juicyholes
01/20/15 09:42PM
Do's and Don'ts of RP
If you're going to RP, you need to learn a few of the do's and don'ts. I can't tell you how many people have no clue..

1. DO have context/background in mind when setting up a scenario. Otherwise, a story has no body and can't move.

2. DON'T ask someone to RP without having some ideas in mind, expecting the other person to do all the thinking for you. It takes two to tango.

3. DO be descriptive and detailed in your writing. Treat it as if you were writing a narrative or a short story in collaboration with another person. Describe in detail what your character is doing or thinking or feeling.

4. DON'T just write one liners or several word responses. This is not entertaining for your playmate and it forces them to do all the work

5. DO separate your dialogue from non dialogue. When your character is doing something physical, or feeling something, those descriptions should be closed off by symbols. Popular symbols include *he did this* or ~she felt that~ or -he had never seen such a huge dildo before in his life-. Dialogue can take place outside of the symbols, no quotation marks necessary

6. DO NOT act for your playmate's character. 'Nuff said.

7. DO compromise. If you want another player to cater to your desires, be prepared to cater to theirs. Don't just get your fill and then make some excuse to flake out before you do them the courtesy of showing them a good time, even if it may not be completely your thing. RP should be about give and take.

8. DON'T be selfish. 'Nuff said.

9. DO follow proper etiquette. Don't leave other players hanging. If you have to leave a chat, be courteous and say something, otherwise the other player may be waiting there for a long time when they could be doing other things. Don't take forever to respond when you know someone is waiting on you.

10. DO NOT start what you can't finish. If you start an RP with someone, and spent the time and effort to work together to create a scenario, and ESPECIALLY if you let THEM do all the work, because you couldn't come up with any ideas yourself, then you owe it to the person decent enough to play with you, to remain in the game for more than 10 to 15 minutes. If you KNOW that you'll be leaving within that amount of time, for God's sake, make it known. It can be very frustrating when you've searched for someone to RP with, you've come up with details, and then all of the sudden it's "Hey I gotta go now". If you two agreed on this beforehand, it should be fine. If not, you're being inconsiderate and a poor player.

11. DO NOT, when setting up a scene before the game, make people repeat themselves. Mistakes and confusions will happen, but please maintain a concerted effort to follow instructions without needing them repeated again before the game even starts

This should all be common sense to anyone who grew up with the internet in the late 90's and early 2000's. Unfortunately, a lot of people around here seem to have no idea what they are doing. Think about it.
Urici
01/20/15 09:44PM
Maybe it would be nicer to rename this "Do's and dont's in RP" so that others can link it as well.
juicyholes
01/20/15 09:47PM
Good advice. I will do that.
Killua
01/20/15 09:53PM
May include: Be nice. I had so many people thinking i´m a girl going: "Wanna suck my cock?"..No fuck off
Urici
01/20/15 09:58PM
Or just someone out of the blue 'you wanna rp'
I'm not going to say yes to just 3 fucking words. If you cant open with a normal sentence to greet someone with, its a definitive no.
juicyholes
01/20/15 09:59PM
Good point. I get a lot of people saying "Hey I got a big dick for you to bounce on!" A little naughtiness is ok at first, but save the real raunchy stuff for later in play, like once a theme is established. Heathens..
CorruptiveSuccubus
01/20/15 10:31PM
That's a nice idea you got there, thank you :D
Gloom
01/20/15 11:15PM
Here's some related threads, just to make them easier to find. This thread will be linked in these ones as well.

forum #3172 - Chat and PM Requests
forum #3078 - Roleplayer Inventory: Player List
Rule63MePlease
01/21/15 01:22AM
I don't really know how to role play, I do know a lot about D&D but not about the kind of RPing people do here. I did try to RP with 1 or 2 people on this site, but I think they just hated the way I RP. Also to make things less confusing I came up with this kind of RPing format.

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Normal text of course is what you use to talk to the other players as if your character is saying it to their character.

=Narrations= Used to explan what's happening in the area around the characters or what NPCs are doing. Also to describe details of an object or something a character is seeing, feeling, smelling, tasteing, or hearing.

*Actions* Used when a character is preforming an action so it isn't confused with what they are saying.

{Thoughts} Used to show what the character is thinking.

(Notes) Used to inform a player of information that isn't known to the character or is outside of the story/game/RP.

>Suggestions/Ideas< Used to recommend possible actions or options that the other player could do.
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I think this might make things easier for people that like to RP a lot and a lot of times get things mixed up with the other player. XD
DarkShadow12
01/21/15 02:25AM
Whenever i do actions its normally closed off by

(Action put here)
or
"put action here"
or with
<action here>

I do like that these rules are up XD,
i was actually part of a rp when someone hasnt replied to be for a week or so XD so eh.

But i agree on this alot good work ^w^
juicyholes
01/22/15 06:53AM
There certainly are a few acceptable ways of going about it. I find my way works for me, keeping it simple and easy to operate, but your way sounds proficient as well. As long as it's done in an efficient and organized way, it's good in my book. Not that I'm the world's top authority on RP, but I think it's worth mentioning, seeing as how a lot of people simply don't know how, which is frustrating for people who have been doing it for years and rely on a good system. I find it not to be as sexy when it's all chicken scratchy, if that makes sense.
Rule63MePlease
01/22/15 10:23AM
How can it be chicken scratchy when it is typed text? You can't call my hand writing bad when I'm typing. XD

It makes things a lot easier when you don't have to explain each time what you are talking about when what you type doesn't match up with what the last thing another RPer just said. For a group RP it would help a lot and make things much less confusing.
Femme_Fatale
01/23/15 08:40AM
I agree with this thread.

But I still won't rp because I prefer to write erotica or do "one-sided rp's". It is basically where the other person is just reading my writing where there character is being a submissive person that I'm giving all my effort into pleasing and can control their body how I like. It also takes a lot of effort and I'm involved in so many projects right now >.<
juicyholes
01/23/15 12:20PM
Lol Rule 63. Obviously nobody is writing anything by hand here. And I sincerely doubt any chickens are typing around here. I simply meant that the ways some people do their RPing is very disorganized and makes it more of a chore to decipher (kind of like trying to read chicken scratch written by hand). Examples of this are when people don't enclose their actions or character/environment descriptions/thoughts/feelings/etc to separate them from dialogue. Also poor spelling/grammar, too many emoticons, abbreviations... We could probably fill volumes with examples of the faux pas made by inexperienced or lazy RPers. And yes, you are right about having to go back and ask what the person meant. One should really look at their writing in an RP as if they were writing a work of fiction. A good work of fiction should stand alone, and speak for itself, without the reader having to go back and ask the author what he was actually writing about. That wouldn't make for a very good story would it. If a man swings a sword, let him swing a sword. Good descriptive writing is preferred, but when in doubt, Keep It Simple Stupid. Lol.
juicyholes
01/23/15 12:45PM
@Femme_Fatale: I still have yet to see any of your work! Have you posted any of your writing to the forum yet? What kind of things do you write about? Anyway, I digress from the topic at hand. Not quite sure what the point of a "one-sided RP" is, though it certainly reminds me of MOST of my RP experiences around here. I can't tell you how many times out of say, a week, where I have to ask the other person to write more than one poorly constructed sentence fragment in response to my paragraph-minimum narratives. I think it would be really cool if we could one day go to a Chatzy room with a bunch of people and have an RP workshop, so that more people could improve upon their skills. You may have seen a post where I complained about the roleplaychat.org site. Truth is though, that those members put ours to absolute shame when it comes to knowing how to RP. Unfortunately, most of them have a really pompous attitude (as if spending all of their time on a porn forum makes them superior to anyone). If members of this site (being generally a lot nicer than those elitist asshats) could improve their RP skills, this could be a really great place. Even the folks at roleplaychat.org fail miserably when it comes to etiquette and courtesy though (going AWOL without the decency of letting their fellow players know, etc.). So that's something we could ALL improve on. Keep the discussion going guys! I feel like we are covering some important stuff that will help us all have an even better time here. Also, let's continue to keep the comments mature, constructive, and, I don't want to say "serious" but just not stupid. I know we got a lot of class clowns around here, but most of us are adults here, and I'd personally like to see us act like it rather than fall into the category of typical internet dickheads. Thanks everyone!
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