From time to time I have been checking in on the forum thread titled “#mergeEarthenRing…
There are so many people desiring to see Earthen Ring recover her population and the reawakening of her sleeping Role Play heart. Once upon a time, Role Play was her lifeblood. But anyone who still remains can not deny the terrible fallout and split that the community faced around 2012. It caused so many of our greatest members and cast to take to the wind and migrate to other realms-leaving Earthen Ring deeply comatose.
We/I can not speak for the Alliance on this topic because We/I feel that the Alliance still has a slither of Role Play still in its veins but We/I will speak for the Horde because whenever 'I’am on Earthen Ring -I can hear the silent wind moaning through the Cleft of Shadows and howling like a sad wolf against the barren rocks, It used to not be like that. The taverns use to be full of life. There used to be a strong dramatic cross-faction Role Play scenarios happening all over the place. Sometimes it led to interactive battles or court hearing or ballroom dances…all of which as gone like the wind.
And so We/I have been thinking what would it have to take to revive Earthen Ring from her coma?We/I can tell you one thing- it will take an entire realm effort. Not to be mean but ‘I’ am not going to settle for less anymore. The realm is not going to revive itself. And even though there are some guilds still on the realm that still host Role Play events such as a ‘Farmer’s Market’ so to speak-I am sorry but it is still not enough. Sure it brings on events for a pleasant night or two but then when it is done-most role-play falls back into the grim shadows of near-nothingness.
Wretched Souls has been around since 2006-and I as a player have been around since release in 2004. I am an old-timer I reckon.lol-Wretched Souls would like to start a realm-role play (resurrection) event that goes beyond just a night or two. We/I want it to inspire and encourage role play and help build up material for future self-sustaining events in the future.
Back in the day-anything outside PG13 rated stuff was barked at and quickly put asunder. But this is a new era of Role Play now and it will include all styles. It will support all the different types of Role Play that a person desires.
If someone wants to be evil- his/her style will not be run from the realm. If someone wants to be Light or dark, fast or slow, a person who is all for the lore or even someone who may bend the lore a little to fit their storyline or even folks who maybe simply using Wow as a platform for their own style. It will all work itself out. One of the main reasons the realm died in the first place was because there was too much bullying going on and one by one the birds began to leave the nest- never to return and call Earthen Ring-home. And now because of these bitter backlashes- we are faced with a realm-who much like Azeroth herself needs to be saved.
Wretched Souls would be more than happy to aid anyone in a serious revival party or get together for the sake of Earthen Ring’s new Role Play community. And Wretched Souls who also has a few Alliance characters would be more than happy to duo the event on the blue side to help revive the world. But before I put all of my hopeful eggs into that basket I would like to know what Guilds/Characters would be on board to help conjure up such an activity? I want to be able to create a platform of role play that has such a layout of events that anyone visiting will take the bait and transfer to the realm and/or create a character that logs on often enough. I want the name Earthen Ring to re-enter the ears of other Role Players.
Sure the realm is old and some say that Role Play is just a dying thing or a thing in ER’s past. It doesn’t have to stay dead. I have not been happy for many years with the realm dying out the way it has been and I am in action to attempt to do something about it. I would like to know- both Horde and Alliance- who would like to stand with Wretched Souls and help them conjure up a role-play event that will make a difference? Please let me know? I do this not just for my interest but for the other interest of players who come to Earthen Ring which was one of the first original Role Play realms from creation- they come and want to know where the Role Play is at…who is with us?..
This is not just a topic for the Horde but for the Alliance as well .