The Kindness of Strangers

Yesterday while I hung out in Adunei working on my cultivation skill (basically I watch plants grow) and my apothecary skill – Torellis opened a trade window with me, and out of habit I closed it. Typically when people open a trade window with me and I don’t know them I assume it’s a mistake and they meant to click a vendor or trainer. Actually this time I thought it was me who had opened the window by mistake.

However, he opened it again, and in it placed a blue staff for me. It looked far nicer then the one I had been using for a few levels now. 

I don’t know who Torellis is, and I’m not sure I’ll ever come across them in game again but it really made my day. People talk about how kind their guilds are all the time – which is a given because, well who wants to be in a mean and stingy guild. Saylah from Mystic Worlds chattered some with me last night about how she’d gotten a few items from fellow CoW members and I think that it’s great that people are kind and generous. 

But there’s something oddly satisfying and special about being nice to someone you don’t even know, especially in a pvp game where you spend a grand portion of your time layin’ the smack down on the other side. (hey look, I’m trying here ok?) I sent Torellis a tell saying thank you (wow a real tell NOT from a gold farmer?!) and they replied with ‘np’ and that was the end of the conversation. They may have just been rolling around in tears laughing over my gimp gear, who knows. I like to think they were just being friendly. 

After spending a week and a half floundering around trying to decide what I wanted to play and where, I’ve come to the conclusion that my first attempt was the right one (for me). So I’ll be sticking with Stargrace on Averheim (In CoW) to level up, archmage seems fairly comfortable. I love being able to make potions, I use them all the time for all sorts of situations. It’s nice to be able to replenish health, or action points, or give myself extra buffs. Hopefully I can find a few talisman along the way to fill in those gear slots, or find a guild mate who’s doing it (or perhaps I’ll just start an alt for that). I’m level 8/7 as of yesterday, I’m hoping to inch my way closer to T2. I’ve got multiple characters hovering around that level range now, and it would be nice to stretch my legs and explore a bit more.


4 Responses to The Kindness of Strangers

  1. Mythokia says:

    I experienced this twice too. Once in EQ2, when I was still in my low 20s, playing on Oasis, a random level 50+ walked past me in Thundering Steppes, opened up trade and pass me a two handed staff, which I can’t remember the name of but it its lv 30+ weap that dropped in Runnyeye.

    Another was in WoW, while I was standing around the mailbox, someone gave me a couple of armor enchants.

  2. ogrebears says:

    ahhh i’m mid way through tier 2 now, and it pretty fun… i have been playing so much i haven’t been able to blog as much… I have like 10 blog post in my head.

  3. Cheston says:

    I have had a similar experience, during CE headstart random people would come up to me and unload their shaman gear, and I would do the same for their class. It was quite refreshing to see people helping each other out so much.

  4. ogrebears says:

    My name is ogrebears in warhammer


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