Apparently, the secret is getting out: It's building good times with other players that positions World of Warcraft at its most enjoyable. This principle helps explain why you'll find so many old timers not inside raid instances but spending entire evenings somewhere like the Amphitheater of Anguish helping other players.
This week's Good Samaritan was spotted on the Timeless Isle.
Caught being uber: Jakrer, Malfurion (US-Horde) Jakrer was using the new Raid Queue system to find those who needed Celestials, and he probably sat there all night doing it. I have a stack of alts, simply listing my name, earned an invite, the boss dropped fast, he remained with those who were left, invited more people from the Raid Que system, they downed it, and then he kept inviting more and more.
Easily a great help for us Altaholics out there. He probably made sure a lot of people got their legendary cloak as well. -- Anonymous, Malfurion (US)
Caught being uber: Hashtagbud, Illidan (US-Horde) Hey, just wanted to share something that just happened before I forget. Quick backstory: I'm returning to WoW after a year off, with a new Alliance Panda Monk on my boyfriend's PvP server instead of my old PvE server (and I hate PvP). I've been complaining to him that I'm more of a questing and raiding carebear, and I hate having to always be alert for world PvP. He replied that I was overreacting and that people usually leave lowbies alone.
However, the last couple times we were in Outland at Hellfire Peninsula, we had to take a break because we were getting camped by 90's, and I was getting frustrated in a "told-you-so" way.
Today, I was in Wetlands leveling up my skinning near the dragonkin and whelps. I see Hashtagbud, a level ?? Undead Monk from Illidan flying around before descending, and by now, my first instinct is to mount up and logout, which I start doing, but end up waiting it out to see what's going to happen if I just play it cool. To my surprise, he starts mobbing a whole bunch of the dragonkin and whelps and AoEing them down, over and over. I'm still really cautious about what to do, but I start skinning the first batch of them, and seeing how he hasn't killed me yet, I keep going through all the dead mobs. In ~10 minutes of him continuously mobbing them for me, I got my skinning up from 150-210. Really awesome, and totally made up for earlier this week. Thanks again Hashtagbud! -- Eggnoodle, Arthas (US-Alliance)
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Until next week -- be excellent to each other!
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