Last week, we discussed the basics of the Alliance faction -- which races are available to play, and the kind of plot points you can expect to see with each race.
We've had several columns now where we've talked about developing and creating a character -- the basics of story creation, setting up character profiles, and even some of the basics of beginner roleplay.
Contrary to the title, we're not actually going to talk about the lore spoilers that are floating out there in this week's roleplaying column.
When it comes to gaming, everyone seems to have different preferences for how they play, and sometimes those preferences change depending on what's happening in-game.
Roleplaying is pretty much a social activity.
You don't necessarily have to utilize current game lore for your roleplay, but many players choose to do so.
World of Warcraft is a gigantic game, full of plenty of things to do besides just roleplaying -- obviously if you want to roleplay with anyone, anywhere, you should probably be max level in order to get where you need to be.
Roleplaying is one of those activities that not everyone actually participates in -- in fact, the majority of people playing World of Warcraft are simply playing to do PVE or PVP content. Roleplaying is kind of niche content in that way, and although it isn't actively promoted by Blizzard, they do have realms available for roleplayers. While there's nothing stopping you from roleplaying on a PVE or PVP server, you're apt to find a lot more roleplayers on the realms that have been specifically designated for that purpose.
If you've got your character set and you're ready to begin roleplaying in game, you might want to take a moment to look for roleplaying addons. While you wouldn't think addons would be a requirement of roleplaying, of all things, there are actually several options out there that serve as incredibly useful tools.
Typically, trolls in World of Warcraft have roughly the same life span as humans and orcs -- they mature at about the same age, get old at about the same age, and "old age" is roughly the same.