Aw, wish I was on your platform..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 guess my RP is limited only to asking "Are you ready, mortal?" when I turn people into vamps by the shrine xD
You can always NOT go into area chat and turn it off........
And you don't see the countless names along the vein of "sylvanas windstrider" and "blah blah blah targaryan" "Connor of Northern Shadows" or whatever? I'd say those are definitely RP'ers.....
I've been roleplaying for 15 years and gotta say its mainly on PC. A lot of casual RPers give us a bad name by either being hyper-vanilla (just sitting around in a social setting and doing normal every day things in a fantasy setting where you could be anyone) or the other way around where XxXdarkSasukeXxX wants to be a demon warlord with cringy powers. You have to dig around to find good roleplay. Not enough great roleplayers out there.
Maaaaaan, you must not have ever gone to the Tree. The number of people there who actually DO godmode ridiculous characters, or play open Vamps/WW/Deadra/other socially unaccepted sort, rather than playing average people who happen to have skills and trades is astounding. In fact I haven't gone to that place in seven or so months now just because of how cringe it all became. Always some sort of drama, be it IC or OOC, going on out there too.
That being said, I have average characters like a bard and a healer, I have Vamps and adventurers, I have mercs. They all have their strengths and weaknesses to balance them. People who see a competent or established character as 'OP' are probably the ones also playing the super edgy all-powerful Vampire who orders blood from the tavern. Because, you know, Vampires aren't reviled and feared throughout Tamriel and generally considered KOS. Nope, it's 100% natural for a tavern to stock blood for Vamps.
I never understood RP dueling. Just because my character might be able to win a PvP fight, or might NOT be able to, doesn't have any bearing on my character's actual combat prowess. OOC things like gear setup and CP have no bearing on my character's RP abilities. Just because I suck at PvP doesn't mean my character ICly sucks at fighting. People who equate OOC PvP and IC RP combat are those sorts who can't distinguish IC from OOC.
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.