Over the last few weeks I’ve been trying to get to know the active members of the role play community on Realms, exploring the half-elf nation and learning some of the history from forums that cover a great span of time.
I suppose I didn’t need to, I could have just jumped right in, but I thought that it might be a little more respectful of the community to take a little time to learn. Some of the things I’ve learned include:
- There are a lot of interested people, not all want to lead, everyone has their own level of involvement and free time
- There’s no secrecy on hometown boards and I suppose there doesn’t need to be, but I will need to try to be careful to keep what I know and what Tharius knows separate
- There are huge differences in how people RP on Realms … no way is best as long as it’s respectful of others
- To paraphrase Ghandi: Be the change you want to see in the game. If you want activity, generate it. Nothing will draw others to you like activity and success.
So I won’t bore the people that are successful rp’ers… For those of you thinking of trying it out, start a lowbie and join in. If you’re not a PK RP person then level doesn’t matter and you can save your main for when you really want to get your feet wet! The two main Nations boards are NE;NE;N (current stuff) and NE;NE;N;N (histories) of Darkhaven Square. Your own hometown will also have a board in it that will help get you up to speed.