Really Ashokk, how are we to survive if we allow all the evil to abound? We have enough evil with Aseria, Viragona and now Alenthis and Tyrael?
I will first state that I am not here to tell anyone how to play their character and if you want to play an evil one, feel free, no one can stop you. This is simply my personal opinion on the matter based on my years as a roleplayer.
There are evil people in the world and while they do play an important role in creating story arcs, but not every arc needs a villain. Sometimes just the circumstances surrounding an event or personal goal is enough.
We get enough evil people gunning for us and the Fellowship crumbles as we cannot withstand the constant pummeling. I am already getting the inkling that when I think about the Fellowship it will eventually look like the Justice League, but without the super powers with the string of villains that we have tagging after us (and it may not appear this way to anyone else--this is my personal perception). Az and Silver area correct that having a constant churn of bad guys that autospawn is exhausting and it leaves little room for personal character development arcs.
I will say that evil characters are fun, but they are limited in what they can do, how they interact, and how much interaction they get. I have played them in the past in different games (including evil and chaotic campaigns) and I actually have one running around on CC, but he is limited in what he is doing and his motivations are specific; honestly, the Fellowship is not worth his time. I know of another evil character whose motivations do not involve the Fellowship.
We have a few, "I want to destroy the Fellowship," mentalities going and at this point, I am finding it hard to get motivated to deal with the same subplot over and over. Certainly the methods differ, but in the end, it is the same thing on a different day and it is blending together for me.
Again, this is just my personal opinion.
(Edited to add in Silver who posted while I was writing out this thing.)
That pretty much summed up what I wanted to talk about as well. Not only that, it's the choice of evil characters and story archs that kinda...well...disturb me a little.
Now, I'm not sure if this will be related to the topic or not, nor do I want to sound like I'm just being picky and harsh, but most story archs that I've seen, along with a lot of people's back stories always seem to end up with the same out come:
It's practically everywhere.
Demon did this to my sister
Demon did that to this dude
Demon is the reason why I'm bad
Demon is the reason why I'm so Uber.....it just feels like people are screaming for attention useing the same, cliche topic that keeps running around peoples heads and, to be honest, I've seen so many it has become a huge bore to me.
I mean, Vira and her demon book, I'm cool with that, because I can see the logic in all of it and such, then we move to Al and his demon problem...it doesn't really make sense to me. He's a death knight, I just don't feel like demons and death knight lore is a really good mix togeather, infact it's a huge reason why I cringe every time I see Death Knight RP because there are always those few that over do things when it comes to story archs.
No, no offense to Al, this is my opinion, and there is nothing really I can do or say about it now to change that because it's already a thing in action, what I will say is I think we should just leave everything demon related out of the picture for a very long time. Beat it up, spit on it, just chuck it into the 'For another time' pile because I feel it has become EXTREAMLY cliche.
RP is about making creative story archs, yes? Then get creative! I mean, I've had Ash been corrupted by a Crazy Witch useing shadow magic. Nothing denomic unless you include the fact that she summons void beasts, which isn't really the reason why Ash was corrutped. Looking to Ashok's character, he's going with a necromancer being corrupted by the Sha (correct me if I'm wrong, Ashok). There are so many different things out there that can be worked with and yet a lot of people seem to go crwaling back to the same thing which is something that involves demons, and then making a huge fuss or it. Hell, we could even have a little internal issues (Jealous a X person and wants to beat them up, huge arguments, etc)
I would touch on more ideas, but I think I'm done venting for now. Sorry :P