A Few Roleplaying tips;
Posted 1/11/11
So, I've looked at the 'forum' and aside from the one thread which has one post (that being the meeting room) thread, I've noticed that well, some people may not know how to roleplay - at least in a way that makes things easier for others to read.

So, I do roleplay constantly, and if you'd like I'll copy & paste a few of my posts where I roleplay;
It's set in a hidden academy where magic and war reign, and where two countries are at war.
If you want more details, go on here: http://occulo-academy.deviantart.com/
Read the journals, with the history and backstory;.

Now, here's my example, which is in the spoiler. ; All characters belong to their respectful owners; Dyrrol belongs to : brettdagirl.deviantart.com
Nil, and Lykai belong to me,
and said fox boy (Roran) belongs to : slowpokish.deviantart.com

The setting is in a Cathedral, where Dyrrol Shroud is the house sponsor of the house that Lykai is in, Nil is Lykai's 'guardian'-familiar, and Roran the fox boy is a friend of Lykai's who seems to have affections for her but doesn't seem to know any better. Dyrrol has zero tolerance of Nil, and apparently has feelings for Lykai, who's a student. Giving the wolf girl's past, she's very wary of men, considering she was raped and all.. Anyways, that's beside the point. ; Nil's thoughts which are in italics are referring to Roran, seeing as earlier, Lykai was getting pissed off at Dyrrol, and well, Nil just made matters worse. He appeared and then he danced with the girl before pissing off Shroud to the point where he pulled a gun and attempted to shoot Nil. What did Nil do? Pull a jackass move and put Lykai in the line of fire, where she got shot in the stomach.

Anywho, here's the example.



Now, what's different? For one, it's usually best to use a third person view when roleplaying. Don't use 'chat' speak or emotes.
If you do, don't interrupt in the middle of what you're writing and go (Aahhahah you're so funny! Now stfu D: . ) and then continue writing. Refrain from doing that.
It's highly inconvenient and disrupts the flow of the roleplay. USE SPELL CHECK AND GRAMMAR.

No one likes reading paragraphs of searing hell. Just don't.
Stay in character, DO NOT GODMODE.
AT ALL. JUST NO . YOU'LL GET KICKED OUT OF A GROUP QUICKER THEN YOU CAN SAY PETER PIPER PIED PEPPER NEPPERS. or something.

Anyway, if you have any questions just feel free to reply.

~ Michi
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