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11 August, 2019

RP from the player’s point of view
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 11:48 PM

Having gotten some experience under my belt with FFXIV’s RP scene, I wanted to write a bit more about RP in MMOs from a practical point of view. First, I want to look at things from a player’s point of view, and how I went about getting involved in RP. Next week we’ll look at things from a developer’s point of view, about how RP looks from the development standpoint.

10 August, 2019

Dealing with Drama
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 11:42 PM

Drama is the bane of communities, and this goes doubly so in RP communities. Hurt feelings get built up to a breaking part until it spills out and gets people upset with each other. I got smacked in the face with some drama today, so let’s take another look at this important topic.

9 August, 2019

More Types of RP
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 11:49 PM

As you get into MMO RP you start to see more types of RP. Just as old-school Vampire LARPers may not quite see eye-to-eye with D&D grognards, you’ll find that different groups have different philosophies in an MMO. Let’s take a look at a few more contrasts between RP that you might find in a game.

8 August, 2019

Other inspirations for RP
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 11:10 PM

Roleplaying is a fun hobby, but it’s more than just worn Player’s Handbooks or people eating roasteth pigeth while staring at pixels on a screen. There’s a lot more that influences it! So let’s take a look at that today and see what inspires some great RP.

7 August, 2019

Different types of RP in MMOs
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 11:52 PM

One issue with RP in MMOs is that there are a lot of different types of RP. As someone what RP they like and you’ll get multiple answers!

So, let’s sort through some types of RP common in games as a foundation for discussing this later.

6 August, 2019

Forum RP
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 11:49 PM

Today, I want to look at forum RP, where people post on forums or forum-like sites in character.

I don’t have a whole lot of experience with it, but I’ve talked to some people who do. So, let’s take a look!

5 August, 2019

Tabletop RP
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 11:45 PM

Let’s take a look at tabletop RP a bit as he start to look toward MMO RP. This is something I know more about since it was my first real RP love.

Let’s descend into the realms of nerdery, papers, pencils, and dice!

4 August, 2019

The plan!
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 11:12 PM

So, usually for Blaugust it’s good to have a plan of attack. Writing a blog post every day when you only post once every.. *looks back at history*… Well, let’s just say it’s not an easy thing even at the best of times.

So, read on for my thoughts about what I’ll post on this month for Blaugust!

3 August, 2019

About Roleplay
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 11:25 PM

Today, I’m going to talk a bit bout roleplaying (RP) in MMOs. A bit of a primer about what I want to talk about this month.

So, let’s get some basics out of the way.

2 August, 2019

What have I been up to?
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 11:35 PM

So, what all have I been up to since I last posted a while back? Besides the Streaming Podcast, I’ve had a few things on my plate.

Read on for details!

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