Oct 27th 2007 11:45AM Now I don't claim to be an expert on this topic and I haven't been around WoW as long as most people... but it seems to me that a lot of times you do have to go looking for RP, but once you find it the community is pretty expansive. On my particular server anyway, there are a lot of guilds that organize roleplaying events, encourage new roleplayers by roleplaying in starting areas, and have active, talkative chat channels dedicated to the RP community.
But if you go in expecting everybody to be in character 24/7, you probably won't get that. (Though I certainly know of many guilds on my server that encourage that.) Even die-hard roleplayers like to level and quest and raid. But on Silver Hand anyway, if you look for the RP community and ask around a bit, you will find it, and it's pretty big. And no, I'm not talking about Goldshire. =P
And that's my two copper.
Oct 10th 2007 3:35PM At the risk of being called completely and utterly insane (which is understandable!)... hunter is really the only class I can stand playing for an extended period of time. I keep trying to play other classes, and I keep quitting after a while and rerolling as a hunter. People think I'm insane because hunters are all I play, but what can I say, I do what I enjoy =P
*hugs her million and five hunter toons*
Sep 26th 2007 10:28AM I'm a female who plays all female characters-- not exactly sure why, it just seems to be the natural thing to do. It allows me to "step into that character's shoes" more easily (since I am a geek and I do that whole roleplay thing).
My boyfriend is more willing to play both-- probably about half of his characters are male and half are female. But he's a far more "hardcore" roleplayer than I am so he's more willing to try different things than I am.
A lot of people assume I'm a guy because I play a night elf female as my main =P But to be honest I don't really blame them for thinking so... =P
Sep 19th 2007 11:05AM I like both Alliance and Horde about the same. What faction I play on a particular server depends largely on what faction my friends/guild are on. A lot of my friends are die-hard Horde or die-hard Alliance and I just never got it because I enjoy both storylines/quests/locations. *shrug*
I never got the whole racial hate ever, if you don't like a certain race then don't play it. But other people might like it so why bug them and detract from their enjoyment of the game?
Peoples' experiences of the different factions will be different depending on server, server type, guild, and individual players. For me, I have found that Horde seems to have more of an us vs. them, "Rawr I hate the Alliance" mentality while Alliance has more of an "I forgot the Horde even existed" mentality, but I don't in the slightest claim that it's that way for everybody because everyone's experience will be different.
Anyways just my two cents, yay for my second post on WoW Insider ever. xP
Aug 17th 2007 11:45AM I started playing WoW this past May, so I've been playing for... three months. I've got a main at level 43 and several level 20-ish alts (Cause I'm an altoholic.)
Anyways I've gotta say I haven't noticed much of a problem regarding not having people to play with or run instances with, and this is on one of the super-old servers too. Westfall, Duskwood, now up to Stranglethorn Vale and beyond-- there have always been plenty of people my level running around. Maybe there would have been more had I started a couple years ago instead of a couple months ago, but I don't know if that would have necessarily been some sort of big improvement.
I do realize that most lowbies are alts who know far more about the game than I do. And it's admittedly kind of weird when everybody starts talking about the game being stale and boring and I'm thinking "Okay, so I have about two years before things get stale and boring." In the meantime though, I'm having a blast with the game regardless. If there's less low-level people playing, well, I don't think it's effected my game experience, not negatively at least. =P