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    Shadowlander
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    Default What defines *good* roleplay to you?

    Simple question. As Faeblight has accumulated refugees from other shards, the question has come to my mind often. I know most of us feel roleplay has become so rare we'll take what we can get.

    However, what do you think defines good, quality roleplay?

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    Sword of Telara
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    Thinking on your feet.

    It's all well and good to come up with an elaborate backstory, a grandiose plan. It's another entirely to put it out into the wild and improvise - successfully.

    It's the same thing that differs great DMs from "that dumbass we visit once a week who railroads everything".

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    A good roleplay is a roleplay I enjoy.
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    A little sexism each day keeps the bikini's at bay.. nothing to see here folks.

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    Interactive stuff, for me. I like setting up plotlines for people rather than have them dance to my strings about my character's onerous burden as a blind badger, or whatever. Emotes that invite a conversation, or let you know what's going on, are always +1.

    It's nice when people are comfortable enough with their character to know how to respond to things, without there being a sudden lurch in the conversation or a re-direct back to themselves.

    Imagination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akamhara View Post
    Interactive stuff, for me. I like setting up plotlines for people rather than have them dance to my strings about my character's onerous burden as a blind badger, or whatever. Emotes that invite a conversation, or let you know what's going on, are always +1.
    I second this! Running plots for others' enjoyment is just as satisfying to me as partaking in them myself. I love surprising other players with plot twists, and watching them come up with some VERY creative solutions that I never would have considered.

    I am also not a big fan of chit-chat...if I'm going to sit down to a conversation, I'd rather discuss something meaningful to either my character or to the person I'm talking with. I love delving into their backstory and comparing world viewpoints on whatever topics our conversation happens to turn to. As a result, I end up being not very good with large-group-RP...but to each their own, right? ;-)
    "You haven't just crossed over to the Dark Side...you're baking the damn cookies!"

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    no out of character brackets when engaged in roleplaying, like ((thanks for the roleplay, I have to go to work now)) in the same channel you were just roleplaying in, whispers are better I feel for letting someone know this.

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