For the Wildfire Riders, and their allies/foils, Stormwind has more to offer than what the game client shows us. On the canal side of the Cathedral district, a gnome chef opened a high end restaurant called Galahad. It caters to the rich, the powerful and the noble. The Executive Chef, Noy “Gears” Rom may, or may not, be based on Gordon Ramsey. He’s foul mouthed, unapologetically carnivorous and, rumor has it, pretty damn good with a knife. In the Mage District, a collection of buildings have been turned into Stormwind University. The school, run by Professor Arrens Caltrains, is completely above board. They teach classes on history, demonology, magic and a few mundane topics. They even have a head of security, just to make sure over-zealous students don’t get themselves into too much trouble. Old town has a Burlesque parlor–the Silver Feather–owned and operated by one Lady Genise Crownsilver.
These player-made additions are typically discussed in Fic. While we play WoW, we cannot hold an event in Galahad or the Feather. Classes for Stormwind University can occur out of the classroom, but the Headmaster can’t meet with an unruly student in his office, nor can he remove someone from the dorms. Yet these additions add to the feel of the game. They allow for players to say, “My character left his or her mark” with destroying established lore.
Have your characters added to their city? Do you feel it is in appropriate for players to add to the established geography of a particular city? Fill us in!