Random Acts of Kindness – in Game
Sure, it may be a video game, but that doesn’t mean that random acts of kindness don’t affect our moods and dispositions in very real ways. Each player is controlled by a real person (well, in most cases) and they have real emotions. You have the power as an individual to help someone have a fantastic day, or a horrible day, just by game play. That’s a pretty powerful thing when you think about it.
Yesterday morning I decided to randomly help out a guild mate get some levels on her new fury. She plays the raid warden, and offered to create a fury and get them to level 80 by next weekend in order to gear out with a mythical. It’s a lot of work and requires a lot of time, I have so many alts I know just how difficult it can be to do in such a short span of time. While I didn’t know her that well, she was still a guild mate and I wanted to help, so I spent a few hours yesterday morning (along with Hamal) taking the fury through the instances in the Clefts of Rujark (Scornfeathers Roost, Vaults of Dust) as well as Hidden Cache, and then off to Tomb of the Living in sinking sands. She managed to ding from 56-59, and I felt really good helping her out. I didn’t expect anything in return.
While I didn’t expect anything in return – I am a big believer of karma. Later on in the day I had not one amazing thing happen to me but four, performed by someone who I’ll leave nameless on here out of respect for privacy. It wasn’t something that was earth shattering that they did, but it was still something random, and unexpected, that completely caught me off guard and left me dazed for the remainder of the day in some happy stupor of bliss. It was awesome to say the least.
My challenge for today is for everyone out there in game to do one completely random act of kindness for someone. It doesn’t matter if they don’t appreciate it in return, do it anyhow. It doesn’t matter how big or small the act of kindness may be – give it a try. You never know, you may have just put a smile on their face that will last the entire day. Have you ever done a random act of kindness or had one done back to you and want to share? Feel free to leave a comment below! I’m always interested in hearing about these things.
I started a new ranger! A gnome. Named Willamina. She’s a quest character, won’t be power leveled through anything. I figured I would write a weekly rp story about the character (for my own interests of course) as she explores Norrath. I have a background made up for her and I’m looking forward to it. So far she’s on the Queens Colony, level 8, exploring.
GU53 is slated to go live on Tuesday the 22nd and you can bet that I am mighty excited. In the mean time, have a fantastic weekend and happy gaming no matter where it finds you!