The Burning Question: How do you find people to play games with?

Hello there. Hi. I know you have a friend circle and you tend to play all the hottest games with them. Maybe you join us for our gaming evenings on Tuesday and Thursday. But what happens when you discover a new game that you really like but… none of your friends seem interested in giving it a go?

I have been dealing with this issue in a few games now where it feels like the people I tend to play games with are too busy or the game just doesn’t appeal and well, I feel like this is what it would be like to try to go back to round one of the dating and courting system/ritual after being in a relationship for a very long time. I know I did this before, finding friends to play games with, finding a nice guild and a place to belong but I have forgotten how to do it really. I nearly got it right in EVE, but I ended up only connecting with one or two people in a Corporation before heading out on my own again. Now I have a pile of games that I know a lot of people play, but they have their own routine, guild, friends that do it, or… my favourite, they play it on a different platform so that means they might as well not be playing in terms of chances to play together.

It feels like with so many games and people cycling through things at a fast rate… or never at all depending on the game they play, it is getting harder to find people to play games with. Also, people are busier now, thanks to this whole growing up and old thing, with family and work commitments taking up more and more time.

Oh and don’t get me started on thinking you found a group and then it turned out to be full of edgelords that are still laughing at memes from a few years ago.

So how do you do it? Do you have a secret? Do you strongarm your friends into playing the games you like, or just resign yourself? This all makes single-player gaming look a lot more enticing to me.

If it has the letters RPG in it, I am there. Still battling with balancing trying to play every single game that grabs my interest, getting 100% in a JRPG, and devoting time to my second home in Azeroth.

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