My uncle is scarily close to the people in his WoW guild, he's took me with them, but like, they talk about their jobs and all that, xD. Plus, I really really hate the game, he can play it with my aunty and have nerd love.
I don't join forums mainly because I never really like the people on it, and I can only say I've found a couple of decent people here, at the most, Adam's turned out to be worth while though . I much prefer anything chat room style, or games that offer chat boxes, that's where I met all of my friends, and you do get to know their personality from their writing.
MSN works wonders, voice chat, yeah.