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Warcraft Players Show RPing Isn't Dead in MMOs - MMORPG.com

SystemSystem Member UncommonPosts: 3,129
edited September 2019 in News & Features Discussion

imageWarcraft Players Show RPing Isn't Dead in MMOs - MMORPG.com

All is not lost, fans of RP'ing in MMOs. World of Warcraft players rioted against the Banshee Queen by standing atop Orgrimmar gates on the Argent Dawn EU-RP server recently.

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  • NephethNepheth Member RarePosts: 431
    Ahh my realm on the retail. The only reason I played BfA that long even tho I hated the expansion. The community, events and my guild combined was such an amazing experience.
    ZenJelly
  • AmatheAmathe Member LegendaryPosts: 6,392
    Kudos to the roleplayers. They are the only ones keeping the RP in mmoRPg alive.
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  • ForeverdreamForeverdream Member UncommonPosts: 130
    Rping never died, just went niche, well its always been kinda niche.


    best RP ive seen ever was in age of conan

  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 21,947
    Umm but it is dead for all practical purposes - been dead for a long time.

    Sure there is some tiny fraction of a % still RPing - but it is very much dead for the remaining 99%
    ZenJellyPalebane
  • AmatheAmathe Member LegendaryPosts: 6,392
    I remember my first week in Everquest. I knew absolutely nothing about roleplaying. I came across this dwarf and he engaged me in conversation. But not like a regular dude. Like a dwarf. He asked me if I could spare some water, for he was sorely thirsty. I said sure, and started explaining how easy water was to come by. He just thanked me. We parted company, and later I realized I had just met my first role player.
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  • YaevinduskYaevindusk Member RarePosts: 2,092
    Good to see some RP in WoW still. Moved to FFXIV for RP a while back since the % of people who RP'd on Balmung -- and now also Mateus -- was so incredibly high. Though it helps when the producer director is an RPer and frequently puts in new RP systems and items that cater to it. But with the opening of Balmung it went from a paradise to just okay since gil-sellers populated the market boards and popular hanging spots. Still quite a bit in the open, but much of it has just moved to housing districts and event planning on popular FFXIV RP sites.
    ZenJelly
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  • LawlmonsterLawlmonster Member UncommonPosts: 1,085
    edited September 2019
    I've been RP'ing on WoW for around four or five years now, and the community is bustling. When I first showed up, I was used to RP'ing on UO private servers and Project Zomboid, where the total online player count was often, at the highest, around twenty strong. Logging into Stormwind for the first time and seeing hundreds of characters with RP profiles (using TRP and MRP) was pretty amazing. Lately, from what I understand, there's been a formidable migration from Wyrmrest Accord -- where I used to RP -- over to Moon Guard, but talking to the people I know who are still kicking around, the RP was generally the only thing keeping us playing BFA for as long as we did.
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  • AeanderAeander Member LegendaryPosts: 5,104
    Roleplaying was never dead. It usually just involves whips, chains, and Japanese schoolgirl uniforms.
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  • MMOGamer71MMOGamer71 Member UncommonPosts: 1,977
    I've been RPing in MMORPG's since I left WoW after Lich King.  BTW is that screenshot showing RP of people sitting in Dungeon Queues?
    ZenJelly
  • Prime_DirectivePrime_Directive Member EpicPosts: 1,917
    edited September 2019
    o ok so kok is the only place rp iexist. fuck them and fuck this article. troll bait garbage.
    ZenJellyDarkpigeon
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  • Prime_DirectivePrime_Directive Member EpicPosts: 1,917
    edited September 2019
    derp
    There is a multiverse inside our minds which millions live.
  • Prime_DirectivePrime_Directive Member EpicPosts: 1,917
    thank you, I just made a piece of art work that made me feel so much better, carry on :)
    There is a multiverse inside our minds which millions live.
  • UtinniUtinni Member RarePosts: 1,385


    I've been RPing in MMORPG's since I left WoW after Lich King.  BTW is that screenshot showing RP of people sitting in Dungeon Queues?



    I don't see any LFD UI elements in that screenshot.
  • ThaneThane Member RarePosts: 3,484
    and that's what happens when too many allies join the horde.
    Torval

    "I'll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up! Not me!"

  • XodicXodic Member EpicPosts: 1,052
    I run into people role playing as anonymous assholes all the time. It isn't dead.
    Torvalgastovski1Palebane
  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 19,934
    Sorry Shank, LotRO would like to have a word with you about quality and quantity of RP. Glad to see the ERPers are happy in Goldshire though. Haha, I kid!
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  • AoriAori Member EpicPosts: 4,174
    RP never went anywhere, the communities are strong on several servers. Even on Emerald Dream the all Dwarf pvp guild still assembles, rallies, gets into formation, does speeches and has victory parades after battles. Not as grand as they once were though, a lot less people than in their hayday.
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  • RaquisRaquis Member UncommonPosts: 1,009
    make now mmo`s Blizzard!
  • RobokappRobokapp Member RarePosts: 6,163
    Raquis said:
    make now mmo`s Blizzard!
    just came out a month ago.

    image

  • DarthDowtyDarthDowty Member UncommonPosts: 33
    I don't RP, but do enjoy playing on RP servers. RPers add so much to the world. It's like havint additional NPCs or actors whilst you are playing.
    Gobstopper3Duriel_mafessZenJelly
  • PhryPhry Member LegendaryPosts: 11,004
    Thane said:
    and that's what happens when too many allies join the horde.
    The Horde no longer has a Warchief, with Sylvannas killing off the last one there aren't any more that are 'capable' of replacing him. :/
  • Gobstopper3DGobstopper3D Member RarePosts: 867
    My guess is Bane picks up the mantle, but who knows. I don't think Thrall wants it.

    As far as RP goes, I don't do it, but I always roll on RP servers. The community tends to be a bit better overall. Like was already mentioned, I like watching people having an in-character conversation. On occasion I will join in for a few lines, but that is the extent of RP for me.

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  • UnbinoUnbino Member UncommonPosts: 33
    RP its not dead at all. I have been RP since i left WoW
  • MMOGamer71MMOGamer71 Member UncommonPosts: 1,977
    Utinni said:


    I've been RPing in MMORPG's since I left WoW after Lich King.  BTW is that screenshot showing RP of people sitting in Dungeon Queues?



    I don't see any LFD UI elements in that screenshot.

    You can't hide the UI (like in every MMORPG) in WoW anymore to take screenshots?
  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member LegendaryPosts: 6,869
    In other interesting wow related news, Youtube is actually supporting ads for level boosts in WoW Classic. I guess its no real surprise though since they've been supporting raid clearing services for years now on retail.
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