I remember falling victim to Blud while traipsing through KF one gloriously beautiful morning. I had forgotten to close group. Next thing I know, I'm in a cloud and dying quickly. Having never fought another player, it took me a bit to realize what was happening. I kept trying to flee but wasn't working... dead. Tried to cast home after falling out of the cloud, back in battle... dead. I tried appealing to the "jerk" for pity and even resorted to threatening to call on my badass PvP friends for retaliation (they weren't really "friends", just names that I saw on channel), but in my mind, I could hear him laughing evilly, as once again... dead. I finally remembered! Plug!! And I did.
I logged on to a different toon and promptly /t'd a recently made friend (MECHSkies, don't remember which toon he may have been playing then) and demanded that he hunt Blud down and kill him lots! Chris just laughed but said that he'd talk to him about it. Turned out they were buddies and we had many laughs over the years from the lessons I learned that day, foremost being to close group!
Great to see so many familiar names here, even @BLuDLuST. Goat, Para, Lydia (who brought me here), Vini ltns, Obs, RD, PS, too many to name!
The excitement and anticipation are almost palpable on the forums and it is difficult to not get caught up in the moment. I can hardly wait to see it become a reality.