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
Nov 21 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.Meep165 Nov 21
Sep 25 [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 Sep 25
Nov 21 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/1756043459Slywyn204 Nov 21
Oct 9 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.Nethaera4 Oct 9
10m Vault of the Forgotten (IC) They filed past her, one by one, blindfolded and shackled. Some could barely manage a hobbling walk. Some others stood out as a worthwhile purchase, but many of the hostages marching past her were none too impressive. She would have to toss almost half of them into the pile of typical financial loss or have their souls chummed for demon fodder. Marissa Devonshire sits back in her chair watching the river of people, young, old, feeble and able bodied flood off the gang plank of the submersible ship and into the Vault of the Forgotten. "Do you think Doxxi brought any of the new food recipes from the Broken Isles?" Kyrin flicks an ear forward while he lounges on the stuffed leather couch in Marissa's office. His furry black muzzle is half buried in a bowl of spiced Pandaren rice pudding. The question irritates Marissa, about as much as the fact that the worgen was always talking with his mouth full. Who had time to think about food? She just bought half a million gold worth of new souls that she would have to sort through and find a buyer for in the upcoming weeks. The warlock's violet eyes do not stray from the crystalline window which is faintly glowing with sigils to make the glass on their side of the wall opaque. "I think your priorities are skewed." Marissa murmurs quietly in response. "Whatever. I hope they have enough booze on board for the tavern stock. We cannot keep bootlegging the amount of cargo we need through the Dalaran mages. It's going to catch someone's attention soon." Kyrin pulls his snout up and eyes the remainder of his meal. He then carefully fishes the last bite of pudding out of the bottom of the bowl with a swipe of his long pink tongue. Half of the dessert is smeared over his maw, which he begins to lap at noisily. The sound of the worgen's cleaning escapade makes the sliver of irritation in Marissa's shoulder blades blossom into a full blown headache. The Vault had become successful and keeping up with its growing client base was a tricky endeavor. Kyrin's statement of the obvious was a sharp reminder that she had to keep things is good working order. "Why are we bootlegging from Dalaran anyways? Where are our rum runners down in Booty Bay? Or the Pharoah's crew out in Tanaris?" Marissa swivels her chair around to face Kyrin as she asks these questions. The embarrassed look on the male worgen's messy face is all she needs to see to know the rest of the story. "Kyrin! You can't keep chasing after that snooty little blood elf wench and throwing her piles of my gold for a few bottles of wine! SHE DOESN'T LIKE YOU." Marissa picks up the nearest object to her, which is a truesteel paperweight in the shape of a fel hound and whips it at the warrior's head. Her aim is good and the worgen is just barely able to dodge out of the way before the projectile grazes him on the back of the skull. "For Light's Sake Marissa! She's not snooty. She's cute. Stop acting like a jealous mad woman before someone gets hurt." Kyrin thumps his empty bowl onto the nearby coffee table and huffs at the warlock. His hand lifts to the back of his head where the metal paperweight met his scalp, he pulls away his paw and growls. "LOOK. You made me bleed!" In reality, both Kyrin and Marissa know that he's trying to guilt trip her into forgiving his lapse in judgment over the blood elf mage. But she was cute, even if she was trying to rob the Vault bank dry for a few measly bottles of wine. "You're going to fix this Kyrin, you're going to stop chasing every pretty flouncy tail that throws a wink your way and learn to be a responsible adult. Now put on some clothes, we have a new batch of product to meet and make feel welcome in our home."Merideath8 10m
1h Vault of the Forgotten (OOC Signup) They filed past her, one by one, blindfolded and shackled. Some could barely manage a hobbling walk. Some others stood out as a worthwhile purchase, but many of the hostages marching past her were none too impressive. She would have to toss almost half of them into the pile of typical financial loss or have their souls chummed for demon fodder. Marissa Devonshire sits back in her chair watching the river of people, young, old, feeble and able bodied flood off the gang plank of the submersible ship and into the Vault of the Forgotten. It was in all practicality her vault, though she did not create it. Sand had compacted and been pressed so intensely here by the pressure of the water that walls naturally turned crystalline in nature. Light did not reach here, not from the surface at least. With a choice of magical runes and various enchantments however, the place had become rather hospitable; at least on the inside. Outside of the cavern it was in the most unreachable dark heart of the chasm known as The Lightless Reaches. The tide carved cliff off the east side of Kelp'thar Forest, Vashj'ir made a perfect pirate's lair. To swim outside was to end up shredded by sand particles gusting at hundreds of miles an hour through the ocean gorge, or to get lost by the utter lack of sense of direction in the depths. Nothing grew here, all was swept away or crushed by the forces of gravity and water. Only the fluke of a faulty wormhole device had delivered the warlock safely inside the chamber to start with, years ago. Since then she has worked to make it a miniature empire, complete with working mage portals and a sizable army of goons and body guards. It was costly though, hence the frequent trafficking of slaves. Was it just a tavern? No... A trading post? No. Perhaps it was a a place better not defined. For most who entered, it was where the next step of their fate would be decided. Welcome to the Vault of the Forgotten RP! Signups here please. You can choose to be one of three types of characters in this adventure: * Hostage * Vault Guard / Vault Assistant * Vault Patron Rules: 1.) Please do not sign up with more than 2 of your characters for this RP. 2.) While this is technically a faction Sanctuary and a bit of a black market tavern, not everyone is going to escape unscathed (especially the hostages). As a patron if you pick a fight here, expect to get promptly ported out of the Vault unless Marissa specifically puts you up against another person to test your mettle. 3.) Typical RP rules apply. No godmodding, mary-sue, or thread stalling please. 4.) Hostages may try to escape, they may also wait to be sold and try to escape from their buyer when they get outside the vault. 5.) All hostages are already stripped of their belongings and only wear linen tunics, linen pants and simple sandals. 6.) Hostages may try to bargain for their freedom with Marissa. (I may have to add more rules here if unusual situations crop up). Please include in your RP application: Name: Race: Class: Gender: Character Role: Hostage/Patron/Guard Short summary of how you got to the Vault / last thing you remember before you were captured: Short physical description: __________________________________________________ Name: Marissa Devonshire Race: Human Class: Warlock (Affliction) Gender: Female Character Role: Vault Keeper Short summary of how you got to the Vault / last thing you remember before you were captured: (Already explained in intro) Short physical description: Marissa has violet eyes and platinum silver hair. While there is nothing intimidating about her 5'5 human frame, the dark aura about her speaks worlds of her penchant for swift action. Her golden robes and ruby emblazoned tiara might be far too simplistic for her taste. Some who know her would otherwise expect this woman to be typically dressed in the bones and desiccated entrails of her enemies. In the Vault however, Marissa is all business.Merideath13 1h
1h Let's Play? If I were to start a Let's Play video series, would anyone be interested in watching it? It would be Horde-side, and I would mostly likely be playing a Shaman (though if people would really rather see me play a different class, I'd be open to suggestions). Also, as it's the only content I would be creating, I would be able to do several episodes per week. So, interest? Questions? Let me know!Nyxomenia10 1h
2h Where to go for more active roleplay? As someone who has loved roleplaying for 10+ years, I'm kind of disappointed at how little actual roleplaying I've seen both in-game, and on this forum. I love writing and character building, and I'd like to delve more into that. Are there other places — such as proboards forums, tumblr pages, etc. — where there is more active roleplaying?Kaehira1 2h
2h W.E.T Community Lounge #79 I'm just opening a new thread since the old one is at capacity :) Greetings, fellow travellers! Welcome to the World’s End Tavern Community Lounge. As the name suggests you have arrived at the World’s End Tavern where all walks of WoW-game-life come to discuss RP, share stories, or build adventures together, and the Community Lounge is where we come to hang-out when we're not doing that. In the previous and future pages you will see a variety of randomness: idle hang-out emotes, chit-chat about this game and others, what people had for breakfast, fashionistas flaunting their latest ‘mogs, someone’s latest fascination in music, film, or interwebz, mildly zany, and hopefully amusing antics from regulars and new comers alike, in-character, out of character, and sometimes somewhere in between. Almost anything goes, -within the already established Code of Conduct Blizzard has set down (although, some flirtation with those boundaries may happen from time to time, we are careful about crossing lines). Here, the drama-llama stable is out back, so please park it there, and maintain respect for all attending. If you want a bit of a glimpse to what the atmosphere is generally like, visit the previous Lounge thread here: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20752501281?page=1 and past threads in the archive here: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/13780458267 Step up to the bar, or take a table, curl up on a pillow pile, or stretch out on a chaise by the hearth. Relax and make yourself at home. **Membership fees are due at the end of the month, and damages to the property will be billed to your accounts.Trenaris73 2h
4h From the Ashes, Civilization RP Sign-ups(OOC) From The Ashes is a bit of a spiritual successor to the last Civilization Roleplay some of us were doing on the forums(Wasteland). However, these sign ups are open for everyone. We need you, World's End Tavern, to join us on this endeavor once more. Don't worry if you've never been a part of a Civilization scenario before, it's pretty easy to get the hang of and incredibly fun. You just may need to digest a bit of information before we delve deep into Azeroth. Firstly, the scenario. What exactly are we going to be doing? Well, it's been 175 years since the Legion Invaded Azeroth. So horrid was this course of action and its following that it left Azeroth crippled. Factions dissolved and as such there is nothing really left of the prior world but memories and relics of ages past. What sort of civilizations may have risen out of the rubble in that time-frame? It's up to you to create your own and find out. And Although I'll give an explanation below, you could also check out Meep's, it's quite detailed and will give you all the information you need to know as we will be following a similar format manner. In fact if you read that, aside from the scenario you should be quite ready to create your own based on the template I'll provide, likely in another post. (And if you were in the last thread, you can just skip all this. You pretty much know the rules already.) http://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20742344453, There's the link to the last threads OOC. Also might be a good idea to check that out, see what people thought up last time, might give you some inspiration!Pärker118 4h
14h Trolls. Ages and Timeline So, I'm working on my trolls TRP (Druid) and I wanted her to be young. I was using http://wow.gamepedia.com/Life_spans as a kind of guide, where it says 17 was adulthood. If I were to go along with that, make her 18, where in the timeline would she have grown up? I'm assuming the Echo Isles? Since the Darkspear took that back (She's a Darkspear Troll). Or would she have been born before that? And would her learning Druidism from a close Tauren friend of hers work? Something she's been working on, and studying hard to master, even to this day? Sorry if I sound clueless, trolls are new to me and I've fallen in love with them, just wanting to get things right.Ilaexia2 14h
15h Shadowmoon Orcs Lets face it. These guys have been through some crap. But I do have a question. How can they be roleplayed? Can my green skinned Orc warrior be a Shadowmoon Orc? Or would he have to be just slightly of that bloodline?Adonelm0 15h
17h Heroes & Horrors: A Hardcore RP Challenge Greetings, folks! Lately, I've been seeing quite a few creative community-made "challenges" for the WoW playerbase, from short-term to long-term challenges that test player skill or simply provide a new experience. Today, I'm hoping to contribute my own challenge to the cesspool. I call it... Heroes & Horrors; a 3-to-5 person party challenge with a few specific quirks. The goal of this challenge is for yourself and a group of companions to level up from 1 to max level. Pretty simple, right? Well, there's going to be rules that may complicate things. Rule Set #1: How To Play - As mentioned above, Heroes & Horrors is about leveling with a group of companions with various restrictions and eventually reaching the currently established level cap. However, it is not your typical leveling experience. Here are the rules: - No Auction House - No Heirlooms - No aid given by other players (mailing/trading items, gold, bags, etc) - No Flying Mounts/Flight Master (Unless Quest-Specific) - No Dungeon Finder - No Guilds - Land/Sea Travel Only (Unless Quest-Specific) - No Questing without party members (even offline). Farming resources is acceptable. - You can only log out where Rested bonus accrues (Inns/Cities) once a week. Otherwise, the Party can only disband and log out by a campfire in the wilderness. - Player Death is acceptable individually. However, if the whole party wipes, your characters MUST be deleted and you will have to start over. Be careful, ensure one member survives. We'll call this "Party Perma-Death". When you start, you and your companions can create toons in different starting zones (due to class restrictions by race), and can complete the first round of quests alone in their starting locations. However, afterwards the party must agree on a major city to meet at and convene at a selected tavern to form the party. Once formed, the party may venture forth from said major city to begin their quest. Rule Set #2: Party Composition - In order to participate in Heroes & Horrors, you will need at least three people to play, or up to a maximum of five total members. Each player must conform to a specific role in mind, there cannot be two of the same role in a single party, and there can be no class duplicates (such as two Paladins or Druids). Here are the roles that can be chosen: - The Guardian (Tank): This role can consist of either a (Protection) Warrior, (Protection) Paladin, a (Brewmaster) Monk, or a (Guardian) Druid. The Guardian is the stalwart shield of the party, who is ready to take and dish out punishment on behalf of his/her allies. - The Brawler (Melee DPS): This role can consist of either a (Any Spec) Rogue, (Arms/Fury) Warrior, (Retribution) Paladin, (Feral) Druid, (Windwalker) Monk, (Enhancement) Shaman, or a (Survival) Hunter. The Brawler is a vicious combatant who stands side-by-side with the Guardian, acting as additional peel or damage for the party. - The Ranger (Ranged Physical DPS): This role can only be played by a (Marksman/Beast Mastery) Hunter. The Ranger is the sharpshooter of the group, whose goal is to take down any threat to the party from long range. - The Spellweaver (Ranged Magical DPS): This role can consist of either a (Any Spec) Mage, (Any Spec) Warlock, (Shadow) Priest, (Elemental) Shaman, or a (Balance) Druid. The Spellweaver harnesses the energies of the Void, the Twisting Nether, or the natural world to strike down their enemies and bolster their allies. - The Sage (Healer): This role can consist of either a (Holy/Discipline) Priest, (Restoration) Druid, (Restoration) Shaman, (Mistweaver) Monk, or a (Holy) Paladin. The Sage is the lifeline of the party, who stems the flow of blood and rescues allies who are about to cross through Death's door. *The Death Knight and the Demon Hunter are obviously excluded from the challenge, as they are Hero Classes and begin at a later level. Rule Set #3: Gear and Equipment (Optional)- For a optional challenge in your Party's adventure, we're going to set equipment upgrade limitations. Due to the state of the game's leveling balance, most players can survive quite easily on their own with a few rares. So here are the rules in regards to equipment: - Pre-Level 58, all equipment stats must be within 1-to-5 on any individual stat. If a piece of equipment grants, say, 6 agility, it cannot be worn. - Post-Level 58, any equipment gained from questing or dungeons can only be swapped out once per expansion. So if you swap your helmet out at level 61, you cannot wear a new helmet until level 68 at the least and have moved on to Northrend from Outland. - Gear and Equipment made through the Professions are exempt from these rules, as a means of rewarding Party members who take the time and resources to upgrade them. However, you can only upgrade an equipment slot three times with crafted gear in a single expansion.Redchevalier44 17h
18h How viable is a vampire esk character I had an idea for a death night with a vampiric rune blade. He would be blood obviously and manipulate the blood of his enemies to use as a weapon. His sword would need a steady supply of blood as well, this would play in to his addiction to cause pain and suffering. I am wondering if this would be viable in the lore.Moskege12 18h
23h Undead rp I was wondering if all undead were risen from humans or if other races could also be risen but look the same as in game undead. Basically can me gnome Mage become an undead Mage upon ressurection?Maverïck9 23h
23h Best alliance RP server? What's the best server to join if looking to rp on the alliance side of things??Frienzee12 23h
1d Lore Q&A and Character Help Here to offer my services! I'm working on and off, playing a little here and there, working on my guides and all, but I decided to help those who needed it in the process. I have a knack for knowing and finding obscure references in lore and, generally, just knowing a lot about it. If you have any lore questions, want some help with a character backstory or anything of the like, leave it in the comments and I will happy to do my research and help in any way I can!Cannibal101 1d
1d Fan Fiction So I wrote up this piece of Fan Fiction and I hope you guys like it. It's a little short but it's like, my ultimate fantasy. Here goes. One day the developers won't suck at their jobs. People will be happy. And subscribing to WoW will actually be worth 15$ again. PVP will be balanced and ranged won't be relegated to being a melee target dummy in BGs. Warriors will be nerfed properly in PVP. Oh, and loot won't be designed like the 5 Year old who got the Monster Trucks movie was in charge of gear. Reforging will return, and Versatility will finally be removed from DPS gear. The End.Sherrimayim7 1d
1d (Spoilers) Hyping up races for Legion To start this off, I take absolutely no credit for this. This list was made by Ballawas on /r/warcraftlore, and I highly reccomend you check out the subreddit when you get the chance. Humans Lets start with the obvious. Making up much of the Alliance's army and wealth, you are what people first think when they hear "The Alliance". Your kind was planted on the planet to serve the titans. With the loss of the titans, and effects of the curse of flesh, you became a tribal race known as the Vrykul. After families sent their children away to be spared from execution, you evolved into a race that was not hindered by it's "small and fleshy mutation." You formed seven kingdoms and rose to be a powerhouse of a race. You are what the alliance is built upon. Are you a wielder of the light? A soldier? A marksman? An assassin? A spell-caster? A Death knight?? Humans fit into any of the playable classes with ease. Being very numerous, you should have no problem feeling in place as a Human. You're meeting your ancestors (Vrykul), avenging your former king, and putting an end to the Legion that threatens your world. Dwarves Your army is like... strong. Very, very, very strong. The might of the Bronzebeards would be a strong force on it's own. But add in the Dark Iron and Wildhammer clans... boy. Numerous and united, the Dwarves are set to take on the Legion. Did I mention King Magni is back?!? And he's speaking for Azeroth, which is a titan! Formerly being servants of the Titans, your Dwarf is surely to be interested in whats going on. Paladin of the light? Warrior of the mountain? Sorcerer of the Dark Iron? Shaman of the Wildhammer? Icy Death Knight of vengeance? Dwarves are a numerous and strong race. Who wouldn't follow one into battle? You stand as tall as Thrall on the battlefield. Gnomes Formerly being servants of the Titans, you evolved into intelligent beings capable of building technological wonders! Sure you're not the tallest person on the battlefield. But hey, a Human is a Gnome compared to the Demons we are fighting. Demons dwarf all races in size! Use your intelligent minds to learn vast arcane knowledge. Use your size to sneak past enemies to strike them down before they can say "Sargeras". Snipe them from afar with a powerful sniper. And we're not talking pellets here. We're talking bullets that would bring the strongest brute to his knees. Stand up and show the Legion that it's not the size of the dog in the fight; it's the size of the fight in the dog. Night Elves You and the legion have a long history. The Emerald Nightmare is back, while lands you thought destroyed have shown themselves to be alive. Journey back to lands seemingly forgotten. See relics of your past. Stop the Emerald Nightmare. Stop the Legion. Are you a Highborne, looking to make up for the past mistakes of your kind? Are you a druid, looking to stop the Nightmare? A warrior, rogue, or Demon Hunter looking to bathe your blades in demon blood? A marksman who will stop at nothing to empty his quiver on the hordes of monsters? Now is the time to put an end to the greatest threats to your people. Draenei Nobody knows the Legion like you do. Rise up and make this your final vengeance. Your people have suffered greatly. Your race will use the Light, Magics, blades, fists, what have you. You know why you fight. End your arch enemy. End the Legion. Worgen Follow your king into battle! Are you angry at Sylvannas and the Horde? Are you willing to put hatred aside to defeat the legion? Apart of the world now, you fight to preserve whats left of your people. Oh and you know, to not die. Show the legion the might of the worgen! The might of Gilneas! Teach them that this "curse" is their worst enemy. Like the humans, you have a vast array of ways to dispatch the Legion. If you're a druid, then you may feel similar to Night Elves regarding the Emerald Nightmare. Go out and show them your fangs. Your king will be active in the upcoming battle. Do him proud! Pandaren Why do we fight? To not get obliterated into green fel dust. Step out of the shadows and into the spotlight. Show the legion that your fists can break any steel they swing at you. Punch Kil'jaedan in the dang throat. Show the Legion your race is nothing to mess with! Chug a beer, then shatter a Dreadlords face with the mug. Your people need more heroes outside of Pandaria. Show the world the might of your people. Be a paragon.Gizholm1 1d
1d What's your character's story? Mine: Name: Vikctoria Occupation: Killing Age: 200 Race: Undead Night Elf Friends: all evil or balanced classes people Relatives: none Rivals: Paladins, priests, Scarlet crusade Opposite faction: All things living or goody goods Attitude: Very dark humored, believes in some honor, believes that factions are useless and are better as one Loves: Blood, Pain, and suffering. Evil deathknights, dark arts, and knowledge and elegance Hates: The light and goody goods Motivation: Power I don't have a actual backstory yet :(Vikctoria1 1d
1d 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 personMortre240 1d
1d [RP] Down the Dark Path ((I didn't proof read and I felt like writing something up, *shrugs* its !@#$ty i know but I'm tired and whatever. ENJOY THE EDGE)) With a slam the door Arkeas closed the door to his empty house, as walked through the dustily halls through his library into his bedroom where dark burns covered the room. Arkeas let out a soft sigh as he slowly undid his armor, not having worn any real armor since his time in the military. Thinking back Arkeas wasn't very helpful there either, he barely did anything before the legion invaded and then when they did he was wounded badly. Arkeas dropped his sword tip down into the wooden floor boards as he walked over and fell backwards on to his bed, "well got a lot accomplished today" the young mage muttered to himself, "set up the communications network for the Spellguard, started grinding a piece of the stone to dust" Arkeas winced a little as he pushed himself off his bed and began walking toward the door at the side of his room, "beat Halt in a sparring match, got one off my bosses to hate me." Ark continued to mutter as he pushed open the door to the room. The dark closet was barely lit, it was covered in sketches of weapons like his old war staff, each a long polearm ending in a double sided axe, carved with intricate runes. Arkeas slowly approached his desk in the far side of the room as he lit the small lamps on his way lighting up the once dark musty smelling room. "These will hopefully change everything." Arkeas muttered as he brushed through several papers one was the old tattoo he once had on his left hand used for his basic spell casting, the other was a small circle filled with runes that seemed to be touch activated, and the last a strange scrawling of runes in what appeared to be a necromancy inscription in the shape of a hand. Arkeas shook his head as he moved the final page out of the way, flipping past his prototype lightning bolt rune and his wand design to see a sketch of what seemed to be a sphere the size of a fist labeled control stone imbedded into the chest of a person with various runes circling it around the chest, each marking spiraling around it and twisting, "this will fix it if Borios doesn't fix me." Arkeas mumbled as he reached into his bag and pulled out a black rock the size of a fist with a glowing orange runs embedded into the center of it. Arkeas let out a sigh as he turned away from the sketches to look at a chalk board in the walk covered in yarn and pictures with notes scrawled all over it all leading up to a single picture of what appeared to be Arkeas himself, labeled Shex, "your time is numbered." Arkeas mumbled, "I have Allies that are powerful and O am coming for you pretender!" Arkeas looked away from the board with a deep frown etched into his face, he had seen Nyamine, Borios, Faynar and countless other people he was meeting all here for the sake of learning and here he was using them to get revenge. Arkeas turned and punched the chalk board looking at the ground, "hopefully once this is over I can try to make it right with them. I'll share my research. I help them in anyway I can" Arkeas tried to justify his actions, he had betrayed his last group of friends to try and get his revenge. The young mage looked at the ground as his black hair fell forward and his shoulders started o shake, "I'm sorry Tavs. Kel. Saryn. I had to do it!" The boy yelled into the empty home. Arkeas sat there for what seemed like hours before brushing his hair back and tying it back into a ponytail the young mage went and sat at his desk, eyes red and swollen as his pencil moved across the pages. Arkeas could only shake his head as he realized looking at the sketch he was making of a sword coated in saronite inscribed with various runes, he was going down a dark path, he just had to make sure he didn't drag everyone else down with him.Arkeas1 1d
1d W.E.T Community Lounge #78 Ahhh that's better Elune hasn't blessed this humble stealthy with the right words, so if I can borrow the opening from a favorite gnome :) As the name suggests you have arrived at the World’s End Tavern where all walks of WoW-game-life come to discuss RP, share stories, or build adventures together, and the Community Lounge is where we come to hang-out when we're not doing that. In the previous and future pages you will see a variety of randomness: idle hang-out emotes, chit-chat about this game and others, what people had for breakfast, fashionistas flaunting their latest ‘mogs, someone’s latest fascination in music, film, or interwebz, mildly zany, and hopefully amusing antics from regulars and new comers alike, in-character, out of character, and sometimes somewhere in between. Almost anything goes, -within the already established Code of Conduct Blizzard has set down (although, some flirtation with those boundaries may happen from time to time, we are careful about crossing lines). Here, the drama-llama stable is out back, so please park it there, and maintain respect for all attending. If you want a bit of a glimpse to what the atmosphere is generally like,As the name suggests you have arrived at the World’s End Tavern where all walks of WoW-game-life come to discuss RP, share stories, or build adventures together, and the Community Lounge is where we come to hang-out when we're not doing that. In the previous and future pages you will see a variety of randomness: idle hang-out emotes, chit-chat about this game and others, what people had for breakfast, fashionistas flaunting their latest ‘mogs, someone’s latest fascination in music, film, or interwebz, mildly zany, and hopefully amusing antics from regulars and new comers alike, in-character, out of character, and sometimes somewhere in between. Almost anything goes, -within the already established Code of Conduct Blizzard has set down (although, some flirtation with those boundaries may happen from time to time, we are careful about crossing lines). Here, the drama-llama stable is out back, so please park it there, and maintain respect for all attending. If you want a bit of a glimpse to what the atmosphere is generally like, visit the previous Lounge thread here: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20752467196?page=1 and past threads in the archive here: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20752538920?page=1 Step up to the bar, or take a table, curl up on a pillow pile, or stretch out on a chaise by the hearth. Relax and make yourself at home. **Membership fees are due at the end of the month, and damages to the property will be billed to your accounts.:Surfgirl500 1d
1d Neorionsbelt the Mighty More Augustus and Tiffany adventures. _________________________________________________________________________ He had found it finally across many battles and many tries had he finally found it and much was he pleased which he shared with everyone present and they with him. "This shall increase my worth and value by many times," almost absently holding it aloft for all to view in its awesome glory. The final AP fell deftly but certainly not silently into place. Everyone ewwed and awed outwardly and whisperingly spoke of its power, that along with the Neor knowledge, hands on experience and power their 4 vs 4 would indeed be a force to be reckoned with. He stopped momentarily to mine ore, pyrite. He looked about wonderingly admiring the beauty, majesty and grandeur of his surroundings. One of the beasties happened along and aggroed. He would usually run from such beasts of the field, they were only protecting their territory they knew no better, his FD was still on CD so he raised his gun and fired one shot, it was done, looted it. "Tiff, here is another you can skin," sending out a call on vent to HIS healer. "Coming dear." She would not ever take off the ring he had surprised her at new years with. It was such a perfect setting, perfect situation which she had responded with a whispered, "yes," how could she not? She mounted and rode to his dot on the screen dismounting by clicking /skin then pocketing the resource in the process. "I thought you were trying not to kill these local beasties, my dear," reaching for her water bottle to quench her thirst? Actually she was kind of tiffed about it, 'He expects me to come running and skin these things? Why doesn't he just bring his skinning bot along and spare her the trouble?' She thought draining the bottle of her water. "Tiff, you know I don't prefer alt-tabbing anymore," holding his mic button longer than needed creating an annoying squeltch feed back, it was almost as if he had read her mind such was their familiarity with each others thoughts, habits, and actions. Wincing, 'that was damn mean,' she thought! "Why did you do that? You know I can't stand that noise" "Sorry," and he meant it.Oreohhs49 1d
1d Shaman Titles/Prestige Class Questions Hey there, I'm new to the forums for the most part and not as familiar with Horde lore as I'd like to be. I've made a Tauren Shaman and I've done some research on different titles or 'prestige' classes, but haven't found as much as I had hoped. Essentially I'm looking for any ideas/information on specific titles or prestige classes for Shamans that would work well with Tauren (Think Astral Walker or Dreamer for Druids). Thanks for reading :).Raksharan0 1d
1d (RP-Story) Ranger of Lakeshire Lakeshire: Part 1 A thick fog settled on the town planted between the mountains and the lake. The sun was just breaking over the peaks of the mountains as the villagers were heading to their shops. The fish were jumping out of the lake grasping at the bugs hovering over the water. Just above the town sitting on the hill side a makeshift camp site sat quietly, awaiting for the ranger inside to awaken. His eyes broke open, revealing the icy blue hue beneath the lids. He stretched his foot peeling back the dingy flaps of his tent. A ray of light burst into his small "home". Mumbling under his breathe, "Damnit, I better get up before she barges in here aga..." Frantically scooting to the corner of his tent to avoid the massive roc that burst her way into his tent, thrashing and tossing everything around in her sight. She finally settled down once she realized her master was awake and staring at her with an unamused grimace across his face. "Argh, every damn morning.", Phatori remarked as he emerged from the tent and stretched. The fog was still thick and his vision of the town below and the landscape ahead of him was unclear. Turning to the giant dark blue roc, who was not of this world but one beyond ours, Phatori softly said, "Sorry ol' girl, I don't think we will be able to hunt this morning. Go and grab the left over jerky won't you Tara?". Sitting on an old stump, Phatori bit into his jerky as Tara tore into hers. His vision of his surroundings was clouded, but the sky was clear to him. One by one flocks of birds could be seen clearing from the tree tops to the east. Quawking and screeching as they took to the sky. Phatori stood and took two cautious steps forward as he tried to listen and see what was scaring the birds. His eyes widened as he heard the unmistakable whistling of arrows peeling through the air heading towards the town below. Like rain pouring from the heavens the arrows littered the ground. The town was completely caught off guard. The militia quickly scrambled from their homes and began to set up a wall of men just next to the bridge. Phatori knew the fog would not play in the villagers favor. He had seen this before, the Orcs have returned. Dropping what was left of his jerky Phatori reached back into his tent and slung his quiver and arrows over his shoulder and with bow in hand he ran for the town! As he got into the town the orcs broke through the fog and came crashing into the wall of men with a savage clanging and crunching of armor and bones. The battle waged on for what seemed like hours to the militia men. Phatori was in his element however. A trained archer and master of the bow he picked off the Orcs as quickly as they appeared. Fifteen...twenty....twenty-five, the toll kept rising as Phatori launched a volley of arrow after arrow at the invading Orcs. Slower and fewer the Orcs appeared out of the fog. Phatori pinning them down as Tara caught the Orcs mid field in the fog launching at their throats. From the bridge Phatori heard a sound that made his heart shatter. As he closed his eyes the sound became louder. A cry from a little girl could be heard over the cries of battle. Coming back from her morning walk with her mother they were caught in the attack. Phatori opened his eyes and pushed past the militia men making his way to the bridge. When he arrived he saw the mother pinned down by arrows as her daughter cried over her body. The girl looked at him with such fear in her eyes. "I'm going to get you out of here", exclaiming Phatori to the little girl. But as he reached to grab her he heard the heavy footsteps of an Orc berserker behind him. Trying to draw his bow as he turned the Orc came down upon Phatori with a massive club knocking him to the ground. When he looked back up at the Orc, he saw the massive club raised high again about to come down for the final blow. But in that last second the fierce talons of Tara tore from the fog and into the Orc's back. As Phatori sat there going in and out of consciousness he watched Tara combat the massive Orc berserker. As he faded he helpless witnessed the Orc's club come down on Tara. His eyes opened, laying on a cot in the infirmary. His head felt like it had split in two and every breathe he took felt like knives digging into his sides. Slumping out of the cot with one thing on his mind, where was Tara. As he walked out of the infirmary and down the brick street he saw something that stopped him dead in his tracks. In the stable pen was Tara, bandaged and hobbling around. As he approached her she tried to embrace him as if she wasn't injured, but collapsed from the pain. After holding her tight Phatori began to look around and examine her injuries. She would live, but her wounds are severe. With a tear in his eye Phatori looked deep into her eyes and apologetically and affectionally cried to her...Phatori3 1d
1d A discussion about RP griefers. People have been trolling RP events for as long as I remember. Back in TBC and vanilla Blizzard seemed much stricter about this sort of griefing. However, coming back to the open-world RP scene on Wyrmrest Accord for the first time this year since Cata I've noticed a big shift in how people conduct themselves in general as well as how griefers pester strangers. Revisiting the RP server-specific policies(linked below) I've noticed Blizzard has removed the rules regarding OOC chat in public channels as well as the rules about griefing RP events. https://us.battle.net/support/en/article/300463 I am not sure if this is an oversight or not, but it does seem to have reflected rather strongly upon public areas in general with much increased OOC chatter and even full conversations happening in high traffic RP areas like the bars in Stormwind and Orgrimmar. All of that aside, I've noticed the RP trolls(people who come to RP servers specifically with the intention of griefing RPers) have adapted to the climate of RP servers and have shifted to using two specific methods to spread their bull!@#$. The more invasive method i've noticed is spamming toys that place longlasting objects in game or make a lot of bothersome noises and particle effects on top of RPers. LGBT-oriented characters seem to be particularly targeted but that might be specific to the 'tastes' of Wyrmrest Accord's specific groups of griefers. The less invasive method, but just as infuriating are the use of popular RP mods like MRP and TRP to create obnoxious character descriptions and tooltips ridden with hate speech or long strings of characters. While this is less invasive it is easily the most harmful in my opinion, with some griefers going as far to put other players personal information in their descriptions. GMs have directly responded to my reports about the use of TRP and MRP to spread hate speech claiming they don't moderate the use of any mods, which seems to be a side-effect of the vast shift away from RP mods using chat channels like "xtensionxtooltip2" to the mary sue protocol. Though Blizzard used to rarely handle reports based on private channels, they would react to strong hate speech regardless of where it was posted in their game. The use of toys to grief RPers being against the rules is much more ambiguous though. It isn't clearly stated in the RP server rules anymore though Blizzard will not openly state that no wrong was done when responding to tickets. I do believe it's likely up to the GM's interpretation. I tend to get a lot of GM responses asking me to use the right-click report feature for these, despite the only options being 'name' and 'cheating'. So I'd like to ask you all your thoughts on these individuals and Blizzards rules regarding how they are handled.Narbin27 1d
1d Cult of the Black Scales [IC] 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.Mortre191 1d
1d Warlocks and aging I want to know if it's possible to make it so my human warlocks use of fel-magic made her age about 10 years ahead of time. Is this possible? Also, assuming my lock was about 20 in the burning crusade about how old would she be now? Now sure how much time has passed lore-wise.Remox2 1d
1d Felsworn DH story help Hello everyone i need some advice for finishing this guys story. What i have so far is that he was one of the blood elves to travel to the outlands with Keal'Thas and Illidan after his home of silvermoon was sacked. he was one of the elves given to Illidan to train as a demon hunter by Keal'Thas. Durning his training he killed a fel guard for his first hunt, and bound the demons soul to himself for the ritual of binding. After completing his training he started to become disheartened by the might of the legion and saw the demon hunter cause as impossible. The demon inside him saw this as an opportunity. Azmoden started to hear the voice of the demon in his head, tempting him to join the legion. He ignored this at first but over time what the demon was saying started to make sense to him. The legion wasnt the real enemy, after all it was the people of azeroth who outcasted him after what he became. the legion welcomed and embraced demon hunters who were loyal them them. After much time he decided to leave the demon hunters and he offered his service to the legion in exchange for the power to destroy those who outcast him in the first place. I know this isnt that good at the moment so any advice would be appreciated.Azmoden1 1d
2d How to roleplay a jerk convincingly? I've roleplayed before, but I haven't roleplayed a jerk before. To make things brief, this druid is a jerk. What I aim for in my RPs, I just wanna start IC drama and pick barfights. On a side note, I'm also looking for a criminal guild as well. I need your help, how do I roleplay in a convincing manner without bringing anguish onto myself or those around me?Loreidas26 2d
2d New to RP! Moon Guard Hello, so I am really curious about Role Playing and basically becoming my character. I know that there are a lot of people who do it and have fun with it. If you can, please help me out :) I would really appreciate it! Have a good day!Teremick5 2d
2d GnomeTECH R&D - OOC Info Thread Greetings, GnomeTECH Technicians. This thread is for ooc updates, leveling information and current pace. Details: Current Pace: Level 10 Current Location: Ironforge - Stonefire Tavern Session Date: 1/26 Day/Time: Thursday, 11:15am realm time Length: 2 hours Current Cast: Guardian:Korixx Professions: Blacksmith/Mining/Fishing Brawler: Kyonari Professions: Alchemy/Herb/Cooking Ranger: Copperpiece Professions: Engineering/Skinning Spellweaver: Slevis Crossthread (GM) Professions: Tailoring/Leatherworking/Archeaology Sage: Luceska Boltsprocket (Co GM) Professions: Jewelcrafting/Enchanting/First Aid -------------------------- SESSION: Please check your character mail. HAL has sent you some information. Make sure to make a copy of the letter and bring it with you to the Tavern. HAL will use the in game mail system to provide individual players with information pertinent to the session and story arc. Please read over the the RULE SETS, especially regarding money, gear and bags. We can only use gear/coin/bags we've bought/earned directly by the Cast Character. Do not purchase a tabard, as this will be handled IC during our session. Rule Update: Only the Ranger can use the map function. All other players must HIDE their mini map. This will truly make the Ranger the guide. In order to do this, go to KEY BINDINGS on the GAME MENU, click INTERFACE PANEL ->TOGGLE MINIMAP-> (pick a hotkey)-> OKAY.Bradferd0 2d
2d How to rp a Death Knight All I have for Vikctoria a blood night elf dk is that she's evil with a sense of humor that was cursed by a necklace she found that turned her vampiric but not undead, then arthas finished her off and raised her. That's it, Nothing exciting yetDaralyyia6 2d
2d Whats better for role playing a monk So my monk now is a male human, and was reading up on how to properly role play them. Found out that its a little difficult just because they haven't really been practicing the art for very long. so here's my question, should I race change to panda monk to make it a little easier to rp? or keep him a human and stay interesting?Pingbrewstep5 2d
3d Join Crashing Waves progression RP! The Crashing Waves Clan is recruiting for players who are looking to recapture the Vanilla/TBC/WOTLK progression experience in an RP heavy environment! Here are the basics Wyrmrest Server Race restricted to Orcs/Trolls No Monks or Hero Classes. No heirlooms No LFG/D/R tools. Group play only. Thinking Monday from 7-11pm Eastern time but times can be worked out. Depending on the level of interest I will hammer out the rest of the details and rules further in this thread. My goal is to progress through each expansion with only the tools the quests give us, and fingers crossed enough players are interested do some legacy raiding at appropriate levels. Post if interested!Kysuna1 3d
3d "Heyyy ladies." he said smoothly. Cenarius walked into the tailgate party, making kissy faces to every girl he passed by; getting various reactions. Shokia sneered expressively, Johnny Awesome looked down sadly, Tyrande winked flirtatiously, and Tremblade giggled. The Teldrassil Treants were taking on the Orgrimmar Ogres. Cenarius sat down at a table with his bro Malfurion, who had already gotten him food and drink. The two exchanged small talk as they casually looked around the party. Jaina was loudly and obnoxiously dancing like a baboon, and couldn't keep her balance. Rhonin teleported her back to Dalaran where Vareesa held her hair for her. Cenarius decided to get up and dance around where everyone else was dancing. He had the fastest hooves around. No one could beat him. He even did that unrealistic spin on his head trick. People clapped and watched him. He left room for a challenger to step forward. And step forward, a challenger did. It was none other than Sylvanas, the confident and popular banshee. Everyone fawned over her, but only the best would ever have her attention. Not even the Lifebinder could draw her eye. Sylvanas snapped and strutted a dance that looked as though it was choreographed. Her movements were aggressive and dominant. Cenarius was on his toes the whole time. He struggled a bit to keep up. Sylvanas kept up confidently. Cenarius knew he would lose if he didn't do something impressive. But then he suddenly remembered a trick he had been practicing. He was never able to do it successfully but he was close. With a backflip and a buck, he did a triple kick close to the floor, followed by a running man and stanky leg and moved on to the part he had never been able to do: The 4 legged sprint speed crisscross. He tripped over his legs. It was over. Sylvanas laughed victoriously. Cenarius hung his head and returned to the table where Malfurion was sitting. "That was cash af." Malfurion said grinning. "Yeah, but I couldn't keep up with her, like she was on a whole 'nother level." Cenarius responded. Suddenly, Sylvanas plopped down a chair next to them at the table. "You were good. Real good." Sylvanas said, surprising Cenarius. "I almost couldn't keep up." "But you were great too. Amazing." Cenarius said, nervously. "Next Friday, 6pm. Don't be late." Sylvanas said, booping Cenarius's nose before walking off. Malfurion and Cenarius both watched in awe. "Dude, did the most unobtainable girl ever just ask you out?" Malfurion questioned in disbelief. "Dude, she did." Cenarius said in shock. "She did!" He stood up and bucked around wildly in excitement. He accidentally wacked Xe'ra in the face with a hoof. And they lived happily ever after *closes book*Yzzami20 3d
3d Spatial Anomalous This was written with Nagrand in mind plus I wanted to incorporate many other aspects of WoW both past and present and a touch of other realms also. If the names I used in anyway is a PC of this game it is not intentional in anyway. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- When it first started it was inconsequential news reports from places far away. No way would they impact anything or be a part of anything that was “his” world. That was a month ago and now it is impossible to ignore or discount. A minion enters and stands with head bowed and hands folded together in supplication. “Speak,” comes the imperious command. Josah knows his message he is fixing to deliver is of importance but hesitates anyway. He braved one glance upward which brought an immediate slap propelling him across the room. “How dare you raise your eyes in my presence,” the reprimand laced with venom is spit outward. What brought on such a display? Why, his team in arena, his 5v5 team sporting a ele shaman had just lost. A fact, he thinks, is surely due to the interruption he just endured. “How many times must I remind you,” he starts from a sitting position to a standing one and then coming forward from his desk, “when I have the “PLAYING” sign on the door you KNOCK!” Nose at an impossible angle and neck almost broken Josah reaches back and pushes his head back into place. “But sir, this message is from the head of the Order.” Josah is an undead having been raised long ago and kept together with magics almost as old. The news that the head of the Order has sent him a message stops Hexxon dead in his tracks. His mind races, what does he want? It has something to do with the uprising I know but I have nothing to do with that and he should know that. What of Angelicka? Her winged minions on the dimension hopping party trail again? She must reign them in herself. Here, it has gotten out of hand, out of place for the Order to get involved and the head of the Order himself to contact me? They must be desperate indeed. He snaps his finger and Jonah is raised off the floor where he had barely moved after the rebuke. He just hangs in the air suspended helplessly while Hexxon decides what to do with him. “And what does Jargon have to say?” Hexxon finally decides to allow Josah to finish his report. “He calls for aid, the “uprising” as your kind has labeled it has reached untenable proportions.” Hexxon makes a flick of his hand and a panel swishes upward, heat swells up from below. Josah knowing what is about to follow dares yet again and actually puts his undead life on the line. But what else has he to lose? The panel being brought open can only lead to one thing so, as Josah properly concludes, he has nothing else to lose, he gambles. He brings his head up from looking at the floor, a task not easily accomplished both because he had just snapped his head back into place and the power of the stability field Hexxon admonishes. It is a fact that Hexxon can’t quite believe he is witnessing. He was about to toss Josah to his ultimate demise down the chute to the waiting flames below but he stops for Josah is demonstrating, uniqueness, indeed today. Before Josah can begin Hexxon says,” You are surprising indeed Josah, first the interruption one where you DARE approach me while you know the game I am playing then while under my stability field you dare raise your head and now your voice so I give you leave now to say what you need to say.” 8 years prior…. Josah is set to meet his darling one on a floating island in old Nagrand. A picnic basket has been laid out and everything is perfect only she never shows up and he never finds out the reason why. He had heard of rumors of infected people changing somehow but these were just rumors. He never thought he would actually meet anyone or see anyone and if he did he would just deal with it. Tired of waiting he simply flies back to Shattarath but something was amiss. It seems what had started many days prior as only a minor annoyance was now disrupting gameplay making it nigh on impossible to do anything in the major cities as well. Sitting on top of his mighty flying steed he was amazed and stunned by what he was watching playing out below him. Hordes of zombies running amok, only the mightiest of the mighty even stood a chance and even these either had to quickly get atop their flying mounts or be swept under the undaunted tide of zombiefied flesh never wavering, never faltering from their frenzied state of chaos.Oreohhs37 3d
3d Blood Knights? Hello! I am planning on RPing this character as a Blood Knight, and have a few questions regarding the organization itself. I apologize if the questions I ask have been asked many times before (I'm sure they have given how popular of a race/class combo this is) but I wasn't able to find a clear answer to all of them myself. Firstly, do Blood Knights still siphon energy to use their light based abilities from the Sunwell after the events of TBC? Is there anything preventing them from using the light through faith alone as most other paladins do (to my knowledge), and if so is there a reason for this? Secondly, how are the Blood Knights currently viewed by the other paladins especially including those in the Argent Crusade? Are they resented by them for having abused the light by stealing energy from M'uru, or are they all on friendly terms now? (As far as I am aware there are Blood Knights present in the Paladin class hall, but I have not began the Paladin Legion campaign myself so if this has already been explained in that questline I apologize in advance) Lastly, what kind of social status might Blood Knights hold in Sin'dorei society? What I've been able to gather they are typically well respected as soldiers in a similar way to how humans might treat one of their own paladins. That said, would distinguished Blood Knights expect to be treated like nobles or part of the aristocracy among their people?Mayzing8 3d
3d Who leads the Church of Holy Light now? So, the Church was formerly led by Alonsus Faol, and when he died, Benedictus became the new Archbishop. In Cataclysm, Benedictus turned out to have become evil and corrupted by the Twilight cult, and was killed in Hour of Twilight. We don't have much lore for what happened to Church leadership after that, unfortunately. A few NPCs treat the idea of Benedictus being evil as ridiculous, though. Then came Legion. The Shadow Priest questline revealed that Bishop Farthing was another secret Twilight, one who tried to master Xal'atath. This leaves two major Church officials dead by now, with no answers as to who replaces them. I tried coming up with a list of the possibilities, as well as crossing out a few people it definitely isn't. Who it might be: High Priestess Laurena- Her title, as well as her position in the Cathedral of Light itself make me think that Laurena might be in the best situation to become the new leader of the Church. We have no lore on her though, as far as I'm aware. King Anduin Wrynn- Anduin is shown to be coming into his own as a priest, under the guidance of Velen. While there's no Warcraft precedence for a king also being the leader of a church, it is a possibility. Lord Grayson Shadowbreaker- The Silver Hand was, and still is, a part of the Church. The Order remained in Stormwind and Ironforge after the Third War, and was presumably led by Shadowbreaker. He would have been involved in Church leadership, presumably, and could be a possibility to lead the Church. However, there's no precedence for a paladin leading the Church, seeing as they're a relatively new thing within the lore. The Highlord of the Silver Hand (if human)- Should the Highlord be canonically human, it can be assumed that they also clutch Ashbringer. Ashbringer is a powerful holy relic, and definitely something that could confer the right to lead a holy organization. It also could be a uniting force for the Church/Southern Silver Hand and the wayward Argent Crusade. Who it isn't: Velen- Velen may be a prophet of the Light, but he's historically never had anything to do with the Church, like most draenei. The High Priest of the Conclave- The Conclave is a gathering of Azeroth's priesthoods in one place, but it's an entirely separate organization from them all. The Chuch may offer forces for the Conclave, but they wouldn't accept the High Priest as their leader- especially if the Conclave is led by a race that doesn't even worship the Light. I know there's likely more candidates, but I haven't been able to think of them.Merellia7 3d
3d Heroes & Horrors: GnomeTECH R&D(Story So Far) (Disclaimer: Please Do Not Post In This Thread. If you want to comment, or are unaware of what Heroes & Horrors is, please check out the forum thread below.) https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20752670218?page=1 Welcome, both members of the standard WoW and H&H RP communities! Fairly recently, I created a thread proposing a sort of RP leveling challenge to the community, and since then we've finally formed our first party! Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the first Heroes & Horrors campaign...GnomeTECH R&D! A story featuring a party of Gnomes and their strong Dwarven companion as they work under the mysterious HAL, a secretive director of the GnomeTECH engineering firm. As they travel throughout the world of Azeroth, they shall encounter various unique quests and challenges given to them by HAL, all in the pursuit of preserving Gnomanity and the world. What lies ahead is a tale of friendship, tragedy, and intrigue. Today, we held our first little micro-session to situate things and to establish character bases. By next Thursday on the 26th of January, we will be ready to conduct our very first full session, where we will be 100% In-Character. Screenshots: http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/vv245/lionbladier/WoWScrnShot_011817_162522.jpg http://s688.photobucket.com/user/lionbladier/media/WoWScrnShot_011817_162955.jpg.html?sort=3&o=1 http://s688.photobucket.com/user/lionbladier/media/WoWScrnShot_011817_163035.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0 Next week after our first session, I will be posting a synopsis of the campaign's plot and descriptions of each of our cast members and their backgrounds. From then on, every week after our sessions, I will post a story update on this thread for everyone interested in it to see! See you all next time on the 26th!Redchevalier1 3d
4d New to RP, Char. Background story help Please take time to critique my character's background and story. I want to start out my RP career correctly. Thank you. Parents were both Paladins. Mom, Lydia Barristor, was a Healer (Holy Paladin), Dad, Jermaine Barristor, was a Paladin Warrior (Ret. Paladin), however, because Geredir Barristor was not attuned or adept at using the Light as his parents had been, it was assumed that he would be better serving the light as Historian. He and his Parents went to Loerderon, where his parents fought scourge assault and healed allies. Against his will and desire, the only thing he was hitting was the books as he studied to become a Loremaster. Fast forward 25 years to year 30. Theremore is destroyed. At that point All-out war with the Horde began. Parents knowing their son has been secretly building his strength and training in between his learning finally relinquish and send him to learn combat with the Monks in the newly discovered Pandaria. He still is not part of the war effort, but He is excited to put away the books and start this new chapter. His prowess has earned him an Audience with Anduin Wrynn while Varian was away in the war effort. Anduin sent Him to aid Northsire with the Blackrock Orc invasion. Not the toughest Orcs but Northsire is still a training area for new recruits and the locals in Elwin Forrest are ill equipped to handle everything that is happening and this would be a good starting point in his career. His years in the libraries in Loerderon and Stormwind after the orc invasion was taken care of there, left him, not anti-social but slightly awkward around other people. So as he helps others, he is not only gaining combat skills but it is becoming easier to talk with people both the poor of Westfall and the elite that he grew up dealing with.Geredir3 4d
4d RP Story(long) Fury of the Forsaken Prologue General Thitus sighed in relief when he saw the column of Lordaeron Crusaders advancing through the early morning gloom to reinforce his beleaguered troops. Thitus and his men had fought unceasingly for five days to hold the advance of the Scourge’s undead legions at Corin’s Crossing and give the returning Prince enough time to prepare Lordaeron for the inevitable attack of the Scourge, and now, it seemed he had succeeded. Thitus smiled in greeting to Knight-Captain Coston as the warrior reined his horse in beside the general. “It’s good to see you Zeerion.” Thitus offered his hand in greeting to his son’s oldest friend, “How many of your Crusaders have you brought with you?” Zeerion’s face was a grim mask as he shook Thitus’s hand, “Five hundred.” “That’s all?” Thitus could not keep the astonishment from his voice as he responded, “by the Light! We’re about to be overwhelmed here and all Prince Arthas saw fit to send us for reinforcements was just five hundred troops? Granted they’re Crusaders, but even they will make little difference he. . .” “Prince Arthas has slain the King and sacked the capital. The traitor is corrupted by the Scourge.” Zeerion interrupted quietly. “The remainder of my Crusaders have led the survivors to the monastery and will defend it against attack as the survivors of Lordaeron make their way down the cliffs to ships waiting to carry them to safety.” The general’s face went slack as he heard this dire news and his mouth worked to ask a question, but no words would come out. “Your family is safe in the monastery, Rolund and Kirana are with them. I was not able to save my sister and her husband however, so I left my children with your wife.” Zeerion swallowed nervously, an uncharacteristic action from the normally unshakable warrior, “I would ask that you take care of them if . . . until I return.” Thitus heard this and realization dawned on him, “You’re not here to reinforce my position, you’re here to cover my retreat.” It was a statement not a question and when Zeerion nodded his confirmation, Thitus laid a hand on the younger man’s shoulder, “I can't allow you to throw your life and the lives of your men away, we will conduct a fighting retreat, all the way to the monastery if need be, and you will see your children onto one of the ships yourself and we will all sail to safety. Surely we can send word to your remaining Crusaders at Tyr’s Hand and Hearthglen and have them assist us.” Zeerion shook his head, “That will not be possible, both contingents are cut off, Andorhal is lost, I have heard no word from Stratholme in over a month and must assume that the contingent there has been slain. Your retreat will be difficult at best as you will have to fight most of the way to the monastery and still move quickly. I have left markers to show you the path of least resistance and I will be sending my best scout with you, Utlan will be invaluable as he knows the route and can help you avoid most of the Scourge forces. My Crusaders and I will hold the Scourge forces here at bay as long as possible so that you are not attacked from the rear, you will need as many soldiers as possible to defend the monastery until the remaining refugees have been evacuated. I have left Commander Mograine and one thousand Crusaders at the monastery to hold it till you arrive, I have every confidence that they will hold till you can reinforce them, if you leave immediately.” “What of the Royal Guardsmen?” but Thitus suspected he knew the answer and his shoulders slumped when Zeerion confirmed it. “Lothos ordered me to escort the survivors of Lordaeron to the monastery. He took command of the Guardsmen and held Arthas’s forces at bay to allow us the time we needed to get the refugees to the monastery. Halfway there, I took these five hundred and went back to assist him.” Zeerion’s voice shook slightly, “I was too late, and Lothos and the remaining Guardsmen were slain to the last man.” Thitus’s hand shook slightly as he wiped tears from his face. Lothos was his only son and Zeerion’s closest friend, Thitus looked up at Zeerion and the pained look on his face was almost more than Zeerion could bear.Zeerionjax10 4d
4d Pandaren rogue as a shady character? I'm thinking about creating a pandaren that is somewhat mafia-themed, like to deal with stuff in the black market and such. Not an evil character, but someone greedy and prone to take advantage whenever she can, to reach a goal. I've seen that the whole Madam Goya character got such flavor, and I find her one of the most interesting pandaren, but sadly Blizzard (yet) never gave her a development. Also, her bodyguards seem to be the warrior type that certainly cope with her mindset. There are some pandaren bodyguards at the Brawler's guild too that seem quite the unconventional pandaren. How that idea sound? Any tips or references that I might be missing? ps: Also, I'd love to play a language-challenged pandaren, someone that got problems mixing some words when speaking in common, but sadly their language is comprised only of "Nom om noms", making VERY hard to extract words or expressions to mix in with Common. Thanks!Nico7 4d
4d High Elves in SM So I like to think I've created a rather interesting and unique character, I even gave her an amnesia story. But theirs one thing people have constantly whispered me about, you see, I like to Rp a quel'dorei in silvermoon, so much so that multiple people have criticized me for just waltzing around the capital city of blood and elves. Ive been told that the high elves were kicked out of silvermoon, I've also been told that they were let back in. Which one was it?Cathalin3 4d
5d From The Ashes Civilization(IC) 175 years ago our world was plunged into chaos by the burning legion. They brought with them a fury and destruction unlike any other Azeroth had faced in recent times. Our world was wracked with pain and loss as countless died. However, we managed to survive, though our world was forever shattered and broken. Many years have passed and you or your ancestors were those that persevered. The world as we had known it may be long gone a blip on the history of Azeroth, but its peoples still stand strong. Now. once more civilizations are cropping up and lending themselves to the cause. That cause? To build a new world and with it usher in an era of peace or destruction. The choices are yours. This world is what you make of it and with that you will reap what you sow. (Felt wrong to not post, well anything. Have at it y'all. Sign-ups and OOC thread are here : http://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20749685547)Pärker69 5d
5d Help RPing a Villain While I like to play the hero with dark powers, it tends to be truly difficult for me to RP a villain, and in this case, I mean someone willfully evil, someone who knows most people will think their actions are morally wrong, and repugnant, but decides it's fun, or it's useful to them, or what have you, and continues to do these things. Normally, my main problem with RPing a villain is that it exhausts me, mentally, faster when I play a villain than when I play a hero, as when I RP a villain, my conscience and my artistic mind tend to fight a bit. And the issue with people being reticent to let their characters die (even if it's established beforehand that it'll only be temporary) is a constant. But in this case, something else has me stumped. I have a villain all created. All but one aspect, that is. Motivation. They're sick, sadistic, they know the world thinks they're in the wrong, but has in essence told the world to go **** off. That the world doesn't matter, especially not next to themself. But when I went to go for a motivation (rather than the solipsism that I just described, which I consider an aspect of their personality, rather than a motivation in itself), I ground to a complete halt. What should this character actually consider their motivation? Why are they so egocentric, so eager to bend the world to their designs, what makes them seek power and control? So, I came here. What do you guys think should be this twisted dwarf monk's raison d'etre should be?Gïddis4 5d