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6-13-2010 @ 11:22AM
I'm new to WoW (the game and this site), and I find it fascinating how you've incorporated cultural traditions and rituals into the virtual environment. I am not being facetious when I ask this but do you find that your online identity is something seperate from your own or do you consider it an extension? My question is how differently do you behave online than you do off?
6-13-2010 @ 9:23AM
That's an interesting question for sure. When I raid or PvP, or do anything that interacts with other players, I'm pretty much completely the same person as I am in real life. But when it's just me, playing the game by myself and doing things by myself, my character takes on a life of her own which is an extension of me but not necessarily the same person as me. I have all sorts of outfits, habits, favorite places I go. I have names for my mounts and pets, and dialogues that I'll conduct in /say even if everyone around me is thinking "WTF." I even have theme music and a costume for when I fly around in my Mimiron's head, and I'll go looking for lowbies to buff and help out if they're in trouble. It feels like such a super hero mount, you know?I did used to play on an RP server before I raided so there is a bit of comfort I've developed to express my character in the game, even if it's just by myself. I am very sentimental about my characters and I have two priests because I wanted to join an Alliance guild but didn't have the heart to faction transfer my blood elf priest to another race. It just didn't seem right. =)I take a lot of screenshots that kind of... document the life of my character. I made a video out of it last year too. I'll do another one later this year. I'll have to upload it and post it on discopriest.com (my personal blog) so people can see it.
6-13-2010 @ 10:37AM
http://www.discopriest.com/2010/06/my-world-of-warcraft.htmlHere it is. I can't believe I'm showing this to you guys /facepalm
6-13-2010 @ 11:04AM
Dawn, your embarrassment is our entertainment! :oNo but seriously, that was a cool video, thanks for sharing. I definitely get nostalgic when I look back through my screenshots of WoW (and previous MMO's) and remember friends I've made and experiences I've had.
6-13-2010 @ 12:54PM
Thanks for sharing and answering the questions. As someone who is relatively new to WoW I find it interesting to watch how people interact and behave in the WoW world. It's interesting to just toon watch sometimes. Cheers.
6-13-2010 @ 11:23AM
Dawn, what's the tune you used in that video called?
6-13-2010 @ 12:00PM
@DawnThe whole /say thing, totally on board with you, there. I never played on an RP server, but I'm familiar with RP, and I like how you can let yourself get immersed in the game sometimes.I was going to make a list of moments I have RPed on my normal server, but I realized that list might be kind of long. So thank you for the blog idea, I'm off to write that now!/bow/salute
6-13-2010 @ 12:41PM
@jimbob I wish I knew, but the song came to me through an hour long mix that a DJ friend sent me. When I showed him the video last year and said "hey, what song was this?" he said "lol, I can't remember." Hopefully someone will recognize it one day and I can hear the whole piece.
6-13-2010 @ 1:13PM
According to Shazam, the song is "Sunrise" by Boom Jinx and Oliver Smith. I would die without this app.
6-13-2010 @ 1:33PM
Yeeeessss you rock! I knew someone had to have one of those apps. I had one on my phone for a while but when I upgraded I lost it. You could hold you phone up to the speaker of a radio or anything and it would run a clip from any part of the song through a database and tell you in a second exactly what it was. It even worked for obscure foreign music. Thanks =DHere is a link to the song on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RGk7g7TbZgI'm gonna go see if I can buy it on itunes too. ^_^
6-13-2010 @ 1:54PM
@ dawn Thank you so much for sharing this video with us! It's wonderful to know that I'm not the only player who is meticulously nostalgic and way too attached to my character... even if he is a stinky warlock on a PvE server.
6-13-2010 @ 2:39PM
@dawn, excellent choice of tune, and yeah it sucks when you get a mix and there's a particular tune you like and haven't a scooby what it's called!@Super Marxio /facepalm I know about shazam but keep forgetting to use it! Thanks for doing it for me!
6-13-2010 @ 2:44PM
PS. Meant to say, discopriest? Wise choice of name! :D
6-13-2010 @ 7:22PM
It was fascinating to see what looks like stop motion. I take pictures like that in real life now that I have a digital camera, take a billion, easy to delete the ones that don't work rather than miss the perfect one.
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