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I've been meaning to write to you and Kirby about Alec and his playing of World of Warcraft. I really wanted to thank Kirby for letting him (and Abbi too) hang with him in his room while he was playing WoW. Its had some amazing ripples in our house lately.
Before Albuquerque, Alec was pretty hesitant to join the high end instances. I think he always felt weird that he was younger than others and had a few bad experiences with other players, so he was a bit gunshy. I tried to tell him that there were probably some other people out there too who are nice and helpful but he wasn't willing to risk it. He still loved the game but his highest character kind of stalled out because in order to advance in the game he really needed to do those high end instances that you group with others to do,, and he wasn't willing to do that. Then we went to your house. :)
Kirby was doing those huge group instances and we all sat in amazement. The organization, coordination and patience it took for those instances to be successful is astounding. Trying to organize even 5 different people, (smaller groupings) let alone 20 or 40 people. wow! Alec learned some really cool add ons from Kirby that helps with lots of people being in a group. And this is my observation,, but I really think Alec seeing Kirby do these amazing group instances gave him the confidence to start grouping with other players.
Since coming home he has a renewed excitement about his hunter (this was his highest character). Yesterday he got to level 60 and did his first 10 man grouping. He was so excited.
Soo,,, just wanted to share the excitement and say thank you Kirby for your generous spirit and the enthusiasm that you show in your life. :)