I do not really RP, beyond the creative thinking behind my builds, I do think carefully about the name and there is meaning behind every one of my 15 characters names (the majority of which are off meta, themed/fun builds), I think carefully about their look, which is closely linked to the theme of the build. I do imagine for my own pleasure, about the nature of the character, but all are to a greater or lesser extent, extensions of myself in this respect.
With that said, I have always been intrigued by RP and the community... what I wonder is how do RP players actually approach the build of their characters? Are you using meta builds? Do you even care about the build? Do the skills and passives you choose matter to you or the RP community? Do the sets matter to you beyond the aesthetics? Do your RP characters also have to be viable in game for content, or does that not matter? etc.
Thanks in advance.