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The Ultimate Nerdery – AU Your WoW Character

November 7, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

I was trying to amuse myself on a slow work day, so Dee and I got into some weird discussion about Alternate Universe (AU) and our WoW characters. Who would they be in current society? What would their habits and interests be? It was sorta fun to flesh out Raz from a modern day fantasy perspective. I polled Mal about it over dinner (we were drinking, sometimes discussions get weird) and jotted down the questions that were asked/answered.

I thought in some strange corner of my mind that this would be fun to do across the blogosphere and am curious to learn more about other people’s thoughts on their WoW characters in today’s times!

General Character Factoids
  • Character Name
  • Age (you can stay true to RP age or convert it into a more “human” number)
  • Sexuality (optional)
  • Hobbies
  • Financials
Employment
  • Work Background
    • Does your character work?
      • If so, what do they do?
      • Does it tie back to their in-game professions?
    • Do they own their company, are they in management, or are they a peon (zug zug)?
    • Do they work 9-5 or is their schedule flexible based on what they do (maybe a mercenary?)
Home Life
  • Where does your character reside?
  • Do they live with others or alone?
    • If they live with others, are they roommates, spouses/significant others?
  • Talk about their house
    • If they are single, is it the ultimate bachelor pad?
    • Is it cluttered with all the things that fill your bags and bank (lucky rocks, archaeology finds, etc)?
  • What’s their decorating style?
    • Modern/Traditional/etc.
Fun Stuff
  • Fashion – what’s their style?
    • For the guys: Boxers or Briefs (or commando!)?
    • For the girls: Well, the girl side of this question. (Typing th— on my blog actually weirds me out for some reason)
  • Music
    • What sort of music defines them? This could be the music you listen to when you PvP or raid. It could be a song that you think highlights your character.
  • What’s their favorite food?
  • What’s their favorite drink?
  • Transportation – would your character drive or use public transport (or have a driver)?
  • What’s one thing that your character would take with them from Azeroth to the current times?

I’ll be posting my info shortly–I just wanted to get this out there (it was too funny to ignore) and see what other people came up with!

Enjoy my Monday derp post!

–M

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  1. November 8, 2011 at 11:00 am

    General Character Factoids
    • Character Name – In WoW she is Lady Sitrantha Duskstriker of the Eversong Woods Duskstrikers. In the AU!real world, she’s Hermia Smith.
    • Age (you can stay true to RP age or convert it into a more “human” number) – Early to mid-twenties.
    • Sexuality (optional) – Married to her work!
    • Hobbies – Making jewelry and selling it on Etsy.
    • Financials – From a well-to-do family, but she lives by her income and not by her inheritance.

    Employment
    • Does your character work? – Yes.
    • If so, what do they do? – UN Peacekeeper
    • Does it tie back to their in-game professions? – Yes, she is a tankadin in game. Ostensibly a member of the Silvermoon army, Sitra is actually more concerned with her work for the Argent Crusade and the various anti-Deathwing/Twilight’s Hammer/Ragnaros factions so it makes sense that AU!Sitra works for the UN.
    • Do they own their company, are they in management, or are they a peon (zug zug)? – She is a middle-ranked officer, probably equivalent to a US Army Captain.
    • Do they work 9-5 or is their schedule flexible based on what they do (maybe a mercenary?) – Very flexible.

    Home Life
    • Where does your character reside? – Wherever the UN sends her to keep the peace, but home is whatever the equivalent Earth-nation is for Blood Elves. Britain? Their accents seem British-y.
    • Do they live with others or alone? – Alone, see above: married to her work!
    • Talk about their house – Military-issued barracks, for the most part.
    • If they are single, is it the ultimate bachelor pad? – Absolutely. Sitra does not keep the tidiest of living spaces.
    • Is it cluttered with all the things that fill your bags and bank (lucky rocks, archaeology finds, etc)? – It is full of CLOTHES CLOTHES CLOTHES. In-game, Sitra carries a full set for PVP and offspec, and several different RP outfits and ZOMG all the pretty weapons. Her bank is likewise full of tier sets and RP clothes. <_< Also: all the pet toys IN THE WORLD to amuse Avalerien, her baby phoenix. It makes complete sense that AU!Sitra’s house is likewise full of CLOTHES CLOTHES CLOTHES. XD
    • What’s their decorating style? – Brutally minimalist.

    Fun Stuff
    • Fashion – what’s their style? – Functional, military-inspired, trousers and sturdy shoes. But secretly her closet is full of dresses and heels because really who doesn’t love those.
    • For the girls: Well, the girl side of this question. – Like her clothes, functional and sturdy (except for that one lacy corset at the back of the wardrobe).
    • What sort of music defines them? This could be the music you listen to when you PvP or raid. It could be a song that you think highlights your character. – Soaring operatic rock ballads and techno/house beats. Her theme song is The Glitch Mob – Warrior Concerto.
    • What’s their favorite food? – Anything that isn’t canteen fare.
    • Transportation – would your character drive or use public transport (or have a driver)? – In-game Sitra only ever rides her White Hawkstrider or Netherdrake so that is probably the equivalent of having a Mercedes McLaren SLR. Which of course sits at home in her family’s garage when she’s out keeping the peace.
    • What’s one thing that your character would take with them from Azeroth to the current times? – Her baby phoenix pet. :3 She couldn’t leave the little derp behind.

    • November 8, 2011 at 3:20 pm

      AWWW to the baby phoenix pet! That is too precious! I don’t think Raz would handle pets well–I suspect it would be like me and plants? He’d be out somewhere and be like “oh crap, I forgot to book a pet sitter” or something :c

      • November 8, 2011 at 3:22 pm

        That’s the sort of running joke about Sitra’s phoenix, which (in my guildmates’ and my wanky fanon) was given to her by a would-be suitor. XD She begrudgingly loves the little bird and the “rationale” behind my attempt to collect 150 pets in-game on her is that she wants to get Avalerien as many friends as possible so the phoenix will LEAVE SITRA TO GET HER WORK DONE.

  2. November 8, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    General Character Factoids
    Character Name – Zable Kynbiir
    Age – Around 22.
    Sexuality – “Yes Please”
    Hobbies – The Fairer Sex, five fingered discounts at Best Buy, sleeping in late, and video games (console-based; I doubt he’d make it past Goldshire if he were playing WoW).

    Financials
    Employment – Car thief
    Does your character work? Hardly.
    Does it tie back to their in-game professions? As a rogue, absolutely. As an engineer, I’m sure being able to hotwire cars would be helpful.
    Do they own their company, are they in management, or are they a peon (zug zug)? Freelance-like.
    Do they work 9-5 or is their schedule flexible based on what they do (maybe a mercenary?) Whatever he’d feel like / whenever there’s a job.

    Home Life
    Where does your character reside? A garish, gaudy looking one-bedroom apartment. Big screen TV, lots of unopened boxes and clothes on the floor. Not clean.
    Do they live with others or alone? Alone.
    Talk about their house – It certainly looks like a bachelor lives there. The path from the doorway to the bedroom is probably the only ‘clean’ part of it. Kind of the adolescent “I can shove anything under the bed, nobody looks there” appearance.
    Is it cluttered with all the things that fill your bags and bank (lucky rocks, archaeology finds, etc)? Likely a lot of clothing, though not a lot of it would still be on a hanger. The “Stretchypants” for entertainment purposes.
    What’s their decorating style? Lot of furs, probably one of those guys with swords decorating the walls.

    Fun Stuff
    Fashion – what’s their style? Leather bomber jackets/coats, boots. Hair’s still a flippin’ mess.
    For the guys: Boxers or Briefs (or commando!)? Boxers.

    What sort of music defines them? The Offspring IS Zable. More generally, rock/punk rock. Especially with good drum sections.
    What’s their favorite food? Thanks for this question, actually, can’t believe I never thought of this one. Probably something more ethnic, such as greek gyros.
    What’s their favorite drink? As far as alcohol, it’d be rum (old habits die hard). Unfortunately, his scrawny ass can’t hold down more than two drinks before he’s got a business tie wrapped around his head and he’s wailing Bohemian Rhapsody on karaoke.
    Transportation – would your character drive or use public transport (or have a driver)? Motorcycle/chopper. It’s still his favorite mount ingame, and the adrenaline rush (lol) of nearly killing himself every time he drives would be his thing.
    What’s one thing that your character would take with them from Azeroth to the current times? Draenei women, without a doubt. What, you expected a serious answer? This is damn serious.

    • November 8, 2011 at 3:22 pm

      Five fingered discounts. Niiiiice. I could see Zable doing that.

      BUT, my favorite part? The comment about getting trashed and “wailing Bohemian Rhapsody on karaoke.”

  3. November 8, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Okay. Let’s play then. Character base using Karanina, of guild Waypoint: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/character/medivh/Karanina/simple

    Character Factoids –
    Name: Karanina Almaasy
    Age: Draenic equivalent of early 20s
    Sexuality: Vow of Celibacy
    Hobbies: Gardening
    Financials: Enough to live on, no more

    Employment –
    A religious scholar for an academy: her in-game Inscription skill comes into play as she writes various dissertations and analysis of documents, both known and unreleased. In addition to research, she teaches classes based on alternate interpretations of the Light from foreign races. Perhaps small lectures on history as well. In a alternate “modern” Azeroth, she might speak on history and lecture a bit on personal experiences seeing things.

    Prior work probably wasn’t so much “work” as it was entering and winning small talent shows for her singing voice to collect an “easy paycheck” for winning.

    Home Life-
    Kara would live in the Academy dormitories, rather than her own home, offering very little opportunity for personalization.

    Her room would contain a number of books – overfilling a bookshelf, being stacked upon it and along the sides of the shelves, on every subject under the sun – including a couple of steamy romance novels hidden in the piles. On the walls, a parchment of admittance into the Academy would be framed and hung in a simple wood and glass frame, displayed proudly. A small table lamp upon a wooden desk sits in the corner, drawers of said desk half open and organized – set atop the desk, a handful of open books, and a notebook open with notes endlessly jot down on numbers of pages, including short hand to refer to page numbers, paragraphs, sentences.

    What furniture IS in the room is light wood – probably plywood, though a light oak isn’t out of the possibility. The bedsheets are cotton, and the two pillows at the head of her bed are probably cotton-filled, cheap so the horns tearing them don’t faze her too much.

    Fun Stuff-
    Fashion: Simpler wear, probably on par with clothing from Old Navy. Pleated sweaters, khaki pants. Hair bands push the bangs out of her eyes, her hair usually tied back into a single ponytail, though she’ll often let her hair fall down when she’s a bit more social.

    Music: Ambient musics – softer, soothing tones. Artists like Break the Sky, Brokenkites if there’s any music playing at all. Even if there is, it’s often turned far enough down so as to not distract.

    Favorite Food: Chicken Soup

    Transportation: Walking, predominantly! Public transportation depending on how far she’d travel, preferring to stand on buses or trains instead of sitting down for shorter trips.

    What’s the one thing your character would bring from Azeroth to current times? http://www.wowhead.com/spell=90853 – Anklet of Golden Bells

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