@Antonius, @Cinya, @Kard, and @Searnla are all people I've met through Achaea and have loved getting to know OOC over the years. Who have you met through Achaea that has become a big part of your life?
My favorite example of an Achaea-created long-distance friendship probably has to be my friendship with @Tania. I sent her a ridiculous book (Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson -- totally worth reading!) and she replied with a gift of her own.
We have never met, but we have been friends online for years and years now due to a shared love of the same video games.
One day, she sent me a package all the way from Canada (I live in America).
What could be inside?
White thing! (We'll get to this later.)
And ... a tissue?
Not cool, Tania.
Ohmygoodness it's candy. Lots and lots of Canadian candy!
And she included the receipt?
She wanted me to know exactly how valuable I was to her as a friend, probably.
The white thing from earlier was a lab coat!
So now I am a super serious scientist.
With super serious experiments to conduct.
But who wouldn't be excited to find the answers to these hard-hitting questions?
My dog, Roxie, wanted to be a scientist too.
Step 1: Eat some candy.
Step 2: Decide step one is taking too long.
Step 3: Eat all the candy at once!
On to experiment number two.
Subject seems indifferent. Researcher extremely pleased (and possibly has diabetes now).
Clearly Achaean friendships are the gift that just keeps on giving! Haha.
So who is important in your life thanks to the game?