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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: Fashion and roleplay We’ve talked a lot about developing your character and interacting with other players — the nuts and bolts of roleplay, both the creation aspects and the writing aspects. And it’s true that roleplay is really a creative writing exercise of sorts. Boil it down to the essentials, and you’re pretty much just co-writing a piece...

Role Play: Taking a roleplaying break We had a pretty good question on this week’s podcast regarding how to handle taking breaks in roleplaying — whether or not you weave breaks from WoW into the narrative of your character. I’ve got my own methods for handling these kinds of situations, but it seemed like a good opportunity to talk about roleplaying...

Role Play: When lore breaks roleplay The title of this column might seem a little odd to some. After all, it’s pretty common to find instances of when roleplay breaks lore — as in someone decided to go against known lore to add their own spin on their character. But even though it’s rarer to find, sometimes you’ll run into the...

Role Play: Roleplaying on non-RP servers When I first began playing World of Warcraft back in 2004, I didn’t have a clear idea of exactly how to play the game. I’d done a little beta, but mostly focused on myself, my character, exploring, and what I could do. I certainly didn’t spend a lot of time talking to other people, nor...

Potential upcoming hot spots for Legion roleplay The Broken Isles may be a very dangerous place to be, but there are still plenty of excellent locations for potential Legion roleplay. Of course, Class Halls are always an option — but if you’re looking to roleplay with friends or guildmates who aren’t a part of your class, that option is off the table....

Role Play: Adding realism to a roleplay character World of Warcraft is by nature a game of entirely fantastical elements. You’ve got the magic-affiliated pointy-eared guys, green guys in both little and big variety, giant talking cow-people, giant talking blue goat-people, giant talking bears, dragons, spellcasting, teleportation, alternate worlds, alternate timelines, alternate realities — the list goes on and on. When you create...