I am a Paramedic living Southwestern Canada with my wife and young daughter (whom I absolutely adore).
I bought World of Warcraft in April 2005 thinking I was buying Warcraft 3. I had played Warcraft 1 and 2 and was looking forward to getting into the next incarnation. After reading over the box and skimming the manual on the way home, I realized my mistake. I had limited experience with Everquest and was not looking to pay monthly for a game to play. With the seal on the box broken there were few options: I could either shelve it or try it. With a free trial month, I created a Human Rogue and set out in the world. Friends and family followed me to Azeroth and a community was created. A few characters later and here I am.
I wouldn’t say that this misaken identity ‘changed my life’, but it definitely made an impact.