RP reflections

Hello again, folks. It’s been a while since I wrote much here, and even longer since not using it as just repository for things to link elsewhere. For quite a while now I’ve been actually playing WoW, and actually taking part in the in-game RP, so I felt less inclined to do it on Twitter or write the stories here. The narrative itch has been scratched, and frankly, things on the Twitter RP got a bit out of hand before I semi-left. But now… I’m starting to feel a little burnt out on the actual WoW RP, and even WoW itself, and thought I’d look back on things.

The last big thing I did on Twitter RP I decided go all out, because I knew this would be the last part. Sure, I ripped an island out of Azeroth and left to another planet and dealt with plots that had absolutely nothing to do with Warcraft, because of a power creep and spectacle creep. I admit freely, things got out of hand. But for my last hurrah, I just wanted to top it all off. And what’s a better finish than fighting SARGERAS HIMSELF? Well, apparently according to actual WoW writers it’s a regular earthbound war, but whatever…

I concentrated on WoW RP after that. I found some guilds and communities I had fun with. I could do some cool stuff, and had fun, for a little while. I made a whole new cast of characters that you’ve never seen on Twitter. Xarthat, my old main, Ethan Redwood the Gilnean harvest witch who got stuck in the alternate Draenor for over 30 years, his half-orc son Galgar Flamehair, and their old friends, such as Grimlin Deepbellow, the Dark Iron warrior, Hellbourne, the demon hunter, or Arridor Boombringer, the goblin priest.

I got to have fun with some of the character concepts I’ve been sitting on a while. I made some new ones that also were fun. And seeing all my Twitter activity and this really betrays what my RP is really about. I’m really just a Pokemon collector. I make a ton of characters, and collect them all, and I know what I want to do with them… and never get to do most of that because there’s just too many of them. And it hardly engages most people.

Then the guilds started falling apart. Some guilds were taken over by hypocrites who criticize me for going too far in my character concepts, which never contradicts the lore, all while having Old God goo change their own character’s sex, and the posse of those hypocrites they invited in to skew any future votes. Some guilds simply got boring. Other guilds I just drifted apart from. Long story short, nothing lasts. (So I guess I’m now a secret Sylvanas loyalist?)

I find myself again with the same old problem. In my collector frenzy I made a shit-ton of characters I don’t know what to do with. I drifted apart from the guilds. Even WoW itself doesn’t seem as interesting as it used to be. It’s not a fault of any game design, I just look back at it and I seem to do the same thing for a thousandth time and it hardly feels fulfilling, even if it’s an all new character. I wasn’t meant for MMOs.

I don’t know what’s in store for me in the future. I am not coming back to regular Twitter RP with Verroak. I closed that chapter with the whole Sargeras story, and with most of the main characters departing. And now it seems there’s an entire new scene that popped up while I was gone and know nothing about what we did. Coming back to any WoW RP events feels weird too, and I feel out of place in the whole gathering. Maybe I’ll start writing. Maybe some actual original content. I don’t know.

There are you go. If anyone was interested in what I was doing, here’s an update. I feel like closing another chapter and moving on. Hope you lot have fun with the things I left behind.

About Arakkoa

Verroak Krasha, an Arakkoa druid with over 50 years of experience. Formerly from Farahlon, during the Orcish expansion relocated to Skettis, then to Sethekk Halls, then to rebuilt Shattrath, following the heresies in each of those places. Finally, he founded his own succesfull alchemy business and set out into the wide cosmos to explore strange new worlds and seek out new life and boldly go where no bird has flown before. View all posts by Arakkoa

One response to “RP reflections

  • David Bowers

    I would love to see more of your writing! I’m not fully familiar with everything you’ve done but I read through a whole bunch of the infinite Azeroths a couple years ago and was honestly captivated XD I would certainly enjoy seeing some OC if that’s what you decide to do too!

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