In general, I find that most slavers, commanders, Ubars and the players who gravitate to head of caste roles on every sim are usually pretty crappy players so their complaints about the pressure of the role fall on deaf ears.
Anarch Allegiere wrote:How do you deal with the idea that people are waiting for you or depend on you for roleplay?
I don't mind. Given the number of complaints I hear about the inability to find quality roleplay on a consistent basis, it is a good problem to have it would seem. I only see this becoming an issue when the people who depend on you never instigate stories or give new life to the stories you imagine.
Do you often feel as if there is too much pressure on you when you keep a companion or slaves in roleplay? Do you get bothered with the idea that you might have to roleplay them at least a little bit every day? Did you overcome this feeling of pressure eventually?
I never see it as pressure in this type of scenario because I can't imagine picking a roleplay partner you don't enjoy and that doesn't inspire you to RP. I've had the same RP partner for almost five years and he is still my favorite player. He constantly surprises me with new twists and turns no matter what character I present to him. He has also expanded my RP with other players in countless ways whether it is a jealous rivalry, a new customer or commissioning a tawdry gift. I've also owned slaves and enjoyed every minute of the RP. They wowed me in terms of the creativity they brought to a role that I thought had become an afterthought in SL Gor.
I think the amount of pressure you feel depends on if you make a good or bad choice in companion or slave. If the player logs when you log and then camps out with you ever second you are in SL and is only a leech off the RP you put out there then I can see how it would be pressure.
Is there a way to prevent this burnout? Should people be mindful of this and try to create their own roleplay and take initiative themselves in finding it instead of depending on a central person for it? Or what else could they do?
My burnout in Gor rarely has anything to do with the pressure I feel to play. Usually it is 100% related to what is going on in RL and the time I can devote to the game. That said, I do believe people should be instigators of their own RP and not dependent on the RP of someone else. If you don't bring anything to the table then don't be surprised if you are left hungry.