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!
Part 3 of the GU53? Do you have anything else to add? Thanks in advance for your future random acts of kindness :)) hehehe…..
I am actually leveling mine up on the Oasis server – but I have spent a great deal of time on Antonia Bayle, and it is by far one of the most populated servers. This comes with upsides and downsides. Population is fantastic, but there’s also a little more lag then you may typically find on another server, and there are issues from time to time with the database.
As far as leveling up socially, I don’t think any other server does it better then AB.
Nope, one week, 1-80. It’s do-able when you have other level 80’s already (getting a bonus to experience) as well as have raid geared characters helping you out, and have 5 years worth of potions to /claim, hehe.
The first Christmas holiday after UO launched, I spent hours on Christmas eve night and into Christmas Day giving out little pouches with 100 gold in them. I would just run around the towns randomly handing out these pouches to everyone I saw and wishing them all the best during the holidays.
Level from 1 to 80 in a week?! … or am I wrong in assuming that when you said new, you meant level 1? I really want to play some Eq2 again, thanks to your posts and tweets. So far the only thing the Aion launch has done s make me excited to play games I already own, but haven’t played in a while. :)
Are you playing your ranger on the Antonia Bayle server, or a different one? Would you recommend Antonia Bayle to a player who was interested in raising a character in a very social way ( guild/pugs )?