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A long time ago, in this very column I wrote about an attention whore named Sara Andrews [February 7, 2006 Loading...]. Sara was upset that Blizzard would not let her publicly recruit for her GLBT guild in the General Chat Channel of World of Warcraft. I have nothing against those of the homosexual persuasion, but broadcating sexual orientation in the chat channel of a game, especially World of Warcraft is guaranteed to incite a riot among the homophobe and I.Q. challenged swarm of humanity present.

With that in mind, I now create a new character on every new WoW server and rush to Goldshire where I blast out an advertisement for a hypothetical GLBT guild, "Rainbow Connection" just to see the nest of hornets rise up and attempt to virtually sting me. Comedy gold folks, comedy gold.

Blizzard recently opened a new RP or roleplay server for World of Warcraft. A roleplay server is exactly like every other PVE server in WoW with one exception. The players don't just complain, they feel obligated to do so.

A typical chat window on a RP server looks something like this;

[4. LookingForGroup]: Ulrick - Iz ne1 queued up fer 20-29 WSG?
[4. LookingForGroup]: Kima - Please refrain from using the LFG channel for non-LFG purpusses.
[4. LookingForGroup]: Ulrick - I looking fer a WSG grup u asshat.
[4. LookingForGroup]: Kima - Reported.
[4. LookingForGroup]: Scort - Reported for reporting
[1. General Barrens]: Iownjoo - ((Where's Mankrik's Wife?))
[1. General Barrens]: Legoolass - In my pannts!
[4. LookingForGroup]: Candygirl - How is the RP on dis server?
[4. LookingForGroup]: Hootah - It be gud, mon!
[4. LookingForGroup]: Kima - Please refrain from using the LFG channel for non-LFG purpousses.
[4. LookingForGroup]: Candygirl - Shut yerhole Kemi.
[4. LookingForGroup]: Kima - Reported
[4. LookingForGroup]: Scort - Reported for repotring
[1. General Barrens]: Iownjoo - ((Nobody dun teh Mankrik's Wife Quest?))
[4. LookingForGroup]: Fitzgerald - Rainbow Connection, a GLBT guild that welcomes all gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered players is now recruiting. PST for invite.
[4. LookingForGroup]: Morgon - More like a fudgepakir guld, gayboy.
[4. LookingForGroup]: Zrasai - Do you roleplay gay or are you really gay
[4. LookingForGroup]: Fitzgerald - Yes
[4. LookingForGroup]: Vain - Immortal is a guild that hopes to do MC, Onyx, PVE, PVP and everything else. We help all of our members and are fun. PST for invite.
[4. LookingForGroup]: Cartila - Pretty Pink Pwnies is taking applications. We have 40 active members and plan to be the best endgame guild on teh server. PST for invite.
[4. LookingForGroup]: Zrasai - Yes to the roleplay or yes to the really gay?
[4. LookingForGroup]: Fitzgerald - Yes
[4. LookingForGroup]: BigHorns - Keep the guild recruitmant to teh recruiament channel.
[4. LookingForGroup]: Scort - Fitzgerd does gerald fit you two?
[4. LookingForGroup]: Kima - Please refrain from using the LFG channel for non-LFG perpuses.
[4. LookingForGroup]: Scort - Reported Kima.
[4. LookingForGroup]: Kima - Reported.
[4. LookingForGroup]: Ulrick - Are the BGs active on this server?
[4. LookingForGroup]: Karoai - How long has this server been up?
[4. LookingForGroup]: Kima - reportd
[4. LookingForGroup]: Scort - Reported for reporting
[4. LookingForGroup]: Kima - If you want PVP then go to a PVP server. This is Rp servre
[4. LookingForGroup]: Scort - Kima, please refrain from using the LFG channel for non-LFG purposes.
[4. LookingForGroup]: Karoai - How long has this server been up?
[4. LookingForGroup]: Karoai - How long has this server been up?
[4. LookingForGroup]: Karoai - How long has this server been up?
[4. LookingForGroup]: Kima - Reported.
[4. LookingForGroup]: Scort - Reported for reporting

I wonder if Blizzard punishes their GMs by putting the ones they don't like on RP servers?

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