Greetings Heroes of Azeroth!
This forum is here to provide you with a friendly environment where you can discuss the Warcraft Universe and storylines of Azeroth with your fellow players. Community forums work best when participants treat their fellow posters with respect and courtesy. It’s recommended to read through the forum Code of Conduct before posting.
1. BE OBJECTIVE
Do not come into this forum and make threads that begin with “So and so is such a terrible character” or loaded questions with heavy bias, i.e. “Why is the Horde so evil?” Doing so is just going to incite other posters an inevitably turn the thread into a flame war. On certain occasions this can also be grounds for disciplinary action. Play nice and keep an open mind. We’re here to discuss story elements, not argue over opinions. Try to think like a writer.
This is especially true for highly controversial topics like the Forsaken.
2. THIS FORUM IS NOT FOR FAN-MADE FICTION
Despite what the name may imply, the Story Forum is not for sharing or discussing fan-made material. It is for discussing officially sanctioned lore/stories only. In short, if it doesn’t have a Blizzard logo, it doesn’t belong here. That doesn’t mean you’re forbidden from linking any fiction you may have written (it can be useful in explaining your position on a topic, for instance) or posting the odd paragraph; however, copying large amounts of text or creating threads specifically for any fiction you’ve written will be deleted or moved.
If you want to discuss your own material please take it to the fine folks at the World’s End Tavern Forum (otherwise known as the RP forum).
3. WE ARE NOT YOUR ENCYCLOPEDIA
On that note, this is not a Q&A forum. Think of it like a book club. You wouldn’t show up to your group meeting and then start asking everyone what happened in the last chapter. You’re expected to do your own research before coming here and opening topics for discussion.
Wowpedia, a crowd-sourced wiki on nearly everything you could possibly want to know about the Warcraft universe. A superb first-stop and excellent reference material for discussions but it may change soon.
That said, if there’s something that’s notably vague or unclear, by all means bring it up! Just avoid questions that can be solved easier and quicker with a search engine than a forum post.
4. BACKUP WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY
Be clear and concise with what you’re trying to say and provide as much source material as is helpful. The more information you provide, the easier it will be for others to understand and respond to what you are trying to say. This is especially true for potentially obscure in-game quests.
5. USE SPOILER TAG
When you’re about to make a thread about unreleased content from PTR or recently released novel, please put [SPOILER] tag into the thread title and try to use a spoiler-free title for other players who are trying to avoid spoilers.
6. HAVE FUN
This forum enjoys a very close relationship with its posters. Be respectful to your fellow posters and don’t make inflammatory attacks against Blizzard or members of its staff. This forum has a rather unique dynamic that is much… healthier than other forums, so don’t come in here with a poisonous attitude.
New ideas or insights are always welcome, as are humor and witty banter. Engage in topics that you find really exciting, but don’t openly scoff at those that don’t. Don’t be afraid to change your mind. The past, present, and future are all fair game. Just be mindful of the rules and common courtesies, and above all else, have fun geeking out.
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