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3-10-2008 @ 1:35AM
While I wholeheartedly agree with evils of Mary Sue, I disagree that the characters we play in WoW are "faces in a crowd". We are the ones who expose Onyxia's plot, and return to Stormwind with her head. We are the ones who venture into Ahn'Qiraj to stop the return of C'thun. We are even the ones who dig through poo for the sake of some..er..rare beans. We are the ones the legends are written about. Arthas, Illidian, Kael, they exist to support -our- story, not the other way around. You are the star of your own adventure.Unfortunately I see a lot of roleplayers who forget that they are, in essence, telling their own story about their heroes. That means you and your friends. You are living your stories, making your name legend as you become exalted with various groups and assault the bastions of the Burning Crusade. Yeah, other people are doing so too, and sure you raid Karazhan every week, but those are not story elements any more than packing three sets of gear and several thousand gold on you should stop you from /dancing.Mary Sues are over-the-top, sons of every major character, half-dragon, half-demon wannabes and are extremely annoying. But being the star of your own story and feeling the world of Warcraft revolves around you is not being a Mary Sue. That's going with how the story has been written. Be heroes, not window dressing.
3-10-2008 @ 2:03AM
I dunno. I don't mind anonymity. I don't wanna be Jaina Proudmoore, I want to be one of the faceless Kul Tiras footmen that made it through Hyjal. No fame, no glory, but a place in the world. Maybe that's just me.My characters are never the big heroes. My warlock been to Stratholme, but he won't lay claim to slaying Baron Rivendare. My draenei serves the Aldor, he's exalted with them, but he's just a servant of the Light. The extent of my heroism is saving my guild leader from where he was held in the Undercity, and that suits me just fine. Killing the Betrayer or hanging Nefarian's head from the arches doesn't mean squat to me compared to walking into a player-run tavern and having your reputation precede you because of what you've done in the roleplaying community. It might not affect the world at large, but it feels better to me.
3-10-2008 @ 5:33AM
The beauty is that it can be both. You're free to downplay accomplishments or play them up to match your concept; my undead warrior is most proud of joining G.E.E.K., and talks endlessly about engineering related quests. And he's very anti-warlock, and will (quietly and only to those he trusts) talk at length about his work as an undercover operative for Thrall. But he's otherwise quite modest.
9-27-2009 @ 9:50PM
No, were actually Faces in a Crowd, just that we are the Mercenary Faces,,we can Venture to AQ to stop Cthun in the same way a Marine gets his arse bursted venturing in Iraq, i mean, did Varian told u once ''U saved the day, take this cookie!'' NO. he says ''come back tommorow and L2P u newbs''.
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