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RP'ers Should be Accommodated

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RP'ers Should be Accommodated

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bdatt
10.05.2017 , 02:11 PM | #31
Quote: Originally Posted by RobertFKennedyUS View Post
enhanced ignoring and squelching options on that instance.
Can you elaborate on your request here? People have requested account ignore, etc. for years and it hasn't happened. And do you think it's feasible to have different ignore rules based on instance?

I think you're better off asking for any bugs to be fixed with custom chat channels like TUXs pointed out.

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Lxndra
10.05.2017 , 02:41 PM | #32
Seems like there should simply be an official RP channel, like there's an official pvp and trade channel. Set it "off" as a default so people have to opt in. Yes, trolls with nothing better to do may join. Griefing is likely to occur but there are processes to dealing with that. Hopefully Bioware will wield an enormous Ban Hammer and trolls will get the idea.

Something that has been happening more and more in these forums that may not be reflected in actual game data is the pervasive idea that people are one type of player or another. PVPers vs. PVEers vs People Who Like Story or People Who Romance or RPers, casual vs elite player. While we divide and group in forum talk, I would bet the game data shows a lot more crossover.

One of the perks of the servers merge is to connect all these things, because a) most players participate in a variety of activities or b) devs want to encourage players to participate in a variety of activities.

There are people who moved from BC to Harbinger for the population in order to get better queue times. It's not that they aren't RPers - it's that they also like PVE and queues slow down as population declines, so they prioritized.
These kinds of people will likely be delighted to once again have an opportunity to mingle and dust off their RP. So immediately segregating "RPers" into a separate instance might not be the best idea for the health of the game.

At least, try for a couple weeks before anticipating problems that might not happen to the degree everyone fears.

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jedip_enguin
10.05.2017 , 02:54 PM | #33
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casirabit
10.05.2017 , 03:56 PM | #34
Okay, no I don't think we should be more accommodated than anyone else. Second, general has always been frowned upon when used for roleplay due to the fact that is where people look for groups or looking for help.

Do I think something should be done to help possibly with some of the trolls, especially if you may be going to Harbinger, where roleplay might not be so well received, yes I do.

As for as Ebon Hawk and those coming into Ebon Hawk (soon to be Star Forge) I don't forsee any problems as between the other servers Ebon Hawk is most likely the larger of them all and from visiting the other two, Shadowlands and Jedi Covenant I dont see a problem. Like I said once the only one that gives me some pause is the pvp server but it is small enough that I can see most people shutting the possible trolls down.

Do I think a rp instance is necessary? That depends on the server. For Harbinger (Satela Shan) maybe it would be a good idea. For Star Forge I don't see it really necessary.

I love my roleplay but I think some of us are jumping the gun a bit and wanting more accommodations just because we are roleplayers and I can't see why we need that.

Sure there are some very vocal anti-roleplayers on some servers but this request for bw to be more accommodating to us roleplayers is just going to create more problems. It should be monitored that I agree and if a server is being a jerk to roleplayers then they should already have a plan in the works for that. Also monitor what is going on and if a person/persons is really being a jerk toward a roleplayer or roleplayers over and over then sanctions should be applied but lets not look for trouble when we don't even really know that it will happen.

Yes I been through the type of behavior before so yea it can happen but I am willing to wait and see how things play out. Call me trusting, naivee or whatever but I would rather believe most people are fairly decent.
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Totemdancer
10.05.2017 , 10:22 PM | #35
Quote: Originally Posted by casirabit View Post
Okay, no I don't think we should be more accommodated than anyone else. Second, general has always been frowned upon when used for roleplay due to the fact that is where people look for groups or looking for help.

Do I think something should be done to help possibly with some of the trolls, especially if you may be going to Harbinger, where roleplay might not be so well received, yes I do.

As for as Ebon Hawk and those coming into Ebon Hawk (soon to be Star Forge) I don't forsee any problems as between the other servers Ebon Hawk is most likely the larger of them all and from visiting the other two, Shadowlands and Jedi Covenant I dont see a problem. Like I said once the only one that gives me some pause is the pvp server but it is small enough that I can see most people shutting the possible trolls down.

Do I think a rp instance is necessary? That depends on the server. For Harbinger (Satela Shan) maybe it would be a good idea. For Star Forge I don't see it really necessary.

I love my roleplay but I think some of us are jumping the gun a bit and wanting more accommodations just because we are roleplayers and I can't see why we need that.

Sure there are some very vocal anti-roleplayers on some servers but this request for bw to be more accommodating to us roleplayers is just going to create more problems. It should be monitored that I agree and if a server is being a jerk to roleplayers then they should already have a plan in the works for that. Also monitor what is going on and if a person/persons is really being a jerk toward a roleplayer or roleplayers over and over then sanctions should be applied but lets not look for trouble when we don't even really know that it will happen.

Yes I been through the type of behavior before so yea it can happen but I am willing to wait and see how things play out. Call me trusting, naivee or whatever but I would rather believe most people are fairly decent.
+1

Well written Casi

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Totemdancer
10.05.2017 , 10:24 PM | #36
Quote: Originally Posted by bdatt View Post
Can you elaborate on your request here? People have requested account ignore, etc. for years and it hasn't happened. And do you think it's feasible to have different ignore rules based on instance?

I think you're better off asking for any bugs to be fixed with custom chat channels like TUXs pointed out.
An account ignore would be awesome, but like you said, people have been asking for years. I’m not sure they’ll get around to it for 5.6

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Eshvara
10.05.2017 , 11:09 PM | #37
Do people roleplay in flashpoints? During DvL I tried to once as I was levelling on the progenitor. They told me to stop talking and just do the instance! I was trying to blend in.

And no, I wasn't making fun of anyone. I just thought this was what people did there.
Maybe I was just bad at it.😂
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Kingsbount
10.05.2017 , 11:15 PM | #38
I don't see a problem here.

Use voice chats, custom channels or at least group/operations channels.

What's up with all this hype about server merges?
It wount affect RP'ers at all.
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SourOrange
10.05.2017 , 11:16 PM | #39
Quote: Originally Posted by Eshvara View Post
Do people roleplay in flashpoints? During DvL I tried to once as I was levelling on the progenitor. They told me to stop talking and just do the instance! I was trying to blend in.

And no, I wasn't making fun of anyone. I just thought this was what people did there.
Maybe I was just bad at it.😂
I have a bit of a feeling you're just being facetious here, but in the case that someone actually did have this question, I feel it's worth replying that no, nobody does that unless it's a group of roleplayers who decided to make their way through the content IC- which can be fun, but I digress.
People have a lot of misconceptions about what it's like to be in an RP community- the truth is, it's exactly like any other game community, with the exception that you might see some people engaging in mutual storytelling from time to time as you go through the open world or walk past a cantina. That's very literally the only noticable difference.

You aren't required to RP, you aren't required to have a character, you aren't required to be in-character in general chat. The only thing a non-roleplayer should do is not go out of their way to disrupt roleplay in the open world.. Which is not difficult at all- if you're just an average player with no intention of trying to make others unhappy in the game, you should have no issue with roleplayers and they should have no issue with you. People who are just playing the game how they like to play will have no problem with the merging.

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Totemdancer
10.05.2017 , 11:19 PM | #40
Quote: Originally Posted by Eshvara View Post
Do people roleplay in flashpoints? During DvL I tried to once as I was levelling on the progenitor. They told me to stop talking and just do the instance! I was trying to blend in.

And no, I wasn't making fun of anyone. I just thought this was what people did there.
Maybe I was just bad at it.😂
You need to form your own group. Trying to RP with random groups is too hard.