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1-07-2008 @ 1:49AM
I've had bad enough experiences talking in 3rd person that I got discouraged from RP'ing my Druid that did it. I had decided that I would make a feral with no concept of personal self other than a name; pack oriented; always said names rather than "I", "you", etc. Whenever someone would try to correct me with "I", i'd reply: "Eye? Littlemouse has two eyes!" At any rate, 3rd person seems to annoy most people that I've met, so kudos to anyone who can pull it off:)I love giving my characters quirks, and one that I don't feel gets enough attention is adding smells to your character. This has gotten me into quite a bit of role play. For example, my little gnome mage has a tag that says she smells of burning metal, oil and the minty smell of silverleaf when she talks. I actually carry around stacks of silverleaf in my pockets that she is constantly chewing and that I give out when someone wants some. Okay, I don't know if silverleaf is supposed to be minty, but I decided it would be the Azeroth equivalent of peppermint >.>She's also got a tag that says, "Looks like she might explode if you can keep her still" to explain why she never walks and is always jumping around. I do a lot of "/e beams at %t." too. Great fun to play her:)
1-07-2008 @ 9:34AM
Speaking in the 3rd person can be hard to do well. Certainly there are character quirks that gnomes can get away with, which night elves and tauren cannot (and vice versa). In addition, though, Pockletock understands the word "I", he just never uses it. For instance, if you tell him, "Pockletock, you should say 'I squeeshed orcs today'" he might reply, "I squeeshed orcs today!... Did Pockletock say it right?" Kind of like a habit he can't shake, rather than a concept he'll never understand. It becomes something most people like about him rather than something they want him to change.
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