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4-23-2010 @ 9:14AM
This is good advice because they are real-life mamas.
4-23-2010 @ 10:36AM
Typically I agree with the advice given here, but in this case the Mamas seem to be giving Raging Altoholic's (RA) friend a bit more credit than this letter would indicate he deserves. Maybe it's all those maternal instincts, but I think this Daddy would like to provide some input.Let's call RA's friend The Priest.RA had a great time leveling when it was convenient for The Priest, but as soon as RA ran into hardware issues The Priest did not wait for RA. Leveling a second duo, The Priest just can't seem to find the time to level with RA. The Priest loves his Priest more than his friend. Why should RA remain steadfast to The Priest when their partner obviously doesn't feel the same way?I admire the concern of RA, but this concern appears based on nostalgia for those first 62 levels. If your partner isn't along for the ride at this point or considering your feelings as much as you his, it's time to DTMFA and move on.As a druid you can power-level by tanking or healing via the RDF, running BGs, and a host of other options; you no longer need a partner. You never know: You might meet a more loyal partner along the way.
4-23-2010 @ 11:25AM
@Boz I completely agree with everything you said. I think that the Mamas gave the friend a little too much credit, and I disagree with their overall approach in this situation. But it's rare! Normally I agree with them completely, just not this time, I guess.
4-23-2010 @ 1:48PM
@Boz and Catacomb kid. I hope the fact that you now realize that it's possible for them to be wrong will make you go back and look more critically at some of the advice they have given in the past. It's amazing how different the world looks when you stop drinking the Kool-aid.The problem with the advice in this case is that it confuses intention with behavior. It only makes sense to focus on the relationship when it's mutual. There is nothing mutual about anything these two people are doing that is beyond random coincidence. Psst, Lisa: a friendship is not a marriage. I'm not even sure there is an actual friendship in this case. BTW, the "chill out" part was seriously rude. Seriously.
4-23-2010 @ 1:57PM
@ DanielPsst. The author of the letter clearly indicates that the situation involves "Someone I thought was a good friend" -- as my response clearly reflects.
4-23-2010 @ 3:45PM
I agree with Boz simply because it seems like RA didn't just ask once or twice to see if the friend would level and get the "IDK" but many times a week (hence the "after this near month" I'm guessing). Plus, RA already had three max level characters so I think it's right to say he/she knows what they are doing in terms of leveling. I wouldn't be surprised if after two weeks of casual leveling their characters could have already been forty (based on how fast altoholics I know can level solo.) I wonder if this was already worked out too. RA only gave The Priest one day to decide...
4-23-2010 @ 4:02PM
I can sympathize, as someone who likes to level with my boyfriend. We did RAF, so my main (shaman) we levelled ele/resto shaman and retadin. Amazing combo--we BLEW STUFF UP. He made a lot of time to play with me, and when he wasn't around I played my warlock. After I hit 73 or so, 3.3 had just come out, he wanted to do random heroics and get frost badges and focus on ICC, and I was supposed to get to 80 ASAP to join the raid and let our other resto shaman retire. So for a week I painstakingly ground my way from 73 to 80.We keep rolling characters to play together. The main thing is to accept that it's something you do together. Power levelling is not really ideal for group play--that's for your own time. I'm levelling another toon with my boyfriend (a feral druid tank, running instances with his rogue) and even though I'd like to level my druid faster I just accept it as a matter of course that the druid is for playing with him, and my solo time is for my shaman, or warlock (lvl 72 now! woot!), or my paladin (who is trying to catch up to HIS druid so we can play together)
4-23-2010 @ 5:38PM
Well said Boz. The Priest has cheesed on the levelling partnership twice, forget "benefit of the doubt" and move on.
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