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[Guide] In-Game Roleplay -- The Basics
For instance, Night Elf mages.
Isn't it still a law in Darnassus to not practice magic inside the city? If so, wouldn't nature magic (druids) still be considered magic?
Or what if you wanted to be some sort of "outlier" inside of your class / race / faction? If lore is so important, won't most serious roleplayers simply ignore you for the fact that you wanted to designate a character as someone to be portrayed as "against the grain", and in doing so, totally negate your attempt to bring some potentially amazing roleplay scenarios to a server?
I suggest to everyone who is looking for lore on their specific race to use outside sources like joystick.com or wowpedia on the various races. Blizzard also has some story posts on the various faction leaders that offer some amazing insight into the races.
To successfully roleplay, you need to do your homework first. I'm not telling you to buy all the Warcraft books in Barnes & Noble and read them until you know them word-for-word, but at least be up-to-date on the lore of your race and those he/she associates with.
Lore is essential to roleplaying
I highly disagree. Don't discourage people from making up their own ideas.
It is World of Warcraft, with tons of interesting things to do and ideas to involve your character in. Those who take it seriously and stay within the lore are far more likely to have more rp friends than those who deviate from it.
This thread was a good start but I want to add this link in here, because it is very good and details some things we should all remember. Thanks for writing it Zandrae!
Thus having thanked you from the bottom of my heart, I shall humbly take my leave, wishing you success and happiness in all your role-playing, and hopefully with that unique form of joy inherent in aiding ones fellows. Light guide and protect you!
Most sincerely and respectfully yours,
-Elyrion (Kirin Tor)
02/03/2011 04:58 PMPosted by ShandrísTo successfully roleplay, you need to do your homework first. I'm not telling you to buy all the Warcraft books in Barnes & Noble and read them until you know them word-for-word, but at least be up-to-date on the lore of your race and those he/she associates with.
What if I RP'd as an amnesiac and asked people to explain some elements of the lore, or learn about the lore on my own in-game? I know amnesiacs are cliched, but this seems like a more immersive way to go about it (to me, at least).
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