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8-11-2008 @ 9:14AM
I fully support anyone's roleplaying choices, until they affect our gameplay while grouping.If your character doesn't "trust" teleportation and we have to wait for you to travel from Netherstorm to Tanaris? I don't want you in my group.Your warrior doesn't believe in using shields? You're not my tank.I would be really annoyed if I called on someone to perform a core class function and they couldn't, or wouldn't.
8-11-2008 @ 9:44AM
I totally agree with this statement, and I'm on an RP server myself.Good on you if you find a group of players who are willing to tolerate your preferences, but I don't consider not putting up with that being anti-RP. Given the choice between "staying true to character" and "saving the group/raid by switching roles and using out-of-character abilities", I'd much rather take the latter. It can save everyone's time by preventing an extra wipe, at the very least.
8-11-2008 @ 10:02AM
Thinking about it, I'd still get the appropriate gear and spells learned anyway despite the roleplaying I'm doing. A few extra gold for something I'd probably never use alone, but once a group comes up, you can't just ignore it.Like you said, a Warrior asking to raid, but refusing to use shields, is a bit of a painful idea. Still, a neat RP element would be having him use a shield, but reluctantly in doing so. ["I may not like to use these things, but I suppose the time has come to put that aside. If it'd help you, comrades."] Same with this Holy Priest and Mind Control business. ["I may not believe in the Shadow, but if it'll save my group, then I must tap into its power."]I mean, there are some spells I bought on my Hunter that I never use. Doesn't mean there's a potential for me to get in a raid that WILL use them.It's all about being prepared. Same with an RP character. The challenge of an RP character would be to create a convincing story as to why you must use it now after swearing it off for however long you'd been alive. Heck, make that point of your story a plot point, like tapping into the Shadow spellpower of the Priest would turn them into a Shadow Priest for a time or using a strong amount of Fire magic, like Pyroblast, would harm your Frost Mage, a la High King. *shrug*
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