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5-18-2008 @ 4:44PM
I've never really understood roleplaying in WoW. I don't deride people for it, and I won't try to ruin anyone's fun, but WoW just seems like the least friendly vehicle to creative storytelling; the whole game is based around doing and redoing scripted encounters and grinding mindless enemies. There's very little character customization, no way to really define your look as you progress, and it's got to be hard to roleplay through an encounter with a named when he respawns before you can get out of sight of him.It seems like the roleplaying that's done is better suited to even a forum than WoW itself. Playing WoW you have to ignore a lot of what's going on to make roleplaying viable, but in a forum you can actually create events. I guess what I'm saying is that, aside from players attacking your fun, the game itself seems contrary to RPing.
5-19-2008 @ 2:03AM
To a certain extent I agree.. But. Every event (albeit scripted) still has a narrative and it requires interaction from your character. In my opinion, that is the basis of WoW: the interaction. Not the repetition.I must admit that I haven't played on a RP server or have I really role-played myself. However, I can say with some degree of confidence that role-players (at least the serious multitude that there seems to be) have it a little tougher compared to non-rpers when they raid the same instance week after week. How can that be explained in a world where things never really change (without a patch)? ;)What it boils down to I guess, is the fact that this game has many different facets and many different people take many different things from it.2c
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