Veteran RPer Perspective on 42
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I was the same old veteran six years ago, after having been around since 2003-2004ish, ranting and rambling about the shift in the roleplay community, here's the hard truth. Many of you now who are speaking about the good times and what bad things caused the community to get where it is now, did the exact same thing to the even older community when you came in.
Nobody wanted to listen back then when a handful of us very very old roleplayers tried to warn people about what would happen with a certain continued behavior and here we are. Ultimately it's not entirely the fault of the community, it's also the state of the game and the state of MMORPG's in general.
08-Jan-2019 05:07:37 - Last edited on 08-Jan-2019 05:08:31 by Torwulf
While SWTOR-RP on the Darth Malgus server is now my home and many i rped with on RS have followed me there w42 will always have a special point of fondness in my memory and it would be great to see it surge back to life.
So fingers crossed!
As someone who did his best to become acquainted with and remain in the good graces of a large amount of the RP cliques, it was always saddening to see and hear about my friends and acquaintances split up into smaller and smaller groups - over OOC issues no less.
My experience in SWTOR RP has shown me that POCs are not the way to go. POCs create environments where the ruling clique lord over everyone else in their domain. And when they clash against each other, OOC toxicity incited by greed occurs. Not to mention it is breaking lore to erase figures such as King Roald, Lady Vanescula, Sir Tiffy Cashien, King Lathas, etc. While half of those names may not mean much in Runescape - it was impossible to erase the existence of figures like Darth Malgus, Darth Marr, Satele Shan, and the like. The RP guilds that did were largely ignored by the rest. Ironically, the best example of lorebreaking with POCs was with my origins in the Rovins. (Ask for me if you want to know more)
It is better to create RP groups and environments around what exists. Lore can be bent far enough for this to work. It promotes more originality and creativity over the POC formula.
CONTINUED The only Way
16-Jan-2019 23:41:30 - Last edited on 16-Jan-2019 23:42:25 by W a y
- The old conflict over Ardougne. (I was not around for this, I remember Ellen mentioning it)
- The Vampyre Invasion of Varrock
- Undead Invasion of Ardougne
- Lumbridge Crater
- Bar Crawls
- Stellybum's Story in which Gielinor was invaded (My personal favorite of this list. It was too bad people started not showing up, it had a lot of potential)
*I have left out small and/or private RPs from this list.
I have not played video games for some time due to joint pain. I currently cannot handle WASD movement or intensive clicking. RS Roleplay involves neither, so I will be browsing the forums to see what I can find. (Plus, I want to complete RS3's story content.) If you want to contact me, speak to Shawdow.
- Way The only Way
Honestly, I don't even know why I'm still here aside from the fact I really hope to see some new people to interact with that haven't been poisoned by what's left of the elitists one day.
I think we've pretty much all said that the community has been dying for years now. It was kind of a meme, then became more of a real thing. But I don't think it's a bad thing. I think it's just kind of something that happens. There have been good and bad groups during the time, and I don't think anyone's really to blame. I think we're all just growing up and leaving.
However, I believe there is something to be said about the nature of W42. While my interactions with individuals have mostly been lovely and memory-making, the interactions between groups have been hellish at times. Like, a lot of times. I think it's interesting how many people have come together and participated in the grand story that this world has made.
I think everyone has memories here - someone once told me that you never really quit RP. You just take extended breaks. I could talk a lot about how good and bad it was, but I think it's better to just leave with this. Don't stop roleplaying. Like, all of you, really. Don't care how much you knew me or liked me. I'm just honoured to have enjoyed what was with all of you.
I just want everyone to have the ability to roleplay and not feel persecuted for who they are outside of roleplay. As people before me have said, it's an escape. It shouldn't stress you out or hurt you unless you want that kind of escape.
So uhh. Hope my rambling wasn't too frenetic. And I hope you all find somewhere lovely to tell stories. If you need to contact me, I'm around here and there.
Basically Fortnite. Phsychology...