The Roaming hub has started up again, free to join and tag along with, and engage for whoever’s interested.
For ease of communication, rather than pointing people towards a forum thread every time regarding maps, who’s hosting which events etc., I’ve gone ahead and set up a Discord that anyone partaking in the project can join.
You can prod me at WorriesDK#2020 for an invitation or get in touch with me in-game. As it stands, looks like we’re going to Desolace next!
Current primer - Durotar
Adventurers, heroes and hard-working members of the Horde,
The times where High Command need ask aid of the Horde’s wider populace are never kind ones, and just so now. Several of our legions have been shipped abroad or decommissioned due to a lack of fresh bodies, so I plead of you to take on the task of safeguarding our home.
Strange things have been happening all throughout Durotar, from elemental rage to resurfacing naga filth. We’ve even had an ill-omened ship crash ashore, and nobody seems to have the guts or the manpower to do anything about any of it.
So I make this call to you - a coffin of gold has been secured to pay you for your work, make your way to Razor Hill on the 29th this month, we’ll be sending a Champion - another outsider - to get you briefed on the evening that day.
Armies march on their stomach, but I’ll be fel-blasted if that isn’t true of society at large.
Strength and honour!
- Blood Guard Tor’kram
With the way the story in 8.1.5 is turning out (not to spoil it!), and the likely growing tension inside the Horde itself, various members of what’s come to be known as the Whiteclaw Communion will probably come to find their presence in Orgrimmar tenuous, if even tolerated. This represents an interesting opportunity to explore another side of the coin that’s gotten a fair amount of campaign attention already - what’s going on out on the minor fronts? What happens to a zone whose Grunts and Braves have all been relocated to join the war effort? For the purpose of exploring those questions - and of breathing some life into fairly neglected-by-the-story-writers hubs - this project was born.
The Roaming Hub operates in the form of 1-2 week stayovers in the various regions, complete with a few blurbs of story for each one, identifiable issues to combat or deal with, maps keeping track of progress - and most importantly, insight into areas that haven’t received a lot of love with the lore, but still have a fair amount of player interest.
List of Suggested things to sort out for a potential stop
1) A main hub for the duration - to give people a place where they can go to find casual RP for the duration. 2) Around ~3-4 paragraphs of story to explain what’s going on in the region, what we’re there to help with etc. - supplemental maps can be made by me. 3) Someone to open up the week at a communal meeting/speech, basically introduce the story and area to people in-game. 4) 4-5 events at most; they can be social, RP-PvE, puzzles and whatever else have you, tying into that story
How does the map/noticeboard work?
The Noticeboard is essentially a series of story hooks and suggestions for events that can be used to push the story of a zone forward. Do the event, and new events will open up, and the map will change. All you need to do is post on the Discord which mission you’ve claimed and when you’ll be carrying it out; I’ll change the map to reflect changes over night!
Do I have to sign me or my guild up to attend this?
Nope! You’re welcome to drop in and drop out as you please; I’ll simply be the main organiser to chat with if you’d like to set something up. Though be aware that our hosts in various areas may have restrictions on how many people can attend their events.
Can I get a location added to the future stops?
Yes! I’d only ask that you contact me and give the suggested “things to sort out” list a read; a hub is only as fun as it’s attendants and hosts make it.