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2-25-2012 @ 5:48PM
Think this article is pretty much to the hardcore end of roleplaying scale?There are plenty of questions there that most likely will never be brought up in WoW roleplay. Also there are plenty of questions I can't really answer even for myself.
2-25-2012 @ 9:47PM
Even if the questions might never come up in RP it still helps you getting "into character" and knowing effortlessly how your character would react and feel in a certain situation, if you are able to answer all these things about him/her.That said, WoW RP is varied and I can very well see most of these questions popping up at some point, either asked by another character or being answered by your characters actions in a certain situation. It all depends on your roleplaying style and preferences I guess.
2-26-2012 @ 2:06AM
Even for casual rp, having an involved character background helps you to really 'be' the character, so you can respond to things as the character would. It's especially helpful for characters that are far afield of the 'avatar' sense (avatar meaning more like...your character is you, just in WoW) and helps you keep in mind that what you might do and what your character might do are separate things. These little lists especially help with that, and Im so taking this list for non WoW rp.
2-26-2012 @ 11:41AM
Personally, I don't need to create a character that I know better than I know myself. If that's what you want to do - fine, it's up to you! What I mean is this article seems pretty hardcore roleplaying, just from my point of view.Also, someone once told me that a way to create great characters with just ONE simple question is - "what was your mother like?" or in your characters case, "what was her/his mother like?"
2-26-2012 @ 2:10PM
Um...there's nothing hardcore about it, it's a fun little questionnaire. You know, like the little personality tests people take online for fun all the time, only you're answering as your character, not as you. It's not required to be a better roleplayer, it's a fun exercise to do if you want to get a better handle on your character.
2-26-2012 @ 5:28PM
@Anne:It has at a quick glance and count, almost 60 questions. It's hardly a "little" questionnaire. Please don't understand me wrong, I'm not trying to be mean or anything - just you know, that's an awful lot of work - like I said, some questions are pretty tough to answer even as myself - and I'm honestly trying to wrap my head around how can anyone remember this much... For one character, yeah, maybe. But I have 10... What I'd do is to take a couple of meaningful, really character defining questions from the bunch and work from those.
2-28-2012 @ 7:51AM
Not meaning to be funny or anything, Marcosius, but the questionnaire is more aimed at people who DO want to put a lot of time into, say, one roleplay character. I have loads and loads of RP alts - far more than ten! - and wouldn't do this for every single one of them. I have a far shorter list of questions I ask myself for most of my characters but this longer list is nice for when I do want to go into a lot more detail about my 'RP main'. If you wanted to trim the list right down, you could pare it down to four questions, maybe less. Here's the four I've picked. 1. Family. Who were they, what happened to them, what does your character think of them? Doesn't need to be a big, sprawling family tree, it can be as short as 'my parents are simple farmers and we get on well. I go to visit them whenever I have time.' 2. Hobbies. Pick one, if you want. 'My warrior likes going out drinking with his mates when he's off-duty.' 3. Character class or job. Why is your character a mage/baker/weasel juggler. 'My parents were bakers and I took over running the family business when my father grew old.' 4. Motivations and goals. These don't need to be 'I want to save the world!' type. 'I keep setting my beard on fire when I cast fire spells, I'd like to get better at pyromancy so that doesn't happen.' 'I'd like to earn enough money to start a family and retire in comfort.' You can cut it down to a few short one-line responses that provide the bare bones for a roleplaying character. This is what I do for my minor RP characters. If you wanted to just take it down to one or two, you could go with 'motivations and goals' to decide what mainly drives your character and pick another one as you wish to flesh them out a little more.
2-28-2012 @ 8:32AM
On an unrelated note, how on earth can I edit my profile on this site? Clicking my username just takes me to a list of posts and 'no profile found'. Fail.
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