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Whats with all the ERP lately?

acheros's Avatar

01.18.2012 , 04:16 PM | #1
Maybe its just me..But I've noticed a rise in ERP. It seems to be effecting the forums more then the servers but, odds are, at this very moment, this post is going to be surrounded by ERP topics....Some on top..Some on bottom....Its getting very, very hard...To enjoy the forums with it.

Yes, I know this is a community forum. and yes, I know its their right to do it if they want..In private at least. I've never had a problem with people ERPing. I have a problem with people doing it in public. Or even advertising it in public. I, personally, wouldn't have a single problem if BIOWARE set up an ERP sub-section of the forums, and everyone in game did it in guild(if they allow), party(if everyone else is okay with it), or private(if consensual) chat.

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01.18.2012 , 04:24 PM | #2
Eh, so there was a small spike today... the SOPA blackout has everyone a little frustrated, maybe....?

Besides, how would YOU feel if they blacked out
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01.18.2012 , 04:37 PM | #3
Well...I have no problem with long as its private (in tells/group with the people in question etc etc)

But when you put it in public forums like this you pretty much hurt yourself...
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acheros's Avatar

01.18.2012 , 04:44 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by DuchessOfKvetch View Post
Eh, so there was a small spike today... the SOPA blackout has everyone a little frustrated, maybe....?

Besides, how would YOU feel if they blacked out
Bored, thats about it. I honestly hope they do just to further raise awareness.

Sacredless's Avatar

01.18.2012 , 05:18 PM | #5
How are the forums affected exactly? I've not seen a lot of it.

Yhor's Avatar

01.18.2012 , 05:22 PM | #6
What is ERP?

I'm guessing Erotic-RolePlay? If yes, then yeah.. definitely should be private, RP server or no.
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01.18.2012 , 05:29 PM | #7
I never minded people ERP'ing as long as I can't see it. People are people, not much you can do beyond requesting it doesn't go directly in your face.
Though as far as I know, posing sexual things like ERP on the forum is against the forum's rules, no?
So if you see it just press the report button, reckon that's the fastest way to be rid of it.
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01.18.2012 , 09:09 PM | #8
Depends on the ERP. Frankly I take pride in being able to write a toe-curling erotic scene without a single vulgar phrase.

There's smut, and then there's art.

I do find it odd people would complain about something they are more than capable of ignoring, however. Not that you'll ever see me getting my wiggle on in such a public space --I do value discretion-- but you'll never see me complain about it either.

ERP in the forums is really nothing to be offended over, though it does violate the rules of conduct.

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01.19.2012 , 02:39 AM | #9
To put the above post in perspective, if two characters talk about sex in public(without being unreasonably vulgar), then it's not ERP and it's not graphical in nature. That you can't have sex in public is one thing; that you must be prude is another.

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01.21.2012 , 01:59 PM | #10
ERP on the forums?

That's... new. Not to mention in flagrant disregard of the forum's TOS.
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