Ol’ Girl’s Still Got Some Life in ‘Er

My server isn’t fairing so well. In the past 6 months, we’ve seen the raiding guilds we had either dying or moving off-server until there are only a handful left still progressing even when you combine Horde & Alliance.

People have been saying Durotan is dead for years (literally), but this is the closest we’ve come to that being a true statement.

However, last night proved that we’re down but not out.

The Trouble with Nalak

It all started in a Nalak group. My daughter has been busy playing “her” paladin, and she was playing at the same time as me yesterday evening before bed.


Someone in the guild said there was a Nalak group forming, so I volunteered my priest.

Then I had a great idea–get my daughter in the group. Sure, she’d do barely any DPS and probably die, but I could more than make up her dps and man, would she have fun!

…Except there wasn’t a warlock in the group, and we couldn’t use the summoning stone because she was only level 88. When I broke that news to my daughter, she started to cry.

“I know it’s silly, but I was really looking forward to coming!” she said through her tears.

The Plea

So before we pulled Nalak, I asked the raid group for help. I explained the situation and several volunteered to go do Sha & Galleon for my daughter:


When the smoke cleared over Nalak’s corpse, I dropped the raid and started inviting people. Many of the people from the original raid group joined, and then as I asked in Trade and Guild, I got more and more players.

Some came for themselves. Some came just to help the Lil Raider. I appreciate every single person that joined.

The Kills!

My daughter was a BUNDLE OF EXCITEMENT as we got ready to pull Sha. “What if I can’t remember the buttons? What do I do? One, two, three, four, right? Where do I stand? Is everyone here yet?”

When we pulled, she diligently ran up to the boss and started whacking on it. Her DPS? 7k. Her smile? It made Luke Skywalker’s Light Saber look like a flashlight.

When Sha was at 25%, she said, “You’re almost down, bad guy!”

When she found out we were going to Galleon, she was thrilled. “There’s another one?!”

By the end, she had seen her first 2 bosses ever, was terribly excited, and faith in (most) of my server was restored.

You did a good thing, Durotan. Thank you.



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8 responses to “Ol’ Girl’s Still Got Some Life in ‘Er

  1. I absolutely love this. It reminds me of some of the greatest times I have had on this game. When it comes down to it, it is the comraderie that I enjoy most. In the landscape of LFR/LFG, it is increasingly difficult to find, it seems. Stories like this make me tear up. I also have a warlock, and I recently transferred her to Alliance, so I’d be happy to summon her sometime. 🙂

    • battlechicken

      Woot! Yay for warlocks with summoning stones! lol.

      But yeah, it seems like there’s a lot less community camaraderie “in the wild,” so-to-speak, so it made me very happy. 😀

  2. I saw your tweet and was pleased! And I am pleased to see a blog post – it’s been ages!

    • battlechicken

      It has been aaagggeeesss. Once we all get settled to the kids being back in school, I’m hoping I’ll be blogging even more often again. 😀

  3. That’s a wonderful story – nice to see humans be human…

  4. battlechicken

    Yes indeed.

  5. That is why I love my little server. Things like this. I’m looking forward to the server change to come but I hope we don’t lose this either.

    • battlechicken

      The funny thing about my server is that I so often see the other side: the trolls, the jerks, the greedy. I think now it’s just because they’re the loudest. It’s good to remember that when I’m facepalming over a remark in Trade. lol

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