How to Roleplay in World of Warcraft (a Basic Guide)
Roleplaying in World of Warcraft is actually quite simple. There are a few different ways characters interact, and we'll teach all about the varying styles on this page.
/s is the most common. This form of roleplaying can be created by clicking enter, or with the previously mentioned command. This is the basic for speaking with another character out loud. You might see *asterisks * closing an action from a character in this form ( Ex: "Thanks, mate." *He extended his hand for a shake.*). You will see some people use quotation marks while others may not. Either form of roleplaying is accepted.
/e is another form of roleplaying. Known as emoting, this style will most likely resemble what you see from a written book. You'll see character actions and interactions, as well as speaking, indicated by " Quotation marks." You will know you are in this form by the orange color the text will change to. Your character's name will always appear first here by default when you type in /e. For example:
(1) represents what you type while (2) shows what other see.
(1) /e ate the chicken leg, his mind seeming to be on the cake from yesterday. " I wonder if the bakery is open.." He said to himself.
(2) Evandevin ate the chicken leg, his mind seeming to be on the cake from yesterday. " I wonder if the bakery is open.." He said to himself.
If you spend time in a city, you'll come across /y which is simply yelling something out. It will appear in red in your message area, as well as in the bubble above the head of the yelling toon ( Ex: /y " Get your food here!" ).