Azeroth Meetup January 25, 2007 1:04 PM   Subscribe

Mefi meet-up on Azeroth, tonight on the Maelstrom server at 8pm EST. Come one, come all to be part of a re-birth of "The Blue" Guild. More inside!
posted by nelleish to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:04 PM (26 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I know we just talked about this, but a lot more interest was expressed in-thread than seemed to pan out in-game. So now you know the place and time, the only thing left is the people!

We're all re-rolling Alliance toons, blue or otherwise, so if you're interested, fire up a new character (or dust off that inactive one, all you original charter Blues) and give a shout out to Vaashu (Earbucket) tonight at 8pm EST on Maelstrom. If you can't make it, fire Earbucket an email so we'll have a better sense of how much interest there really is in The Blue.

(You can also PST me, Tehaanu, but Vaashu or Huuni will be able to offer a guild invite!)
posted by nelleish at 1:04 PM on January 25, 2007

In English, please.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 1:15 PM on January 25, 2007 [1 favorite]

I understood "8pm" in that sentence, and "meet-up"
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:16 PM on January 25, 2007 [1 favorite]

jessamyn: EST stands for "Eastern Standard Time". It's a way of denoting "timezones", a sort of global time-keeping aid. More information is available here^.

HTH. For the Horde!
posted by cortex at 1:26 PM on January 25, 2007

cortex: I don't think EST stands for "Eastern Standard Time." Later in the more inside, the poster uses "PST" as a verb. I don't think you can use a time zone as verbs. So these acronyms are probably code in this secret society language going on here.
posted by dios at 1:31 PM on January 25, 2007

Actually, PST refers to engaging in any number of activities that would fall under the heading "San Francisco values." You know, riding BART and stuff.
posted by wemayfreeze at 1:40 PM on January 25, 2007

Isn't Maelstrom an RP server? I think the combination of RP and Alliance would be too much for me to take.
posted by ODiV at 1:49 PM on January 25, 2007

mathowie: In English, please.

The closest English approximation is "Neeeeerrrrrrds!"
posted by Gamblor at 1:51 PM on January 25, 2007

Isn't Maelstrom an RP server? I think the combination of RP and Alliance would be too much for me to take.

Seconded. For the Horde!

(But I'll probably stop by, anyway.)
posted by Zosia Blue at 2:00 PM on January 25, 2007

Eek. Sorry, I guess I did get a little carried away in my hopeless geekness. For what its worth, the intended audience (Metafilter members who play Blizzard's World of Warcraft online role playing game) will understand what I was trying to say, and it's highly unlikely than anyone else really cares.

However, my wording was rather uninclusive, so I'll decipher for you:

Azeroth: World of Warcraft in-game planet

Maelstrom server: with 8 million players, we don't all play on the same server. I have to indicate the name of the server so other players can find us.

Guild: groups of friends or players within the game. We would like to have other Metafilter members join our guild "The Blue" to play with us.

re-roll: a hold over from table top gaming, meaning to start a new character

toon: short for "cartoon," a jokey name for one's character or avatar in the game

charter Blues: There was another effort at establishing a Mefite guild. "Charter" is used just as it is normally, meaning those members who signed as founding members of a group.

PST: Acronym for "Please Send Tell," meaning to send someone a private message in-game. Absolutely nothing to do with time zones.

Vaashu, Huuni, and Tehaanu are all in-game character names of various people

Or, what Gamblor said.

ODiV, Zosia Blue: It is an RP Server, but I'm not committed to it and if we're all re-rolling anyway we might be able to convince people to do so on another server (or side!) but I can only speak for myself in that I'd really just like to see it happen.
posted by nelleish at 2:02 PM on January 25, 2007

Okay, how about anyone who is remotely interested in being part of a Mefi WoW guild just roll a throw-away character to get on to Maelstrom tonight at 8pm Eastern so we can at least see the numbers, THEN we can hash out side and server. If you can't come, email me (I'm on gmail, user name nellen).

Again, sorry about the geek jargon!
posted by nelleish at 2:14 PM on January 25, 2007

8pm Eastern = 2pm here (stupid spherical planet). I'll be at work, but /wave anyway. Let me know how it goes - I'm often on at odd times on account of insomnia.
posted by Sparx at 2:26 PM on January 25, 2007

Will there be hawt cybor?
posted by bardic at 3:26 PM on January 25, 2007

/g i roll greed on ur pants baby
posted by cortex at 3:36 PM on January 25, 2007

It is an RP server, but I think the number of people I've seen RPing on it could be counted on my fingers and toes. And never in the Metafilter guild, thank god. Come on out!
posted by EarBucket at 3:55 PM on January 25, 2007

I've always rolled on RP servers as a triage measure: it seems to somewhat reduce the proportion of complete idiots wandering around, and that's about the best you can hope for.

Of course, on Normal and PVP servers you don't have to listen to OOC flamewars in General Chat about whether or not you should be OOCing in General Chat, I guess.
posted by cortex at 3:59 PM on January 25, 2007

I'm sorry, but is this something I'd have to kill 65,340,285 boars to appreciate? If so, I may have to pass.
posted by Smart Dalek at 5:17 PM on January 25, 2007

posted by nyxxxx at 6:08 PM on January 25, 2007

OK, so after some discussion, we've decided to roll Blood Elves on the Tanaris realm. PvE, non-RP, Horde-side. Shoot me an email or message Moreila in-game to join up.
posted by EarBucket at 6:32 PM on January 25, 2007

No one is online. =(
posted by bigmusic at 6:39 PM on January 25, 2007

No one is online at the moment, but I've rolled a hunter named Nierwen on Tanaris.
posted by deborah at 7:20 PM on January 25, 2007

posted by loquacious at 10:29 PM on January 25, 2007 [1 favorite]

Please post pics of in-game shoutouts and choreographed movies of your toons dancing to "The Internet is for Porn." kthxbye
posted by thatweirdguy2 at 10:41 PM on January 25, 2007

Maelstrom, interestingly enough, has been featured on Mefi before. But that was the Horde side of things.
posted by thanotopsis at 7:05 AM on January 26, 2007

wait, was this yesterday?
posted by rbs at 1:13 PM on January 26, 2007

Oops, I missed this. Count me in, though! I'll send you an e-mail.
posted by Zosia Blue at 2:43 PM on January 26, 2007

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