All the World’s a Stage: Plot points for tauren roleplayers(three)
All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. In World of Warcraft, that player is you! Each week, Anne Stickney brings youAll the World’s a Stage with helpful hints, tips and tricks on the art of roleplay in WoW.
Fighting on all fronts
What happened Cairne’s death triggered an uprising by the Grimtotem — an uprising that was quickly quashed by Baine. That event does raise a question, though. If one tribe was willing to try and overthrow Thunder Bluff, are there other tribes out there that would do the same? But that’s not the only fighting the tauren have on their hands — the Alliance have crushed Camp Taurajo, and the tauren have constructed a wall between Mulgore and the rest of the world as a result. The quillboar have risen up and begun attacking Camp Narache in earnest as a result of the Cataclysm.
How this affects your character If you’re leveling in Mulgore, it’s immediately obvious that the tauren are fighting on all fronts, with the Alliance, with the quillboar — and even with each other. For a tauren who’s just starting out, you are confronted with bloodshed very, very quickly — and it doesn’t seem to ever let up. It’s an odd world, one in which a leveling tauren feels obliged to constantly, warily be looking over his shoulder.
What to consider What kind of tauren are you roleplaying? Is violence something that bothers him? Is he disturbed by the sheer amount of people that seem to be working against the tauren, or is the heat of battle something he embraces? Is he the type to fold under pressure and cave? Or does the presence of battle simply make him fight harder? Did your tauren lose any friends, relatives, or loved ones in any of the attacks?