Things are about to get deep.
My biggest achievement from being a RR2 player was simply finding out about and playing the game. Letting it help me through very difficult times along with meeting my boyfriend who lives on the other side of the world - simply through playing RR2.
I became very ill last fall and was constantly in and out of hospitals for months with Doctors running different tests on me.
It was in November that something happened to my heart. At rest - It was beating an average of 120-130 beats per minute. This went on for 4 days. Late evening on the 4th night I was rushed to the emergency room because it started beating even faster.
Weeks later I was diagnosed with Chronic Graves Disease. It completely wrecked me. For someone that has always been very fit and lives a healthy lifestyle - it was devastating to hear.
I took the rest of the year off to focus on my health and it’s around then that I started playing RR2. I became a little depressed from being diagnosed and playing RR2 made me forget about everything else that was going on.
It was a way for me to channel positive energy and help get me through a difficult beginning.
But.... the story goes on and gets better...
A few months later (January of this year) I was recruited by another player (Maestro) to join his alliance - Alpha Guard.
It was awesome being part of a top 200 alliance. The alliance has a chat room outside of the game in the app called line.
He invited me to join the chat as well. A few weeks later we casually started talking. About Everything from him being from The Netherlands, RR2, our families, aliens... everything.
We connected on a very deep level through text messaging!!!!!
This went on for months. While still playing in Alpha Guard together.
We decided that we should meet. I am from America and he lives in The Netherlands which made it hard.
I flew to The Netherlands to meet Maestro in July and we had an amazing time together and our connection became even stronger.
What are the odds of two people meeting in a game, connecting, than meeting across the world and having an even stronger connection in person???!!!!!!
We are now a couple.
Flash forward to today where a few weeks ago I quit my job back in America and have been staying with him in The Netherlands.
We are very much so happy and in love.... and it would not be so - had I not became ill and started playing RR2 - only for him to recruit me to his alliance.
Thanks for for helping me through difficult times and for creating a game where I was able to meet this amazing guy. @Madlen