Finding out that you have cancer of any variety is always a bombshell, and for Warhammer Online
player Trish, it became doubly difficult as she discovered that her breast cancer
returned as of April this year. Feeling the urge to support Trish -- who goes by several variations on the word "Tink" in WAR
-- her friends, guild and the surrounding Badlands server community created a "Pink for Tink"
movement to raise awareness and offer encouragement. This eventually led to the creation of a pink-themed guild specifically for this cause, with several blogs which have been reporting
on its growth.
As Tink's husband wrote on their blog
, "One sort of expects close friends and family to express support, but to have strangers (including your "enemies") stand behind you in solidarity is touching in a very different way."
This past Tuesday, Mythic lent their support by adding a couple "very special dye vendors"
into the game: Alda Tinkengruber (Order) and Grobbik Bigtink (Destruction). These vendors are selling "Slaneesh Pink Dye" and "Light Purple Dye" for a limited time for players who want to support Tink, enjoy the unusual shades, or both.
It's always a terrific sign when both developers and players can join together for a selfless cause such as this, and we hope Tink emerges victorious. You can read more about the new dyes over on the WAR Herald