Original post by Shaysinn, reposted with permission. Please keep in mind that some of the information below is submitted by the community, and therefore constantly changing/updated. Therefore, this post is forever a “work-in-progress.” If you see any errors in the post, please post a reply to notify me.
WELCOME TO WYRMREST ACCORD
Wyrmrest Accord (or WrA) is an active, RP-focused West Coast server. (PST) The server opened in 2009 and is home to many flourishing guilds and communities catering to each and every aspect of the game! Below, you will find helpful info for any looking to transfer or begin their journey on our server. Following that is a variety of directories in drop-down menus that can guide you to the perfect guild, community discord, regular events, and other useful RP/community tools!
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WrA Server Info
Unlike most servers, WrA has a very active forum, which is a great place to find RP, guilds, and events. I highly recommend scrolling through our recent threads if you’re looking for something new to do or seeking a new group of friends!
Although the server is West Coast, (PST) we have players from all over, including a good chunk of Oceanic players! Therefore, if your schedule wouldn’t work with the usual evening server-time events, you can usually find a guild that uses Oceanic times for events/activity.
Most of us on WrA are here for RP, but we understand that some are just here because they enjoy our laid-back atmosphere. If you’re here and you don’t plan to RP, you’re still going to have a great time and likely make wonderful friends as long as you are both considerate and respectful as a person and towards RP.
Below I’ve listed a few of the popular threads on this forum that are helpful to new and old WrA members alike! (I’ll be adding to the list as needed!)
Compendium of RP Guides: Compendium of Roleplay Guides
WrA Name Archive:
Wyrmrest Name Archive Redux
WrA RP Event Calendar:
🔖 [Bookmark] Roleplay Event Calendar
Current Roleplay Hubs
(Please let me know if any of the hubs below become outdated or of any new hubs not currently listed!)
Alliance: Stormwind, Mage Quarter & Cathedral District & Lion’s Rest
Horde: Orgrimmar, Valley of Honor
Neutral: Ratchet, Booty Bay
A few things that non-roleplayers should know:
Non-RP names on this server are generally frowned upon, and may be reported if someone feels it is necessary. This is extremely uncommon if the name isn’t offensive, but if you’re being rude in a public channel for example, the name may be noticed and flagged. (For example of non-rp names: xxphatlewtzxx)
If you’re in an area that others are currently roleplaying in and need to say something in a public channel such as /say, please place brackets around your message. This is generally known as a message being out-of-character, or not roleplay. For example: ((hey guys can you tell me where the bank is?))
In general, “trolling” or disrupting RP in any way is highly frowned upon and may be reported. This includes spamming the public chat, putting down toys, (such as the train which affects all nearby players) jumping on another player, etc. Try to be mindful of your surroundings! Most RP takes place in areas that are not high-traffic for OOC things (such as the Auction House) to avoid this, but please keep the above in mind.
Tips for New Roleplayers
Stepping into the world of RP in WoW can be intimidating and confusing. Most of us are more than happy to help those new to RP, but if you’re not comfortable asking strangers, hopefully the following tips will be enough to get you started!
The first thing you should do if you’d like to learn about RP is to download an RP addon. (Links and info in the “Roleplay Addons” section below.) These addons will allow you to make an in-game character sheet for your character, as well as see others’ character sheets.
These addons also have an “OOC” section that can be seen if someone glances at your character. This is a great place to mention that you’re new to RP.
Once you’ve downloaded an addon, the easiest way to get an idea for RP is to watch it. Take a seat in any RP hub and watch the RP happen! Use this time to read other players’ character sheets for ideas on your own character. Have a question? Whisper the player!
Once you’re comfortable with your character and begin to RP, one of the most important things to keep in mind is that IC does NOT equal OOC, and vice versa. To put it simply, this means you shouldn’t take things that happen in-character/in roleplay as out-of-character. For example:
You come across a character who has a hatred for all elves/orcs/etc. This does NOT mean the PLAYER of that character hates them.
Another example: If a character in RP insults yours for whatever reason, the last thing you should do is take this personally and assume the PLAYER hates YOU.
A side-note: If you are ever uncomfortable in a roleplay situation or dislike another player’s character, you have every right not to roleplay with them. It’s perfectly fine to step away. It’s also perfectly acceptable to whisper the other player if you have a question about the roleplay.
Roleplay Vocabulary & Abbreviations
RP - An abbreviation for Roleplay.
IC - An abbreviation for In-Character. This means you are currently roleplaying, or relates to your character, not you as a player.
OOC - An abbreviation for Out-Of-Character. This means you’re not roleplaying, or relates to the player instead of the player’s roleplay character.
RP-PVP - An abbreviation for Roleplay PvP. This relates to player vs. player events that are planned and roleplayed out. RP-WPVP is the same, but stands for “World PVP” instead.
RP-PVE - Similar concept as RP-PVP, except the PVE stands for player vs. environment. Examples of this would be a group running a dungeon, but roleplaying through it.
A-RP, H-RP, N-RP - These abbreviations stand for Alliance-Roleplay, Horde-Roleplay, and Neutral-Roleplay. You may also see these as “A-Event/H-Event/N-Event” which are the same concept, just specifying that its an event. It is also common for describing guild factions. (ie. N-Guild would mean Neutral guild.) These abbreviations are frequently used in forum post titles to catch the eye of their preferred audience.
Emote - A way of expressing your character’s actions in roleplay. Generally in WoW it is done by typing /e before a post about the character. For example: “/e walks to the storefront, nodding at the vendor.” Would show as “Hrofran walks to the storefront, nodding at the vendor.”
RP Gear - Pieces of armor one only uses when roleplaying. With transmog now available, this is less common but still may be used for cosmetic reasons.
RP Hub - A place in-game that roleplay frequently occurs.
Immersion - When roleplayers mention “immersion”, they mean the in-game surroundings of where they’re rping. To “break immersion” means disrupting the RP with something OOC, such as putting down a toy that causes the characters to dance. Highly frowned upon.
RP Prompt - These are topics or questions offered to inspire writing about a player’s RP character or history. For example: “Your character only has time to help their healer or their warrior in battle. Which does your character choose to aide, and why?”
Lore - Canon history within World of Warcraft. Going outside of the set lore of the game can sometimes be frowned upon.
Mary Sue/Snowflake - A derogatory term for roleplay characters who are too “perfect” to be realistic. The character may be the “best fighter in the world” or too pretty, etc. Generally just a character without any flaws. This isn’t commonly brought up anymore, but it’s still helpful to know what the terms mean.
Meta-Gaming - This term is used to describe when a character in RP uses knowledge the player would know, but a character wouldn’t. For example, a player may know that a certain character in-game has devious intentions, but the roleplay character has no way of knowing this. If they use that OOC knowledge in RP, it’d be considered metagaming and is highly frowned upon.
Godmodding - This means to take control of another player’s character in RP. For example, saying your character killed the character of whoever you’re RPing with. So, if you’re roleplaying a fight against someone else, and say “Hrofor slices through Bob, taking off his head and killing him.” without specifying with the player OOC first that this is fine, this would be Godmodding. It is HIGHLY frowned upon. Generally, if someone does so, others will bring it up OOC to inform them. If they continue after that, they will likely have trouble finding others to RP with.
Combat RP - This refers to in-character fighting, in RP. This can be done in a variety of ways. Usually, roleplayers will decide the method OOC (in a whisper or such) beforehand. The usual ways include emote battles, roll duels, or PVP duels. Emote battles just mean that the two characters emote-out their fight once they’ve decided OOC on the fight’s outcome. Roll duels are similar in that they emote out the fight, but each turn before emoting the player will /roll to see if their attack hits or misses. Usually, this will go until one person has landed 3 attacks successfully. Although not as common, some decide to use PVP duels to decide who wins an IC fight. This is just the regular in-game dueling system.
Retcon - This term is used when someone erases an event in their character’s history. For example, someone decided to roleplay their character dying because they were bored of playing/RPing the character. A few months later, they change their mind and decide this never happened so they can continue roleplaying said character. That would be a retcon.
Roleplay Guides & Resources
Below you will find a variety of Roleplay guides, tools, and addons submitted by or used in our community!
A Compendium of Roleplay Guides, which contains hundreds of RP guides based on character class, race, profession, and so much more can be found here: Compendium of Roleplay Guides
Kersia’s RP Prompt Archive A listing of hundreds of writing prompts for WoW roleplayers.
Banshih’s WoW Map & House Maker a collection of over 2,700 unique in-game pieces to create your custom roleplay maps.
Ambient Mixer: A site full of background-music created by users to aide in immersion when writing/roleplaying. You can even make your own background music using their mixer with thousands of provided noises/music/etc or add your own!
Name Generators: This site is great for brainstorming and finding names for any type of Roleplay Character/Pet/Guild/Base/etc!
Most of our server use one of three different addons to create their character's profile. Each of these have different pros/cons, so it's recommended to read over each one and decide which is best for you! These addons can also be found in the Twitch mods section, just like other mods you may use for WoW.
MyRoleplay (MRP): Simple addon for character profiles.
XRP: Minimalist and easy-to-use addon for character profiles.
Total RP3 (TRP3): Seems to be most-common on WrA, more advanced and offers more options than just creating character profiles.
Other addons can be used to aide in running events, keeping up with/organizing chat logs, and more. Below are a few of the more commonly used addons on our server.
DiceMaster: Aides in RP events with advanced dice-rolling options, also allows you to set up visual unit frames for enemies and even create a small profile showing your characters items or attacks/abilities and health/charges.
Emote Splitter: Expands your chat so you can type or paste as much as you want without the message being cut off.
Elephant: Tracks and organizes your chat windows, so if, for example, you DC and forgot what someone posted, you can go back and look!
Listener: Helps keep track of chat in crowded/busy situations. Has a “snooper” window that can show chat history of whoever you target/click. Also can notify you if someone emotes at your character!
Below are current listings of a sample of active Alliance and Horde guilds. They’re contacted at least once every 6 months to ensure they are currently recruiting and the listing is up to date. If you have a listing below and need to update it, please let me know! If you’d like to add your guild to one of the listings, please copy, fill in, and post the template below in this thread or send it to me via Discord. Thank you!
Who/How to Contact:
RP/PVP/PVE?: (Which do you focus on/do/not do?)
Requirements: (Lore-compliance, website application, interview, specific ilvl, et cetera)
Currently Seeking: (Do you need more tanks/healers/dps? Short on RPers of a certain race? Have an officer slot that needs filling?)
Most Active Playtime:
See guilds listed by faction in the two posts following this one.
Communities & Discords
The following is a list of communities (not guilds) such as Discord servers and in-game Communities. All listed communities are specifically for Wyrmrest Accord, and overall safe for work (though some may contain NSFW channels or content). If you’d like to submit your Community’s information, please fill out the template below and respond to this thread.
Owners/Mods: (Please include at least one way to contact via Discord in case invite link doesn’t work.)
Info: (Feel free to add a short description of the purpose of the discord/perks of it/anything you’d like others to know!)
Discord & Community Name: Wyrmrest Community Project (WCP)
Theme/Focus: Event and RP Networking on WRA
Rules/Requirements: Be good to each other.
Owners/Mods: Gwyneth, Feyawen, Mäxi, Raseri, Maeshkin, Thomas and Cyli
Faction/Neutral: Alliance & Horde (with Alliance focus for now)
Invite Link: Discord | In-Game Community
Info: The Wyrmrest Community Project (WCP) is a community-led effort to revitalize and reestablish Wyrmrest Accord’s Alliance RP community through collaboration and networking.
Discord/or/Community Name: WoW RP Events
Theme/Focus: RP Event and Community Advertisement
Rules/Requirements: PG-13, No politics, Be kind
Faction/Neutral: Alliance, Horde, & Neutral
Invite Link: Discord
Info: A focused place to collect RP events. Decrease your digging through Discords and Forum posts to find and advertise RP events. Event Hosts are able to post their own events easily.
Discord Name: Gadgetzan Gazette
Theme/Focus: Goblin lore, art, and roleplay, with a newspaper theme.
Rules/Requirements: It is mostly safe for work. No politics.
Owners/Mods: Keelhaul, Soxknokle, Crysanthemum, Tizko. Keelhaul#2329
Faction/Neutral: Neutral, but more Horde inclined.
Invite Link: discord.gg/A8UWNKh
Info: An active community discord that places a fair amount of emphasis on art. Newspaper themed, there is a ‘dear Abby’ like section, and the WoWhead bot channels regularly post information. Members may set their own ranks including (but not limited to) which realm they are from, their display color, and what they would like to receive pings regarding. Sometimes we talk about cute animals and the Donkey Kong Country TV show.
Discord Name: Hearth and Homestead
Theme/Focus: General entertainment, but with a focus on MMO RP (specifically, WoW).
Rules/Requirements: This server is strictly 18 and older. We also have several rules in place that help make the server inclusive and discourage aggressive interactions.
Owners/Mods: If the invite link is not working, you can speak with RestlessAuthor#3386 or The Meme Goddess#6969 for a server invite.
Faction/Neutral: The community is entirely neutral! We also make an effort to attend any Neutral events we learn about.
Invite Link: wzqC6TA
Info: Hearth and Homestead has been a thing for roughly 8 years now. We’ve seen our membership climb to 400 people a day, and plummet to only 4 people. With all that we’ve experienced and learned from our ups and downs, we’ve decided to shift focus from strictly RP to a broader community that supports a greater number of hobbies. Our Discord server is set up in such a way that users actually join chat channels individually through roles they select by typing commands! No need to go through and mute the channels that don’t interest you - you will only ever see the content you want to be a part of. If you like TV, Movies, and Music, we have a category for that. A big fan of Cyberpunk? We have one for that, too. League of Legends player? Tabletop gamer? Anime fan? You can find a role for all of those things, and more - and if that’s not what you’re into, you will never be bothered with that content flooding your Discord! We’re really pushing for community involvement right now - attending as many public RP events as we can. If you simply want to broaden your network, or if you’re just looking for a place where you can talk about more than just WoW stuff, Hearth and Homestead wants to make you feel right at home!
Discord Name: Mechagon Factory
Theme Focus: Playable race discord. General openness to PvP, RP and PVE evenly.
Owners/Mods: Owner is Gnomest on the forums. I am listed as Insanity in the discord. Some mods are Kass Keehaul, Pangle and Bipzi(Forum and discord names). We can all be contacted in the discord. RayoftheSun#1367 is my battle:tag.
Faction/Neutral: Alliance. Open to those who’d want to rp as neutral though.
Invite Link: ~https://discord.gg/7jQTejH
Info: Created for the purpose of being a nice place for mechagnome fans to socialize and a safe haven from a lot of the negativity from outsiders. Regular gnomes are also welcome.
Discord Name: UndercityUnited
Theme/Focus: Undead/Forsaken RP, Undead Lore and Undead everything.
Rules/Requirements: No specific requirements. Listed guilds in the discord must be majority undead or undead themed.
Owners/Mods: Vradica#6666, Nosferatus#4441
Invite Link: discord.gg/J2ThTzp
Info: Long time standing WyrmrestAccord Undead community. Roles designated for different undead guilds and RP event planning channels! Also the standard discord stuff!
Discord Name: Kalimdor United
Theme/Focus: Bringing together the people and guilds of Kalimdor, promoting unity and progress amongst the races of Kalimdor, Horde and Alliance alike.
Rules/Requirements: SFW, either faction welcome, zero tolerance for drama
Owners/Mods: Maeshkin (headlocks#1857), Varistus, Illyriana, et. al (GMs are given admin roles and have equal power)
Invite Link: discord.gg/QrD8tkq
Info: Event planning/promotion, character/story development, camaraderie, image/art sharing, and more!
Discord name: Shellhaven
Theme/Focus: Aquatic wow races and content. It is the sort of discord for if you like aquatic races like naga, gilgoblins, ankoan murlocs etc. We are also big on pirate rp here.
Rule Requirements: No special rules and requirements. If you are someone who loves aquatic stuff, you are welcome here.
Owners/mods: RayoftheSun#1367 on Bnet, (Sea Prince Gillywix also known sometimes as Lillian felheart.)
Faction: Neutral. Open to lovers of aqautic wow races regardless of faction affiliation.
Info: This is a discord for lovers of naga, gilblins, murlocs, Ankoan/Jinyu and other aquatic wow races as well as pirate related stuff.
Discord Name: Warcraft World Roleplay
Theme/Focus: Roleplay Networking & Calendar
Rules/Requirements: See Discord
Faction/Neutral: Neutral & Faction
Info: Ever want to find more roleplay outside of the major hubs? Have an event in some small town and need to get the word out there? Hang out as a guild in the middle of no where and want to get more folks to play with you? Warcraft World Roleplay is likely the place for you.
- Event Postings by Area
- RP Topic of the Week
- Community Driven Google Calendar
- In-game Supported Community Calendar
Discord Name: Farstrider Discord
Rules/Requirements: Open to all Farstriders, non-farstrider guests, and off-server players.
Owners/Mods: Kemnebi, Vanessara, Talannil. Point of contact: In game mail to Kemnebi if link is broken.
Info: A place for Farstrider roleplayers to meet, socialize, and network.
Discord Name: Thalassian Elves Network
Theme/Focus: Thalassian Elves
Rules/Requirements: Open to all Thalassian Elves, including Sin’dorei, Quel’dorei, Ren’dorei and Half Elves on Wyrmrest Accord. Guest of Thalassian elves are welcome as well.
Faction/Neutral: Horde, Alliance, Neutral
Info: The Thalassian Elves Network (TEN) is a Discord community looking to provide WrA roleplayers with a networking platform for Thalassian elf related roleplay. The goal of this Discord is to provide a platform where people can network and keep an eye out for other elf related guilds and events all in a remote location!
Discord: The Howling Owl
Theme/Focus: RP Events
Rules/Requirements: Be respectful to others. LGBT+ friendly
Owners/Mods: (Please include at least one way to contact via Discord in case invite link doesn’t work.) Saeil#1437
Invite Link: https:// discord .gg/jW2xYZn
Info: (Feel free to add a short description of the purpose of the discord/perks of it/anything you’d like others to know!) A faction neutral RP coffee shop/cocktail bar and nightclub that runs public RP events. While we are a guild, our Discord also has a public community area in our server as well as RP event info.
Discord/or/Community Name: Stormwind City Watch Community Discord
Theme/Focus: Community building / RP events.
Rules/Requirements: Minimal. No NSFW. Show respect and keep drama elsewhere.
Faction/Neutral: WRA-A (Horde welcome to join, but the discord is focused on Alliance)
Invite Link: https:// discord .gg/C5PrdwKurb
Info: https:// imgur .com/zh6Weix
Community Name: LFRP (Horde/Alliance)
Theme/Focus: Finding Roleplay
Rules/Requirements: See rules in link below.
Owners/Mods: Gwyneth (Owner)
Faction/Neutral: Alliance and Horde
Invite Link: [A/H] LFRP COMMUNITY
Info: A community dedicated to providing ease of access to roleplayers seeking roleplayers and events happening around town.