Back in the early 1990s, I glommed onto Star Trek bulletin board systems in the hopes that I might connect with some fellow Trekkies. It was there that I discovered an ongoing roleplaying game that took place on a starship with numerous decks and rooms. I thought it was the niftiest thing, so I created a character and joined in with the fun.
Of course, being 12 years old, the character I created was the biggest Mary Sue you’ve ever seen. I was a Vulcan ex-Borg who immediately tried to take center stage and hijack the ship for my own adventures. After a night or two of that, the sysadmin kicked me out of the game after chewing me out. At the time, I really had no idea what I had done that was wrong, so I slunk away feeling incredibly embarrassed and stupid.
Obviously, that experience hasn’t scarred me for life or anything. What about you? What was your most awkward roleplaying experience in an MMO? It could be something you were a part of — or something you witnessed. Let’s get dorky together!