The Daily Grind: What keeps you from roleplaying?

At its core, this is just a couples' shot.

I really, really enjoy roleplaying. It’s one of the biggest ways that I enjoy a game. I like coming up with elaborate character backstories and living the lives of these people, which invariably turns into some combination of mundane drama spiced up with the supernatural. Yes, my main character in Final Fantasy XIV is an assassin with magical knowledge who had her entire body reconstructed at one point, but a good portion of her life is still having tea and enjoying a night out with friends and family.

But not everyone roleplays, and even those of us who do sometimes find something holding us back (lack of available partners, for example). So what keeps you from roleplaying? Is it a lack of desire, a complex schedule of availability, fear, or something else altogether?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!
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