I’ve seen a lot of people in the WoW community (particularly on twitter and in some podcasts) go out of their way to bring some positivity back in to what can sometimes be seen as a negative place. I wanted to contribute to that positive vibe, and so I have decided to start a tradition – Feel Good Friday! Every Friday I’ll be sharing a gaming story that (hopefully!) brings a smile to your face. The stories might be funny or heartwarming or just a little bit silly, and hopefully will give you some nice fuzzies.
But I don’t want it to just be my stories – I’d love to hear stories from all of you! If you have a story you’d like to share that made you feel good, share it below in the comments! Or drop me an email at [cinder (at) cindersays (dot) net] and I’ll add it. It doesn’t have to be a World of Warcraft story – it can be from any game at all. And it doesn’t have to be long – it can be a short message if you like. Just something that brings some positivity back to the gaming community.
I hope you enjoy!
So, for the first Feel Good Friday, I wanted to share one of the first lovely experiences I had when I started playing World of Warcraft.
I was in Dragon Soul in one of the first LFR raids I had ever done. I was very shiny and new , and worst of all, I was a healer. I didn’t have a lot of gear, and my weapon was terrible. But I did the best that I could and must have managed to keep everyone alive well enough because I didn’t get kicked from the group!
Then we got to Madness of Deathwing – the last fight in Dragon Soul. This was the fight I was most nervous about because it looked pretty scary to me. But most of all, it dropped the weapon I so desperately needed – the Maw of the Dragonlord. (Which I very stupidly kept referring to as the Dragon Maw!!) I don’t remember how many times we wiped, and I don’t remember how well I did. But I remember that we finally defeated Deathwing, and in the loot cache was the weapon I so desperately I wanted. I was so excited because there were only a handful of healers in the group, and surely they already had better pieces than me?
Now for those of you who remember, LFR loot back then was need before greed, and it didn’t matter what spec you were rolling for – if your class could use that weapon you could roll for it. So a lot of people ended up rolling for the weapon. I sat there waiting patiently for the rolls to come in, and was heartbroken to see that the weapon ended up being won by the paladin tank. I was pretty disappointed, but hey, fair is fair and if a tank thought he needed an intellect based weapon then he probably needed it for offspec and that was ok.
I stood around on the rocky platform feeling a bit miserable, but happily checking out all the scenary, when next thing a trade window pops up on my screen. In the trade window was the Maw. I turned to my boyfriend to ask what was happening – what was the tank doing? My bf said that the tank probably wanted to give it to me. I was in shock. I whispered to the tank “Are you sure? Don’t you need it?” to which he replied “Not at all. I rolled on it so I could give it to someone who actually did need it.” I was overwhelmed by his kindness. I accepted the trade, and thanked him a million times over. And then I ran around the house chanting “I got the Dragon Maw!! I got the Dragon Maw!!”
It was a wonderful act of generosity that I still remember to this day, and one that I have been fortunate enough to experience quite a few times in my WoW playing days.