I was checking Facebook this morning while getting the girls ready for school and found a blog post that popped up on Memories from last year.
It is about the prep that went into Pink’s First Shroud run. I loved reading about how other members of the DDO community came together to make her first run a success. And how excited she was to be raiding with the adults.
It is amazing to see how far she has come in this year. Pink is epic level now. Level 28 actually!
We run the Thunderholme raids pretty much every Friday night. We alternate weeks. Fire on Thunder Peak one week and the next, Temple of the Deathwyrm. We have been trying to make sure that everyone who wants a Thunderforged weapon has the chance to get one. Pink really gets to shine. She tries to keep the trash off me in Thunder Peak while also beating on the artifact. Pink also gets assignments in Deathwyrm and goes on the Dark Side without me or Daddy. Dad is usually tanking Aurgloroasa while I am keeping the tanks alive.
No longer do we only have approved people join the raid. We have LFMs open to everyone. We usually do make the statement that there are younger folks present so to keep the swearing down. Granted, it is either Geoff Hanna or myself who forget. She is more than used to Mom swearing. She giggles and teases Geoff when he forgets. His Gamer Girl likes to tease her about having a boyfriend. Or really, she is also teasing me.
She has grown pretty confident in her gaming skills. Loves to run new content. She absolutely adored the quest with Jerry in it! She wears her DDO sweatshirts to school all the time, trying to get new players.
She is still quite the teenager though and requires the typical “teenager adjustments”. Meaning she can certainly sling the attitude around. But luckily, she is a good kid usually. That keeps her alive.
She currently has her gnome and dragonborn characters. Hoping to move those up soon.
I cannot wait to see where she is next year.