Rp Guide

Role Play: Roleplaying partners and you Roleplaying isn’t really a solo activity – it’s about the interactions between your character and other characters. It’s about assuming the role of your character as an improvisational creative acting and writing exercise rolled into one. There are plenty of places to find roleplay; in cities or the open world, in RP guilds, or at...

Role Play: Roleplaying on non-roleplay realms Last week we addressed the topic of non-roleplayers that make the move to roleplaying realms. But what if the switch is flipped – what if you’re someone who wants to roleplay, but you’re not on a realm designated for RP? Sure, you’re creative and you enjoy roleplaying, but you’re also really involved in competitive raiding...




Role Play: Non-roleplayers on roleplay realms Sometimes roleplayers have other interests like competitive raiding or PVP. These kinds of activities are harder to find on RP realms, leading players to try and find RP on non-roleplaying servers. But what if the shoe is on the other foot? Today’s column addresses a question from a player who is headed for an RP...

Role Play: When styles collide There are a wide variety of roleplaying guilds, groups, and organizations out there in World of Warcraft. Every guild has its own rules and regulations in regards to roleplay. Equally as varied are the roleplayers themselves – and every individual has their own method of roleplaying. Variety is generally pretty great. It means that it’s...

Role Play: Breathing new life into an old character We’ve all had it happen before – after playing the same character for so long, you start to get a little bored. It’s not that you hate your character; you’re just finding it hard to dredge up any interest in roleplay. Logging on for extended roleplay doesn’t sound fun, it just makes you tired. And...

Role Play: Godmoding vs. metagaming It doesn’t matter if you’ve been roleplaying for years, or you’re a brand new roleplayer — sometimes we slip up. Everyone does it from time to time, and it’s not the end of the world if you happen to do so. But understanding exactly how you slipped up is just as important as correcting the...




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Role Play: When you don’t agree with class fantasy Legion has been an expansion all about “class fantasy” – a deeper exploration into what it means to be a member of a particular class. We aren’t focusing on Alliance or Horde this expansion, we’re focusing on classes themselves, and the Armies of Legionfall represent the pinnacle of all of those classes uniting and standing...

Role Play: Creating character memories When you’re roleplaying a character in World of Warcraft, you generally have a good idea of where you’d like them to go. Maybe they’re on a quest to find their long-lost family. Or they could just be out to make a name for themselves in the world. Or it’s possible they simply find themselves getting...



Role Play: Questions for deeper character development How well do you really know your character? How much thought have you given to their day to day life? Is it easy for you to slip into character? Or do you sometimes struggle with trying to imagine how your character would react to a given situation? This is where the term “character development” comes...

Role Play: Identifying red flags in roleplay Roleplaying is at its heart an intensely creative exercise that you share with other people. It’s a little bit creative writing, a little bit improvisational acting. You can determine how your character might react to certain situations, but you never really know how others will react to the same situations. For that matter, you’re never...

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Role Play: Plot points in Legion so far Roleplaying over the course of an expansion can take a few different forms. When a new expansion hits, any information surrounding that expansion becomes a focus of roleplay for many players. But what about when we’re in the middle of an expansion and the story is evolving? Sure, some roleplayers prefer to ignore expansion events...

Role Play: Making friends with roleplay One of the single most difficult aspects of roleplay for many players is simply the act of finding people to roleplay with. It’s that terrifying moment when you’re expected to say something to someone else, and you’re not quite sure how they’ll react. And let’s just be honest here — there are a lot of...

Role Play: Running a roleplay event One on one roleplay is the easiest kind to participate in – largely because you’re just working with one other person’s schedule. That means less hassle trying to find time to roleplay, and it lets your characters develop a deeper personal connection. But if you’re in a guild or you play with a group, sometimes...

Role Play: Immersing yourself in roleplay World of Warcraft isn’t exactly a game that makes itself conducive to roleplaying. Sure, there are roleplaying realms, and there are plenty of great locations where players can gather for events. But there aren’t exactly a lot of tools developed specifically for roleplayers – addons help alleviate that particular struggle, but there’s nothing built-in. It’s...

Role Play: Ending roleplay Sometimes you’re just not feeling it – or sometimes life just happens to get in the way. When you’re roleplaying with a guild, group, or partner, you’re not just dealing with your own roleplay. Like it or not, your story, and your character’s story, become a part of everyone else’s story, too. If you leave,...

Role Play: Finding a roleplaying guild Last week we talked about time investment in RP – exactly how much time is required for “effective” RP. The answer is pretty subjective. I mean, you can invest as much or as little time as you’d like. But it’s a lot easier to invest that kind of time if you join a roleplaying guild....