Feb 21st 2012 11:46AM More accurately, the Maelstrom *IS* the Well of Eternity. You might notice the striking similarities between how the Well looks (churning and spinning) in the 5-man and how the Maelstrom looks when you go there. It's actually pretty creepy when you think about it.
Feb 16th 2012 6:09PM I love this idea! I normally play Horde, but as an RPer, something like this would make me be excited about being Draenei!
And I would particularly like for the belves to get some storyline love too.
I'd like to see this idea get posted in a place where Nyarloth and the other blues will see it. :)
Feb 14th 2012 8:20AM This comment is so full of win. :D
Feb 14th 2012 8:10AM This might be the single most disturbing post I've ever seen here.............. o.O
Feb 8th 2012 4:43PM It's not a TERRIBLE idea, but I can also imagine people going to vote on these kinds of issues and voting in a way that just griefs a player who may clearly be in the right. It's an easy system to corrupt, unfortunately. I'd be a little nervous about filing a report, because such a report might be voted as needless QQ, "oh he harassed you because you wiped 4 times in Raid Finder on trash, so you must suck at Raid Finder, it's ****ing easy mode, so I vote for the guy who harassed you. Lulz."
Feb 6th 2012 8:56AM "That didn't just happen. Take two...action!"
Feb 6th 2012 8:40AM This is mainly a reply to the topic, but I also wanted to reply to Cyclops' question too... A lot of RPers use addons like Total RP 2, which allows you to create custom RP "buffs" and "debuffs" that can indicate body language or other things about your character that can't be indicated except in text. (For example they might have a debuff that says they are limping on their left leg.) Emoticons are considered OOC, but we (on my server, Earthen Ring) generally try to indicate sarcasm with emotes along with the dialogue. Or in the case of my most common RP partner, I'm usually on Vent with her so I can verbally clarify anything that might not have come across clearly in the typing.
Now for the main topic: I start RPing by thinking about what kind of person my character is. Does she actually like being part of the Horde, for example? In my case, my blood elf mage doesn't really care for the Horde, and considers herself more Kirin Tor than Horde. What does she think of Garrosh? Sylvanas? Other political issues that a blood elf mage would consider? It starts by putting myself into the perspective of blood elves in general and what they think of this and that, and then I start customizing the character's story personally and see how that changes things. My mage's view that she is more Kirin Tor than Horde comes from the fact that she was in Dalaran when it was destroyed, and helped rebuild and protect it.
My character's storyline encompasses MOST aspects of gameplay... Although I've been seen in Alterac Valley many times, my character would not admit to having been there to fight the Alliance... It's just not her thing. She does raid, but does so out of character. If my RP partners are with me, we usually stay silent throughout the raid and then we RP at the end when everyone else is leaving, after loot rolls and so on, to look at the impact that this raid's results might have had on Azeroth and on our characters. (RP after the Sunwell raid, for a blood elf mage, was very...interesting...) This lets us get our RP fix without being disruptive.
Last thing and then I'll shut up... There really doesn't seem to be much PVP involved. Cross-faction RP that could lead to PVP isn't really possible without dual-boxing or Vent to get around communication barriers, and I've only had one case of PVP dueling ever.
So there ya go. Great breakfast topic! This was a fun one. :D
Feb 4th 2012 9:59PM While Frost may be "the" PVP spec for mages, I actually am pretty bad when I give it a go in PVP...but I can make frost stand up and do tricks in PVE. (Freeze, Deep Freeze, Icy Veins, Cold Snap, Deep Freeze, in that order...it dishes out a lot of pain!) But I do think it's a little rough that mages are a one-trick pony, as far as roles go. I'd actually like to see Blizz go out of the box and give mages a tanking spec, to be perfectly honest... This doesn't require high HP, just abilities with good damage absorption and threat generation. I don't think it'll happen, but it would be a cool change of pace.
Feb 4th 2012 11:00AM For me, the chores are picking through all the talents and figuring out which ones to take and which ones to pass on while leveling. And, the other big chore is leveling my crafting professions. Ironically, that has led me to also take mining like your friend. To me, gathering professions are just simpler. Yeah, I might not make as much money as I would in say alchemy or inscription, but the clink-clink that annoys you sounds like a cash register to me! :)