In our last house, Reversion and I had our computer rigs side-by-side. Our current setup is back-to-back. Either way, it’s really handy for us to be able to instantly communicate with each other. We’ve prevented a lot of wipes in 5 man instances by being able to say “I’m silenced” or “pulled the pat” without having to push a button to toggle Vent. It’s really handy to be able to jump up and grab water and know that the tank isn’t going to pull while you’re gone because he’s sitting right there.
Sometimes though when one of us gets frustrated – by the other players, the random number generator, or even an error that one of us just made – we have to be careful not to take it out on each other. Especially if our baby girl, The Nomster, is sitting in her playpen watching us…
There are a number of reasons why our druids – my tree, his bear – have become our mains. It’s been easier to get groups with a tank and healer than with two random dps. More than that, though, the synergy we have makes them a more fun combo than the mage and hunter most of the time. Rev can pull three groups and know that I’ll heal him – or we can laugh about it on the run back from the graveyard. I don’t have to wonder if the tank is undergeared. (It’s gotten harder for me to just sit back and DPS, too, but that’s another story).
If you have a WOW partner – spouse, SO, sibling, old friend – do your classes compliment each other? You can have a great time as a pair of rogues or dks, but it’s great to have a tank on tap, or a healer you can really trust. I know WOW is a massively multiplayer game, but sometimes it’s just as fun to feel like it’s a pair of you against the might of the Lich King.