SL Gor needed lifestyles sims like these to keep the vulnerable out of regular Gorean sims. Now every BTB sim is practically a safezone, so the Lifestyle sims became redundant.
-Scar- wrote:Ah, soulplaying. I remember that. It was a term that became quite popular on the old HTMLs, but it was born from the pen and paper roleplaying world, along with its companion FFC (or, Free Form Combat). I remember there was an article about it in a magazine called Roleplayer Independent, around the time when diceless RPGs were starting to come out, like Amber. In that game, you simply compared traits. For example, Strength. The greater the difference, the more swift and certain the action, so STR 1 vs STR 2 would be Batman vs Superman, while STR 1 vs STR 100 would be the Loki vs Hulk. (you know what I mean, “Puny Gods!”). I was well into soulplaying and diceless RPGs. Soon as the combat meter came to SL Gor things started to go downhill, and now we have folks that think an Assassin hasn’t killed anyone unless they’ve done so with via a combat meter. That’s not to say being skilled with meter combat is a joke, or that the meter game isn’t fun, but it’s just as effective for roleplay as RPG Dice HUDs are.
-Scar- wrote:ress.Sasi wrote:Plus, you can still try to RP as book authentic, you need people who will match your style if you want to have fun.
I respectfully disagree. Or, rather, I've not needed anyone else to play like me in order to have fun. It's nice when it happens, but isn't required.
Sasi wrote:Else, I don't think it's difficult to separate your character from your digital yourself and not blur the lines. It doesn't mean that people should not experience a large palette of emotions following a scene or storyline, but in the same way than those they would feel when they read a very good book or watch an excellent movie.
-Scar- wrote:I am, of course, referring to the precociously persistent OOC drama.
-Scar- wrote: It’s very difficult to divorce your real self from your digital self, because every action of the latter is initiated by the former, and people can become so invested in all this imaginative stuff that the line between the two begins to blur.
-Scar- wrote:It’s very difficult to divorce your real self from your digital self...
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