Roleplaying Help by King of Ravens – modified

This guide is a good one from a roleplayer who performs as “LOKI”.  The person has extensive experience in online RP and understands the verse they are from. Slight modifications have been made and while it was not requested if this content can be used, we are respecting the content and provide trackbacks to the original node.

Everyone should know this information if they call themselves creating a character and roleplaying it.

 

A simple guide to roleplaying terms to read and follow. Simple RP etiquette. If you violate any of these, chances are there will be no reply

Godmoding/Godmodding

v. THE ACT OF BEING A GODDAMN ASSHOLE.

No, really. This is essentially when your character is a perfect, flawless, cannot-be-killed God. If you play a God, you better not even fucking do this because it’s annoying and people will hate you.

This typically arises in fights. A Godmod will dodge every, or nearly every, attack aimed at them and will somehow become Hulk-strong and smash you to pieces without letting you have the chance to dodge or protect yourself.

IF YOU ARE THIS ASSHOLE, PEOPLE WILL HATE YOU.

A few other things that make you a Godmod

  • Killing/maiming/severely injuring/kidnapping another person’s character without their direct permission (and by this I mean you messaged and asked them for permission BEFORE YOU REPLIED. You do not get to reply with your Godmodding bullshit and then ask them if that was okay. NO NO NO NO NO).
  • Powerplaying can sometimes fit under this category, but I like powerplaying all by itself since a lot of people do it and it pisses me the fuck off.

Powerplaying:

This is huge for me. H U G E. I’m honestly so upset that most you have never even heard of this term because it’s extremely important.

v. The act of controlling someone else’s character along with your own (and without permission).

Essentially “Sue” forces your character do something. YOU, AS THE PLAYER, CONTROL YOUR CHARACTER AND YOUR CHARACTER ALONE. You do not, in any way, shape, or form, get to choose the actions, thoughts, etc that another character does UNLESS HIS OR HER PLAYER GIVES YOU PERMISSION!

This also relates to characters who have an NPC (non-player character) with them. YOU DO NOT GET TO CONTROL THAT NPC UNLESS YOU HAVE PERMISSION.

 

Meta-fucking-gaming

v. “The act of using outside or previously gained knowledge within a [RP] universe for personal gain or advantage” [x]

EVERYONE WILL HATE YOU IF YOU DO THIS, TOO.

A great example of this is: “Sally” is a goddamn stupid muggle (I mean Midgardian) who only knows Loki because he tried to take over Midgard. She’s never read the myths (not that they’re entirely accurate for him), she doesn’t know anything about his life, nothing.

So one fucking day, when Loki is threatening her because she spit on his brand new, shiny shoes, and she goes “Well, at least I’m not adopted like you, you poor miserable soul.”

SALLY YOU GODDAMN SHIT. WHERE DID YOU GAIN THIS KNOWLEDGE?

Do not use OOC (out of character) knowledge IC (in character). DO NOT!  Just because you, as the player, knows Loki is adopted doesn’t mean “Sally” the character does.

To be completely honest, no Midgardian should know he’s fucking adopted, not unless he, Odin, Frigga, or Thor have directly told you that. Don’t get me fucking started on that.

Mary/Gary Sue

n. A character who is flawless and perfect with absolutely nothing wrong with them, with all the perfect traits/qualities, and is so fucking boring that no one wants to RP with them.

Don’t be this fucking person. Dear fucking lord. There are quizzes online to help you decide if your character is a Mary/Gary sue or not, though YOU HONESTLY SHOULDN’T NEED TO TAKE A QUIZ TO KNOW.

Plagiarism

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To put it bluntly, don’t be friends with Sally.

If you do any of the above to me, I will break something.

If you plagiarize me, I will literally hunt you down and shove a golf club so far up your fucking ass that it’ll rip out of your chest.

That’s all. Have a good day.

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