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2-22-2012 @ 8:18AM
I definitely have an example in the Battered Hilt.For a long time during Wrath, back when I was a bearal druid, I was heavily conscious of my threat-generation (thankfully, feral tanking was my off-spec, or I might have been more distraught about it). I was stuck with a two-handed weapon from Ulduar, and RNG was not kind to me in ToC. This bad luck continued up through raiding in ICC. As a result, I was continuously farming the Battered Hilt in the five-man dungeons. As ICC went on and gear got better, I began soloing trash with quite some efficiency, to the point where I could nearly solo the dungeons in their entirety on my own.After about a month or two (or three... or seven) of farming, eventually some of my guildies caught on. It was around that time when I finished high school and graduated. To my surprise, my guild had gone around behind my back to whip up a surprise gift for me to celebrate my graduation. A particularly sweet couple in my guild racked up the funds through their own mysterious sources and managed to somehow get their hands on a Battered Hilt. They presented it to me as a gift.Frankly, it was sweet of them. I have never before, nor really since, gotten such a thoughtful gift. ... So, obviously, I now spend every waking moment I have available obtaining the Battered Hilt on all of my characters.I'm sure in the spirit of things, they gave it to me so I would have time for other things besides farming rare drops, but I can't really bring myself to be without it on any characters after they went out of their way and went to so much trouble to get it for me.Kinda funny how that works out.
2-22-2012 @ 8:22AM
Thats a wonderful story, and it really WAS nice of your guildies! Kudos to them!I loved the battered hilt and the questline, and did it several times... fortunately, I had enough financial resources to buy it, sometimes getting them rather cheap off of guildies, and I had the different versions on my warrior, mage, lock, pally and druid. Then, my g/f ran an instance with my DK and actually saw it drop... and won. And yes, that way, another char got it, and I loved doing the questline every time...
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