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19 Nov 2010 Informative & useful threads for Roleplayers This thread contains a compilation of informative and useful threads for the roleplaying community. If there are any threads that should be added or removed from this list, please report them using the red bio-hazard symbol that can be found next to the thread's subject title (Reason: Sticky Request) General Guides and Information: [Guide] Why RP?: or Why we talk funny by Adnaw - [Guide] Guild Recruitment - Your Advice by Adnaw - [Guide] The Conversationalist's Handbook by Azhaan - Roleplaying and Character Guides: [Guide] How to have "Lok’tar" in Orc roleplay - [Guide] How to Roleplay a Warlock by Velynia - [Guide] How to roleplay Tauren? by Takuur - [Guide] Blood Elf Roleplaying by Sorathiel - [Guide] Heroic virtues, heroic flaws by Edanna - [Guide] Roleplaying a Night Elf character by Aldrannath - [Guide] Military RP by Steelhammer - [Guide] Simple character backgrounds for beginners by Edanna - [Guide] An undead's guide to... Gnome RP! by Mharla - [Guide] A Sailor's Walk: a "guide" for nautical roleplay by Scurvy - [Guide] Draenei roleplaying by Sikon - [Guide] Shapeshifting by Edanna - [Guide] Dwarf Roleplaying by Thunderbraid - [Guide] Creating and maintaining characters by Gremkarc - [Guide] Dark Ranger roleplay – a guide and general advice by Lyanea - [Guide] How to Roleplay a Death Knight by Koránith - [Guide] The Dark Lady and Her Forsaken by Viatrix - [Guide] How to Roleplay a Pandaren by Skrauhg - Lore and Resources: [Guide / Lore] Draenei Information by Naiyu - [Guide/ Lore] Time is Money: Goblins in Cataclysm by Adnaw - [Guide/ Lore] Howling Oak: Worgen in Cataclysm by Adnaw - [Guide] RP Gear & Props List! by Normie - Macros and Add-ons: RP AddOns by Gehco - Epic Tales & Stories: <none added yet> Community: <none added yet> Miscellaneous: [Guide] Infernal Key - Guide to Demonic Summonings by Sophyra - 19 Nov 2010
23m General RP Chat #48: Me Not That Kind Of Thread Posted on Roc's approval.Tyrinne271 23m
1h Rate the appearance of the character above you #9 Old one reached its limit. @ Draenön very fitting for draenei pally 10/10Ðeáth258 1h
1h What characters shall be going forth first in BFA ? I always find each new expansion a bit of a personal conflict as I struggle to find which class and faction I’ll use for my first play through the story and content. What class/faction are you planning on playing first through BFA? Furthermore, what does your character think of the faction conflict which is going on? (Please refrain from Beta spoilers and just stick to where your character is currently in-game. Ta)Daumier10 1h
1h What would your character say to the above poster? #27 @ Eridu Is there any particular reason you appear to be obsessed with the height of other people, or is it just overcompensating for the fact there's nothing even remotely interesting about you asides from your stature?Cathríon160 1h
2h What would the character above you drop? #1 Shamelessly stealing this from the General Chat because I thought it would be a funny (And hilarious in some ways) idea! So, the gist of this... You just killed the character above you (Somehow) and you go to loot the corpse. What special item does the character have available to loot? As an example... Tethenar kills Astrophel (Sorry dude) and loots his corpse. What does Tethenar find? Astrophel's Head Polish Toy Use: Removes all hair from your head and develops a radiant gleam so you too can have a shiny bald head like Astrophel! So. Shoot!Tethenar459 2h
3h Guess the above poster's catchphrase Thought of a new RP game. Try guessing what the poster above you would say most often. If someone's guess is relatively accurate, you can participate again with an alt, and congratulate them after making your guess! Also, if you feel like making the next poster's job easier, you can help them by giving a very short summary of your character. For example, Tyrlak here is a zandalari storyteller. His catchphrase will likely relate to his passion for stories. Good luck! Let's see how this works out. :)Tyrlak30 3h
7h Would you date the person above you? #43 A copy of my last post in the previous thread, reply to Ilivara: "Hey, you know what? I'd like to meet you, let's go somewhere. I feel like drinking wine, you too?"Láurenn285 7h
9h Long Time Player, First Time RP Hello All Not only am i new to RP, I'm new to forums so go easy. I've been playing wow since lich king, and i have always played on a PvE realm, but i want to try RP. Juhutoo is my main and head of my PvE guild so ill not be moving him over to an RP realm (even though he has an established personality in my head) so ill be looking at starting a new character in a new realm. So i'm just looking for general advice for a new casual RPer. i could list a number of questions, but ill start with the basics. While i know most areas are cross realm these days, is there a specific realm that is good for RPing? Is RP something im likely to just stumble across while strolling around, or will i have to specifically go looking for it? Ive read that an add on called TRP is supposed to be useful for RP players, but what exactly does it do? Any other advice you guys could give would be nice :)Juhutoo4 9h
9h Battle for Teldrassil/Battle for Undercity? Anyone interested in RPing a large scale battle with the Warmode on? We obviously would have to decide what rules would apply, like, you can't release when you die, and maybe limit the levels or at least ilvls, or only allow people with dank transmogs to participate... But this would be epic, no?Broxigan6 9h
13h Describe the above poster in 5 words or less (Part 4) I ended the last thread on Erah, the wolf fur equipped elemental warrior!Tuaitha492 13h
16h Drain Life It's more a question to warlocks, but anyone can give their own opinion. Basically, how do you RP drain life? Just healing your wounds? Or getting shredded like Gul'dan in Warcraft movie?Sigehr5 16h
1d Removal of the language barrier. Putting this here too, because I'm sure most of you want this as much as me. Language barrier is an extremely faulty way of combating toxicity in PvP that damages both the lore and the RP in this game. There's a thread on the AD forum I made that has some folk way smarter then me sharing their reasoning for why it needs to be removed. Please add your thoughts here or visit the original thread. Thank you in advance for making our voice just a bit louder, so maybe Blizzard will hear one day. Every single post counts, in whichever thread you choose to contribute to. 1d
1d A macabre summons Your faction leader just summoned you to his place. He sent out his elite group of guards to escort you to his retreat. He has a particularly macabre task for you; there's a group of nomads infesting the woods 20 mins. from your major port. These nomads plunder and steal everything they can get their hands on and have no manners. Local authorities tried to reason with them but all they know is violence and sadism. Last week they've plundered a village, leaving all the village men behind with their limbs cut off. Your leader has had it with them and is out for revenge.............. He wants you to set up an ambush against the nomads and burn everything they've got. Their primitive little huts, their cattle, their children, their women, their men. Everything needs to burn.......ALIVE. It is your duty to gather forces to complete this task and inflict as much pain and mayhem to the nomads as you can. Remember, everything needs to BURN. As ambassador of the realm with connections everywhere, you know just the right group of maniacs for this. Just south of the capital there's this group of sneaky but dangerous Destruction Warlocks you once hired to get you in power. You also know this group of pretty cocky but maniacal Fire Mages who once did collections for you. Unfortunately, the two groups can't stand each other. You have two chose between the Destruction Warlocks or the Fire Mages. Who are you gonna hire?Audacity12 1d
1d What does your character think of the above outfit? I wanted to spin on things, we have rating the above transmog. But what about doing it from an IC perspective? Maybe it will catch on, maybe it won't, just an idea! Edit: I didn't change back to my IC outfit before making this post and logging off for the night... alas, the price I have to pay for being unobservant.Énarí429 1d
1d Let's make it an interview #3 More questions needs to be asked and those questions need answers. So answer the interviewer's question above you in character and then choose which question the interviewer shall ask the next person! Last post from previous thread: ...Interviewer261 1d
1d Advice for a new RPer? Hello! I've been interested in RPing for a long time now but always put it off because I'm generally someone who gets intimidated by big groups and the 'bad apples' I could encounter whilst wandering around. However, I figured I can't put it off forever and so intend to make an alt to level on AD before deciding whether to move my main over. Before I do that, however, I did have a few questions that I was hoping someone more knowledgeable would be able to answer? What sort of add-ons are 'required' and what ones would you recommend? I've never downloaded an add-on in my life but I have read that add-ons are nearly always necessary for RP so I need to change that and would like some more up-to-date suggestions. I'm expecting to interact with people in cities and whilst walking about because, hey, it's a rp server, but if I go into a dungeon to level, or maybe a random BG in my very casual idea of PvP, should I expect people wanting to have a full-blown RP in the middle of it all? Do I need to be ready to RP 100% of the time? Or can I put somewhere (in the add-on extras or something) that I'm currently not IC and just slowly making my way around? How do you take people who RP a race that's not technically playable and so are in some kind of 'disguise' or something? It's not something I'd do anytime soon because I'd be way too scared of people telling me I was doing something wrong and harassing me over it, so consider this question to be more curious than anything else. A more specific one to finish it off with because I've already asked a load: How do you personally deal with rude and dismissive characters, either to interact with or RP? Krys, the main I intend to move over, isn't the friendliest thing in town but I do enjoy playing as her and don't want to necessarily push RPers away because she's a little rude and dismissive to strangers. For her, is it best I have a note that says she's just rude IC or maybe, if I intend to develop her, I actually take the time to set something up with someone so that it's more intentional than just a chance meeting in the street? Apologies for the massive wall of text above, I have a tendency to ramble instead of being blunt about it. Regardless, any help you guys have to offer would be really appreciated, alongside any tips or tricks you may have picked up that you think could also be useful! :) --- Edit: All of my above questions have been answered by people, but I don't want to completely change the first post so I'll add a couple more enquiries here that I've thought of after a little more time on AD~ General viewpoint on mentioning lore characters in backstories? I really like the Mantid and Krys used to have the 'Wakener' title but I know enough that claiming to be the Wakener of even one of the Paragons might not be the best idea. As such, is there a way I could justify her using the title without straying too far into the territory of 'those are major lore characters you need to stop'? Also, if someone could explain how Void Elf hunters are a thing that would be really helpful. I'm baffled by them.Krysteena12 1d
1d What does Bliz says about Void elfs using holy magic. I have been trying to Roleplay a Void elf Disc Priest (Since disc is all about using both shadows and light to heal and damage). But bad people had hurt my feelings saying mean things! They even said that my character was not canon! :( ------ Well... Now, I have been seriously insulted by people by whisper. Some people take the lore thing too... seriously... I know, "Light and Void can't never be together", Alleria and Turalyon thingy if they touch they get hurt.... But it was the same for undead priests, How could them be holy priests if light burns the undead. So Blizzard just said "Well, they get hurt using holy magic, but is their sacrifice to use it" Can't Just Blizzard say the same about Holy/disc Void elfs since gameplay > Lore.Ileanor67 1d
1d Hello, Dirty and Ugly Forsaken Do you enjoy looking like that? Would you take cosmetic surgery that makes you look like DK humans or dark rangers? What is your willingness to pay for that service?Lucelen20 1d
1d Give a nickname to the character above you #1 I randomly came up with this idea, time will tell if it'll stick.Thedraes140 1d
2d How would you get killed by the above poster? #2 We all can't die dead enough. @ Death Shatter his lantern while attacking him, decanting every single spirit collected. This causes them to swirl around and form a soulnado to appear which draws Cathríon in and tears her apart.Cathríon179 2d
2d ((OOC)) Roleplay Addons, 8.0, and You The 8.0 prepatch is almost here, and there are some major changes to roleplay profile addons that everyone needs to be aware of. So please read this, and pass along the information to those you know that don't read the forums. First and foremost: All roleplay profile addons need to be updated for 8.0. New addons will not interact with old addons, and old addons will not work properly in 8.0. MyRolePlay, TotalRP3, and XRP will all have releases ready for 8.0 going live. I'll update this post with direct links to the official 8.0 releases as they become available. Releases for 8.0 will only work on 8.0. Do not use them with 7.3. - MyRolePlay: v8.0.1.415: - Total RP 3: v1.4.1: - XRP: v1.8.2: Beyond this update, be aware that all roleplay profile contents will be logged and can be reported to Blizzard for abuse. An issue arose within the past year or so where some individuals were extensively using roleplay profiles to harass others on an ongoing basis, or to publish someone else's personal details. As such, implementing the reporting capability became a high priority for profile addons, and it has been done in time for 8.0 prepatch launch. This means you should clean up your profiles now. The guidelines on acceptability are roughly what you'd see in public chat channels. If you wouldn't say it in /say, don't put it in your profile. These reports are all reviewed exclusively by Blizzard -- addon authors have no power or influence whatsoever, so please don't hurl abuse at any of them if your profile is ever reported. That said, I ask that everyone exercise common courtesy when it comes to reporting. Don't abuse the report system -- abuse of the report system to harass someone can result in actions against your account, instead of the person being reported. Furthermore, please use your judgement when it comes to reporting -- try to reserve reports for profiles that incite hatred or violence, that harass and target individuals, or that publish personal or harmful details on others. These sorts of profiles, while few and far between in a community like this, are serious enough problems that this needed to be done. Finally, there may very well be bugs. Please keep an eye out for updates to your roleplay profile addon of choice over the coming days and weeks. If you encounter behaviour you suspect is a bug, please report it to your addon's author, preferably on the project's bug/issue tracker. - MyRolePlay: - Total RP 3: - XRP: If you're comfortable with it, please consider running the following command in your WoW game to enable Lua errors: /console scriptErrors 1 Run the same command with 0 replacing 1 to disable Lua errors. Enabling Lua errors may help find any bugs that need to be fixed, which would be greatly appreciated. While these addons have been extensively tested on beta and PTR, nothing compares to the chaos that is live servers. Thank you.Ellÿpse2 2d
2d Orgrimmar Inn We need better Inn in Orgrimmar! With usable tables and chairs! Huge tavern! Like this: 2d
2d The Decline of Medieval Fantasy in WoW So I've noticed a lot lately that in WoW we've been gradually seeing an increase in modernisation, thanks in big part to the Gnomes and the Goblins. Machine guns, airships, teleporters, mechasuits, tanks and many, many more. It's definitely a struggle to try and balance it all with just your regular sword and shield, trusty old horse and tin suit. Right? It's hard to walk around under the pretense that we're living in a medieval setting when there are motorbikes and robotic chickens zooming past you on a cobbled street, and nearby there is a group of women sitting outside a café drinking soy pumpkin lattés. I haven't actually seen that, but you get the point! Now I know that WoW is High Fantasy and I'm more than willing to accept it as is, but I'd just like to know what other people think about it. Does anyone see what I'm seeing and are you bothered by it, or do you want to embrace it?Charmionge36 2d
2d What would you do with the above poster? #18 Let's continue on and do stuff to eachother, hur hur hur. ...Arebell447 2d
2d Mount Ideas. (Add your own) I doubt highly this will be seen by many but I always think of Ideas for mounts and such I'd like to see. What with Legion being almost over I got rather nostalgic and returned with a new alt to rework the quests. While dealing with the Valarjar I got the idea.... What of a Horse mount with 8 legs? Similar to Odins (Actual Norse God) steed? An 8 legged armoured horse which could run on land, sea and sky. Just an Idea Blizzard, you guys do everything right but I think with an obvious hint towards Norse beliefs you missed a trick on this one. To dream, but i'd love to see this :)Arterinon34 2d
3d Struggling to ICly deal with the tree burning This character has been my main since vanilla, and whenever I take a long break, I rp-ly take him home to darnassus and /sleep before logging off for a few months/years. When I return he’s always the first to wake up in Darnassus while I try to remember what key cat form is bound to... Pre-Cata, Auberdine and Darkshore wonderful, mysterious places. Kinda spooky but also wistful. Now they are mostly a hole in the ground and a refugee camp. A lot of people have nostalgia for the barrens, or stormwind, or westfall. My ‘nostalgia zone’ above all was ashenvale. Which now resembles a logging camp. Now the tree is being burned, I’m really struggling to play this character. He was never intended to be played as a refugee, but Darnassus is his home, always has been. If I’m honest, I do feel angry about this OOC. I just don’t really feel like playing a character that would be carrying such sadness around with him, or looking for a new home (I have other characters that were spawned with that sort of rp in mind like goblins, gnomes or death knights - but I knew that they would be starting out homeless and lost). I’m trying to decide if it is finally time for him to die, and me to buy a race change, but I feel that has been forced upon me. Anyone else struggling with this? Any ideas how I can transition him from ‘at peace with the world’ to ‘lost everything he cared for’ mindset?Lunasah7 3d
3d Death Knight - pre-RP questions Hello everyone, I guess, I am a new WoW player, considering I never played anything above level 40 and didn't touch any of the expansions. I am making up for it right now. But truth be told, o ly for the sake of learning the lore of the game, as I came here for the roleplay part of it. But as I ventured into the depths of both Draenei lore and the Death Knights, I encountered a few problems. I've found many good guides about how to RP a Death Knight, what it would mean for a Draenei to be one and am willing to tackle this issue. But there are still some questions I cannot find the answer for. 1. Undead and body damage? I understand the idea of being an undead and it's consequences. But there is one part I don't fully grasp. What does it mean, animated corpse? How far does the animation go? Like logic tells me, that at least basic bodily fluids would be still circulating, maybe not bloody, but I would expect salvia and tears to still be a thing. Otherwise the eyes would dry out and a blind death knight is useless. But then again, what I found so far speaks clearly, that the body is prone to rot, which makes me wonder, is any damage the death knight suffers permanent? Any cut, bruise, scratch will be always left open? The blood specialisation hints that some forms of magic can mend the undead body, but I don't think game mechanics can so easily transfer to IC lore. 2. Saronite and armor made of it? From what I understand, it's an ore from blood of an old god. Resistant to Nature Magic and reflects Light Magic. But from what I understand, the armor is made of an alloy based on Saronite, not pure metal? I base my knowledge mostly on the wiki and wowhead entry about the metal as well as topics like: 3. Undead and the light? As I wish to tackle the Draenei Death Knight, I am curious how do they react to light? Forsaken can wield the light, as seen by the priest class. I found also somewhere a quote from a Bilzzard developer, who said that when wielding light, undead would strengthen their senses and such, but would not be harmed by it, although I cannot find it now. My question is, would a Death Knight be forever cut off from it? Or would it still be an option after regaining free will? 4. Free will regained? Considering being a third generation death knight, when are the potential moments for her to break free? Lights Hope Chapel of course, but what if she remained in Arthas' grasp till the campaign in Northrend? The next possibility would be the death of Arthas? I assume a lot will clear itself when I play through WotLK first, but just curious which moment you would consider the best.Naeliren8 3d
4d Newbie looking for an RP mate! Hello, I am fairly new to RP but I already am addicted to it. However, I think having a set group of people to RP with could improve this experience for me by a lot, which is why I came here to look for people who are interested in doing RP with me. I play with my RP char on Steamwheedle Cartel EU on Alliance side. If you want to ask me anything, feel free to do it. P.S.: I am not sure if I can post this kind of content here, so apologies if it doesn'tPrinznacho1 4d
4d Guess the above's backstory An odd game I thought of, everyone seems to do these and I'm bored, might as well start a forum game, how this game works is, you will respond to the above poster by..well, guessing their back story vaguely, use stuff like their name, transmog, race and class, the original poster will then edit their post and put a scale from 1-10 on how accurate the description was. 6/10Ossiewald34 4d
4d Your character's theme? If your character had some song or theme what would it be? I'm going to take "Service and Sacrifice", from the finale of season 3 of The Legend of Korra. 4d
4d Loremaster Ithryn Loremaster Ithryn - Lady Windrunner has assembled leaders of the Horde in the war room to discuss urgent matters pertaining to the recent escalation in conflict with the Alliance. Sargeras blow to Silithus has left the region decolated and scarred beyond repair. Magni Bronzebeard and the champions of both the Horde and the Alliance managed to heal The Heart of Azeroth and drain the last power in the sword of Sargeras, however, the corrupted felblood was absorbed by Silithid Scorpids before they migrated to Southern Feralas. Grand Apothecary Putress's research team has made discoveries on the experiments on young Scarab Larvae and the new generation of Scarabs have already developed a natural adaption to Azerite. "Lady Windrunner, our experiments have proven valuable, the Scarabs are developing natural Azerite armored Carapace." he sits down on a chair. "Is this Azerite of the same quality?" Sylvanas asks inquisitively "Unfortunately, it's not as tough as the Azerite we've found in Silithus but we have noted some.. Unique qualities that could prove useful. Not only can they be raised for harvesting Azerite but we believe we can subdue them and raise them as companions for our Forsaken troops." "This could certainly prove useful. Does the Alliance share this information?" Lady Sylvanas asks. "Our informants are noting the Alliance researchers are hard at work, I do believe they will share this information in time.." Apothecary Putress smiles, "But we are definately ahead of the curve." he scoffs "Very good, Apothecary. Deploy a research team in Southern Feralas, Nathanos will accompany you. He has important business in the region." Lady Sylvanas sits down on her throne and seems distressed. "Where is the Loremaster.." Sylvanas sighs. A cold fog condensates infront of her. Suddenly the air in the War Room drops in temperature, Baine Bloodhoof shivers, Prince Gallywix wrinkles his face and covers himself in a big diamond studded fur coat. Loremaster Ithryn enters the room, freezing the ground, each step letting out a slightly offputting sound of crackling ice. Invoking unsettling feelings of standing on a collapsing icesheet. A small teacup pig follows confidently behind the cold, foreboding undead figure. An irritated sigh echoes throughout the war room. "Threethousand years Fluffy, and we still haven't learned to be on time." Loremaster Ithryn looks Sylvanas in the eyes and bows elegantly. "I apologize for the delay my Lady." "Spare me the pleasantries Loremaster, why are you here?" Sylvanas asks impatiently "Are they still a problem?" She continues Loremaster Ithryn kneels down and pets Fluffy delicately. Fluffy smiles. "They were no match, my Lady. Their graves are now colder than my own." Loremaster Ithryn grins. "Excellent, Loremaster. As usual your services are invaluable" Sylvanas looks at Fluffy. Then looks at Ithryn with a weird sense of pride and disgust. "Cute." She scoffs. "You can return to whatever grave you crawled out of. Nathanos will contact you as usual if your services are needed again." Lady Sylvanas motions Ithryn to leave. His presence making the leaders uneasy. Loremaster Ithryn props himself back up with his staff, cracking the icy ground beneath him. Gallywix meets the gaze of the brightly shimmering icy crystal fused on top of the staff and nearly faints. "I'm sure you will." Fluffy scutters out happily with Loremaster Ithryn following behind.Ithryn0 4d
5d Troll lore help. I've just gotten back into role-playing after a long hiatus, and I'm having a bit of a conundrum. I would like my new Troll witch doctor to be riding around and interacting with a venomhide ravasaur she trained from hatching, sort of like an animal companion. However, I do not know how to justify such a thing in lore terms, or if it even needs justification. Could somebody be a dear and help a poor sinner out?Jacqueleeñ0 5d
5d What does your character think of the above poster? This idea came to me and thought it could be fun. Don't know if anyone had a thread like this before but there isn't one that I could find. Basically think of it as a scenario where your character gets asked about "that person over there". Give an IC opinion of the character above you. It can be behind their backs or directed at them, whichever suits your character more. Hope people like the idea, have fun :)Wrognash321 5d
6d Preservers of the Balance - A [Guide] to Druid RP. Druids can be some of the most diverse and interesting characters the Warcraft setting has to offer. They really are a hybrid class, offering some of the best bits other classes bring to the table and combining them with a blend of faith and philosophy that make them uniquely Druidic. There are some easy pitfalls that can make druids seem unapproachable, and plenty of misconceptions that can make them seem uninteresting - but get past these and you'll have one of the most adaptable and engaging characters out there. This guide is separated into a number of sections, as it is quite large, to allow you to skip to the relevant bit. They are: ... Be warned; it may get wordy. I will provide citations and quotations where I can, and I will do my best to keep conjecture out (or highlight when there is some debate over certain issues) but bear with me. It'll be worth it. ... Tauren mythology holds that it was the Tauren who were the first druids. The Tauren lost a lot of their cultural heritage over the millennia, and ended up being re-educated in the ways of the Druid by the Night Elves. The Night Elves believe that Malfurion Stormrage was the first mortal druid. He learnt under the tutelage of Cenarius, before the War of the Ancients and the Sundering, and he is responsible for the proliferation of Druidic tradition among the Night Elves. With the abandonment of arcane magic, many night elves (mostly men) turned to Druidism. They learnt under the tutelage of Malfurion and spent much time in the Emerald Dream, as had been agreed to at the creation of Nordrassil. At some point later (around the time of the War of the Satyr and the Worgen crisis) the Cenarion Circle was formed, as teaching and governing body for druids. We'll come back to what the Cenarion Circle does and our character's relationship with it later on. Following that was a period of peace, tranquillity and learning that lasted millennia. The druids slumbered in Barrow Dens spending a great deal of time in the Dream, woken only in times of need [ad. 1], up until the events of the Third War. Roused from their slumber to defend the World Tree, the druids helped fight off the Legion and witnessed the near-destruction of Nordrassil and the death of Archimonde. This changed a few things; many druids now spent their time in the waking world repairing the damage down by the Legion's invasion, most adopted new techniques in their craft, and the first new Tauren druid in twenty generations (Hamuul Runetotem) was trained. Malfurion and a group of other Druids turned to the Dream, Tauren were allowed into the Cenarion Circle, and under the direction of Fandral Staghelm, a new 'world tree,' Teldrassil was grown. This is context in which your druid character will be playing; the Nightmare is contained, Malfurion is back, but there's still a lot of work to do - and now there are Trolls and Worgen to contend with. That's a potted history of everything relevant to all druids that isn't covered in-game. For a more extensive account, the relevant novels are The War of the Ancients trilogy and Stormrage, which focus mostly on Malfurion but are still relevant to all druid characters. ... Four playable races have the Druid class - Night Elves, Tauren, Worgen and Trolls. Each one adds its own explanation as to how that race has access to nature magic, and includes a bunch of flavour unique to them in their teachings. Night Elves By far the oldest and most experienced Druids out there. How the Night Elves came to be druids is explained above, and they have been practising druidic magic as a society for the longest. They founded the Cenarion Circle and still make up the core of its members. Night Elven society holds druidic values at its core. They are a race deeply in tune with nature and view the protection of the balance with the utmost importance. Though they can be quiet and reclusive , Druids are treated with respect by the night elves, and are to some extent seen as the natural counterpart to the Sisterhood of Elune. Up until the Third War, Night Elf society was divided by gender - meaning that the Cenarion Circle would not accept female members (though some female druids may have existed), but these membership restrictions have been relaxed, and more and more women are taking up the mantle of the Druid. The typical Night Elf druid carries with it all the weight of their races' history behind them, views their duty to protect the wilds as sacred, and occupies a well-respected role within society. Tauren The Tauren, like the elves, are a race deeply in-tune with the ebb and flow of the natural world. They combine elements of shamanism and druidic magic into their spirituality, and personify nature in the figure of the Earthmother. Respect for the Earthmother will feature heavily in the life of any Tauren druid. Druidism was recently re-introduced to Tauren society, through their introduction into the Cenarion Circle, and Tauren druids now stand alongside Shaman as the spiritual guides in Tauren society. Like the elves, they too are treated with respect. Tauren druids exist in almost every tribe, but seem to be the most common in the Runetotem, Mistrunner and Wildmane tribes. Worgen ... Worgen, then, have a very interesting 'origin story,' for their Druids. They had low-level nature magic BEFORE coming into contact with the Cenarion Circle, in the form of the Harvest Witch 'cult,' which was then built upon and improved by training from the Circle. The role given to Gilnean druids in society isn't necessarily clear; it seems safe to say most humans view the magic of druids as mysterious and abnormal, as magic goes - Human society prefers the Light as its religion, and the Arcane as its mainstream magic of choice. But the Gilneans recognise the debt they have to the elves and, with their Worgen condition, see the wisdom in learning more about the Ancients and the ways of the druid. Trolls Like the Tauren, Troll druids have their own unique origin story. Zen'tabra of the Echo Isles has all the dialogue, but wowpedia summarises it thusly;... The original Darkspear Druids were practitioners of voodoo; Witch Doctors, Loa priests, hexxers - all in contact with spirits to conduct their magic - but in a time of great need, they were taught to "connect wit ALL de spirits o' nature, ta work WIT de spirits, not just be servin' a single loa at a time." It seems that the Darkspear druids' magic is still coloured by the troll heritage - they are said to refer to all the spirits, including Wisps, as Loa, and the animal forms taken by Trolls include the Bat and what looks like a Tiger - animals that Trolls have worshipped for some time beforehand. The new troll Druids have also opened up channels with the Cenarion Circle (much to the Night Elves' surprise/distaste!) in hopes of learning more about druidism. It seems unlikely that the Trolls revere the Balance or the Earthmother in the way that Elves or Tauren do, but such a thing wouldn't be impossible. As for the social standing and outlook of Troll Druids, they seem to occupy the same role as other casters in troll society. They are cunning, respected, or even feared.Thornroot70 6d
6d The Stormwind soldier: Actually a pikeman/halberdier? I am back once more! This time we're talking about the portrayal of the Stormwind Army. Something I realized when I rewatched the Battle for Azeroth cinematic was the fact that only round about three soldiers of the army were actually wielding swords (and one of them looked more like an officer). The universal weapon seemed to be the halberd or a spear/pike. Something similar can be observed in the Legion cinematic: The marines in the background all seemingly carry spears. This is a great discrepancy when we look at the soldiers ingame who universally carry sword and shield. However the ingame depiction is in line with pictures from the First War. However that war happened 30 years ago and with Cataclysm riflemen became a more common sight in the Stormwind military, something that was unheard off or pretty unusual before. (The 7th Legion was the only unit who extensively used guns during the Northrend campaign. In Burning Crusade you still find human archers manning the walls of Honor Hold.) So, this got me thinking: Is the modern (BfA) Stormwind Army actually closer to the Swiss mercenaries or Landsknechte in terms of combat style, formation and weaponry meaning pikes and halberds as primary weapons, supported by musketeers. And which depiction would be closer to the actual lore? In theory, and this is my speculation here, pike and shot would serve the human army very well: Conscripts can quickly learn how to use a musket, while the better trained soldiers form pike squares, which would be very effective against orc and tauren charges (which probably have roughly the same force as a heavy cavalry charge). Not to mention that the extra reach with such a long weapon, would stop the enemy to take advantage of their superior strength. (Obviously when armies fight we only see them brawling it out without any form of strategy or tactic. But, let's put this aside for the sake of the discussion.)Honoré7 6d
6d Looking for a new look! HEEY you wonderfull nerds! Now i need some help on fashion. I have tryed to mix some set together and hope it became epic.. Now that have not going very well... So now i turn to you pros ;) Im seeeeeeeeeeeeeeking a set that have Plate and Cloth involded. So like an armored heretic. If that is so far out then Heavy Plating that could fit to a ''shadow priest'' I hope you guys can throw you best fashion set at me! THANKS!Voidbringer5 6d
11 Jul What is your character's fondest memory? Today, I chose to take time to appreciate things rather then mourn their passing. I thought I would share that with other people. Already made an equivalent thread on the general forum and plan to make one for the story forum too. So here's the game: have your character talk briefly or at length about their fondest memory. Here we go for Tyrlak. "Asking a storyteller what's their favourite story?" the troll laughs. "You're not making it easy for me, are you? There are just so many. Let's see... it should be one of the stories I'll never tell. My wedding day."Tyrlak25 11 Jul
10 Jul Rate the name of the person above you! #8 Last thread filled. Onwards we go! Latest person who got rated was Mannimaril. ... Here I pronounced it as neither since it had only 1 L! Anyhow, the name is not bad, but I do not find it that great either. May be, because just as I found Mannimarco's name a bit silly in Elder Scrolls I find yours that too. It works though for a blood elf and is just on the edge of being too long according to me. I'd like to know if there was a surname to it for more flavour, but for now I give it an average 5/10. It's alright. Marvin is finally having a surname revealed to the world. It's probably a reason he is quiet about it though considering he is named: Marvin O'Toole.Marvín128 10 Jul
09 Jul General RP Chat #47: Horde rules, Alliance drools! Fite me!Thuldrell500 09 Jul
09 Jul FOR THE ALLIANCE FOR THE ALLIANCE MY BROTHERS the horde ever since their birth has been nothing but trouble for the Azeroth nothing but a pack of merciless dregs that plunder and pillage innocent people The Orcs are savage animals putting them in internment camps was too kind we should have eradicated that light forsaken race long ago The Trolls have always been an issue for azeroth like the Orcs they are primitive and stupid The blood elves are a pack of murders and traitors that abandoned the alliance to be with the freaks of the horde The goblins its goblins do i need to in depth The Tauren are the only good thing about the horde And then there's the undead the worst of them all abominations whose existence spits in the face of all that is natural and the fact that the horde is willing to associate with these monster is morally questionable the dead be long in the ground and that's it with hope High King Anduin will see the horde as the abominations they are and will exterminate the critens of the horde HELL I WILL TAKE MY ASHBRINGER AND GO ON A CRUSADE ALONE IF I HAVE TOErodwen37 09 Jul
08 Jul Demon Hunter Role-Play Hey there, folks! I have just a simple question for ya', is it possible that I would Role-Play that type of Demon Hunter like Illidan was before he consumed the skull of Gul'dan? Like, non-demon Demon Hunter? If yes, it would be obvious not to have any horns or scales, but could I sport skins like number ten or eleven? And what about arcane tatoos? Thanks!Forgodsjake7 08 Jul
08 Jul Nightborne on Argus Is it a safe assumption to say Silgryn actually went there with a military force, right? Not just to chat around with Liadrin on the Vindicaar. So there would be a possibility for a nightborne char to have been fighting on Argus?Tyrlak1 08 Jul
08 Jul A-RP Unsung Blades The Unsung Blades The Unsung Blades, a former group of all beings magical, deceiving, cunning, plotting and more, who worked together to try and clean their plates of all their crimes from the past. Alas it did not work, and they disappeared without a trace, gone with the wind. As of late, two of the remaining members, Nylaisa and Karvax wanted to bring the group back once more. Perhaps they couldn’t gather their old, close friends once more, but they’d be willing to bring new people into the fold. A safe haven for those who were deemed evil or cruel in the eyes of the normal folk. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ic Information So the main idea is that we believe magic is something more powerful than what we believe and wish to harness it to its full potential. Our main idea isn’t that we deem ourselves as a cult, nor do we really care for creating world devastation. In a sense we wish to use whatever methods possible to keep ourselves safe. Whether it’s sacrificing someone for our own protection, or bring people within our ranks as mindless minions perhaps, who act as dummies whilst we do our proper work. Not only that, but over time we wish to be able to focus on various other magics that can help us in the future. Elemental magic, necromancy, arcane, shadow. We stay away from the light and all things pure that can cause us troubles amongst those who use these powers for good i.e paladins and the light, druids and nature magic, or arcane if the people are with the Kirin’tor. So in principle, we believe that there’s something dark and deep about each sort of magic there is that can be beneficial to us. We want to research all sorts of magic to make sure we are as safe as possible. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ooc Information The guild will in general look like a basic archaeology group hunting for old relics, or discovering the history of Azeroth on their own, but in reality we’re trying to find the untold secrets of every kind of magic, and use whatever we can find to keep us safe, no matter the costs afterwards or during. We’ll sacrifice, experiment, use people and more for our own gains, simply because we don’t want to lose our lives in this world. We simply believe that we - as a group are misjudged beings for our actions, and want to keep ourselves safe from the eventual fate that awaits us, such as imprisonment or even execution. It is to be considered a safe haven, but even then people will have to work hard to make it so for themselves and everyone else. Blood Following that, when it comes to blood, we want to mainly focus on the old Black Empire times, where the wind serpent Gods, Hakkar, Seth, etc were the main focus and everyone followed them as gods. For example, we’d try and capture some wind serpents to study on them biologically, magically, physically and mentally, to gain answers. Use them in various situations and see how they react and more. Since Necromancy will also be allowed within this group, you can always combine the two magics and begin to reanimate corpses or create various creatures that you can use as a defence mechanism whenever we go and fight. It’s down to the person’s creativity regarding that, so long as it isn’t ridiculous. Shadow Since the Void Elves have arrived, studying the void already has a big group, hence why I wanted to focus more on the lesser magic, which is Shadow. Undead are prone to using this, but at the same time, Priests who follow the darker side are also able to use shadow magic. It comes from two very different zones which makes it all the more worthwhile to study it, since it’s both the shadowlands, and occasionally from the void itself. Should anyone want to follow soul magic, they’d be categorised here. Arcane Arcane has been something that’s been around Azeroth for a long time, but even today we have people from the Kirin’tor investigating the magic still. We want to be able to harness the various arcane magics to and use it for our own gains. It can be for scrolls, enchantments, or if you’re a necromancer you’re able to reanimate the dead if you have the right skill for it. If anyone is focusing on Elemental magic they’d be categorised here. Fel Fel has been rather active as of late as everyone knows. The legion returned and we discovered Argus. However, now that Argus as been around, this has opened up more questions rather than solve answers. No harm in doing some research on fel, now is there? The Rune Itself Over time the more trusted members gain runes on themselves, created with the magic they focus on, but hidden to show true allegiance. The runes will be different each time, but have the same amount of power for various different reasons such as communication and tracking. It might be hard to tell if the runes have any meaning unless someone wished to properly delve into it and inspect it. Ideally this is the closest I’ll get to anything that is cult related. I want to stay out of it. Even if the runes look different they’ll all have a small, similar feature so that the runes can link with one another. Over time perhaps they’ll gain more features from the runes, or more runes will appear on a person’s body granting other effects. People are allowed to deny the gift should they wish to not fully join. However once they’re committed it’ll be complicated for them to leave. It'll be more complicated for folks to figure out how the rune works, unless the decide to properly delve into it. However, should anyone try to flee, they can and will be tracked to ensure that they don’t reveal our true goals so easily. The punishments for fleeing will also be rather severe, depending on what has happened over time. Finally, there is a fifth rune, specifically for those who have gained higher position within the group. The rune itself stands out as its own unique design, though it is unclear if it serves any purpose other than communication and to let others know of said person’s importance. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Rules When it comes to this guild, consequences must be accepted. I won’t be tolerating people aimlessly ignoring the consequences for their actions. Get imprisoned? You have to either sit it out, or wait for one of us to come. You screw up in an event/casual rp? You better prepare for a punishment. OOC problems will occur if people don’t start accepting consequences. You’ll have to talk to one of the officers, or a guild master should something similar arise. If there’s anyone who disagrees with something, talk to a GM or an officer and we’ll handle it in private rather in public, since drama tends to cause major problems down the line. If anyone begins to badmouth another person there will be consequences depending on the severity. At the worst you’ll get another chance, but if it is really bad it’ll be an instant kick. We want the characters in our guild to be balanced characters. I don’t want to start seeing folks who are as powerful as Gul’dan and can’t feel pain or can’t be damaged. I want it to be fair so we’re not blacklisted by members of other guilds. If you absolutely must have a powerful character, at least make the weaknesses fair and possible. Another thing is that I want people to use their creativity to create fun events for everyone. If you’re new at events we have people in the guild who are willing to help others learn how to properly DM a RP event. The main event ideas are realistically supposed to revolve around the general concept, but should anyone wish to do some personal progression with the guild it’s more than welcome. No harm in a little diversity. When it comes to events, if you wish to gain an item for your own progression, make sure that it is a balanced item too. I don’t want people to have stupidly OP items that cause world devastation. Talk to a GM or an officer about the event idea if you’re unsure. I’ll be happy to keep a tab of all the magical relics we find, or creations in separate documents so we can keep track of everything. Just make sure you’re not going over the lines of lore and coming up with something that can’t possibly be canon in WoW lore. Also as I have stated before, Paladins and Demon Hunters won't be accepted into this guild. However, I don't mind them being here on an ooc/social basis. Feel free to rp with us, but we won't let them properly join the cause. Should you have any questions, message Nylaisa me, or my alt Druelda, as I'm the brains of this concept. Should you want an invite, the three recruiting officers so far are Nylaisa, Karvax and Krosvellos. Also, I have various pictures of these runes, so if you want to see the looks of them, just message me over WoW and I'll sort that out! Other info is with myself, and the discord server. I look forward to see this guild properly grow! The first event is on the 13th July. -- Nylaisa.Nylaisa2 08 Jul
08 Jul Post-Legion Demon Hunters So the legion has been defeated, and now there are elves walking round who have consumed the soul of a demon. On one hand they helped to save the world, on the other hand they are scary part-fel people who have sacrificed everything for that victory. How will the general population perceive them? Can they still walk freely around the villages and towns of Azeroth? Will they be lauded as champions, and treated with respect? How will your character react to them in the following expansion?Scalda2 08 Jul
07 Jul How would your character kill the one above? #11 ... As I completed the last thread, it falls to me to continue our adventures in murder and glory. I just killed Hex's character.Elyssarain92 07 Jul
07 Jul The Monk Roleplaying Guide Hello there, grasshopper! This is my friendly monk guide. If you have any questions, ask away. I hope that by reading this it answers some of the more frequently asked questions about what monk RP can entail or involve - or find the interest to roll one if you haven't already! (Get it? Roll?). This guide is frequently updated. ... In perspective of the class we play, they're heavily based on the Shaolin monks of ancient China. They're not a new class to the Warcraft universe, but to the other races they are a mostly new occupation. To be a monk is certainly a way of life, and not simply something one does in his spare time, as it takes years of training to be capable as a hand to hand fighter on battlefields, especially when they are often dominated by steel and magic. A well studied monk has access to potent Chi energy; the spirit energy within all people that only monks know how to fully control at will. Chi strengthens their punches to the strength of mace strikes, it even allows them to perform great feats of Chi magic, capable of healing or harming whoever the monk wishes in many ways. They train mentally and physically to be as strong, yet agile as possible. A monk's athleticism is what makes him a deadly fighter. On the battlefield, they can easily outmaneuver footsoldiers in heavy armor, and perhaps even the spells of mages and projectiles of archers. They fight with their legs as well as their hands, and in one-on-one combat they would be amongst the hardest combatants to battle - in fact, well trained monks are competent enough to fight many enemies at once. They can serve as healers of their allies, skilled soldiers on the front lines, or bolster their rank's offence or defensive capabilities with pandaren brews that sharpen one's mind rather than blur and slow it. Monks have lightning fast minds, reflexes, and attacks. They have played an important role in Pandaria's battlefields for thousands of years, and will no doubt bring new tactics to the table as more races learn their ways. ... Most, if not all of this is taken from in-game lore texts but I have condensed it down to what I feel are the most important parts. Monk history is tied directly to pandaren and Pandaria history. Reknowned monks: Emperor Shaohao - the Last Emperor of Pandaria was presumably a monk. Lord Taran Zhu - 'his prowess is legendary', say the Shado-Pan, whom he leads. Chen Stormstout - the famous wandering brewmaster is also a skilled monk. Master Bruised Paw - the Hidden Master of Pandaria. Master Shang Xi - the last Master of the Training Grounds of the Wandering Isle. Aysa Cloudsinder - student of Master Shang Xi and philosophical leader of the Tushui. Ji Firepaw - student of Master Shang Xi and philosophical leader of the Huojin. Kang the Fist of First Dawn - the first monk who taught the pandaren slaves under the mogu to fight unarmed. How the monks began.. ... Roleplay Specializations - Your tiger style is no match for my serpent style! The three in-game specs are Brewmaster, Windwalker, and Mistweaver. However, it's rare for monks to refer to these styles by these names e.g, one doesn't study the path of a Windwalker or a Mistweaver, they are loose terms - as broad as saying you're studying the path of the warrior or the paladin - you don't say 'protection paladin' ICly either. Whilst it does give an inclination as to what kind of monk you are - a Windwalker being an aggressive fighter, and a Mistweaver being a healer, there are more fitting ways of describing it. Each of the August Celetial's Temples in Pandaria marks the location of defeat for the Prime Sha by Emperor Shaohao thousands of years ago. Monks who train at these locations have developed different styles for combating the Sha relevant to their location. These are the styles practiced by monks today. Any self-developed, personal styles would have been branches of these original four. ... ... ... ... Whilst it's fine to develop your own style I'd put some thoughts into what the style is actually about and how it's different from something that already exists - it would most likely be a developed form of one of these styles. Styles under the tutelege of the Celestials and developed over 10,000 years are not easily improved upon. ... As far as pandaren style monks are concerned, and the playable class; monks as we know them have only really become available for the rest of the world, but in the monk order hall there are plenty of non-pandaren masters. This means enough time has passed for us as RPers to also feasibly play as masters if we aren't pandaren, though keep in mind that it has still only been a few years for non-pandaren to train as monks. Most pandaren masters are still going to have a larger amount of experience than non-pandaren masters. This is also important when we consider that being a master monk doesn't necessarily mean you're as good as you can get, but more on that later. There have been the pandaren venturing from the Wandering Isle, but it is rare that they will take on the time and commit themselves to teaching someone until they have mastered it. There are a few exceptions though. Brother Korloff of the Scarlet Crusade was taught by a wandering pandaren, and he then trained the Scarlets; hence why the Scarlets have monks. The Draenei starting area was retconned so that Mojo Stormstout was on Azuremust when the draenei crashed there, so on a chronological level, draenei monks could have been around since Burning Crusade. There are Argent monks, though since the Argent Crusade was born out of a breakaway faction of the Scarlets, it's plausible these monks are former students of Korloff, save for their lightwielding abilities. Auchenai monks seem to be more of the Christian monastic variety, keepers of the dead and holy in their beliefs, rather than the Shaolin style that the pandaren are based off. These monks don't work with Chi energy either; so if you were to roleplay one, it wouldn't be quite the same monk you play as in-game.Zen186 07 Jul
07 Jul How do you want your character to go out? I think I want ol' Fruity here to be killed off by a blast of fire to the face from a mage or warlock maybe. His hair would get incinerated instantly, his face would melt from his skull, his eyeballs would burst as the fluid in them would turn to steam and his brains would neatly cook to perfection in his skull. Then he would collapse on his knees, his jawbone falling off and landing in his lap in a somewhat comedic fashion. He won't be regenerating from that one!Fruitshop25 07 Jul
06 Jul Help for rolling a new lore-accurate char. ^^ Heya all! I always like to roll my race-class combos as lore-friendly and iconic as it can get, but with the new allied races I'm conflicted. I want to roll a Void Elf and a Nightborne and I'm not really sure what would fit them best. I know mage fits them very well, but I just seem stuck to human as mage for some reason. As for monk... it's looks really far-fetched. Is discipline priest for Void Elf lore-friendly? I read somewhere that even if void elves are vessels for the void they can still be conduits for the light. For lock i thought fel and void don't click well... And how are Nightborne locks tolerated in the new Suramar led by Thalyssra? Thanks for any response.Nyenne3 06 Jul