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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
12m Recommendations for best PVP RP server. Looking for the best PVP RP server, which is the most active and balanced? Do people actively role play anymore?Nemerys7 12m
19m General RP Chat #42: Battle for The Date Thread It will be restored to its former glory. >8OCathríon167 19m
3h 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.Cathríon108 3h
4h How would your character kill the one above? #10 *Yabu teleports nearby Xirque* *Stretching his hand, and charging a ball of Fire, Ice and Arcane.* Whispering a powerful spell: Kaaa.....meeee.....haaa.....mee............HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA *The energy beam is so massive, powerful and fast, Xirque is totally obliterated by the extreme dangerous power of Yabu.* *With his job finished, the mighty Yabu teleports himself away.*Yabu301 4h
4h Describe the above poster in 5 words or less (Part 4) I ended the last thread on Erah, the wolf fur equipped elemental warrior!Tuaitha163 4h
4h Would you date the person above you? #40 40 pages of dating, yeesh, we need to go out some time! ... By Ervina, to which this gnome here responded: ... Carry on!Gearstomp60 4h
4h <The Arcanaeum> - Nightborne/Shal'dorei RP! ... Hello everyone! The Arcanaeum are looking for more people to join our ranks, for those seeking Shal'dorei RP before the grand release of BfA! Previously established on Alliance, we're now currently a Horde guild on Argent Dawn, looking for RPers to help bolster our numbers! Our main aims are protecting Suramari interests, as well as venturing outside Suramar and making connections across the whole of Azeroth. We accept Nightborne RPers, as well as other Azerothian races that wish to help us in our quest! Our main structure is built upon three main sections, in basic: Magics Stealth Enforcers These are lead by the the Keepers. The Archon, Wraith and Highblade, the main heads of our guild. Below them are our beloved Observers, and committed members that hold the ranks of Valiants. Below these, are our Scions, whom are those who don't hold a specific branch just yet. The main three branches a beginner Scion will be able to rise to are Arcbinders (Magic users), Enforcers (Warriors mainly, or ranged users) and Shrouds (Stealth users, such as shadow scouts or rogues.). Our Valiants lead these small groups in training and advisement, the Arcmaster, Battlemaster and Shadowblade. Our Observers are the main go-to leaders of each branch, and hold more authority than the Valiants. Observers also hold the title of Officer, and it is their job to inform the Keepers of any new information. Members that don't think they fit in any of these can also apply for Associate, mainly non-Nightborne characters that may fit Politician or Hired Help, but are more than welcome to progress with us too! Should this be of interest to anyone, or if anyone needs any more information, please feel free to whisper an officer or myself, or message me on Discord! A few questions will be in play before a solid role in the guild, so all applicants will need a rather solid character idea! ~ Velarin Larndelle, Wraith (Discord: blep#6202, codeword Potatos)Larndelle0 4h
4h Guess the IC title of above poster #8 Have just Capped the last IC TITLE abow with my "Arnt" Alt Starting a new one here at once. Play nicely :-)Xirque304 4h
5h What would you do with the above poster? #17 "If you immediately know the candle light is fire then the meal was cooked a long time ago." Meng would observe the elf, reaching toward the other monks floaty thing, sitting in the background offering nothing but Zen Koans. (Last one was full, this was my post. don't forget to take into account the other posts in it.) 5h
5h BfA could kill off Defias Brotherhood (Server) With the coming expansion, the PvP tag will be removed from all servers and we will technically all be PvE realms. This is bad news for the RP-PVP family of servers known as Defias et al. In case you who reads this left for the greener fields already (argent dawn) and aren't aware of the current situation. Horde RP is dead. At the moment I know of exactly one guild that is trying to maintain some sort of RP environment and it's conjoined with a twin-guild on AD as if their foundation wasn't weak enough. The new status quo is in and it ain't looking good. Alliance currently has a few guilds that are measurably more successful in practice, sustaining healthy communities of up towards +10 active people on a daily basis, but the lifeblood of this server (our PvP tag) will now be removed and we will have to compete against the likes of Argent Dawn with nothing to offer that the mega-rp server couldn't already. Seeing that Horde RP is dead and Alliance is on life-support, I'm not pleading for us to be left with our PvP tag, it clearly won't attract more people anyway, seeing how we've been bleeding roleplayers since MoP. What I'm asking for is a genesis. With the next expansion, Battle for Azeroth, a golden opportunity will present itself. The potential for a mega-merger with all; that's right, all of the RP realms. For this to happen, I'm pretty sure Blizzard will need some gentle persuasion to say the least. Therefore if you support this initiative, I'm asking that you pull your own weight and make your voice heard. "but blizzard never listens..." this is not the time for cynicism. We simply can't afford to remain silent if we wish to go anywhere. What's in it for AD? Well for one I know that your RP has been in some form of decline on Horde. The good thing about RP servers is that we somehow manage to sustain a pretty even faction ratio, so population increase would not tip the scales in any severity. There's only RP potential to gain, not the contrary. You might fear for your community with an influx of non-roleplayers, well Defias has gotten by just fine with the normies for years now just like you yourself have on AD. RP servers acclimates the vast majority of people to the roleplayers, not the other way around. Think long term guys. I implore you. Take initiative, even if it's in the most seemingly insignificant form such as making threads like I am, or voicing your concern in the debate related to Blizzard's riddance of the PvP servertag.Rot36 5h
5h Lordaeronian Tabard? Not sure where to post this really, but seeing as all Alliance factional tabards are avalible, plus the Wildhammers and the PvP tabards, why not a Lordaeronian Tabard? Several Roleplayers make Lordaeronian characters whom have escaped the plague or moved before those events, or simply being of Lordaeronian heritage. Forsaken roleplayers would surely have interest in being ex-Lordaeronian soldiers or Knights as well. I'm not sure how much work is needed from Blizzard to make a Tabard design and put it into the game, but I'm sure even non-Roleplayers would enjoy them. So let's all raise our hands and say 'Aye!' for Lordaeronian Tabards, and hope the Blizz gods are in a good mood!Vladiús54 5h
5h Affliction Locks: Fel or Void? Do Affliction resemble Shadow Priests? Or how does it work? Their spell seem more void-based. Every damaging spell is Shadow Magic.Deathfyre11 5h
5h RP Possession help I have searched far and wide, at at this point, the answer is still unclear. Wow- Can Warlocks or Liches, hide their souls inside a living being? I know they get a soul jar/soul stone but could their soul be trapped inside... A Cockroach? For example. OR! Can someone else Trap a soul inside a living being? Failing that can a bansee's soul get trapped inside a living being? I have an RP character that claims she can talk to a Cockroach and want to eventually reveal that it is infact talking to her. Freeing the spirit inside it or whatever.. Any and all answers would be amazing!Lulawynter4 5h
5h ' For naming system With Zandalari trolls arriving in the next expansion, "Battle for Azeroth", There's gonna be a lot of troll players out there who want a troll name with ' . Why can't this be a thing?Shêm11 5h
8h What would your character say to the above poster? #23 Awwww yee. Oh wait, wrong thread! Well, we might get it on ... who knows? >8OCathríon466 8h
11h How do -you- set up a dark/horror setting in RP? A lot of the campaigns and events with a story focus that I do, I always enjoy darker themes a lot ive found. Especially if they can give some sense of dread or horror. I usually do alright but im quite curious to hear how other campaign creators like to go about setting the scene and mood for a darker set of events and try to give their players as much immersion into it with such limited tools since we cant really change the game world to add visual elements or audio.Kaliragoth13 11h
12h Forsaken races As the forsaken are literally just previous scourge, would it be too far-fetched to have a forest troll get killed by the scourge when they marched upon Lordaeron/Quel’thalas, and become free when the first wave of forsaken broke free with Sylvanas? I wanna play a death knight, but I’m not too fond of the Ebon Blade, nor the constant need for inflicting pain. TL;DR Can I rp a forsaken, portrayed by a troll death knight?Vokara6 12h
1d Innkeepers and Etiquette Hey folks! I have a germ of an idea for creating an innkeeper character but I'm a little unsure how would be best to go about it. The eventual goal is for them to be seen as perpetually behind the bar, and with a common understanding that the inn belongs to them. Ideally I'd be able to name it after the character's last name. - Should I just sit in one inn vs hopping around to several inns to seek maximum RP, if so, which Inns would you recommend? - What to do if a guild claims ownership of the inn or another innkeeper character arrives? Any thoughts, tips and suggestions would be welcome! Especially from anyone who has tried this kind of RP. :)Jaxil9 1d
1d Let's make it an interview #2 First thread got full so it's time to continue! (Thanks Cal for leting me post this \o/ ) So how does this work? It's simple you answer the interviewer's question from the post before you in character and when you have done that you choose the next question the interviewer ask for the next person to answer! Like the question is, what's your favourite colour? Bob the Guard: "Periwinkle, just like my wife's eyes." then Bob makes the interviewer's next question ooc, simple! So ...Interviewer485 1d
1d Character Inspirations Hi all, just a little exercise that my Guild goes through and I've found can sometimes help in thinking of how to expand upon your character. We're all familiar with various heroes (and villains!) in the many stories and settings and universes across sci-fi, fantasy, and even non-fiction, so in what way does your character resemble certain others, be it by design or by chance? Ryvoan Dawnbreak Drizzt Do'Urden Probably one of the key influences and the reason I tend to/can only ever play "Ranger" personas, I've always been fascinated by Drizzt, though very much preferred the earlier books rather than the later ones (with the new gang) or the more recent ones (with contrived soft reboot). Saying that, Ryvoan is probably a bit grittier than Drizzt ever was, aside from the "Hunter" phases, which is very much something I also envision Ryv going through from time to time. Stoic Ranger with noble intentions on a dark path, uses two curved swords? Check. Quinlan Vos I refer to the version of Quinlan Vos from the comics and not the goofy stoner we saw for one episode in the Clone Wars. Also really loved the portrayal in the excellent Dark Disciple book. An unorthodox Jedi, he's a tracker of almost unparalleled skill (thanks to being Kiffar), and often prefers to go it alone to get the job done and has very little time for anything else. Oliver Queen/the Green Arrow Chaotic Good, but not Batman. That's how I see Ryvoan being, and Oliver Queen is a great example of it. Will freely admit I'm more familiar with the TV version, rather than the one in the (many) comics, but the earlier seasons of Arrow were excellent. Also, Ryv has actually said "You have failed this city." Cable I fell in love with the Cable character after the Mutant Messiah arc, mainly because he is the epitome of the selfless soldier, willing to commit himself so fully to a cause he believes in, for the greater good. Also really love the idea of a character who is very, very, powerful but unable (not unwilling) to use the power for one reason or another. Also glowy eye(s). Aoshi Shinomori A Guildmate always says Ryv reminds her of Kenshin, but in my mind he's always been more Aoshi than Battousai. Elite-level tactician as well as combat specialist, he uses two shorter blades (eventually) instead of one longer one, like Ryv. Have always really liked his fighting style, as well. Honourable Mentions Cyclops - I really like the evolution of the character in the later comics, how despite being far from the most powerful, he is very influential and commands respect and takes it upon himself to make the tough choices so others won't have to. Aragorn - Cool Ranger. Of course. Vaelin Al Sorna - Main character from the Raven's Shadow trilogy, he is basically Aragorn with super senses. Also the reason my DK is named Vaelin. Strider Hiryu/Mikasa Ackerman - Two different characters, both are super agile, deadly with swords, and have long flowy red scarves... Daredevil - ObviouslyRyvoan17 1d
1d Roleplaying a Dark Iron Dwarf? So yeah, I thought it might that roleplaying Dark Iron Dwarf might be a fun thing to do, so I created that guy on the left here, Balthazan. The plan is to have him be an Alliance-loyal (or at least Moira-and-her-son-loyal) Dark Iron. My question to you is, is this a good idea? Should I go ahead with it? And if the answer to that is yes, do you have any helpful information on Dark Iron RP? I should probably mention that I have yet to play through the mid-level revamped zones that at least used to have some Dark Iron activity (Badlands, Searing Gorge etc.) aswell as the high level (80+) Cataclysm zones, so I don't know much about the stuff that goes on there. If there's any major Dark Iron related stuff that's happening in those zones, please tell me (though please don't spoil to much :P). Thanks for any replies. :)Balthazan14 1d
1d Biography of a Scarlet wannabe (suggestions welcome) Hello there! Wrote a little bio for this character of mine, a Scarlet wannabe from Theramore currently living in exile in Ratchet. Wanna voice an opinion? =) ... * for more details, see here: 1d
1d Sharding tech could be used for RP! Hello, I made a forum post about this. I'll link it below and I'd love to hear your thoughts on this and maybe create discussion around it. It's basically about how an adventure zone "shard" could be implemented into the game now that they're adding specific shards for PvP and PvE with their own rules. Would love to hear your thoughts!Apharah1 1d
1d RP Lich/Banshee help!!! I have searched far and wide, at at this point, the answer is still unclear. Wow- Can Warlocks or Liches, hide their souls inside a living being? I know they get a soul jar/soul stone but could their soul be trapped inside... A Cockroach? For example. OR! Can someone else Trap a soul inside a living being? Failing that can a bansee's soul get trapped inside a living being? I have an RP character that claims she can talk to a Cockroach and want to eventually reveal that it is infact talking to her. Freeing the spirit inside it or whatever.. Any and all answers would be amazing!Kegbreeze0 1d
2d Blood elves in the Scarlet Crusade We know that the Scarlets at least used to have Helfs in their ranks. We also know that until the Sunwell was restored, the main difference between Helfs and Belfs (apart from the differences) was that the former used to meditate to resist their thirst for magic, while the later fed on arcane or fel sources. Apart from that, we know that there have been priests of the light among the Belfs the entire time, and some kind of organized Church of Light of their own that are counted among the 'Heretics of the Holy Light', though sadly there is not much info on it available. Now, there are plenty of arcanists among the Scarlets - and draining Arcane powers isn't generally considered a 'sinful' act in the same way as consorting with the fel is. So - were I'm getting is this: how about Belf Scarlets? Doesn't seem much of a stretch. And more than actual Scarlets - there could and should be sympathizers with Scarlet ideology in Quel'Thalas during the similar situation they've been in - as shown by the priest who gets mind controlled in the Bazaar. Even though they may not be able to express it openly. Any thoughts on the concept? =)Yezebela15 2d
2d what is light and how does it work? At argus we seen light been used diff then ever before like arcane and fel so what is it excatly now? what are you capable of ?Rahthemar2 2d
2d Cross realm zones for PVP on RP servers in BFA I was just watching the developer Q & A with Ion Hazzikostas, and he talked about how the plan is to balance faction imbalances with the new PVP CRZ systems. However, due to the nature of RP servers and the desire to maintain communities, this won't be available on RP servers. So, I'm wondering, is it not worth it on RP servers, for when you opt into PVP version, to still have the CRZ system activated with other RP realms, with the intention of maintaining faction balance? Or at the very least having an option for this. I'm on a realm which is overwhelmingly Alliance, and personally, the idea of faction balanced PVP has me really excited.Garkosh0 2d
2d an expansion with RP elements within it greets to all, i was thinking the warcraft lore community has been growing in the last few years, so why not add some RP elements within the next expansion. this is my idea and how it can be added. legion have stepped up the archaeology, so why not take it to the next level by making each race research its own history for cosmetic items and unlocking new class fixtures within each race here are a few example trolls: unlocking more voodoo masks, troll glaives/weapons/armor sets, and end reward unlocking raventusk green skin for trolls human/dwarf/gnomes: each of them can take different path but the main idea is unlocking their titanic history with each race having its unique humans kul'tiras sailor armor, dwarves wildhammer/dark iron orcs: unlocking clan bases armor with weapons, and end reward brown/grey skin nightelves/bloodelves: highbourne/ancient druidic armor and weapons, such has spellbreaker/bloodmage for bloodelves. these are some possible ideas and they should be race base restricted not class, and i would like to hear the community's thoughts and ideas in the comments bellow. have a pleasant eveningRokaro11 2d
2d What would your character say to you? I often wonder how my characters would react to their player. Be it aggressively or in a friendly manner. My horde characters would definitely be mostly aggressive toward the idea, probably in disbelief, even if slapped in the face with evidence. But my alliance characters would mostly be accepting, except a few! The idea for this came from the movie "Last Action Hero" Where Arnold Schwarzenegger is playing a character who eventually goes into the real world, and learns his whole life was just made up for amusement, and all the horrible things that happened to him were all just a movie. From an OOC stand point, I'd reckon my Raemia would ask me to stop race changing her. She's been a Gnome, Pandaren, Human, Troll and an orc. "No mon, Ah want ta stay one race, change ma hair oah sumtin!" IC however, she'd probably be both insulted and annoyed to learn that she was created by not only a human, but a lazy human! "Ack! A human, dis gonna be a tough one ta explain, nobody need find out!" Possibly shoot me, Raemia doesn't like humans much. "An where's ma Crocolisk?!" I had a Crocolisk as my first pet, But the old model looks really bad compared to the new one. I still have him, but in stable forever more. So, how would your character react to you, OOC and IC, how you've treated them over the years, all the character flaws you've written for them as well!Raemia58 2d
3d Has the roleplaying community moved to Argent Dawn? *A looming silence held the once sprawling vale in a stranglehold. The lone troll stood wondering, picking uneasily at the dried blood on his axe while chewing on a pair of dwarf fingers...* Lately I've come back from a 6 year long break from the game and I found that my heart-guild Second Gurubashi Empire - and seemingly all other RP-guilds - have vanished from Defias Brotherhood. I've been looking at posts here, and it looks like people are still doing active roleplaying on Argent Dawn. Is this correct? I've always had a thing for troll rp - I mean how could [Big Voodoo Mask] [Jin'Do's Judgement] and Stranglethorn Vale -not- produce great RP?! What say you the good people of the roleplaying community?Kethxah17 3d
5d Rate the appearance of the character above you #9 Old one reached its limit. @ Draenön very fitting for draenei pally 10/10Ðeáth56 5d
5d Roleplaying for insanity? I was wondering if anyone likes to roleplay or hang around in Stormwind or Goldshire just to see some insane people and just lol a lot. I do this a lot when I'm bored and it's great! I love messing around with people, especially ERP'ers and very serious roleplayers who will never be OOC even in the most weird and insane circumstances. I can't be the only one right? Is there anyone else? Never change RP servers, never change....Bohmouwze4 5d
5d Rate the name of the person above you! #7 Character limits, yo. Since I made the last post in the old thread I'll make the new one. Saramisya TruestrikeSaramisya421 5d
6d [A/H/N] (Rp) The Grand Campaign Map (12.11.2017) Hello, all roleplayers and those interested in roleplaying. I have now thought to add all roleplaying orders into a "grand campaign" map. I did put earlier only rp-pvp orders from other server, but thought to expand and put there what there is in ic on the different rp servers, for possible cross-realm activities. The map so far (work in progress clearly, updated on 12.11.2017): (prefer downloading the original, since the map is very high resolution) So in short I'd like to add every roleplaying guild info into the map with their description. Either I'll ask the answers for some info, wait for a reply to this thread, or pick those up from rp guild list/recruitment threads. However I prefer that guilds provide their info on this, but will see how many will. So for rp guilds I'd ask these in particular: Order name - This means the guild name in game, so people can ask from the right direction. Server - Game server the guild is on. Rp or Rp-PvP? Either rp or rp-pvp. Faction - Alliance/Horde/Neutral (Name of the specific affiliation of the neutral order) Race - The race(s) which the characters of the order consist of or accepts, when there are members accepted from specific race(s), in other case "all Alliance/all Horde" is enough. Primary location - The main base/settlement the order uses, if it's within a capital city the name of the capital city is fine. Secondary location - The secondary base/settlement the order uses, if it's within a capital city the name of the capital city is fine. Any other settlement/location the order uses in a continual manner - If there is regular use of a settlement/location, put those here, if numerous separate simply with comma. In character purpose - The in character purpose of the order Where the loyalty of the order is - Where the order takes its orders from mainly. Any other information on the order - What more one wants to say Short Description - Part from recruitment post for example. The following isn't concerning orders in particular, but can ofc: This much said, I have another set of questions, which concerns specially in character important locations. So if you happen to know a location that has changed ic and that is still active, please mention a location with what has changed, also some short explanation what the change ic is due from. In character environmental changes: Flooded locations Plagued locations Wall Broken bridge Tunnel The valuable resources, if you know a place with such, please mention, and also the owner of it: In character valuable resources: Gold Weapons/Armor Stockpile Ore/Metals Supply Storage The important locations in character, with following meaning, add short description: Important in character event locations: Battle site - date if possible Sacred Location Foul Location This is work in progress, more ideas welcome what to add, so I'll add them.Reyxor1 6d
6d General RP SPOILER Chat BfA edition #1 As we've had during past spoiler-heavy discussions, here's a seperate thread so people can discuss spoilers for the next expansion without alienating anyone wanting to avoid them in our normal General RP Chat threads. Deliberately not posting spoilers in this first post so that there's no risk of hovering over the thread and seeing unwanted spoilers.Tyrinne351 6d
6d Communities in BfA Will RP communities become a thing in BfA? I've always wanted to join an RP guild while still being in my current one for raids. It could work perfectly since communities get their own calendars and chats. What do you guys think?Brewxor2 6d
6d Would you date the person above you? #39 ... well, there have been a lot of anthropomorphic types in the threads lately, and I'm going to use any excuse to make Motörhead refrences!Cathríon500 6d
6d New Roleplaying Server I would like to present all Roleplayers three very interesting theoretical questions: .........(Questions within the bounds and limitations that World of Warcraft currently/Next X-pack allows). Thank you for your time, if you choose to answer.Skarain15 6d
13 Nov Best Horde Server for a new Tauren Shaman! Hi all, I've recently returned to WoW for the first time properly since 4.1 (was this the patch with the troll dungeons?). I was wondering which server has the most thriving Horde side RP? Generally I've always played Alliance on Argent Dawn for my RP but thought if I buy Legion I should perhaps use my 100 boost on a Horde character - currently thinking Tauren Shaman in the way of race and class if this helps with any suggestions?Torrentstorm3 13 Nov
13 Nov [AD, H/A, LFRP] Former Contacts of a Blood Elf This character has a history that I've been playing on and off since the Burning Crusade, both on the server itself as well as off the server through PS and tabletop. To reflect that he has a wide net of contacts, of allies and enemies, I'd like to see if I can find players who would be interested in being contacts for me. I am looking for; VETERANS OF THE SECOND WAR Races: Blood elf, human, gnome, dwarf, orc, undead. Sellanor was one of the dispatched units to fend off the orcs from Quel'thalas, aid in the siege of Lordaeron. He and brothers at arms slew an ogre mage and claimed it's skull as a trophy. He lost several fingers in this battle to an orc of some description. VETERANS OF THE THIRD WAR Races: Night elf, blood elf Sellanor was one of the veterans who accompanied Kael'thas in the aftermath of the Third War when the night elves and blood elves encountered each other. During one of the battles, Sellanor broke his wrist. Even after he was treated, in combination with all of the scars and injuries that he had sustained over his life, he was deemed unfit to continue. After a farewell of his comrades, he was transported to the wounded and sick back in Silvermoon. TRADE & DECEIT Nations: Stromgarde, Argent Dawn, Hinterlands, Unnamed Goblin Port Sellanor took a deskjob after Silvermoon was rebuilt overnight. He'd ask for the hospitality of various human towns as a representative of Silvermoon and to bring them news from the north. After getting a number of Argent Dawn members to accept grey market trade and the signature of an alderwoman for save passage, he was accepted in Stromgarde to be on hand for any diplomatic exchanges that might be prompted in future. There, he tried to convince a population of high elves to trade with a goblin port. He eventually got kicked out of Stromgarde for suspicions of trying to seduce high elves into accepting fel magic. THE SHATTERED SUN OFFENSIVE Anyone; Particularly Draenei. When the city was attacked and Quel'danas was invaded, Sellanor joined the ranks of the Shattered Sun belatedly as a volunteer. He didn't end up getting much done where it came to fighting, but he smoothened communication and arranged for supplies to be delivered. He gained a respect and gratitude for the Draenei there. IN THE SHADOW OF THE SUN Nations: Theramore, Northrend Races: Blood elves, Undead, Humans After the Shattered Sun Offensive and after Sellanor caught wind that blood elves would be press-ganged in a war against Northrend, he went to Theramore. His hope was that for every high elf that he could convince to serve for Silvermoon's sake, a blood elf would not have to be conscripted back home. Sellanor remained stationed in Northrend with this batallion of mixed blood elves and high elves to fulfill the promise of Silvermoon until they had made a path into Crystalsong Forest, after which Sellanor returned home. PERSONALITY TRAITS: If anyone wants, we can discuss how our characters met, how they will react to him having become a blood elf and whether they are on any good terms today. I'm perfectly fine with having enemies, so don't shy away from that either. After the Third War, Sellanor could strike people as somewhat severe and uncompromising. He had spies, but nobody really knew what he wanted and he often refused information from the horse's mouth, to make sure that he could not be misconstrued as taking advantage of his position (which he almost always did, mind you). He treated the naive with especially harsh truths, explaining that he was a member of an enemy nation. If you weren't a high elf, he wasn't there to make friends. He'd rather that you be suspicious of him than to recklessly volunteer state secrets. The suspicious he knew what to do with at least. Most wouldn't know it, but Sellanor developed a megalomaniac streak that scared even himself. Some would know that sometimes he'd use his network for less than benign ends. Friends have found themselves in Sellanor's debt when they were targeted for assassination by Sellanor's political opponents, but saved at the last minute by Sellanor's own men. Maybe a little too convenient at times. Before the Third War and with the Shattered Sun Offensive, Sellanor was eager to take the fall and accept insult. He came across as carefree and easy-going, but willing to take an arrow for his brothers at arms. Which he did. Often. Sellanor had a tendency to jump in front of sharp or hot things to protect an ally. Back then, he was more of an average soldier. One thing is for certain; Sellanor will never play any tricks on patriots and soldiers in the fight against evil.Sellanor5 13 Nov
13 Nov Fact Check of new RP character history Below is my Pandaren Mage's MRP. I like to consider myself competent on lore and such but a little proofreading never hurts. If people could please read the below History I would be happy to hear feedback and criticism considering plausibility of this Pandaren's journey up until his initiation at the Shang xi training grounds. I know I may have got carried away but I love writing :) If you feel it needs shortened please do so for me, I've reread it and honestly don't see a single bit that doesn't need to be told Born on the Wandering Isle, Teng has always had a lust for knowledge. Naturally he found himself working as a scroll keeper when he was old enough and during his duties he would often forget his work and be found some hours later nose deep in some lore that took his interest. Though a hard worker, 'his mind wanders more than Shen-zin Su,' became a common description of him and it was with some delight that he was given the task of collecting knowledge from the local Pandaren of the Great Turtle. Not out of spite or hatred but simply because the young Pandaren loved to wander. Though this oppertunity granted him his desire to explore and wander, and he did genuinly value each tome, scroll and wayward note he recieved, there was only so many times he could collect the next best stew recipie from a local farmers wife and it wasn't too long before he desired a little more. He would spot Vermin harrassing farmers, stealing food and sometimes even attacking them outright when the simple Pandaren tried to fight back. He scowled angrily as he watched one women be kicked back with such force that her arm broke on impact. But he could do nothing save for aid the wounded farmer as the rat made off with his ill-gotten bounty. He was no fighter, though he had plans to amend that. He returned to the library that same day and wondered into a forbidden section. Knowledge should be shared but he knew in his heart that some knowledge was dangerous...dangerous enough to kill if used improperly. As he sifted through the darkened bookshelves of the library's forbidden tomes using a sheltered flame, he found what he was looking for. The cover of the book was red and as he ran a hand down the spine he noted a rough patch that had been burned black. His resolve wavered for a second...this was a tome on Fire Magic, something no librarian, decent or not, would entertain learning for fear of destroying the very things he loved and protected. His mind swam with the images of the Vermin however, how they brazenly and violently took what they wanted from good, hard-working Pandaren who selflessly fed the entire isle. He gripped the tome hard and steadied his resolve once more. His mind was made up, he would forsake all other tomes, scrolls and such as he taught himself to use this magic. It had to be fire magic, he hadn't the patience to master the Arcane nor the cold temperment to work with Frost. Fire was a carefree force that followed the wind...much like he was. For the better part of six months he tried and failed to produce even a flicker at his fingertips. His peers at the library had wondered why he didn't come to work but he had made it clear he was working on something to make the Isle a better place to live and, Pandaren never being a people to deny one's passion, let him be. A year passed and he made very little progress. The people had gotten wind of his experiments some time ago and so he decided to move to the Forbidden Jungle where he could practice safely away from his village. His former peers had long since stopped expecting him to come back but he was unsure if he wanted too. He had finally managed to conjure fire but the heat always scared him and though the tome was helpful, scorch marks had ruined too much of it and he found himself relying on guesswork to fill in the blanks. Another year passed and the heat no longer scared him. With pride, he threw a fireball at the stone target dummy he had piled together. The projectile was straight, and on target. He smiled in satisfaction and clenched his fist. He was ready... After spending the last two years living in the jungle, he finally started to walk home. The land had not changed, it was still the bright and vibrant Isle he grew up on. His facial hair had grown and he took to braiding it, he rather liked it this way so when his hair became unruly he braided that too. Upon returning to his home he found it had been given to another family. Perhaps they had thought him dead? He did not mind, they looked happy and their cubs seemed to enjoy his old garden though he noted how thin they looked, though they smiled and played he wondered if they were eating enough. No one gave him two glances as he walked through his home village. It was strange, though the land was still the same, the people and faces had changed. Just two short years had gone by but he felt like a stranger. People looked thin and their faces were lined with despair. It wasn't until he arrived at the farms that he remembered his reasons for his self imposed exile and the reason why everyone looked so down. He lowered his hood as he saw what the Vermin had done when left unchecked. Huge burrows had been opened across the once beautiful farm land and from them poured more and more Vermin! He growled, his temper much more fiery than it was two years ago. He summoned fire in his hands and lobbed at the nearest rodent carrying stolen food. From there he lost himself. He slew Vermin after Vermin, not bothering to even look them in the eyes as he did. The smell of burning flesh and high pitched screeches stopped bothering him quite quickly. He did notice the farmers rallying around him however. These once peaceful people had been pushed too the brink and now they grabbed their tools and began to use them as weapons. Pandaren rarely found pleasure in such slaughter but he was happy for the chance to use his new power so freely. It was intoxicating! Eventually the Vermin fell back to their hovels. They didn't show their face for weeks after their fighters were massacred by farmers and one novice mage. The tunnels were collapsed and the harvest was replanted, it would be a tough winter but next year would bring the best harvest in nearly three years. Sure the odd tunnel would eventually pop up but the farmers weren't going to live and let live anymore, not when children starved because of the Vermins greed. These new tunnels would be quickly dealt with. The village elders welcomed him back with gratitude and for a while he was happily hailed as a local hero and while he was glad to have aided his people, he found himself just wanting to be at home and reading, now that his task was done. Unfortunately destiny had other plans. Master Shang-Xi visited him before he could even ask about residence and offered to have him tutored in the correct and proper use of his abilities. Teng looked at the old Pandaren and then back at the Elders who gave him approving nods. "I accept," he said with a bow, "It would be my honour."Eocaan3 13 Nov
13 Nov 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.Zen175 13 Nov
13 Nov Choose a theme for the above poster. Cathrion was suggesting themes for my Shaman, I'd still stick to Manowar. but it gave me an idea for another forum thing that I can waste several hours of each day checking for updates upon. Pick a Musical theme that -YOU- think suits the above poster. Music is a good way to enrich our minds, even bad music. So let's share bands eh? Edit: I generally enjoy sharing heavy metal with people, hopefully people will enjoy it, if you don't want to listen, totally up to you. Edit: Finntroll is always a good answer!Grikkha394 13 Nov
12 Nov Is this a stupid idea for an RP character? [X-Post on Argent Dawn] So I had an idea for a character, but I wasn't sure if it was a good, interesting idea or an utterly terrible one and I wanted some advice... The idea being an Illidari Pirate. My idea essentially being that a blood elf pirate, with all the outlaw-styled trappings, finds his way to Outland (probably to escape debtors), is captured by demons, tortured, and eventually liberated by the illidari. When they give him the opportunity to 'get back' at said demons, he is well up for it - but as dashing rogues are often prone to do, he let his heart get in front of his head, and didn't really think through the full implications of what he was signing up for. That said he made it through the trials owing to his good luck and fine skill with a blade. In the modern day, the era of the Legion, he would essentially be Jack Sparrow, if Jack Sparrow had wings, a felhound shouting 'eat magic, murder !@#$%es' in his head, and a contractual obligation he would rather get out of to risk his life fighting the Legion on Argus. I think it could be fun, and try to break away from the cookie-cutter "I HAVE SACRIFICED EVERYTHING" demon hunter mold, while still sticking to the lore and backstory as presented. A more swashbuckling, riding-by-the-seat-of-his-pants take on fel-infused adventures. So- what do you think, RP community? Is this a terrible idea or a good one? (Yo ho, me demons~)Yohomedemons4 12 Nov
12 Nov Lightforged Draenei Shadow Priest So according to news from blizzcon the lightforged can be shadow priests. How would that work? In the Q&A panel they said void elf paladins are not a thing for obvious reasons so whats with the lightforged shadow priests?Amplîtude7 12 Nov
12 Nov What meal would you cook for the above poster? The chef is ill, and you're the first person they grab! You look out to the first person at the table, no time to see what they've ordered! Just cook them whatever... or poison them? Are you so craven and cruel?! Or maybe you will look at them and guess what kind of meal they like? Whatever you're making, you better hurry, they look hungry! I like making forum games, testing the water, maybe they will catch on, maybe not, no harm in finding out right? After spending a few hours bored waiting in the hospital, I came up with some ideas! Ling sits down at a table, only to see the waiter has run off "Err, hello? How do I order?" She sees someone being dragged into the kitchen, she decided to wait, and see what happens.Lingqiao42 12 Nov
12 Nov Shamans on Argus? Mostly speculation here, Draenor was hard for Thrall, but other than that we don't get any word from Blizzard as to whether or not shamans notice anything on a new planet. The IC post aside, with the snarky draenei disagreeing with an orc. You're a Draenei, you are supposed to disagree with an orc. That's encouraged... But it made me think, would the shamans be ok on Argus? The General online consensus seems to be that Shamans should be having a hard time on Argus. It really does make sense that they would be. The Krokul have shaman, so it's possible that they've coaxed the elements this long, but seems unlikely. I think it's more likely that they are dark shaman. Wasn't just Garrosh who had them, the Taunka act as Dark Shaman too! OOC gameplay is irrelevant. Garrosh had Dark Shaman make things very difficult for Thrall (Or maybe Thrall is bad now.) But Shaman were quite powerful during the SoO times. I mained a Shaman and a hunter in that time, Lot's of mail for me. I think for the player character, the whole artifact quest line with all the elemental lords joining in your quest could explain the use of shamanism on Argus. They may have lent you their power in some form or another. I've been reading whatever I can find but it's mostly reddit posts and WoW forum posts. Someone posted "Maybe the army of light kept the elemental lords safe?" Course looking at Mac'aree. Then looking at Outland, where the whole planet was shattered but the elements were still reigning proud. (Raining proud?... bad pun.) Maybe miss snarky Draenei is right, and the elements are ok.. it just seems extremely unlikely to me. I don't know, I'm mostly speculating here, does anyone have any thoughts? My depression is making me over think things and ramble and I'm using this to distract me. Any distraction from Depression is a good distraction. Ximothy's post is interesting. Also, I should probably have asked this on the story boards. But my last experience of that dreadful place was there were people there looking to argue, and not caring what they were arguing about, whether or not they agreed with it or not. Just seeking to troll and fight. Avoiding it forever more.Kurghan3 12 Nov
11 Nov [H] Newblood Initiative - A Guild for Beginner RPers Hello reader! I am bad at making posts, so bear with me in this. To start off, I want to thank everyone that showed up on the first gathering despite Blizzcon's opening ceremony and WoW panel clashing with it, not to mention the interview thing with Mike Morhaime ^^ I was very happy to see there was some initiative and interest for this. Now on to the main point! The Newblood Initiative is a freshly made guild on the Moonglade/Sha'tar/Steamwheedle merged servers, with a main focus on casual Roleplaying for inexperienced players that want to try out roleplaying, while also learning about the lore and the basics needed to properly roleplay, experienced roleplayers wanting something more casual and less hardcore than most RP guilds out there offer, and just plain social RP for everyone. It will sort of work for as a hub for Roleplayers to meet and find things to do together, taking inspiration from groups that are usually NPC-based in MMOs like WoW. The main point of the guild will be to let players, new to roleplaying, get some experience with roleplaying, and also bring in veterans that want to roleplay in a more open enviroment that doesn't require their character to have trained with weapons or studied magic for 20+ years. The guild was, of sorts, made to mend the gaping wound that is roleplaying outside guilds on the servers. I know this sounds rather contradictory, seeing as this is a RP guild as well, but I will NOT have it as a requirement to be an actual member of the guild to do activities with us. Whether they are in other guilds or in no guild at all, all characters are welcome to join us for events, social RP or whatever else we happen to be doing. What will we be doing? Very good question. So far, a few ideas have been rummaging around my head. Quests/JobsEvery hero needs to start somewhere. By doing small jobs for the locals, they can gain the reputation they need to eventually become renowned Heroes. These are short events allowing small groups of 2-5 try RPing together, led by a Guide. TravelingWhile the Newblood main "office" will be located in Orgrimmar, events will be hosted in other locations as well, ranging from other major cities like Silvermoon and the Undercity, to smaller settlements in the Stonetalon, Lordaeon or Stranglethorn. Maybe we'll even take some trips up north eventually. Social GatheringsEven heroes need rest! Occasionally there might not be jobs to do. Or maybe there are just not enough people to do the jobs. In these situations, we'll stay around Orgrimmar (base of operations yet to be specificed) and chat with eachother. General social RP. Probably the best moments to make other people find us as well ^^ If this guild or the idea of getting some help with starting to Roleplay, feel free to send me a message in-game, be it by whisper or in-game mail, or leave a reply in this post. I'll answer any questions when I get the chance to ^^ Ranks! Like any other structured Guild, the Newblood Initiative have several ranks which it's members are sorted into. The FounderAs obvious as it sounds, this rank belongs to the Founder of the Newblood Initiative. OverseerOverseers are the Founder's representatives in the Initiative. They are in charge of recruitment, training and otherwise keeping order. They are also in charge of major guild events. To have this rank requires loyalty, respect and having the trust of the Founder. Guides and Guides-in-TrainingGuides are the storytellers of the Guild. They are in charge of leading groups during Job events, as well as creating and managing some major guild events. Guides-in-Training have many of the same responsibilities, but are given more room to improve their storytelling through minor events. FledgelingsThis is the lowest rank of the Initiative, and is given to those joining the group. They will stay at this rank for some time, as they gain reputation and do tasks to improve their skills. AdventurersHaving worked hard and gone through hours upon hours of training in their craft, Fledlings may be given the rank of Adventurer, showing that they have the right mindset and are on the way to becoming part of a new generation of Heroes! Heroes and VeteransFurther proving themselves in service to the Horde, Adventurers may be given the rank of Hero. From here on, the Initiative have no more to teach them, and the world is free to their taking. Further improving on the rank of Hero, are the Veterans. These are people that have proven themselves capable heroes time and time again, through skirmishes on the battlefield, aiding civilians in need, and providing support to Horde forces in other ways.Rhuan5 11 Nov