General RP Chat #52: *A flash of light did nothing*

(Terintha) #479

Top tip: your characters don’t know what other characters classes are unless they state so or it’s plain as day (like Terintha here…). I mean, have the character make a guess, that’ll make a good topic of RP! :smiley:

Thanks. :slightly_smiling_face:

(Rorick) #480

So I’m kind of unsure. Should I give Dangerbeard an accent or just leave it out? On one hand I feel like a heavy accent makes Dwarves feel even more like stereotypical angry Scotsmen and it’s often bloody hard to read but on the other hand leaving it out feels lazy.

I put is very welcome. Also generally open to suggestions and well-intended criticism of my RP in general…

Now back to boring work I go.


Give him an easy accent. Not too hard to read, but not fully uninfluenced text either.
If I ever made a dwarf, that’s how I’d go.
I do really hate having to decipher dwarven “accents.” But yeah, leaving them out fully feels wrong too.

(Rorick) #482

That’s what I was thinking of doing with her (yes, Dangerbeard is a girl), yeah. Heavy, heavy accents feel too cartoonish, take forever to type out and can be hell to decipher. I’ve played (many) Dwarves before and the accent is always something I spend a lot of time struggling with.

In general I like playing with and against the stereotypes that come with classes and races. With some characters that turns out better than others. I’m quite happy with Rorick and Roessler for instance but I struggle to get my mage right for example.

(Mahlificia) #483

I must admit, I love a Dwarf with a heavy stereotypical accent(whether written or spoken)

You might say that it is unoriginal, that it is overdone; but the fact is few people I have met can properly pull off the heavy version of the accent. Especially with proper use of cultural references and sayings.

It is a clear and immediate marker of quality and dedication, at least in my mind -.^

On a side-bit, I love the Male Dark Iron Dwarf voice actor just as much as I hate the Female Night Elf Demon Hunter voice actor!

(Terintha) #484

I know the feeling; I was unsure how heavy I should do it for Modgar at times! I generally add a lass/lad in there, and I feel you’re generally fine. It’s what your character is saying which is more important, I say. :slightly_smiling_face:

(Rorick) #485

Guess I’ll go for a very light accent. Makes forum posts easier too since half the time I’m doing this on my phone.

(Teknetia) #486

I finally got the G.M.O.D. the other night and even though it fits this toon way less than the LF Warframe, I love it. G.M.O.D. is best bling warframe

(Rorick) #487

Having a new Dwarf makes me very happy that I got that polar bear mount back in WotLK.

(Rorick) #488

Third evening shift in a row. Woo. I’ll be glad to have tomorrow off so I can work on my thesis, actually play this bloody game or have a beer. Or all three.

(Teknetia) #489

Me and my fiancée are getting rabbits tomorrow! :3

(Mahlificia) #490

Oh, I love rabbits! But they can’t quite match veal in terms of tenderness ^^

(Rorick) #491

Nice! I’ve been wanting to get a cat but my girlfriend and I are currently too busy to properly care for one. I’m sure a cat will fit into our lives once I’ve finished my thesis though.

(Teknetia) #492


Welp that’s grim

(Teknetia) #493

I was gonna get a cat once but the Mrs hates cats.

(Terintha) #494

Not really criticism, but something to note. I want to know more about Rorick. In forum games, don’t be afraid to include settings if you want which will character, like Astrophel in the wine shop. It’s a good feeling when other characters respond to the setting, and example of “bouncing back and forth” which is enjoyable in RP. Also props, is your idly fixing something? Tending to something? Gives us more character insight and ultimately more reason to respond.

Feel free to add or correct. :slightly_smiling_face:

I also forgot, as nice as the tip is, add such detail can take time, which we’re not all which in, I know. But you can include tidbits ! :smiley:

(Rorick) #495

Thanks for the suggestion. I’ve been kind of reluctant to include a setting because it feels like I’d be imposing my setting on the other characters (i.e. why would another character find themselves in the wine shop to begin with?). I’ll try it out for sure though.

I feel like the part where my characters really shine are the interviews specifically because I can really go into their background. I’m generally confident with my roleplaying ability but always happy to learn. Forum RP might be where I’m least confident possibly.

@edit: It’s not that I mind taking time for building a nice setting. With a (possibly impossible to decipher) accent that’s a different question though.

(Terintha) #496

Of course, the wine shop idea was just an example. :slightly_smiling_face:
For a more general place, a faction neutral inn is usually good. But then describe what to smell and see? Time of day and such. Why are they there? Just for a date? Just back from quest. You see what i am saying! :grin:

(Rorick) #497

I do! Thanks a lot my dude! I’ll definitely expand on what my characters do and say and which setting that happens in.


Hello, I would like to introduce you my latest character I want to roleplay with. Yes, his name is same as my DH but I hope that it won’t be too much of a problem.
If you will find something that you think is bad in my character background, feel free to point it out. :wink:

So… Shalím was born in an ordinary Sin’dorei family. He is the youngest child. His father was a paladin, who died during scourge invasion. He has 3 older brothers and one sister, who became Magistrix.
Shalím was always interested in various poisons and their application. He also excels in stealth tactics. However, he was never good with his daggers. Everytime he trained with his brothers, he somehow got beaten or disarmed. They mocked him and called him “weakling” but in a good friendly way.
Shalím knows, that he has low chance of winning in a direct combat. He prefers to surprise his enemy, stab him with poisoned daggers and quickly fade away.

Shalím always wanted to get better. He researched better poisons and tried every possible way how to improve his stealth skills. Then he heard about Umbric and his followers studying the void. He joined him and hoped that he can learn something new which would improve his strategy of combat…
Well as we all know, Shalím became a void elf and was rejected from Sindorei society, his own brothers wanted to kill him, because they believed that he is corrupted and beyond saving.
Shalím never accepted his fate. He joined Alleria only to survive. He doesn’t know where he belongs. He is not feeling like a trusted member of the Alliance and he doesn’t want to wage war agains his own Sindorei race.
He prefers peaceful approach. He hates himself for being what he is and he would do almost anything to get rid of his curse and rejoin his family.