Written by | Posted September 8, 2015 – 9:51 pm Descent and Ascent

It didn’t take long to get from Thunder Bluff to the Echo Isles – Ankona took advantage of a wyvern so she could think and plan before getting to her destination. She had information to confirm with the spirits – was Gromnor dead? Was he really in the northern part of the Eastern Kingdoms, somewhere […]

Do your characters know each other?
comment 13 Written by on May 24, 2012 – 7:12 am

I got an interesting comment from FiveQuarters the other day about her characters meeting one another, and how that interaction would be really fun. It got me to thinking, because I don’t really RP any of my characters as being friends with or knowing each other, beyond being casual professional contacts. (Angoleth once recommended Annorah to a friend who was in need of Shamanic advice)

I know several RPers who plan stories between their characters, sometimes even extensive romances. They will sometimes show up to RP night with both characters (something I think must be unbelievably confusing).

This kind of interaction is something I’ve honestly never explored in RP – it’d be new territory for me. Decidedly interesting territory, since it’s probably where I’ll end up with Arrens and Aely. (I refuse to break them up. That would both break Aely and make me way too sad.) I’ve also done a little bit of it with Ben, Aely’s squire, who will also hopefully be making more appearances. He’s close to taking his first vows as a full Paladin, and he’s fun to write.

All my characters function on their own in my head though, with those two quasi-exceptions.

I’m curious though, how you guys handle it. Do your characters regularly interact, or are they independent entities who lead separate lives?

I’m tempted to make this a ficlet challenge, to have one of your characters meet another of your characters for the first time.

Tuesday Thoughts
comment 7 Written by on May 22, 2012 – 10:05 am

A few unrelated things on my mind this morning, from various things this week:

Congrats to Shaila and Chelody! It’s been awhile since I’ve been to an RP wedding, and Sunday night was a blast (even if I did almost show up late. Oops). You guts did a beautiful job, and I don’t think there was a dry eye in the place. Except maybe Tarquin, but we all know he doesn’t count. Aely wishes she could’ve stayed longer at the reception, but she was glad to at least make a toast and have a shot (or 5) in your honor. *hic*

Leveling Ancelyn : after reading Cynwise’s post about leveling in Mists, I’m holding off on pushing Ancelyn any further. Warlock changes sound exciting, and I’d prefer to get Annata out of Outlands anyway, before I start it with another character. Hopefully Annata will be able to dig into Northrend, since there’s a good bit going on there. I’m still kind of dreading having to do the Cataclysm content again though.

Diablo 3 Impressions: I’m not sure Diablo 3 is groundbreaking and new, but dang it’s fun. I’ve got my little demon hunter to level 9ish (only had one night to play so far), and it’s been good, old fashioned demon smashing fun! SSH is playing a barbarian, and the combination is quite … destructive. I’m a big fan of the BattleTag system too.

Limited Play Time: sucks. But there’s not much I can do about it, if I want to still have a clean house and keep my job. I’m struggling to find time to play, so my new plan includes cooking multiple things on weekends and then eating them throughout the week, hopefully to give me more time to do things in game. It means I spend my entire Sunday cooking though. We’ll see how this plan works out. I MISS gaming though, so I figure there’s got to be a way to work it out so I can still game, work, and keep up with the house! At least, I hope there is. I’m pretty sure I’m not going to be raiding anymore though – that kind of consistent evening time just isn’t possible, and I’m a little sad to leave that behind for good. Especially since my Cata raid disintegrated before we could kill Deathwing. Hopefully the decrease in raiding can equal an increase in RP though.

RP Advice Needed: I’m struggling with how to approach playing Aely now that Arrens is well and truly “gone”. While I’d love for him to come back to WoW, he’s done with the game and his work schedule would prohibit gaming even if he wasn’t. Going forward, I don’t want to put aside the things they did and wrote together, and Arrens and I are still friends outside of the game, but it’s tough to RP Aely since they were so often together and doing things with/based on the other’s RP. So I need you guys’ advice on some ways I can make this work without putting Aely through a breakup. I have no desire to do that, at this point, but I’d love to hear other options for dealing with a long term/permanent absence.

Weekday releases kinda suck
comment 1 Written by on May 16, 2012 – 9:11 am

So I’ve had Diablo 3 installed for two days, but I’ve not been able to do more than log in and make characters (saving names as much as anything). Right now Annaleth the Demon Hunter and Anzefi the Witch Doctor are just sitting around, waiting for me to get to them. (and there’s an unnamed Barbarian I want to play too!)

You see, I have about 3.5 hours between when I get home from work and when I have to go to bed. And last night I had to make dinner and go to a meeting. And I can’t stay up much past that hard bedtime or the next day I have horrible joint pain.

So. Boo to weeknight releases.

Maybe Blizzard thought fewer people would play the first few nights if it was during the week? (though with all the server issues, that doesn’t seem to be very true)

Regardless, I have Diablo 3 “burning a hole in my pocket” so to speak.

I’ve been looking forward to this game for a looooong time. I loved D2 and its expansion, and it was the first “RPG” I ever played. I played with the man I’m now married to, even though we lived in separate states, and in team games with my brother. I stayed up way too late one summer trying to get a character to max level (didn’t make it, I got my Druid to about 85 before school started up again). Tons of good memories of demon smashing and general tomfoolery with friends.

I am really hoping I’ll have some time tonight to play. The forces of Hell need smashing.


(My BattleTag is JustOneAnna#1624 for those curious. If you send me an invite, please let me know who you are in a note!)

Introduce Your Pandaren
comment 4 Written by on May 14, 2012 – 8:04 am

What kind of Pandaren are you planning on playing? Will you be rolling a monk, or some other class? Have you thought at all about an RP idea or a character basis for that character?

I’m kicking around the idea of a little old lady Pandaren – nosy, busybodyish, and constantly peddling all kinds of (probably disturbing) folk remedies. I have this image in my head of her wandering around with a big jar of 4 Thieves Vinegar with a dead bird foot in it, forcing it on anyone that even hints at getting sick.


I haven’t decided what class she’ll be (which probably means she’ll be one of the multitude of Pandaren Monks come Mists release). But I like the idea of having a slightly… unorthodox character, and that concept won’t require that she have any semblance of quick leveling to be successful in RP. In fact, it’ll be fun to do low level pick up RP with her. She’d peddle those remedies all through Stormwind (or whatever the major city of the next expansion turns out to be).

I’d love to hear what your Pandaren character concepts are though – brag on them (or just brainstorm ideas) in comments!

Descent and Ascent

September 8, 2015 – 9:51 pm

It didn’t take long to get from Thunder Bluff to the Echo Isles – Ankona took advantage of a wyvern so she could think and plan before getting to her destination. She had information to confirm with the spirits – …

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The Hand of Lothar, they call themselves.

Yva Darrows was their first target.

Tirith and Aely were their second and third.

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