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Is attempting to Role Play that common?

  • Mintaka5
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    I tried role playing once...

    As awkward as the creepy neighbor next door watching me swim in my pool when I was a kid.
    #buffsorcs

    Play style. Style of play. Play with style!

    PC/NA - Altmer MagSorc DPS

    Blood for the Pact!
  • kadochka
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    Hey @SantieClaws, I think I may had gotten an idea for a character?
    So, ahem, I mayormaynot have found a couple copies of the LAM in-game while thinking about this.. and I thought it would be funny if I made, say.. a Breton male, with his personality being that he flirts with pretty much everyone (perhaps of both genders). Mainly cause I like to mess with my characters.. also, he could be a vamp?! And maybe a drinker..
    I have all of Leila's info and pictures saved, so she'll still exist. She, however, no longer exists as a slot in my game. Rest in peace, dearie; I'll see you in your stories!
    So think I'm ready to make a new char.. just need to pick a class and name! :D
    Nightblade fits best, but is kind of unoriginal... I don't wanna do a DK or Templar, cause fire and (holy) sunlight. So.. I'd like Sorc or NB.. Gotta think of this from a story perspective, too.
    edit: I have a magsorc... but no magblades! NB it is, I guess... I'll update with new info in a bit~
    edit 2: His name is Aiden Frindiil, made him a NB. I may have leaned too much on the, uh, 'hot vampire' personality, but... need to go get a vamp bite now!
    Edited by kadochka on December 12, 2018 1:56AM
    NA & EU, all PC!
    🐱 @kadochka the cat mom 🐱

    About: my characters and me:
    MY MAINS (all female characters):
    NA:
    Ruvaakro Nahkriin - Breton blazing tank, vamp
    Lahvraan Do Onikaan - Altmer healplar
    Haziel-la - sweet, chubby kitty chef, mama role
    EU:
    Orthuna gra-Murug - big orcsorc, chef, mama role
    Penelope Hunter - Breton healplar
    Can't-Heal-Will-Revive - derpy Argonian warden tank, real name Izelda
    Kamii Ob’zahari - totally law-abiding, non-thief Khajiit
    I'm a female who's probably on the younger side of the playerbase, who played beta (got the monkey!) but stopped when it became P2P, and who lives in NA but plays more on EU (I do play NA sometimes, though). I love lore, backstories, and RP; I'm a casual player, I don't PvP, and I've never done a Trial. : ) My guilds are full, apologies, but I wouldn't mind making a few new friends!
  • tamburello7
    tamburello7
    Soul Shriven
    I think there's a definite handicap for people who want to roleplay consistently. Even if you don't stay in character the entire time you're in chat, just creating a character with a personality and back story is hard. The game is mostly easy to do solo, but in certain areas (ahem, Craglorn) you can't do PVE solo. Grouping is what people naturally fall into after a certain level, and if you're in a guild, that's all anyone wants to do. Unfortunately, I find it very rare (I've yet to find any actually. People say they will, but when it comes to actually doing it they have better things to do) for people who do dungeons or group PVE to actually stop and listen to questgivers, ask the questions that flesh out the story, and consider decisions based on what their character would think. I've done a handful of dungeons with activity finder and I couldn't tell you anything about the quest involved in any of them. As a healer, I had to chase my group the entire time, every time. It mystifies me really, because in my mind, that's the only way the game is enjoyable. Seeking achievement after achievement seems hollow and more like work. Stories are the thing that makes ESO fun. It shouldn't be a mad scramble to get to the end of the dungeon and sell your loot, and yet, that's what it seems like EVERYONE does. I wouldn't mind it if the same content could be soloed, but it can't (ahem, trials). I imagine there are others like me out there, but we seem to be scattered enough that it's hard to find each other. Limiting myself to solo content is going to get old quick.
  • Ansuzgardaraivo
    @tamburello7
    Isn’t that the case in most multiplayer games? Everyone is just RUSHING all the time and I just hate it. That’t why I never play any multiplayer game with random players.
    Either I know you and I know we are both looking for a same game experience or I’d rather play with bots or solo.
    Khaos Keraunos Kybernetos
  • Arunei
    Arunei
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    RP is getting harder and harder to find in ESO if you're like me and don't want to go to what's pretty much the only reliable place for RP, that being the Withered Tree in Riften. Housing is partly responsible for it, as people prefer to do their RP in places where trolls can't interrupt, but imo the biggest nail in the coffin for RP in ESO is how 1T introduced more instances. These days it's next to impossible to find RP outside the Tree; you generally need to have someone in one of your guilds or on your friends list you can TP to for a populated instance in other places.

    That being said, if anyone wants to RP, I'm on PC-NA, though I can do stuff on Discord too. My signature contains very brief and vague outlines of the various characters I have, though some of them I don't really RP with or have only done IC stuff with them a few times. Anyone who's interested in asking questions or setting something up or anything really is free to PM me, either here or in-game. I'm always down to help people out who want to try RP or have questions, and meeting new people is fun :D.
    Stands-Against-Death: Max CP Argonian Magplar Healer - Crafter
    Speaks-To-Stars: Max CP Argonian Magsorc DPS - Original RP character, retired
    Kiju Veran: Max CP Khajiit Stamblade DPS - Ex-Fighters Guild Suthay, nicknamed Tinykat
    Niralae Elsinal: Max CP Altmer Stamsorc DPS - Young Altmer with way too much Magicka
    Sarah Lacroix: Max CP Breton Magsorc DPS - Fledgling Vampire who drinks too much water
    Slondor: Max CP Nord Tankblade - TESified verson of Slenderman
    Marius Vastino: Max CP Breton Stamden DPS - Sarah's sire who likes to monologue and is ICly an Imperial
    Delthor Rellenar: Max CP Dunmer Magknight DPS - Sarah's ex who's a complete jerkface
    Oreno: Max CP Altmer Tankden - Old Altmerboi who's cursed with unlife, nicknamed Oreo
    Lirawyn: Max CP Altmer Magplar Healer - Traveling performer who's 101% vanilla bean
    Gondryn Beldeau: Breton Tankplar - Sarah's Mages Guild mentor and certified badass old person
    Arantil: Altmer <placeholder since I have no idea what I'm doing with him> - One of Lira's three older brothers who dislikes most of her friends

    PC - NA - EP
    Avid RPer. Hit me up in-game @Ras_Lei if you're interested in getting together for some arr-pee shenanigans!
  • Malfoy
    Malfoy
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    As a noble Dunmer, I can assure all visitors of an excellent time visiting my tavern - once it is finished.
    Being a Vampyre and feared by most doesn't pay very well, regretfully.

    You can find me as my alias GT MalekithMalfoy.

    Free ale and sweetrolls for all!
    I am compiled of trillions of neutrons, passing by planes of existences. I am the spark that lit the change.
  • kadochka
    kadochka
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    Malfoy wrote: »
    As a noble Dunmer, I can assure all visitors of an excellent time visiting my tavern - once it is finished.
    Being a Vampyre and feared by most doesn't pay very well, regretfully.

    You can find me as my alias GT MalekithMalfoy.

    Free ale and sweetrolls for all!
    Aw, wish I was on your platform..
    Edited by kadochka on December 28, 2018 5:41AM
    NA & EU, all PC!
    🐱 @kadochka the cat mom 🐱

    About: my characters and me:
    MY MAINS (all female characters):
    NA:
    Ruvaakro Nahkriin - Breton blazing tank, vamp
    Lahvraan Do Onikaan - Altmer healplar
    Haziel-la - sweet, chubby kitty chef, mama role
    EU:
    Orthuna gra-Murug - big orcsorc, chef, mama role
    Penelope Hunter - Breton healplar
    Can't-Heal-Will-Revive - derpy Argonian warden tank, real name Izelda
    Kamii Ob’zahari - totally law-abiding, non-thief Khajiit
    I'm a female who's probably on the younger side of the playerbase, who played beta (got the monkey!) but stopped when it became P2P, and who lives in NA but plays more on EU (I do play NA sometimes, though). I love lore, backstories, and RP; I'm a casual player, I don't PvP, and I've never done a Trial. : ) My guilds are full, apologies, but I wouldn't mind making a few new friends!
  • Iccotak
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    I try to stay in character in general. This includes Discord adventuring together
    If I want to roll dice then I will play tabletop D&D
  • StormChaser3000
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    I guess my RP is limited only to asking "Are you ready, mortal?" when I turn people into vamps by the shrine xD

    Overall I'm curious to try it, but so far all RP I saw ingame (at taverns) was dreadfully boring. I can't read that stuff for more than 5 mins since I start yawning. That keeps me away from RP guilds and RP overall.
  • adriant1978
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    I guess my RP is limited only to asking "Are you ready, mortal?" when I turn people into vamps by the shrine xD

    I once had someone whisper "bite me, my lady, I desire to share your dark gift" to my character when I was loitering at the shrine, and then bow after I'd done the deed.

    I don't RP myself but it made a nice change from "u got bite". :)

  • LuciusOctavio
    LuciusOctavio
    Soul Shriven
    Nice topic,

    Its hard to Roleplay 100%, there will always be something to break immersion. What I do with my Roleplay is extend it outside of the game, I built up a FB page, I built a webpage and my FB account is my character from ESO. I reply often, I help as much as possible to build my characters identity. So they actually exist.

    Then its all about Story, have to have an incredible story to back your character. Thankfully ES has the perfect canvas for fan fiction stories. Potential is unlimited, a lot of ES stories have come from our own history.

    I built a guild in game, callled The Holy Order of Arkay, its purpose is to rid Nirn of Necromancy, maintain Tombs through sanctification and establish Chapels all over Tamriel. Its the Parochial order of Arkay, I felt the priests needed more love in ESO as they seem a little asthetic.

    https://breathofarkay.wixsite.com/hoa2332

    https://facebook.com/hoa2332/
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