Our next Random Act of Uberness appears to be a golden oldie, which we almost disallowed based on age until we realized that such a deep, lasting impression made the kudo that much more cool!
Caught being uber: Night elf druid on Winterhoof (US-Alliance)
I've always had a problem with keeping my character count under control; I've hit the account limit multiple times. This issue started early in my WoW
days, mid-Wrath of the Lich King
, so naturally I never had much gold. But I was content to wander, explore, and reroll whenever I felt like it.
Several weeks in, I had once again switched toons, this time to a night elf druid on Winterhoof. As I was entering Stormwind by way of Darnassus, a fellow night elf druid whispered me. I can't quite recall the exact conversation but by the end of our chat, she'd given me gold, gear, and crafting advice and had even offered to give me more gear as I leveled. I repeatedly thanked her but she told me it was okay because "Druids stick together."
Sometime afterward, while I was still fairly new, I tripped into becoming a guild master. I received a guild invite, didn't know what it meant, clicked accept, and then promptly forgot about it. At some point, the GM passed his mantle to me; it took me weeks to notice. I eventually dropped this inactive guild and made a new one, still not completely understanding what it meant to have a guild. This guild was more successful than the last and I suddenly found myself in charge of helping a dozen-plus online members at any one time (pre-guild leveling days). Thankfully, by then I had learned to look up talent trees, quests, items, etc. and was able to help my own newbies navigate their way around Azeroth.
But still, I had very little wealth of my own. I didn't farm often, I never took from my gbank, and I often found myself busy helping others when online. At level ~70, I still hadn't purchased dual spec, which at that time was 1,000 gold. I had nowhere near 1,000 gold and I was constantly tapped as our only dedicated healer for dungeon runs which drained me pretty quickly. Pre-RDF, I scheduled dungeon runs to help everyone see content they would normally miss; this required hoofing it to nearby summoning stones hours before the run was to start and parking.
This same druid saw me around Stormwind, whispered me again, and asked if I had bought my dual spec yet. I told her no, that I couldn't afford it, and she gave me the gold right on the spot! Suddenly, I had a second spec to play with! I hadn't been anything but restoration in months! This breathed a breath of fresh air into my WoW experience and helped to catapult me to level 80, my druid being the first of my characters to cap.
I don't play her anymore but she's still sitting in the same guild, with the same name, on the same server. No matter how much character pruning I do, she always remains. I think it was this player's influence that taught me to help others when I can just like she helped me years ago. -- @dollfaise
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