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Roleplaying in ESO

Lord.BachusLord.Bachus Den HelderPosts: 9,064Member Uncommon

As allways, i plan to do a lot of roleplaying in game...

 

I have been thinking about a role, and i decided that my main will be a bard, traveling the roads of  tamriel in search of his identity (and soul) ...  the actuall game allows you to start out with a blank sheet, and totally base your character upon ingame actions, as as far is i am concerned, my character has forgotten all about his past when he lost his soul...   "Bachus the Bard"  sounds epic to me...

 

So anyone else planning to roleplay?

 

And do you think the setting and game mechanics will support this?

Best MMO experiences : EQ(PvE), DAoC(PvP), WoW(total package) LOTRO (worldfeel) GW2 (Artstyle and animations and worlddesign) SWTOR (Story immersion) TSW (story) ESO (character advancement)

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  • JHenryJHenry Downers Grove, ILPosts: 188Member
    Originally posted by Lord.Bachus

    As allways, i plan to do a lot of roleplaying in game...

     

    I have been thinking about a role, and i decided that my main will be a bard, traveling the roads of  tamriel in search of his identity (and soul) ...  the actuall game allows you to start out with a blank sheet, and totally base your character upon ingame actions, as as far is i am concerned, my character has forgotten all about his past when he lost his soul...   "Bachus the Bard"  sounds epic to me...

     

    So anyone else planning to roleplay?

     

    And do you think the setting and game mechanics will support this?

    There's a list of emotes you can do to be able to roleplay a bard such as playing the lute, flute, or drums. The problem is that you are stationary doing emotes. You probably need a voice chat and guitar/musical instrument to be able to fully immerse yourself ala malukah in the game though.

    The setting support this since there are taverns that welcomes your kind/role.

    SOLA - www.solaguild.com
    (christian guild. Being christian is not required for membership though)

  • meticmetameticmeta DublinPosts: 10Member
    I certainly plan to roleplay. I've even created a guild. Though it will be more for alts because of the slow nature of it. There is a lot of interest in roleplaying in ESO. Though less in the Aldmeri Dominion than in any other. People don't seem to be able to separate the Elves of ESO with the Elves of Skyrim. Which is a shame because AD is in my opinion the best of the three as far as early story.
  • curacura WarsawPosts: 950Member Uncommon
    Not without chat bubbles. Im not gonna waste my time wondering who is saying what watching irc channel. Its worse then power rangers couse they at least move their heads when talking ;-)
  • makasouleater69makasouleater69 franklin, NYPosts: 600Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by cura
    Not without chat bubbles. Im not gonna waste my time wondering who is saying what watching irc channel. Its worse then power rangers couse they at least move their heads when talking ;-)

    Seriously there are no chat bubbles? God it seems like a simple thing, yet so many mmos fail at that.

  • PAL-18PAL-18 AnachronoxPosts: 802Member

    I wish they add option to choose to play with RP gamers only.

    I think i saw somewhere that they are thinking somekind of system so theres hope.

    until then,no chance.

     

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  • Yoda_CloneYoda_Clone Harker Heights, TXPosts: 219Member

    All of life is role-playing; all of life is a game.  There are winners and losers; we level up our skills over time as we grind out our existence.  We are born into our world; we play out our lives as some sort of character; and then we die.

    We just haven't quite figured out the respawn/resurrect mechanism IRL... not yet...

  • intiorizedintiorized WienPosts: 142Member

    Yes but do not know what my role could be right now. I´m always thinking about it when i´m in bed ^^

    I really like crafting so maybe i see myself as a supplier, crafting swords and armor for the fighters who defend my alliance. Also i like the idea starting with a blank sheet, making his way through the world building my existence and help others to do the same.

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  • SpottyGekkoSpottyGekko RotterdamPosts: 3,845Member Uncommon

    I will be spending time doing some RP as well, the minimal UI and rich world makes it easy for me to use my imagination.

     

    I'm certainly not cut from the same cloth as the hardcore peeps that walk everywhere, but I do have my moments.

  • tom_goretom_gore TamperePosts: 1,796Member Uncommon

    No chat bubbles - no immersion - no RP.

  • Lord.BachusLord.Bachus Den HelderPosts: 9,064Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by JHenry

    Originally posted by Lord.Bachus

    As allways, i plan to do a lot of roleplaying in game...

     

    I have been thinking about a role, and i decided that my main will be a bard, traveling the roads of  tamriel in search of his identity (and soul) ...  the actuall game allows you to start out with a blank sheet, and totally base your character upon ingame actions, as as far is i am concerned, my character has forgotten all about his past when he lost his soul...   "Bachus the Bard"  sounds epic to me...

     

    So anyone else planning to roleplay?

     

    And do you think the setting and game mechanics will support this?

    There's a list of emotes you can do to be able to roleplay a bard such as playing the lute, flute, or drums. The problem is that you are stationary doing emotes. You probably need a voice chat and guitar/musical instrument to be able to fully immerse yourself ala malukah in the game though.

    The setting support this since there are taverns that welcomes your kind/role.

    I plan to be more of a story telling bard, and the lute emotes really will be helpfull with that..

     

     

    Originally posted by cura
    Not without chat bubbles. Im not gonna waste my time wondering who is saying what watching irc channel. Its worse then power rangers couse they at least move their heads when talking ;-)

    Chatbubbles would have been nice.... but i think i can handle this withouth chatbubbles..

     

     

    please lets not turn this intoo a chatbubble topic, we have had enough of those.

    Best MMO experiences : EQ(PvE), DAoC(PvP), WoW(total package) LOTRO (worldfeel) GW2 (Artstyle and animations and worlddesign) SWTOR (Story immersion) TSW (story) ESO (character advancement)

  • curacura WarsawPosts: 950Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Lord.Bachus

    Originally posted by JHenry

    Originally posted by Lord.Bachus

    As allways, i plan to do a lot of roleplaying in game...

     

    I have been thinking about a role, and i decided that my main will be a bard, traveling the roads of  tamriel in search of his identity (and soul) ...  the actuall game allows you to start out with a blank sheet, and totally base your character upon ingame actions, as as far is i am concerned, my character has forgotten all about his past when he lost his soul...   "Bachus the Bard"  sounds epic to me...

     

    So anyone else planning to roleplay?

     

    And do you think the setting and game mechanics will support this?

    There's a list of emotes you can do to be able to roleplay a bard such as playing the lute, flute, or drums. The problem is that you are stationary doing emotes. You probably need a voice chat and guitar/musical instrument to be able to fully immerse yourself ala malukah in the game though.

    The setting support this since there are taverns that welcomes your kind/role.

    I plan to be more of a story telling bard, and the lute emotes really will be helpfull with that..

     

     

    Originally posted by cura
    Not without chat bubbles. Im not gonna waste my time wondering who is saying what watching irc channel. Its worse then power rangers couse they at least move their heads when talking ;-)

    Chatbubbles would have been nice.... but i think i can handle this withouth chatbubbles..

     

     

    please lets not turn this intoo a chatbubble topic, we have had enough of those.

    Yeah, agreed. Just wanted to answer your question.

  • SpottyGekkoSpottyGekko RotterdamPosts: 3,845Member Uncommon

    To me, RP doesn't have to be "over-the-top" and come with a mandatory requirement to spout "Ye Aulde Englyshe" wherever you go. I'm not an "RP nazi", to me it's not an "all or nothing" scenario, because that is what discourages most people from even trying imho.

     

    I often do simple things like walking instead of running inside buildings, dismounting from my horse before ascending the stairs to the door, not riding my horse inside structures, sitting down before logging out (sleep emote is great for this), greeting NPC's that I've "met" before, using random emotes now and then just for effect (stretch, yawn, cough, etc.).

     

    I don't stay "in character" all the time, far from it. Sometimes I'm just not in the mood, pressed for time, rushing to meet a guildie or whatever. But spending a little bit of time every now and then "behaving like a real person" increases my immersion, and most likely also does for those other players that take the time to notice.

     

    I really appreciate the fairly rare occasions when I see other players doing RP stuff ingame, even if they just occasionally walk from the banker NPC to the crafting table. It makes the visual tapestry of the game world that little bit richer for me. image

  • DistopiaDistopia Baltimore, MDPosts: 16,899Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by SpottyGekko

    To me, RP doesn't have to be "over-the-top" and come with a mandatory requirement to spout "Ye Aulde Englyshe" wherever you go. I'm not an "RP nazi", to me it's not an "all or nothing" scenario, because that is what discourages most people from even trying imho.

     

    I often do simple things like walking instead of running inside buildings, dismounting from my horse before ascending the stairs to the door, not riding my horse inside structures, sitting down before logging out (sleep emote is great for this), greeting NPC's that I've "met" before, using random emotes now and then just for effect (stretch, yawn, cough, etc.).

     

    I don't stay "in character" all the time, far from it. Sometimes I'm just not in the mood, pressed for time, rushing to meet a guildie or whatever. But spending a little bit of time every now and then "behaving like a real person" increases my immersion, and most likely also does for those other players that take the time to notice.

     

    I really appreciate the fairly rare occasions when I see other players doing RP stuff ingame, even if they just occasionally walk from the banker NPC to the crafting table. It makes the visual tapestry of the game world that little bit richer for me. image

    Very much my approach as well as very well explained.

    For every minute you are angry , you lose 60 seconds of happiness."-Emerson

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  • IndhyIndhy Morgantown, WVPosts: 4Member
    Originally posted by Distopia
    Originally posted by SpottyGekko

    To me, RP doesn't have to be "over-the-top" and come with a mandatory requirement to spout "Ye Aulde Englyshe" wherever you go. I'm not an "RP nazi", to me it's not an "all or nothing" scenario, because that is what discourages most people from even trying imho.

     

    I often do simple things like walking instead of running inside buildings, dismounting from my horse before ascending the stairs to the door, not riding my horse inside structures, sitting down before logging out (sleep emote is great for this), greeting NPC's that I've "met" before, using random emotes now and then just for effect (stretch, yawn, cough, etc.).

     

    I don't stay "in character" all the time, far from it. Sometimes I'm just not in the mood, pressed for time, rushing to meet a guildie or whatever. But spending a little bit of time every now and then "behaving like a real person" increases my immersion, and most likely also does for those other players that take the time to notice.

     

    I really appreciate the fairly rare occasions when I see other players doing RP stuff ingame, even if they just occasionally walk from the banker NPC to the crafting table. It makes the visual tapestry of the game world that little bit richer for me. image

    Very much my approach as well as very well explained.

    Same here. image

  • Lord.BachusLord.Bachus Den HelderPosts: 9,064Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Indhy
    Originally posted by Distopia
    Originally posted by SpottyGekko

    To me, RP doesn't have to be "over-the-top" and come with a mandatory requirement to spout "Ye Aulde Englyshe" wherever you go. I'm not an "RP nazi", to me it's not an "all or nothing" scenario, because that is what discourages most people from even trying imho.

     

    I often do simple things like walking instead of running inside buildings, dismounting from my horse before ascending the stairs to the door, not riding my horse inside structures, sitting down before logging out (sleep emote is great for this), greeting NPC's that I've "met" before, using random emotes now and then just for effect (stretch, yawn, cough, etc.).

     

    I don't stay "in character" all the time, far from it. Sometimes I'm just not in the mood, pressed for time, rushing to meet a guildie or whatever. But spending a little bit of time every now and then "behaving like a real person" increases my immersion, and most likely also does for those other players that take the time to notice.

     

    I really appreciate the fairly rare occasions when I see other players doing RP stuff ingame, even if they just occasionally walk from the banker NPC to the crafting table. It makes the visual tapestry of the game world that little bit richer for me. image

    Very much my approach as well as very well explained.

    Same here. image

    Ii wish more people where in thes ame both, this comes very close to my attitude... If everyone. Behaved like this, the world of tamriel would be a better place

    Best MMO experiences : EQ(PvE), DAoC(PvP), WoW(total package) LOTRO (worldfeel) GW2 (Artstyle and animations and worlddesign) SWTOR (Story immersion) TSW (story) ESO (character advancement)

  • niteflynitefly RodovrePosts: 340Member

    Not without meaningful player influence in the world. I find it pointless to RP in themeparks, especially a themepark on forced rails like ESO. Have been playing P&P for more than 25 years now and love it. Also very much enjoyed RP in SWG and the old Neverwinter Nights (not an MMO I know).

  • DibdabsDibdabs FelvershamPosts: 2,604Member Uncommon
    Join RP guild, use Guild Channel for RP.  The guild can be as large or as small as you like.  That should to the trick, for the most part.
  • Dax360Dax360 BirminghamPosts: 21Member Common
    You'll find a good source of RP information as well as a lot of other people planning to RP in game over here: http://teso-rp.com/
  • kreakrea MaastrichtPosts: 193Member
    not into heavy rp myself , since i dont know alot of lore about elder scrolls anyway , tho i Always play on rp servers since i tend to do some light rp and overal i like to see others rp to .
  • Lord.BachusLord.Bachus Den HelderPosts: 9,064Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Dax360
    You'll find a good source of RP information as well as a lot of other people planning to RP in game over here: http://teso-rp.com/

    Great find, going to check it out now..

    Best MMO experiences : EQ(PvE), DAoC(PvP), WoW(total package) LOTRO (worldfeel) GW2 (Artstyle and animations and worlddesign) SWTOR (Story immersion) TSW (story) ESO (character advancement)

  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,451Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by SpottyGekko

    To me, RP doesn't have to be "over-the-top" and come with a mandatory requirement to spout "Ye Aulde Englyshe" wherever you go. I'm not an "RP nazi", to me it's not an "all or nothing" scenario, because that is what discourages most people from even trying imho.

     

    I often do simple things like walking instead of running inside buildings, dismounting from my horse before ascending the stairs to the door, not riding my horse inside structures, sitting down before logging out (sleep emote is great for this), greeting NPC's that I've "met" before, using random emotes now and then just for effect (stretch, yawn, cough, etc.).

     

    I don't stay "in character" all the time, far from it. Sometimes I'm just not in the mood, pressed for time, rushing to meet a guildie or whatever. But spending a little bit of time every now and then "behaving like a real person" increases my immersion, and most likely also does for those other players that take the time to notice.

     

    I really appreciate the fairly rare occasions when I see other players doing RP stuff ingame, even if they just occasionally walk from the banker NPC to the crafting table. It makes the visual tapestry of the game world that little bit richer for me. image

    This is pretty much "me".

    I don't "roleplay" in games but when I am solo I try to immerse myself and my character in the world. I try to walk, never stay on my horse in shops, and I have a bit of a back story for my character.

    As it stands, I"ve been playing the same Elder Scrolls character since Morrowind and have adopted story reasons why it's the same  character from Morrowind to Skyrim, even though Skyrim takes place a few hundred years after.

    I'm strongly thinking of creating story reasons to use the same "character" now that ESO is in the past.

     

  • oldboygameroldboygamer NuneatonPosts: 139Member
    Originally posted by Lord.Bachus

    As allways, i plan to do a lot of roleplaying in game...

     

    I have been thinking about a role, and i decided that my main will be a bard, traveling the roads of  tamriel in search of his identity (and soul) ...  the actuall game allows you to start out with a blank sheet, and totally base your character upon ingame actions, as as far is i am concerned, my character has forgotten all about his past when he lost his soul...   "Bachus the Bard"  sounds epic to me...

     

    So anyone else planning to roleplay?

     

    And do you think the setting and game mechanics will support this?

     

    I always plan to roleplay in any new mmo, I always join the RP server (if there is one) and RP guild and really think about my character and the way they look. I'm finding it harder and harder to RP these days though, mainly because most mmos just aren't suited to it. The only time I RP is in LOTRO and that's fairly infrequent these days. I hope ESO suits roleplaying, but I'm not so sure. We'll see I suppose.

  • ScotScot UKPosts: 5,754Member Uncommon
    Go to one of the roleplaying sites like TESO-RP. Find the thread on how to join the guild that will keep roleplayers phased together. Until they put a RP phasing tag in we are going to find it hard to even be in the same phase as each other.
  • DeaconXDeaconX Toronto, ONPosts: 3,067Member
    Originally posted by Lord.Bachus

    As allways, i plan to do a lot of roleplaying in game...

     

    I have been thinking about a role, and i decided that my main will be a bard, traveling the roads of  tamriel in search of his identity (and soul) ...  the actuall game allows you to start out with a blank sheet, and totally base your character upon ingame actions, as as far is i am concerned, my character has forgotten all about his past when he lost his soul...   "Bachus the Bard"  sounds epic to me...

     

    So anyone else planning to roleplay?

     

    And do you think the setting and game mechanics will support this?

    I think Zenimax could do much better to support the RP community which I imagine will be sizable for TESO, but it's very possible to RP and have a great time. I did so with a few guild mates. Also, this is from our guild for how we plan on Role Playing:

     

    OUT OF CHARACTER [OOC] CHAT

    This will be handled in 2 places.

    /g1 [Guild Chat] and on Skype.

    Anyone who hasn't already joined our Skype group, I strongly recommend you do so soon. Please post if you have not, and would like to. We'll get you set up.

    Skype will become much more important when we handle more difficult challenges as a group such as PvP or dungeon/boss encounters, when we will need to update each other very quickly on the ever changing situation.

    IN CHARACTER [IC] CHAT

    This will primarily be handled in public

    /say and /yell, occasionally resorting to /group if the public chat is just too hectic.

    Of course /e or /emote should also be made use off to communicate character actions, expressions, etc.

    ROLE PLAYING THROUGH QUESTS

    Grouping up to Role Play quests can be incredibly fun. However, everyone involved should realize that they will progress through the quest much slower due to the role play 'downtime'. Rather than rushing through a cavern, you may role play that you see tracks, for example. You and your allies might stop to have a discussion or interact with the world between combat.

    During combat situations, deal with the threat first of course. Unless for some reason you want to RP that your character is getting beat up...

    Communicate choices you make while speaking with NPC's to ensure your quest phases align. Treat as much of it as real life as possible.

    ROLE PLAYING IN PVP

    This MIGHT happen, but only in downtime. During battles, it's best to keep chat OOC and concentrated on the task at hand.

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  • ElikalElikal ValhallaPosts: 8,063Member
    Originally posted by Lord.Bachus

    As allways, i plan to do a lot of roleplaying in game...

     

    I have been thinking about a role, and i decided that my main will be a bard, traveling the roads of  tamriel in search of his identity (and soul) ...  the actuall game allows you to start out with a blank sheet, and totally base your character upon ingame actions, as as far is i am concerned, my character has forgotten all about his past when he lost his soul...   "Bachus the Bard"  sounds epic to me...

     

    So anyone else planning to roleplay?

     

    And do you think the setting and game mechanics will support this?

    Teh, one of these days I must meet ya ingame. ^^

     

    And, why to avoid the "tragic past" RP background:

    People don't ask questions to get answers - they ask questions to show how smart they are. - Dogbert

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