I’ve heard alot of people praising argent dawn as a nice place to be so id love people to do some pros and cons regarding the server.
If you’re interested in RP and want to try it out then it’s the perfect (and basically the only) server.
If not then there are many other better servers.
Only really active RP server left EU side.
Only really active RP server left EU side.
Ive heard that it’s a nice and friendly server even if you dont want to RP. Also is it horde or alliance dominated?
We’re not, we’re toxic and only slightly less toxic to RPers.
you’ll find people tolerate it as long as you don’t disrupt RP
but a large group of players are not very happy about the presence of non-rpers, the arguments against hinges on the server being the last RP server and so coming here with no intention to RP rubs these people the wrong way to put it mildly.
Of course when it gets heated, its usually because some off-realmer comes here and proudly announces they have no intention of RPing and only wanna treat the place like a zoo. so the hate they get is often warranted, but not always.
It favours the alliance by a lot
I wouldn’t say im against RP and not willing to give it a go. i just dont think I’m that creative.
Not saying you do either.
but i’ve witnessed a lot of folk making a topic very similar, which in reality was little more than thinly disguised trolling/bullying or insults targeted towards “those weird nerds who roleplay”
To be clear, in regards to what you have heard, I do think Argent Dawn is friendly, but it comes with a lot of but’s
its openly friendly and welcoming to people who immediately wants to partake in the hobby, and less so towards people just looking for a place that isn’t a dead server.
As for being Creative.
That is the neat part, RP is a great way to develop creativity. If you wanna take part in the hobby, there is plenty of guilds and solo players willing to give you pointers and mentor you, and I know if you try in earnest, players will be accommodating.
you might not think you are very creative, but that isn’t a hard requirement.
starting lowkey and trying your best, is the starting point of many.
If you ever feel like giving it a go, there is plenty of guides here on the forum to give you the baseline info and pointers to get started, the only thing required is the willingness to try and talk to someone else in the world.
Sorry, i didn’t mean to come across as being rude or trolling. Been think of a place where i could have a fresh start, the idea that i wouldn’t bump into people outside of RP realms very often was comforting. I do like the idea of RP, some of the stories people are able to weave are interesting and sometimes enchanting. I still need to think about it more but i really do appreciate your replies.
Give it a shot. You might surprise yourself.
Echoing Tehya here, just give it a try. You don’t need to be creative to have fun RP.
Sometimes, people get too creative and that’s bad anyway, so there’s nothing wrong with doing a really basic human peasant or whoever you want to for RP!
There’s a massive sense of open arms and good welcomings when new roleplayers start proactively engaging with their surroundings on Argent Dawn. So many guilds are open and stand ready to bring them onboard to help them shape their characters and narratives, to grow their hobby and interest in it.
Every “looking for roleplay/rpguild” post on the forums here is answered with a whole arrangement of options and suggestions. Argent Dawn is friendly, welcoming and open to those who want to be a part of it, contribute to it and help it flourish in a world where there’s no real alternative.
Give RP a chance.
Would anyone be willing a quick TLDR on what RP is about specifically? Do people RP everything or does it depend on the person/guild.
You don’t have to rp but you’re welcome to do so of course. There are a few players around that don’t rp but like to be here because rpers make the world feel more alive.
It’s online impromptu acting. If you’ve ever played DnD offline consider it like that but on an online context, and with generally a lot less dice rolling.
You have guilds who do it together, people who do it just as individuals and mixes in between.
You “act” the part of your character so in your case you would be playing as “Heist” the Blood Elf rogue.
Honestly there’s no harm coming here to see how it is, watch others do RP and perhaps dabble with it yourself. Even if it’s not for you there is a large server population so you’re not restricted for content outside of it.
Incredibly difficult question to answer in a concise way to be honest, at best I can recommend spectating some roleplay (though try to do so from stealth or in an otherwise unintrusive way, rather than flying overhead on a big loud mount or standing right in the middle of them).
But the simplest answer I can give is that it’s a co-operative immersive writing hobby. Everyone writes their character and just generally tries to have a cool/fun/emotional time.
It can vary wildly between guilds. For example you’ll be hard-pressed to see a defias brotherhood guild take a demon hunter, or an orcish warband with a blood elf in it.
If you ever, for just a moment, had a thought while playing, that went something like:
what would MY character say, you tried RPing if only a very little bit.
If you ever played an RPG with choices and decide to do a evil or purely good playthrough despite not agreeing with everything your character did but still went through with it, you’ve tried RPing.
In short, if you ever disassociated yourself from a character you’ve played, you likely tried a little bit of Roleplay.
I’d say there are limits, people tend to rp what is within reason of the lore.
you don’t usually see, 4 eyed, demi-vampiric space monkies
mainly because such creatures doesn’t exist in WoWs lore and portraying such an abomination is hard, as all you have is your character model and whatever armor and weapons you can slap on them.
So we usually stay within reason and keep it lore friendly.
for this purpose I like to point to wowpedia, as a decent source of lore if you are ever in doubt.
Thank you everyone for your kind replies and explaining thing to me, i really appreciate it.
If you’re asking about people who-… let’s say, do Castle Nathria? They don’t RP it out, since it’s just content. (Plus people shouldn’t RP as ultra-OP champions anyway)
I disagree, if you’re just a guild and find it fun to spice up your standard raiding, there’s no problem with just RPing through the raid. You can also just RP a very powerful character in general, and there have been guilds created around that type of roleplay as well - Lionheart comes to mind.
The problem with hero RP only comes when you’re starting to god-emote or bring weird superiority type things into public RP. Generally this type of RP is self-contained, as why would the heroes of Azeroth get into random bar brawls and the like?
Again echoing Tehya here, since I love to describe RP as ‘collective improvised story writing’. You have standard roleplay where you just imagine your character as they go on about their day, what they do and how they act, what they say etcetera. Usually when guilds are involved, there are also events that are more planned out with a storyline in mind.
Many event DMers (dungeon masters, event planners who are usually in the role of the narrator and such) use /rolls to determine whether an action is successful, though it’s not required and many guilds also know their members enough for there not to be a need for it. Using /rolls for combat and whatnot however is probably the most beginner-friendly for both newbie RPers and event DMers.