I started on Kirin Tor for that very reason, to role play my character. However, because role play is nearly non-existant, at least the good role play, I have spread to a few different realms. Sadly that seems to be the case with many RP realms, some of the best that remain are WrA and ER, though I have recently found that the guild that Mal here is in, does some pretty good RP on SH. I will say that RP on SH for the most part is dead though.
Most nights you will find me on one of these three realms, I have pretty much given up hope on Kirin Tor.
Anyways, I am not bothering too much anymore. I'll just hope Blizz will start enforcing their own rules someday and will populate realms tagged as RP only with people who, well, RP. Until then... Marathan here is pretty much alone.
Ah, and I will never transfer out. Paying actual money to get something that should be enforced by the game masters is just not right for me... not that I care too much, these days, I guess.
12/29/2010 6:36 PMPosted by SinistrielI agree with Anhaga....it makes me sad when people think that rp is only made of stories and large overwrought plots.
I like plot...
I tried WoW rp, and it`s just not the same as lengthy and complicated plots. I`d like to be able to look at a summary of all my rp and feel that some progress was made, or rather, something was done. I don`t wanna log off, and look back and see that I really didn`t do anything other than enjoy coffee and donuts with a few other rpers. Eh...I suppose everyone has their own ideas as to how rp should be.
There is a list now for Alliance too, as well as a meeting for you guys on the 2nd of January. I would highly suggest you guys peek in and see what you can help with. As my own schedule is tight, I have posted some I can host on your side of the fence. However, others should host their own events and come up with other ideas to keep the pot stirred up.
I've also found that people are less likely to show up to dated and timed events because most WoW players are all about "I play on my own time" sorts of things. I'm not saying to stop doing them since I have been to a few amazing ones, but for Alliance they usually fall short.
I miss the days where whole guilds would host balls in Stormwind or put together weddings, birthdays, and various other events and hundreds of people would show up. I can enjoy the meaningless RP, but like Ban said, I want to feel like I accomplished something for my character, not just share two beers with someone I'll likely never RP with again. In my 5 years on Kirin Tor, I can honestly tell you that the tavern RP or the pickup RP never stuck with me. The best ones were where my friends and I actually went somewhere with a purpose, like investigating an area. I've also greatly appreciated people who are exalted with certain factions or who have completed a questline that earns them honor with a lore character to RP that out. Love love love it!
That, and witht he Expansion being brand spanking new-less than a month-RP will be on the low-key level with everyone running around with rep and quests and stuff and junk.
Why is all the interesting stuff happening when I'm not there?!01/02/2011 2:05 PMPosted by CalafasI'm still not going to give Goldshire any love. I went there for the first time in about 5 months last night and as soon as I entered general chat they were talking about pleasuring themselves and the tactics in which they do it. Not to mention, the first couple I came across near the lake were cybering. Talk about a huge turn off to roleplay. Glad I wasn't new to the server or I'd be tucking tail. (Unfortunately, I did meet someone new to the server in Elwynn and he was highly disturbed)
Blizz also took away a working inn that was a great RP spot in Brill.
So the question is: WHEN will RP return?
I didn't buy Cata so hopping on any toon will just be doing the same thing over and over again.
I came over from the rp server of Everquest (1) and got all bent out of shape because I was used to a game that had the rp police out in full force. Even they gave it up with EQ2 for whatever reason, and the reason is likely keeping the larger percentage of paying clients happy clients. Face it, how many people would be left on Kirin Tor tomorrow if just the bad names were wiped out today?
I'm not flaming the non-rpers. They confuse me but they are allowed to do that and, according to GMs, I have no say in the matter. I know I confuse them also. They're not bad people, they just go about gaming from a different angle than I do. We have to coexist. So as long as we're peacefully coexisting, they are allowed to run around making bad Chuck Norris jokes while I am allowed to run around talking with a terrible Dwarf accent.
Fighting the non-rpers is meaningless. Giving up is a shame. Trying could be rewarded. If we're in a wasteland, be one of the straggling survivors climbing out of the ashes and building something new.
Side note: I've been around longer than it looks. Gave my first account to my son so he could have a DK when I left WoW for other games and I'm fine with a new start now anyway. Just throwing that in after talking about 'five years ago' while posting with a level 20.
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