Nov 2nd 2009 3:41PM Thanks for the mention, my friend. I'm very glad to see you staying with it here, as well. Congrats on your anniversary!
Sep 21st 2009 3:08PM David,
As always, looking forward to reading more of your take on this subject. And when you have a chance and want to delve into LotRO, I have a 14-day trial key I'll gladly pass to you. I can show you the high-quality RP that goes on in Middle-earth, introduce you to my kin (guild). Just say when!
RoleCraft: The Magic of Roleplaying
Aug 21st 2009 2:20PM Sadly, and with much remorse, I no longer watch this. Haven't in the last 9 years or so. These women are horribly skinny for the most part, and barely indicative of what real beauty and sexiness is. It's a dreadful shame, really.
Jan 7th 2008 8:28PM Hey David, and other fellow RPers,
Sure, some (non-roleplayers) have gotten 'upset' at my walking characters. However, I must say, the majority know it's all about roleplaying in a game, and certainly nothing to let your real self be affected by. But don't take my word for it. Just read this passage written by one of my non-roleplaying friends about my Troll priest, Wichdocta:
Jan 6th 2008 6:48PM My very evil Undead warlock simply walks everywhere he goes. Why? Because evil doesn't run. My Gnome mage had an unfortunate mishap as a babe, which caused him to become imbued with barely-controllable arcane fire magic. He has to constantly drink water to keep himself and any other flammable objects (including people) in the vicinity from bursting into flame.
Quirks can add an excellent RP factor to a character. A superb example is the TV show character Monk. Fantastic use of a very common disorder in everyday situations. For RP, just be sure to have a solid reason for it. Doesn't have to be very rational, in my opinion, since we are dealing with a fantasy realm.
Dec 31st 2007 4:00PM "There currently isn't enough education out there about what RP is, or how to RP well, to inform everyone that ought to know about it -- but there's a lot we can do to change that."
Huzzah, well said David! I'm glad you joined with us other solid roleplayers this year who are doing just that. With your article here, mine (RoleCraft) over at WarCry, the Mischief and Mayhem podcast, the BlizzPlanet Roleplay Association, Dramatis Personae, and others, all helping our fellow RPers get the best experience from their game time, I see no reason we can't accomplish just such a mission. Role on!
Dec 30th 2007 5:06PM Beginner mode = PvE
Intermediate mode = PvP
Expert mode = RP
I also must say, since the last patch, it's sadly obvious Blizzard has dumbed the game down a good deal. Making sparkles over hard-to-see herbs, placing question marks over quest items, all these things do is take the challenge out of the game.
Dec 7th 2007 5:38PM This is excellent. I'm a big fan of the cooking in WoW, though cooking in LotRO has it beat.
I would love to see some cooking/alchemy/herbalism crossover. For instance, pluck something like Firebloom, mixing it into something like an Azerothian tabasco, and then being able to add that to certain foods and/or drinks to boost their effects.
Nov 26th 2007 4:04PM Very good article David. I understand that many people place RP alongside and on the same level as PvP and PvE. The truth is, both PvE and PvP both contribute to and fall under the much grander aspect of RP, a point you abstractly make here. Players too often try to focus on how to RP, thinking they have to be some fantastic and grandiose character, when in fact it's better to carry out their daily PvE / PvP aspects of the game in their own style and fashion. We are not at all concerned with those fallacies like beating the game or finding the best race/class/weapon/quest/AH strategy, but instead know that the greatest way to enjoy our game time is by doing the things you mention in the article. Huzzah!
Jim H. Moreno
RoleCraft @ WarCry
Oct 18th 2007 5:09PM Fantastic idea! Really like to see more RP in this manner.