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5-18-2008 @ 4:32PM
It boggles my mind how people could actually be bothered or annoyed by roleplaying.. yet, I see it happen. I roleplay, or at least attempt to roleplay, such things as promoting people to officer rank in my guild. One of them, who's no longer in the guild (thankfully,) felt the need to balk at it and tell me I'd spent too much time on my rp server. He said 'those rp people scare me.' Yet, in conversations we had he revealed that he clearly took WoW waaay too seriously.What is peoples' problem with others roleplaying? I seriously don't get it.
5-19-2008 @ 12:09PM
Most people don't have a problem with others role playing. They might give each other a hard time about it, the same way we might give friends a hard time about one thing or another. I've recently joined an RP guild on one of my alts myself.I think what people get most annoyed by is that many, (not all, but many) RP'rs don't want anyone to say "Boo" about their preference of playing in character, but they file complaint after complaint if people don't conform to their play style. God forbid someone you didn't speak to, who didn't speak to you, has a name that doesn't fit your rigidly defined RP world. Those people do more harm than good to the RP community in WOW. They have a "live and let live" attitude on a one way street. They say, "Let me live my way, and I'll let you live my way too." Those few are were much of the animosity comes from, IMHO. And yes, I'm aware that there are other people who really are gunning for RP'rs. They are the extreme on the opposite side of the coin.
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