Frostheim at Warcraft Hunters Union: Any list of the most influential hunters that have made big contributions to the hunter community would include Mania. She maintains Petopia, the go-to source for pet information for all hunters, a complete and comprehensive source for all hunter pet info. In addition she built what I think are the greatest hunter forums on the web — the one place that has a friendly and welcoming community, rather than one with tons of trolls and asshats spoiling the experience for new hunters trying to learn.
Over on her blog Mania just made the post, I Have a Tumor, revealing that she’s been diagnosed with cancer, specifically myxoid liposarcoma. It is apparently not as bad as it might have been (2 years to live), but it’s nonetheless bad and really shitty news. Mania will be going into surgery soon and with luck will be left with enough muscle in her leg to retain full use of it. In her post Mania says, “I’m pretty annoyed about the entire thing, especially since it’s happening during the Mists of Pandaria beta” which I think we can agree is a fairly badass reaction.
I can’t imagine there’s much we can do to make her feel better, other than to express our sympathy and let her know how much we appreciate her and are pulling for her.
You can hop over to her post and leave a comment there. Alternatively, let me suggest that you could create a motivational poster (perhaps pet-related?) in support of Mania, or suggest the item and flavor text for an in-game item in Mania’s honor, which I think is overdue anyway. If you want to do a post you can email it to me and I’ll update this post to include them all (as well as all item suggestions left in the comments).
We love you Mania!
Read Frost’s article at WHU.