04/27/2013 01:32 PMWhat did you come to, Seya? (Hi I'm the GM). Often times at very social events, I tuck myself away in a corner and wander off. I'm essentially a dead body in a sea of live ones, because very very active events make me a bit dizzy and can be a bit much to handle.
Posted by Buttunz
It was a bar night, and believe me, I completely understand and didn't take it personally at all. I used to RP in a game that had a massive bar night every week, and it was inSANE. So many conversations, the text scrolling by so fast - I had a plugin that would color the names of the people I mostly RPd with, and I still lived in fear of missing something important that my character should respond to. It happened more than once, too, so, I know how those things are. :)
I mentioned it more because I felt like an unfair slap was taken at Alliance RP and I wanted to point out that RP can be difficult to break into regardless of faction. I mean, I'm sure some RPers -- in both factions -- are unwelcoming or cliquish, but I think more often than not, what they are is RPing. It can be hard to keep up with the conversation you're actually in, much less turn your attention to folks you don't yet know. And of course a lot of folks are shy, or their characters are surly IC, or the player is AFK, or or or.
I get the feeling sometimes that some newcomers to RP, and maybe even some who've been around the block a few times, still sort of expect an RP welcome wagon to show up at their door with a starter plot and a handful of players ready to RP it with them, and it just doesn't work that way. How I wish it did! :D But all of us have to make an effort to be welcoming to newcomers as much as we can, to be patient and friendly and putting forth effort if we're newcomers ourselves, and to assume the best of one another rather than the worst if we find our first attempts don't get us where we want to go.
I definitely want to come to some of the more plotted events. Hour of Transcendence is out for me because it starts too late on a work night for me (my local time is an hour later than server time), but I'm keeping my eyes open for other opportunities!
Um. I don't think I'll be insulting Juzmik, though, before I have a clearer idea of what happens next.... >.>