Rades at Orcish Army Knife: 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.
About a month ago, she wrote a really poignant Letter to Brann Bronzebeard explaining what Ulduar meant to her. It’s written by Fizzy, her old character, but like most of us, the line between Rosaa’s main and Rosaa IRL overlaps pretty closely. I really recommend reading it, for a reminder of what this “game” can really mean to people, beneath the veneer of loot and drops and shinies.
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