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10-29-2007 @ 12:02AM
Dear Fred, I really do enjoy how you default to ERP to make the RP world sound both disgusting and totally unethical. While yes there seems to be several guilds who do entertain the thought, and seem to derive pleasure from what many would consider freak fetishes, from my experience I've found RP guilds to be rather mature (if not just a little imitative in the descriptions) and organized. I myself have joined on occasion a RP guild, even though I did not RP I enjoyed hearing the conversations and story developement that many of the people came up with. I can see the draw to Roleplaying, the escapism, the ability to be someone else besides the everyday office worker (sorry, stereotype :-( ), to be important! However, while your wonderful words about Super Mario Brothers as an example were somewhat funny, they weren't accurate to pinpoint the exact way the roleplayers enjoy their time in game. A much better example would be to have them talk to other NPCs with their voice and have a friend beside them talk back, or completely remove the Super Mario game completely (there really isn't much interactivity to the game, it's mostly one path goal based, where as World of Warcraft is whatever the user wants to do with his character and time). Even my crummy example wasn't very good to depict the pleasure people get out of RPing (ERPing or otherwise, hopefully the latter). While your arguements are rather crude and unimaginative (mine weren't much better, I do understand that), you need to realise that there are different ways to play this game, there are different ways to Role Play, and not everyone who Role Plays loves to type in how much they enjoy a good spanking. I believe the game should be played how you want like to play it, and if you find a few friends who enjoy your way of playing, all the better!Then again this is really a multiresponse, I started with your remark and spread from there. Sorry for singling you out from the crowd, Fred :-(
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