Two for one today! This is actually more the format I had hoped to follow when originally putting this blog together; but alas, not quite enough questions yet to do so with. In the meantime, however – a couple of questions that touch upon one of my favorite activities ever: making alts!
I started roleplaying back when DAoC and EQ first came out. Needless to say things in the community have changed a lot. I am starting to realize that I am either going to need to accept these changes or walk away from RP altogether. Do you have any advice for old fashioned RPers on how they can get more into speed with the times and still find what they like with in RP?
An anonymous reader asks,
I play a male character. A gay male character. I love him to absolute bits yet I’m afraid he’s going to spend his entire life alone. How can I go about meeting people? I, OOCly, am too shy to walk up into a tavern and just /meet people/, it seem so alien that I feel like I can’t play him properly, despite the fact he’s no doubt quite content to stroll into a tavern and have a wine and a bit of conversation. I don’t know what to do ;-;
Before we move on to today’s question, I’d like to offer an apology for letting this blog collect so much dust over the past month. Between personal issues, motivation issues, and a plain lack of questions coming in – I spent what little time I could muster trying to get this place a little more exposure, instead. Expect a write-up or two in a future post! That said…
Before I drown your eyes in text again, I’d like to make a quick apology for the lateness of this post. I had something lined up for Monday; but then I had a conversation with someone that made me think there might be an even better topic to talk about. Today, I’d like to share that very topic with you: that of burning out.
An anonymous reader asks,
I’m in a bit of a predicament. I absolutely love role-playing with one of my friends, however, our scenes usually end with one of us having to go and neither of our characters exiting. This makes it irksome for the other person, as they don’t know what to assume has happened after the other has logged. How do I ask them, and how might I go about making better exits?
I’d like to step away from the musings on in-character to talk a little instead about the relationships we form as players. Not everyone ventures into the out-of-character; getting to know those they roleplay with and perhaps even come to call them friends – but some of us do! And it comes as a double-edged sword that can both enhance our roleplay experience – or damper it when things don’t quite work out