Nice Gestures and Kindness

This week’s Shared Topic comes to us from Frika who asks:

What is the nicest thing another player has ever done for you in-game?

Without a doubt the first thing that comes to mind is around the time I had just met Coolidge in-game. Back then, he was playing his druid, Hugadarn who had a wolf mount. I didn’t even know this was possible at the time. I wrote about this experience during the last Thanksgiving event. I would come home from work each day and have stacks of runecloth sitting in my mail ready for trade-ins.

It was such a nice gesture from someone I was just getting to know as I really don’t know how much longer it would have taken me without his help. I ended up buying the really cheap stacks in the AH as there was only so much farming I could do every night but I was so ecstatic when I finally managed to buy my timber wolf that I insisted that Hugadarn and I go on a road trip – back to where it all started – Tyr’s Hand.

Wolf mounts

In truth, Coolidge has helped me with a lot of things over the years. He even gave me the hilt from the ICC dungeons so I could get my mace at the time. Unfortunately, even the nicest gestures don’t always go according to plan…

Back in Nagrand, I was trying to surprise Coolidge’s druid with the clefthoof set and if you remember skinning those beasts back then, it wasn’t the easiest thing to farm. Night after night I would come home from work, eat dinner and log in to farm my Thick Clefthoof Leather for weeks, just to try and get enough for what I needed for two pieces. The AH was not an option since the prices were obscene and especially not for the amount I had to buy.

Often Cool would log in and ask why why I was killing clefthoofs for so long and I just answered that I needed the leather. He would respond “you could kill other stuff for the leather” but I just stated that I needed the clefthoof leather for ‘something’. It also didn’t help that when he came to help me I would miraculously get a much higher percentage of thick clefthoof.

As with other bloggers, there have been many nice gestures towards me in-game. A lot of these are from those who no longer play.

Many people know that I love the in-game pets and I’ve worked very hard at my collection, including the ones I can thank Cool for. Navi even surprised me with a pet once. Jko was an old guildie who had the best luck in farming pets. A few years ago, I was farming the Parrot Cage (Hyacinth Macaw) from the Bloodsail pirates when he told me that he managed to get one for another friend of his within 15mins of farming, so he offered to farm one for me too. Literally within a couple of minutes he whispered me that he had one. Of course my response was ‘!!!” or something along those lines.

However, sometimes one of the nicest things can be a comment in chat, mumble or even a video message. I will always remember one particular comment to an old raid video back in Kara. Cybel was our designated raider who recorded all our raid hijinks back then. I was particularly proud of our first kill for Netherspite as it was a strategy I had suggested but not only did we get that first kill, it was how it played out during the video.

The fight had not been going for that long when the other healer (a holy priest) had died so I was left solo healing as Disc. Past the halfway mark, I was spitting mana so asked our shaman to try and spot heal. To be honest I don’t remember him doing much at the time but I was desperate to get the kill, which we did!

My big “Aww” moment came during the playback when the other priest had just died. Suddenly I read:

One healer down. One healer left. Don’t worry, it’s Cymre.

Unfortunately, the video no longer exists but lines like that can really make your day. Although thinking about it now, it’s been more like four years and I think it’s something I’ll always remember. Just like all the other gestures in-game and on this blog that have meant the world to me.

So in a word – Thanks! :)

Author: Cymre

Disc priest and relic hunter who loves collecting achievements, silver dragon shots and all things pets. You may know me as Cymre Brightblade. Catch all the pet battle strategies on my YouTube channel - CymreJones

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  1. Thank you for dropping comments in my blog too! It means a lot to me because I am happy that someone care and remember me :) I am so tiny and know so lil compare to you and Navi, but you guys been so kind enough to comment me back. I’m really touched. I was writing a post, thanking you and Navi but I have deleted it because I have to keep someone’s identity secret :)

    I love your post a lot! Made me think back all the sweet memories :) I’m gonna post one of this kindness in my blog hehe :) Just wanna ask, I read a lot of post of yours mentioning Coolidge, is he your real life partner?

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  2. That Coolidge is a swell fellow :) but he is lucky to have you too. A lovely post Cym!

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  3. Your stories were heartwarming and made my day. I think it’s kind gestures like those that go a long way and keep us playing the game! Great post! :)

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  4. Oh, clefthoof leather! I hadn’t remembered that for a while and it was really nice to get a flashback to BC so thanks for your kindness for the nostalgia!

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  5. @Cate – NP! I think everyone loves comments so I try and share the love :) Keeping someone’s identity secret? I’m intrigued but I respect your decision.

    Coolidge is my game and RL partner, yes :)

    Aww thx Nav :)

    Thx so much Saya :D

    You’re welcome Tome :)

    Yep, Fatboy. I’m sure a lot of people still remember him. His macro used to say “%T licks my giant manboob” One day I was fed up and said to him if he doesn’t stop using that macro on me (which was A LOT) then I would get Huga to kick his ass. Which as you know he did :P

    Alu had a habit of spitting on people and one time I was fed up with him doing that to me as well but I just asked him to stop which he did. I think the duel might have been something random…

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