Welcome to RP. I am sorry you had a first poor experience. Let me see if I can be of some assistance.
Originally Posted by ReadStar
You are in the right here. No one is allowed to tell you what you, or your character's stuff, did or did not do (and you cannot do the same to them, obviously). If someone IMed me that I would tell them 'no'. You are not obligated at all to make your character or anything related to your character go with someone else's story, and vice versa.
1:They tell me HOW I should RP, and not like "try to stick to lore! you do NOT have a cellphone!" more like
(RandomGuy)"Your horse...it ATE someone?!"
(ME)"Haha! nah my horsie is a fine steed! But he shant lay a finger on you or anyone else!"
(RandomGuy) *sends tell* "say he ate them"
(RandomGuy) "Your horse...it ATE someone?!"
It's my horse so I think I have the right to say what he did and what he didn't do...
Another forgetable RPer. There are a few RPers who don't give one flip about the lore, and you do not have to RP with them. If they get offended when you try to emote back, don't bother talking to those people. You should granted let them finish their emote, which may take a few minutes, but they have to give you the same respect.
2: They don't go by lore at ALL...like
(RandomGuy) "I shall tell you...of the story my...SOUL...was stolen from me..." and then he talks about a LOT of stuff that wouldn't ever happen in middle earth.
Also keeps talking ON and ON and ON and if I try to say ANYTHING he gets offended that I interrupted him!
You do NOT have to RP with anyone you do not want to. It is not against the rules, the CoC, some invisible mantra, anything like that.
You won't get reported, at least not on Landroval, but some heavier RPers (especially those who are interested in lore) may ignore someone who is doing emoticons in /say since they just take it that they are being OOC, which is fine, but not in their current interest. I would not acknowledge an emoticon in RP. I will happily acknowledge a /e smiles or even a /say *smiles*.
I just want to do casual RPing... like yeah I don't mention my Cellphone or 3DS, but someplace that everyone won't report me if I use an emoticon!
Depends on the server or the person you're rping with. Some take it more seriously than others. Joking aboout modern day technology tends to be amongst light RP where lore is not taken into as much consideration. In heavy RP such things are usually discarded as completely OOC and usually ignored.
or maybe ONCE or twice if I say " I'll be right back! my cellph-er....*ahem* I have a feeling someone left me a message....under this rock..." they won't freak out and report me!
Are ALL RPers like this? am I a bad RPer or were they just weird peeps?
If you think of me as being to harsh or a jerk say so please so that I may ether work out my problems or know that the few RPers I have met were just the bad apple.
No, not all RPers are like this. No, you're not a bad RPer, but as you said, you're new to it and it does seem clear you are new-- which is fine, we all started somewhere
What you want to find is your niche. You *usually* cannot have a deep, lore appropriate, intense conversation in the same conversation you mention a cell phone. However, if you're at a concert where the band is advertising their 'moving pictures' page with a YouTube link, such 4th wall breaches are much more acceptable and indeed happen all the time. As a heavy RPer who sometimes attends concerts I just consider those 4th wall breeches ooc and leave it out of what my character hears-- and no, I don't report anyone for it
Finding what tone the person you're RPing with is looking for is important in finding someone you'll enjoy RPing with, and who will more likely enjoy RPing with you. Some are here for Tolkien and try to remain within Tolkien's bounds all the time with no 4th wall breaks. Others are still heavy but cleverly interlace some pop culture references in the RP that IC you would not notice but OOC you notice. Others outright 4th wall break with clear modern day references, or references from different, completely unrelated IPs. (intellectual properties, like.. Pokemon).
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