So after a little WoW sabbatical, I plan on coming back and transferring to Wymrest who's developed a good reputation for RP. I started this character on Kirin Tor, so I'm not completely new to it. However, after reading your guide, I do have a question about some things you wrote and am looking for some clarity.
- A Mary Sue in literary criticism and particularly in fanfiction (your roleplaying character is essentially a fanfiction character of the warcraft world!) is a fictional character with overly idealized and hackneyed mannerisms, lacking noteworthy flaws, and primarily functioning as a wish-fulfillment fantasy for the author or reader.
I do not
want to be labelled this type of RPer. Yet at the same time, I have earned a lot of stuff inside the game - benefit of playing the same character for 7 years, I guess. My question is: if a player has earned a title in game, is it appropriate to go by that title?
Examples: I've got the title Lt. Commander from the original PvP system - is it too far to go by such? Granted, I can see the Stormwind Military having several different wings and divisions and I would never try to order around someone I didn't already know - tossing my rank around. But in the context of a small elite force, collecting intelligence from Warsong Gulch (Intelligence is what we called the flag) or supplies from Arathi Basin or conquering a strategic position in Alterac Valley - Rhinjet is a Lt. Commander?
Or say the title Kingslayer for killing Arthas. I would never presume that Rhin and her merry band of 24 amigos where the only ones having a hand in slaying said king but she certainly played a part. I would equate it with the soliders that took Normandy Beach - that was thousands of men but all could share in the title.
Am I making sense? Am I in left-field looking the wrong way? Help a rusty RPer out! =P