Nah man, I agree with you on both. There's one person I know of on another site who constantly joins forums, gets really involved, then the next week she leaves without telling anyone. Everyone forum I've seen her on, even her own forums, she gets really into it, then suddenly gets bored and leaves and acts like nothing happened.- Uncommited players. You might know who I'm talking about, you can tell who is uncommited just by reviewing his/her/it's character sheet. The kind of players who would bail when things don't go as they want. "Oh, i can't have a character who wears a power armor in a Russian civil war setting that can fire with pin-point accuracy miles away? I'm out, your rp sucks anyway!!" Yeah, that indeed happened once, i thought it was like an early april fool's joke, guess not.
But i always try to give people a chance to participate in my RPs regardless, wouldn't be fair if would be too picky and strict.
- Players who quit without warning. I don't mind when people choose to quit the roleplay, afterall, people have family, work, responsabilities, drag queen nights. But i hate it when they bail without telling me or the RP host about it, like come on. "I don't know if you will be back or not, so i don't know if i should replace you or not with another player".
I don't know, perhaps I'm being rather harsh about this, what do ya'll think?
That's pretty bizzare, she must have alot of time on her hands, lemme tell ya! Did you talk to her, to figure out what's her deal?Nah man, I agree with you on both. There's one person I know of on another site who constantly joins forums, gets really involved, then the next week she leaves without telling anyone. Everyone forum I've seen her on, even her own forums, she gets really into it, then suddenly gets bored and leaves and acts like nothing happened.
What's the longest time she spent on a roleplay before bailing?I tried to once when we first met each other and I first began noticing that habit of hers.
She said I didn't know her enough and blew it off, getting defensive. Then when she joined a forum of mine this year, I told her I will be watching her for when she sporadically leaves. She promised me she wouldn't, that it was 'her old days.'
Left by the end of the week without saying a thing.
I myself believe that even with a mundane plot, the players can evolve it into something spectacular, it all rests on the players shoulders, not to mention their combined creativity!I have never enjoyed seeing her around any forum I'm on.
It's not that she's bad, she's a really good RP'er, but joining and leaving a lot really erodes trust that you'll still be around to keep this RP alive.
Stay with what? The RP? Well, some people might want to rush the RP to the part where it's exciting, thing is, once it's rushed, it loses novelty! That's how i see it personally. Everything should have balance, aswell as taking the reader by supprise.And if you're not willing to stay with it, the plot or story will fail to gain traction.