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Monotonous Role-playing!

NekoTashi
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Since the beginning of playing TESO I've noticed that when you role-play with someone it always go's to the same old point! The person starts to flirt with you and he or she eventually hints at wanting to be in a love (or sexual) relationship with you lol. And this happened to me a lot. Which makes role-playing super boring to me. THIS IS NOT TINDER GUYS!!! If you want a virtual girlfriend or boyfriend, go seek somewhere else please! Or at least have the courtesy to ask/discuss with the person FIRST before you are about to role-play with someone!!! Ask if he or she is interested in having such role-play relationship. And if the person isn't interested, then don't question why!!! Just respect his or hers decision and move on.

I love role-playing, but this kind of "role-playing" to me it isn't fun. And this always happens the same old way. It makes me think if this "style" of role-playing is more common then the role-play I have in mind lol. Which is none-existent apparently.

My type of role-playing is to encounter someone who likes to hang out with my cat character and just do cool adventures together. Do some housing, fishing and other fun stuff. Not to have any love/sexual relationship with lol. If I want to do that then I go to Tinder or any other dating site. And what disgusts me the most (even virtually) is humans who try to have a love/sexual relationship with a cat/khajiit!!! HUMANS WITH CATS!!!! That's disgusting even if its not reality! It makes me so sick that I really am about to close the whole role-play idea out of my mind in general. Cause TESO's community isn't prepared for decent role-play apparently (speaking about the PS4/EU community). Which is sad tbh.

So my 2 questions for this topic are:
  1. Is this kind of role-play common and normal?!
  2. Or do think like me that its too monotonous and boring/disgusting?!

Let me know (in a civil way) what you think about this topic.
Edited by NekoTashi on June 15, 2019 12:16AM
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  • idk
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    You need to find people who want to RP instead of ERP. What OP is describing sounds more like really lonely people.

    Granted, it may be difficult to find people actually into developing good RP as most of the real RP community that was interested in ESO did not come or did not stay long after Zos consciously dropped support for the RP community that they originally said they would be supporting strongly.

    Oh, and yes, people that get into actual RP outside of ERP do sometimes get into ERP but they are not the type to start off with ERP as OP is describing. And no, I cannot help OP as those I know that were really into RP bailed on ESO when the Zos bailed on them as described above.
    Really, idk
  • Ihsan997
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    idk wrote: »
    You need to find people who want to RP instead of ERP. What OP is describing sounds more like really lonely people.

    Granted, it may be difficult to find people actually into developing good RP as most of the real RP community that was interested in ESO did not come or did not stay long after Zos consciously dropped support for the RP community that they originally said they would be supporting strongly.

    Oh, and yes, people that get into actual RP outside of ERP do sometimes get into ERP but they are not the type to start off with ERP as OP is describing. And no, I cannot help OP as those I know that were really into RP bailed on ESO when the Zos bailed on them as described above.

    That’s interesting...I’m a new player, so I wasn’t aware that Zod once supported RP’ers and then stopped. When did that happen and how, if you don’t mind my asking?
  • jircris11
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    idk wrote: »
    You need to find people who want to RP instead of ERP. What OP is describing sounds more like really lonely people.

    Granted, it may be difficult to find people actually into developing good RP as most of the real RP community that was interested in ESO did not come or did not stay long after Zos consciously dropped support for the RP community that they originally said they would be supporting strongly.

    Oh, and yes, people that get into actual RP outside of ERP do sometimes get into ERP but they are not the type to start off with ERP as OP is describing. And no, I cannot help OP as those I know that were really into RP bailed on ESO when the Zos bailed on them as described above.

    Though I agree a lot of ppl seem fixed on erp, i would like to correct that a TRUE romance rp is us not erp based. My khajiit female has had a lover for a while and that stuff rarely happens. It's usually adventuring or working at our inn. If a romantic moment does happen we put it up to vote, type it or FTB (fade to black). As fir the rp community, it is still rather large.
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  • wishlist14
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    It's even worse when you help someone out by crafting them some gear and next thing they are calling you their e-wife.
    Even crafters aren't safe from erpers errr I mean derp-ers....nah they are really just desperate.
    Edited by wishlist14 on June 18, 2019 10:54AM
  • worrallj
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    I've tried to RP a couple times and never really ran into this problem tbh. I find it boring more because unless an incredible amount of planning goes into it is typically reduced to a bunch of nerds standing idle in a tavern awkwardly making small talk in slow motion.
    Ihsan997 wrote: »
    idk wrote: »
    You need to find people who want to RP instead of ERP. What OP is describing sounds more like really lonely people.

    Granted, it may be difficult to find people actually into developing good RP as most of the real RP community that was interested in ESO did not come or did not stay long after Zos consciously dropped support for the RP community that they originally said they would be supporting strongly.

    Oh, and yes, people that get into actual RP outside of ERP do sometimes get into ERP but they are not the type to start off with ERP as OP is describing. And no, I cannot help OP as those I know that were really into RP bailed on ESO when the Zos bailed on them as described above.

    That’s interesting...I’m a new player, so I wasn’t aware that Zod once supported RP’ers and then stopped. When did that happen and how, if you don’t mind my asking?

    I'm curious about that too, I'm not a new player but didn't used to follow this kind of stuff.
    Edited by worrallj on June 18, 2019 12:52PM
  • Nestor
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    Odd, the last thing that would enter my mind playing a game was trying to get laid.

    I have had players flirt with my female avatars, and like real life, they ignore the Male ones. I never encouraged the flirting so I don't know how far it would have gone.
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  • x48rph
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    As far as humans and cats, this is a fantasy world not RL. Enough said there.

    As to the other it really depends. If the other persons goal is just to turn it into a bunch erp instead of meaningful RP then yeah, I would bail on that as well. But in general love and romance can add a lot to character development and a role playing experience. It has a broad appeal to a lot of people for various reasons that have nothing to do with being creepy (Plenty of RPers like romance but never erp and instead just ftb for those scenes). That doesn't mean your character has to be receptive to such advances. If ICly, they would not be interested then just RP it that way . If the other person suddenly has zero interest in RPing with you afterwards, then you probably didn't want to rp with them in the first place.

    Also keep in mind also that just because your character rejected their advances doesn't mean their character will stop trying if ICly that is how their character is written. If something is really bothering you don't be afraid to discuss it with them OOCly. You can't really judge them based on IC stuff after all as they are not their character and visa versa.
  • Turelus
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    Not something I have come across but that might be as I've only used my make characters to RP and also generally just act like a insufferable Dunmer mage.

    Some of the other games I played and was much more active in the RP scene there did tend to be basically two camps which people would eventually fall into, those looking for relationship RP or those constantly looking for conflict RP.
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  • Marginis
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    There are... a lot of roleplayers like that out there. Many in my experience come from other games looking almost entirely just for that. As a guildmaster of a roleplaying guild I have to deal with those types of roleplayers more than many, but I do try and keep that kind of stuff out of my guild so that people who don't want that can still roleplay.

    It seems a lost art at times, roleplaying such that you're not just ruining the roleplaying for everyone else, but I can guarantee you there are a lot of people out there who specifically don't want to roleplay in a way that ruins it.
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  • kaisernick
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    One of my characters flirst but thats just her nature i dont plan to ERP her at all she just has that type of personality.
  • Akihiro
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    I'm not an rper, but I like to go to the riften inn to watch people rp. A few days ago, someone tried to engage in rp with me. I thought I would try to humor them, even though I do not like to rp myself, and normally would not participate. They kept complimenting my character's appearance. The first compliment, I was like "oh, that's nice", but then it happened again... and again... and again. I think you guys get where I'm going with this. :joy:

    It seemed a little strange for them to continually compliment my appearance, but I thought they were just being nice. Apparently I was so incredibly dense, because the person had to come out and say they were trying to flirt with me. :scream: :scream: :scream: After that, I made a smooth exit and immediately logged out. :joy: That was sooooo bad lol

    I don't really care what people do, but if you're going to rp flirt, please make sure the other person is cool with it first! This was a really awkward experience for me. :sweat_smile:
    Nestor wrote: »
    Odd, the last thing that would enter my mind playing a game was trying to get laid.

    I have had players flirt with my female avatars, and like real life, they ignore the Male ones. I never encouraged the flirting so I don't know how far it would have gone.
    My character is male, and the person who was trying to flirt had a male character. No one is safe! ahahaha :joy:
    Edited by Akihiro on July 15, 2019 7:06PM
  • Mason_King
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    Ultimately it depends on what you want to do.

    I play with my friends, those I see and hang out outside of the game with on a daily basis. We joke and fool around, for example, My friend and I we delve together and do dungeons and my other friend joked that we're essentially married, by the and it's pretty accurate. So it was a running joke, and then we married our characters.

    We used the Jewelry Crafting and made us two silver rings with protective traits and we took them to a Chapel in Alik'r, and our other friend enchanted the rings, as a "blessing." Even tho it started out as a Joke it was fun to do and to put that time in, and I think it gives armor and weapons more meaning and worth if you put a story behind it.

    Personally I think it's weird to RP with someone you've never talked to outside of the game to do that kind of stuff with, but if both of you feel like it should go in that direction, then drive it. if you don't want it to then try to turn the role play in another direction.
  • Recent
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    That type of thing happened to me a lot and I don't even rp lol

    One dude friended me and 3 days later started calling me his E-wife. I never knew there was such a thing as an E-wife. I just laughed at him and then he got worse so I deleted him from my friends list by blocking him.

    Another dude I helped out with some low level green gear became my slave and would show up at my house and hammer my walls...my walls were fine. Blocked.

    Now I have no friends ...safer. I seem to attract all the weirdos.
  • Freddycruz89
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    Not everyone is a pervert. RP is alive and well in the PS4 NA Community, but can't really speak for the others.

    My advise would be: Make sure to point out OOC that you are not looking for erotic role play or even romance. A genuine roleplayer will respect that, a pervert will insist.

    Safe travels friend. Stay to the main roads eh ;)

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  • goatlyonesub17_ESO
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    2Weenies wrote: »
    b]Please, always get the consent of others when it comes to RP![/b]

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