RPG Games: 5 Reasons to Join an Order in Imperian
Divine Orders play a large part in most of the Iron Realms text games, especially in the text-based role playing game Imperian. Because the world of Imperian is split into three factions - anti-magick, magick and demonic - so too is its Pantheon separated into categories. Because of this, many new players may feel that Divine Orders are just one more thing to have to choose from, and wait quite some time before they finally make a decision. Often times this may cause them to miss many amazing text game role play opportunities.
I have gathered here what I believe to be the top five reasons behind joining a Divine Order in the online role playing game Imperian. I encourage you to read the list and comment below what your reasons for joining your character’s Order were as well!
5. More definition to your role
When you create a character for yourself to play in any RPG, sometimes you start with an idea of what you want, and sometimes you do not. In either case, a text game Divine Order can add depth and purpose to the character you play. Most Orders have a set of standards or beliefs that they require their followers to apply to themselves, which can also help with some of the hard decisions your character may have to make! Even on the more lax Orders, there is history and lore related to all the Divine within the game that you can use to help shape your text game character. However, take note that if you join a text game Order that does not fit with your character’s personal beliefs, you may find your time within the Order less fun, which detracts from reason #1 below.
4. Potential rewards
Different Orders are set up in different ways. Some orders offer rewards to their followers, especially in the case of active Divine. Along with the potential reward of having a worthwhile role play experiences, some Divine favor their followers for efforts made, or use the gains of the Order itself to reward them for completing tasks. Items that represent your chosen Order are a type of reward, as well. You have just been given a free item that you can use to enhance your role play with other people, if the item itself isn’t made to do something. Keep this thought in mind, because if you rise to the head of an Order, you can always suggest other ways to reward the faithful followers of your God or Goddess!
Face it, with the right Order, you might find political support behind the things you want to accomplish. If a guild or city you belong to is entirely devoted to one Divine over another, then it may be beneficial to at least consider joining their Congregation, if not attempting full Order membership. A good past example of this from the free role playing game Achaea was the impossibility of achieving high-ranking status in Mhaldor if you were not a follower of the God Sartan. It is possible that there may be similar situations in Imperian! It may seem like an underhanded reason to joining an Order, but if your goal is to be amongst the leaders of a guild or city, and this offers you a step above the others vying for a spot, why not use it to your advantage?
2. Role play
Ah, the dreaded role play argument. In actuality, you do not have to have an active text game Divine to do this option, within reason. If you think about what you are doing, and aren’t acting out things that would need to be verified by your God or Goddess to be true, you can have a fully functioning and active Order without the actual presence of an active Divine. Keep in mind, however, that if your text game Divine is - or becomes - active and they do not agree with the things you have done, you will likely have to face the consequences. If you are smart with what you are doing and focus on the role play behind the Order, you can come up with all sorts of activities that can be done with your fellow Order members.
1. Because you have fun
This should be the driving force behind why you are playing role playing games, right? If you aren’t having fun with something you are doing, you should find something that is fun for you. So if you find a group of people with text game role play opportunities that fit to your character’s background and you like hanging out with them, why not join? In that vein, do not let it become a chore to you. If you start to feel like you are frustrated with having to log in because of all the text game Order-related work you have to do, take a break! Go outside, read a book, or even make an alternate character to chill on if the prior two do not appeal to you.
These are not the only reasons that one should consider joining a Divine Order in Imperian, these are merely the ones I felt to be most influential when I myself had to once face the task. What are some of the reasons you have for choosing the Order you have in your Iron Realms game?
Megan Elizabeth is a text game enthusiast who enjoys playing the free text games from Iron Realms!