World’s End Tavern: Role-play and Fan Fiction

Oct 26, 2010 Welcome: Please Read! Welcome to the World's End Tavern forum! This forum is here to provide you with a friendly environment where you can discuss role-playing with your fellow World of Warcraft players. Community forums work best when participants treat their fellow posters with respect and courtesy, so we ask that you take the time to read through the forum Code of Conduct (http://us.battle.net/en/community/conduct) and guidelines (http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/15252595157) before posting. Important Reminders: Search The search function at the top of the World of Warcraft community site is extremely effective and robust. Before you create a new forum topic, please be use it to search for similar topics, blog posts, or web pages that may contain the answer for which you are looking. Making a new thread on an existing subject can result in your thread being deleted or, if you continue to re-post the same content, the loss of your forum privileges for spamming. Rating The forum rating system can be used to promote positive discussion, demote unhelpful comments, and even report posts that violate the forum Code of Conduct. By hovering over a post you'll be presented with several options, including a "thumbs up" (Like) and a "thumbs down" (Dislike) icon. Clicking the "thumbs up" icon will rate the post up. If enough people like a post, it will gain a Highly Rated status and appear at the top of related search results. Highly Rated posts will also have a highlighted background. Clicking the "thumbs down" icon will expand a drop-down menu which will include "Dislike," "Trolling, "Spam" and "Report" options. "Dislike" will rate the post down. If enough people dislike a post, it will be darkened, and with a lot of dislikes it will be hidden completely. You can also quickly report a post as trolling or spam, or use the report function to fill out a more comprehensive description of a violation. Please note that you can only rate each post once. Use your power wisely to help foster a positive and helpful forum community. Have fun posting on these forums, and good luck with your adventures in Azeroth!Lylirra1 Oct 26, 2010
Feb 8, 2015 Introducing Your Character to the Universe! How there, folks! This thread is for anybody who wants to share a short and brief description of their character, and I recommend that you use this format to share; Character's Name: Realm: Level: Age: Current Residence: Short Back Story: *Short Back-Stories Must Be Under 200 Words! If you must know what this look like well. ---Start---- ---Finish--- Seven Lines of Back Story Allowed!Dèstiny1000 Feb 8, 2015
Jul 20 [Guide] In-Game Roleplay -- The Basics EDIT: Since Meep has posted something at the top of her thread about sticky status and 'liking' the post, I thought I'd also do the same. In order to get this stickied on the top of the forums (to help out players interested in roleplay in AND out of the game), you will have to 'like' (pressing the 'thumbs up' button on the right side of my posts) my posts and press the "Request Sticky" text at the top right of my topic (directly underneath your account character's picture) to help this gain a little bit more popularity... and if you don't think this guide is sticky-worthy, please give me feedback! ---- This guide, as stated above in the topic title, will be all about the basics of in-game roleplaying, and will be relatively lengthy. It will include examples for you to see, explanations for you to understand, and links to other very helpful threads to help you learn about the joy of roleplaying. Also, since I do not consider myself 'the best of the best', this guide will be open to criticism (to question or correct what information I've provided in this guide). After all, this guide is meant to be helpful and insightful when it comes to in-game roleplaying, not a bunch of garble that doesn't help anyone or make sense. Any suggestions on corrections, additions, or deletions are completely welcome, and preferred. Even if you're skeptical about some piece of information, question me! I'll be happy to answer questions. Table of Contents I. Basic Roleplaying Terms II. Preparations for Roleplaying - 1. Character Development - 2. And The Things You Need to Know to Start III. Roleplaying Fights IV. Open World RP vs. Group RP V. Griefers and You VI. Using Online Resources for RP VII. Transitioning to Forum RP VIII. Helpful Links CompilationShandrís105 Jul 20
Aug 8 Forum RP: Types and Expectations ((Guide)) Hell Yeah! :D Thanks all, hope you enjoy this guide. Before I start. This is a very long guide, feel free to skip to the bits that are relevant to you. If you want to know how to start a Closed RP, go to that section. If you want to know about Expectations of Open RP, skip there. Also feel very free to offer constructive criticism, or criticism in general, every post is a bump :) This, as the title suggests is about Forum RP. If you wish for a Guide on In-game RP, I suggest: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/2016793577 The above guide is very easy to read, and a lot of the basics can even be strongly relevant to forum RP. Even if you don't plan to in-game RP, the above is an easy read and comes with a few strong links that relate to forum RP as well. Edit: Second reference: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1406722537?page=1 This is another written set of guidelines and rules, check them out for another reference if you like, it's definitely more compact than this and might give you a good summary. And lastly: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/3871117384?page=1 This is a brilliantly written ongoing statement and guide. It's not only personal, but comes from an experienced and helpful person. Types of Forum RPs This thread is an expression of my opinion. I am not stating fact, but I am hoping that I am vague and general enough for it to be true, even if skewed a little. I am writing this guide, so that people can understand what the different forum tags mean, how you can get into different types of RP, how you are expected to act in them, and how they work in general. First of all and most important: You are not expected to read this whole thing, it is considerably long and detailed and I probably should have condensed it. But, if you read anything, please read the second post, with Expectations and the Rules of RP, this is probably the most important part of this thread! Feel free to post criticism. Even if I disagree, I will post any valid arguments up on my first posts, for anyone else to read, so they can understand the mixed opinions that are present. This guide will also shape and form from structured opinion, I will edit as seems fit. At the start this might seem a little... not good... but with help from our community, it will grow better. I will be focusing on two main types of RP. Open, and Closed. However I will also delve into the variants of each, such as the Tavern RP, and the structured Closed RP. I will try and keep a vague sense, as it is not black and white, especially when getting into the structured aspect of things. Also, remember, I am not telling you how to do things; I am just trying to help. Each Topic will be separated by emphasized titles. At the end of each topic, there will be a short summary in italics. After the Table of Contents, there will be a summary of expectations, as it is likely the most important part of this thread. What this Guide will contain Expectations - Post 2 The "Rules' of RP - Post 2 Summary of RP Types. - Post 3 Open RPs General Feel -Post 3 How to get into one - Post 3 Expectations - Post 4 How to make one - Post 4 The Tavern Element - Post 4 Closed RPs General Feel - Post 5 How to get into one - Post 5 Expectations - Post 5 How to make one - Post 6 The Structured Element - Post 7 Quick Term Summary There are other, better places you can find these, but I will just go through the ones you will need to know here. OOC: Out of Character. Refers to any comment made from you as an Earthling, not from your character, as I am talking now, as opposed to... IC: In Character. Any comment made from your characters perspective. E.g.: Thurman took the blue silken wizards hat from his bed and placed it on top of his head. RP: Roleplay TM: Thread Master. The Person who creates a thread, this is the poster with the most control; role will vary depending on the RP type. OP: Opening Post. This refers to the first post in a thread by someone. The TM’s first post will start a thread, while the posters first post will introduce their character. Generally, the OP will be longer than the other posts, because you have far more to write about, and generally want to put more effort into it. Note Feel free to post criticism. Know that I want your opinion, and if you have your own guide, or bits of guide, feel free to give them to me, and I will add them. We are a community. The credit should go to all of us.Meep161 Aug 8
3d [FanFic Guide]: Building a Better Story! I thought I might as well toss up some guidelines that could give some new writers a path to follow. You can choose to follow what I say strictly, or just completely blow it off; doesn't much matter. It's your story, so be creative with it! I'm just here to try and help. -Table of Contents- I. Story Topics II. Creativity in Writing III. Writing Guidelines IV. Descriptive Limitations V. Hero’s Journey VI. Involving NPCs VII. Adding Flavor Lore VIII. After Publishing ---------------------- I. Story Topics Now, while this is very much your story and your creation, it does have to take place within the WoW universe (Blizzard's rules from the old Seat of Knowledge forum, not mine). People tend to shy away from stories that involve heavy lorebreaking without an explanation (such as an alternate dimension, change in the past, nightmares or dreams, etc.). But so long as you make it obvious that your story is in Warcraft, you should be fine. II. Creativity in Writing Something to always keep in mind while writing your story, is that it is your creation and your imagination that is at work; not someone else's. If you want to involve a giant, undead, fel-corrupted dragon in Moonglade for your story about a teenager with a mechanical arm and a blade that can cut through anything... Have at it. It's your story so you write it however you see fit to capture your imagination and entertain others. III. Writing Guidelines People don’t like to read walls of texts, paragraphs filled with bad punctuation, wrong spelling or broken English, so if you want to hook your readers in before they start reading, break your story apart. Split them up into smaller paragraphs, use proper grammar and punctuation and if you don’t know how to spell a specific word, try using Google’s voice recognition on your phone or laptop to pronounce the word; Google should recognize it, and then you’ll know how to spell it! Trust me, splitting your story into paragraphs and using proper grammar goes a long way with a reader’s eye. IV. Descriptive Limitations While this is Warcraft, there are some descriptive limitations that could get your thread deleted if you break some of the rules. As you very well know, World of Warcraft is filled with blood, gore and torture, all of which can be within your story without a problem (usually). However, I wouldn't go about describing in great detail the victim of some heinous death. Gore can usually be described if you’re detailing an Abomination or Ghoul, but if you’re describing a character's death, keep it to a minimum. People are much more queasy reading about dead bodies than they are zombies. Same goes for describing scenes of sexual intercourse, nudity, non-consensual sex, etc. If you want to share your Warcraft fantasy, there are sites for that, but this is not one of them. V. The Hero's Journey Any great story needs a hero, and any great hero needs a journey. In 1987, Joseph Campbell released a book titled "The Hero's Journey", and it showed people how almost every hero, whether it be Gilgamesh of ancient Mesopotamia over 4,000 years ago, or the well-known Superman and even Jesus Christ, all share shockingly similar traits. According to Joseph Campbell, they all follow a guideline of a story element; and for good reasons. People love it. Remember, you do not have to follow the Hero’s Journey to make a good story, but here's a breakdown of the Hero's Journey in a simplified version: Unusual Birth Whether it’s the common virgin birth story or the death of the character's parents, anything unusual that happens at birth or at a young age can fit right in here. Call to Adventure This usually includes a messenger of some sort or a way of the hero being requested for aid in a mission, usually in a faraway land. Refusal of the Call The hero tends to refuse the call to adventure at first, but is then forced to go, convinced to, or chooses to go. Meeting the Mentor It could be a teacher, father, trainer, or even a sibling, but this area usually includes training or preparation for the adventure. Crossing the First Threshold Whether it’s fighting a dragon, tackling a giant, solving a riddle, saving the town or rescuing Timmy from a well, this is the first trial that has to be taken down to achieve the goal. The Challenges These usually include physical, mental and spiritual challenges which can be in any order, and usually spread out. These challenges also don’t have to be related to the main story, and can be simple challenges on the side to further character development. The Approach Your hero is getting close to the goal! Is s/he backing out? Preparing for battle? Avenging his/her mentor’s death? Having multiple flashbacks?Canniibal21 3d
Jul 30 Roleplaying Question Collective Now, I've been on these forums a while. It never fails that many questions get asked over and over and over. I'm hoping to create some kind of resource for people to come to to get their questions answered. They'll include a question(In no particular order), with a general consensus of the forums/sources as to what the answer of that question is, and a link if applicable to where discussion on that topic was held. I'll update for better threads or different opinions should things change. I'm also open to suggestions or links, so post them if you have them. ERPing and how to handle it should you see it. -- Warn them(politely), report them, ignore them if they continue. -- Thread: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1827258606 Using the Vial of the Sands to RP a Dragon. -- It's generally frowned upon, can be proven OoCly and ICly to not work, but if you can find an accepting group and you do it well, it can work. Don't expect wide acceptance. -- Thread: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1827308891 Languages, Translations, and where to find them. -- While it's possible lorewise for characters to learn other languages, you have to turn to an addon to allow you to speak them in RP. -- Thread: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1869557258 "Breaking" and "Bending" Lore. -- Many many people frown upon it, but there is a small community that supports it. Try to find them, don't expect people to accept you or your story/character. Most prefer to RP WoW in WoW. -- Thread: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1827668013?page=1 Death, Healing, and mechanics. -- There are many ways to handle death and healing in World of Warcraft. One of the more accepted ways is that Death is final. You can also be ressurected, but you can't cheapen Death by making it easy. -- Thread(s): http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1658711113 , http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1020822138 Races that don't exist in WoW, in WoW. -- Much like breaking or bending lore to allow things that should be, roleplaying a race that doesn't normally exist(Dark Elves, other fantasy races) is generally frowned upon. You can find those that accept it but don't expect wide acceptance. -- Thread: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1827305646 Vampires in WoW -- Classical vampires do not actually exist in WoW. There are vampiric creatures, there are also vampiric demons or other creations, but a Vampire like you would see in Dracula does not exist. -- Thread(s): http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1827308694 , http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1126994716 Love in World of Warcraft -- Love can strike anyone at any time. However, you must take into consideration ICly and OoCly genetics, cultural differences, age discrepancies, and physiology. -- Thread(s): http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1827258515 , http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1083609740 Why Night Elves look different from Blood Elves, and High Elves. -- Usage of Arcane magic drove the Highborne, Blood Elves, and High Elves from the rest of Night Elven culture. Arcane magic altered their culture and outlooks. High Elves and Blood Elves look differently from Night Elves because they were severed from the Well of Eternity. -- Wiki: http://www.wowpedia.org/High_Elves ; Section: Foundation of Quel'Thalas. -- Thread: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1827305635 Roleplaying a race that you aren't. -- It takes suspension of disbelief, use of addons, and ingame items to pull something like this off, but it is possible. There's limits, but many options are within reach. -- Thread: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1764408452 Dealing with "bad" RP. -- General consensus is that if you see someone RPing "wrong", -politely- inform them, in whispers, that they may want to rethink how they are RPing. Don't push them, but give them a gentle nudge to these forums or other Lore sites. -- Thread: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1083359337 Dealing with godmoders. -- Much like "bad" rp, you can politely inform them that what they're doing may not be entirely correct. Refer them somewhere that they can use to help themselves out. Or you can simply ignore them if they don't listen to reason. -- Thread: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1827524850 Are Highborne Immortal? -- Highborne, like normal Night Elves, are no longer immortal. They used to be, but were sustained by demons and other unsavory magics instead of being naturally immortal. -- Thread: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1827304290 Roleplaying as a Dragon. -- Roleplaying as a Dragon is a touchy topic. Many will tell you to simply "DIAF". However, it is possible, and can be done. You must to a lot of research and be ready to take a lot of heat. I don't encourage or down it, it's an individual thing. -- Thread: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1756043459Slywyn203 Jul 30
May 30 On Sale Now! World of Warcraft: Chronicle I'm sure you've seen this by now, but I wanted to make sure since there is so much juicy info in this first volume to sink your teeth into. ... You can read the full blog post and watch the video with Chris Metzen (among others) talk about it here. For those that have it already, we'd love to hear how you're enjoying it.Nethaera3 May 30
1m A Troll and his Loa So my character's a Amani troll who has chosen the dragonhawk loa Jan'alai as his major loa. The problem being is Ga'ru lef the Amani tribe and joined the Horde. So brings me a few questions. 1. Can a normal troll worship is loa by himself? 2. If he does need someone like a witch docter, will any docter work? 3. Will his loa accept his offerings if he isn't in his tribe? 4. Do I even have to worry about that after the Rise of the Zandalari? I guess this isn't well known lore so kudos to anyone who can answer all these.Garudiel1 1m
1h WET Community Lounge 65 Last thread: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20748937871?page=1 Heres the archive: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/13780458267 simple rules are simple, don't be rude or cause trouble, also don't bring pancakes in here.Dârak247 1h
1h Trolls, Loa, the Elements? (Shadow Hunter RP) Hey everyone, I'm looking into RPing a troll shaman character, specifically a shadow hunter (but a witch doctor is cool too, though they go hand in hand from what I've read). My question is regarding trolls, the Loa, and the elements. I know that shadow hunters have their power granted to them via the Loa, like Shango granting the lightning bolt ability and Ogoun granting Hex. But which Loa align with the other shaman abilities/elements, such as fire spells? Do troll shaman actually have a relationship with the elements like the Tauren do, or is it strictly the Loa that grant them their elemental abilities? Any clarification would be great, thanks!Draeveth11 1h
1h Nature's Antidote ( IC Closed) Tandrina had finished packing a small bag containing needed essentials and a small herb bag for the sapling she was going for. She placed on her hooded coat over her tunic and leggings in the event of cold weather along the way. Papa, you're in good hands under Dr. Sunstriker's care just keep fighting until I can come back to you with this antidote,and if lucky we can find the person responsible. She closed the bag and draped it over her shoulders and walked up to Kalithos,who had just sedated Seirus after another fitful episode. "I'm ready,please stay safe and take good care of papa." Tandrina said with a weak smile doing her best to keep a brave front. Kalithos gave a reassuring smile and a nod before his expression became serious "You have my word Tandy,those who may have enlisted in aiding you on your journey were instructed to meet you by the local flightmaster. You can either fly straight from Dalaran,or you can make your way towards Un'goro crater where a portway leading towards scholozar basin awaits. Both paths may be riddled with danger so be on your guard." Tandrina closed her eyes as a small aura of frost surrounded her and caused a creature of pure water to appear. "I promise doctor,Jarvis will keep me safe until I come across my escorts,I cant thank you enough for what you did." With that,the young mage bowed and made her way towards the rendevous point followed by her elemental bodyguard.Kalithos71 1h
4h Do You Trust The New Lich King? OOCly, when I started playing Legion on my little DK here, I did NOT expect the frozen Fire new Lich King dude Bolvar to be the FIRST voice I hear in introduction to the DK Order Hall. 8-| I have mixed feelings about it, and so does my Vixtin Rotgame ICly. While it seems so far (and mind you, I didn't get very far yet), it seems like his main goal is to take out the Legion like everyone else by what means he and his Scourge Army have. Any self-respecting WoW player would be VERY aware of the Lich King's rep in the past. He's supposed to be a bad guy, right? If not easily one of the most awesome bad-a bad guys we've had in the WoW franchise. And knowing all that and suddenly working for him? It feels -very- strange... and uncomfortably disturbing... So far he does -seem- like he's not trying to be evil... It's really hard to tell though... The best way I can describe my feelings towards it is if we got an amazing and inspiring new President of the USA that just HAPPENED to be named "Adolf Hitler".... You know it's not literally the same Hitler from WWII, but... Ya just can't help feeling uncomfortably cautious while wanting to hope for the best... Pleasedon'tbeabadguyeasedon'tbeabadgiyPLEASE!! >_<;;; On the bright side, I have been told that Bolvar, unlike Arthas, has a very strong mind and will, and thus supposedly would be too mentally powerful to succumb to becoming the dreaded evil we know Arthas succumbed to. But still... One can't help but still worry and doubt... ANYWAY, what do your DK characters ICly think? Do they trust the new Lich King or think he's going to be another Arthas? Explain why or why not! Also, how would your non-DK toons respond to the fact a new Lich King is now actively leading the Death Knights of the Ebon Blade and Scourge Army against the Legion? Share their IC thoughts on it! And have fun!Rotgame23 4h
4h Makeshift Player Housing I'm sure I'm not the only one who's looked around and found very little suitable housing for In-Character. While there are a few alright spots, like the Eastvale Logging camp house, personally I'm at a loss for ideas of "Out of the way homes." Shacks in the woods, abandoned houses with semi-decent furnishings. So, what are your personal hang out spots? Where does your character like to bunk down for the night when they're not at an Inn?Somale8 4h
10h Lore/Half-Breeds/Faction RP Question I have a few questions surrounding a possible character I've been working on. Is it possible to have a half breed between a Troll and a Night Elf? Night Elves are direct descendants from the Dark Trolls [1] so it possible for them to still create offspring? Another question is can someone (who was previously in the horde) join the Alliance? Lets say the character I created was exiled or was wanted by the Horde for some reason, is there any Lore surrounding immigration to a new faction? If non of this is possible or is breaking lore please let me know, I'm fairly new to roleplay but I want to get my facts straight. Thank you! [1] wowwiki.wikia.com/wiki/Night_elfServiteur5 10h
16h Dread Return of Darak. (sign up rp) a paladin, dressed and announcing that he/she is from the argent crusade, hands you a flyer that is long written and well preaching, seems to be involving the scourge once more but involves a certain death knight. "Adventurer, hero, mercenary. i care not for what you are, but we of the Argent crusade require aid against the scourge, but alas we are fighting a certain scourge lord to end his reign, so that everyone may sleep easier tonight, we will discuss who he is when you arrive Sir or Madam. but all you need to know is we are paying well, our base of operations is at Dragon blight, we are using our old base called "Lights Trust". the pay is heavy, but should you refuse the payment we will find other means to commendate you for you're time, Report to Marttius for more information P.s. tell the flight master lights trust and he will give you a discount." the paladin that handed you the flyer stops paying attention to who ever he/she handed it too and starts moving towards the next person. ______________________________ This is a rp involving Daraks return but not as expected, so put down your name, class is optional and a brief description. and no its not gonna be that quick. also welcome to Daraks dread return, it is mostly about Daraks return but as of what is the question, Darak may appear to be almost easily beaten at first but darak has a special surprise for those invading his new fortress.Dârak136 16h
17h Natures Antidote Ooc sign ups Dawnflower Apothacaries Tandrina watched with a frown on her face as Dr. Suntriker was examining her bedridden father Seirus who was clutching his chest on top of tossing and turning. "Just as I feared" Kalithos said looking to the she elf a look of concern on his face "By these symptoms and the tests I ran,your father was definitely poisoned with a powerful toxin, could you tell me what happened before you found him?" She gave a nod taking a moment to wipe the tears from her eyes with a piece of cloth " Papa had just returned to our store through a portal from teaching his potion's class at the Dalaran Academy when a customer had come by with a box containing tea leaves." "She said it was a gift of gratitude for one of the potions we sold the other day and shortly after closing shop he decided to make a pot of tea for us. That was when I heard the crash upstairs and found him on the floor clutching his chest and sweating profusely. I grabbed his scrying orb and called you as fast as I could hoping you'd be able to be of help." Tandrina's eyes welled up once more before Kalithos put a reassuring hand on her shoulder "You did the right thing Tandy,I'll do everything I can to sustain your father's life though I have a small task I need you to do since I can't leave your dad's side." He pulled out a small parchment with a drawing and research scribbled on the bottom. "When you described your father's symptoms it reminded me of an old case file I read so I figured this would be of help. There's supposed to be a cavern in scholozar basin that contains a spring. In that spring is said to grow a rare set of saplings known to combat deadly poisons and devastating ailments." " I won't have you going alone however seeing as your father's assailant is still out there on the loose and something tells me they may have been a hired gun. Not to mention the beasts that reside in those jungles are quite dangerous even for a magic user such as yourself so I'll write a missive on your behalf." Tandrina gave a nod and hugged the good doctor before making her way to her room "Thank you doctor,take good care of papa I'll get packing right away!" With that, Kalithos pulled out a parchment and quill and began to write the missive : To whoever finds this letter, My name is Dr. Kalithos Sunstriker and I'm writing on behalf on a young mage in training by the name of Tandrina Dawnflower. Her father, Proffessor Seirus Dawnflower has fallen bedridden to a powerful poison distributed by an unknown assassin and I ask that you aid his daughter on her mission as I fear she may be next to fall victim to these scoundrels in some small way and possibly to the unpredictable fauna of Scholozar Basin's jungles. Tandrina is Seirus' only daughter and soul heir to his legacy and Seirus is her only surviving blood relative so I implore you please help this family and keep Tandrina safe on her journey. Welcome ladies and gentlemen to Nature's Aantidote an adventure themed RP thread starring my Mage Tandrina Dawnflower. Aside from a few friends who reserved a slot I'll be starting out with a sign up sheet of 6 available slots and will possibly add a couple more if it doesn't prove to be too much and I am looking for a volunteer to be the main villain who hired the assassin in question just be sure to add a motive to why they'd want Seirus out of the picture. I have a few rules I'd like to lay down before I put up the bracket. 1. No God Moding/Mary Sue characters,if the crisis were averted in one go that just wouldn't be very fair or fun now,would it? 2. Keep consistent posts should you sign up I'm pretty lenient on post time,though should something come up IRL,lemme know and within a certain time window, I'll have your character follow their respective group. 3. Plot twists will occur from time to time so try not to jump the gun too quickly so as to keep the story on track! 4. Have fun! Sign up bracket will be nextKalithos71 17h
18h Reaction Time! (Scenario RP) Here are three classic scenarios to react to! Feel free to choose which one or how many your toons react to! - This is an Open Faction RP, anyone can participate! - Respond to each given scenario either as a short story or an explanation of your toon's reaction! - Have fun! Scenario 1 For whatever reason, you are to take a boat and journey across the sea! However some of the crew note that the Captain plans to sail through a route that is said to be the home of the infamous "sirens". They tell of how legends say beautiful but terrifying "mermaids" have the habit to sing to passing ships. Whoever hear their sweet beautiful voices fall under a trance and are guided to the side of the ship where they fall overboard and get eaten. Of the crew that believe, they generously offer you bees wax to use for your ears when the time is right. Of those that don't believe, laugh and assure you no such creatures exist and that they were made up by bored lonely sailors who mistake sea lions for exotic fish women. You begin the long journey across the sea, and after almost a week and a half the ship sails into an unusual thick fog. Some of the crew remind you to put your bee wax on, that now is the time. IF you don't put the wax in, after several minutes into the fog you hear a mysterious ghostly sweet voice call out your name... A song filled with honey-suckle caresses your senses and beckons you to come to it, like a long awaiting lover longing for you to embrace it in your arms at long last... IF you did put the wax on, several minutes into the fog and you hear nothing, but you notice some of the passengers and crew are acting very peculiar as dreamy looks and smiles fill their face and they suddenly slack off on their jobs. Before long, you see them stagger in a drunk-like trance and stupor towards the side of the ship where terrifying she-naga sway back and forth, preparing to devour the victims when they get close! What do you do?! Did you put on the wax? Will you be a hero or food? Why or why not?? Scenario 2 You are walking down the street of a busy city when along the side you notice a small boy sobbing. If you ask him what is wrong, he tells you that a mean man in black armor and a red bandana stole his first shiny gold coin his papa gave to him today. He explains in tears how he accidentally dropped the coin and chased it until a man intentionally stopped it under his boot. When the boy tried to retrieve his coin, the man refused to lift his boot and let the boy have it back. Instead, the brute picked up the coin, flipped it in the air in front of him, and then pocketed the coin with a chuckle before walking off to the bar where the boy says he could not follow. According to the boy's description, the mean man who stole his coin was likely a rogue. What do you do?! Do you help the boy? How or why not?! Scenario 3 You had been on a long and grand adventure and are now on your way home with the treasures of your exploits in your bag (ancient gold, precious gems, jewelry, valuable trinkets, or anything else of great value to you)! While on the road, you see a man on a mount forcing a woman out of her cottage. If you listen, you overhear her pleading to give her a few more days, but he tells her since she failed to pay her debt she owes his boss, she's going to be sold into slavery to pay it off. What do you do?! Do you use your new treasure to help pay her debt and buy her freedom? Do you kick his butt? Do you do nothing? How or why not?! Good luck!Silvanni4 18h
20h Which is Better: Human or Draenei Paladin? I wanted to make an Alliance paladin, but wasn't sure which race/Paladin combination made the most sense. So, lorewise, which makes more sense: a human paladin or a draenei paladin?Tarluk7 20h
21h Cult of the Black Scales [IC][Closed] Please see the sign up thread for rules and to sign up. Sign ups are still open for interested parties. http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/20744714312 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mortre paced in the depths of her caverns. “It just doesn’t make sense.” She grumbled. The contract, the death knight hunt, the stalking. What was going on? The worgen felt like she was missing a piece, a crucial piece, to this puzzle. She had almost worn a path into the stone of the cavern floor. Sterixia entered the cavern. As she did, her form began to shift. It went temporarily incorporeal as she twisted into the form of an elf like creature. Sterixia still hadn’t mastered the ability, as the elf took form it looked like a strange, alien creature. Her skin was leathery and pink, with patches of black silk like scales dotting the surface. Her hair was not hair, yet a long, piece of leathery cartilage that she could somewhat move. Her ears were indented in a way that they almost looked like dragon wings. Off of each corner of her jaw was a small tentacle. Sterixia’s form held no clothing, rather an elegant pattern of black silk scales and membrane. As she came out of the incorporeal state, she smiled at Mortre. Mortre regarded the netherdrake with a slight grin herself. “Getting better. I suppose you may look normal someday.” She chuckled to herself and resumed her pacing. Sterixia sat on a nearby stone and observed. “Sterixia… I just don’t know.” Mortre sighed. “I know someone is out for me… but who. Something seems so familiar, yet so foreign.” She paused and regarded the pondering netherdrake with softened eyes. Sterixia simply shook her head, having no idea herself. The muted woman stood and approached Mortre. She wrapped her arms around the worgen in a hug. Mortre’s face reflected a look of startled amusement, before she ran a clawed hand down Sterixia’s head. “Listen, if anything happens; go to Kersia. I am sure she will keep you safe.” Sterixia pushed away from Mortre and looked at her confused. It was uncharacteristic of her to be so… warm. Whatever had been going on, it bothered the dark woman deeply, and that troubled Sterixia. Mortre was always so confident, so decisive. And here she was. Deeply troubled. Sterixia felt a bubbling worry fill her body. “Well,” Mortre sighed. “You should go get something for food. Try to stay away from settlements okay?” Mortre grinned at her. Sterixia nodded and began to leave the chamber when something struck her. The world around her began to fade to black. She saw chains spring up from the stones, wrapping around Mortre. And then there was only darkness. Mortre watched with horror as something flew from the corner of the cavern and struck Sterixia. “Who’s there!?” she shouted. Chains sprung from the stones, binding her body in place. I don’t understand!? I sensed no one! Has the earth betrayed me!? Mortre looked wildly around the room. Laughter echoed down the tunnels and into the cavern. A figure took form, rising through what looked like liquid stone. He was human in appearance, garbed in what appeared to be formal attire. He didn’t look much older than eighteen, but he appeared sickly and ill. Dark circles could be seen under his eyes. He skin was bronzed in color, and his eyes were golden with elongated pupils. His hair was black and slicked back. He chuckled and shook his head. “Finally found you, after all this time.” His voice was dark and operatic. “Who are you!? What have you done with Sterixia!?” Mortre pulled against the chains, her face contorted into a snarl. He took a few steps towards her. “Oh my, you don’t recognize me? It hasn’t been that long… mother.” Mortre’s eyes grew wide. All the pieces snapped in place. “V-vinarion? You are alive? How?” “Well,” Vinarion walked around her, speaking with a slow and deliberate tone. “After you abandoned us, after father’s death, I took leadership. I lead us all to safety… to livelihood. I created a safe haven! And now… we want you!” A half elf female, garbed in black leather; with the same skin tone, eye color, and hair color as Vinarion, appeared behind Mortre. “Sorry, Mother.” She whispered softly into Mortre’s ear as she stuck a needle into Mortre’s flesh. “Van… exia? You are alive… too?” Mortre felt the world spin around her as she fell to her knees. Vanexia was there, standing above her. Next to her was another high elf, his hair long and loose. He stood with a grin plastered on his face, revealing the jagged teeth that filled his mouth. He leaned against a great scythe as he watched Mortre on the ground. Mortre looked between the three, the borders of her vision blackening. “Vanzer… you too? You all… are-“ The world faded out of view, as Mortre fell into a deep slumber.Mortre128 21h
23h [Short Fic] Character Deaths (First section is just me saying hi; skip to below the line if you're just here for the prompt.) Hey everyone, I've been away from the game off and on for a while, but I've been playing since Vanilla and writing fic for my characters since 2006. I never seriously got into an RP server, but I've always had fun snatching the little moments where I can here on my PVE server, and part of that involved trying to get my guild to write short stories about their characters and share them on our forum. This is one of the prompts I gave them that turned out really popular, and if I say so myself, I think people here might really enjoy it too! -------- In the end, death comes for us all. Whether we face it with eyes open or closed, whether it comes swiftly or slowly - in the end, it comes. How does your character meet their end? What are their last minutes on Azeroth like? (Edit: Didn't realize there was a character limit on the forum. How embarrassing.)Sylehil0 23h
1d [Scenario] Your character finds... Haven't seen one of these in a while. In this scenario, your character stumbles across a transdimensional MP3 Player with an infinite library. Assuming they don't deem it witchcraft or try to sell it as junk, and instead listen to some of the music on the device, what music would your character like/dislike? Would there be any songs in particular? Cadence Soninclaire might like anything by people like System of a Down, Ozzy Osbourne, etc. etc. while my monk, Mao-Tzu would definitely gravitate more towards traditional asian instrumental music. How about y'all?Soninclaire8 1d
1d Dread Return of Darak(IC) Marttius stood holding a neckless, an old trinket of the past, putting it away he looked over to see the the scourge forces amassing a small horde of undead, "Hope i can find you and end this before everything gets worse." said the paladin. he then turned and looked over lights trust, "this place maybe weak and defenseless but we are not here to hold out! we are here to End this madness." said again to himself. As he looked over lights trust, workers make tents and small fortifications to help themselves stay alive should the undead strike too early, even now Adventurers and other factions of people arrive, mostly small numbers but should be close to enough to finish it here. Marttius walked to the center of the new lights trust base. seeing that the base is now in good numbers of support. "we can strike soon if this works out.." muttered to himself.Marttius221 1d
1d Blood Elf Name Greetings! I'm having trouble choosing a name for my Rogue. I have it narrowed down to four Ainslynn, Amaeranthea, Aleyandra and Aerythissa. Which would be more suitable for a Blood Elf? And yes, I do already have them saved =)Ravenaeri6 1d
1d Wasteland [Civilisation RP - Sign-Ups/OOC 2] Last one hit limit. I'm not gonna put much here, since this thread should be obsolete when we get around to Part 2. Link to the last thread: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/20742344453 Link to IC: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/20742355333Neltriz87 1d
1d RP servers that are constantly in character? Hey everyone! I was wondering if there are any RP/RPPVP servers that are constantly in character? I mean, everything is walkup RP with everyone else and it's totally normal. Are there servers like that? I'm planning to start somewhere fresh and new.Ragingdemon5 1d
1d The Day Sylvanas Came: An RP poem One of my favorite things is to compose a poem or short story written by my character. Here is my most recent one. Let's see the short stories or poems your character has written, I'm excited to see what everyone creates:) -a beat up parchment found near a campsite outside Moonglade(it looks like a first draft)- -The parchment is smudged and the handwriting is awful but the stranger can see it says- The Day Sylvanas Came It was a bright day The crops were growing the beer was good The day was peaceful and calm Then Sylvanas came. The darkness spread like a scourge on our land The day Sylvanas came The night terrors became all too real The day Sylavanas came The evil came from the dead that walk again The day Sylvanas came. My home my town was burned to the ground The day Sylvanas came My parents, My friends, and Greymane's son murdered in cold blood The Blade of Sylvanas came I live alone in a tent not a home I wake up screaming from nightmares of... The day Sylvanas came Corpses that walk a scourge that stalks The day Sylvanas came I have no home I sleep alone my mind is fractured my heart is broken My family is dead I cry myself to sleep all because of The day Sylvanas came For seven years I have wandered No home No rest A flask my only friend I miss my family I miss my home I miss myself and who I used to be I look in the mirror I see a stranger I see a broken soul who hurts and cries all within her has completely died Everything she loved Everything She was is shattered. Here lies a damaged woman who will never recover from The day Sylvanas Came. -Below the poem it reads in a hastily scrawled script- " I don't know if anyone will find this but I fear I will never be a whole person again. I can't take one more night in this sad little tent waking up every hour from nightmares. Please let the other Druids know of my fate. I am sure they will want to give me a proper burial. Signed Feonnarala Blackheart, daughter of Moira and William Hartnell" -Horrified, the stranger hastily shoves the parchment in her bag and runs toward the campsite in the distance-Cymopoleia5 1d
2d Ysondre (Spoilers) What happened with Ysondre going into Emerald Nightmare? In Cata we helped her kill the last of the nightmare dragons, and she was fine... now she's a nightmare dragon again? And the others are there....? What happened? :/ IT MAKES ME SAD.Synere1 2d
2d Looking for a strong RP/PVP community Planning on making an ally lock in the near future, but wanted to actually be in an RP heavy community. I'd prefer to be on a server that still has a lot of rated pvp going on, though. Is there such a server?Drillgorg3 2d
2d Isn't Arcane too OP? I mean you can use Arcane to manipulate anything, not only Elements but even other forms of Cosmic Forces. The Scourge used the arcane power of the Sunwell to revive Kel'Thuzad, the Blood Elfs used their arcane magic to drain and control the Holy magic of M'uru, Star Augur Etraeus (A Nightborne Astromancer) uses the arcane power of the Nightwell to control Frost, Fel and Void energies. Isn't this like too OP?Vincentiu2 2d
2d Highborne backstory/background question? I've gotten the itch to RP again and am gonna roll a version of this guy on an RP server (probably WrA or MG), as I've gotten quite attached to him on a regular PVE server. First off, should I just RP something else? Are highborne like dragons in that they are a faux paux to RP? Secondly, would I have been isolated with the trainer? Or could I have been a magical hobo like I planned who wandered around frying critters in the wilderness after jumping ship during the WotA and have most of my character development be about adjusting to normalcy and change? Thanks! Edit: GrammarAutist2 2d
2d Reason for Transmog? This topic is simple: Why are you transmogged the way you are? My Orc, Man'kreen, is a Peon by day, but by night he becomes Man'kreen, Protector of Peons! He's also an adventurer, and I thought this would help him look the part.Peonon20 2d
2d Player/Artist looking for Exposure *Didn't exactly know where to put this* Hi guys, I'm a new digital artist looking to get my name out there so I've decided to do some character commissions over the next few days (Absolutely free of course). If you're interested please comment your armory page down below, or give me a description of the character in question. Everything will be publicly shown on my DeviantArt page ( http://gammaghoul.deviantart.com ). These will be given out on a first come first serve basis and some may take a little longer than others, but I'll make sure to try and deliver the best I can. Please try and make requests before September 19th so I can balance both my personal hobbies and school work! After requesting please check my page as I try to update anyone on here. Thank you guys so much!Vaendil36 2d
2d If Someone Pissed Off Your Toon... Scenario RP! What would it take for a stranger to deserve a punch to the face or whatnot from your character? We all have our buttons somewhere in all of us, what pushes your toons? At first, I was contemplating how Gnomes would typically retaliate vs how Goblins retaliate. As I'm sure is common knowledge, Goblins tend to respond to problems and nusiances with explosions, fire, and stuff like that. Including getting stuffed into a potato sack and fed to the Sharks at night. How do Gnomes deal with irritations? Eventually, that led up to thinking it would be much more entertaining to read what triggers your toons. Here are the rules! - This is an open scenario RP, all factions/races are free to participate - You are free to choose the setting and person/thing that leads up to the violent reaction. Examples are: Tavern bar with a drunk patriot, barracks with a comrade, Zeppelin/boat with a passenger, at work dealing with a dumb customer, etc etc etc. - Treat this Scenario RP like a short story about a time someone/something ticked off your toon enough to deserve some form of retaliation. Something you'd probably tell a friend for the chuckles or to some other idiot as a warning - if you want to participate but don't have the time or energy to write a short story, feel free to leave a short explanation instead about what sort of behavior from a stranger would anger your character and why it would upset them - If you have questions, ask - Most importantly, have fun!Silvanni16 2d
2d Help with timeline Hello, My friend and I have been floating around Rp servers for a while now but would like to actively start into Rp instead of watching others. We are in the process of creating a story of how we came to be as we are, but were wondering how many years have passed since wrath to legion? And roughly how many years between each expansion so we can get a good base for our stories. Also, do blood elves age in human years? They seem to say on other sites that 20 is adult, but I have always heard elves age much slower? It got me very confused. Any help with this or even general pointers would be greatly appreciated by us. Thank you!Baìlee4 2d
2d Is it possible to RP multi-class Character? If I made a human of every class except for DH and Shaman since a human (or worgen) can't be one, can it still be considered the same character or is it not possible to do multiple things?Sãmmy18 2d
2d Mouse recommendations found the correct forum area, ignore post.Akuto0 2d
3d Toss A Coin Into The Dalaran Fountain! This is a great idea! It's too bad the original thread is very likely going to be locked soon, which is why I'm creating a continuation of Aelmo's original thread! PS: here is an interesting read about each coin found in the fountain in Northrend Dalaran: https://www.engadget.com/2008/10/11/the-funny-morbid-and-sad-coins-of-the-dalaran-fountain/ Here is the original thread by Aelmo: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/2483739355?page=1 Here are some guidelines: - Dalaran's Fountain is also called The Dalaran Wishing fountain. It is said this fountain has the ancient power to possibly grant wishes (or not at all and let it go south). - While it gives the chance to fulfill a wish, it also seems to serve to answer questions too. - This is purely my speculation, though it makes sense to me: All you simply have to do is pull out a coin, hold it, have a thought, and toss it into the fountain. The fountain then magically inscribes your last thought onto the coin and immortalizes it. - Interestingly enough, the fountain seems to imprint the last thought you had prior to coin tossing regardless of whether it's a wish or question or not. - My own head-canon: The nature of which the fountain imprints your last thought on the coin is unique to the person who tossed it. It could come out appearing in what looks like your hand-writing, it could be tainted by whatever magic or substances rubbed off from you onto the coin (I.E.: Blood, text glowing with a hint of fel, in one rare case there was a coin that did not have writing on it but you could hear the quiet inaudible whispers of Its owner just by holding the coin). So, interpret it however you will. - Just to be funny, if you try to jump into the fountain and steal the coins, well, let's just say jumping into an ancient magical time-warped parallel-dimensional-space would not go well for you. Much like being a test subject at an alchemy lab for new potions and elixirs that have vastly unpredictable.... "side effects". That or the fountain might just spit you out like the Weasly Twins by the new rule for The Goblet of Fire in Harry Potter. Interpret that how you will. Good luck! - Most importantly, have fun!Silvanni52 3d
3d Roleplaying A Dragon Now, before I begin this thread I want to say that if you're here to say, "How to roleplay a dragon: don't." I'm not interested. I've already decided to roleplay a dragon and your opinion isn't going to sway me one direction or another. I know that it's considered more or less RP taboo in this game. That being said, here is the meat of the issue. I have made a character, a Human Mage, solely to try out RPing a Red Dragonflight dragon. I know the key to successfully playing a dragon is to almost never disclose that your character is in fact a dragon. Instead you end up roleplaying a character who is roleplaying being something, which is the sort of layered approach I tend to enjoy. For those who have and/or do roleplay dragons, what did you decide as not only your dragon's backstory but your dragon's persona--if they have one. I really enjoy filling out my TRP as much as possible and I want to have a well done history for this character and all of that. How do you decide how much to disclose in your TRP? Do you go all out and just list their history as a dragon as well as this persona they've created for themselves, or do you keep it to off of TRP all together? Thanks for your responses.Svarya37 3d
3d Adult age for night elf? Want to rp my DH! What's the age that a night elf would be considered a adult? Physically and mentally. I can only find old forum posts that don't explain much D:Daldorith19 3d
3d Will cross-faction RP ever be possible? This is one thing that bugged me since Legion came out and with the class halls with both Alliance and Horde players being present in them. Especially with the classes and players supposedly working together to take down the legion. I wish we could interact with people from the other faction that didn't just involve emoting at each other while it shows up as "Player makes weird hand motions at you." I know there are some work arounds with getting either a Pandaren or Demon Hunter of both factions to translate but it's just unneeded and too much effort for either party. It sucks because I want to have conversations with the people in Dalaran instead of staring at them with a blank expression with "Player makes weird hand motions at you."Viancine12 3d
3d Group RPs and dungeon runs! Hey everyone! I've recently started to get to know the RP community on Emerald Dream and, having been able to sample my first RP in the server outside of my guild, I wanted to do more! I want to try and experiment with how far I can go in terms of RP and at the same time further progress with endgame content, so I thought, "Hey, wouldn't it be cool if we ran dungeons and enjoyed the RP experience at the same time?" So why not? How about it, you guys? I know I'm new to the RP community on Emerald Dream, but I want to further emphasize the RP portion of the server, and I want to better immerse myself into the game! I guess this thread is a sign up, but I really want to see you some people so that we can all progress into the expansion's content while still keeping the RP aspect alive. *Just to be clear: The RPing will be done in game, not on the forums!* I'm sorry, I don't really know how to do this, but maybe we can sign up our names here and form groups! I'll go first, and when we first set up our group we can set up a schedule on how often we can do it. Maybe we can even have more than one group! I'd really like for this to be a thing, so if you're with me, let's do this together! In-game name: Ragingdemon Character name: A'sura Sunscythe Guild (If applicable): Volition Role/Spec: DPS/Havoc Character quote (I guess? I'm sorry, I'm just spit-balling here): "It is time I search for purpose once more." Well, here goes nothing. I hope I get to see you all in game for more adventures to come!Ragingdemon0 3d
4d Roleplaying a Polymath I have a question for you all: Is it bad to roleplay a polymath, or rather, a person who is skilled in many areas? You know, like Leonardo da Vinci? I'm asking this because one of my friends wants to roleplay as one. He is kind of afraid of attempting this, though. He is afraid that making a polymath might make his character a "mary sue". Do you think it will?Adixia10 4d
4d The Order Hall and your character? So with Legion out and what not, forgive me if this topic has been brought up, I am new to these forums. So each one of my rp characters react to the Order hall in a different way. My mage does not really care and just stays there to make connections (Since hes not Neutral and dislikes most neutral groups.) My Blood Knight (Who is more of an old school Blood Knight and Atheistic) Hates being in the Paladin order hall and hates working as he puts it. "Lowborn Silver Hand weaklings." So how does your character react? Sorry I'v not added much detail, I had to make this much shorter due to a character limit.Gariön11 4d
4d Throw a coin in the Dalaran Fountain! Remember that fountain in Dalaran where you fished all those coins with famous people's names? Here's you're chance to add yours! Just put your name (only first name is ok, last name is optional), if its copper, silver or gold, and what you want to say! Starting with mine: Aelmo's Shiny Gold Coin "I hope nobody manages to fish this one up."Aelmo74 4d
4d Light Wielding Rogue Character Help Been playing combat rogue this expansion and this idea hit me out of nowhere. Why don't I RP a rogue who uses the light. I figured it would be not only an interesting from a backstory perspective of how the heck this skill set came to be but also from a combat perspective of using the light in a combat style focused on mobility, agility and precision. I'm generally good at coming up with archetype style backstories but sense I've never actually seen this in the game at all I don't have anything to go off of so I figured I'd ask you guys for ideas. The only things I have so far or his weapon of choice is that like most of my characters he'll be an adventurer of some sort. His weapon of choice will be rapiers. He's not as idealistic as most priests he has more of a free outlook on what the light is and how one should use it. He'll also have a more disc priest side to him where he's not above using the shadow to still use things such as stealth although if this get's too complicated to explain I may scrap it for more of a duelist idea than a true rogue.Arygyn5 4d
4d The Sunwell and Kel'Thuzad So this is my question, if Arcane and Necromancy are now separated forms of magic, then why did Arthas used the Sunwell to resurrect Kel'Thuzad? I mean, if Necromancy was a form of Arcane as it originally was it would make sense but how does now make sense? Is it because Liches are creatures of both Death and Arcane powers?Vincentiu2 4d
4d WET community lounge 64 last lounge thread: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20748946491 Thread Archive: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/13780458267 Be nice and stomp the spidersShadowdamna500 4d
5d RP Talk: Your Character & The Hero Character Curious to hear fellow roleplayer thoughts on how the Hero Character's storyline in the last few expansions. First, a quick background on the Hero Character! The Hero Character There's been a huge change from how player characters are treated in Lore in the last few years. Previously, players were sideliners, or background observers to major events in the game. Today, player characters now wield Artifact weapons and are the lead of their classes. This is a huge move since this potentially puts our characters in the cross hairs of destiny, since some of the more well-known Artifact weapons have a tendency to change hands every few years (and not peacefully). A higher profile also carries more risk. This opens up a few questions about what Blizzard intends to do with the player-character storyline in the years to come and what role, if any, they will play in Lore. The Roleplay Character But then there's roleplay, where we craft our own character storyline and history. Traditionally, at least in circles I've dwelled, roleplayers prefer lower-key heroes, or ordinary citizens or soldiers living through extraordinary times. In the 6-7 in-game years* or so since the events of vanilla began, our characters have seen a new war break out every year or so. Definitely extraordinary times. Even for noncombatant characters, the strain of constant war must be felt. Our characters rise or fall to the occasion, which is where so much fun and inspiration comes with writing in the World of Warcraft story -- or at least this is where I find the creative spark to write from. (Curious to know what it is that inspires others.) (Years based on the Ultimate Visual Guide, the closest to "official" timeline by Blizzard: http://wow.gamepedia.com/Timeline_(Ultimate_Visual_Guide).) Storycrafting So to the actual meat of the discussion. Not looking for consensus as much as what people are thinking and how they're crafting their stories in light of these big changes to Blizzard's treatment of the player character. Couple questions to get started but discussion isn't quite limited to just this. How do you reconcile what you're seeing in the game versus the character story you've created? Do you dismiss it entirely or fold pieces (e.g., major events) into your characters' story? (Examples of major events: Lore character deaths, assaults on class halls, the finding or passing on of Artifact weapons.) Who do you ICly consider to wield the Artifact weapon (e.g., is it still lost, is it kept somewhere in secret, or does an off-screen NPC character wield it)? Finally, in the vein of considering the player-character like any other Lore character, what direction could you see them go in official Lore? Is this their peak or could there be more? Kicking It Off To get the discussion started, here was an idea for the paladin Artifacts. When crafting character stories in Templars of the Rose, it became necessary for roleplayers who had paladins to get together and talk about the ramifications of the paladin class storyline. Obviously not everyone could (or wanted to) wield Ashbringer, so we came up with this and will see where it goes: After Highlord Tirion Fordring's death, each of the paladin Artifacts were recovered and interned within the Sanctum of Light. They perhaps may be eventually wielded by some off-screen NPC character or simply kept in the Sanctum like a museum, but the thought was that in such a dark time for paladins, returning to their core values and origins was a way to cope. They're building up their morale and forces to fight the Burning Legion. Perhaps they even pray to the Artifact weapons or simply meditate in their presence to reflect on what they represent (honor, sacrifice, etc.). This way, the Artifact weapons could still play a role within a roleplay story but not place a roleplay character as their wielder. It was a happy medium to reconcile the in-game Lore story with our characters, since some kind of explanation for where the Ashbringer went after Fordring died was needed. Curious to hear others' thoughts on how things like this fit into their characters' stories. There's no right answer and creativity is key to folding in our stories into the greater tale. Would also love to chat about how class campaign storylines fit with each other considering certain controversial events that happen, but that can wait till next time!Arialynn31 5d
5d Cult of the Black Scales [SignUps Open][OOC] I am unsure what I want to do with this concept. Write a character story or use it as a forum RP. I thought, "Well, might as well see if there is any interest." I wont be starting it until the Vault of the Dead is over with, so there will be some time still depending on how fast we finish the final phase of the thread. I will be a little strict regarding sign ups, due to some chaos that has been happening in other threads lately. I love creativity, so I don't like being strict. But I worry that if I am not, things could get out of hand. Going to post the rules in case they turn people away :S Rules: ~ I enjoy a well written character as much as the next person, and even mounts can be written into characters and their stories... but please. No mounts over characters. If your griffon dive bombs a threat, that is one thing, but they shouldn't be able to count as posts by themselves. Remember, when you do that, it is like slipping in another character without the thread master's permission. Ask first. Please. ~ If I have the bad guys spying on you, you are free to notice being spied on, but don't drop on their space without consulting me in the OOC first. Some mooks? Yeah it would be reasonable to spot/sense/smell them. But I would like to be able to make the call if you actually find and engage. ~ Try to keep the thread paced. If you feel something needs an immediate post, fine; but try to avoid posting after every other person. Give people a chance to get their own interactions in. It shouldn't be YOU ME YOU PERSON YOU FROG YOU DAISY. ~ Proper punctuation and grammar is nice. Doesn't have to be perfect, just readable. ~ Posts should be more than a one liner, that goes without saying here really. Why are you on the forums if you want to do 1 sentence posts? Add some character expressions, thoughts, something. Doesn't have to be a fluff filled book, but have more than one line. ~ Don't stall the thread out. Kersia is cold. She will go one without you and not look back. She doesn't feel the need to baby you, answer your every whim and question. She will get bored and move on. One of her best friends is missing. ~ This thread is meant to have a plot and progression. Side arcs between characters are fine, as long as they don't stall out the thread or begin to derail it. ~ I trust you to write combat fairly. If I feel you are going a little over the top, I with politely let you know if the OOC. Even mooks make hits at times. They are not StormTroopers and you are not Jedi. ~ The biggest of the bad here is mine. I will kill him. I will not write to kill your characters, that will be your own choice. However, there will be spots where you may need to do what Kersia says, or you will fall into a large pool of lava. I would advise listening to Kersia. Or any of my other characters. You don't have to, but Kersia certainly wont be fighting for you to reason with her. She says hop on, you say nope, she says okay then and leaves you to fall to your death. ~ And obviously no overpowered/overbearing characters. Mooks are hack and slash friendly; but I will have named combatants and they will not be. Kill a nameless dragon using physics to behead it? Sure. Kill Vanexia that way? No. ~ No controlling characters that aren't yours. I'll let you know in the OOC if you can free for all a current mass of mooks, I'll typically give names to the bad guys I wish to directly control for combat. But don't assume, with my bad guys, or with the characters of others. ----- Sign Up Form: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/20744714312?page=2#36 ----- List of Approved Characters with Links to Their Sign Up: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/20744714312?page=1#4 ----- Like I said, this is mostly an interest check. I am one for bending the rules, and am open to suggestions. If you feel like I am being too strict, just say so. If you would be interested, but are worried I may inhibit your character or something because of these rules, let me know. I am actually friendly and easy to get along with, I just don't want my thread to derail or get flooded. I will be having Kersia, Vynianyx, and Sylstyx in the thread mainly. Mortre will be there as well, but wont be with good guys till towards the middle/end. Tolbyas will be entering towards the end. Depending on how the story goes. Xinaria and Etzul could make appearances as well. Sterixia will be tagging along. Kersia and Mortre are the stars of this show though. 15 characters tops, 1 per personMortre162 5d
5d No RP in the Order Halls Maybe this is just on my realm but I've noticed shockingly little RPing in the order halls. Most of the time people aren't even in character, they're running and jumping just darting from one thing to another and then leaving. We have these beautiful, thematic, and unifying spaces to those we share a vocational identity with to one extent or another and yet no one seems to be using that. It just seems like such a waste. Please tell me I'm wrong, that it is "just me", and if so what are your RP experiences in the Order Halls?Weiyu23 5d