Archive For September, 2009

Wrathgate Wednesday: Inspirational Speech Edition

By | September 30, 2009

Tarquin ap Danwyrith by *JRinaldi on deviantART Even ne’er-do-wells get the opportunity to deliver Rousing Speech before the battle starts. This is what Tarquin said to his Wildfire Riders before the went to War. The sun was rising when they assembled before him. He climbed a rock that might have been placed there by a [...]

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Who Won Wrathgate?

By | September 30, 2009

Yesterday, Shizukera (from the Earthern Ring (us) Server) and I had a discussion on “who won Wrathgate,” specifically the Battle for Undercity. Shizukera said, over twitter, “We lost Bolvar and got to watch Varian mouth off. That’s about it. Horde? Rebels gone, they’re stronger.” I am hesitant to say that one particular faction won or [...]

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‘Scuse Me While I Stab This Guy

By | September 29, 2009

As part of our ongoing war involving sending one another distracting, productivity-crushing links during the day, Tarquin pointed me at this excellent post by limyaael, “On Assassin Characters.“   Go over there and give it a read. While limyaael’s rants seem geared mostly towards people writing stories that contain these common fantasy archetypes, many of the [...]

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The Burden of Morale.

By | September 28, 2009

I’m going to do a little reminiscing here, and hope that folks bear with me through it because I do have a point – this isn’t self important dribble, I promise. When I started this game oh-so-many-bloody-years ago, my real life situation was in turmoil. I was a textbook case of “hiding in the MMO [...]

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The Problem with Death

By | September 24, 2009

Death isn’t permanent in Azeroth. Except when it is permanent (Fordring’s child, for instance). How do we handle “dying” in an instance versus “dying” in an RP story? How do any protagonists or villains in our stories stay dead when any two bit paladin, priest, shaman or druid can resurrect them? I’ll be honest, we [...]

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Wrathgate Wednesday: Bangers and Mash

By | September 23, 2009

Tarquin by *chrismcfann on deviantART If asked, neither Tarquin, Ceil or Bricu could tell you with any degree of accuracy how they actually met.    It involved alcohol, mocking someone who had their nose in the air and shouting across Stormwind.  All three were probably far too drunk to remember anything more than that.  Specifically, [...]

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Writing Through a Block

By | September 22, 2009

So you’re reaching the finish line of a fic you’ve been working on for days, and you find yourself with no earthly clue how to end it. Or you find yourself staring at the start of a document, knowing that somewhere in that blank space is a kickass scene waiting to happen, but you have [...]

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Friday Fiction: What If.

By | September 18, 2009

((One of my favorite projects recently was a “What if your character had met X before their current IC significant other.” We threw our names into a hat and ficc’ed out what would have/could have happened had things gone down differently in Warcraft history. Yva ended up with Shael O’Connaugh. For some reason, this piece [...]

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Consider This

By | September 17, 2009

Some consider rape to be just another word. That rape, generally regarded as a terrible thing, and yet generic enough to exist in casual conversation, is a hallmark of our culture.  Sentences like: “The Horde totally raped us in AV!” or “Man, we totally raped Yoggie last night!” imply that rape is a graphic, but [...]

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Wrathgate Wednesday: Crone Edition

By | September 16, 2009

There is more to Davien Stonemantle than her iconic floppy hat. While she is the Loremistress of Noxilite and she has connections to the Riders stemming from other major RP events, she is also the de facto caretaker of her (still breathing) niece and nephew. Long before Yva Darrows associated (willingly) with the Riders, she [...]

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