First it was SAN and the revelation that I, a PvEr and dabbling PvPr, was on a roleplaying realm.
Then it was that, “Well, I always said I want to, on a rainy day, roleplay.”
After emptying my rainy-day mats into my old Robes guild bank before shoving off to Elune, I realized you shouldn’t procrastinate rainy days. People do, I do, but I need to embrace my rainy days more often rather than putting them off.
So Jaedia starts sumfin. Others follow. Well, okay, I read Righteous Orbs like I’m breathing air, and Tamarind made this amazing roleplayed post about a kobold, and then Chastity added another roleplayed post specifically having to do with Jaedia’s sumfin.
After reading Chas’s post, I felt some drop drip drops tapping on my shoulder. Maybe it was the Blight, I don’t know. This:
It was beautiful.
The Blight rained from the sky like raindrops and promises. He danced with the scourge and the living alike, ran his fingers through their hair and down their spines, and laid them down in the snow like children.
This is beautiful. Especially since it’s plague, and normally plague is disgusting and horrible, but not to the undead, oh no.
It’s writing like that that makes me want to write, too.
But…my current toon-on-a-roleplaying-server-specifically-for-roleplaying is level 8 and she’s a Tauren, whom I think personality-wise I know how to play, but I’m totally retarded when it comes to historical Warcraft lore — y’know, the Wars and politics and such.
Are there no Cliff Notes for the Ancient/First/Second/Third Wars?
Also, if you begin a character from scratch — i.e. level 1 — are you supposed to act like it’s vanilla WoW time or Wrath of the Lich King time, which I’ve heard is a few years later, lore-wise?
So I want to roleplay some awesome awesome story, but I mean, whadya want me to write when I’m only level 8 and I’m shaky on the surroundings & history of my character?
I guess I could take Pone or Ama out somewhere and write some reactions. They already have personalities of their own, if not totally immersive and separate from me.
I keep missing my Robes. The talkative social part of the Robes — the green text part. At first I thought I’d feel empty and detached on my druid since she isn’t guilded (yet?) with Conspiracy. Ama’s tagless on Elune. But I feel…free? No, free’s not the word at all. I do feel Ama would follow Pone wherever the guild tag goes, but … it’s not as big a “omg, there’s no green text pouring down my screen” difference as it was whenever I was on a non-Robe Eonarite alt.
Okay, SAN has a faster, denser flow than the Robes did, but both feel constant to me. For some reason it’s comforting, calming, watching people interact. Silence in gchat, even in pugs, it’s almost nails-on-chalkboard annoying sometimes.
I keep typing some telling instead of some showing who Poneria and Amadruada are. Need more pondering & typing.