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So who has been RPing?


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Yospeck
12.16.2011 , 01:52 AM | #1
Be interested to know what you have all been up to so far. Right now our two Campaign guilds are focusing on getting things set up, working out where we want to make our RP bases, and generally just enjoying playing the game with the full intention of starting our guild RP in the new year and hitting our server, Trask Ulgo, big time. As we're very story-arc/event driven we came to a decision with our members to not push anything too heavy due to the staggered release and impending holiday season meaning some people would miss out. So we're taking December to get things together and start out fresh in January.


That said, we (both our guilds) have tried out some more light loose fitting RP in the Esseles and Black Talon flashpoints. The loose RP was simply because IC'ly it makes no sense for our characters to have been doing those types of mission, but we thought it was an interesting setting to try things out, act in the way our characters would, but not take the event as something the character really did (almost like some alternate reality RP). Spurred on by our Republic co-Guild Leader who took a team through the Esseles, rping out the story and talking their way through it, I decided to take three of my guys through Black Talon the other night.

We are an Imperial Military guild and so that was how we RPd out the encounter, lots of yessir and nossirs to yours truly from the three troopers under my charge. We walked around the ship talking to each other in character, and when..
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The encounter was run in a military style, stopping at the corners of corridors and taking a /kneel before peering around the corner to see what hostiles were around. Sending someone forward to scout ahead and give us an enemy count. Even as a Bounty Hunter class I was taking cover behind bulkheads and the like during attacks when we were taking another room, the firm "Clear!" sounding out from one of my team as the last of our hostile was dispatched whilst another held back to cover our rear.

Sitting and planning out how we would take each room was great fun, in particular one of the larger rooms where we got our members to position themselves at different points, awaiting my signal before they all took their designated targets and performed their own objective and hearing the call of "Grenade!" echo out as one of the troopers let the shrapnel fly.

The evening was great fun and in total it took us about two and a half hours to actually complete what is a pretty simple and easy flashpoint I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to try something a little different and loose fitting RP that may be a step away from your more defined IC roles that you or your guild has set.


Anyway, that was our experience, so tell us yours!
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Kualan
12.16.2011 , 01:55 AM | #2
Sounds like good fun! Not had a chance to roleplay with anyone yet, though I've been on the lookout for the opportunity.

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munq
12.16.2011 , 04:12 AM | #3
I've been RPing quite a bit with my friend leveling through Sith Academy, walking down the halls and having random conversations.
It's been fun, but there has been an abundance of RP'ers (which is to be expected in the first few weeks since everyone is so busy leveling etc), but we've kept on toggling walk on happily. A few times some folk stopped when they ran past us but everyone seemed very busy ^^.
It gives a nice extra feeling to your character when you take your time to take it all in. Also, damn, this game is good.

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Yskonyn
12.16.2011 , 05:41 AM | #4
I came across an interesting way to employ RPing yesterday;

A character named Ledar found it neccessary to ninja loot a spot I had been waiting on to spawn for several minutes.
I was fighting a mob while he (or she) went in for the loot.
No message, nothing. While I was perfectly ok to group up if I had known.

I whispered the person telling him/her that I didn't find this very social on which I got an RP reply completely in character.

While it was nice to see that there actually is RPing going on, it immediately brought something to my attention; how valid or how accepted is it to hide behind RPing to do things in-game which are a-social, or disruptive?
The argument you would get would typically be that the person in question is an evil bastard, so what do you expect?

I don't believe this is what Rping is about, though.
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tXHereticXt
12.16.2011 , 05:41 AM | #5
Been watching on Lord Adraas but seems too early, not enough RPers around who know the territories and missions so everyone spends most of their time looking around and enjoying the scenery while plowing through quests. I think it's too early for any unoffiical coordination to take place, we just got within the five day mark as of yesterday so I'd imagine it'll be a slow start. Once we get a lot of RP guilds and groups all active on their unofficial-official RP servers, things are bound to happen - and music will be played

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TheDecibelle
12.16.2011 , 05:48 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by tXHereticXt View Post
Been watching on Lord Adraas but seems too early, not enough RPers around who know the territories and missions so everyone spends most of their time looking around and enjoying the scenery while plowing through quests. I think it's too early for any unoffiical coordination to take place, we just got within the five day mark as of yesterday so I'd imagine it'll be a slow start. Once we get a lot of RP guilds and groups all active on their unofficial-official RP servers, things are bound to happen - and music will be played
Loving Lord Adraas; actually managed to make quite a few friends on Tython. Jedi-side seems very roleplay heavy. I think I'll jump in here...

Got to spend a lovely amount of time with one particular Jedi Knight, questing, and relaxing; we were both anxious to actually play the game, though bits of roleplay consistently cropped up through our playthrough. Occasionally, we'd hammer down for some serious roleplay. Must've lasted ages, with my Consular constantly hemming and hawing about her combat ability, the Knight arguing against the Temple's prohibition of love, my Consular geeking out over ruins of Telthon and the Knight saving her butt, repeatedly, from Flesh Raiders.

Rubat Crystal (especially Hutta), however, looks dead. Got to have some fun with an Imperial Agent, however. Also, no RP channel.

I suggest people start joining 'RP' and 'OOC', to get a start.
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Laranth
12.16.2011 , 05:49 AM | #7
I'm open to roleplay but so far nothing's really come along with a lot of the environments I've experienced so far (i.e. Coruscant) being jam-packed with mobs - there wasn't really a bustling cityscape beyond the Senate area to get to grips with so the possibility of roleplay was almost entirely confined to narrow, unseemly corridors where groups of criminals popped up every few seconds.

I'm hoping Taris affords a few more opportunities. Certainly I've designed my character to allow me to go almost anywhere given reason and it wouldn't be surprising if, eventually, I sought out a colleague or friend for him to roleplay with in the long-term and throughout the content. I don't tend to like doing things alone as there's a lot of wasted potential there but unfortunately I'm yet to reestablish contact with the person who usually fills that roll so I'll just stay open to interaction.

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Majspuffen
12.16.2011 , 05:49 AM | #8
I have seen a few people walking around. That's the hallmark of a roleplayer, am I right?

I myself have not yet roleplayed, though. The fact that there are no chat bubbles ruins the immersion for me entirely, so until they are in the game I'm just going to ignore /say and roleplaying altogether.
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Sylvan
12.16.2011 , 05:51 AM | #9
I've seen alot of random RP on Trash Ulgo, especially around the city hubs but even out in the wilds and occasionaly in PvP too.

This game is soooo huge tracking down RP can be tricky if you love it off the cuff.

In a few weeks things will settle and each server will start to pick places as hotspots for RP.
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hooty
12.16.2011 , 08:08 AM | #10
I rolled on "Shien" last night and found it to be indistinguishable from a PvE server. Many people in the general kept saying it's "too early for RP". To that I say rubbish. It's a RP server.

Also at least two people said they were not intending to go on a RP server but that is where their guild got placed. I am sorely tempted to re-roll tonight on another server to see if they are any better.
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