I just wanted to take a brief moment and chat about where we are at as a guild, and where we are going with Battle for Azeroth fast approaching.
First, with the conclusion of 'Something Wicked...' I'm taking a break from hosting any more campaigns until the pre-patch for BfA arrives. This doesn't mean there will be no events! Just no further storylines for the moment.
Yes, we are losing beloved tree, Teldrassil. Darnassus has been our guild's home for the last seven and a half years, and it will be a difficult adjustment. I have some ideas as to where our new offical 'base' will be, but no firm plans yet. In fact, due to the way our roleplay plays out during the initial stages of BfA, we may find ourselves 'roughing it' in the winderness until we can find a place to settle down. Expect a lot of world RP as our regiment meets the new Horde threat.
Speaking of the Horde, expect Adellwyna to extend them no mercy. Come what may, she will be in no mood to parlay or make peace. Some of your characters may need to do some soul-searching and decide whether they are on-board with this or not.
If the interest is there, some of our events may involve PvP. This, of course, will run the risk of having Horde players fight back during the roleplay. RP/PvP events are not new to this guild, but something we haven't done in a long time.
If you have ideas for your own events, BfA-related or not, please feel free to approach myself or an officer. We can help make your even plans happen!
I will add more as I think of it.
Feel free to leave your own thoughts and comments below.
A little kindness goes a long way.
#13804009 Jun 28, 2018 at 06:28 PM · Edited 7 months ago
I'm still really sad about Teldrassil and all else we will lose in the coming expansion. It will be heavy and hard to go through, let alone deal with afterwards. I also still am very thoroughly concerned and fear for what Blizzard will do with the Kaldorei going forward lore/story-wise.
However, that doesn't in any way mean I have any intention of not still giving my best or leaving the guild or anything drastic. I've had time to digest this event's arrival and the potential aftermath tragedies that will follow. I still don't like it, but it is what it is; and I don't want to let it break me. As well, with a few reminders from my RP partners, I have chosen to use this tragedy and loss as a means to further and better my writing and character development. After all, stories and development should have a balance of good and bad.
For instance, Terra obviously has no love for the Horde, but would not go out of her way to cause a fuss unless the situation demanded it. Now, however, like Adell and no doubt many, many others, this unwarranted destruction will likely erase any remaining feelings of things like potential (however tolerated) peace.
...I also, while writing this, realize that ever since the initial announcement of Teldrassil burning, I now understand much more clearly and fully what Jaina went through, and is still going through, after Theramore's obliteration. Funny that.
RP/PvP would be an interesting thing to bring back. I believe it was already no longer a thing with us by the time I joined. And while it does make me a bit anxious, as PvP in itself does have a history of inducing toxic behavior, I am at least willing to give it a try.
Anyway, long story short, I won't speak for others, but will say that this Huntress will always be at your side and follow you until we draw our last breath and Elune takes us up in the stars, Commander!
I actually have some personal RP I'm going to post as soon as it is revealed what actually happens in Teldrassil. As for where we should go, with it being safer to be in the Eastern Kingdoms than a horde majority-occupied Kalimdor, here are a few ideas for areas:
Silverpine Forest (I figure with the nelves helping the Gilneans, this might be an appropriate area depending on what exactly happens in the area around Undercity) Duskwood (but considering the undead presence there, maybe not) Elwynn Forest (safe choice if not an obvious one)
That's about it for Eastern Kingdoms. Not a lot of forests there, or areas with any significance for the Kaldorei.
Possible Kalimdor areas (last bastions that the Alliance/Kaldorei can hold onto) would be:
Mount Hyjal (I wouldn't think this area [being protected by multiple Wild Gods and the Cenarion Circle] would be overtaken by the horde) Feralas (Feathermoon Stronghold, or even the island Ruins of Feathermoon, though getting onto and out of the island would be difficult) Winterspring (maybe? It'll be cold, but seeing as how there would be horde-controlled territory surrounding this area, it might be extremely difficult [if not downright impossible] to maneuver from) Moonglade (same reasons for Mount Hyjal)
As for RPPVP, I'm down for it. I'll personally be leveling in war-mode for quicker leveling, so if anyone is down for it I'll party up with anyone. Safety in numbers. I plan on being there at the opening and based on reviews for leveling in BFA, it shouldn't take longer than 36 hours to hit max level with breaks in between.
Depending on how everything in Teldrassil goes, I've already been tossing around some ideas for RP and am very interested and ready to get some fresh ideas going.
I'm looking forward to the adventure to be had, and the stories to be told.
Now this is the Law of the Jungle -- as old and as true as the sky; And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die. As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk the Law runneth forward and back -- For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack. --- Rudyard Kipling
Sentinel Isilindale will be there blade in hand ready to dish out revenge and death to the Horde.
It won't be the first time she's done so.
As a member of the guild, I like to be on when I can, but can't guarantee attendance what with timezones clashing so often. That doesn't mean I'm going anywhere, just that the character will continue to be rostered on night shifts away from most of the other cadre. Happy to support us getting to eight years and beyond!
Can't wait to get in conflict with the horde! RP-PVP is neat, it may be a bit tough without some sorta voice communications but I figure we can manage if we move quick and fast! I for one, will be ready!
Since I have so many toons that I icly play, each one would be affected differently by the burning of Teldrassil. For kame? Just another home lost... she'd probably feel like her feet can never rest For Nila? She'd blame her father since he is on the horde For Draven? He'd be outraged by a burning of a sacred tree and the place he called home away from home since he loved being around the Kaldorei people For Vilaxian? Well... he's just think it was reason enough to maybe postpone losing his DH abilities, even for a little longer, so he can protect those he loves
Everyone else would be pretty in the middle as few of my other toons have close bonds to the tree itself, but would all be rather upset over the horde's actions. The only toon that may be the least affected is actually Yggdranel. She'd try to think of a way that would bring balance from the chaos rather than wanting war. But she is also a person that tries to look at all possibilities before acting which can not always be the best solution. However, Nila will be affected the most depending on how many of her sabers on her ranch she can save and what horde is at the burning. As stated, she will blame her father, even if he never even participated or even rejected it. She just never trusts him.
There are no bindings I cannot escape. No traps I cannot evade.No doors I cannot open. I am coming for you. Pleasant Dreams. - D&D
It will be a very difficult adjustment IC and OOC for everyone. I've been dreading the events since they were first announced at Blizzcon. Where will we go? What will be in store for the Kaldorei next lore and story wise?
All of my Night Elf characters will be deeply affected. They will be angry and out for blood. The Keepers of the Moon will be using different places across Kalimdor as IC "war fronts," so RP-PvP events would be interesting to try out. Even if PvP makes me a bit anxious.
Sometimes the strongest people are those who hide the deepest pain.
While ooc, I'm extremely saddened by the loss of Teldrassil, and like others have said, it's burning will effect my character and her personal views while she is dealing with the loss, I still plan to keep rping my toon and keep oocly derp-ing away! I actually had a more detailed description post of the ic effects on my character written up, but given that I've explained it to several of my rp partners and friends already on inquiry, I feel like it'd be redundant and too wordy and lengthy to post here. In a TLDR, my IC and OOC focus for at least the early parts of BfA will be facilitating a smooth transition for the guild and our characters to wherever our new home might be. If we kill a few horde off along the way, well, that's just a bonus.
As for RP-PvP, as Adell mentioned, it's not new to the guild. I actually participated (or spectated) some of these events soon after my joining and remember them fondly. However, oocly.. I hate PvP with a burning passion. It's just not my thing. BUT doing it with the guild might be different. I am up for it as long as it's all in good fun and we don't have hordies jumping our events to the point where we can't rp. We've had a couple of WsG matches against other guilds in the past with rp expository before and after the match.. I like that. I don't want my character to be injured just 'cause I suck at pvp though. So I'm wary, but on board. Y'all will have to carry me though. XD
Where you lead, I follow, Commander! Let the heads roll!
I'm deeply sad about the burning of Teldrassil ICly and OOCly and am very curious and nervous about how Kaldorei lore and storylines will be handled. It'll be a difficult adjustment for Liliale, especially as someone who has not left Kalimdor. I'm looking forward to working through how this changes her, especially as she's a character developed only recently. There's a lot of potential for growth, both in her character and for me as a roleplayer.
I'm pretty terrible at PvP, and die quickly and frequently, but I still have fun! To echo some of what Xeq said, I wouldn't want my PvP directly correlated to what happens to my character, but I'm definitely up for doing my best fighting the horde with y'all. On a related note, Liliale's very on board with killing any and all horde we come across.
Despite the loss, I'm optimistic about where we go from here! I think there are a lot of really interesting story opportunities and I'm looking forward about exploring them with all of you.
#13813249 Jul 12, 2018 at 10:55 PM · Edited 5 months ago
To be honest? This sounds like a great expansion (I'm sorry, I am even enjoying the emotions the whole Teldrassil thing provokes on me!). I truly hope Blizzard wont screw this story wise.
IC, same as Liliale, Hely has only been in SW, but exploring out new places, being wanderers and all actually sounds like a nice story pusher? Hely might finally huh man-up and make herself useful, ambushing any horde in sight! (And perhaps also overcome my own fears to walk-up RP lol) .
I am so happy that maybe, maybe these events will bring WPVP back. I have absolutely no idea how war fronts are gonna work but sound like a good place to try events? And even if I am a little rusty for sure I am up for any PVP events. Hely has absolutely no problems with hating the horde, none at all.
On the sad side looks I will be missing lots of rp action 😭. Will travel for a couple weeks to visit my fam a day after "Rule Them All day", don't think Hely died burned with the tree.
OHhh and Edit: PvP Rp vs AI advance NPCs in the islands!