I was sleeping comfortably when I woke up a week ago to the sound of my phone buzzing. A hurt, angry player on the other end communicated: “What the hell? Why did you do it? Why did you leave us here like this? Don’t you understand that we needed you? Couldn’t you shut your mouth then – or speak up now and show people the truth? We haven’t forgotten you. Don’t forget us!” Okay, that story is made up, just like the dramatic grandstanding below, but it expresses the sentiment I got from people who kept linking me to threads like this one. (http://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20748505218?page=1)
I rubbed my eyes, felt a surge of ego, pride, grief, anxiety, compassion then fear. Was this a place I wanted to return to? Is this a story I’m ready to tell? Do they understand that I’m not the person they think I am? Would anyone accept that truth? Do I even have the perspective to tell the truth? It may not be the pleasant one they expect to hear. Or perhaps instead it may be exactly the story they need to hear. Would it even reach the people who are angry?
What say you? Are you, reader, ready for a piece the truth, even if it means re-evaluating every assumption you have? Am I even capable of telling it?
Answer carefully. I’m not sure of the answer to this myself.
Ion, Chadd, Greg, Kris, Tom, J., Dave, Craig – you lived through this era and had to deal with the aftermath. Is it time for this story to be told?