Friday, March 21, 2008

Thank you, Ralyssand

I raid with an alliance of people in EverQuest II. We raid Sunday nights from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. edt and Wednesday nights from 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m edt. We only do the raid zones and we do not go after contested mobs. Our latest target has been the Temple of Kor-sha. We have progressed to the Overlord without success.

Just about 2 weeks ago, the player that ran our raids decided it was time to leave the game. He sited real life issues and a general boredom of the game itself. I was very sorry to see him go. He was awesome at leading the raids. He will be missed.

I was more of a hard core raider in EverQuest. I just did not want to do that again, but I do like to raid. My guild is a very casual guild. People come and go as real life dictates, so there was very little opportunity to pull a raid together. So when I was told about the EverQuest II Alliance Operatives raid group, I could not wait to check it out.

I really did like the experience for 2 reasons. One of the reasons was our raid leader, Ralyssand. His manner of leading raids was totally opposite anything I had seen before. There was no yelling, cursing, belittling etc. If a mistake was made, it was not "Who the #$@% did that?" it was "What happened there and how do we fix it so it does not happen again?" He rarely lost his cool or raised his voice. The second reason was the people in the group. They are a great bunch of people and a lot of fun to play with.

We are going to keep on raiding from what I can see. A few people have stepped up to lead raids. Will it be the same? Probably not, but different is not a bad thing.

Raly, you will be missed! *hugs*

Just my opinion,

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