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Breakfast Topic: A message to someone who's left a lasting impression

Matt Perovich

This Breakfast Topic has been brought to you by Seed, the AOL guest writer program that brings your words to WoW Insider's pages.

I've played World of Warcraft since October of 2006 and during that time have seen many realms, their communities, and the special people that have made a lasting impression on my WoW memories. Many of my friends and family have also switched their character's names, transferred to other realms, or even faction-changed (or some wicked combination of the three!) -- but when that happens, you lose that factor of recognition, and you sometimes even lose a friendship along the way.

When I was in my PvP is my all and everything mode, I hopped across realms, switched names, and swapped races to try and find the right teams, the right realms, and the right players so I could maximize my Arena ratings and potential. But in doing so, I burned many bridges across the way, until I met a particular Undead rogue who made a lasting impression on me. He guided me through class-by-class duels when I was a novice. He never hesitated to give me constructive criticism and helpful advice when I lost 0-100 against a death knight. And he certainly never told me to "get good" or any of the other >9,000 ways someone can insult you.

And when I left my home realm, I felt I owed it to him to write him a letter before I left. I didn't know this guy in real life, but something just told me I had to. I told him I was grateful for his kind words, his encouragement, and his patience and that I wished him the best in his WoW career, as he had in mine.

And there it is! This is what I said to the person who made the most lasting impression. What would you say to that someone?

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