Mar 26th 2012 2:15PM Being shy in a voicechat situation has caused me all sorts of undue stress / drama in the past. I'm currently on a server where the RP community is extremely social. There are several vent servers to go hang out on... and people have made some weird assumptions about the fact that for a long time, I would tend to only talk with a few very close friends of mine. It was a comfort level thing.
It made some of the others a little...I guess anxious on their own, thinking I disliked them or something. That was fun, really. Funny how that works both ways. Finally, I had to sit with a couple of them and explain that it wasn't them...that I was just really painfully shy until I got to know people a bit better. Something that I wasn't doing by being so reclusive.
I say test the waters. Try with something as simple as a "O hi, guys!" in vent. It does wonders.
Mar 25th 2012 2:11PM A lot of this is all in how you approach them, though. I have a few friends on my realm, that, while they believe they're being helpful, come off as extremely over-critical and snarky until you get to know them. It's started huge arguments before, and that doesn't help anyone, you know?
...Tempering your critique and advice with a few friendly words of encouragement goes a looooooooooong way.
Mar 25th 2012 1:43PM I want a unique model for my ghostwolf form before seeing ANY more additions to druid forms.
Mar 25th 2012 1:39PM I've been trying, but it doesn't seem to work. And what's worse, a lot of my friends that have been playing longer than I have are beginning to want to drift away as well. Cata just didn't inspire much enthusiasm from anyone that I know -- and those that I am trying to coax back now are the ones that grew frustrated when we hit those heroics and the pre-raiding wall... and the ones that felt completely sidelined by content for most of the expansion.
And honestly, I can't say I completely blame them...but man do I miss them!
It isn't helping that a lot about the game is just feeling sluggish lately as well. Realms are quieter...even on the RP realms that I play on. :(
Mar 24th 2012 6:19PM Twisting Nether if you want RP-PVP. (Though be warned, if you do like PVE...there won't be as many opportunities. We desperately need a non-military / PVP guild alliance-side here!)
I came from Ravenholdt, where RP all but died during Wrath, except for a few pockets Alliance-side.
Mar 24th 2012 6:17PM WrA is a lot of fun...but TN is and will remain my home.
I recently xferred my Draenei warrior to WrA since there is VERY little opportunity to RP a spacegoat on TN. (No, seriously there's about three of us!) and was amazed that 2 hours on my warrior just wandering around and chatting with people had developed her more than six months on TN.
That said...it's easy to want to go to where all the BIG things are happening. But there's still a lot of fun to be found on the quieter realms too!
Mar 23rd 2012 4:50PM I'm fine with a mildly tribal / savage look on my draenei. I figure she's absorbed a great deal of the more savage / primal sensibilities of her chosen path. But that set...?
The colors are harsh and jarring -- really, they don't compliment each other nicely, the shoulders are obnoxiously overpowering, fur-covered bra (really??)...and...pants? No way, I like our shammy kilts! D:
Mar 23rd 2012 1:55PM That shaman set...oh that shaman set.
Mar 23rd 2012 1:52PM The only part of those adjustments I agree with is the nose and the eyes, and those really do make a huge difference.
Mar 22nd 2012 3:18PM "I don't think so. It's the same reason we don't see a lot of female dwarves running around. But I hope I'm wrong. And as I don't wish to upset anybody any further, I will stop commenting on this subject now. "
The underlying problem with the female dwarf model isn't the overall shape (I know a LOT of people that absolutely love them for that alone) -- it's the really stiff / weird animations, the extremely limited customization, and the weird manly face/neck shape.
Once they are updated I imagine we'll see more of them.
And hey...my main is a female draenei. I chose her initially because I wanted to run around as something that looked like one of Disney's Gargoyles. (this is before I fell in love with the lore and delved into RP)-- I lament pretty often at how skinny she is comparitively to how I picture her / generally draw her.