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12-31-2007 @ 4:28AM
I came across someone who was using forsooth once and while it's great to use to poke fun at OTT RPers from time to time, this person was using it seriously. Had spent the day leveling with another stranger and by the end of it wanted to throttle our friend.I agree with post 15 there- most of the RPing I've come across is awful. My idea of RPing, is, as has been said in other replies, acting as if I was that, real, individual, not a Shakespearian clown rip-off. I despise people who do speak and act like that and I can see why RP is given a bad name because of them.But despite all the frankly diabolical RPing that goes on in WoW, the anti-RP "l2pnoobs" that join a server just to have a go, I just can't agree that RP is dead in this game.I have come across too many people who I have had some fantastic RP experiences with, and not just "Thou and I shalt saveth the world" kind of crap that you tend to see, but proper, down to earth, day to day stuff that really does make you feel like you're a person in that environment doing what you can for the cause of your people. People who speak in character, not in Shakespeare. I wouldn't like to generalise too much, but I'd also suspect that all of those people are over the age of 21.But while there is a huge amount of bloody awful RPing going on, constant unmonitered OOC stuff, and some completely anti-RP stuff going on, I can live with that for the decent ones I meet. And why? Because I have a good imagination (or at least one that conveniently smooths over problems with a glib excuse). Sure, I work face to face customer services, and you know what? There are so many damned idiots knocking about that sometimes I despair. And I ignore them. So I figure that it'd be the same in any fantasy world- you get idiots, you get decent folk, and so on- and then when any anti-RPer or bad RPer gives me grief I just think ""hey, you get retards everywhere. Forget about it". And, for me, it works.
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