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8-11-2008 @ 7:44AM
I'm a roleplayer, been doing it for 30 years (almost 31). MMOs are an excellent platform for letting you do roleplay with lots of widely geographically seperated people, but the actual game element of them and the general tendency of MMO companies to ignore roleplayers makes them a terrible platform for actual roleplay.As such, I treat the levelling process in all my MMOs as largely out of character because I probably wouldn't be doing that stuff in character half the time. If I have a lot of quest choices and don't need to do them all, I will quite often make the choice based on what the character would do, but I have poisoned some Stormwind noble at some point on a character that would never do that. It's out of character.I picked Scryers because there wasn't much difference in rewards and the Aldor are a bunch of theologians.Not selecting an entire spell list which could provide considerable utility in levelling/raiding/whatever because your character wouldn't learn that is too much for me. I can differentiate in and out of character and choose not to use spells when being in character. Then again, I usually find roleplayed quests a waste of time, perhaps because most of the time, my character wouldn't be doing whatever stupid thing is required anyway.
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