Not to spam y’all but sorry apparently I have a lot of thoughts from the past 5 years to get out? (Or I’m just in a thinky mood today) I’ll probably try to leave the other post I’m working on for later in the week.
Anyway, earlier this morning, in a fit of slightly sleep-deprived nostalgia, I tweeted at a handful of my old (remaining) blogging circle, letting them know I still deeply appreciate the roles they played in my life 6-7 years ago. I didn’t get everyone, and a lot of the people I wished I could tweet have been out of the scene (and off the twitters I knew) for years now, but it was all sappy and emotional and hopefully when they wake up and see those tweets, they’ll feel a little warm and fuzzy inside.
Then I went looking for old guildies from waaaay back when, the friend’s guild I had been in on Ysera before I hooked up with Apotheosis, the guild I’d been in when I’d first discovered my love of healing, and who actually GAVE me my fruity fruity nickname. I thought I remembered Hano still had some friends from that guild in his current guild, so I looked him up, then looked at their guild roster. I only recognized one name out of the many I skimmed – the guild leader.
It’s a newer guild that formed after some drama had apparently imploded the one I’d known, and one of the handful of guys I talked to semi-regularly had started a new guild with a lot of the same people. I saw an oldish recruitment post that had his battle tag, and I added him on a whim, so that later today I could say “I’m sure you don’t remember me, but I have fond memories of being in a guild with you 7 years ago, and I just wanted to say hi and thanks for helping me out when I was a nub.”
What actually happened was he was already online, and after I did my whole “I’m sure you don’t remember me, I was a friend of Hano’s and played a dk named aislinn in your guild during wrath” speech, he said “of course i remember you!”
I had never raided with these guys, I wasn’t SUPER social with most of them, and I was there probably less than a year total before I transferred Lisan over to E’T and largely left my dk to languish, and this was seven years ago. And yet he “of course” remembered me.
Never underestimate your memorability, y’all. Just because you feel like you couldn’t possibly have made an impact in some way doesn’t mean someone won’t remember you (and fondly!) anyway, almost a decade later.
I fucking love this game. :)