Feb 6th 2011 6:26PM As a fairly 'veteran' roleplayer, I find that while 'all the world's a stage' does usually give some good hints and tips in regards to RP, it rarely gives me something I haven't ever considered myself. It quite did so here though - very nice article. I've never really looked at stuff this way, and while I've had some of the mentioned experiences (knowing/not knowing names of random people), I have to say this article did have a couple of eye openers for me - stuff I now see I've actually done 'wrong' while RPing in the past.
Definitely a good read, I'll be sure to recommend it if I happen to stumble upon one of the leftover roleplayers somewhere during this year.
Jan 5th 2011 10:54PM The names I make up I tend to pick because I like the ring of a specific letter or syllable. As in I pick the race of the character I'm going to roll, and then see if there's a letter or syllable I like that works for the race. This is how I came up with names like Znaxx (where I knew ahead of time I wanted a double X and a Z in there somewhere), Saneth ('-eth' for an Elf) and Lanathas ('-thas' also for an Elf).
The names of my (old) mains have been based on my nickname, though. My rogue is named Razom (Mozared>derazoM), which didn't only fit with my name, but also worked well with both the Troll race and the rogue class, and I've had a warlock named Zared (Z's, A's and R's combined in whichever fashion tend to make good undead names).
Dec 5th 2010 10:31AM I've been GM of my own fairly small RP guild for some time. We had about ten to twelve active members, it was a fun time.
Right now I'm an officer in an opportunisticly hardcore raiding guild.
Dec 4th 2010 1:02PM While I did down the Lich King ages ago, depending on how monday's raid goes, I might very much regret not downing heroic Lich King. We've decided to do a final sprint to get him down - 34% is what we've gotten him to so far. I'm confident our guild can down him, but depending on the signups we get for monday's raid, we might not get a chance to try again.
On the brighter side, if we do down him on monday, it'll be one or two hours before the expansion launches - which would probably be the best way to kick into Cataclysm.
Nov 13th 2010 10:40AM For rogue, I definitely love Shadowstep. It's probably the best combined mobility and surprising ability in the game. Between Sprint, Rocket Boots and this, rogues in BGs can nearly literally be at several places at the same time, giving your opponent a headache about what the hell he's supposed to attack/do.
For my priest... Life Grip, need I say more? Also Guardian Spirit when it doesn't fail - it has a tendency of self-casting and letting the actual target die due to the small .1-.5 seconds lag in casting it. Instantly saving someone who was about to die never gets old, really.
Nov 8th 2010 11:33AM Dear god, what did I just listen to?
My vote is definitely going to "Never gonna give you up". Or else "Requiem for a Tower", to illustrate the epicness of the queue.
Nov 8th 2010 11:12AM Oh, no, I'm definitely not saying that exact spots are "required" (if they were then no current raid content would have been cleared), but that doesn't change the fact that less exact positions make things a bit more icky. One other fight I can name as an example is Heroic Sindragosa - if you put smoke signs exactly where you want the ice tombs to come, you can more easily anticipate where you're going to need to stand to avoid the first frost bomb and thus not get 1-shot.
The thing is, as anyone who has ever healed Valithria can tell you, that shiny 'glow' effects (and in that case: especially in the middle of the air) are extremely hard to exactly pinpoint, making it very difficult to get to their exact location. This obviously won't be game-breaking for Cataclysm raids, but they aren't as good as their job as the flares, if you ask me.
Nov 7th 2010 10:24PM Am I the only one who dislikes these? Sure, they're shiny, but they seem to have exactly the same problem the clouds in the Valithria fight currently have - it's impossible to see their exact (ground) location. At least with flares you could easily see when you were standing directly in them - with these 'pillars' it's a lot harder to tell. I like to have one originating spot on the floor that allows you to stand on exactly the right spot.
Oct 25th 2010 6:41PM To be fair, it is pretty hilarious, even though it sucks balls for the dude. He was just there being enthousiastic about the dancing contest, got trolled by the band playing the wrong music and ended up breaking his leg as well. Hope he gets well soon as he definitely didn't deserve this.