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How to write a roleplaying description that pops {WoW}

Jan 28th 2012 2:57PM What always annoys me about characters describing their unblemished beauty is the sense of redundancy I get from it. I don't need your character description to remind me of how beautiful you are--it's kind of assumed for most roleplayers I meet. Especially las chicas--how much WoW fanart have you seen of old hags or muscly she-men? Long, flowery descriptions of a character's beauty just distract me from a real physical description.

Of course, there are times when it makes sense to dwell overlong on these sort of things. If you're playing some kind of courtesan or sensuous character, or need to describe a trait associated with beauty that your particular race is not known for, then it's necessary to the character's appearance to communicate such things. But for most characters, such writings come off as little more than a love letter to your own character, and instills the wrong ideas about what your toon is about.

Blue Posts and Other WoW News: Characters being dark in the armory means nothing {WoW}

Jan 20th 2012 2:50AM He did answer the question. He said they weren't going to because they'd rather spend those resources on the new content. Are you asking him to explain why the new content is better than remodeling? Why he thinks new content is better than remodeled content?

Blue Posts and Other WoW News: Characters being dark in the armory means nothing {WoW}

Jan 20th 2012 1:56AM How do you want him to phrase that answer so it doesn't sound like a cop out? Other than than, "Yes" ? I mean, "we don't have the resources to do this on top of what we already want to do, but we still have it on our arms-length priority list" doesn't sound like a cheap excuse to me. They aren't saying "magical technical hassle," or even the old "players might not like the changes so we are waiting." They'd just rather make new content for now.

The Queue: Dwarves, the answer to everything {WoW}

Jan 17th 2012 6:40PM I don't think adding high elves to the Alliance would cause a severe population imbalance. Most of the people playing blood elves wanted to play Horde before, but couldn't get over the appearance of the Horde races. The Alliance already has one or two "pretty" races; I can't see high elves suddenly causing people to sweep back into the capitol of Stormwind.

The Queue: Dwarves, the answer to everything {WoW}

Jan 17th 2012 6:35PM Except that the Dragonmaw are now members of the Horde, and the conflict between the Dragonmaw and the Wildhammer was one of the big stories this expansion. And even if the Dragonmaw (and the Revantusk) weren't involved, the Wildhammer aren't exactly the kind to forgive and let live. They're probably one of the most xenophobic, conservative races in the Alliance right now.

WoW Moviewatch: The Secret of the Crystal Eyes {WoW}

Dec 15th 2011 12:32PM UGH.

Man, I'm sure you are correct about the technical accomplishments of this film, but the storyline is so corny and cliched, and the characters so two-dimensional, that I'm starting to writhe in my seat just watching this.

Watch Cataclysm's ending cinematic {WoW}

Dec 1st 2011 7:57AM Three words, Sergel.

Merchandizing, merchandizing, merchandizing!

Today in Pandaria: Monday, Oct. 24, 2011 {WoW}

Oct 25th 2011 12:10AM Nobody is attached to Jaina? The WoW internet flipped and landed on its head when we found out that she wasn't dating Thrall, and that was never more than implications and rumors to begin with. Jainas become one of those "sweethearts of Warcraft"--I'm not opposed to something terrible befalling her myself, but you can bet your boots there would be a huge community outcry if she were to die or suffer a surprise change of character.

New character models are in the works {WoW}

Oct 23rd 2011 1:46AM You say this is a weird concept, but Blizzard has tried to perform minor edits to character models before, with very vocal and angry results, so it's a valid possibility for the devs to consider.

Breakfast Topic: Did changing factions change how you play? {WoW}

Aug 19th 2011 11:57AM It's been my long experience that, for the most part, Horde and Alliance are the same.

Most of them even hate the same faction for some reason.