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A little kindness can go a long way
comment 1 Written by on October 16, 2012 – 9:51 am

Just a quick reminder, as you go forth and conquer all the new content and find new avenues for RP:

Be kind to the people you’re playing with, even if the RP is not to your liking.

New expansions always bring out new players and bring back old players looking to try new things. When you start delving into RP, you never know when you’re going to find a really young player, or a new player, or someone who is taking their first tentative foray into storytelling. Nobody starts out good at this; I know I certainly didn’t. Thanks to kind players who guided my miserable, lore-bending attempts at character creation, I stuck with it.

Of course, you don’t have to stick around and participate all evening in RP that makes you crazy. You can excuse yourself while being kind about leaving, offering advice (if asked) and directing people to public RP events and forum information.

Building the type of community that welcomes new RP is a big deal, and something I think is particularly important. RP can be hard to find; it’s not dead, but it’s certainly underground in a lot of places. The only way to keep those communities vibrant is to keep them growing, and that takes a certain amount of patience as you work with new players to see who’s going to fit (and who would be a better fit elsewhere). Unkind words or a reputation for being rude to people who aren’t fitting in is a really fast way to stagnate a community.

So be kind. Stay true to your character, but use OOC conversation if your character has a tendency toward abruptness or rudeness.

Build community.

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One Response to “A little kindness can go a long way”

  1. Hear, hear!

    By Jez on Oct 17, 2012 | Reply

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