay. Yeah.
You better take the time to type glhf at the start of the game. Okay. You get good at typing glhf!
he convinced me because he said that the first times we play, we can play against the computer, of course. So I'm gonna be more comfortable playing
So yeah, if we come back to me and Divo, we've known each other for about four years.
And so um, so you guys all started on discord pretty much as soon as you guys...
it wasn't on discord though. It wasn't released yet. It did not exist. It was either Skype or Team voice or something
Yeah, the good old days of Skype.
Yeah, Discord is recent I think it's two years or three years ago.
Cuz now discord is like all the time.
Yeah, it's offficial. like everybody's on Discord.
it's really a platform to rule them all. Yeah, definitely. I'm sorry, Skype, but
Yo Skype sucks we can just say it!
It was all that was gaming. they're all migrated to Discord.
Yeah, yeah, at least most of them. So what did you guys use at the time? Skype?
I think when we started to play all three of us was Discord. Skype was already dead. I was still using Skype when I was playing professionally but when I joined the North arrow team, it was was discord
it was French Canadian.
heroes of the storm team sponsored by Earth root gaming.
Yeah. It's the actual team week that may made us know each other.
the thing though, we lost to the high console team. that perfection was playing in
Yeah, I was bench warming this one though.
Still you went against us.
So you weren't in the Canadian team? You were in another team?
I was in High Council.
what it was that based off country of origin or was it based off of
another French Canadian team
another French Canadian where Zik was on this team. So that's why I was in there. Like I said, I was bench warming. So I wasn't at the Lan ets which they won
bench warming just means to be practicing?
Yeah,I was not one of the five main players
Yeah, you're like a sub.
But that's how I found out Perf was a person
Was playing against getting beaten? hahaha
I did found the name High Council. it wasn't 100% me, but I generated most of the question about the name of the team.
It was like playing against 5 Perfection.
I wasn't on my peak performance at the time to be honest.
Well, you still wreck them from what I understand.
We got stomped that weekend.
So how did it happen? all three of you started playing together and whatnot. Because eventually you guys ended up ... when I met all of you, You guys were competing together.
I think it's really because when we made a team for Soft and round for the Lan ets two years ago.
so lan ets where I met you guys. you guys were called soft and around?
I think we were looking for players so we talked to divi, and he was down. And then divi, you're the one who said yo perf. Cuz that's when we really started playing all three of us because we were looking for a fifth. And he was like, I know a guy was perfect for that. Perfection, hahaha because before that, like we knew each other, but we never played.
together. Yeah, we became serious at this point.
Yeah. Like practices and...
yeah, because when I met perf, he was like, already practicing pretty seriously. And then at the beginning of our relationship, he was talking about getting into this competition and coming to Montreal for that competition. And at that point, he wasn't coming down to Montreal every weekend at that point, so it was like a big deal.
Yeah, I had to hide from you that I was sleeping with divi in my car. hahaha
I came on the last day that you guys were there because was the only day I could come. So you guys made it pretty far from what I understand.
But we made it better than we thought would have. We took one game from teams that we were like, we have no chance. and took the game so well, we left with our chin up.
Yeah, the competition was pretty high in that weekend. Cuz the team that won the collegial tournament was there. so yeah the competition was pretty high
level of competition was at its apex. Yeah.
And you guys didn't consider yourselves trying to be professional?
at one point, yeah,
it was right after a few months after the cancellation of a HGC. So we were still at the peak of it. But it was on a downward slope,
HGC is Heroes global championship, it's the professional scene scene of a blizzard. Like it's made by Blizzard, for the best teams of Heroes of the Storm to compete against and with the big prize pool at the end. So it's the best players around the world competing in this league. And like the lan ets where we were, two or three months before that there was an announcement from Blizzard telling that they canceled that.
that's what I was remembering is that not long before the lan ets the whole thing about its Heroes of the Storm losing its funding and Blizzard like pretty much letting go of Heroes of the Storm. I remember having conversations with Zik, him saying the whole competitive scene was over. And I was not understanding the depth of video games, especially at the time. I found it really confusing. That there was still competitions going on. But it was still it's still big like there's Heroes of the Storm is still pretty much
everything that's left is community based.
Yeah. I think yeah, there's the best players still playing. And there are like, recruiting players making deals. the prize pool is like $500 or something like that. It's really, really small. It's community base.
what are the biggest prize pools that you guys know of, because for me, like you say, price pool is still $500.
it's to $500 per person.
Well, the prize you guys won the first time...
for five people. I was not expecting amounts like that.
Yeah, I'll take the $150.
yeah but league of legend at lan ets was 3000.
I can't remember. But here in Quebec, the gaming scene is not as developed as it is in United States or Korea where the prize pools are in the matters of millions of dollars in they fill Olympic stadiums with people just looking at the screen in the center.
And being a professional gamer in those kind of games is pretty big. they can make $100,000 per year just because of contracts and all that stuff.
Yeah. Well, I remember the first time I walked into lan ets. I was just so impressed. Yeah, it was the most impressive thing I had seen in the world of gaming of like..
this is happening
Yeah, like you guys, at some point, we're doing something more serious. So I just walked around. And then further you saw like projectors, with people playing on a stage. And I was like, I'm a musician at heart and a theater kid. And for me, I would have never imagined two people with a computer sitting on this stage playing to be stage worthy, you know, but This is huge. And those people had two people standing behind them taking notes the whole time, which I figured was to tell them like, where what they did wrong or something. But there was people standing sitting behind them, taking notes, and then handing at the end of turns notes to them. And I was like, fuck
probably Coaches that give feedback to their players after the game. And I mean, ever since this Lan Ets, we've been keeping in touch for a few times a week at least. Yeah,
yeah. I don't believe there's one week that we never talked to each other.
Not from my perception. You guys talk several times a week,
even sometimes several times a day.
Yeah. Even a 12 hour Blitz.
That has happened? 12 hours of the same game?
We played like crazy.
We did that once.
Did you guys set out to do that ?
Were just like, nothing planned today. Okay
I don't recommend it though. Cuz I think it was a trigger for My body issues. Yeah. Don't do that, guys.
Yeah. 12 hours, you got to stand up like grubby. doing his squats after his games.
After each game. We need to do a five minutes mandatory squats.
I used to be the guy that plays 12 hours a day, seven times a week. Like during the weekend, play video games all day. I come back home play video games.
Yeah, you do seem like the type of person however that has a very forgiving metabolism.
He's a shapee boy. Yeah.
I used to be really skinny like no strength at all. Just Yeah. After starting to work out, like going outside do some like biking and stuff. I feel better when I play video games. I can play for longer. I am more consistent. I do better in video games. So working out actually made me better at playing games.
Yeah. Well makes sense. It works on your whole like health.
The main thing that's working is the brain in video games. mind and body. It's real in video games too.
Absolutely. And so just to come back to our main topic about you guys and your friendships and gaming. And I think I'm correct in saying that the game you guys play the most together is Heroes of the Storm.
Now that Heroes of the Storm is more like slowly going away and we've passed Lan ets, Is there another game that you guys like often the three of you or more together or is it generally still Heroes of the Storm?
Still a lot of Heroes but we have a few other games that we've played together
We tried among us, of course.
I haven't tried it yet. But...
We need to play Among us to gether!
GTFO is a game that we play. I mean, we used to play a lot. Now. We just played when we are all three and Val. We played Diablo two a little bit until you know
we could we could start on the game still.
I've played pummel party with you guys.
It's really nice, that game is really awesome. We plau Hearthstone but Nailter..
you don't play Hearthstone? oh no yeah because you play magic, right?
Me, Perf and Zik. We do some Hearthstone tournaments. between friends. Like I said earlier.
I'm training to be part of you guys one day.
Yes. I'm rooting for you!!
We need to make a fund raiser to buy Zik a ticket to Montreal.
he's known about this project. I think even before you guys because purple still living in Sherbrooke when I came up with this whole concept and talked about it with zik
ok! its been a while?
Oh, this has been brewing! I have been.. the first time I came up with this concept was with the title of the podcast was getting gamers and as soon as I told perf about it, we were like sitting in bed cuddling, and I'm telling him about this idea that I have. And then he gets out of bed and he starts making a spreadsheet about all the ideas that he has, and all the topics. And he was like No, no, this needs to happen. I have so many ideas. Oh my god.
its like 3am : need to record Everything.
Pretty much. Yeah.
So other than Heroes of the Storm. I'm like, talking about specific types of games. Are there types of games that you feel are more prone to friendship building?
Any games that requires a lot of communication, really. Yeah.
team based game of course. Like all the friends I made is when I played in a team with them. I never played against a person and say hey Let's have a beer.
Yeah. Teamwork base game.
I've met a lot of people through world of warcraft. it's an MMO RPG. It's made for people to connect with each other and do stuff. So
it's true that if I just get beat by someone, I'm not like, ooohhh
yeah you're not prone to be like, Oh, yeah nice game
absolutely. Do you guys feel like there was a deciding factor where you ended up? Hanging out without playing video games
board game was a big factor. Yes. Playing your video games also have board games and vice versa?
Mm hmm. I think the first time I met Divi other than gaming, was because Zik had an innerverse creations events that he made in Sherbrooke, where he did like a DJ event and you came to support him
It was a night event. Yeah, it's a rave. It was a rave
yeah, the first time I really chilled with Nailter was board game related. I think board games are a great segue from
a great transition
Yeah. Real Life friendships.
Yeah, we all have this nerdy vibe. Yeah, chill, open vibe. That makes it easier for everyone.
Absolutely. And I think it's, it's still, I don't know, I think I would have never expected that from these when I first met you guys at lan ets. to now where, in the building of this podcast, which is for me and perf like this huge part of our lives that we're trying to build basically a company. you guys are some of the first people I turned to when something new happens for the podcast. when the artwork came out, I was most excited about showing you guys and like I remember nailter having this huge reaction. I think for me a big part of why I started the podcast was also like getting to know you guys and getting to understand gaming through Perf, but also through you guys you know, because I was understanding gaming through Perf, but then understanding gaming through the lens of these great bonds that are created through it and like this connection of talking to your friends every day. which I don't even do! and people used to see me as the definition of extroverted! I think you guys are a huge reason why this podcast was created or is being created is because like you've helped me see this side of the world and through a different lens that I never really got to experience before.
I have to thank you guys from the bottom of my heart for this moment.
I think it's also like super fun that you guys are the first guests on this podcast because I think you guys are such a huge part of why it exists without knowing that you're contributing,
I feel honored.
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You can follow me at twitch.tv/nailter or Instagram @theNailter, I'm also a personal trainer. So if you're a gamer that's trying to get in shape. Feel free to contact me on either Twitter, Instagram or twitch
Yeah, if you guys want to see some perfection plays you can come and see me at my twitch channel which is perfectedl with an L. I don't have a schedule yet, but it's coming in the upcoming months.
I'd say like every quarter of year perf gets like this craving of Resident Evil runs that every like three, four months he's gonna get this craving and then he's gonna do many speed runs and they're gonna all be on Twitch. It's like a cyclical thing.
i got admit its true
I don't stream yet. Maybe one day
maybe one we'll infect him
All right, well, thank you guys so much for coming on this episode. GG.
The artwork for this podcast was made by my dear friend Arielle. You can find her on Twitter @prophetpossum and you can find her on Instagram @prophetOpossum.