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The Wheel Turns: Features of Dragonmount Part II


Hello, friends! The Wheel has turned all the way around to Thursday again, which means two things: the weekend is not too far away, and it's time for our Rotating Features blog!


This week we re-visit the "Features of Dragonmount," a series of articles which we began a few weeks back by looking at the General Discussion forum here at Dragonmount. This time, let's begin exploring the different Social Groups you can take part in.


Social Groups here at Dragonmount are separate sections of our forums, each with it's own identity based on one of the groups of people found within The Wheel of Time books, located under the Social Community part of the forums. Each one tends to have its own theme or themes and its own individual vibe. I'd certainly encourage anyone to explore them all before deciding which one (or ones!) they would like to settle in.


To provide a bit more information, let's take a little look at a couple of them. The Wolfkin Social Group, for example, is loosely based upon the golden-eyed characters in the books. As such, they have tasks you can complete in order to earn your "name" among them, and fittingly, their overall theme is one of nature and travel. Like all the Social Groups, you can find many good friends there and enjoy good conversation with like-minded people.


The Black Tower Social Group is a crazy, crazy place. If you have read far enough in the books to understand the reference in their name, you'll get why we can say that. To reflect this, the Black Tower tends to have a lot of crazy conversations, and a lot of what we call "spam," which is Internet forum-speak for topics without a set direction, or idle, crazy conversation. They do also have ranks you can progress in, however, and their own "dueling system" where you can duke it out with other members to see who is the strongest or canniest saidin wielder! That's a tough one to explain in brief, so if you want to see how it works, you'll just have to go over there and ask them.... And probably never come out alive, or at least sane.


There are many other Social Groups we haven't yet mentioned, like the White Tower and Warder's Guild, Shayol Ghul and others--they'll probably be the focus of a future "Features of Dragonmount" article. In the meantime, dive right in and begin exploring the Social Groups! I guarantee you will meet a bunch of fun, like-minded people with mutual interests and make some good friends.


Have fun!


Until next time, friends!

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