Hi, and welcome to Emerald Dream!
I assume you're reading this to find out if our community is for you, and I hope this guide helps you out.
So, without much further adieu, let's get into it.
Emerald Dream is an RPPVP server. It's a central time-zone server, so our population is a variety of everything from east to west coast.
We're a very community minded server, and we look out for our own peoples.
Also, we have a lot of personality :).
Come join us in IRC!!
Or using an IRC client:
Keep reading, you may learn something!
1. What's the RP like here?
It's a mixed bag, really. While it's not uncommon, you'll have better luck finding it if you look for it.
A good majority of the people that chose Emerald Dream understand and appreciate that it's an RP server, and will not hesitate to role play with you.
Which brings up another point - Don't be afraid to initiate!.
There are so many missed opportunities to role play simply because people are too afraid to initiate it.
Don't be. I've had RP sessions that lasted for hours after initiating on a whim. Had I decided not to, I wouldn't have had that experience.
For more information on ED role playing, check out the 'Emerald Dream Role Playing Guide' that's stickied here:
Also, for a list of upcoming Roleplaying events, check out this thread: (Not yet implemented)
2. What's the PVP like here?
Cutthroat. Brutal. Intense.
We've got more world PVP than Iraq.
We kill so many lowbies, we make Catholic churches cry.
Emerald Dream is an excellent realm if you're looking for good, solid PVP. Unfair fights, cheap tactics, and a third act carried out on the forums make for The Emerald Dream Experience (tm).
If you're only here for PVP, we just ask that you respect our Roleplayers and our server rules.
As with RP, Don't be afraid to initiate. You may have in-character reasons not to initiate PVP, and that's fine.
However, don't assume that the person you just helped out while 8 Death Spiders of Doom chewed on him isn't going to stab you in the back the second you're not looking.
If you see red - at the very least, prepare for a fight.
3. What's the PVE like here?
Slow, but steady progression.
You can check out our current PVE progression in the 'Emerald Dream PVE Progression' thread located here:
4. I've never roleplayed, but I'd like to learn. Can I come to ED?
Absolutely! Emerald Dream is happy to help new roleplayers. We were all beginners once, and we love to share our passion. Please come, roll a character, and find yourself a nice guild. We can't wait to meet you!
5. I am not a roleplayer, but I am a PvPer. Can I come to ED?
We would prefer that you don't. RP-PvP means both RP and PvP. If you are not a roleplayer, there are plenty of non-roleplaying PVP realms to choose from. . If you want to come here just to harass roleplayers, or because you think we're soft targets, then think again. Only roleplayers may play on a roleplaying server.
6. What's the Alliance to Horde ratio?
Before answering this question, I'd like to urge you not to let this be your deciding factor. Pick a race that you think you'll have fun with.
That being said, WarcraftRealms has a pretty accurate census that's dynamically updated based on the previous 30 days.
Current WarcraftRealms.com data - (Characters level 70) (Updated 19th November 2010)
Total Characters: 14,214
Total Alliance: 8,313 - 59%
Total Horde: 5,901 - 42%
A to H Ratio: 1.4 : 1
Activity Ratio: 1 : 1.2
7. What classes do you need?
Again, I urge you to choose something that fits for you and don't worry about what is needed.
Currently, tanks/healers are in short supply. Keep in mind, however, that if you hate a class right off the bat, chances are it's not going to change at 70, and you'll have wasted a lot of time playing a class you don't care about.
I assure you that no matter what class you choose, you will find your place on our realm.
8. What are you wearing?
Chaps and a smile.
9. I'm looking for a RP/PVP/PVE/Tram Cyb0rs guild. Where should I look?
We have a thread for you! Check it out at