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Posted 24 March 2018 - 07:21 PM

You go to another neutral town with your own interesting character. A dwarf warrior with the wicked name of Hundredslayer, retiring after your long centuries of service, storming up mountains in your mithril armor and shoving your opponents off ledges with a mighty trudge of the inglorious spiked tower shield. Now you're here to sell your wares to a seemingly strong Alliance community, but some Horde buying your wares doesn't seem too bad, gold is the same color no matter the hand that holds it. But then that opinion soon starts to waver. You look to your right and you see it. An elf in HD Gilnean clothes meant to look like fancy rich rags. His first banter with you goes as, "You're such a fucking degenerate, honestly, Silvermoon would have way better fucking wares." You simply pretend he doesn't exist, in which case he responds with a meme. "Hey, smart guy, two plus two equals four, minus three, that's one, quick maffs, you dig?" You shudder behind the keyboard. Hundredslayer recalled hearing about elven rangers and even working with a few. They had a bond with nature, and given their ancient, magical, and respected society, quite the vocabulary as well. While not the purple prosing types, meaning they say big words but the big words are used incorrectly, they were certainly fancy. Their tone was always professional, sometimes spoken with elaborate metaphors of leaves or wine, maybe even magic. They were a being from an ancient time of elaborate dialogue, grand spellwork that caused a demonic invasion, and the finest silk clothing with elaborate leaf-like, and perhaps blade-like embroidery. Instead, you have a Stromic highlander headcanon with pointed ears and a katana trying to bed every female character, RPer or NPC. We're going to start with high elves, which will include the Highborne a little since technically Highborne were also called Quel'dorei. https://wow.gamepedia.com/Highborne High elves, the ones that grew to be more human colored, followed Dath'remar and shared the ideal concept of an elven civilization. Grand round marble buildings covered in embroidery, with the most grand of enchanted stonework to be the foundation for their floating gardens and risen mage towers. Mind you, they created their kingdom upon the giant forests of the Amani trolls, which became hated enemies. They were strong users of magic, obviously, as much of their city was enchanted and magically formed, but you ask, wouldn't that have attracted the demons again? You'd be correct, and that's why they had those two giant stones with blue runes on them in the blood elf starting zone. Those were ley stones, designed to blanket their magical signature so that Sargeras's crusaders wouldn't find them and repeat the War of The Ancients. They were great magic practitioners, they were wise philosophers and scholars that probably wrote most of the knowledge found within Karazhan, they were agile warriors, they were adventurous and defensive rangers, they were ancient, they were wise, and most importantly, they were quite mysterious to the world. But nobody wants to RP this. Another case of, Blizzard gives the general aesthetic and dialogue for a race, players proceed to shit on that for their awful fantasies that come to be questionable. It's understandable that not all elves would have the same vocabulary, but it's not understandable that they'd swear 24/7 in a society where you live for centuries and thus have hundreds of life experiences that would shape you out into someone rather intelligent or mindful of the world around them. I mean honestly, there's an elf called Danny Handerson that swears up a tree, why does nobody kick this thing out? It's an affront to what Blizzard has provided as the medium for high elves. You see high elf NPCs and listen to their click-dialogue, they're a very calm, tranquil people that show only an inch of emotion and have a sense of being serious. Why do you want to be lolsy and dress like a hobo with Samurai weaponry? Cease. https://wow.gamepedia.com/High_elf So for high elves, try to expand your vocabulary a little, learn a few big words and use them more often, and don't swear. I'm not against swearing in real life, it just feels strange to have a race of beautiful elders sounding like fourteen year olds making Dark Souls fan fiction. Also, dress a little more like an elf, unless if they're poor. And if you're going to play a poor elf, don't suddenly be some grand warrior or ranger that's the best of their field that just can't make a buck, that's stupid. Go for a lot of the BC items that seem elfy. That would make far better civilian clothes and armor. I mean hell, the Nighthold Hunter gear can solve all your elf armor needs. Now onto Highborne. Highborne possessed one of the oldest empires. And before anybody says it, Highborne are still night elves, and night elves are going to be next, but bare with me. When you look up Highborne NPCs, while there is a genetic difference in the fact that they just look like tall pale blue and pink blood elves instead of their lanky cousins, there's still the fact that they are genetically Kaldorei, and thus their species would be considered Kaldorei. Highborne is a social class, not a race. The 1% of America isn't a whole other species because of their wealth and power, they're still human Americans. Highborne will have an obvious divide between being just like the high elves (as they're technically the high elves also), meaning that some will be calm, wise, professional, articulate, and well clothed (or not, they are Kaldorei after all, the fucking savages), and others may view life and the rest of the world as primitive, having only the decades to live and thus living lives in haste without barely any artistic or emotional value to things, sort of like how we know ants are pretty neat and cool, but at the end of the day, they're ants, they're not people as most of what they do to live isn't that much of a choice, they can't sit on a couch and sip wine while thinking about the ten reasons why existentialism kicks nihilism's stupid edgelord ass. You have to understand that for the arrogant types, they'd still be articulate and sound very intelligent, they would just view their social class of the Kaldorei and the rest of the world as the best there ever was, since they were the best magicians (they had the Well of Eternity that made them the best, now they're just really good mages and not all of them are mages), they controlled a good chunk of the world when it was all connected, and they were the first civilization on Azeroth to push back the Burning Legion. Their resumé would leave the remaining Highborne of Eldre'thalas (Dire Maul) split between their more noble and wise members, and the arrogant and cold-fact dealing members. And as for why there would be the general high elf types of being calm, wise, you get the gist, it's for the fact that no society has just one mindset, there are those that would read many books and gain knowledge over time and thus use their knowledge for good deeds, and those that would see their species at threat and try to use it to defend only themselves, understandably. Elves aren't really the sadistic type to be bad people for the sake of being bad, countless tragedies have happened to them over millennia that would harden them and put them in a mindset of "us or them." Still, be articulate, don't swear, but have a little more depth to your character. Don't just be lolsy and try to make people laugh OOCly, leave that to the more mortal races. Night elves were the general makeup of the Highborne, though their general social class were that of the male druids that would sleep to enter the Emerald Dream, pondering nature and its teachings, making totems of animals so that they could shapeshift into them, with women being their priesthood of Elune to work in tandem with the demigods the druids worshipped, and women also handling the military. They're somewhat savage, though some of the Highborne that remained after the War of The Ancients either went with Dath'remar to continue a magical kingdom, Eldre'thalas to live as the Highborne always have, or they went under Malfurion's guidance. If you want a citation for those, go ingame, join your own phase, and spawn the book called "Mount Hyjal and Illidan's Gift." Night elves had to battle the trollish empires forever, thus breeding another hatred for the more primitive lives on Azeroth. The focus on night elves are that they're spiritual, take knowledge from the Emerald Dream and apply it to reality, and a bit of a warrior culture focused on the defense of their homelands. They're mistrusting of outsiders, though we've seen our fair share of night elf NPCs that are more than welcoming of the Alliance races for the most part. I'd say a good pin for the standard night elf character would be to not trust everybody at first, but to tolerate them to the point you can recognize what's good about them and respect them for that. AND STOP MAKING PIRATE ELVES WITH PIRATE ACCENTS, CEASE, CEASE THIS NOW, CEEEEEEEASE. Go for clothing that's revealing, have a general "mountain man lumberjack" feeling to the character, speak simply (still with a wide vocabulary but with short sentences to get your point across), and understand that in the modern days of WoW, female night elf druids and male night elf priests/warriors are a huge topic for debate. On one hand, it's not wrong to break the mold and do the duties a man or woman would be expected to, but there are those who would see it as strange and something to disagree with, it's not what's been traditional. It would be common that the men would sit around and have the women speak for them, so now having men speak for themselves and women getting to do their druidic duties is brand new and strange. In real life, I don't like transgenders, I think their identity stuff is complete nonsense, but there are some transgender people that face serious problems and punishments for being transgender that I don't think should happen, so if you're going for the traditionalist night elf, see it from that perspective. This is weird SJW garbage that the youngin's are fucking around with. Women should be priestesses and sentinels, men should be druids, what's wrong with these people? (There are some groups of night elves that allowed both genders to partake in duties that would traditionally be limited, but these groups weren't commonly seen as they were underground dreaming or busy being adventurers and whatnot.) Also, if you're making a Warden, don't be a Maiev clone, and don't think you have the absolute authority in any phase. You're not like the Ebon Blade where you see something taboo and immediately get to kill it. You're a fancy knight's-errant, you're wandering the land in search of threats that would be a danger to the elven people, or if you're in foreign land, you would be following their laws whether you like it or not. And for the love of all that is chocolate, please don't be some night elf nazi. You're a duty bound mage-warrior that must be the protector nobody really wants or thinks they need, but you can still have some personality to you. However, monotone characters can be done pretty well, I'd say the finest example of that would be the Qunari from Dragon Age. They lack identity beyond what their rank is, and are simply named for their job and rank. While they have emotions, they don't display them, and when they speak, they speak to mean something, not to comment on something they personally approve or disapprove of. I can see why this would be hard to apply to RP, but Wardens are generally campaign/event based characters, not socialites. Now onto blood elves. We're almost done. Arthas and Garithos caused major tragedies for the blood elves that have caused them to be what they are now. They're the people that have mourned the close-to-extinction level event of their species. When you listen to the blood elf click-dialogue, you can kind of see the general theme going on. Again, articulate, this will never not be a thing and if you refuse to RP an articulate elf, you are fake news. They're a little broody, not at Fenris from DA2 or Batman levels of broody, but they're generally a bit darker, both from the tragedy of their people and the fact that they've been infused with the fel for a good short while, which makes people more negative. They're very, very attuned to their culture and people of power. The Sunwell, the sun in the sky itself, their history of being great mages, the loss of their people, the crushing of the Amani, and trying to be the best person no matter what gets in their way is all very important to them. So if you wanted to make a sassy elf, it would sound more like a scornful business woman with her arms behind her back and an apathetic gaze ahead with some elaborate way of saying why somebody isn't worth their time or energy, not just some Britney Spears walk-up with "heh, kill yourself kid," and walk away with /salute. The latter is fucking stupid. Don't ever do that. To phase owners that read this, ban these types of people from your phase to keep up the quality. Quality > quantity. 50+ has around five times the cancer 10+ does. If you're going to play a Magister, know that the Magisterium is corrupt as we see them brainwash citizens that don't share the normal opinions of Silvermoon, you have a lot of authority but that will vary more on social reputation than your actual rank in the Magisterium, and you'd have to have a pretty good reason to be in foreign lands. Magisters =/= mages. Magisters can be mages, but not all Magisters are mages, so setting this as your class to mean that you cast magic is silly. Stop that. Stop. Cease. If anything, you own land and get to paperwork-and-public-debate fight other Magisters over what's yours and what isn't. Social reputation via how upright you are with the Sin'dorei culture is pretty important. If you're going to play a Blood Knight, please look back to what I said about Wardens. You're not the authority everybody has to listen to, you're a wandering warrior of the Light trying to defend your elven lands or the lands of foreigners for whatever personal reason you have, while also following their laws. Also understand that while some elves hating the Forsaken would be understandable, Ghostlands revealed quite a bit of dialogue between some NPCs that show that both the Forsaken and the blood elves have a lot of respect for each other due to the fact that they both were wiped out by the Scourge and their original Humans & Friends faction doesn't like them anymore. They have to stand up for themselves and continuously prove themselves to the Horde as viable allies. So for the basic guidelines of being a blood elf, you probably don't trust many humans that much, you're broody, you speak very fondly of your people's history, culture, and mythology around the sun, ARTICULATE, YOU STILL CAN'T SWEAR, IF YOU PLAY AN ELF, THE MOST SWEARING YOU CAN DO IS SAY DAMN OR CALL SOMEBODY A BASTARD, AND IT HAS A LOT OF WEIGHT TO IT. And dress like you're from Silvermoon, god damn. Enough of the Gilnean hobos with pointy ears and katanas. Aestyr. Nightborne can get away with sounding modern as we've heard them speak rather simply. Sigryn is a good example of what to go with. You ponder things a lot, you're a bit monotone when you speak, but you'll always comment your approval or disapproval of something with quick words. Your focus is on your work most of the time and being acclimated to the new realms that were ruptured from you ten thousand years ago. Nightborne are probably the easiest to play as they're just the standard generic D&D playthrough elf character you meet. High society sounding, likes elaborate things most of the time, rather adventurous and open minded, and pretty simple sounding. NO SWEARING, IF YOU PLAY AN ELF, YOU CAN'T SWEAR, I CAN'T MAKE THIS POINT ANY CLEARER. For when void elves come out, there are some major pointers. We all anticipated super edgelords that were all "HREH, I AM THE MASTER OF THE VOID, KID, FUCKING SHADOW THE HEDGEHOG SEES ME AS -HIS- SPIRIT ANIMAL. I'VE SACRIFICED A FEW THINGS, WHAT HAVE YOU GIVEN???" We were very wrong. I was very wrong. I thought I was going to hate the void elves. But holy shit, they're so fucking cool, not sure why Blizzard didn't call them dark elves since they kinda fit the whole Drow bill and most of Blizzard's blood elf/void elf aesthetic is coming from Warhammer and Lord of The Rings, but whatever, void elf it is. Their click dialogue shows that they're very much focused on not being afraid of creepy things or situations and knowledge, but instead trying to understand it, see if it can be weaponized, or used for personal understanding of other things. They're very much focused on enlightenment, as it's very nudge-nudged at the idea that void elves are constantly being talked to and given visions of things the void is involved with (and to clarify on that, the void means all dark things, like if you go into a cave that's just pitch black, then the void is there because it's all shadows. Void isn't just some opposite energy of shadows, the void includes actual shadows, we see this on Mac'Aree, DK starting zone, and the Hearthstone Old God pack). So for playing a void elf, stick to darker and elaborate armor, don't try to sound tough or badass, instead go for the aesthetic provided. You speak like you're stuck in the most perfect tranquil reality, you're very aware of things that are too hard to explain to people so the best you can do is just nod along and share with information you can on a situation or place, you'll be the most elaborate sounding of the other elves, and you should always sound like you're being distracted but trying really hard to pay attention, because you technically are, you're getting whispers and visions 24/7. You're like a far less sadistic and more monk-like Drow. So focus on trying to be like a monk from real life. You're considerate, you try to validate everything, and you try to see how something could be personally used, followed by what could be used for whoever or whatever else you care about. And to top that off, you're pretty much a monster hunter trying to moderate and contain the void. So you're the go-to guy for when it comes to annihilating Faceless Ones and aberrations of the Lovecraftian descent. TL;DR: I can't shorten this, so if you don't want to read it, then don't read it. Later on, I'll talk about why orcs need to calm down on being huge dicks OOCly with claims that they could kick everybody's ass since they have so many grenades, firearms, a worg to ride, or even a protodrake to command. This is stupid. You're stupid for doing this. Fucking stop. Nobody wants to RP with you and can't take you seriously because your orc character is just for RP PvP and saying "bruh-BROTHER, MMMMMF, MY MUSCLES, LOOK UPON THEM, GLAZE YOUR TONGUE ACROSS MY MOUNTAINOUS BICEP." C e a s e.


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Posted 24 March 2018 - 07:24 PM

OH GOD, I THOUGHT I SPACED IT OUT, WHY IS NONE OF IT SPACED? NOOOOOOO.



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Posted 24 March 2018 - 07:32 PM

Coming soon.. "Posting Threads The Almost Right Way".


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Posted 24 March 2018 - 07:35 PM

HAH!

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i am the thiccest of roys.


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Posted 25 March 2018 - 12:12 AM

yea its good except MY EYES OH MY EEEEEEEEEEEYES


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Posted 25 March 2018 - 01:11 AM

if i wanted to read a clump of text like this i'd read anything about communism


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Posted 25 March 2018 - 01:57 AM

. Later on, I'll talk about why orcs need to calm down on being huge dicks OOCly with claims that they could kick everybody's ass since they have so many grenades, firearms, a worg to ride, or even a protodrake to command. This is stupid. You're stupid for doing this. Fucking stop. Nobody wants to RP with you and can't take you seriously because your orc character is just for RP PvP and saying "bruh-BROTHER, MMMMMF, MY MUSCLES, LOOK UPON THEM, GLAZE YOUR TONGUE ACROSS MY MOUNTAINOUS BICEP." C e a s e.

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 02:18 PM

You go to another neutral town with your own interesting character. A dwarf warrior with the wicked name of Hundredslayer, retiring after your long centuries of service, storming up mountains in your mithril armor and shoving your opponents off ledges with a mighty trudge of the inglorious spiked tower shield. Now you're here to sell your wares to a seemingly strong Alliance community, but some Horde buying your wares doesn't seem too bad, gold is the same color no matter the hand that holds it. But then that opinion soon starts to waver. You look to your right and you see it. An elf in HD Gilnean clothes meant to look like fancy rich rags. His first banter with you goes as, "You're such a fucking degenerate, honestly, Silvermoon would have way better fucking wares." You simply pretend he doesn't exist, in which case he responds with a meme. "Hey, smart guy, two plus two equals four, minus three, that's one, quick maffs, you dig?" You shudder behind the keyboard. Hundredslayer recalled hearing about elven rangers and even working with a few. They had a bond with nature, and given their ancient, magical, and respected society, quite the vocabulary as well. While not the purple prosing types, meaning they say big words but the big words are used incorrectly, they were certainly fancy. Their tone was always professional, sometimes spoken with elaborate metaphors of leaves or wine, maybe even magic. They were a being from an ancient time of elaborate dialogue, grand spellwork that caused a demonic invasion, and the finest silk clothing with elaborate leaf-like, and perhaps blade-like embroidery. Instead, you have a Stromic highlander headcanon with pointed ears and a katana trying to bed every female character, RPer or NPC.

 

 We're going to start with high elves, which will include the Highborne a little since technically Highborne were also called Quel'dorei. https://wow.gamepedia.com/Highborne

 

High elves, the ones that grew to be more human colored, followed Dath'remar and shared the ideal concept of an elven civilization. Grand round marble buildings covered in embroidery, with the most grand of enchanted stonework to be the foundation for their floating gardens and risen mage towers. Mind you, they created their kingdom upon the giant forests of the Amani trolls, which became hated enemies. They were strong users of magic, obviously, as much of their city was enchanted and magically formed, but you ask, wouldn't that have attracted the demons again? You'd be correct, and that's why they had those two giant stones with blue runes on them in the blood elf starting zone. Those were ley stones, designed to blanket their magical signature so that Sargeras's crusaders wouldn't find them and repeat the War of The Ancients. They were great magic practitioners, they were wise philosophers and scholars that probably wrote most of the knowledge found within Karazhan, they were agile warriors, they were adventurous and defensive rangers, they were ancient, they were wise, and most importantly, they were quite mysterious to the world. But nobody wants to RP this. Another case of, Blizzard gives the general aesthetic and dialogue for a race, players proceed to shit on that for their awful fantasies that come to be questionable. It's understandable that not all elves would have the same vocabulary, but it's not understandable that they'd swear 24/7 in a society where you live for centuries and thus have hundreds of life experiences that would shape you out into someone rather intelligent or mindful of the world around them. I mean honestly, there's an elf called Danny Handerson that swears up a tree, why does nobody kick this thing out? It's an affront to what Blizzard has provided as the medium for high elves. You see high elf NPCs and listen to their click-dialogue, they're a very calm, tranquil people that show only an inch of emotion and have a sense of being serious. Why do you want to be lolsy and dress like a hobo with Samurai weaponry? Cease. https://wow.gamepedia.com/High_elf

 

So for high elves, try to expand your vocabulary a little, learn a few big words and use them more often, and don't swear. I'm not against swearing in real life, it just feels strange to have a race of beautiful elders sounding like fourteen year olds making Dark Souls fan fiction. Also, dress a little more like an elf, unless if they're poor. And if you're going to play a poor elf, don't suddenly be some grand warrior or ranger that's the best of their field that just can't make a buck, that's stupid. Go for a lot of the BC items that seem elfy. That would make far better civilian clothes and armor. I mean hell, the Nighthold Hunter gear can solve all your elf armor needs.

 

 Now onto Highborne. Highborne possessed one of the oldest empires. And before anybody says it, Highborne are still night elves, and night elves are going to be next, but bare with me. When you look up Highborne NPCs, while there is a genetic difference in the fact that they just look like tall pale blue and pink blood elves instead of their lanky cousins, there's still the fact that they are genetically Kaldorei, and thus their species would be considered Kaldorei. Highborne is a social class, not a race. The 1% of America isn't a whole other species because of their wealth and power, they're still human Americans. Highborne will have an obvious divide between being just like the high elves (as they're technically the high elves also), meaning that some will be calm, wise, professional, articulate, and well clothed (or not, they are Kaldorei after all, the fucking savages), and others may view life and the rest of the world as primitive, having only the decades to live and thus living lives in haste without barely any artistic or emotional value to things, sort of like how we know ants are pretty neat and cool, but at the end of the day, they're ants, they're not people as most of what they do to live isn't that much of a choice, they can't sit on a couch and sip wine while thinking about the ten reasons why existentialism kicks nihilism's stupid edgelord ass.

 

You have to understand that for the arrogant types, they'd still be articulate and sound very intelligent, they would just view their social class of the Kaldorei and the rest of the world as the best there ever was, since they were the best magicians (they had the Well of Eternity that made them the best, now they're just really good mages and not all of them are mages), they controlled a good chunk of the world when it was all connected, and they were the first civilization on Azeroth to push back the Burning Legion. Their resumé would leave the remaining Highborne of Eldre'thalas (Dire Maul) split between their more noble and wise members, and the arrogant and cold-fact dealing members. And as for why there would be the general high elf types of being calm, wise, you get the gist, it's for the fact that no society has just one mindset, there are those that would read many books and gain knowledge over time and thus use their knowledge for good deeds, and those that would see their species at threat and try to use it to defend only themselves, understandably. Elves aren't really the sadistic type to be bad people for the sake of being bad, countless tragedies have happened to them over millennia that would harden them and put them in a mindset of "us or them." Still, be articulate, don't swear, but have a little more depth to your character. Don't just be lolsy and try to make people laugh OOCly, leave that to the more mortal races.

 

 Night elves were the general makeup of the Highborne, though their general social class were that of the male druids that would sleep to enter the Emerald Dream, pondering nature and its teachings, making totems of animals so that they could shapeshift into them, with women being their priesthood of Elune to work in tandem with the demigods the druids worshipped, and women also handling the military. They're somewhat savage, though some of the Highborne that remained after the War of The Ancients either went with Dath'remar to continue a magical kingdom, Eldre'thalas to live as the Highborne always have, or they went under Malfurion's guidance. If you want a citation for those, go ingame, join your own phase, and spawn the book called "Mount Hyjal and Illidan's Gift." Night elves had to battle the trollish empires forever, thus breeding another hatred for the more primitive lives on Azeroth. The focus on night elves are that they're spiritual, take knowledge from the Emerald Dream and apply it to reality, and a bit of a warrior culture focused on the defense of their homelands. They're mistrusting of outsiders, though we've seen our fair share of night elf NPCs that are more than welcoming of the Alliance races for the most part. I'd say a good pin for the standard night elf character would be to not trust everybody at first, but to tolerate them to the point you can recognize what's good about them and respect them for that. AND STOP MAKING PIRATE ELVES WITH PIRATE ACCENTS, CEASE, CEASE THIS NOW, CEEEEEEEASE. Go for clothing that's revealing, have a general "mountain man lumberjack" feeling to the character, speak simply (still with a wide vocabulary but with short sentences to get your point across), and understand that in the modern days of WoW, female night elf druids and male night elf priests/warriors are a huge topic for debate. On one hand, it's not wrong to break the mold and do the duties a man or woman would be expected to, but there are those who would see it as strange and something to disagree with, it's not what's been traditional. It would be common that the men would sit around and have the women speak for them, so now having men speak for themselves and women getting to do their druidic duties is brand new and strange. 

 

In real life, I don't like transgenders,

 

 I think their identity stuff is complete nonsense, but there are some transgender people that face serious problems and punishments for being transgender that I don't think should happen, so if you're going for the traditionalist night elf, see it from that perspective. This is weird SJW garbage that the youngin's are fucking around with. Women should be priestesses and sentinels, men should be druids, what's wrong with these people? (There are some groups of night elves that allowed both genders to partake in duties that would traditionally be limited, but these groups weren't commonly seen as they were underground dreaming or busy being adventurers and whatnot.) Also, if you're making a Warden, don't be a Maiev clone, and don't think you have the absolute authority in any phase. You're not like the Ebon Blade where you see something taboo and immediately get to kill it. You're a fancy knight's-errant, you're wandering the land in search of threats that would be a danger to the elven people, or if you're in foreign land, you would be following their laws whether you like it or not. And for the love of all that is chocolate, please don't be some night elf nazi. You're a duty bound mage-warrior that must be the protector nobody really wants or thinks they need, but you can still have some personality to you. However, monotone characters can be done pretty well, I'd say the finest example of that would be the Qunari from Dragon Age. They lack identity beyond what their rank is, and are simply named for their job and rank. While they have emotions, they don't display them, and when they speak, they speak to mean something, not to comment on something they personally approve or disapprove of. I can see why this would be hard to apply to RP, but Wardens are generally campaign/event based characters, not socialites.

 

 Now onto blood elves. We're almost done. Arthas and Garithos caused major tragedies for the blood elves that have caused them to be what they are now. They're the people that have mourned the close-to-extinction level event of their species. When you listen to the blood elf click-dialogue, you can kind of see the general theme going on. Again, articulate, this will never not be a thing and if you refuse to RP an articulate elf, you are fake news. They're a little broody, not at Fenris from DA2 or Batman levels of broody, but they're generally a bit darker, both from the tragedy of their people and the fact that they've been infused with the fel for a good short while, which makes people more negative. They're very, very attuned to their culture and people of power. The Sunwell, the sun in the sky itself, their history of being great mages, the loss of their people, the crushing of the Amani, and trying to be the best person no matter what gets in their way is all very important to them. So if you wanted to make a sassy elf, it would sound more like a scornful business woman with her arms behind her back and an apathetic gaze ahead with some elaborate way of saying why somebody isn't worth their time or energy, not just some Britney Spears walk-up with "heh, kill yourself kid," and walk away with /salute. The latter is fucking stupid. Don't ever do that. To phase owners that read this, ban these types of people from your phase to keep up the quality. Quality > quantity. 50+ has around five times the cancer 10+ does.

 

 If you're going to play a Magister, know that the Magisterium is corrupt as we see them brainwash citizens that don't share the normal opinions of Silvermoon, you have a lot of authority but that will vary more on social reputation than your actual rank in the Magisterium, and you'd have to have a pretty good reason to be in foreign lands. Magisters =/= mages. Magisters can be mages, but not all Magisters are mages, so setting this as your class to mean that you cast magic is silly. Stop that. Stop. Cease. If anything, you own land and get to paperwork-and-public-debate fight other Magisters over what's yours and what isn't. Social reputation via how upright you are with the Sin'dorei culture is pretty important. If you're going to play a Blood Knight, please look back to what I said about Wardens. You're not the authority everybody has to listen to, you're a wandering warrior of the Light trying to defend your elven lands or the lands of foreigners for whatever personal reason you have, while also following their laws. Also understand that while some elves hating the Forsaken would be understandable, Ghostlands revealed quite a bit of dialogue between some NPCs that show that both the Forsaken and the blood elves have a lot of respect for each other due to the fact that they both were wiped out by the Scourge and their original Humans & Friends faction doesn't like them anymore. They have to stand up for themselves and continuously prove themselves to the Horde as viable allies. So for the basic guidelines of being a blood elf, you probably don't trust many humans that much, you're broody, you speak very fondly of your people's history, culture, and mythology around the sun, ARTICULATE, YOU STILL CAN'T SWEAR, IF YOU PLAY AN ELF, THE MOST SWEARING YOU CAN DO IS SAY DAMN OR CALL SOMEBODY A BASTARD, AND IT HAS A LOT OF WEIGHT TO IT. And dress like you're from Silvermoon, god damn. Enough of the Gilnean hobos with pointy ears and katanas. Aestyr.

 

Nightborne can get away with sounding modern as we've heard them speak rather simply. Sigryn is a good example of what to go with. You ponder things a lot, you're a bit monotone when you speak, but you'll always comment your approval or disapproval of something with quick words. Your focus is on your work most of the time and being acclimated to the new realms that were ruptured from you ten thousand years ago. Nightborne are probably the easiest to play as they're just the standard generic D&D playthrough elf character you meet. High society sounding, likes elaborate things most of the time, rather adventurous and open minded, and pretty simple sounding. NO SWEARING, IF YOU PLAY AN ELF, YOU CAN'T SWEAR, I CAN'T MAKE THIS POINT ANY CLEARER.

 

For when void elves come out, there are some major pointers. We all anticipated super edgelords that were all "HREH, I AM THE MASTER OF THE VOID, KID, FUCKING SHADOW THE HEDGEHOG SEES ME AS -HIS- SPIRIT ANIMAL. I'VE SACRIFICED A FEW THINGS, WHAT HAVE YOU GIVEN???" We were very wrong. I was very wrong. I thought I was going to hate the void elves. But holy shit, they're so fucking cool, not sure why Blizzard didn't call them dark elves since they kinda fit the whole Drow bill and most of Blizzard's blood elf/void elf aesthetic is coming from Warhammer and Lord of The Rings, but whatever, void elf it is. Their click dialogue shows that they're very much focused on not being afraid of creepy things or situations and knowledge, but instead trying to understand it, see if it can be weaponized, or used for personal understanding of other things. They're very much focused on enlightenment, as it's very nudge-nudged at the idea that void elves are constantly being talked to and given visions of things the void is involved with (and to clarify on that, the void means all dark things, like if you go into a cave that's just pitch black, then the void is there because it's all shadows. Void isn't just some opposite energy of shadows, the void includes actual shadows, we see this on Mac'Aree, DK starting zone, and the Hearthstone Old God pack). So for playing a void elf, stick to darker and elaborate armor, don't try to sound tough or badass, instead go for the aesthetic provided. You speak like you're stuck in the most perfect tranquil reality, you're very aware of things that are too hard to explain to people so the best you can do is just nod along and share with information you can on a situation or place, you'll be the most elaborate sounding of the other elves, and you should always sound like you're being distracted but trying really hard to pay attention, because you technically are, you're getting whispers and visions 24/7. You're like a far less sadistic and more monk-like Drow. So focus on trying to be like a monk from real life. You're considerate, you try to validate everything, and you try to see how something could be personally used, followed by what could be used for whoever or whatever else you care about. And to top that off, you're pretty much a monster hunter trying to moderate and contain the void. So you're the go-to guy for when it comes to annihilating Faceless Ones and aberrations of the Lovecraftian descent. 

 

 TL;DR: I can't shorten this, so if you don't want to read it, then don't read it. Later on, I'll talk about why orcs need to calm down on being huge dicks OOCly with claims that they could kick everybody's ass since they have so many grenades, firearms, a worg to ride, or even a protodrake to command. This is stupid. You're stupid for doing this. Fucking stop. Nobody wants to RP with you and can't take you seriously because your orc character is just for RP PvP and saying "bruh-BROTHER, MMMMMF, MY MUSCLES, LOOK UPON THEM, GLAZE YOUR TONGUE ACROSS MY MOUNTAINOUS BICEP." C e a s e.


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#9 ShaOfPride

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 09:25 PM

 To phase owners that read this, ban these types of people from your phase to keep up the quality. Quality > quantity. 50+ has around five times the cancer 10+ does. 

okay that makes sen- wait wait wait hold up. so 50+ is 5 times more than 10+...

 

 

but isnt 10 times 5 = 50? 
 


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Posted 26 March 2018 - 04:23 AM

Why do you hate trans people so much to make a topic about them when talking Elves? This not only makes little sense in the ramblings, but it seems like a personal dogma against people who have nothing to do with you.


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Posted 26 March 2018 - 04:28 AM

Why do you hate trans people so much to make a topic about them when talking Elves? This not only makes little sense in the ramblings, but it seems like a personal dogma against people who have nothing to do with you.

 


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Posted 26 March 2018 - 05:47 AM

If you do one for dwarves aswell you are my bloody hero

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 01:17 PM

Couldn't have said it better myself (maybe you should write it a little different, but I am not here to speak about that). 97% of the elf RPers of all types in RPH are just... Do I need to comment even? Seems I am one of the few, that knows how to RP as one.



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Posted 26 March 2018 - 10:59 PM

my eyes hurt after reading that, but i read it. it's good.

nice job


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Posted 28 March 2018 - 09:04 PM

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[PATCH] BLACK Hair for Elves!

 

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 03:39 PM

I wanted to gouge my eyes out due to lack of spacing. But this is beautiful. Please send this to every dumbass Elf player, so they may become intelligent Elf players.

Except, little tidbit on clothing. They probably don’t need to be elaborate outside of Silvermoon. Hell, the Highvale High Elves are exiles right out of Silvermoon wear leathery rags. Also the Legion Farstriders look less pristine than the colorful chain we saw them wear in Eversong.

I can’t believe I must defend him, but, unless he’s a noble, Aestyr’s clothing is fine. He’s a sack of shit for what the character is, not what he wears.





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