1.) You go crying to your boyfriend after a failed Naxx PuG about how much you miss Karazhan. That’s right, Karazhan. Because a raid simply is not a raid without Harpsichord music playing on the stairs. It just isn’t. (And honestly, judging by all the nostalgic comments suddenly popping up on Karazhan YouTube movies these past couple of weeks, I’m not the only one who feels this way.)
2.) A raid also isn’t a raid without pizza, and this has become so hardwired into you that a mere whiff of a Domino’s box makes you think of trash pulls.
3.) 3.0.8? ZOMGSQUEE SHOT ROTATIONS! Arcane Shot! <3 No more Steady spam! What's that you say, nerfs? Oh, right, yeah, that too. ...OMGSQUEE SHOT ROTATIONS! 4.) You have convinced everyone around you that you don't need the Spirit Beast and have almost convinced yourself of that same thing, when you suddenly feel this urge to fly in circles around Sholazar Basin for three hours, "looking for herbs". And speaking of herbs... 5.) You are an alchemy freak. 6.) And you make really dorky Fullmetal Alchemist jokes in /guild or Ventrilo anytime you transmute something. 7.) And you think a screenshot of a gnome doing said transmutation while standing next to an Arcane Guardian would be the funniest thing of all time.
8.) You can’t decide whether it’s a good thing or a bad thing that your third attempt at playing a paladin… might actually result in something this time.
9.) You find it mind-numbingly hilarious that said stoic paladin is currently wielding a Kobold Mining Shovel. “I AM THE DEFENDER OF THE LIGHT AND ALL THAT IS HOLY. AND DIRT.” /whack
10.) You regularly inform Trade Chat that there are no girls on the internets.
11.) Expansions may come and go, but guild in-jokes are forever.
12.) You forego things like “2000 DPS unbuffed” in your LFG note in favor of “I have freezing traps and cookies <3". 13.) And it works and gets you into groups. 14.) Your Serpent Sting brings all the rogues to the yard. 15.) One of your hunters has tamed three different skins of the same cat model.
16.) You enjoy pointing out to people that you think a lot of the music in game was inspired by Gustav Holst and subsequently sensing those people give off “tl;dr” vibes.
17.) You say things like “oh my heck”, “oh snap” and “goshdangit” on Ventrilo during wipes.
18.) You take roughly five minutes to give profound and heartfelt apologies to the group anytime one of your traps is resisted.
19.) Anytime somebody in guildchat/Trade Chat/et al asks some question about hunters and you launch into a dissertation about it, your boyfriend cries out “NOOOO DON’T GET HER STARTED!”
20.) You are supposed to be packing for your impending move, but are writing this list instead.