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I feel you. I've met so many great friends online. The one thing I actually am grateful for about social media is that it has let me connect with those people and keep in touch. Even after they've stopped playing. Though, for my friends I met before the social media boom are all long gone. We only ever communicated with email and AIM and back then I feel like less people gave out their real name. I spent a lot of time on a MMO back in 2002-2003 and I miss those guys dearly.
I honestly can't stand her constant complaining and always making herself out as the victim. She complains a lot about Japan but won't go back to America. Probably because she'll be even less relevant there. I've met her a few times out with mutual friends and she's the same good news bear in person. I just wanted to throw in my 2 cents.