You know, compliments just feel right. Well, not all of the time. For some of us, compliments are unwanted attention. For others, it is the red hot brick of conviction due to our lack of actually deserving the compliment. But, for the normal everyday run of the mill scenario; a compliment is a glorious thing.
My Effin-Caligan is making is way along in the World (of Warcraft) just fine. Here take a look at a more current picture:
I’ve become more willing to tank pugs as of late. I like to think that I’m actually getting “better” at tanking, but a part of me wonders if it isn’t that Prot Paladins aren’t just really over powered.
Hey, I’m not complaining! It is just…I think we cleared at least one boss sans healer!
I’m just saying… >.>
Ok, back to compliments! So, I’ve been running more pugs as a tanks lately. It seems that Wrath instances are zerg fests, so to break the monotony I’ve started to type a bit more in the /p channel (other than just heya). I’ve still run into the “jerks,” the “gogogo(s),” and the “lolL2PlayNoob!” Those guys are always fun. Interesting, not much of it has been centered on me though. Again, either I’m getting better or my spec makes up for my failadin tendencies.
Today a few really nice things happened. I was complimented about three times, over just as many instances. Also, right before I logged this afternoon I saw some white words splash across my screen.
You remember the “white words” don’t you? Those are the things you find in the /s channel; which is then able to be seen by everyone in your close proximity! That’s right, someone was speaking to me in /s and it wasn’t a guildy!
It was a mage of approximate level, and he said “hi” to me, and asked me how I was doing. I was dumbfounded. Who was this guy? How does he know me, or at least think it is a good idea to pretend to know me.
I let out a “heya,” and asked how he was doing. We chatted for a little bit, but then I had to ask him where he knew me from.
We had actually instanced together before. We had been thrown together in the LFD tool. He had such a good experience that he “friended” me and made a note about me being a good tank!
Look. This is minor stuff. I get that. But, I’ve had serious confidence issues as a tank thus far. Hearing someone, even a random person, say that they remember you “because you did a good job” is heaven on earth to a person with a confidence deficit.
So, if you have a chance today…say something nice. Let it be to a random person who you really think is doing a good job. I’m not asking you to lie. I’m just asking you to communicate a little bit. Say something positive to a person.
Spread the love, baby!
When was the last time someone said something nice about you?