Writing this blog is for myself. I do appreciate those that come to read. I may not be as good as my wife's blog (who, in my opinion has the best blog for World of Warcraft Rogues and Lore) or as good as Honor's Code blog.
Recently Honor Code did a good blog on end times and his conviction to share his faith. I applaud that blog and his bold step. I have watched him go from completely silent about his faith to that bold post.
I on the otherhand, decided to blog about my new toy and got insulted for it. Sure, my past blogs have been better and my blogs of late of been lacking. There are many reasons for that, but I hope today I am able to renew the spark of joy I had in writing stuff way back and give you something worth reading.
So I want to write about something that is key to good spiritual health. That is fellowship with your fellow believers, so that we may encourage each other. Without fellowship, we become isolated and begin to attack each other and not show the love God has commanded us to show. One way to have fellowship is by playing games. This is one of my favorite ways to have fellowship.
I remember growing up and we would play board games and card games 2 or 3 times a week. I have many great memories of Rook, Monopoly, Clue, Risk, Yatzee, Rummykub to name a few. Times where I grew closer to my family and my grand mother especially. It was during that time I learned about fair play, sportmanship, honor in the game, how to be a good looser and a humble winner. I learned how to be on a team and cooperate. These were all good times, plus I was having fellowship.
When I went to college, my buddies and I started playing Magic the Gathering, and later on Dungeons and Dragons. Again, it was a good time of fellowship. I miss those days of hanging out with my college friends and their wives. It was that bit of gaming that brought my wife and I to World of Warcraft and ultimately to our guild where we try to have good clean fun and provide a safe place for fellowship of believers.
That brings us to last night. On Tuesdays, we do the weekly raid quest and maybe try to knock out some achievements. Last night we were sent back into Nax spider wing to kill the first boss. We had I think 22 people. It was easy as pie, only two tanks, we almost had him dead before his first insect swarm (we had an large number of healers with us). So we decide to go after Saph and KT and do some achievements.
So people switched for alts and we went up and easily killed Saph and got the 100 club achievement for some guild members. Though Vangelis was a sacrificial dps as he died each time Saph did the cold breath move. That was the on going joke for the night that he was taking my wife's place on the sacrificial dps spot.
So we move on to KT and I want to do the kill 18 Abominations achievement. I think hey, lets just agro it all and aoe it down, piece of cake right? Amalt, my cotank takes one side and I take the other and we go and cause a raid wipe. Many jokes ensue about their fearless leader and his um not so brillant strategies (some of the jokes made by myself). So we go in and do it the right way, having one of our hunters (taita) pull the abominations a cubby at a time to us and we end up getting our 18. We had a couple of deaths and battle rezzes, but then we are into phase 2.
Bam, ice block move thing and down goes Schekeria and Kiki, our primary healers for the tanks. This leaves Daerthy and ZimaSquid to keep me alive plus a few other healers that are not used to healing that much. Bam, iceblock takes out all our melee minus Daraia. Yet, we persist, bam, Amalt is dead, I am the only tank and 40% hits out come the adds. I manage to get all of them on me, and the burn to 0% starts. I am doing all the possible survival moves I know, and I eventually die, with KT having .3% life. We manage to kill him, get the achievement, but everyone is dead. IT was a great time of fun and fellowship and I thank God for my guild and the good time we had last night.
It is their encouragement of me that helps me to rise above criticism of others and the other stressors in my life. Thank you Guild and thank you God for your love and support in me.
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