This article is about Argent Dawn, the European roleplaying realm.
See also Argent Dawn (faction) and Argent Dawn US.
Argent Dawn (Europe) is a roleplaying (RP) realm where player versus player (PvP) is optional, not mandatory. The realm has a high quantity of roleplayers based on both the Alliance and Horde factions, and is known for being one of the first roleplaying realms.
- Official Argent Dawn (Europe) Forum by Blizzard, Europe.
About Argent Dawn (Europe)
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Argent Dawn (Europe) is a European RP realm. Realm time is the same as Paris, or UTC+1 (UTC+2 during Daylight Savings). To further explain this, 12:00 noon in London would be 13:00 realm time (Paris,) and 14:00 in Istanbul.
The Argent Dawn for which the realm is named after, is an organisation of Holy Light zealots. Whilst the Argent Dawn are not as extreme as the Scarlet Crusade, they are known for their aggressive stance against the Burning Legion and undead Scourge.
As a roleplaying realm, Argent Dawn is subject to special rules that do not apply on Normal or PvP realms. New players are expected to adhere to these rules, as they are enforced by Blizzard. These rules include (but are not limited to):
- You must use a roleplaying name (no abusive language, ThreeWordNames or movie references.)
- You must not go Out of Character (OOC) in /say /yell or /emote.
- You must not disrupt or harass roleplayers at roleplaying events.
Further information about the Argent Dawn realm can be broken down into three categories:
History of Argent Dawn (Europe)
At the launch of World of Warcraft in Europe, Argent Dawn was one of the first European roleplaying realms, the other being Earthen Ring. Argent Dawn was officially opened on February 11th, 2005EU_English_Realms_Info and has since celebrated it's second year in service. Players on Argent Dawn were offered a free transfer to Steamwheedle Cartel on January 9th, 2006EU_English_Realms_Migration.
In season one of the Arena Ladder, Argent Dawn was noted in the World of Warcraft Armory Hall of Fame for not having a single team in the top ten for any of the three categories of the Bloodlust battlegroup.
Whilst all realms share one common storyline and history, they all deviate slightly because of player created storylines and content. Every single realm is theoretically an alternative world; where the timeline, whilst having key points (eg. Blizzard-created events,) still has unique Player-created events, stories and adventures that only exist on that single realm. This makes each realm special in it's own right, and Argent Dawn (Europe) is no exception.
Communities of the Dawn
Players on Argent Dawn are encouraged to create small scale and realm-wide communities that help to foster a good roleplaying environment with an inclusion of all players.
Many people consider Argent Dawn to be one of the premiere roleplaying realms in the World of Warcraft game. It is unquestionable that Argent Dawn (Europe) is home to many excellent roleplayers, and that the players in general are working towards a strong and friendly community. However, the players must stay strong and work together (welcoming new players) if a community atmosphere is to become fruitful. The community is also victim to a split between the individual opinions of the many roleplayers. A case here would be that people want to keep their own roleplay traditional, whereas others want their's as well. An agreement does not seem to be within reach, and many roleplayers take up their fights to the public forums in attempt to force out those with different opinions.
A good way to check on the current status of communities, groups and guilds for RP would be looking at the realm forum, asking in public channels (such as GuildRecruitment) or simply scouting around.
The following channels are open to any player on Argent Dawn and are primarily concerned with helping the community to some description. If you know of any additional public channels, feel free to add them to this list. To join a new channel, type /join ChannelName.
- OSR - Alliance-based. For players over level 60 looking for PUGs to old raiding instances (eg. Zul'Gurub, Onyxia, etc.)
- AntiHorde - Alliance-based. For players looking for a group to participate in Player versus Player.
- LFRP - The Horde and Alliance LFRP contain roleplaying and lore discussions, which have been increased with the coming of Wrath of the Lich King.
- MCCeless - A Horde raiding community. Players over level 60 looking for pre-TBC raiding instances are here looking for PUGs.
The Argent Archives
The Argent Archives (also known as AA), maintained by Alabast and his team, provide the realm with roleplaying resources. Registered characters are allowed to have their own character pages, upload screenshots and drawings and also are allowed to publish articles, adventures, documents and more. Guild masters are allowed to create pages for their guilds with the guild's information, recruitment status and more.
Addons used by AD players
- MyRolePlay - You can make your custom title, name, surname, lore of your character and players, who also uses this addon will see it too.
The following organisations are defined as raiding communities. A raiding community usually comprises of two or more independent guilds, and/or individual members. Raiding guilds are listed in the guild tables further down this page.
If you wish to add your community to this list but are unsure how to safely edit the list, please refer to the Editing Help page. If you wish to link to your community website, do this via your Guild Name.
- Remember to add your community in alphabetical order.
- Do not edit other communities information without consent.
The following list may be out of date.
Alliance Raiding Communities
|Community Name||Recruitment Status||RP in Raid?||Contact|
|Azeroth Guild Alliance||Open||No||Prail|
|The Black Order Raiding Community||Holy Priest x 1 (nothing else)||No||Hanstrom|
|Dark Star Alliance||Closed||Unknown||Unknown|
|Dragon Raid Group||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown|
|New Order for Azeroth||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown|
|Rising Star Alliance||Closed||Unknown||Unknown|
|The Silver Raiders||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown|
Horde Raiding Communities
|Community Name||Recruitment Status||RP in Raid?||Contact|
|Élysium||Open||No||Znol or Rupture|
|C.O.B.R.A.||Open||No||Tarbh, Phoenixaras, Elelereth, Thron, Barokk|
Argent Dawn has become a very creative community with many people creating resources, projects, artwork, stories and beyond, all in the name of or relation to Argent Dawn. It is those contributions that help to create and inspire a community to build upon the realm, and the resources in this section are in no way a completely exhaustive list of every contribution ever made.
- The Argent Dawn Content Wiki was a collection of articles specific to the Argent Dawn (Europe) realm, including official Warcraft lore and player generated content. The wiki appears to be down at this point in time.
- The Snap Sisters have been providing a Gnomish insight into the world of Azeroth for a long time, including their excellent photography skills. Their site is primarily a roleplaying weblog with photographs of famous events and locations. The site has unfortunately not been updated since late 2008.
- Chronicles of the Flaming Ruby was a regularly updated comic based on the World of Warcraft. The comic is the brainchild of Chidori and frequently featured members of the Argent Dawn community. Unlike many other Warcraft comics, Chidori's are hand drawn, giving them a much more personal touch. The site now appears down.
Bootse - A clerk at the Argent Archives
Guilds of the Dawn
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The following is a list of guilds based on Argent Dawn (Europe), if you wish to add your guild to this list but are unsure how to safely edit the list, please refer to the Editing Help page. If you wish to link to your guild website, do this via your Guild Name.
- Remember to add your guild in alphabetical order.
- Do not edit other guilds information without consent.
- Valid Guild Types are: RP, RP-PvP, RP-PvE, PvP, PvE, RP-Mixed, Casual and Other.
|Army of Darkness||AoD||Unknown||RP||Unknown||Unknown|
|Atomic Battle Critters||ABC||Unknown||PvE||All||Saara, Seilyn, Lidiya|
|Blood of Heroes||BoH||Unknown||Casual||Unknown||Unknown|
|Cado Vir||CV||Unknown||PvE||All||Dyne, Wrath|
|The Flaming Ruby||TFR||Unknown||RP-PvE||Unknown||Unknown|
|The Gigaflux Guard||TGG||Ironforge, Stormwind||RP||Gnomes, Dwarves||Beepblaster, Tirrypin, Eugene, Falkireohan|
|Heroes of Old||HoO||Unknown||Other||All||Waldo, Uthor, Anchalf, Somnabulus|
|The High Guard||THG||Unknown||RP-Mixed||All||Calaron|
|The Iron Hand||IH||Ironforge||RP-Mixed||Dwarf||Brintac|
|The Kirin'Dal||TKD||Dalaran||RP||Humans, Gnomes||Valven, Kreyja, Arcaneite, Glod, Celewen, Dalar|
|Knights of St George||KoSG||Elywnn||PvP/PvE/RP||All||Taaln,Kaldorie,Giraya,Kornath|
|The Last Flight||TLF||Unknown||PvE||Unknown||Unknown|
|Odyssey||ODY||Unknow||PvE||All||Efestìone, Archady, Corvo|
|Orden de la Medianoche||OdlM||Darnassus||RP||Night Elf||Amröd|
|Order of the Steel Fist||OotSF||Shattrath City||PvE||All||Lytte, Axuun, Lidena|
|Paragons Of Thunder||PoT||Unknown||Other||Unknown||Unknown|
|Protectors of Light||PoL||Unknown||PvE||Unknown||Unknown|
|Renegades||Ren||Active||PvE||All||Bouaza, Flows, Savaric|
|Requiem in Ignis||RiI||N/A||Casually Hardcore/PvE||All||Rustsprocket, Sacheverel or Khredaryn|
|Shadow Storm||SS||Unknown||PvE||All||Horricee, Alerel, Jonasii, Dobbelsteen|
|Silvereye (defunct)||SE||Unknown||RP||Night Elf||-|
|The Skullguard||SKG||New Avalon Ruins||RP||Death Knight||Rauikos|
|Stormwind City Watch||SCW||Stormwind||RP||All||Darsol, Banyl, Carinia, Kiachideon, Kyrisha|
|Stormwind Home Guard||SHG||Stormwind||RP||Humans||Eragorn, Wickstrom, Aashar, Zeltarius, Ellouisa|
|The Templar Order||TTO||Stormwind||RP-PvE||All||Alberon, Ghira, Halya, Leonhart|
|Yingyang Eagles||YYE||Stormwind||PvE||All||Underwood, Valkindra|
|Burning Blade||BB||Unknown||PvE||All||Selanight, Lunabane, Lutzen|
|Congregation of Souls||CoS||Unknown||RP||Unknown||Unknown|
|Cult of the Raptor||COTR||Sen'jin Village||RP||Trollish||Adnaw|
|Dead Man Fellowship||DMF||Unknown||Other||Unknown||Unknown|
|Legion of Lemmings||LoL||Unknown||PvE||Unknown||Unknown|
|The Darkspear Tribe||DST||Sen'jin Village||RP||Trollish||Tsathoggua|
|The Skullguard||SKG||New Avalon Ruins||RP||Death Knight||Maravian|
|Mask of Sorrow||MoS||Unknown||RP-Mixed||All||Unknown|
|Mog Nogu||MN||Unknown||PvP/Casual||All||Woriagathus, Coriandra|
|Shadows Of Dream||SoD||Unknown||PvE||All||Vestos,Tuur|
|The Merry Berries||Berries||Sen'jin Village||RP||All||Raewyn|
|Plainrunner Tribe||PT||Thunderbluff||RP||All except Undead||Evan|
|The Red Branch||RB||Fray Island||All||All||Tarn, Macha|
|The Tauren Kindred||TK||Unknown||RP||Unknown||None.|
|Echoes of War||EoW||Orgrimmar||Twink 29/39||All||Tazius / Zaill|
|The Spirit Wolves||TSW||Nomad||RP-PvP||Tauren-Only||Caerake, Auma|