Dear Reader, this is a serious post. Don’t worry about the “State of the Market, pt. 2” for a while. It’s half written, and will be released soon. Here’s my motivation for this post: I was recently listening to the AIE Podcast (#68), an excellent podcast for AIE members and non-members alike. The start of the podcast got me thinking in a serious fashion, and I thought I’d use my blogger bully pulpit to reflect a bit.
You see, the podcast starts off with a heartfelt remembrance of an AIE guildy named Brad Kranz. I didn’t know Brad at all. Brad apparently passed away recently. I don’t know the details of his passing, but I do know that he leaves behind a partner, Kate, and a tremendous amount of well-wishing from the members of AIE.
It’s an odd thing to consider the impact that one has on a “virtual” community. As we all know, when your character dies in WoW, you rez and come back. But death, a true physical death, will come to us all. And it scares me to consider it.
Please consider how you act in game. If we’re all as lucky as Brad, we’ll be remembered in such a laudatory fashion as he was. In any case, enjoy the time you have here. No matter how you spend it- playing WoW too much, not enough, whatever- take a moment to consider your mortality, and to enjoy playing while you’re at it. Anyone and everyone reading this blog is blessed to be able to spend so much time enjoying WoW, and sometimes people find that blessing doesn’t last as long as it should.
Okay, that’s the end of my post. GL Kate, we’re all pulling for you. Dear Reader, there will be more gold-making posts soon, but I was moved by the content of the recent AIE Podcast and couldn’t stop myself from chiming in.
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