Sword and Bored: Pub roleplay

I’ve been inspired to jump back into some more roleplay in my MMOs. I realized that I have the most fun in games when I can immerse myself in a character and live out some of the joys and frustrations of living in the world he lives in.

As readers of this comic know, one of Mo’s friends is a roleplayer, too. One of the common hangouts for roleplayers across the MMOscape is the local pub, but unfortunately, that often means the dreaded Pub Roleplay. So let’s follow Amilya up to the bar in this week’s comic…

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melissaheather
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melissaheather

My favorite “pub roleplay” was definitely Star Wars Galaxies, pre-NGE.

They generally had anywhere from a handful of people in them to standing room only, although some of the dancers were running scripts, they were social hubs and necessary, and people needed Entertainers to heal battle fatigue.    This need forced socialization, it was brilliant.   It would be part of any game I ever imagined.   Entertainers need to be needed, and Battle Fatigue made sure that people who did nothing but quest and fight alla time would need the Entertainers eventually, and ’round they’d come. 
Hey, I’m halfway to writing a Cher song here
.. gypsies, tramps and thieves… (hums)

Liqua
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Liqua

Dragonchirps ToyFuzion

What’s your IGN?

Veldan
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Veldan

Zulika_Mi_Nam I feel the same way

Veldan
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Veldan

lol

Apollymi
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Apollymi

“Drop rate on pants”

*giggles*

Dragonchirps
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Dragonchirps

AilsaN10 This. I love my RP guild in TSW for this very reason!

Dragonchirps
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Dragonchirps

ToyFuzion Come RP with us on TSW! :D

Zulika_Mi_Nam
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Zulika_Mi_Nam

I put about 10 hours into the TERA RP server last week, my standard MMO trial time, on the most non RP –  RP server I have ever seen.
The biggest wtf moment I have had in a while was when I saw a police car, looked in the shop yep there they are along with instant lvl 60 scrolls. I took one last look around and uninstalled.
I will rarely type a RP line of anything myself, or anything at all for that matter, but I do like being in what that type of community used to be.

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

Apparently /throw beer works wonders on noted visiting PUA’s in Montreal…kinda like what holy water does to vampires. So we need something like that *RP* PUA’s ingame. <3

Oleg Chebeneev
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Oleg Chebeneev

To hell those scrubs that cant roleplay. When I roleplay Im fully in character and speak only in ancient elven tongue. Ladies in SWToR cantinas always fall for it.

wolfyseyes
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wolfyseyes

This is so true it hurts.

ToyFuzion
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ToyFuzion

Quite laughing at the “Drop rate” bubble, too.

The whole pub / cantina / bar scene has become too much like… real life in RP communities. I don’t get it. These places in days of old used to be where RPers went to meet up with new people when they were new to a community, where adventurers gathered to exchange tales over booze and food, and where adventures also hired others to help with adventures. It was a place character networked their jobs, and spread rumors. 

Now? Going into a public RP place ends up being an exercise in frustration when dealing with characters left up to afk, or who don’t know what the heck to do with a RP hook. It’s like they dress them up, stand them at the bar and hope to be a chick / guy magnet with no effort.

I -really- miss the days when RPers used to give their characters reasons to be in a bar, and motivations that drove them to interact with others.

thickenergy
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thickenergy

Heh, snorted at the “drop rate” line.

AilsaN10
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AilsaN10

More often than not these days, cybering is what passes for RP in MMORPGs. I really appreciate when a guild or group of players engages in ACTUAL role-playing (even if it includes a bit of RP flirting, as long as that plays just a small role).

Rozyn
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Rozyn

This was pretty much my experience with the RPers in LOTRO’s pub lol. I’m sure there was much more going on, but I swear every time I went in there… a bunch of dudes hitting on female avatars. It was just A/S/L in RP form.

Omedon
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Omedon

BLOOD NINJA!!! This was awesome!
I think Amilya is my favorite supporting character by a landslide! :)

Damonvile
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Damonvile

Shaddoe Damonvile Oh duh… he has the robe and wizard hat on and everything… /shame

Ramellan
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Ramellan

Waaaahahahahahahahahaaaah! Ooh, oh my sides.

Shaddoe
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Shaddoe

mbbrazen I’ll give you a hint: Know your internet memes.

Shaddoe
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Shaddoe

Damonvile As much as I want to tell you, it would probably ruin the joke.

mbbrazen
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mbbrazen

Hilarious! I also wondered about the BN.

Damonvile
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Damonvile

What does BN stand for ?

eLdritchMD
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eLdritchMD

well… I may have used that first one before… successfully :P

BalsBigBrother
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BalsBigBrother

Siphaed Milady, it’s not the size of the wand that matters, but the
magic within :p

Siphaed
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Siphaed

“You must be a mage, because you just cast a spell on me.”

“Is that a wand in my pocket, or am I just happy to see you?”

paragonlostinspace
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paragonlostinspace

Hehe.. the drop rate one just killed it. lol.

CthulhuDawg
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CthulhuDawg

Love it!

camelotcrusade
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camelotcrusade

I’ll stand in for the wizard: “Why is it purple, you ask? Because its EPIC, baby!”

Sixcess
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Sixcess

Great strp this week, and panel 3 is an instant classic.

Cyclone Jack
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Cyclone Jack

LOL!  I lost on the drop rate one.

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