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World of Peacecraft?

So...I'm tooling along through Ashenvale (long story), and Suraa and I come upon a Draenai being pursued (or so it appears, and one would reasonably assume) by a troll hunter and her cat. We stop. We attack the Draenei. The troll starts shouting, "Don't do that! That's mean!" I kill the Draenei. The troll says, "I wish I had an Alliance character :(" (Yes, she used the emoticon in rp chat). I asked why. She said, "So I could come kill YOU!" I said (without breaking character), "Are you giving aid and comfort to the enemy? Shall I carry word of this behavior to your superiors?" She said, "Don't be a hater :(" (yes, emoticon). Suraa and I rode off, utterly baffled, after Suraa rped kicking the dead Draenei in the head.

I'm pretty sure we strolled into the midst of some hot Draenei-on-troll action, or someone's trying the use World of Warcraft to wage peace.


As for the earlier post, I'm not dead or anything, though I do appreciate all the well wishes. Too many nights of serious insomnia and nightmares, compounded by the frustration and stress of trying to write a story that I finally had to shelve yesterday. Mostly, I need to sleep, without dreams. And find a new story...

Draenei and trolls. What's the world (of Warcraft) coming to?


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Jun. 15th, 2009 05:07 am (UTC)
This is the strangest thing I have had to process all day.
Jun. 15th, 2009 03:53 pm (UTC)
Sounds to me like she thought you were KSing? I don't play WoW, though, so I'm unfamiliar with the social dynamics there.
Jun. 15th, 2009 04:11 pm (UTC)

Sounds to me like she thought you were KSing? I don't play WoW, though, so I'm unfamiliar with the social dynamics there.

I actually had to look "KSing" up, as it's not a term I've ever heard before. Anyway, the Draenei was so far below all three of us, in terms of level, that none of us could score points or honor from the kill. Also, in WoW, whoever lands the first blow gets credit for the kill, and as it plainly looked like the troll was well into combat with the Draenei, I assumed it had already taken damage. We were only "helping out," which often happens.
Jun. 15th, 2009 04:21 pm (UTC)
Huh. Then I join you in your befuddlement. o.o
Jun. 15th, 2009 04:51 pm (UTC)
Muneraven and I have sometimes pondered the backstories of several WoW races, and really, there is some support for the idea of "world of peacecraft" ... obviously the name and majority of the game support the war theme, but sometimes it's fun to step out of that and try other approaches.

Also some folks just don't know how to RP.
Jun. 15th, 2009 04:59 pm (UTC)
Re: lol

Also some folks just don't know how to RP.

That would be my guess.
Jun. 15th, 2009 06:36 pm (UTC)
I've been specifically asked not to kill certain Alliance before, (I think the specific incident I'm thinking of was during last year's Midsummer Fire Festival), by fellow Horde at the same scene. It was done in whispers, however, and they had some reason for it (I forget exactly, though), and they didn't care if I killed some other Alliance roaming around.

On Kirin Tor, we've been plagued by Alliance players who roll up a death knight and then, once they finish the starting experience and are level 58, immediately head to somewhere or another to grief Horde lowbies by killing questgivers. I take great joy in slaughtering them when my guildies complain about them.
Jun. 15th, 2009 10:58 pm (UTC)
I am glad you're not dead.
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