The other day, I waxed philosophical about the open-ended question of whether we should care about what the reasons were for a player doing something that negatively impacted the group (a little or a lot). Last night I saw the hypothetical become a reality and the result was inspiring.
Last night, during TOC-25, one of our mages suddenly went offline. His wife said over vent at the end of the encounter (we wiped) “sorry Mage died, he needed to take our eldest daughter to the hospital. I’m going to need to go as soon as you can replace me.”
And there was a chorus over vent and in raid chat of “GO NOW. Seriously. Don’t wait for us to get a sub. JUST GO. Why are you still here?”
To do otherwise… I can’t even imagine being in a guild that would do otherwise. There was this overwhelming feeling of camaraderie, that everyone spoke out in unison, that some things are so much more important than phat lewts.