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How to write a roleplaying description that pops {WoW}

Jan 29th 2012 3:43AM @Yangli I do know someone who plays a one-armed war vet. It's in his flag, AND he emotes reference to it regularly. He's also cool enough to not get mad if someone misses it -- a quick /whisper does the trick. It's about being responsible.

How to write a roleplaying description that pops {WoW}

Jan 29th 2012 3:41AM Yeah, ask a question in Trade and the trolls will answer. :-P I play almost exclusively Horde on Moon Guard. It's a great server, with lots of roleplay regardless of race.

The best way to get started with roleplay is to develop a character, and walk up and start talking to people. On MG-H you can consistently find roleplayers hanging out in the Valley of Honor (and randomly all over Azeroth), and several guilds host regular RP events. Check out the official forums, roll a lowbie and just jump in!

Blue Posts and Other WoW News: They have a plan for MoP, Moon Guard, and bots {WoW}

Jan 24th 2012 2:47AM @Pyro

Every decent Moon Guardian, yes. If they're decent, they're not joining in the depravity.

And yes, there are quite a lot of them. The Goldshire trolls represent a tiny fraction of the whole, and many of them are likely not MG regulars but people who come to MG's Goldshire for what they've heard about it on the internet.

Blue Posts and Other WoW News: They have a plan for MoP, Moon Guard, and bots {WoW}

Jan 24th 2012 2:44AM The big belf guilds I know (Silvermoon Blood Knights and Dominion of the Sun come to mind) have naught to do with "lowbie alts doing ungodly things". The Burning Tusk Tribe is a really awesome mixed-race RP guild, also.

5 ways to keep your DPS players happy in 5-man heroics {WoW}

Jan 18th 2012 1:36AM Diamond is purple like warlocks, and thus means Fear/Banish.

The Queue: I fail at chess {WoW}

Jan 10th 2012 12:33PM No thank you. I already get enough begging whispers from people who are supposedly 'new to the game' and yet have magically figured out that a belf in a tux and pimp cane is obviously a banking/AH alt and must be LOADED.

Drama Mamas: The etiquette of AFKing in a group or raid {WoW}

Jan 9th 2012 7:59PM None of my kids are emergencies. I had nine months to prepare for each of them to arrive, and even today I know where they are and what they're doing at most times. There's nothing urgent about that.

A *bleeding* kid is an emergency. A screaming kid is sometimes an emergency (sometimes it's just Drama). Kid falls out of bed and bangs the nightstand on the way down, hell yes I'm bailing on raid. Kid gets out of bed because he wants a ten millionth glass of water? Kid can wait two minutes until the boss is dead and my 60-second AFK will not disrupt the group.

Note the placement of the kid when I'm raiding: bed. I'm not raiding when the kid needs dinner, homework help or other expected attention. I planned around that. Thus, it's not an emergency.

Drama Mamas: The etiquette of AFKing in a group or raid {WoW}

Jan 9th 2012 7:52PM As a parent, I think it's fair to assume that you'll be uninterrupted after bedtime. Which isn't to say that interruptions will never happen, but it's not an *unreasonable expectation* that kids sleeping in their beds will stay in bed (regardless of how unreasonable those kids may believe it to be). My kids in that age range also know that if they need something from Mom during that time (another glass of water or whatever) and Mom is in the middle of killing an internet dragon RIGHT THEN (i.e., in a boss fight), they're welcome to sit on the bed and watch her finish the fight while they wait for her attention. Waiting two minutes for that glass of water they didn't really need anyway hurts no one, and it's important for kids to know that parents need parent time, too.

Your policy and your attitude is good. You plan around your situation with respect to the fact that 4-24 other people have also set aside time for this and shouldn't be made to wait for anyone else's lack of planning, which is exactly what everyone should be doing! Unfortunately there are people out there who think it's perfectly okay to AFK for dinner ten minutes into a dungeon and expect the rest of the raid to wait an hour for them to return, and *those* are the blind fools this article is really meant to address.

The Queue: Go eat a pizza pie {WoW}

Jan 4th 2012 11:22AM I know LFR is different from normal, but I've never heard 'the nearest people' advised. Should still be 'the people it's targeting' and you just hope they're nearest.

But my heart is warmed that SOMEONE is running in your group! I most often see people just standing around with their fingers up their noses. CAN'T STOP THE DPS.