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4-25-2010 @ 12:47PM
And this is why although I love RPing I don't really like RPers. And also why I don't really RP in games like WoW where nearly all the RP is "friendly".I would much rather RP conflict with my ex-freespacer turner Amarrian zealot in EvE, than RP sitting around in a bar in WoW. If things get OOC weird or hostile in PvP RP that just fits with the RP.I really think WoW RP would be improved massively if they removed the artificial language barriers (the cross faction smack couldn't be worse than the inter-faction smack, a-holes will always find a target)
4-25-2010 @ 3:02PM
I've always been really curious about EvE RP, since it seems like the game actually encourages a level of roleplaying to a certain extent (I've heard stories about people doing actual espionage within major corporations, that kind of thing), even if you don't have a fictional persona and a backstory. This is the first time I've heard someone mention an RP community within the game in passing, though, and it's made me interested enough to look it up.
4-25-2010 @ 10:48PM
www.eve-chatsubo.com is a discussion forum for the RP community. EvE is fairly unique among MMO's in that RP was very strong early on and the developers are constantly updating the NPC stories and integrating player interactions into them. It is common for even the massive 1337 kiddie alliance leaders to do IC press releases.The "problem" with most EvE RP is that "gentleman's agreements" and the like don't work too well for conflict based RP (these are common in most other RP PvP I have seen). But EvE RP corporations and ALLIANCES have been fairly large movers and shakers*. Since they introduced faction warfare a few years back there is a decent sized community that is just about cross-faction PvP (not all of them are real RPers, but they will put on a persona and interact with RPers).* I was in Jericho Fraction, who RP post-humanist, kind of Randian, freedom fighters who struggle against the games inherant encouragement to "own" and "control" space. They have hundreds of pilots and can field a fair number of super-capitals.
4-26-2010 @ 11:39AM
Thanks a ton for the link! :D
4-27-2010 @ 12:48PM
Chatsubo, huh? Love the Gibson reference. Appropriate.
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