How to keep roleplay fresh in the face of an expansion

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 you All the World’s a Stage with helpful hints, tips and tricks on the art of roleplay in WoW.

Hearing news of an upcoming expansion can be both exciting and frustrating for a roleplayer. Exciting, because of course there’s going to be new places to explore, new storylines to consider, new outfits to collect, and of course about a zillion new spots for roleplay. It’s frustrating, however, because despite knowing all of this information and getting excited about all the news, there is little that you can actually do in game about said news until the expansion is actually here.

A glut of information about things to come is both a blessing and a curse to a roleplayer for exactly that reason. You yourself may know everything there is to know so far about Mists of Pandaria, but your character is clueless in the meantime. It’s the kind of information that can invigorate roleplay or kill it entirely, depending on how you look at it.

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