When did you start Roleplaying?
I invented small backstories for all the characters, even if I never got much farther than the first prologue scenes(I was twelve and had the attention span of a hot dog)
Then there was Warcraft 3 maps like DoBRP. I'd invent my own stories within Warcraft Lore and kept 10 other players entertained for literally hours.
After playing two years of WoW and finding something missing, I started a toon on Moon Guard and was sucked into the RP. It's been a blast ever since.
As for serious RP, it was on a Harry Potter site. I was a Slytherin :D And then for a couple years I didn't do any until about a year after I joined WrA.
I started RP about August / September 2011. (Latter part of season 10.) I had shelved wow a few times; skipped 80% of WotLK, played for a few months at the start of Cata, quit again.
Decided I wanted to play again, but was tired of the same old rubbish, and the same old pvp server crowd. The lore of the game had always fascinated me since Vanilla, and I had this idea in my head of what RP would be like..
So I did my research, read forums and learnt what I could. Found WrA seemed to be voted as one of the best RP servers.. I reactivated my account and came here. A noob!
RP has been interesting, I have taken big breaks from RP while being here, all up I have probably only done it for 12 months in total. The community here is what keeps me playing, though. I am still looking for that immersive experience I was hoping for when I decided to RP.
This was not different from role-playing in WoW in any way I can think of, other than that the characters were made of paper instead of pixels. Oh, and we said what we were doing aloud rather than typing it out. We had mains and alts, and vigorous discussions (OK, arguments) over what was allowable by the rules of the game world.
When I got to college, there was this new game called Dungeons & Dragons that people in the media were all worried about. Well, it was new to the Midwest! I could see that it was nothing more than playing pretend for grown-ups, with dice to settle things rather than one's powers of persuasion. I was eager to play, although I only ever got to do so once or twice.
<insert long boring stretch in which I raise my family>
As for WoW, I started playing in Jan 2005, and once I discovered that people role-played here, I have been doing it for most of the last 8 years.
It feels just as fresh and alive now as it did thirteen years ago.
My online RP experiences began in a WoD MUD called Ashland.
02/05/2013 03:43 AMPosted by DatanForever intimidated by everyone on this server. Everyone I meet is like "Yeah I started RP when I was a teenager." I try not to suck.
If it makes you feel better, I never said I was good at it *grin*
I was lucky to be gettin more than two-three sentences at a time. After a few months I began to get better and better as I realize the more detailed my posts were there would be less of a chance in someone getting confused during fights or taking advantage of the lack of detail and beating me faster.
The website had ALOT of fights/duels.
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