Personal Agendas

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.

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. A shame they were less than accommodating. But it doesn’t matter – those who are less than helpful will get the same to them one day. Too bad for them.

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    • Don’t worry, I’m a firm believer in karma.

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  2. I haven’t seen a lot of that behavior, but one in particular comes to mind. It was from a guildie that wanted to DPS in a series of guild dungeon runs I was organizing. I have very limited play time and so I only focus on one spec on my main (frost DK). This allows me to be pretty good with it, but because of that I have very little experience tanking. In this instance, I was the one getting the group together but the guildie wanted me to tank so he could DPS (we already had two other pure DPS). Between each dungeon he repeatedly kept pushing me to switch roles with him.
    It was very disconcerting for me to have someone within my own guild pushing me to do something I wasn’t comfortable with just so they could play the role they wanted without regard to my anxiety about tanking on my DK. After a couple of runs I decided to do something else, and the group got someone else to tank so this individual could DPS on my place.
    I try to play the way I treat people in RL. With dignity and respect, at least until they prove otherwise. This incident stuck with me for two weeks until I eventually let it go, but it certainly cut into my enjoyment of the game.

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    • I can certainly understand where you’re coming form and I try to do the same with how I treat people. I’m sorry to hear that you’ve experienced such behaviour – particularly from someone within your guild.

      This incident in nothing huge in the big scheme of things but it bothers me (more-so last night) when it happens behind the animosity of someone’s monitor.

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  3. It sadens me to hear about this. The world is full with ppl with their own agendas, who doesn’t seem to care about others at all…and it takes a lot of strenght to not let it get to you and get you down. Something I try to do, but I’m not so sure I always succed in that.

    I hope you’re luck turns around, not just with the drops of pets, but the ppl you run in to. Wouldn’t it be great to have a day where you only ran in to “nice ppl” in-game? :)

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    • Luckily these nuggets are only now and then but at times I feel everyone just needs a reminder that a player is more than a just group of pixels.

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  4. OMG! I didn’t know that was what happened previously. I sometimes think people who may have no power or control irl login to WoW and take it out on people there because it’s the only place they can, that’s crazy. I think I’ve only been excluded because of my level but even then they changed their mind when they found filling the raid proved difficult.

    And I was happy anyway because I’d forgotten the Faire was in town and my little Monk needs to do those profession quests.

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    • Glad I could help in some way. :)

      With all the face slapping between you and Matty, he must be feeling really raw by now.

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  5. I’m sorry to hear that this happened to you. You are very right, people do need to remember that there are other human beings on the other end of those pixels. Sadly, I suspect that many of these jerks already know that though :(

    Hopefully your luck turns around soon! *hugs*

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