World of Warcraft can be a brutal
place. You may be made fun of, criticized, trolled, or experience
tons of other nasty things while in game. With that being said, this
is far from the norm. There are plenty of nice players who play the
game. However, even the nicest player can find themselves falling
into the trap of being not so nice. It is so easy to fall into this
routine, especially while sitting behind the safety of a computer
screen. In fact, one of the main complaints
In fact, one of the main complaints of
new players is that they feel like outcasts and that the player base
of World of Warcraft is made up of nasty types. Kindness can go a
long way, even in a video game and if we take the time to be kind to
just one other player it could go a long way to make the game a
friendlier place for everyone. Random acts of kindness are all the
rage nowadays. People everywhere head out into the wide world and do
nice things for total strangers with no expectation of a thank you.
So why not take this trend into the gaming world?
Below you will find 5 random acts of
kindness that you can do while you are in game. Trust me when I say
that doing any of these will make you feel great!
Heal in a Battleground
When entering a battleground setting
like the classic Alterac Valley or the much newer versions such as
Deepwind Gorge, it is easy to get swept up in the moment. We want to
destroy the enemy and shot, stab, blow apart, or otherwise take part
in the killing process. Healing in these types of settings seems to
be a dull option by far.
However, healing is just as important
(and can secure a win) as much as taking out enemies. It keeps your
allies alive and kicking that much longer and while they may not say
it, a heal is really appreciated. So take a step back from the action
and decide to spend a few PvP matches just healing. It will be a
pleasant surprise to those around you, beneficial to your entire
team, and an easy act of kindness you can complete without a ton of
Resurrect a Random
We've all witnessed it. A random player
of our faction struggling to kill a mob and eventually losing the
battle. Perhaps we were too far away or maybe we were engaged in our
own battle, but we just didn't make it in time to save them. As their
corpse lies sadly on the ground it is pretty easy to walk away at
this point and leave them to make the walk of shame themselves. While
graveyard locations have gotten better, some of those walks are still
a pretty long trek.
So instead of walking away, how about
throwing a rez to that unfortunate player. Of course you can only do
this if your class permits. It only takes a few seconds of your time
and will be much appreciated by the player and will give you that
warm fuzzy feeling deep inside. Nothing like an act of kindness that
will only cost you a few seconds and some mana.
Run an Outdated Instance
There is nothing more annoying than
random players whispering you to run an instance. Especially when
that instance is far below your level and pretty outdated in terms of
gear for you. With that being said, when you consider how cool it
would be to have a high level player zoom you through an instance at
the speed of light, you can kind of understand why these types of
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So, for this random act of kindness it
will be required of you to make some low level players dreams come
true. Pick a low level instance and advertise through whatever means
you feel like using that you will run low levels through. Get a group
and do the instance. While it may make you want to eyeroll, it won't
take you much time to blow through it and you will be making several
low level players very, very happy. Not to mention that you might
find yourself becoming slightly nostalgic as you wander places you
haven't been inside in quite awhile. Run one instance or several,
either way you can check another one off the list for a random act of
kindness in World of Warcraft.
We all have that one person we know who
is desperately trying to collect materials to make an awesome item.
They dedicate time, money, and tons of effort to the process and
never seem to get tired of it. While part of the satisfaction of
having such an item is earning the materials yourself, sometimes it
is nice to have a helping hand.
So the next time you see someone in
your guild, a friend, or even a complete stranger, looking for
materials or a cooldown that you have on hand consider offering them
to them. Totally free. Sure you could probably make money off these
materials, but sometimes giving something expecting nothing in return
provides us the best kind of reward. Try to shut off that little
portion of your mind that tells you that you should force them to pay
for this and you will probably find, after witnessing their
happiness, that you won't be sorry that you did.
Throw a Buff
Doing nice things doesn't always mean
you have to do something big and extravagant. In fact some of the
best acts of kindness in and out of game are small ones. That is
where the final idea on our list comes in. Buffs are easy to dish
out, cost you relatively nothing, and can be beneficial to almost
everyone in the game. So why not make it your goal to throw a buff to
at least a few players a day? It will improve their play experience
and more than likely cause them to pause and think Hey! That was
really nice!. It may also encourage them to do the same for other
players starting a chain of buffing goodness.
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That concludes our choices for 5 random
acts of kindness you can perform easily in game. What acts of
kindness do you typically find yourself taking part in? What acts of
kindness have been performed for you? Share them with us in the
comments section below!
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