Dec 7, 2008

It always comes back to RP

I'm no Syp, that's for sure.

Today marks eight days since my last post and probably once or twice each of those days I started to say something and stopped. Maybe I'm winding down from my 40 push, maybe I'm distracted by the stress of finals week falling on the same week as "holy crap pay rent" week. Maybe a bit of both, I'm just never going to find as much to talk about as others I fear. Ah well.

1.6 has come and gone and in classic me style the most exciting things for me are the lamest for others. There is of course the release of BG which I'll get to in a minute, but for me the most exciting thing was:

Hide cloak and hide helm are working now and visable to other players.

Freak yeah! Now if sheath would work, and they'd finally add /sit and /walk I'd be nearly perfectly happy with the game. I really am that easy to please. 

I haven't rolled a blackgaurd myself (didn't even unlock it actually) but I've been caught up in the alt rush because my boyfriend has and I've rolled a DoK to pair with him. It's exciting to finally get to play these two as we've had their basic character and storyline written and waiting for a month and a half. And as is always the case, watching new characters grow and evolve unprompted as you play them is some of my biggest RP delights. 

I tend to play romantic characters... ok, more than tend. I always play romantic characters. It's the girl in me, and I'm super blessed and lucky to have a boyfriend who enjoys that sort of RP as well. In the past we've made a lot of couples with tense relationships, those that didn't get along at first. I've always seen a clear path for how they would likely get from at each other's throats to the mushy stuff but that isn't the case for this go round.

He's managed to make a real and true freaking -bastard-. I absolutely hate his character, on an OOC standpoint as well. He does a wonderful job of being bull headed, bossy, egotistical, single minded, controlling, dominering and down right evil. So much so that he's blind sided both I and my character with his bastardness so much that I have to gap at my screen and take a few minutes to figure out how to respond at times. And I've managed to make a girl so set in her ways, so prideful and confident in herself that the two clash beautifully. If they're out on the battlefield he wins, as in the arguments go his way, he can push her around. If they're in camp, having a meal together or in any other social situation it's "her battlefield" and she's begining to learn how to handle him. But even on "her battlefield" he has the upper hand due to their storyline. But I can not for the life of me see how they're going to come close to a loving relationship, a lustful one perhaps, but not loving. I think she'll always hate him, and he will never love anyone other than himself. But in their own very Druchii way I know they'll eventually meet in the middle and care for each other. This game has really been an eye opener for me in playing evil characters, I'm having a blast.

With the new alts and having reached 40 Sevren and Telvarian haven't been getting as much playtime. I kind of expected that honestly. There's very little to do at forty other than RvR and it's probably no secret to anyone that I'm not a crazy RvR fan. I like it sometimes, but it's something I tend to take in small doses. We're also the only 40s in our guild and there's only a handful of other t4s. We knew that would be the case though. I'm genuinly dreading grinding off the last few renown levels I need to equip all my Annhilator's set. Ugh, and poor Menkara and Calintz (the alts) have a terrible renown to base level ratio. I RvRed with her before BG came out and had a lot of fun with it, I tend to play healers a lot and this is my first in WAR. But good god, RvR in teir 1 and teir 2 SUCKS SO MUCH currently. I just can't take it. Nine blackgaurd versus eight KoTBS and their runepriest minions. I keep ending up being the only healer. And DoK is just not a healing powerhouse pre-20. I think I'll have fun with it once I get out of this weirdo tank heavy set up it's currently in, but I'm going to be ashamed when I get renown rank 10 at base rank 20 something -.- 


Risset said...

Ah ha! Now that I know your new alts names Conrena can gun for you if she sees you on the battlefields.

T-2 Scenarios haven't been too bad. There seem, from my perspective, to be far more BG's in them than KotBS's. Actual mixes of careers are showing up now that people seem to have gotten over the novelty of the new careers.

Other than the careers, I too found the helm/cloak hiding the most welcome part of the patch. My big thrill for next patch is guild notes.

Anonymous said...

Your RP situation would make for a complicated, but interesting scenario.

My girlfriend and I also RP with our characters and they end up in cute, out-of-the-blue stories that develop further as we go along.

Now if only I can get her into WAR.

Castamere said...

You have a very similar RP style to me and my wife. The unfortunate thing for us is that I come up with these grandiose plots to weave characters together - and they never get off the ground. This is more due to a lack of a good RP guild environment for these stories to thrive and due to a chronic (if not terminal) case of altitis. Now that the KotBS and BG are open to the masses this has opened up yet another opportunity for alts unfortunately.

I'm hoping the guild thing will change, we just merged from Avelorn to Phoenix Throne so will have to keep an eye out.

Good luck with your story, and the game.

Ainilome said...


Welcome to PT :) If you happen to be on Destro side, feel free to look up my guild, Arha Khaladh. I've been RPing in MMOs for about six years now, and outside of them for a bit longer and it's easily one of my top favorite groups ever. We're 100% RP, always have multiple storylines weaving about and have a whole bunch of really good roleplayers who love to get involved in others plot lines :)