Day 13 is about the people (players/bloggers) that I admire.
The two bloggers that I admired most are no longer WoW bloggers.
I already mentioned the retired BRK and Aspect of the Hare in a previous post. They’ve gone on to bigger and better things. Combine them with another (vocational) blog (that is defunked), and they inspired me to venture into the blogosphere. I can’t say enough about them. They were all so honest, so transparent, so unapologetic in their candor. They were a true delight.
If I had to pick my favorite of all of them, it would be Need More Rage. His wit and brevity is astounding. The ideas that he pulls out of his hat are magnificent. He can take a single picture, a few words, and leave you literally rolling on the floor.
I’ve played since 2006. I can’t remember the names of everyone that I’ve enjoyed the game with. However, there is one player that sticks out. Her character name is/was Bjorke. She started on Blackwater Raider’s server, and then transferred her whole guild to Moon Guard. She is the epitome of a hard core role player. She truly made the game what she wanted it to be. Her play was only limited by her own imagination, thus the game seemed to always be fresh when I was with her.
There were others, for sure. Sterilized and the players of <Feral Claw> from back in the day. Eluil was a druid that showed me what it meant to raid. There were more, so many more. Yet, my memory fails me.
As of current players, it has to be the GM of <Phoenix Rising>, Sentinel’s server. Her character’s name is Alawren. She cares for every member of the guild, as if we were her real life brothers and sisters. Heck, I’m sure she thinks of some of us as her children (not me). 🙂 Her dedication to her guild-mates is humbling. I’m honored just to be considered one of her guild members.
For everyone that has ever entered my digital life, I want to say “Thank You.”
Thank you for being a part. Thank you for making me a better player. Thank you for giving me one of your most precious commodities: your time.
To the ones in the past, I miss you. To the ones in my future, I look forward to meeting you. To the ones in my present, you honor me more than you know.