Xaraphyne

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  1. As promised, I'll make a signature for anyone who takes the screenshots!
  2. That looks amaaaaazing
  3. Signature update. Juli finally moved out of the garrison and into Dalaran! Oh and I gave Xara her old pose back, much better.
  4. New Xara portrait, WIP. Gonna be on my badge for TNG Con. Might even finally replace my forum avatar!
  5. The Xara Agenda I've put together an agenda for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. This is what I and anyone who wants to tag along will be doing! You are welcome to come along, or hop in and out to catch others at particular activities you want to join in on. Activities include sightseeing, shopping, wine tasting, and of course, the revue. If you're staying any extra days, there is also a trip to the Grand Canyon being planned, and Fremont Street! The agenda can be found here and also has a dedicated channel on Discord, which will be used to coordinate during the trip.
  6. PARTY SUITE RULES Those staying in the suite First and foremost, your space in the room is not guaranteed. Legally, the hotel is only supposed to allow 6 people to stay in that suite. There is no way to gauge how much effort they will put into enforcing this rule. There are plenty of stories of people getting away with similar things just fine, but that’s all they are – stories. It’s entirely possible we’ll have some really bad luck and they’ll get on us, and you will have to find someplace else to stay. I am willing to assume some of the financial risk for this but not all of it. If you have to leave to lower our occupancy to the limit, I will refund you 50% of what you paid me for the room. Who has to leave will be at my discretion. In the case of our reservation getting canceled entirely (everyone has to leave), I will refund 25%. If they cancel the reservation but refund me (I’d be surprised if they did), I will refund you your portion of whatever amount is returned to me (25% of your original payment minimum). Should occupancy issues or any other problems arise, I reserve the right to eject anyone from the room, at my own discretion. I will take each individual’s circumstances under consideration, but my say will be final. Those ejected for reasons other than the hotel enforcing the occupancy limit are not guaranteed any refund. If someone is forced to cancel their attendance before the event but after money is already collected, I will refund as much money as can be made up by the rest of the attendees paying their share of the difference. If they can’t make up the difference completely, your refund will not be full. Room keys will be limited and managed, so be prepared to have to coordinate with others when you need to leave or come back to the room. Further arrangements about who gets room keys will be made as plans for outings are solidified. All the room’s facilities are expected to be shared regardless of which room you end up sleeping in. Beds and couch space will be divided up with those who RSVPed first getting first pick. There will be no recreational drugs or paraphernalia allowed in the suite, even in baggage. What you do elsewhere is completely your business, but the room is in my name and I can’t afford any issues. Check-in time is 3pm Friday. Check out time is 11am Sunday. Partying in the party suite We obviously don’t want to attract undue attention or displeasure. I expect things to get rowdy but we can’t go insane or we risk losing the room if not for one reason then another. Hopefully this goes without saying, but please try not to destroy anything or trigger any room charges (the fridge and other goodies are a trap!). Any guests may be asked to leave at any time by anyone staying in the suite. There will be set times for open getting-together (probably mostly Friday evening, before and after dinner), and for other times people not staying at the suite who wish to hang out must be accompanied by a person who is staying at the suite. Payments The final cost will be tallied on Apr 5th (1 month before go time). I'll give a PayPal address for payment at that time.
  7. Headshots of my three main characters, mostly drawn as an exercise in making sure I can make their faces look different. Then their personalities came through too.
  8. A Discord server has been started to do final planning & coordination. Please join if you're planning on coming! https://discord.gg/xVBWTQc
  9. *sobs over deflated post count*

  10. I've been on TN since the beginning of BC, and while I quit mid-Cata and didn't come back till the end of Pandaria, my impression is that not a lot happened during that time other than the general decline continuing. So if that's more or less true, I've observed this community at its highs and lows, from the often-nostalgiad days of BC and Wrath through the decline to the server merger revival and to present day. My observations are generally thus: We've all gotten older, and our lives have changed. The vast majority of the community is mid-twenties at minimum and the average age probably skews closer to thirty. We've settled into real jobs and started families. We've found meaning in things outside of the game. Members of the community have even passed away. Time, with the march of life and the inevitable changes it brings, takes its toll on any community, and WoW is an aging game that doesn't bring in new blood very much anymore. That said, for those of us that continue to stick around, we've found that nothing can really replace this community. We have roots up to ten years deep and have made lifelong friends and found life partners here. Just in the past three years since I've been back I've made really good friends (you know who you are, ilu) and been a part of some really amazing experiences. We're all growing older, but we're growing older with each other. Still, it's hard not to look back on other times and miss them. Miss faces we'll never see again, if not for one reason then another. Miss a time when something seemed possible that doesn't anymore. Miss a time before something came to light that can never be shrouded in ignorance again. That's part of growing up and growing older. Sometimes you don't appreciate what you have until it's gone, and then, well, of course, it's gone and you're stuck missing it. Of course I miss the heady days of Eclipse when I spent 10 hours a day for three months writing, roleplaying, or chatting with people in the plot, basking in the new, exciting glow of inclusivity and togetherness and optimism that the server merger had brought us and which Eclipse ended up being perfectly timed to take advantage of. But that was never sustainable. The glow of the new community carried us for awhile after that, especially as a number of new or returning members kept trickling in. But eventually the shine wore off. It had to. Petty squabbles broke out, people got tired, and logging in just wasn't novel enough to keep inspiring that level of interest, and generating that energy. We weren't new, exciting people to each other anymore. We were just... the people we'd already gotten to know. And the same thing has happened with the launch of Legion. After the initial burst of excitement, we've settled into the community we're going to have, again. What can we do to recapture that feeling? Honestly, I'm not sure it's possible. That's what novelty is: something that can't be brought back. But in its place we have other things. Deep friendships. Shared experiences. Maybe we're sick of some things about each other, but other things we've become quite used to and comfortable around. Another server merge wouldn't be the worst thing. I'm not sure I can imagine it being as perfect as the first one was, though. What could compare? But I'm tending to the garden that I have. It may not be as exotic to me anymore. It may be harder to find the time to water. But to extend this rather pained metaphor, it's still nourishing to me.
  11. If you haven't bought your flight yet (or reserved your room, if you're not on the party suite list), you'll want to get on that -- things are filling up, it's only three months out!
  12. Here are some commonly mistaken words you may not have realized have different meanings. We all know their/they're/there and it's/its can trip you up, but these too! weary vs. wary "weary" means tired. "wary" means cautious. If your character is weary of something, they're tired of it. If they're wary of it, they don't trust it. fazed vs. phased "fazed" means daunted. "phased" means put into a phase. You're pretty much never going to use "phased" unless you're talking about not being able to see someone in game because they haven't completed quests in the zone. When you're trying to say how plucky and unimpressed your character is, the word you want is "unfazed". rein vs. reign "rein" is what you use to control a steed. "reign" is what a king does. If you want to rein something in, skip the "g". I mess this one up every time... cue vs. queue "cue" is an indication it's time to do something. "queue" is what you wait in for your turn. If you want to take a hint, then it's a cue. If you want to do some BGs, you join a queue. Also, "que" isn't a word unless you're speaking Spanish. straight vs. strait "straight" means not curved or bent. "strait" is a difficult position. If your character is in a bad situation, they're in dire straits. If they're taking the shortest route from point A to point B, they're going straight. elicit vs. illicit "elicit" means to evoke. "illicit" means prohibited. If something causes you to react, it elicits a reaction. If something would get you in trouble, it's illicit.
  13. Have you had your date yet? If your characters need help getting together, speak to me and I can help make it happen!
  14. Just re-took the test for Juli and she is slightly less Lawful but still exactly as Good. Heh! Old: Lawful Good ----- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (38) Neutral Good ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (28) Chaotic Good ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (23) Lawful Neutral -- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (31) True Neutral ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (21) Chaotic Neutral - XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (16) Lawful Evil ----- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (19) Neutral Evil ---- XXXXXXXXX (9) Chaotic Evil ---- XXXX (4) Law & Chaos: Law ----- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (18) Neutral - XXXXXXXX (8) Chaos --- XXX (3) Good & Evil: Good ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (20) Neutral - XXXXXXXXXXXXX (13) Evil ---- X (1) New: Lawful Good ----- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (35) Neutral Good ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (29) Chaotic Good ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (24) Lawful Neutral -- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (28) True Neutral ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (22) Chaotic Neutral - XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (17) Lawful Evil ----- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (16) Neutral Evil ---- XXXXXXXXXX (10) Chaotic Evil ---- XXXXX (5) Law & Chaos: Law ----- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (15) <-- less Neutral - XXXXXXXXX (9) <-- more Chaos --- XXXX (4) <-- more Good & Evil: Good ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (20) <-- same Neutral - XXXXXXXXXXXXX (13) <-- same Evil ---- X (1) <-- same
  15. Sorry to hear it!

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