Friday Five by Too many Annas

Too Many Annas has a regular Friday Five, questions to ping thoughts and ideas…

This week: Your character has unlimited funds and unlimited space to make their dream abode.

  1. Is it in the city or country? What zone, if you could pick one?
  2. Big or small? What does it look like?
  3. Is it cluttered and crazy or clean and neat?
  4. Do they share it with anyone/anything?
  5. Do they live there all year, or is it a seasonal home?

Naxxramas

(One) Mortigen would live within Acherus the Death Knight citadel. Essentially his place in the rest of Azeroth is lost and gone, and Acherus represents both the prison of being a death knight and also the place where a DK is not subject to creepy looks.

Given unlimited resources that might change to be a citadel of his own which is not regularly shared with other death knights. Perhaps uproot something like IceCrown Citadel and float that about the crater where Dalaran used to be, or on the Ruins of Theramore.

Having an army of undead minions should be included too. At least one hundred thousands footmen and heavy infantry, and a range of dragons and flying ghouls for air support. That has a nice feel to it.

(Two) It would be huge, something to make Naxxramas feel like a hovel. Skulls, spines, spikes and cold rivers of infectious slime and frozen water.

A small chapel iced over with permafrost. A floating barge the size of the alliance gunship to use as a run about to get down to the ground when needed. That saves landing the floating castle on a town just because he needs some extra common thread for a quest.

A market and vendor area akin to the shopping district in Undercity or Dalaran would be great too, as long as the vendors don’t mind living with a strict curfew.

(Three) It should be patrolled regularly by guards and servitors, but essentially all non-combat personal should be rare and basically never seen. Keep the place feeling haunted and forlorn.

(Four) In times of strife Mortigen would use the citadel to fight for the causes, but never as an ongoing deal. Why like to the Alliance when they perform just as many idiotic or cowardly actions as the Horde.

(Five) It is a base of operations, and as it would be mobile – it could be used all year round.

Do you think the Pandaren would mind a monolithic castle floating above Half Hill farm?

too-many-annas-header

Remember the Fallen

An odd but very interesting Blog Azeroth - Shared Topic today:

“Your character has been chosen to be published in the revered guest column section of a major publication (Ironforge Times, The Steamwheedle Port Journal, The Orgrimmar Post, etc). Share a clipping of their editorial, guide, meandering nostalgia piece, impassioned call to action, scathing political takedown, or shameless self-advertisement on your blog.”

For this topic I did not choose a regular character I have, but instead took the personality of one of my alts. As a Priest of the light, Yierah is devoted to all ways that the holy can be experienced in the world. The material below would be a short statement of remembrance.

Remember the Fallen by Brother Yierah

As we turn our steel toward the nemesis of Deathwing we must remember the fallen who have been left behind.

Recall the brave army which marched into the Molten Core, eight ranks deep, their bones burnt into dust by that unhallowed fire. What a disgrace of fortune that soon we must again vanquish Ragnaros from our plane.

Do not forget those who fell as we took our first handholds in Outland. Those lost souls reside forever amongst the twisted energy of the nether.

Praise those who fell against the Lich King, and pity those fallen knights who were raised as abominations to serve that cruel oppressor again in unlife. My they all find the peace of the light.

Remember that we will fight for all those heroes who’s glory has been lost. We ensure that the midnight dragon’s reign of fire is quenched once and forever, and the light of dawn returns to our lands.

Peace be to Azeroth.

Happy gaming.

I wish for an Oceanic RP server

The days where I can watch a conversation between Ipwnutoo, Leetlock, and loldruid are nearly over. Well I’ll still be watching them, but is makes my skin scrawl that players think these names are ok. C’mon seriously wow players, there has to be a line where you’re leveling to 80 and your name is a joke, consider a change. (begin soapbox)

I was grouped with some randoms leveling on an alt, and a Death Knight had a god-awful name. Something like Uberlicher. This guy was after basic help, asking easy questions, and it almost caused me a fit not to ask if Uber included use of WoW Head. The name alone was enough to make me not take him seriously. And his name is not even close to as specifically dreadful as Dkleet, lolsdk, and the rest that I actually see on the server.

Its like seeing ImSexyGod1123 in a web forum, and you know the poster has little imagination, plenty of time, and probably not a lot of sex appeal. Yes/No?

But what kills me is these names are ok on my server. The problem is actually mine. There are places for folks like me, and I think its on an RP server, not a general PvE server. Although if you’re an Oceanic player you’re straight out of luck; there are no RP PvE realms. A hundred or so servers, about 17 pure RP servers, a few RPPVP servers, no RP downunder to speak of. So the choices are get over it and play with the lol-leet-pwn-uber-qq, or re-roll, or transfer. Grrrr.

If an Oceanic RP realm was added, and open for transfers, I’d go. No more doing instances with toon names that should never have been bank alts, and certainly not 80s.

ps. Don’t even get me started on the real Oceanic trouble – meaning Oceanic servers in, near, or close to the Oceanic region. Talk about a Tab name on the realm screens that has no reflection on reality. (end soapbox)

Some RP Questions for Mortigen

Credit to the blog guys who push the RP envelope in WoW. I’m unashamedly stealing the idea of the post from them. I have often had a laugh at the expense of folks who don’t “get” roleplaying (watch for the lolwat when you make an RP response to their request for gold), but then don’t often participate in RP activity myself. So yeah, I have a double standard or two.

What is your name and where did it come from?

Mortigen is an assumed name. My old family name and indeed my family is now dead to me. I know they would never accept what I have become, especially as I do not see my transition as a fall from grace. The Draenei value the protection and preservation of life, but even before my first death I did not understand the compromises our race made for this philosophy. The undeath that the Lich King offers is a wonderful freedom, and I wish to never be turned or cured. Continue reading