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10-22-2007 @ 9:07AM
I am new to WOW, i have only been playing for about 2 months, i have played a number of MMO's previously and recently due to finally have some spare time decided to join a group of my RL friends on WOW.I play on a Euro PVP RP server (mention no names to protect the guilty) and what i was astonished by is the lack of roleplay that goes on. I have always chosen to RP in MMO's as i was one on the D&D tabletop generation and found it gave a more immersive experience to do so.But even in a game that offers the choice of RP/Non-RP servers, i have found more players that will scorn/mock/ignore attempts to roleplay with them, than want to play the game 'in character'.Now if this was a game like EVE where you are all on the same server i could understand and respect that choice, however why when Blizzard supply so many servers and even have additional rules for being on a RP server do people refuse to roleplay?I am not trying to aggravate anyone, but surly if you don't want to roleplay your character why start on a RP server?Everynow and again i will be questing and bump into a player (from horde or alliance sides, i am horde) and have some great roleplay with them, yes obviously with alliance it is all with emotes but that is fun all of it's own.I get that not everyone would want to roleplay, it does make it harder to organise instances (what few i have done, i'll admit) but if you dislike the idea of roleplay, why would you start on a RP server?When i first started i wondered if i should be reporting people for 'breaking character' (as stated in the T&C's of a roleplay server) but within a short space of time i realised that there would be no point it was most people i encountered.If nothing else it would be nice to play the game with people who are willing to /say things in complete sentences!
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