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Non RPers in RP realms due to server queues

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Non RPers in RP realms due to server queues

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PhinixPhire
12.20.2011 , 11:46 AM | #11
I've been rather bothered by absolute ANTI-roleplay players jumping on to Lord Adraas. They're openly opposed to roleplay, and disrespectful to those who don't share the same sentiment...
While, sure, General chat may not be the best place for it, especially while people are bound to have game mechanics questions and want to figure out how things work; it's really not cool to come on an RP server and talk down on those who're interested in full immersion.

I'm not even that gung-ho, myself. I'd just play along and very much enjoy the more laid back atmosphere. I Love Star Wars lore and the environment BioWare presents us. These people don't need to come on to an RP server and make immature remarks about its inhabitants...
Grow up, you know?
Lord Adraas: Phi'nix the Scoundrel; Phi'Pi the Guardian; Fus the Sage; Phinix the Bounty Hunter

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OddjobXL
12.20.2011 , 11:55 AM | #12
General chat is OOC in every MMO I've played. Say/spatial and several player created channels are IC though.

I haven't run into any griefers or anti-RP folks yet on Lord Adraas but there will eventually be at least a few. I've seen folks with dumb names. That's really as bad as I've seen so far. Of course that was prelaunch.

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PhinixPhire
12.20.2011 , 11:58 AM | #13
Yeh, Oddjob; perhaps I just landed in a starter zone with a few knuckleheads.
*crossing fingers*
Lord Adraas: Phi'nix the Scoundrel; Phi'Pi the Guardian; Fus the Sage; Phinix the Bounty Hunter

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Propecius
12.20.2011 , 12:04 PM | #14
I'm sure this is the wrong place to ask, but if one is a RP noob and is interested in getting into it, what are the do's and don'ts? Obviously you should chat in character, but are you supposed to avoid the General chat? Are bubbles preferred? Is there an RP way to say "nice toon" and not sound like a creep?

What can you tell me that would help me avoid being one of the annoying people you are complaining about in this thread?

Thanks!

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Trillenium
12.20.2011 , 12:09 PM | #15
Trying to maintain a Roleplay environment on an RP server is a futile effort at best. Even Blizzard realized the futility of it on their own RP Servers after the first year. I think it's fair to say that if you play on an RP server, you should be fairly warned that you may experience actually serious RPers. But non-rpers should not be penalized. They just want to play the game and the RP server happens to be the one that they joined for whatever reason.

My fellow RPers, come down off your lofty thrones of self-worth and join your common man in just freakin enjoying the game.

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OddjobXL
12.20.2011 , 12:12 PM | #16
Propecius: There's no way to avoid being complained about! I get complained about! "That OddjobXL's such a know-it-all..."

The very simplest explanation for how to get by (and avoid derailing this thread) is simply to talk like a character in /say.

If you want to talk as a player to another player, not as your character but as yourself, send a /tell <character name> and say hi! Telling someone they've got a cool character or nice name or whatever isn't at all weird or creepy. Just don't always expect a response. Some people are private. It's not them or you being rude it's just life. Keep on being nice though. Most of us appreciate it.

Don't avoid General chat. You'll need it for mechanical reasons (finding people for heroic instances) and also sometimes get useful tips as people chat. Just don't get into arguments there, don't be critical, and if people are being insufferably annoying for any reason...just turn it off for a while. You can always turn it back on later.

For more I'd suggest checking out http://www.swtor-rp.com. There are tons of articles and a very friendly forum full of currently bored people waiting in queues who'll love to help a new potential roleplayer out.

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DuchessOfDork
12.20.2011 , 12:14 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by Propecius View Post
Is there an RP way to say "nice toon" and not sound like a creep?
Well, what's nice about their 'toon'? Are they wearing awesome armor? Would your character come out and say, "Holy crap, look at all the shiny sheet you're wearing!"

If so, go for it.

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Propecius
12.20.2011 , 12:21 PM | #18
Thanks, Oddjob. Very helpful.

As for what's nice about someone's toon, well, there are lots of choices to make in creating a character, even down to the character's name. Some of them are clever. Some are smexy. And some I just wish I had thought of myself.

I suppose it could be breaking the spirit of RP to acknowledge that there was intelligent design behind the creation of these avatars. That's why I asked.

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DarthBetraeus
12.20.2011 , 12:33 PM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by Propecius View Post
I'm sure this is the wrong place to ask, but if one is a RP noob and is interested in getting into it, what are the do's and don'ts? Obviously you should chat in character, but are you supposed to avoid the General chat? Are bubbles preferred? Is there an RP way to say "nice toon" and not sound like a creep?

What can you tell me that would help me avoid being one of the annoying people you are complaining about in this thread?

Thanks!
The key is respect other players. But the fact that you took the effort to make this post I doubt that will be an issue with you. No matter what, people will find a reason to complain about your particular style. From lore nazis who lack the common courtesy to overlook small discrepancies or tactfully correct you, to elitest chodes who only interact with people of the same level; you're going to have folks that ruin RP on both sides of the fence. There's about a thousand different bits of advice anyone can give on RP but in all its a learning experience and it takes time, rush it and it becomes a chore. Create a concept for your character and roll with it. Change and adapt as necessary and have fun.
You will know pain. You will know suffering.

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WickedDjinn
12.20.2011 , 02:07 PM | #20
Role players are a niche group and you will always have many non-rpers on these servers.

Don't worry about it. The RP community takes care of itself so long as we focus on doing what we enjoy and resist the urge to fall into the same trap that wrecks other rp communities by acting like judgmental *****s.