It's not my goal to discuss whether or not there are actually vampires in WoW
. The Crimson Halls
certainly seems to support the idea that the Cullen-crowd can get their bite on in Azeroth, maybe even cuddled up against the vampire LARPers
. But even with the Sanlayn rocking the vampire thing in Northrend, there still aren't any playable
vampires in WoW
. (Blood death knights are arguably similar, but they still don't sprout fangs and lay the nom down on unsuspecting victims.)
Yet, people still yearn to play vampires. It happens. And I don't actually mind people playing these type of characters in the free-form style roleplay you see in Goldshire and Silvermoon
, because that tends to be the sort of place where anything goes. And I'll admit. In a former life I've LARPed a vampire.
But in troupe-style roleplay, there are usually particular character conventions. A roleplay guild focused on defending Ashenvale from the encroaching Horde, for example, would have some trouble accepting a Draenei Shaman who is actually
roleplaying an apologetic ex-Eredar
making amends for his crimes.
It falls on the leaders of these troupes and guilds, therefore, to talk to the person playing an outside-the-box character. You don't want to just leave your junior vampire going down a bad track, leaving him without folks with whom to roleplay. Even worse, it can lead to backbiting, disruption in the troupe, and other negative things. Roleplay groups are fragile enough -- don't leave a wingman hanging, when you can help them with the trouble.
Take a look behind the jump, and let's see how you can help bring an Edward Cullen back into Azeroth, while still making everyone as happy as possible.
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Filed under: RP, All the World's a Stage (Roleplaying)