Random Acts of Uberness
Anonymous tank, US Emberstorm battlegroup I queued up for Gundrak today, and we did the first couple of pulls and downed the boss no problem. I was relieved to see that the group might make it, but in the middle of a trash pull after the first boss, the tank dropped group without a word, leaving the rest of us to clean up the mess. We tried doing the next boss ourselves with a ret pally tanking while we waited for a new tank, but it didn't work out. Then the hunter says to us, "Don't drop group, I want to try something." He logs and gets reinvited on his DK with 56K health. He said, "That queue's too long to wait 40 minutes for another tank; I'll run you through." He pulled everything. I got so much XP and it went so fast. I was incredibly grateful. I'm sorry I can't remember your name, but thanks again so much! I only hope I can pay the favor forward sometime. -- Themba, <Nevermore>, US Wyrmrest Accord-H
Jordanian, US Dark Iron-A I was running a random Ramps group and healing my way through it. All was smooth and we beat Omor the Unscarred. The caster neckpiece dropped and, as a healer, I naturally rolled need. However, the ret pally in the group also rolled need. Then, after a bit of a delay, a feral druid in the group also rolled need. The feral druid won and I was a bit annoyed, even if I said nothing. However, the druid (Jordanian of Dark Iron) traded the necklace to me right away. He said that he watched the ret pally roll and thought it was weak, so he rolled need as well to double my chances. Thanks, Jordanian for that small act of uberness. -- Catatumba, US Emerald Dream-A
Aringor, US Terenas Aringor used to be Nivar from Shadow Council. Running heroics with three other guildies, we pugged in Nivar. He played smart DPS. After our first dungeon together, we asked him to stay because he was good fun. Next was Pit of Saron. Our heals and tank were barely geared for it. After three wipes on the final boss, Nivar willingly came back for number four. When we beat the boss on that run, it was euphoric. Afterwards, Nivar screenshotted our names, soon had an alt on our server, then paid for a server change to run with us often. That's uber. -- Anonymous
<Dark Horizon>, US Eonar-A So, I took a two-month break from WoW, and when I log back on, I'm still in my old guild. They said they don't need me, and I'm undergeared for their progression, so I left. Then, I saw an advertisement for <Dark Horizon>, and I joined! It's a small yet very cool 10-man guild. They accepted me even though I wasn't in decent gear (about a 2,750 GearScore), and they're helping me out! Thanks guys, and cheers to more raiding! -- Levelten, <Dark Horizon>, US Eonar-A
Phosella, US Eonar-A Phosella, a DK tank (admittedly, in my guild), was running me through PoS to try and get a few pieces of gear. We got to Garfrost, and due to a sudden lag spike for the healer, four of us died. Phosella was still alive, however. I've run with her before, and I knew that she was good but had already written it off as a wipe at 30%. I then proceeded to lay there on the ground, with my release timer counting down, watching Pho tank and DPS Garfrost while healing herself. She only dropped below 50% health once (and only below 75% twice, total), didn't switch into blood presence until the last 5% or so of the fight, and laid Garfrost out flat. The entire party was stunned at what had happened. The healer dropped group after saying they felt unneeded, and it was the first time I didn't mind a corpse run into a heroic. I wanted to let everyone else on the Vindication battlegroup know that if you ever end up in a random with Phosella, know that you're in good hands. -- Anonymous, <Semper Fii>, US Eonar-A
Heroic Drak'Tharon Keep group, Stormstrike-H battlegroup Yesterday I dinged 80 on my DK and decided to start running heroics this morning. We ported into H:DTK, at which point a hunter (I won't say his name, because maybe he was just having a bad day) immediately started saying (at least 5 times), "Kick Ajali, his gear sucks." I was waiting for the inevitable vote-kick (after all, these guys were all well-geared and probably wanted to blow through the place). Instead, the other three party members started mocking and insulting the hunter.
- [Hunter], in your expert opinion, should I try tackling Heroic Gundrak before or after I get LK down?
- If we had better gear, the bosses would just surrender and give us our frost badges.
- (On every pull from Dred to Tharon'ja) yells: [Sanctified Lightsworn Handguard] [Broken Ram Skull Helm] Cower before my T10, fiend!
- (After linking Tharon'ja Recount): Hey hunter, it appears that Ajali did 40 more DPS than you... Confirm/Deny?
Anyway, it made me happy to see such fun people who are willing to stand up to the elitist attitude exhibited by some. Hopefully this will inspire some other geared people to be more tolerant of new 80s. I know when I'm in that position myself, I will. -- Ajali
, US Thrall-H
Peacepipe, US Grizzly Hills-A
After having to help tank a random when the original tank bailed, I respecced my warrior as a tank, bought a green shield off the AH and queued up for a random. I got BFD -- my fist time in there and first time really trying to tank. You led us around with a friendly word and healed like a pro. You were helpful and helped me feel like I really could get the hang of this tanking thing. You were even gracious when the rogue ninja'd a healing belt off the last boss. Thanks for healing my first dungeon as a tank -- hope to run into you in randoms again! -- The nub warrior tank on Ghostlands
Sisay, US Wildhammer-A, and Seriko, US Moonrunner-A
Quick shout-out to Sisay of Wildhammer and Seriko of Moonrunner. I never thought I could have so much fun on my druid in Warsong Gulch, but the both of you allowing me to carry the flag the way you did let me get my Ironman
. That totally made my day. Thank you guys so much, and best of luck. :D -- Phoibos, US Baelgun-A
Keno, Jakesullye, Morkidar, Ransac, <Cheers>, US Arathor-A
Three Cheers to Keno, Jakesullye, Morkidar and Ransac of the guild <Cheers> from US Arathor-A. I had just hit 80 on my resto shaman 10 minutes before I queued, expecting to get rejected because of my blues and greens. Instead I was immediately matched with these guys in heroic Nexus -- and I'm so happy. Keno took time to check my mana between pulls, they were encouraging and made this resto shaman feel capable. Thanks guys. I was fully expecting a horrible group, and you guys were amazing. -- Atsila, US Spirestone-A
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Don't try to type out this next guy's name, or you may feel as if the hit-and-run shown above had happened to you. Øçëäñ of US Silvermoon-A sent us this screenshot after a spot of kiting, having worked Thrym
all the way down to K3. Although we did initially wonder how long something like that took, we have to admit being even more fascinated by the prospect of how long it takes Øçëäñ to spell his own name ...
A noble achievement
Missbank the Noble of US Madoran-H found herself unable to send her armory link to The Classifieds along with news of her Noblegarden title
. You see, she's too young to have an armory link -- poor Missbank is only level 1. "I have always been a grand fan of tricking out my bank," she writes. "I've got heirloom gear, holiday gear, with holiday pets, all of it matching (as seen in the pictures) and I've gone to an extreme. I saw an oppurtunity for my level 1 bank toon to get a title. I did it for purposes of trading. I find that people respect players in guilds and who have titles a little more than titleless and guildless people. On a bank toon, it's nearly impossible.
"As it stands, I started early Sunday morning (as soon as the eggs were hidden) and grinded and grinded, until I got everything but for the high-level zone-running. With the help of my ambitious and awesome friend, Ambassador Acosta of Madoran, and the help of her Black War Mammoth, we braved the deserts and the dangers of the crater. I died countless time, being ripped apart by it seemed the whole map at times. She was a constant help all the way through."