Mar 24th 2012 4:41PM Yes, two very true statements. Here's another:
3) YOU WILL NOT BE REWARDED AT ALL FOR PARTICIPATING. You won't get a special prize, or an achievement, not even a Feat of Strength for participating.
Mar 22nd 2012 3:07AM "And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers and sisters. And you will know I am the LIGHT when I lay my vengeance upon you!"
Mar 19th 2012 1:46PM Ramdom question (RP Related) - we've seen the model for the female Pandaren (uber cute, yay) - but was there any inclination as to their personality? I mean, do you think they'll be big drinking social creatures like their male kin, or will they be more inclined to act demure and submissive?
Mar 19th 2012 3:23AM So Silvershard Mine is a place where both Alliance and Horde must PUSH LITTLE CART?
Mar 14th 2012 7:34AM I'm more convinced that picture is actually the Pandaren starting zone, as I see walled off area and two walking NPCs that look like guards patrolling to the door. This looks like the tiny area for the first couple of levels, before moving onto the rest of the starting zone.
Mar 12th 2012 6:16AM At last, a fun looking female race, perhaps my Dwarfette will find good company in Alliance Pandaren, fellow lassies who like to eat big, drink bigger, and share a joke or two about how useless our husbands can be.
(Just kidding laddies, yer not totally useless. Sometimes.)
Mar 3rd 2012 7:41PM Waiter, take this back. I meant to order a slice of RP and a slice of PvE.
Still no custard.
Mar 3rd 2012 7:35PM I've been on both sides of the equation, I've been the RPer who Raids on the side, and the Raider who RPs on the side. I was an officer in a large RP guild, at the same time, a raider in one of the more successful 25 man groups on the server (hurrah for raiding communities!) Nowadays, I am in a guild of players who are mostly non-RPers, but are mature enough to understand and respect the RP policies and RPers in general. Still in the same raiding community, and there's at least 4 RPers including myself there, and we're making steady progress through HC Dragon Soul (25)
Personally, I never struggled to find a balance. I had X, Y and Z nights dedicated to raiding, every other time was free for RPing, and was able to keep that happy medium. Perhaps that was because I did keep the two as separate entities, as I always carried my PvE Gear with me, and wore my RP gear around town.
The RP Guild I was in when I started raiding is dead, and as previously mentioned, I'm in a non-RP guild, but I pass my story off as retiring from military duty and signing on with a mercenary company. Did I personally help in the killing of the Lich King/Ragnaros/Deathwing? No. Did I assist in the battle to enter Icecrown/Firelands/break the siege of Wyrmrest? Of course. I mean, I can be heroic without being glorious.
But what strikes me most is the venomous attitudes some (and the number is dwindling) of people on the "Only RP" or "Only Raid" camps about the other kind of player. I've had people from "top raiding guilds" of my server tell me "RPers can't raid, you're all a bunch of noobs" and I've had RPers look down on me for raiding (One classic tale was an RPer who ranted at me for a good ten minutes about how using my "The Immortal" title wasn't "Good RP", and I should use an appropriate title. Yeah, how *dare* I be proud of using a title I got during relevant content!) - there's no written law saying you can only do one, or the other. But a good chunk of that wall is starting to break down, especially with raiding becoming more accessible to players these days.
But I agree with Anne, you can do both. You can enjoy both. In fact, there's one guy in my raiding group, he RPs, PvEs and PvPs with one char, and loves doing all three. There's no reason to sit at the table and only eat from one pie, when there's many tasty flavours on the table.
So make mine a slice of RP and slice of PvP.
Feb 29th 2012 1:07PM @Adam: Yes, anyone with a bit of rationale understands that, but, now is the time to kick back, and let the doomsayers scream their tinfoil hat theories.
Feb 8th 2012 8:48AM Prior to my current guild, my main had been in two guilds. One lasted only a few weeks and disbanded while I away for a weekend, came back, logged in, no guild, checked around, didn't exist anymore. No explanation was given.
Not long after that, I was snapped up by an RP guild, this guild had a good reputation anyway, and I got comfy there, it has a great atmosphere, lots of fun RP to be had, and eventually, I moved up the ranks to become an officer.
Then malaise set in. Everyone lost interest, two senior officers quit, then the GM went AWOL. The only officer more senior than me logged in once in a blue moon, talk about his "great ideas" and then was all "Oooh shiny" and disappeared again.
Not long after that, the rest of the guild stopped caring. We went from being a well reputable guild known for good quality Military RP to being violent thugs who spent most of their time intimidating and blowing stuff up in Stormwind. At that point, I took the reins of the guild, and I tried steering it back towards its glory days, but people just didn't want to try.
Eventually, I reached the end of my tether, told the guild in no uncertain terms I wasn't happy with the way things were and that I didn't want to lead anymore, so I passed the reins over to an officer and quit.
I then spent the next few months guildless, enjoying the peace and quiet and the once in a blue moon RP (that also dried up, seems that my abandoning a festering wound of a guild sullied my reputation), before eventually joining the core guild of the raiding community I had been in for a long time, and have not looked back.