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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 […]

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Big Bear Butt presents Hamlet
comment 3 Written by on July 31, 2008 – 9:21 am


Bear tackles roleplaying and how it relates to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (which is Hamlet, in a roundabout sort of way).

His main point, which I absolutely agree with, is that we’re like R&G in that play/film.  We’re not Hamlet – we’re not Arthas.  We’re not Jaina Proudmoore’s younger sister who has a love affair with Illidan and is conspiring against Kael’thas.

We’re like Rosencrantz and Guildenstern – minor characters that go about doing our own things and our own lives and occasionally having brushes with greatness, but having separate and equally interesting adventures as well.

I’m just hoping that the end of WoW is somewhat happier than the end of Hamlet (at least, I hope the good guys get to live!).

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3 Responses to “Big Bear Butt presents Hamlet”

  1. i’ll agree with both yours and BBB’s points that we are indeed just minor characters within the grand scheme of the lore, but i do want to emphasize your point that we do “occasionally having brushes with greatness.”

    occasionally, yes, if not more. if we didn’t, we wouldn’t be capable of taking down arthas in groups of 10, or even kill van cleef at level 17.

  2. I also 100% agree with BBB, though it is important not to take it to the extreme and make your character super-bland. When I first started RP in WoW I was so afraid that I would come off as trying to make myself overly special, that I made all my characters super boring and bland and it just wasn’t fun. Eventually I learned how to give them their own sparks and quirks… and I <3 them all!

  3. “We’re more of the love, blood and rhetoric school. Well, we can do you love and blood without the rhetoric, and we can do you blood and rhetoric without the love. And we can do you all three, concurrent or consecutive. But we can’t give you love and rhetoric without the blood. Blood is compulsory. They’re all blood, y’see.”

    Sorry, couldn’t resist.

    By Eith on Aug 5, 2008 | Reply

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