BlueConover wrote:Anarch Allegiere wrote:Well, people who separate IC and OOC -are better- role players. Those who don't are so much worse up to the point I'd simply not allow them to set foot on a RP sim.
Just like people who don't godmod, metagame, etc. are better role players than those who do.
Where is this idea coming from that we suddenly should treat all misbehavior as equal and acceptable? There is such a thing as self-destructive tolerance.
I know some rpers who do and are extremely difficult to rp with throwing their dummy out their pram the moment you go outside the box.
Others cant role play worth a damn because they can't role play the environment BUT have this utter belief they are so fucking awesome rainbows shoot out their ass and they piss sparkles.
I'm saying No. Better roleplayers are those who ARE BETTER AT ROLEPLAYING.
End of story.
It's pretty hard to be a good role player when you can't understand what might be happening to your character or to those around you is all just part of ... a story. It's usually those who don't separate IC and OOC who are the ones throwing their toys out of the pram, because they get upset someone they care about or they themselves got raped, murdered, abused... and then they start rudely or upset IMing the person who did those things to them as if they were still IC: "Murderer, rapist, you're not gorean, bla bla"
And again, those who think they're amazing and perfect in every way, in my experience, are also the ones who do not separate IC and OOC, because when something bad happens to them, they suddenly also throw their toys out of the pram, because their OOC notion they're awesome got threatened.
Understanding that it's all just a fantasy story and make belief, and that the goal is writing exciting and fun storylines together comes with the understanding that IC and OOC are separate. It's the people who can't wrap their heads around it all 'just being a story', who are the ones that make any and all role play impossible.
And I've no clue how someone would even be able to cooperate writing a storyline when they think they're OOC superior compared to slave-girl role players.
On one end you're complaining and seem vexed that some people are elitist and think themselves superior, but on the other end of your mouth you seem to be quite alright with 'Free Men' role players being elitist and lifting their noses towards 'slave girl' role players OOC.
Role play dies because people don't separate IC and OOC. And yes, as far as I'm concerned I'll always consider those who try to see through storylines, role play, who respect ICA = ICC and have the patience to cooperate with each other as being more worthwhile and more enjoyable role players.