Greetings fellow adventurers!
I am Tovarish, and I hail from a decade of playing MMO-RPG's! I have recently returned to World of Warcraft to re-explore the world of Role-play. However, I have come to find that the WoW RP scene has dwindled, and the RP that does exist, is lacking to say the least. Forum threads on MMO-Champion have all pointed to one place for a Roleplay MMO player to call home, LotrO. I am here to find out the community's opinion on Roleplay, both on the forums and in-game. Is it common? Do Roleplayers tend to be more casual and commonly OOC, or more hardcore, with all IC chat? What can I expect in terms of pre-max level content? I am willing to pay the sub fee if I get into the game enough, but at what point will the F2P version become more tedious than the sub version? IE: How far into the experience can I get before I either have to grind or simply purchase content necessary for progression? How long is the leveling experience?
Finally, I would also like to take this opportunity to perhaps find a guild, or at least a companion in the game. Somewhere I can feel comfortable asking questions and receiving competent answers. An RP guild would be all the better! I thank you in advance for your time and care.
Farewell, and until next time,