Many people wouldn’t know it now, at least that is what I tell myself, but I used to be painfully shy. I would never have dreamed of running pugs back when my priest was my main. And technically speaking, LFR is still the extent of my priest’s pugging but that’s because I’m so rusty (bad) at healing now. For a while this was the case even on my hunter. I was new to the class, hadn’t played in a year and half and those self-esteem and shyness issues were still very prevalent. I’m not sure exactly when it happened, but at some point between then and now (not long after DS 5 man’s were released) I looked at how that kind of behavior was holding me back. So what if I messed up. That is how you learn. And if anyone else didn’t like it, we didn’t have to group together ever again. I was also reminded of how needy I was when it came to groups, a few friends and an ex-boyfriend can attest to that and I did not, would not be that person anymore. So I queued for my first pug solo and it went ok. No one yelled at me for messing up, in fact I didn’t mess up at all.
Of course I didn’t finish this achievement without the aid of guild members and friends. Kialesse herself was grouped with me when I was at 99/100 for the final achievement. But the fact remains that I overcame something that has bothered me about myself since my days of playing Dark Age of Camelot. And now I even have a little, adorable companion to remind me that I’m not helpless (especially as long as I’m playing a hunter anyway).