Shatt-city: Roleplay (RP) Vs PVP

Place of the down-trodden, homeless and broken, a place of internal strife where peace keepers walk the streets while elves and blueberries try to top each other. Shatt-city always kinda reminded me of sin city or the scum-planets the Serenity firefly crew docked with. Shatt-city – where everyone sets their hearth just so they can have the pleasure of vacating the premises for other locales … any other locale.

At least so it used to be.

Then of course with the opening of the isle of gank, the blueberries and blood elves started playing nice, smacking swords in a friendlier manner (fights now dubbed war training rather than the usual ‘mugging’) and they even built a statue together where we can all worship a common god … money.

And in this warmer carebear environment the World’s End Tavern has come into its own with shows live on the hour. The yelled announcement pretty much ensures at least a small audience of bored toons will wander into the tavern to catch the show – and I think that here blizzard has possibly made a role-play friendly outlands pub.

Because people are starting to run their own shows.

Oh not during Level 70 elite Tauren chieftain performances – because they tend to rock the house, but has anyone caught the other show?

The standup comedian?

… he makes Tauren burger jokes … he mimics toons silly lines … I dunno I found him terribly not funny (except in the manner that not funny standup comedians are well funny.) And worse the first time I caught this show I was trapped (BG waiting) with a hardcore roleplayer (elf in fencing get up & on slash walk) who was attempting to attract RP action by /laugh-ing & /clap-ing at EVERY joke and yelling for encores. It was painful.

I took advantage of the recent patch and downed four alcoholic beverages until I couldn’t see him through the blur and the bubbles.

The standup comedian is the perfect act to take over – the second time I caught the standup show some naked elf and his Draenei molls took over the stage and provided us with a dance and light show… much much more entertaining.

EDIT: Spooner has a damn interesting rant about the outlands rep grinds and the effect holding hands over everything has on PVP & Moo- Tang Clan has a nice post on the concept of Player driven PVP policies in cities.


About Bytes

Returning wow player, one of those elderly burnt out ex-officer types. My current main is a Hunter (MS the under-dog talent tree Beast Master), but thats shifting back to hybrid Shaman. Together with my virtual cat I battle evil, kick butt and take names.
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2 Responses to Shatt-city: Roleplay (RP) Vs PVP

  1. I shout catcalls at Perry Gatner on a fairly regular basis. On my server, it’s accepted if not outright expected.

  2. Lactic Acid says:

    Perrys a hot item? O_O

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