Last Thursday, I got called in to help finish up the last few bosses in Ulduar. Not a big deal…one of the great perks of Real ID and cross-realm raiding is being able to help out your friends. So I hopped on my Alliance hunter and headed in.
However, I should point out that this was a very remarkable, noteworthy occasion. The person I was helping was my good friend Rosaa (of Heavy Wool Bandage, and @rosaamarilla on Twitter). She’d always wanted to finish Ulduar, but had never been able to, due to some really paralyzing social anxiety issues (I don’t say that lightly). Running group content has always been a struggle for her, and raiding, of course, was even more intimidating. She’s written about this in more detail in this post.
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I’ve read Rades’s telling of the tale four or five times now, and I get teary every time. My main was a hunter, as was his, when I first started following him on Twitter, and I was full of fangirl awe. “OMG! The guy who writes Orcish Army Knife is on Twitter!” Knowing that we’ve come from me being too scared to tweet to him all the way to him writing a post about helping with this, calling me his friend, and saying he’s proud of me… I have no words for that. <3Source: blamerades