Edit2: I’d rewrite this if I could do it over again. I should have made it more about him and how he inspired us. We didn’t do this out of pity. His perseverance is what’s inspiring, not that we did what we should have done. Edit:Thanks to everyone giving us praise but the guy we helped is the hero. After getting kicked and mocked for weeks he never gave up! What I and the others did is what many of you would have done. What we all should do. ————————— Today I ran into a 39 year old man with a head injury when joining a group of 5 strangers from LFG. It was immediately apparent that he had communication and motor impairments. He told us that he was in a car accident and that he routinely gets kicked from fireteams. Most days he doesn't even get to try the activities he signs up for or is ridiculed and made fun of to the point that he leaves. Today the five of us decided we were gonna do whatever it took to help him get his first raid clear. We had to improvise quite a bit, as his motor skills and communication speed made this very difficult for him. Gauntlet was a no-go because of the problems he has with jumping and memory so we found a baths checkpoint and used a 5 man clockwise rotation while he killed adds in the middle. Then we got to Calus and helped keep him up in the throne room while killing adds and punching psions. It took us an hour and a half to get through Calus but the sheer joy he expressed when he did was worth every bad experience I have had in this game. Best of all, he really wanted the robes so when he didn't get them from the drop we knew he had only one chance: that insufferable sweeping bastard at the tower. But sure enough that broomed SOB gave it to him. He literally screamed when he got it. After my road trip, I am gonna help him get the Solstice Missions done. Funny, I think it was even more rewarding for the five of us than it was for him. Moral of the story, have a heart. Don't mock people with disabilities and do your best to lend them a hand. It was the best decision I have made in awhile.
I like hearing stuff like this. I feel all too often we see people ask for compensation for helping people like this but then again we all have a common goal in the end..... Loot! GG man.