Role Playing Games: An Imperian God's Tale IV
Being a God in the online RPG Imperian can be difficult. It can have many pros and cons associated with it, and can involve giving up many of the things you had as a mortal. However, for every downside there is an up, and there are just as many benefits to taking on the mantle of a role playing game God in an online rpg game as there are to being a mortal.
In this article, I want to share a little of my favorite things about being a Divine in the online role playing game Imperian. These are some of the things that I love about being a Divine, and some of the things that make me look forward to logging into IRE rpg games every day.
No, this is not entirely a shameless plug for you to drag in your friends to play with you, or make up a new rpg character on Imperian, although that does add to my point, but new players really do make it worth showing up. Why you might ask? Because they react to the world much in the way children react to a zoo, everything is sparkly and new. They are more prone to pay attention when rpg NPCs interact with them, and they are more excitable when it comes to introducing new things. New players react in the giddy way I can remember acting when I first started playing the role playing game Achaea, and then Aetolia and then Imperian. Although new rpg players are gems, you can’t doubt the value of…
Yeah, you know who you are. You have been around in the game for a while, and you know how things go. You may not be as excited when an NPC talks to you, but you have an established role that gives us something to work with. And, honestly, what would the game be without the players who have been there forever? You guys know your way around interacting with role playing game NPCs and with Divine, and we appreciate the work you put into Imperian to keep things running.
The chance for something new.
It may seem like after a while the game becomes repetitious and boring, but in reality, there is always something new going on, or something new to learn. Funny enough, I have learned quite a bit of trivia about the world from listening to players talk to each other. It is actually how I recently learned that Amy Winehouse passed away from overhearing someone else say it in game. But it is not just the real world I get to learn new things about. As a player, I had access to libraries and help files full of information, as a Divine, I have access to you. I get to hear the history of the world through the player’s perspectives, and I get to learn about how other people role play, which can be huge amounts of inspiration to me the next time I take over a mobile.
You do not know who you are, but I appreciate all the work you do for me, even if I do not appear to in the game world. That is part of the problem with playing a Divine, you are supposed to be distant, and expect people to want to do things for you. You are a God! They should be fawning over you, right? But, like older players, most of you within Divine Orders have proven yourselves time and time again to be reliable, fun and necessary to keep us amused. Often times you take on huge responsibilities to keep our Orders running smoothly, and that opens us up to do other things like interact with people, or build new areas.
If you follow Iron Realms Entertainment’s Facebook feed, you would have seen recently that Imperian has begun bringing in the new flock of Celani. I love teaching, and I love meeting new people, so when Celani call outs wrap up and the new crew comes in, I get to indulge myself in at least one of my two favorite things, if not both. And, face it, without new Celani, the God spots would remain empty, and there would be less for the rpg game players to do. So, hats off to those of you who decided to attempt this responsibility for yourselves.
Dranor and Avasyu.
Bosses stink sometimes, but these guys are awesome. Dranor is always helpful when it comes to answering questions about how to do things, and Avasyu is fun to harass when I see him (he’s also pretty good at answering questions, too). Both of these guys are very supportive within the RPG game Imperian, and they make volunteering my time and effort worthwhile.
These are some of my favorite things about being an Imperian Divine, but some of them also applied to me as a player. What about you, what are some of the things that keep you coming back to your Iron Realms Entertainment game?
Megan Elizabeth is a role playing game enthusiast who enjoys the best rpgs from Iron Realms!