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What do roleplayers nowadays really want in roleplay ?
This applies to none roleplayers and established roleplayers .
Disclaimer before the rants and thats not roleplay and other insults or infringement on people start to fly .
This post is based on my experience in 10-12 years or roleplay online and as well offline .
So its based on my opnion and not a guide, since roleplay has no real guides its about emotional attachement .
My experience in roleplay or gotten involved into roleplay , is that it was satisfying or witty or funny way of interaction .
A bit like a theater play , drama, opera, interaction and most of all bring fun to/with other people without having other people true feelings hurt .
But as my journey went futher and futher , I found that you do get emotional attached to the play acting .
What concludes to me the best experience is as long people around you enjoy themselfs .
What concludes to me the worst experience when there is totally no realisme , that sounds strange since roleplay is not real , But some common decency or realisme should be maintained .
The best example in the past was the meta gaming or power gaming .Words long forgotten by most , for the people who dont understand it will explain .
Example Somebody throws you a punch , you can either dodge , step aside or let the punch connect .
Meta and Powergaming , was like this , X throws you a uppercut and it sends you flying and knocks you out .
It didn´t give people the decency to reply so it was just a one way story .
Now in a roleplay community this was back then a hot issue or issue for tons of debate , it seems this issue is long forgotten or with the advent of new players totally ignored .
One of the reasons I don´t Roleplay much anymore is that , its totally blend or stale for me nowadays .
To me everything follows a certain path .
1 New to roleplay , exciting and how funny creating backgrounds story lines etc
2 The toon gets a live a life its own , and slowly the toon gets morals and value thats your own , personality get twisted .
You become the toon , the toon is seen as a extension of yourself .
3 Drama and excitement needs a bigger amount to create the same statisfaction , (this is a factor thats normal in all things we do , sport ,shooting ,gaming )
4 Detach yourself from the toon , and play the things the way the toon is , not the way you are .
5 Every toon has a end or a time to retire .
Those were are my conclusion to roleplay . The journey while satisfying and enjoyable seems meaningless in the end .
Now why this post , its more if somebody else has a beter solution to rekindle my interest in roleplay .