You aren't getting the point Orb. But I'm not sure you will. People who RP do it mostly for immersion. One of the critical components to immersion is...well, having a world to immerse in. and people who are flopping around with names like that and are filling chat with horribly silly conversations...well, it ruins the immersion. You know the difference between a name like hiphop or iLikeBoobys and a name like Dox'in'xxis? when i come across a toon with a name like Dox'in'xxis, I start to wonder which culture or planet he heralded from to get that name. when I see a name like iLikeBoobys, I think that I just logged in with one of my son's pre-teen friends on xbox live.
You're right. you can immerse yourself in your own head. but it's not as fun, nor as involving or complete. It's simply NOT roleplaying. and it's not like this whole idea is (or should be) strange to you. every MMO I've been in with RP servers has maintained this idea or concept for their RP servers. Even though I'm not an RP'er, I will level toons on RP servers specifically so i can GET this kind of immersion. people with very star wars type names, with some RP in the background...It makes me feel like I am in the universe, rather then being in a room full of pre-teens playing a star wars game. Even if im not a hard core RP player.
And this is what they're talking about. Personally, I think Bio needs to have reporting options for stuff like this on RP servers. without the ability to control this kind of behavior, it's really a waste of time even having separate RP servers IMO.
I do get it , but not sure why you brought someone called "ilikeboobys" into the conversation though , I agree that name is obviously not appropriate for any server. Now you can ignore so you don't see a name such as "hiphop" in gen chat but gen chat isn't for RP per say but it sill clogs up gen when using /say ( can you turn gent off and use brown/orange and /say ?).
Most general chat comments are't anything to do with RPing at all so why not ignore everyone and have no one to play with ? Anyways funny you are on an RP server but don't RP either. Anyways I just think a few people are making a huge fuss over a name like "hiphop".
A busy server is at least busy. I'm sure "iloveboobys" will have to change their name soon.