Written by | Posted November 19, 2013 – 4:46 pm Deconstruction

Bad things are happening in Stormwind – and beyond.

The Hand of Lothar, they call themselves.

Yva Darrows was their first target.

Tirith and Aely were their second and third.

They have since… expanded their reach and escalated their methods …

Walking Uphill
comment 2 Written by on November 8, 2011 – 8:33 am

I’m not very good at RP walking.

There are some who say that to be a “real” RPer, you must always only walk when you’re in town. I call bullshit, but that’s just me. Sometimes when I’m in town, I’m there for 3 minutes to repair, grab reagents, fill up my stack of water, and hit a portal on the way to a raid.

I do, however, RP walk when I am in a city with extra time.

I’ve returned to my old tradition of walking from the Pig and Whistle back to wherever Aely is living (right now it’s in the Mage District, at SWU with Arrens, before that it was at the Silver Shield).

Roger, the wolfound, follows after her, and she always uses her Argent Charger. She also nods at guards, especially Officer Pomeroy and Officer Jaxon, since it’s always good for the Riders to stay on the good side of the Stormwind Guard. Or at least to TRY.  If someone is fishing, I have time to ask if they’ve caught anything good, or if they’ve seen the canal beasts this week.

It makes me slow down, pay attention to who is around, what they are doing, and if there is any open RP going on – even if it’s simple stuff.

I’m never really sure if anyone really notices. At least, the vast majority of the time it’s just me walking on my own, occasionally throwing emotes.

Sometimes, though, I get emotes back, or strike up a quick conversation. Someone in the Cathedral District offers a wave and a blessing, or just a quick nod in passing. And that makes the whole thing worth it.

The Many Varieties of DPS
comment 1 Written by on November 7, 2011 – 8:28 am

Before you read this one, go check out the first in this series – The Differing Species of Tanks and the second – the Differing Species of Healers.

  • Quiet DPS: Thinks he’s the best <class> ever, but never really says much. Just shows up and does his job. Probably tops the meters without anyone noticing until the logs are posted.
  • Noisy DPS: Thinks she’s the best <class> ever, and Just. Will. Not. Shut. Up. Constantly chattering in vent, possibly even to the point of missing instructions or talking over the raid leader.
  • Hax DPS: Thinks he’s the best <class> ever, and knows his class mechanics better than the developers. Manages to pull stunts that make other raid members blink in confusion. Occasionally wipes the raid trying to pull these off, but when he’s successful, it’s AMAZING.
  • Excuses DPS: Thinks she’s the best <class> ever, except for that night, and that other night, and that time with all the lag, and the day her video card started fritzing, and the other evening when it was raining, and …
  • Patient DPS: Thinks she’s the best <class> ever, and manages to get every other player of her class in the raid to perform consistently better, week by week.
  • Prepared DPS: Thinks he’s the best <class> ever, brings enough flasks, food, and other consumables to make sure everyone else is the best ever too.
  • QQ DPS: Thinks she’s the best <class> ever, but thinks Blizzard has it out for her class and made it so that bunnies/swords/cats/tinfoil doesn’t work on that fight. Complains loudly and repeatedly of being gimped by the developers, regardless of where other players of her class/spec fall on the meters.
  • Stands-in-it DPS: Thinks he’s the best <class> ever, and might actually prove that he is, if he could only figure out how to not stand in the fire.
  • Chuck Norris DPS: Thinks he’s the best <class> ever, and actually pulls it off.

(And yes, this is FIRMLY tongue in cheek. Especially since I now play DPS!)

So this Deathwing character…
comment 6 Written by on November 6, 2011 – 8:27 am

People keep telling me they end up getting nuked by him. That he sets zones on fire and stuff.

I’ve never seen it though, on any of my characters.

I think it’s a conspiracy.

*I’m invoking Murphy’s Law on this one, figuring if I say something about it, I’ll actually get to see the event.

Begging for a Cadillac
comment 3 Written by on November 5, 2011 – 8:14 am

Begging in the streets of Stormwind (or Orgrimmar, or wherever) is a pasttime as old as WoW. Low level players without enough gold to train come through, begging for 1 or 5 gold, or just a few silver, to be able to buy skills (or a mount – though that used to be a bigger fiscal commitment… GET OFF MY LAWN!) Usually I don’t pay too much attention, though if someone is particularly nice/polite and RP’s at me, I’ve been known to help them out.

This week though, I encountered a whole new level of begging.

[07:24] [Y] [Redacted]: i need 225g  please

At least he said please, right?

Sheesh.

Deconstruction

November 19, 2013 – 4:46 pm

Bad things are happening in Stormwind – and beyond.

The Hand of Lothar, they call themselves.

Yva Darrows was their first target.

Tirith and Aely were their second and third.

They have since… expanded their reach and escalated their methods …

Patrol

November 13, 2013 – 9:59 am

The cathedral bells stop ringing overnight, except for chiming the hours. Three bell strikes, and Angoleth padded softly around another corner of the Cathedral District, staying carefully in the shadows. Trained ears picked up Mogget’s soft breathing – nearly inaudible …

Riders in Lordaeron – Memory

November 7, 2013 – 1:33 pm

(Written by Jolly, Tarquin, and Annalea)

The highlands of Lordaeron were not for the faint of heart; be it the putrescence of the Scourge’s long-lingering remnant, or the rock-strewn hills and valleys that made farmers out of only the most …

Riders of Lordaeron – Logistics

September 13, 2013 – 7:11 pm

(With Tarquin and Annalea)

Once more, four people made their way through the thickets and hills of Lordaeron, this time in the crisp chill of late morning, seeking after the Rider. Aelflaed had snatched what sleep she could while Chryste …

Riders of Lordaeron – Problematic

September 11, 2013 – 9:47 am

(With Tarquin)

She hadn’t wanted to leave Jolly – not so soon after finding him again – but once away, it took about five minutes for Aely to figure out she had a problem.

That problem had just announced that …

Riders of Lordaeron: Arrangements

September 9, 2013 – 10:05 am

It was an uneasy goodbye for him, but it was agreed by both he and Aely that a stroll back to Hearthglen would not be very easy to explain, nor would the explanation needed for the three Argent soldiers once …

Riders of Lordaeron

September 7, 2013 – 9:02 am

“Light sent me ye when I needed ye afore – an’ now again when I need ye. I canna ask fir more than tha’.” She sighed and slung the shield back across her shoulders. “It’s… Light. Been awhile hasna it? …

Dark Rider of Lordaeron (Part 4)

September 6, 2013 – 2:02 pm

She blinked, but did not drop either of her shields. “Aye, though I’ve been Caltrains fir th’ last near three years. Canna say I’ve any memory ay ye.”

“Yeh’ve far moar’n yeh realize,” he replied evenly, his grip tightening on …

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