Jan 7th 2012 11:15AM No. I'm male and primarily play male characters. I have no bias against female ones, I just tend to prefer making males. Part of it may be that I'm a roleplayer before all else, and I have trouble getting into character at times with the gender difference coming into play. Though most of my characters are Undead, so gender is completely irrelevant anyway, with them being walking corpses and all.
Dec 9th 2011 10:20AM Anywhere but Hellfire Peninsula.
See, back when Wrath first came out, I had a...PROBLEM with Death Knights. I couldn't stop rolling them. I would get one to about 61 or so, then say "no no, this is all wrong" and delete it just to roll another one.
I DID HELLFIRE PENINSULA SO GODDAMN MUCH YOU HAVE NO IDEA
So now it's customary for me to avoid the zone altogether. Usually by hopping straight into BC dungeons and running ramps/blood furnace until I can skip it. I know it's not a good thing to do, because of the gear jump, but...I just can't do it. I cannot take the Hellfire.
Dec 5th 2011 9:35AM Setting aside the times when I use them for RP (which are actually relatively rare), I often break them out when I get bored in instances and such.
My favorite is the Time Lost Figurine that can drop from Terokk. I get it when I was farming Skyguard rep before Cataclysm dropped, I really wanted a Nether Ray. Arakkoa have a lot of animations and are really cool overall, so it's pretty fun running around as one, even if just for five minutes.
Dec 3rd 2011 10:09AM Ah, seconded. The zombie event was great fun. There was a resistance in the Stormwind Trade District Inn on my server at the time, with a massive wall of rotting flesh infesting the entire district outside. A large group of players (myself among them) holed up in the inn and defended it from the zombies, making occasional pushes out. At one point we cleared a good chunk of the district before being forced to fall back.
Got hate messages from the zombies for "ruining their fun", too. Cleansing Totem + Frost Shock was a pretty good counter to them.
To be honest, I kind of wish Blizzard would put up a couple Zombie Servers and allow character copies to them, even if just as a temporary event thing. I can see why it's not viable from a technical standpoint, but it would be TONS of fun.
Dec 3rd 2011 10:06AM The old Wetlands Death Run. You know, if you rolled a Draenei or Night Elf but didn't like their starting zones, and wanted to go level in Human (or if you're crazy, Dwarven) lands? At the time, the boat went from Darkshore to Menethil Harbor. So you had to run the gauntlet straight through the Wetlands, assaulted by crocolisks and Dragonmaw Orcs (mostly crocolisks) and eventually reach Loch Modan. It was fairly common for people to try, too, since they wanted to go to Westfall so they could run Deadmines. I did it so many times it was basically routine. It was annoying at the time, but now it's a fond memory.
I miss those days, just a little bit.
Dec 1st 2011 12:27PM 25,000 years ago or so, to be specific. And there's at least three Draenei who were around back then, that we know of. Velen himself, an NPC in Blood Watch, and an NPC in Wintergrasp. Draenei are either immortal or just INSANELY long-lived.
Nov 24th 2011 10:09AM There's also references to people being "too far gone" to resurrect in quests, and other similar stuff. I imagine they need to not have been dead long, and having a relatively intact corpse may also come into play.
Nov 22nd 2011 8:11AM By not letting them play it.
Back when I was a kid (starting at 11 or 12, I think) I did a lot of games and such online. Most of my biggest regrets are from that time, and I know very well just how foolish and unthinking kids that age often are. I applaud you for setting yours up in such a way it works out, but my own personal experience has made my policy just to keep kids far away from online gaming.
Nov 19th 2011 12:30AM Ahhhh, damn it, this is like a cereal commercial story. WILL LUCKY EVER GET THOSE CHARMS BACK? KEEP WATCHING OUR COMMERCIALS TO FIND OUT.
Only with better writing, less cereal, and more awesome.
Nov 7th 2011 8:08AM Write: Ehhhh...kinda-sorta? I'm a roleplayer, so writing stories about my characters kind of comes with the territory. That said, one of my core tenets is "I am roleplaying in the World of Warcraft, not writing fanfiction for it". My stories, such as they are, all take place within the established lore. Not altering or expanding upon it.
Read: Not really, no. I do enjoy well-written fanfiction, rare though it is, and often troll around Tvtropes' Fanfic Recommendations page. But I find the WoW fics tend to be pretty horrible in general. It might just be because I'm huge on WoW's lore, so when someone gets something glaringly wrong it ruins the experience for me. That and as a wannabe author myself, I'm pretty critical, especially on stories I actually like.