I am going to post the same thing here I did before for someone asking about joining this server because it’s not all great on WRA. I have be honest and If I could and had the money, I’d transfer all my toons off of WRA (I make it a point to stay the hell away from Moonguard as well). I’ve played here for a long time, over 10 years or so and after all the people I have met and roleplayed with for years I have come to one conclusion: Most people on this server will leech so much of your energy. Even if you want your interactions to be strictly IC (in-character) that OOC drama will come knocking at your door real quick. And trust me, I’ve witnessed some sick and horrible things in my time, a lot of which I wish I could forget. I’ve joined guilds, lead guilds, rp’d on both alliance and horde.
Idk what it is with people on RP servers, and even though it’s not everyone, maybe not even a majority (I hope.), if you’re there long enough, you’ll start to question people’s sincerity at every turn. People spend more time there engaging in OOC (out of character) drama more often than actual RP. I’ve come to think some people enjoy the drama more than the game itself. Don’t believe me? stay there a while and observe. Guilds rise and fall quickly every other week or month, basically being torn apart by internal politics over the silliest things, even stuff not related to their rp. Some guilds do persist, but they are small, closely knit and stay the hell away from the majority of the server population. (with the odd interactions here and there.)
My advice? Go to one of the smaller rp servers, maybe there you’ll find some good folks, maybe. And stay away from any form of ERP. World’s filled with degenerates, liars and emotionally unstable people and they looooove to hang out in RP servers and ERP is the only driving force behind their character. It’s disturbing and it’s almost sickening how people try to normalize that.
And yeah I still play on WRA (Not by choice), I got maybe a handful of friends who play there as well but I stay away from everyone else and just play the game casually because I’ve lost faith and trust in people there and don’t engage in rp unless it’s with one of two people in a tavern someplace and even then I don’t stick around for long.
On the flip side there are good people there as well, but you’ll realize there a litte more on the quiet side. which just makes the entire server look bad.
Whatever the case, whatever you chose, I hope your experiences will be better than mine. Just watch yourself. Many are gonna argue against my rant but I’d rather be honest with ya. As for me, I’ll see how fast leveling is in SL and if I can I’m gonna start out someplace else. I’ve spent enough time in this madhouse.
Best of luck to you and anyone else coming here. Hopefully the place changes for the better.