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3-20-2011 @ 6:38PM
For me at least, RP is for the most part a separate thing from game play. I mean, I'll spec my characters to what I think is appropriate, but as far as doing dailies and stuff goes? That's not generally part of my character's life. Example: At the beginning of Cataclysm, my main RP toon went missing for an extended period of time (I think it ended up being that she was gone in character for about 3 months). I still played the toon during that time, leveling her to 85, doing guild heroics, raiding, etc. Just because she was missing in character doesn't mean I wasn't going to play her at all; I don't want to fall behind on gearing and progression because of RP storylines. So while I've done all of the Cataclysm quests with that particular toon, she hasn't, in character, been to Uldum or Deepholm. That's not to say that I never use stuff that's happening in game as part of my RP. During Wrath, the Lich King wasn't "dead" until my guild killed him. In fact, my main RP friend and I ended up using what happened during our guild's first LK kill as part of what happened in our story. And as for RP fights, I generally hate them in game. I find it ends up being clunky and awkward to do an emote fest, and as I'm terrible at pvp, I prefer staying away from duels. Usually what my RP friends and I do is switch to story based RP at that point. We'll decide ahead of time who is going to win the fight (the winner is whatever works best for the plot) and then we write it out as a story. Works a lot better, in my opinion.
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