Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Learn 2 RP: Some RP Annoyances

This is not a guide on how to annoy role-players. Those who pride themselves on the task of killing any and all RP they find do not need a guide. Instead these a quick list of some things you can do to help you find more rich and satisfying role-play.

Acronyms / Leet / Text Speech
Role-players are trying to believe they are part of a story. They’re there to listen to what you have to say as if it’s a story unfolding out of a book. Nothing can kill this feeling quite as fast as having to decipher your text. Type out or emote your text instead and you’ll find yourself some people more willing to role-play with you.

ur = you are or you’re
ty = thank you or /thank
lol = /laugh or /giggle or even emote your own laugh
If your character can overcome every attack, knows the answer to every question, or has powers that are little out of control your character may be considered godmodding. You’ve created your character too powerful and you’re really just not very fun to talk to. I’ll have a separate Learn 2 RP all about this topic in the future.

Stand Still
Unless you are role-playing a hyper, out of control, sugar maniac, you probably should have your character standing still while talking. Walking (not running) around is fine but don’t be jumping all over my screen while I’m trying to talk to you. If someone was running around me in circles while I was trying to have a conversation with them in real life, they are either 3 years old or a weirdo. Don't be the weirdo.

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