XBL Gave me the Friend of a Lifetime
Chandler discusses how XBL introduced him to one of his closest friends, whom he has known for two years now.
At the age of 12, I was a rather awkward child. I was always paranoid of peoples thoughts, and I tried to be someone I’m not. I always looked up to my older brother, and wanted to hang out with his friends and be cool. They never liked that. My brother had an Xbox 360, but I claimed it as my own considering I would play it much more than he would. I convinced my parents to preorder the limited edition of Halo Wars for me, and on March 3rd, 2009, we went buy my local Best Buy and picked up our copy. The ride home was filled with excitement.
I got home and immediately redeemed the codes for a flaming warthog and honor guard wraith. I felt amazing. I went into matchmaking and started playing 2v2. I tried to be nice and communicate with my teammates, but it turns out no one wants to play with a 12 year old, and they get extremely jealous when they see that 12 year old got the limited edition. I continued to play despite their resentment.
A couple days later, I finally had a good teammate. Shadowray12. He was nice, he wanted to win, we communicated, and we both had the limited edition. Best of all, he was 16. I finally had an older friend! We immediately hit it off, and added each other. We won and continued to play.
Two yeas later, in this current day and age, we have been going through some problems. Including his most traumatic break up, and the loss of my grandfather. We continue to play daily, we even skype and play PC together. Despite this 2000 mile distance, from Florida to California, we’re the closest friends can be.
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