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TaeraTaera Community ManagerAustin, TXMember Posts: 1,078

This forum is the for the discussion of roleplay, roleplay games/guilds, and for roleplay itself.  Please note that this means actual roleplaying, not anything-RPG.  If you want to talk about non-roleplay topics, please do so elsewhere :)

Laura "Taera" Genender
Community Manager
MMORPG.com

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  • marco1978marco1978 tiantaiMember Posts: 1

    I've read, just a little confused. What's mean by saying roleplay but not RPG, isn't that roleplay?

  • TaeraTaera Community Manager Austin, TXMember Posts: 1,078

    "RPG" means roleplay game, but not neccesarily roleplaying - that is, it's a game that users a level based system but users aren't neccesarily roleplaying.  This forum is specifically for in-character discussion, or discussion about the actual act of roleplaying :)

    Laura "Taera" Genender
    Community Manager
    MMORPG.com

  • PyrostasisPyrostasis dallas, TXMember Posts: 2,293 Uncommon

    Actually I have to correct you. Role playing game is a game were you take on the ROLE of someone else. For instance a mage, warrior, or some combination there of.

    Leveling system is not the criterion, its the fact that your playing as something other than yourself.

    As for what roleplaying is, well, simply think of it like this. Instead of playing your character like an extension of yourself, play it like its own person. Create a story line for the character, birth, family, hometown, likes dislikes, etc.

    For instance, you might be a sweet / nice person in real life, but in game you play a ruthless murdering mercenary. You might be a rather strong willed arrogant person in real life, but in game you play a friendly and generous priest.

    Regardless, roleplaying is leaving your rl troubles behind for a while, and taking on the troubles and joys of a character that you have created in your head.


  • Originally posted by Pyrostasis

    Actually I have to correct you. Role playing game is a game were you take on the ROLE of someone else. For instance a mage, warrior, or some combination there of.
    Leveling system is not the criterion, its the fact that your playing as something other than yourself.
    As for what roleplaying is, well, simply think of it like this. Instead of playing your character like an extension of yourself, play it like its own person. Create a story line for the character, birth, family, hometown, likes dislikes, etc.
    For instance, you might be a sweet / nice person in real life, but in game you play a ruthless murdering mercenary. You might be a rather strong willed arrogant person in real life, but in game you play a friendly and generous priest.
    Regardless, roleplaying is leaving your rl troubles behind for a while, and taking on the troubles and joys of a character that you have created in your head.

    i second the motion!

  • ZairuZairu Portland, ORMember Posts: 469

    Originally posted by machrine3


    Originally posted by Pyrostasis

    Actually I have to correct you. Role playing game is a game were you take on the ROLE of someone else. For instance a mage, warrior, or some combination there of.
    Leveling system is not the criterion, its the fact that your playing as something other than yourself.
    As for what roleplaying is, well, simply think of it like this. Instead of playing your character like an extension of yourself, play it like its own person. Create a story line for the character, birth, family, hometown, likes dislikes, etc.
    For instance, you might be a sweet / nice person in real life, but in game you play a ruthless murdering mercenary. You might be a rather strong willed arrogant person in real life, but in game you play a friendly and generous priest.
    Regardless, roleplaying is leaving your rl troubles behind for a while, and taking on the troubles and joys of a character that you have created in your head.

    i second the motion!

     Third.

  • kharskhars Cagayan de OroMember Posts: 2

    Originally posted by Pyrostasis

    Actually I have to correct you. Role playing game is a game were you take on the ROLE of someone else. For instance a mage, warrior, or some combination there of.
    Leveling system is not the criterion, its the fact that your playing as something other than yourself.
    As for what roleplaying is, well, simply think of it like this. Instead of playing your character like an extension of yourself, play it like its own person. Create a story line for the character, birth, family, hometown, likes dislikes, etc.
    For instance, you might be a sweet / nice person in real life, but in game you play a ruthless murdering mercenary. You might be a rather strong willed arrogant person in real life, but in game you play a friendly and generous priest.
    Regardless, roleplaying is leaving your rl troubles behind for a while, and taking on the troubles and joys of a character that you have created in your head.

    I forth! :)

  • Cupid+1Cupid+1 MumbaiMember Posts: 1

    Can someone suggest me a best free role playing game? I tried Feista and Shaiya but those games sucked. Sick of poor graphics and laggy servers. If you are playing a good game them let me know because I am in the market for new game now.

    -Cupid-

  • RydudeRydude Madison, WIMember Posts: 3

    Ummm...pretty sure WoW is a real roleplaying game...?

  • tort0429tort0429 New York City, NYMember Posts: 300

    Originally posted by Cupid+1

    Can someone suggest me a best free role playing game? I tried Feista and Shaiya but those games sucked. Sick of poor graphics and laggy servers. If you are playing a good game them let me know because I am in the market for new game now.

    LOTRO maybe.

     

  • GrayPhilosopherGrayPhilosopher Member Posts: 78 Uncommon
    Sorry for latching onto this thread but...how do I create a new thread? I can't seem to find a "New Topic" button or anything anywhere. O_o
  • filmoretfilmoret Palm Bay, FLMember Posts: 3,350 Rare
    *winks slyly and walks across the room staring at everyone one at a time*   There I just did some roleplay
    Are you onto something or just on something?
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