Saturday, March 24, 2007
The Titles We Share
These days I seem to be surrounded by Lords. Maybe I just notice it now that my guild has reached level 60. Getting any guild to level 60 is a LOT of work. Getting a 15 member guild to level 60 takes (and makes) good friends (plus the work).
I'll admit that I used to mutter about the 4P lords who cant find the working end of thier 20P mounts. I was convinced that many of the raid-types I'd fallen in with were WAY too concerned about beating the game instead of playin it. Mostly that came from raid comments about my inability to maintain the requisite X.y K dps rate our group would need for the boss mob.
Now I will bite my lip... just long enough to remember the day I looked at the guild roster and found an officer dubbed me "The Writinator". It was one of those things you can't ask for, but always hope you get.
Although it is just two words, that title means more to me than any in-game items that 250P could buy. It hints at the countless trips back to NQ for just-another-before-I-FAAK writ. It highlights all the late nights chasing MOBs around with the ever-rotating cast of guild and pick-up groups. Finally, it voices the satisfaction I get from seeing "Knight-Captain" written in 200,000plus guild status points.
There are two more words I'd like to add to some of my raiding associates vocabularies. I know they are un-impressed by monikers like "The Writinator"... maybe they should just practice "thank you" and display a more important personal title.
100,000 guild status points later I finally climbed the berserker line far enough to get the Executioner title. The axe and darkelf form make it work...
There is a second title I wear at ALL times. I thank all my fellow and future Shades of Destiny guild members for letting me be associated with a great group of people who share my love of the game.