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8-02-2008 @ 5:18AM
What a great post!I am one of the crazy hardcore players that enjoys theorycrafting, has multiple geared 70s, and farms more than is probably reasonable.Still, one of my absolute *favorite* things to do in the game is to help someone accomplish something new to them in the game, like completing a 5 man instance for the first time, like Shadow Labs.Or, as a step further; I really enjoy taking casual players through Kara as a very weak 9th player. Sure, it takes longer to whisper them explanations knowing full well they aren't 100% onboard, but when they replace a green with a shiny purple and feel like they've really accomplished something amazing on their character that they felt was way beyond their reach?That's the most fun you can have in this game, period.
As an additional note, to recount something that happened a few months ago that was very easy for me, but meant a lot to someone else..., I encourage you to try this sometime.On my 70 warlock, I ran 2 lower characters from my old guild through Scholomance. I noticed that the other warlock had on very mismatched green items that made me cringe. Spirit items, healing items, and the like.We've all seen that ;)After the Scholo run (which was a blast!) I told him to meet me in Ironforge, because we were going AH shopping. I only ended up spending 200g (which to me wasn't too bad, considering how much gold is out there in dailies and farming) but overhauled his entire gear set in spell damage items appropriate for a 60ish warlock.I also took the time to explain the stats I was boosting for him, and why they were important to look after.The guy was SO grateful, I will never forget how excited he was to get that AH blue dagger, and watch his spell power triple from what it had been.Sorry to babble on in 2 long posts, I just felt like this topic was very important to me because I enjoy the game from a hardcore point of view but often find myself deriving the MOST pleasure from the simple things, as the title mentions :)
8-02-2008 @ 5:48AM
No need to appologise, I think you've summed up the something which this game lacks a lot of, The Human element and courtesy.An MMO at the end of the day is a game you play with thousands of people, if they are all arseholes what is the point of playing.
8-02-2008 @ 6:21AM
Thank you, it's people like you who improve the quality of players. Someone else might have taken screenies and laughed at this 'n00b' who didn't even know about their class stats lawl. They will never learn that way.I remember years ago, when people were explaining to me how rogues worked. Armour is not the most important stat. Look at agi, etc etc. My first kara, another nice rogue explaining what to do, with simple things like remember to attack the mobs from behind, always keep SnD up and garrote, don't evisc, as well as the boss fights. You don't learn these things while solo questing. I then went away and learnt how to raid as my rogue, so thanks to all the patient people out there willing to help us!
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