Redditor Trainer_A was put in the awkward position recently of having to chosen between his favorite video game, Destiny, and a blossoming relationship with a human woman. Apparently, after a month of dating, it became clear that this lady was not cool with his gaming habit. She issued him an ultimatum that he had to either give up the game, or give up on her. Bewildered, Trainer_A asked his fellow Destiny fans on Reddit what he should do.

So I have been seeing this girl for about a month. Totally cool down to earth, easy to talk to with a lot of shared interest, expect one. She hates how much I play Destiny even though she was fine with it at first. I wouldn't say I'm addicted or anything but I like to play when I get home after work and when I have free time and what not.

So today I get a text from her asking what I'm doing tonight. I tell her when I get off work I'm going to play some Destiny before I have to leave for hockey. She ends up calling me gets pretty upset saying that we should spend some time together before I go to hockey and that I shouldn't be wasting my time on a video game. I remind her that we hung out yesterday and are hanging out again tomorrow and I was looking forward to some me time. So then she drops an ultimatum on me, its either her or Destiny. Then hangs up.

I'm a little rattled by the whole thing and don't really know what to do tonight now. So I figured I would ask the reddit community for some guidance. What do you guys think I should do? Iron Banner or Trials?


Needless to say, the entire Reddit family was immediately deeply invested in this doomed relationship. And Trainer_A didn't disappoint them. He decided to stand his ground, for the sake of his Destiny brothers. The final confrontation happened over text, and he screenshotted the whole thing for everyone to enjoy.


She just doesn't understand—this isn't a game. It's war.

Trainer_A explained thanked the r/Destiny community for their helpful advice.

Hello fellow guardians! I have returned with an update to my post from Friday. I honestly could not believe the overwhelming response. For those of you that offered relationship advise, I really appreciate it and am happy to see that our community is so willing to help out a fellow guardian if they feel they are in need of guidance. And for those who finished reading my post and saw that I already made my decision, my hats off to you for getting to join in with me on a funny way to handle a serious situation.

Now I know a lot of people are curious as to what happened and what I decided to do. Well I'm here to bring some closure to the story. I ended up deciding to do both Iron banner and Trials. I got 2 of my characters up to rank 5 in Iron Banana and got some sweet distant stars. Then had some rough compotation in trials and only made it to 7 all weekend. It was a pretty emotionally devastating weekend to say the least. Trials and I have always had a love hate relationship which I don't think will ever change.

Well I hope that cleared a few things up for people and brought them some much needed closure! Good luck out there guardians and happy hunting!


Another brave warrior lives to fight another day. And hopefully, someday, to have sex.