Players not currently in a guild on the US Proudmoore realm, or who would like to network with the The Spreading Taint on Horde or Stonewall Family on Alliance, can join a temporary guild connected to the other guilds’ chat. Both The Spreading Taint and Stonewall Family are already comprised of several guilds, so visitors fit right it. There are lots of guilds that participate, both Proudmoore and guest guilds from other servers, so if you are looking for an LGBT friendly guild, the parade is a great place to get to know people. The Alliance players start in Theramore and march toward Camp Taurajo, where they meet up with Horde players to march toward Ratchet to take the boat to Booty Bay for a party. If you’ve ever wanted to see a time when Dalaran is empty and you may disconnect from lag in Booty Bay, this may be your only opportunity.
Some players organize to create “floats” before hand, which are groups of players coordinated in outfits and routine to march in a group. There are contests and prizes for creative floats. To help you get the idea, check out this video from last year’s parade:
I don’t think I’ll ever forget the battle-bot float mayhem or the “>8< spider pride” army coming over the hill. If you and your guild or friends would like to make a float for this years’ parade, you can register it on the Proudmoore Pride website.
There will be an internet radio station broadcasting during the pride playing music and making announcements. If you want to send a shout-out to pride participants, you can submit a recorded message.
Oh, and if you are curious about griefers and PvP at the event: PvP is strongly discouraged. Proudmoore is a PvE realm, so the only players that may be forced to be flagged are Alliance players walking through the Barrens. However, with the hundreds to thousands of players participating in the event, any inevitable griefers have very little impact, and dozens of players from both factions run “security” to deal with any problems or accidents.
There will be lots of people available to help anyone with questions on the day of the parade. New characters can be summoned in and take part, so don’t be shy if you are interested in coming!
We at Rawrcast are also proud to announce that Bigheadben, organizer from the Horde side of the event, will be joining Stompalina for an interview on this week’s Episode 75! If you have any questions for Ben surrounding his guild, or the Proudmoore Pride event scheduled for June 19th, or LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-gender) month, please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org!