Dear Kat; A Double-Header At Last!

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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!

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Dear Kat; Change and Keeping Pace

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Relic asks,

Dear Kat,

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?

Signed
Relic

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Dear Kat; Meeting Others

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An anonymous reader asks,

Dear Kat,

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 ;-;

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Dear Kat; Exits

An anonymous reader asks,

Dear Kat,

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?

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Playing Nice: Communication

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Hello!

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

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An anonymous reader asks,

I am currently a little new to the ERP world, and RP in general. I find that, because I am new, I worry that my lack experience would make it difficult to RP/ERP with people who have much more experience. From lingo, to format, to even making the experience seem natural, can be intimidating to those of us just starting off. Are there any tips or suggestions that you can recommend to make the feeling feel a little less overwhelming for those who are just starting off into the world of RP?

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