Shared Topic: Identity And Affiliation

This week’s Shared Topic was suggested by Akabeko from Red Cow Rise and invited us to ponder on how we identify ourselves and/or our characters within the game.

How does your character define themself? What part of their identity is most important to their personality and self-presentation?

In meatspace, we have so many affiliations, it’s anyone’s guess whether we consider ourselves a tuba player first, or a student, a Gators fan, a New Yorker, a mother, a nerd, a liberal. Our identities are comprised of so many different aspects of life that it’s hard to tell which parts different people will choose to define themselves.

In game, there are less game-related ways to identify.

your class – your spec
your race – a particular subgroup (Mag’har, Wildhammer)
your faction – a faction other than Horde/Alliance

Sharing this Topic were:

Akabeko from Red Cow Rise

Aliera from Violet Scribe

Saz from World of Saz

Amowrath from Light’s Wrath

Dragonray from Azerothian Life

Karegina from The Reluctant Raider

Kamalia from Kamalia et alia (who also wrote a part 2!)

Corath from Corath’s Blog

Kallixta from Kallixta’s Notes

Aro from Dragonsworn

Essence from Gamer Girl Confessions

Oathblade from Info about WoW from the Altaholic (who also did a part 2)

Kaezhol from Shearing Shammy

Rhoelyn from Beneath Two Skies

And for this week’s Topic (though I’m a little late with this writeup so you have to hurry to do this Topic before Sunday!), it’s all about Bagspace. What are your bags like? Have enough room? Want to trade in that tiny 14-slot Backpack for something more…useful? Wish there was somewhere to put your tabards?

Blog about it and share a link to your post in the week’s Shared Topic thread at Blog Azeroth.

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