Oct 1st 2010 4:09PM Well - any philosophy of whether or not online relationships are a good thing aside...
OP, I'd also encourage you to consider the fact of whether or not this person is who you think he is and if he can give you the sort of relationship you're looking for. The article mentions repeatedly that he has *many* love interests online...and it also sounds like this bothers you, to see him with other people. Even if you do become involved OOC, can you be confident that he will break off these relationships? Would you trust him not to form additional ones? Or, can you learn to live with his other in game relationships?
The reason I add this is because I've known a number of real life couples who become hurt by finding out their partner is online RPing a love relationship with someone else (and the DLs linked at least one article on this.) Given your RP partner's penchant for multiple romantic relationships, that's got to be a possibility here. Not saying not to go there, just - tread carefully and consider if this will work out in a way that's good for you even if he agrees to talk in person.
Sep 16th 2010 10:52AM Does anyone have the coordinates on the spirit healer in Gilneas? I tried this, but couldn't find the spirit healer in the Merchant Quarter.
Sep 4th 2010 9:19AM In my experience, reputation matters significantly in the long run and pays dividends if you take good care of it. I run a guild on Moon Guard with similar standards as you sound like you use - I expect people to be grown ups and behave civilly to others at all time (even when the others in question may not deserve it). I think maintaining a high standard for members pays off in the long run - it may mean you're a bit smaller than some guilds, or it takes longer to recruit. But on the other hand, I think people notice - I know in our case, the reputation we've developed server-wide is pretty positive, and I honestly think the care we take of making sure our members act like class acts has a lot to do with it. I'd expect the OP's guild shares a similar reputation on Llane, as well as other guilds that do put in the extra effort. So yes, I absolutely think it's worth it.
Aug 6th 2010 3:38PM I've run about three or four scavenger hunts for our guild in the past three years, complete with some really fun items on it (find someone with a Brewfest mount), as well as some amazingly creative entries. (Last summer, when someone couldn't find an item they created an alt with the item name to mail their other character, and brought the letter!) We even had someone go out and grab an alt to desperately level fishing so she could complete the Nat's Fishing Pole quest, never realizing that if you just trained fishing after the 3.1 patch you could go talk to Nat and he'd give you a pole without doing the quest. ;) Good times indeed!
That said though...while I'd be happy to post some of our previous lists, methods we consider how to pull items, and some of the crazy (yet attainable) items we've come up with - the thought of looking 50 items up on WoWHead and getting links for each makes me green at the gills. So no entry here, but best of luck to the entrants and I can't wait to read the results!
Aug 4th 2010 9:13AM Congrats to Veritas of Moon Guard, that is! Brackets apparently eat whatever is between them in posts...
Aug 4th 2010 9:12AM Congrats to our guild, of Moon Guard!! (and NO, we're not denizens of Goldshire, since Moon Guard is "famous" lately). I agree - choosing the 9 other members is going to be very challenging.
I can post my essay as well - it was rather short (namely because embarrassingly enough, I thought it had to be 100 words or less. Concise FTW?) It's interesting though, in that for the most part in the responses I've seen posted - it actually looks like there was an emphasis on more casual guilds as well as more stable ones. Hard to say though. I know in our app, I talked about the fact we'd been together under the same leadership for over three years.
In any case, I'm thrilled we were selected and very excited!
I have a question for others though - does anyone know if there are specific aspects of the game that guilds are being asked to test out? This would be helpful to know in terms of narrowing down the people selected from our guild. I'm guessing they want us to be testing the guild perq system, so I should research out more what criteria are used in guild perqs.
Jul 21st 2010 9:06PM My condolences. Having been through that twice in the last two years (both of whom led long, full lives), it's always a hard thing. Remember the life he had, and all the years of love and affection.
Jul 20th 2010 12:08PM I am a WoW RPer, but I often hesitate or shy away from random RP because of grief from WoW RPers. In WoW, there seem to be two different types of RP griefer - those Robin refers to as the "LolRP" crowd, who are non-RPers that choose to mock those of us who do as either ERPers or bad Twilight wanna-bes (neither of which are true). Unfortunately, there's also a fair bit of harassment and division even within the WoW RP community for "doing it wrong". WoW RPers will have vehement, ugly debates about whether you can effectively RP in guild chat or if it must be in person only, what are "acceptable" character concepts, even details like whether demale druids should be shunned for violating lore. If your RP style doesn't match what some define as cannon, they can become just as unpleasant as those who grief people for RPing at all. Between the two, it makes it pretty gosh-darned uncomfotrable at times.
I run an RP/raiding guild on Moon Guard, and while I've certainly enjoyed my experiences participating in both aspects of the game and the character development I've gotten to do, I doubt I would do it again if I had to that way. Just seems like a lot less work to focus on the game mechanics without adding in the additional complications of lore extremists and RP griefers.
Jul 9th 2010 11:20AM Welcome to the new columnists. I'd applied for the elemental one, but soon as I saw Bink also leave a comment, knew it was game over. Can't think of a better elemental columnist, looking forward to your insights!
Jun 26th 2010 9:41AM Any word on when the new columnists will be announced? Thanks!