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What's your WORST experience in RP?

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What's your WORST experience in RP?

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Inafinus
01.30.2014 , 06:30 PM | #1
Simple question, mine was when my character was going up against a 'Mandalorian Sith' who had powers stronger than the Emperor... (Self-proclaimed, obviously)

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Hei_Atzfel
01.31.2014 , 05:01 AM | #2
Hmmm.....

I'd have to say when the (self proclaimed) emperor walked up to my character and demanded that she bow before him and beg him to allow her to keep her life.

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DSpectre
02.03.2014 , 12:27 PM | #3
My worst RP experiences are from those who A) Do not know what RP is/How to RP and B) Have no concept of the "Character Creation for RP Guidelines" People abide by to not break canon.

Although my character (In RP) is considerably powerful, and barely squeezes into the realm of "Creation Canon", My character will never be "proclaimed" to be more powerful than Vitiate. If they say they are, they need to be slapped.

However to say my worst experience with RP is the one time we had a 10-minute "Awkward typing silence" waiting for the RP groups "Leader" to say his bit. Turns out he did not know what to say either.

Second worst is when people take gender "Too seriously" in RP. I very often play female characters (being female myself) and having "their character" hit on my character to the point i'm convinced they are rapists.


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dacentabaal
02.03.2014 , 05:29 PM | #4
Those players who break the rules of common sense I hate, or as I call them "The cardinal Rules of Role Play" or break the lore or god mod etc.
See me I'm a PvP-RP'er I don't emote or spend hours on end falling asleep typing out a dual.. I physically hit them, even if I'm in empty shells so its fair for the none Expertise players.

Aslong as they keep to the unwritten rules and don't be ***** I'm willing to RP with them

My worst RP was one of my old GM's basically exclaimed he was, currently in the era, older than the emperor, and was the one who wrote the teachings for Vitiate to learn the ritual from, he God modded his way out of every situation and confrontation he didn't like, he then also went on to write in his lore story that he sealed his life and force essence into a Datacron that was hidden away and then found shortly after the Darth Krayt/Legacy era and he was released from the Datacron is all his power and life force and glory to live for another 1.5k years....No explanation as to how he managed to put his actually body into there for it to be whole when he got released.. and this was a typical size of your hand Datacron...

We only stayed in the guild cause we always went over his head in RP and did our own ting, mainly cause he was AFK a lot, then when he released said full lore story we all quit to move on
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Beltane
02.05.2014 , 08:31 AM | #5
The worst experiences I've had have been due to drama, i.e. people I was friends with OOC for years who then break ties entirely over drama surrounding RP. Sooooooo dumb.

Too many "bad RP" examples to count, lol. In this game I have a pretty low tolerance for openly breaking canon in Sith space, such as weird anti-Sith cults recruiting on Korriban or Darths who do nothing but party in bars all the time.

My biggest RP pet peeve though are people who just cannot take a hit no matter how tiny. Like, even if your character playfully shoves them they always have to see it coming and block it. Let alone actual combat... they have a dodge/force power/gadget available to avoid any scenario ever. Even Darth Vader took hits.

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jedimasterjac
02.05.2014 , 08:35 AM | #6
Oh, lord. So many choices.

If I had to narrow it down, it would be between these two:

The Emperor 'taking control' of the Imperial Fleet and demanding all bow before him, subsequently destroying a single person's homeworld (by somehow transferring a ship capable of doing so in a matter of seconds.) then severing their head. It was a pretty dull, awfully-written, and godmoddy thing.

Secondly, it could very well be the Cantina RP which plagued the Republic Fleet on Begeren Colony for quite a while. This was during the prime of dancing guilds, and as such, there were dancers galore. While I myself am guilty of participating in Cantina RP, the smut and destruction of the English Language has left me, for lack of a better word, scarred.

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branmakmuffin
02.05.2014 , 10:00 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by jedimasterjac View Post
Secondly, it could very well be the Cantina RP which plagued the Republic Fleet on Begeren Colony for quite a while. This was during the prime of dancing guilds, and as such, there were dancers galore. While I myself am guilty of participating in Cantina RP, the smut and destruction of the English Language has left me, for lack of a better word, scarred.
This kind of "tavern RP" plagues every MMO. You must not have been on BC recently.

The reason I don't RP is because this kind of drivel is what passes for RP in most people's books. God moding, emote "thought broadcasting," endless mysterious "Strider like" characters sitting moodily in corners, random light saber dueling threats, boring. Most people aren't looking to RP, they're looking to play "Second Life in Star Wars."

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Beslley
02.07.2014 , 12:35 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by branmakmuffin View Post
This kind of "tavern RP" plagues every MMO. You must not have been on BC recently.
I have...fond memories of Moon Guard Pornshire.
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LordGarmaZabi
02.07.2014 , 12:55 PM | #9
Are we talking worst RP experience ever, worst in a video game, or worse in this game ?

I tried to get into the RPing in this game, ended up in a barely literate guild, everyone misspelled atleast one word a sentence and haven't been back since.

Now, if we can talk about all RP experiences, I have such stories to tell.
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Valkyone
02.27.2014 , 09:04 PM | #10
Prude "roleplayers" who die at the sight of a bit of flesh. These people seems like they were raised by the Amish, have no imagination aside roleplaying by doing -exactly- what NPC do, have little to no knowledge of Star Wars lore aside what the game presented, and are exceptionally obnoxious, arrogant, when in reality they are the at the top of boredom, typically unable to do anything but comment on other people's outfits.

They also enter in the category of "People trying to pass OOC insults as IC", for instance calling you stupid and idiot through emotes, but not "speaking it up" per say, and essentially godmodding your character - which is essentially, the number one rule you do not break as a roleplayer.