Last night I noticed the Darkmoon Rabbit was up with a lone Alliance gnome warlock just sitting outside the cave on his water strider so I excitedly told Cool and Luxy about it. I then whispered the gnome to see if he was working on a raid for it, to which he replied “[he] was sorting one out”. I politely asked for an invite and waited patiently – only to be asked if I happened to have a Disc spec. I replied that I didn’t as I haven’t been Disc since 85 on my Alliance toon and have only done a few world boss kills lately. His response left me stunned, “We should be good then, thanks anyway”.
Really? No invite?
Surely he doesn’t want to just roll on it for himself, a friend or sell it in the AH. So I asked him about it and proceeded to tell him that I had killed the rabbit multiple times, including that toon. He then asked if there was another toon I would like to bring. Well no, this is it for Alliance.
So I logged out to see if I could form a raid on Horde. Being close to midnight and on an Alliance-heavy server, I didn’t have high hopes but I wanted to try anyway. By the time they had killed it with only seven in their raid, I had managed to scrounge together five people. Unfortunately, one was Tome who couldn’t come in the end due to the time difference restraints of CRZ so I apologised for getting her hopes up.
It saddens me that a rabbit that spawns maybe twice a week per month – if you’re lucky enough to even see it once in that time – will cause others to deny someone an invite just because they have their own agenda for the drop. I have never denied anyone a raid invite, especially when it’s something that is still highly coveted (by me included). Believe me when I say I check the cave every day and still battle Jeremy for the Eye which he should surely give up one of these days. I’ve even spent weeks trying to do pet trades and generating gold on other servers to try and buy one but as of yet I’m still trying.
Later that night Cool and I were flying through the Wilds when we noticed a level 87 Alliance monk fighting a Warscout with another 90 player. The monk was getting pretty low on health and the Warscout was past 50% so said we should help him get the kill on our main horde toons at the time. Unfortunately, the monk had died by that stage so I went ahead and reset the warscout so the monk could have another go. Sadly, this didn’t happen as the other 90 Alliance player tagged the warscout and the 87 monk flew off an a friend’s rocket. When I saw this, I decided to stop DPS’ing as I wanted to help the little guy get something that was challenging for his level.
I’ve helped countless individuals get their legendaries, chest pieces and other achievements, etc. so I can only hope that when the time comes for me to complete my legendary in Ulduar, there will be names I recognise who would genuinely like to help and not be there for any hidden agenda like a mount, or similar. Maybe that’s why I only have a select number of individuals who talk to me in-game. Maybe I should share less of my experiences/tips on the blog so people have a reason to talk to me personally.
Don’t forget that the blog doesn’t really tell you everything there is to know about me and what you read may not be the whole story. I do tend to wear my heart on my sleeve and can be uplifted by heroic stories I see on the news. But if I’m having a bad day you don’t tend to see it unless I tell you or you read about it in a post. I’ve also been known to tear up after watching a hallmark commercial but to the people who have wronged me in the past, I don’t wish any serious ill-will but can the same be said for others?
…but I digress.