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2-04-2008 @ 4:36PM
That's roleplay. It's fluffy, tongue-in-cheek roleplay, yes, but it's roleplay nonetheless.I think I'm beginning to realise why there's so much anti-RP sentiment out there -- People don't realise what a broad, encompassing term it is, and ergo, how much variety exists within the ranks of roleplayers themselves.
2-04-2008 @ 4:53PM
Hear, hear, friend. And stated much more eloquently than my hasty (and somewhat scathing!) response. In retrospect, I fail to see what it is that makes the guild "an anti-RP RP guild". Is it the fact that they've got restrictions on class-type, race, or gender? Is it the fact that they are geared towards what could be potentially viewed as quirky cult by outsiders? Or the fact that they engage in PvP, even - le gasp! - world PvP?The first two questions don't seem to be restraints to roleplay. Different organizations exist and it makes sense that they'd have restrictions. We already have the idea of Horde and Alliance; I know of quite a few guilds that are either all of one race or all of one gender (there was an Amazon-like guild on Feathermoon US for some time, though I'd be damned if I could recall the name; they were fun, quirky, and roleplayers that put on a number of events for the Alliance). Being a roleplayer doesn't mean that you don't engage in other aspects of the game. A number of roleplaying guilds are actively raiding, having progressed to T5 and some to T6. A lot of us PvP too, whether it's in the Battlegrounds, in the Arenas, or even world PvP. The guild that comes to mind for world PvP is Insurgency of Westfall (H), who I believe was considered a "griefer" guild for some time because they advocated attacking Alliance locations in order to provoke a response; their almost sole emphasis was in promoting world PvP. So, having toned down my initial reponse, I'd be curious to see why the writer perceived this to not be "an anti-RP RP guild." Though maybe it's how their popularity has caused them to go out of control a bit and gotten some copy-cats or bad apples.
2-12-2008 @ 7:41AM
Agreed. To be honest, these guys seem to be better RPers than most - a welcome break from the "orphan gone prodigy looking at you with a deep, sadness filled, smile" cookie cutter RP backgrounder. A welcome break from the ever-same guy or gal playing an idealized version of themselves and - while insisting no one else does - taking every action in game as an affront not towards the character they play but the player they are.Sentinels, like most every other RP server, is a RP cesspool filled with faux Shakesperean speech, openly nazistic or segregational viewpoints un-cleverly disguised as role-playing, and RP as a means to further their own players agenda, not as a way to play with others. "Thou dost not address me as such, knave, I shalt loot this BoE epic for it's my birth right (((see my background, I am the long lost son of a prince and warrior queen, highly trained in martial arts and very charismatic, you will not argue with me but happily let me take this sword which I will auction off, because I am of higher standing and not accustomed to sharing with a low peon like you))".Along comes the "Sisterhood", people who actually RP. They spit, they point, they laugh, they grief, they beg for money, they threaten, they're paranoid, they're seclusionary - wow, it's RP, people. Which, of course, offends the regulars.
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