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Why do people choose to roleplay in-game and for how long do they generally keep it up?
What makes you want to roleplay in-game / why is it fun?
If someone comes up to me acting all 'roleplayey' what is the best way, for me, as a non-roleplayer, to respond?


I dont know if I really fully understand what roleplaying on a game like this actually means, so I apologise if I've come off all newbish or got the wrong end of the stick.
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(February 11th 2014, 07:03 PM)Arggonian Wizard Wrote: Why do people choose to roleplay in-game and for how long do they generally keep it up?
What makes you want to roleplay in-game / why is it fun?
If someone comes up to me acting all 'roleplayey' what is the best way, for me, as a non-roleplayer, to respond?


I dont know if I really fully understand what roleplaying on a game like this actually means, so I apologise if I've come off all newbish or got the wrong end of the stick.

1. People choose to roleplay because it immerses themselves into the game further. The average roleplayer will probably mainly only RP whenever their friends are around, so it is dependent on each person. If they do RP by themselves, it probably is mainly just thinking you're that actual person.
2. Like I said, it immerses us into the game further, taking it further than a game we play for fun and incorporating ourselves into the story, creating our own story.
3. If someone who's an RPer approaches you, seeking to RP, it really depends on what type of RP it is. Are they asking you for directions? Simply go along with it. If someone however wants you to partake in a big RP that might take a while for finish, simply reply in chat "((Sorry, I don't roleplay))" The double-parenthesis generally means OOC (out of character) chat to most RPers.


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people like roleplaying because games like mmos offer so much customization, you can really create a character to either represent yourself so you can live vicariously through it, or create a character in a story that you would like to tell much like an author writes a book.

think about htat notion and the implications it has. have you ever wanted to write a book about a cool character but dont have the skills? well an mmorpg quasi allows you to live your character and dynamically have a story unfold around you.

RPing is an outlet. it can be awkward and cliquey at times but when done right, its the closest thing we have to user generated content in a theme park world.


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Also, never forget that it is the initially intended way for the game to be played, it's in the description MMO RolePlayingGame.
However, how much & deep you want to take this is entirely up to each player, there's no need to always stay in character and have a deep backstory to slavishly follow in each and every scenario.
What is appreciated, regardless, is to not have discussions about yesterdays footballgame over public channels like /zone /shout /say.

Easiest way to start with roleplaying is to project yourself into the avatar, how you would react to stuff and play it out.
I'd suggest giving it a try, but no need to if you don't want to.
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