Online RPGs: Top 5 Locations for Roleplay
by Michelle A.
It can be difficult for some people to meet new friends, whether in real life or in online MUDs. Maybe you have trouble breaking out of your roleplaying shell, or can't locate like-minded players in the vast text game worlds. If you've been looking for some interaction with other people in the form of roleplay, but need some inspiring ideas, look no further! Here's a quick rundown of the various popular hangout spots in online text games. If you follow these roleplay tips, you'll be emoting with the best in no time!
If you're looking to come off as some sort of crazy text game scientist, you should endeavor to find yourself a suitable laboratory in which to dwell. To create more of an impression, title yourself a Doctor and you're ready to go! Who knows, you might get a number of players who accidentally wander in to find out what you're fond of experimenting on. Of course, it helps if you do some homework and throw out some flowery, intellectual-sounding sentences to wow the other party in idle conversation. Eg. “The heart is a beautiful machine, made of living tissues that react to electrical impulses to pump blood around the body.” If you want to hint to the other party of your coolness, remember to end off with a one-liner.
I'm guessing you want to look like a classic nerd or a scholar, so heading to the library is the best option. You might also want to grab some robes; it seems they are really popular amongst scholastic organizations (see: Nihilists in Lusternia, Cabalists in Aetolia, Congregation in Achaea, etc.) For further character development, snare a book from the bookshelf and pretend you're reading. With luck, you might either score a few interested individuals for text game roleplay, or it might result in some random scuffle in the library!
Why hello there, Mr/Ms. Drunkard. Are you still looking to drown your text game character's sorrows on a pint of beer? Let's just say, your online MUD character has a very depressing background and you want to find some way to express it without sounding so emo. I have the perfect solution for you: be the city drunkard and haunt the local taverns! Remember that drunkards are often not very nice smelling or clean shaven, so adjust accordingly. Then get yourself oodles of gold so you can splurge it on alcohol! There's a lot of text game roleplay you can do at the bar table, so don't discount the value of hanging around in a tavern!
4) A crowded gathering center.
This one is the best spot to be at for character development. If you seek to display an intimidating personality, simply standing around is one of the very simple steps you have to do. I recommend picking the place where most people have to pass through (I.E North of New Thera in Achaea, or an equivalent). The next step is to set the atmosphere correctly. It's best to use plenty of smirks or faintsmirks, as well as emotes demonstrating your dispassionate gaze and holier-than-thou attitude. Be warned, however: you need to master this sufficiently well or else you're just going to get PK'd into the dirt. (Combat skills or political clout might just help things a little more.)
5) Rooms in an Inn
Whoa ho ho! Easy there, buddy. I suppose you feel like this path is one journey you'll definitely enjoy. I mean, you get both pleasure and monetary gain out of it. However, remember that what you're pursuing also has class, so choose a high-end inn, not a rundown inn with filthy rooms. After all, no patrons would like to do it in a trash-smelling hovel. You should take heed that first impressions are really important, so put your best foot forth!
There you have it, the Top 5 spots to hang out. Be sure to follow these roleplay tips closely and more often than not, you'll find that it works like a charm. Iron Realms' text games allow you the flexibility, however, of forging your own brand of roleplay so feel free to be creative. The main objective is that you derive a measure of fun from it!
Michelle A. loves is a text game enthusiast who loves to roleplay on the fantastic text games at Iron Realms!