RPing for the first time, wait what?

No this will not become a RP blog.  In fact this will probably only be one of the few times I even attempt to talk about RPing.  Mostly because I don’t RP.


I have mentioned in the past that my friend Andrew was on an RP server and I made a few characters there to play with him.  He was in a hardcore RP guild.  Their biggest rule was that their guild members were in character at all times.  No ifs ands or buts about it.  I have always felt that was why he had several alts not in the guild, just so he didn’t HAVE to be in character at all times.


When I first made a character to actually play with him it was, of course, a warlock.  I actually made a gnome this time.  Mostly because I think they are adorable, and because I hadn’t played a gnome caster yet.  I had made a warlock of every race that could be one, except for the gnome.  I named her Maddielyn, or as Andrew’s character called her “Mad Maddie.”


I’ve never really thought too much about her background or really anything about her.  The little bit that I created on the fly when I was dipping my toes into RP with him was that she had originally been training as a mage, but just enjoyed killing things with her magic.  It caused her to deviate her studies into fel magic.  Since his character was a mage, it kind of gave them a bit of a shared background on how two totally different personalities were adventuring together.


Maddie is loud, brash, prone to excitement, and enjoys the fight.  She also loves changing her hair style and color every week.  Sadly she is a lot like me (other than the hair thing).  Which is what I thought you weren’t supposed to do for RP.  She enjoys rushing in and killing monsters, thieves, etc.  She also loves teasing his character.  Which again, really isn’t all that different from real life.


While him and I were questing in Westfall (how I loathe that place) he started engaging in some random RP with a NE.  I jumped in, because that’s what I do, and tried my hand at it.  I apparently didn’t goof up because she complemented me on my “RP skills.”  I think I was floating off that complement for weeks.  What it did was cause me to create MORE characters to RP with.  I made an elderly human priest who goes around blessing people, telling them to “walk with the light”, “may the light be with you” etc.  I have him bless everything he has to kill.  While it makes me laugh each time I do it, it garnered a TON of odd looks, which I found funny because I was on a RP server.  I named him Wilfred.  I don’t know where his name came from, or even a back story for him.  He just is so filled with love and the light that he has to share it with everyone.


What is the point of this post you ask.  There isn’t one.  If you haven’t realized by now that I tend to ramble and just go off on tangents, then I am sorry for you.  I ramble and go off on tangents without any true purpose.  This post came about because I was thinking of Maddie while I was in the shower this morning.  I was trying to figure out lore wise if it was feasible for her to have been a child when Gnomer fell or if since Gnomes aren’t really born, what her history with that city was.


So now you know what I think about when I try to wake up in the shower in the morning.  Lucky you.

Late post is late, kinda

Yeah I fell asleep without making a new entry, oh well, it is up now! 😀


Yesterday I bitched and moaned about our lack of participation in our raids and got a ton of feedback.  Thanks guys for all of your input! 😀  I really do appreciate it!  I decided to schedule the Ulduar raid for Sunday around 5:15 pm EST.  We might end up having to pug a healer, but I wont know until Saturday night.  Keep your fingers crossed for me.


My friend Andrew, who got me playing WoW, changed servers from Bloodhoof over to a RP server since that is his thing.  I made a few characters over there (warlocks of course) to play with him and to attempt to RP.  Until I played with him on that server, I had never RP’d.  I still have no clue what I am doing.  I was in theater in high school, was even on the improv team, but had never RP’d.  I still cannot wrap my mind around what exactly you do.  Don’t get me wrong, I know the mechanics, but the implementation of the mechanics just doesn’t make sense to me on how it works.  Guess I am just too right brained for it.  Remember I’m an accountant with no artistic talent. >.>


What I would do when I would play with him and we would have to RP was played a slightly more irritating version of myself.  Yeah I know, lame, but I didn’t know what else to do!  Although we were leveling in Westfall and we started RPing with a random player in front of the fire pit and she complemented me on my RP skills.  I told her that it was my first time RPing and she said she had no idea.  I guess I wasn’t too far off from my personality apparently.


How my friends put up with me I will never know.


Anyway, this was not the point of this post (I ramble if you haven’t already noticed).  The point was that Andrew mentioned to me yesterday that he MIGHT (being the imperative word) bring over 1 or 2 of his level 80 toons from the RP server back over to Bloodhoof so he can raid with us.  His friend might also bring over her Disc priest.




Now I know this hasn’t been decided yet, but I am so excited by the possibility of it happening that I had to share. 😀


So Andrew, you better come back to Bloodhoof!  We need you!