To those of you wondering what the Roleplay is like here, Starmourn is considered roleplay-encouraged.
What does Roleplay-Encouraged mean to us?
It means that on the admin side we encourage roleplaying but we don’t force you to do it. However, we do ask that you not disrupt other peoples’ roleplaying, and keep out of character (OOC) chatter to appropriate channels and places. It means that if you want to talk about last night’s League of Legends championship, you can, but we ask that you do it somewhere where you’re either not imposing that on a lot of other players or speaking in a specific OOC channel. It’s fine if someone overhears you talking about something OOC – we just think it’s reasonable to try not to shove it in the face of people who are interested in roleplaying.
We think that most players see the value in roleplaying, but that most people don’t want to roleplay 100% of the time. As such, the balance is what’s important, which boils down to encouraging roleplay, discouraging players from interrupting other players’ RP with OOC, and giving players the tools to roleplay.
Fundamentally, OOC messes with some peoples’ immersion. That may not be you, and that’s fine too – many people play our games (like Achaea) and barely or do not roleplay – but it’s a matter of respecting other players’ experiences and not intentionally ruining them.
Are there rewards for roleplaying?
Occasionally there are specific rewards for player-driven RP that's assisted by admin through the RP Requests system. However, general RP between players is unmonitored and therefore impossible to reward automatically.
We may also consider a future system where players can give minor rewards to other players for good roleplay though, with some light admin oversight, but it hasn't been needed yet.
Are there admin-run, story-based events?
Why yes, yes there have and yes there will continue to be!
Are they awesome?
Excellent, hard-hitting question. Yes!
Having said that, story-based events are a huge time and resource commitment, so they will be subject to admin availability and priorities at the time.
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