I really miss working with these guys, along with some of the other people from our guild who were great people who made those long raid nights full of constant wiping entirely worth it. Some have left the game, some have changed servers, and some just aren't on nearly enough.
I shall now use my public forum to guilt them into coming back and/or playing more. Just kidding.
- Briele, our beautiful Priestess who saved my plate-covered backside on more than one occasion. Leveled Shadow, hit 70 and went Holy. Why? Because our guild needed her to. She'd stay up ridiculously late on tough raid nights even though it made going to school and/or working in the morning a nightmare. She's still around once in a while, but I'd love to see her around more.
- Willy, not only one of my healers, but also my RL brother-in-law (he's Cheesi's brother). His main was a Hunter, and he was a good one. When we realized we were short on healers, he started power-leveling the guild bank toon all the way to 70 and paid for a name change. He got a crash course in Holy Priesting and picked it up quickly. I think he may be on his way back after some RL stuff kept him out for several months. I hope it sticks.
- Vycodin, one of the bravest guys I know. Like Willy, his main was a Hunter. He initially brought a low-level Lock into the guild to test the waters, then brought his main, and finally became one of our most committed, loyal members. He took his Paladin (Vycodin) all the way to 70, like Willy, because of our healer shortage. Like Bri, he stayed up late with us more than once, much to his own detriment. He had to leave the game due to a RL issue that would break a lot of people. Even though I've never met him face to face, I consider him a friend and miss him terribly.
- And finally, there's Nagant. On our first Kara run, which included CoFers as well as members of an allied guild (who were extremely well-geared), Nag topped the damage meters despite being in mostly blues and a couple of greens. Anyone who thinks all Hunters are "huntards" who don't know anything about their class never met this guy...or most of the hunters in our guild, for that matter. If I put a blue square over a target for him to trap, I could always rest assured he would keep that mob out of my hair for as long as I needed him to. Besides his talent in-game, he was hilarious. The witty banter between Nag, Vyc, and another one of my favorite people (who's still active) Eckhart was purely epic. RP's more Nag's thing, so he ran off to an RP server to scratch that itch. Gotta figure out a good way to bribe him to come back.
The only one of the four I have consistent contact with out of the game is Willy, obviously, but even though I've never seen any of the others in real life, it doesn't change the fact that I consider them my friends. We've worked together, struggled together, and triumphed together. Just because that happened in a video game doesn't cheapen any of it.
Random, disjointed post over.