I am not a Raider.
I want to be clear on this, before I show my ignorance.
I am not a raider.
Are we clear? Ok. Just so you know.
I am not a raider, I’m an RPer at heart. And, that is why I want to raid.
“What?! That doesn’t make sense!” you say.
Sure it does, and this is why. I like to RP because I like the story. The narrative is everything to me. I love the back-story, and the story that we get to make. Even though I’m currently not in an RP guild (Sentinel – US), I still enjoy the story.
One particular thing that I’ve really enjoyed in WotLK, has been the transitioning code (not sure if this is what people have called “phasing” or not). There is an event in Dragonblight that is glorious, and….and…I can’t say more lest I spoil it for those not through it yet. There is a transition in Ice Crown that makes Skinners cry. What is really neat is that the transitions make it seem like I am actually having a consequence upon the storyline in WotLK. It is as if people are able to actually take part in the story, making concrete contributions.
Ok, so I like fantasy stories…what does that have to do with “Raiding?”(!)
Here it is: The Raiding Instances are the last couple of chapters to the very gooooood book, called WoW. I want to experience the end of the story, thus I desire to Raid.
Yes, I like the upgrade items that can come with Raiding. Yes, I’ve enjoyed the triumph and challenge of finally learning the phases of a boss, and getting him to eat dirt. Yes, I enjoy the camaraderie of a team focused upon a single goal. Yes, yes, yes!
But mostly, I want to see, and even be in, the end of the Story.
To this end, I must say Thank You to <Summit> of Blackwater Raiders Server – US. I must give the greatest shout-out to Eluial, the one that granted me access to see all of the wonderful BC content.
I would be remiss if I didn’t also mention Lodakai of <Phoenix Rising>, on Sentinels Server – US, as well. You’ve given me the chance to see portions of Naxx, that I in no way deserve to have seen. Every chance I get to run with your group I count as a blessing.