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Looking for a nice rp server...like Landroval in Lotro

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Looking for a nice rp server...like Landroval in Lotro

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corjoad
01.16.2012 , 03:55 AM | #1
I'm on an rp-pvp server and the wow thing is already happening with the community. (I still don't understand why people who are obnoxiously nonrp roll on rp servers.) Wondering if there is a good rp server like LOTRO-Landroval for me to check out. Thanks.

Devs at some point you really need to offer adults/people seeking a better community some sort of option...there are getting to be a lot of older gamers that still want to game but don't want to deal with a bunch of teenagers while doing it. (no offense to the good teens out there...I'm talking about the spoiled wow brats) This population of gamers will only grow with time as more and more gamers age. I would gladly pay extra $ per month or take an xp hit on a server that is lore/eula enforced.

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Black_Rabbit
01.16.2012 , 04:08 AM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by corjoad View Post
I'm on an rp-pvp server and the wow thing is already happening with the community. (I still don't understand why people who are obnoxiously nonrp roll on rp servers.) Wondering if there is a good rp server like LOTRO-Landroval for me to check out. Thanks.

Devs at some point you really need to offer adults/people seeking a better community some sort of option...there are getting to be a lot of older gamers that still want to game but don't want to deal with a bunch of teenagers while doing it. (no offense to the good teens out there...I'm talking about the spoiled wow brats) This population of gamers will only grow with time as more and more gamers age. I would gladly pay extra $ per month or take an xp hit on a server that is lore/eula enforced.
I think there was only 1 EN EU RP server on LOTRO, but I cannot remember the name, that was so rich with RPers you could LFG in the prancing pony IC. The fact that there was only 1 RP server made it possible for all RPers to be concentrated instead of being sparse between servers. You got the really good Rpers or the really bad.... (Still shuddering at the few well known elf lesbians stalking the inn and pretty much making it weird and akward for the rest of the people).

So what the devs should rally do is to make only 1 RP server if they really wanted to help the community, but unfortunately that is not going to happen at this point, too late.

Lots of people roll on RP servers because they read "RP" and not knowing what it means, they think "cool, must be something extra" lots of people do not even speak English well enough to read the RP guidelines found when you choose a server. Also RPers have friends who are strongly against RP and won't play anywhere else, so they need to drag them along (I am guilty of bringing 2 non-RP friends over my server).

I am currently playing on the RP PVE Progenitor (EU), and I haven't seen yet a casual world occurrence of RP if not for the republic fleet canteen. I Am personally very put off by the lack of speech bubbles which makes multiple conversation almost impossible to catch up, so unless they improve that aspect I will keep away from RP.

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Jepplen
01.16.2012 , 04:34 AM | #3
I am also on RP PVE Progenitor (EU) and i've seen plenty of roleplaying.
I can't say i'm a roleplayer per say, but i definitely play along if someone starts. (in short bursts)

On this server i have seen people walk (as in not run) through whole cities.
An example, I went back to Korriban on my main quest, saw a low player in trouble and helped him out. Afterwards the player bowed and and said "Thank you my Lord" (i had that title).

You know, it's little things like that which really makes me enjoy this server.. and they happend every now and again.

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midichlorian
01.16.2012 , 04:39 AM | #4
Bioware have decided that they will not be enforcing a special ruleset for RP.
This is because they simply don't want to waste time/money entertaining all the nonsense and petty reporting that these type of servers typically attract.

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BrianDavion
01.16.2012 , 04:44 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by midichlorian View Post
Bioware have decided that they will not be enforcing a special ruleset for RP.
This is because they simply don't want to waste time/money entertaining all the nonsense and petty reporting that these type of servers typically attract.
at least BW is being honest about this, most MMOs promise a ruleset and then don't bother to enforce it.

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Black_Rabbit
01.16.2012 , 04:44 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by midichlorian View Post
Bioware have decided that they will not be enforcing a special ruleset for RP.
This is because they simply don't want to waste time/money entertaining all the nonsense and petty reporting that these type of servers typically attract.
Ironic that you say that since RP servers communities are generally more pleasant, this is reason why lots of non RPers rolls there too.

Beside no mmo enforces RP rules simply because they expect the community to be sensible about it, it is not a RP server, it is a "Suggested" RP server, there is a slight difference.

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corjoad
01.16.2012 , 05:05 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by midichlorian View Post
Bioware have decided that they will not be enforcing a special ruleset for RP.
This is because they simply don't want to waste time/money entertaining all the nonsense and petty reporting that these type of servers typically attract.
Yes, I understand your point completely. Also, I know the problems you would run into. I am not by any means a hardcore rper at all. I do like immersion however and non lore names bother me, as does general being turned into teen chat.

I would like a place where I can roll up toons and not see XskaterX spamming chat about rolling doobies and what bands he likes. You would think servers with an RP designation would be the place.

Like I say, as more and more gamers age and as younger and younger people get into mmos, smart devs are going to have to find a way to channel people into servers with like minded people.

I keep going back to LOTRO just because I love the community on Landroval server so much.

Something that might work would be having people complete a short survey at toon creation regarding gaming atmosphere they are looking for and then funnel them to suggested servers. Doesn't seem like it would be that hard to accomplish and better than people just clicking on one without reading.

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midichlorian
01.16.2012 , 05:31 AM | #8
My point is that people interpret rules in diferent ways.
It would take up too much time/money to enforce, so Bioware have decided not to.

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Amonette
01.16.2012 , 07:36 AM | #9
Try this site

http://swtor-rp.com/

You may find some people there that you want to roll with

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Artharin
01.16.2012 , 08:44 AM | #10
I played on Landroval for four years. Sadly, I don't think any server will ever be as welcoming and pleasant as that. I'm playing on Kath Hound and Begeren Colony and they don't even feel like RP servers.

I don't RP, but the RP crowd is generally more mature. Maybe after a few months some of these people will go back to whatever game they came from.
When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up. ~ C.S. Lewis