When I got home this evening, Alex was in the shower and Cassie was getting some dinner ready for them, and I had a few minutes to myself because I’m feeling pretty sick.
I logged in for my nightly chance at the Ahune staff on my Priest… nope. As usual, year after year.
I logged over onto my Druid to exchange more Justice for Honor, got myself a new PvP mount, and then checked the LFD box.
Satchel of Exotic Mysteries up?
Why, yes it is!
Shifty-eyes back and forth. I gots a few minutes, nobody is looking for me, let’s sneak one in.
I get End Time.
The group starts out a little inauspiciously, one of the players doesn’t react as we kill the first couple of packs of trash in the Ruby, but you know, things happen. I ask if everything is okay, and one of the other players says that person is just lagging back and is trying to reset their computer.
Okay, no problem, we hang out, do some Bear dances. A few minutes later they log back in, and from that moment on…
It’s a perfect run.
We had bosses go down with perfect smoothness. Everyone did their role, moved in concert, happiness and joy in abundance.
We had a few moments waiting for one of the other players in Obsidian, so we engaged in even more Bear dancing. More Druids! We want More!
It was everything a run should be. Fast, steady, smooth, people typed in complete words, there was even punctuation a time or two!
Nobody was rude to anyone, nobody complained about waiting for a few secs, and you know what?
Even with the waiting, things died faster than in most “go go go” groups I’ve been in, and dear lord I’ve tanked a lot of runs this week.
When the final boss died, I was sad to end out the run. I didn’t have time for another, but that was a group that simply all played well and made me happy to be a tank and do a random PUGged LFD.
It was the kind of run that reminds you how enjoyable the game can be when you have a team of people all working together towards a common goal instead of out for themselves or at cross-purposes.
If you happen to be running in LFD, and you see Aggressiøn-Dentarg, or Treetard-Dentarg (yes, I know, I know), or Dariusboo-Dalaren or Abw-Dalaran in your group…
Wave hello, and relax, because despite a certain wince-inducing name, these are all good players and I’d welcome them back in my groups any time. Damn it, I wish they all could be like these people. I really do.
When the run was over and we’d said our farewells, I zoned back into Stormwind, and opened my Satchel of Exotic Mysteries to see what flavor flask I got this time.
Behold, for the first time, something other than a Flask;
I’m telling you right here, right now, getting rewarded for a run like that seems like theft. It’s stealing, plain and simple.
Ah well. I may not have earned it, and I certainly don’t deserve it, but I’m a gonna ride it JUST like I stole it!
I guess it’s just a week for mounts, isn’t it?