Running inside my UO home to grab a few supplies, I stopped as I always do and hopped off my horse. The thought hit me, why do I do this? No one is around to see me do this, it's not like I'm really home right? Like I wouldn't really mosey inside my home on a horse would I? I barely wipe my feet at the door when I come home!
Almost 10 yrs ago my brother tapped my shoulder and said, you are going to love this game. It's like not even a game, its a world you play in....online!! He's not one to talk on the phone much so I figure what better way to hang out with my brother right?
So the introduction to UO began and since he convinced me to wait the next few months for AoS to come out and buy it then, I was stuck actually calling him on the phone pretty much to ask when I could hop online on his acct because I had recall scrolls to sell! Sitting at West Brit Bank wasn't so much a social experiment as much as it was creating a story and living it.
You have a basic script of who you are in Sosaria with all your characteristics and background to interact with someone else's script of who they are. Your written story comes to life like a play. Then somewhere along the way, you break character for a bit here and there. You *emote* less and hunt for goodies more. Nowadays it feels almost more weird to RP than to just be the extension of your real self as you make friendship connections over the years. So much so that when you hop off your horse to grab some goodies in game, you stop and go why am I doing this?
Of course then you grab your petals and potions and go kill dragons or something.....'cause that's real. *winks*
Is Roleplay a thing of the past?
Blog entry posted by AirmidCecht, Apr 13, 2012.