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  1. I submitted some answers and also posted in the thread Kerala posted in GenDisc.
  2. With a new expansion on the horizon, and hopefully renewed interest in not just the game itself but in RP as well, I thought it might be handy to put together a list of tips, common pitfalls, and general advice for players looking to either begin or get more involved with RP. (Also, unfortunately, it seems some of the guides posted at the top of this forum are now dead due to the forum restructuring that Blizzard did in July). My hope is that we can all pitch in to create a list of all the things we've come across in our years of playing that either helped us, irked us, or landed us in hot water, so that we can continue to work towards being the best server and community possible. Some general guidelines to remember: Though nothing in this list is required, and you're free to do whatever you want, the below guidelines are the general guidelines that most, if not all RP'ers agree to abide by. If you choose to ignore them, you may find that you have fewer and fewer people willing to RP with you as time goes on. Keep IC and OOC separate Perhaps the cardinal rule of RP (well, aside from not RP'ing in leet-speek) is that in-character (IC) and out of character (OOC) are separate things. The biggest thing that this rule encompasses is that we all have to be mindful of the fact that OOC realities can end up interrupting plans. As such, being accommodating (within reason) is paramount for getting along, which leads to... RP is a collaborative effort You can't RP with yourself (well, unless you're RP'ing as someone that hears voices, I suppose). As such, being able to work and play well with others is important. You may have the best idea ever for a story arc, but if you aren't able to work with others to make it a reality, then it can never happen. Do not "god-mod" God-modding refers to a practice where you act in such a way as to control another player's character. The most flagrant example of god-modding would be in a combat situation where one player types an emote such as "Joe Cool lunges forward, his sword driving right through Sir Getsstabbedalot's heart." In that instance Sir GSA's actions have been dictated by the emote. He is not offered any chance to parry the blow or dodge away. In RP, the word "attempt" can be your best friend. So, using our previous example, a better way to write the emote would be "Joe Cool lunges forward, attempting to drive his sword through Sir Getsstabbedalot's heart." In that example, Sir GSA has a chance to react in any number of ways. Tips (or: lessons learned from experience): Don't be afraid to jump into RP and flesh out your character on the go I'm sure we've all been there. Writing a new character can be hard work. One of the best ways I've found to get started with a new character is to simply dive right in. You can have a few concrete ideas such as birth place, age, and maybe a few world events the character would have likely experienced based on their age and birthplace, but once you have those feel free to dive in. Do not be afraid to let a character develop through conversations with others. Being powerful is fun, but being all-powerful is boring (for others) I think we can all admit that having a character be very good at a lot of things is a lot of fun. Your character becomes like a Gnomish Army Knife with a tool or skill to fit any job so you're always of use in any situation. But, to hearken back to one of the earlier entries on this list, RP is a collaborative effort, and if your character is good at everything, then no one else gets to be good at anything. That leads to frustration, boredom, and eventual disinterest on the part of those you are playing with.
  3. (( I just wanted to thank everyone that came out to the event last night. I hope everyone had a great time! We look forward to seeing you again next year, or in about eight months or so if we actually remember to do our anniversary event on time. ))
  4. (( And another bump, and a reminder that registration for the events begins at 6:30 server time. ))
  5. (( Bumping since this is only a couple days away! ))
  6. (( I should also mention that items such as the Super Sticky Glitter Bomb and other similar items are not permitted for use in the duels, as those items are not permitted in arena combat. ))
  7. (( After doing some research, I think I will not allow Crane stance monks. Where Gladiator removes many of the defensive capabilities of Protection, from what I can determine Crane stance merely lessens the effectiveness of healing, meaning they are still pseudo-healers. So no, Crane stance will not be permitted. I apologize to those that this may inconvenience. ))
  8. (( Gladiator stance is permitted. I'm more hesitant on Crance stance, because of the healing element involved. I will consult with those that are wiser about PvP than I and give a response in the next couple days. ))
  9. <Flyers are posted all around Alliance towns, and have even made their way into some Horde settlements. They are written in a neat, tidy script; all are adorned with the twin golden lions of the Twilight Empire in the corners.> COME ONE, COME ALL! To the Twilight Empire’s grand tournament! On January 16, the Twilight Empire will be hosting a grand tournament in celebration of our eighth anniversary! Join the lists and compete for the favor of fair maidens in the joust as well as 5,000 gold in prize! Prove your strength and emerge as the champion of the melee—then use your 2,500 gold prize to get some new armor! Not able to handle a giant wooden pole ramming into your chest? Not much of the fighting sort? Bet your last gold coin on who will triumph! Try your luck with raffles for splendid prizes to be given throughout the night! All are welcome at the grand tournament, Saturday, January 16, at 7:00 at the Argent Tournament Grounds! Registration for competitions will begin at 6:30, with the first competition, the joust, at 7:30! (( Hello all! As stated, on Saturday, January 16, the Twilight Empire is celebrating its 8th anniversary! We’ve decided we can think of no better way to celebrate eight years of promoting peace and cooperation between the factions then by having a tournament! There will be two main events of the night: the joust and the melee. The joust will begin at 7:30 and will pair off opponents, with the winner of one round of jousting advancing onwards until we are left with four contestants. Our four remaining contestants will be paired off and face each other in best-of-three series, with the winners of those competing one more time in a best-of-three series to decide the winner of our 5,000 gold prize—and maybe the favor of a fair maiden. The melee will be a dueling tournament (sadly we cannot all fight at once). The melee will begin 15 minutes after the joust has ended. Contestants in the joust may also compete in the brawl. Contestants will be paired off and compete in a single duel, with the winner advancing until one person is crowned our champion. NO HEALING OR TANKING SPECS ARE ALLOWED FOR THE TOURNAMENT (Gladiator warriors are acceptable). Duels will be fought using arena rules, so no major CDs such as Bloodlust or Lay on Hands. This also precludes items such as the Super Sticky Glitter Bomb and other Draenor items of that like. Use of any of these items or abilities will result in a forfeit. Additionally, use of the legendary ring's on-use effect is prohibited. Everyone is, of course, encouraged to bet on these jousts and duels! We will also hold four raffles throughout the night. The first three the winner will be allowed to pick their prize from an Elekk Plushie or a set of Hexweave Bags. The final raffle, to be held at the close of the night, will be for the services of the artisans of Twilight Empire. Previous winners may enter this raffle, and the winner will receive a Stage 4 crafted item of their choosing. In closing: What: Twilight Empire Grand Tournament When: January 16 at 7:00 PM (server time) Where: Argent Tournament Grounds, Valiant's Circle, Northrend ))
  10. <A new message, penned in the same hand, though on plain parchment this time, is tacked up over the previous notices.> Due to the actions of The Grim in the kidnapping and brutal torture of Chancellor Skylah Mackinzie, the Tournament and celebration has been postponed. The Empire's efforts will instead be focused on the recovery of Chancellor Mackinzie. Any person with information pertaining to Chancellor Mackinzie's kidnapping is asked to please bring that information to members of the Twilight Empire as soon as possible.
  11. Horde are allowed to compete. It shouldn't be an issue with the jousting, and I don't think it should be a problem (system-wise) for the duels. If Alliance can't duel Horde though, the area we will be in is near to the border of the Sanctuary area and an OOC agreement can be made on a 1v1 combat there, with rezs available on completion.
  12. <Flyers are posted all around Alliance towns, and have even made their way into some Horde settlements. They are written in a neat, tidy script; all are adorned with the twin golden lions of the Twilight Empire in the corners.> COME ONE, COME ALL! To the Twilight Empire’s grand tournament! On November 21, the Twilight Empire will be hosting a grand tournament in celebration of our eighth anniversary! Join the lists and compete for the favor of fair maidens in the joust as well as 5,000 gold in prize! Prove your strength and emerge as the champion of the melee—then use your 2,500 gold prize to get some new armor! Not able to handle a giant wooden pole ramming into your chest? Not much of the fighting sort? Bet your last gold coin on who will triumph! Try your luck with raffles for splendid prizes to be given throughout the night! All are welcome at the grand tournament, Saturday, November 21, at 7:00 at the Argent Tournament Grounds! Registration for competitions will begin at 6:30, with the first competition, the joust, at 7:30! ---------------------------------------------------------------------- (( Hello all! As stated, on Saturday, November 21, the Twilight Empire is celebrating its 8th anniversary! We’ve decided we can think of no better way to celebrate eight years of promoting peace and cooperation between the factions then by having a tournament! There will be two main events of the night: the joust and the melee. The joust will begin at 7:30 and will pair off opponents, with the winner of one round of jousting advancing onwards until we are left with four contestants. Our four remaining contestants will be paired off and face each other in best-of-three series, with the winners of those competing one more time in a best-of-three series to decide the winner of our 5,000 gold prize—and maybe the favor of a fair maiden. The melee will be a dueling tournament (sadly we cannot all fight at once). The melee will begin 15 minutes after the joust has ended. Contestants in the joust may also compete in the brawl. Contestants will be paired off and compete in a single duel, with the winner advancing until one person is crowned our champion. NO HEALING OR TANKING SPECS ARE ALLOWED FOR THE TOURNAMENT (Gladiator warriors are permitted). Duels will be fought using arena rules. Everyone is, of course, encouraged to bet on these jousts and duels! We will also hold four raffles throughout the night. The first three the winner will be allowed to pick their prize from an Elekk Plushie or a set of Hexweave Bags. The final raffle, to be held at the close of the night, will be for the services of the artisans of Twilight Empire. Previous winners may enter this raffle, and the winner will receive a Stage 4 crafted item of their choosing. In closing: What: Twilight Empire Grand Tournament When: November 21 at 7:00 PM Where: Argent Tournament Grounds, Argent Valiant's Ring ))
  13. You should recreate the page on wowpedia, since it is the one that Blizzard has officially endorsed. I should go find Ravenholdt's page though...
  14. <The notice is tacked up in each Alliance capital, ensuring it is well seen. It is written in a measured and precise hand, as if the author could still picture a nun standing over her, ruler in hand, ready to smack her knuckles should any letter deviate in the slightest from standard form.> To All Whose Eyes Fall Upon This Notice: For the first time in many years, we enjoy a time of peace, even if it is an uneasy one. A significant amount of time has now passed since the former Warchief of the Horde was taken into custody, and I have realized that in all that time we have not paused to properly pay tribute to those who gave their lives that we might know this time of peace. To this end, on the evening of August 2, the Twilight Empire will host a memorial service behind the Stormwind Cathedral to remember those who have given their lives against the Horde. To remember them, we will be gathering a list of names, each of which will be read to those assembled, that we might put a name to those that fell. We invite any person that has known someone who died in the service of the Alliance military to submit those names to us, that they might be added to the roster. But, this will not solely be a time to mourn. While we must remember the names of those that have fallen, we should also live and enjoy that which they fought and died to secure. The Empire will also provide food and drink to all who attend, and revelry will be encouraged once the memorial service has been completed. Please send any names to be added to the roster of the dead to Priestess Aryanna Anahi, care of the Stormwind Cathedral. May the Light be with you, Aryanna Anahi (( So, more specific event details here. What: Memorial Service Where: Stormwind Cathedral, the gazebo area behind the building When: August 2 at 7:00 PM server time (8:00 PM EST) If you have created any characters that died during any battles between the bombing of Theramore to the end of the Siege, I invite you to send me their names via in-game mail to Aryänna (alt code 0228). ))

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