Follow this link to the two absolutely greatest reviews on any stories I have ever written in my life. Note that that opinion isn’t meant to beat down any reviews I’ve gotten on this site.
Approximately nine months or so, as I was thinking of story ideas, this tale seemed to come to life in my head for some reason. I have no idea how it did, I just knew that it was there, and it didn’t fit with the fanfiction I do on this site. So, I poured my mind, and my heart in many ways, into this piece. This work came from many ideas swimming through my head. Predominantly, it was meant to simply be a tale of the qualities of love, trust, and teamwork being put to the ultimate test against those of hatred, betrayal, and selfishness. As I looked back on that story, I suddenly realized that it seemed to say so much more. It seemed to tell me that, though it obviously can’t happen in the game(the player-killing thing, thank goodness), many things similar to it can. Many people can find themselves with a heavy burden, usually mental thrown on them as they progress through this game. I should know; I’ve been through a bunch of them. Even though MS is just a game, it’s a game played by real people everywhere, and lots of crap can ensue when people with negative qualities(no names being thrown out btw) make efforts to grief others for some reason. Heck, it happens in any mmorpg. Certain hordelings(again, no names) tearing apart quest-related and shop-providing npcs in an alliance town is something I remember very well.