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  1. After burnout in GW2 and WoW, I have decided to try my hand again at FFXIV with a new start on the Mateus server. This seems to be a good choice as I have come across and been involved with some good roleplay in the three weeks I've been on Mateus. I am an experienced RPer and open to most RP however, keep in mind that I am new to FFXIV and its lore. That said, I am looking for more - for that elusive dream of complimentary characters and players of similar style and standards with a desire for long-term RP and meaningful character development. Below is a little more about me, the player, and what I'm looking for. For a more detailed look, see "Rising" in the player directory. Style: I try to have a flowing and adaptable style, something in in between 'rapid-fire' and 'multi-para' posts. I love detail but I don't like to be buried under it. I like to paint enough of a picture that those I'm RPing with have a (fairly) clear idea of what's happening but are not overwhelmed by the minute details. However, sometimes a quick comment or short emote is all that's required to progress the scene. I like to think that I am sensitive to the situation and adjust accordingly. Standard: Even though the FF world is high fantasy, I prefer realism. I prefer characters that are not The Warrior of Light. My characters are normal people that have battled through their circumstances with character and conviction. They've suffered loss, learned lessons, been broken, made mistakes, been redeemed, stood their ground, lost their way, won some and lost some, they've persevered. What my character is, and what I am looking for, are realistic characters - beautifully flawed. Connections Desired: I'm looking for the whole experience really. I know that no one person can provide that so, ideally I'm looking for group of folks that will be able to mutually contribute to each other's story and character development. Mature and/or dark themes welcomed. Availability: I play every day and am usually available in the late afternoon and evening. My character is a Raen female named Tenmei Kaen. She's a wanderer and could conceivably be most anywhere, though lately she's been around Gridania. I can move her but I have to come up with a legit character reason to do so. You can read a little about her on her page in the wiki. What I'd like for this character: Companions - She's been alone for a long time and really misses having friends. Adventure - She has a love for exploring, for seeing and experiencing new things. Challenge - Always looking for personal growth, learning new skills and perfecting old. Significant Friendships - I think it would be neat to have the opportunity to develop a deep friendship with someone. That's something she's not had before as her itinerant lifestyle didn't really give her the time to commit to more than superficial friendships. Romantic Relationship - Another side effect of the itinerant life is that she's never had a love interest - or at least not one that's had a chance to blossom. Possible RP Hooks: She was an itinerant healer in northern mountainous region Othard. Her route took her through the mountains and along the northern reaches of the Azim Steppes. Perhaps your character is a Raen or Hyur that lived in one of the villages she visited or from one of the Xaela tribes that traveled near the foothills. She spent several months with a Dataq tribe. As a healer, she is always keen to learn of local remedies and ingredients. She has a marked preference for natural remedies. As a healer, she is trained in conjury and interested in learning more. She a fondness for animals, and particularly for chocobo's. That's all I can think of right now. If you're interested in the characters meeting, you can contact me here, in game (Tenmei Kaen) or on discord RisingWolf#7518.
  2. Oh, I think my Tenmei might get along quite well with her!. Mei is a healer, versed in many forms but always opts for natural remedies if possible. She's close to the land, and sensitive to the subtle undercurrents that often go unnoticed by the general populace. I am just recently returned to the game and trying to play catch-up on everything but I am looking for a few RP friends.
  3. Well, I have established a character and while some details will develop through RP, I'd like to introduce Tenmei Kaen! Mei has been kicking around Ul'dah these last few days people watching. She's met some interesting characters and possibly some new friends. Thanks to those who interacted with the quiet Raen girl. I look forward to meeting more folks and perhaps finding the few that wish to engage in a more in-depth story. Ideally I'd like to find an individual or small group to adventure with and mutually develop the characters through bonds of friendship and wild adventures. Tenmei has a full-blown case of wanderlust and doesn't like to stay too long in one spot so she could show up anywhere, though right now she's inclined to stick around in Ul'dah and get to know her new friends.
  4. Hello and Welcome! I have just recently returned to the game and have found a nice home on Mateus. I had no problem creating a couple characters on that server, though did run into a slight problem one day but later found out there was a charity event that was a lvl 1 run... so tons of level 1 characters had just been created which may have triggered a temporary closing of the server. Aside from that one time, I had no problem creating new characters on Mateus. Balmung is nigh impossible to create new char on, and honestly, I transferred characters from Balmung to Mateus. I think the style and standard of RP on Mateus fits me better... or I just got super lucky with the "right place, right time" thing and found what I liked almost immediately! Good luck to you!
  5. I. Basic Info Characters: Tenmei Kaen ( Raen, Au Ra ) Primary character: Tenmei Kaen Linkshells: none Primary RP linkshell: none II. RP Style Amount of RP (light, medium, heavy): Med/Heavy. I'm up for RP most any time I am online. If RP flagged then I'm IC, if not then send a tell. Views on RP combat and injuries: I think RP combat, whether against another player or an npc'd 'boss' fight is great. If I am RPing with people I know/trust, emote combat is fine, as long as everyone is fair in the strengths and weaknesses of their characters, and a realistic resolution can be achieved. In the absence of that, I prefer rolls, especially if connected to a good RP Combat System/Char Sheet. So, I guess the answer is, "Yes, I like RP combat, but participation depends on the circumstances." As for injury, that's expected at some point. No death, dismemberment/maiming, or disfigurement, unless discussed and agreed upon prior to engagement. Views on IC romance: Romance is a desired part of the RP experience for me but I feel I should make a couple things clear: 1) Any relationship would have to be organic and follow a natural, unforced progression. It is unlikely the character would be interested in casual sex. 2) 'Romance' is not synonymous with 'ERP'. Romance is all the things that happen before and after intimate encounters, and 'fade to black' is perfectly acceptable and no less meaningful to the character/story. *Please note that romance is only a small, if important, part of my adventurer's life. Any romance prospect would first have to be a friend and kindred spirit, sharing the same thirst for adventure and ethos as the character does. Views on non-romantic RP (family ties, etc): I've never had a player played IC relative and would be very open to this. Views on lore: Lore abiding and prefer to RP with others of the same mindset. I don't mind those that are creative and can bend lore without breaking it, but it has to be in a believable way for the world. Views on chat functions (/say, /linkshell, etc): Always IC in /s & /em. Detest OOC on IC channels, and as such usually don't even have yells/shouts turned on since folks seem to spam those channels with OOC. Almost never IC in Whispers... unless my character emotes whispering to another. III. Other Info Country: US Timezone: GMT-6(D)/GMT-7(S)(Mountain) Contact info: Message me here or whisper in game! Discord user: RisingWolf#7518 *Note: I am fairly new to FFXIV and its lore. I'm still learning about the FF world but I am an experienced RPer. While RP is my focus I also like to PvE and if I can PvE and RP at the same time, that's best!
  6. I started nosing about in FFXIV years ago but I never quite found my niche and drifted away. I decided to give it a shot again but also determined that I'd do so out of the main stream and rolled on Mateus rather than returning to Balmung. I plan to play and RP my Au Ra (Raen) but I am having fits over a name. I am curious, how picky is the RP community about names? I would find a fitting "Japanese" first name but I am uncertain about a surname. I even considered a Xaela surname as it fits the idea I have for her story. However, I don't want to be the 'special snowflake' or the lore-breaker. Aside from the naming issue, I am looking for any and all good info on Au Ra lore. Ideas, opinions, and especially links to reliable references are much appreciated! Anyway, I look forward to meeting you lovely people!
  7. Hai! Welcome to FFXIV. I have RP'd extensively in WoW and GW2, and while I like GW2 much better than FFXIV (dodges the rotten fruit), I've found the community here to be more welcoming and inclusive. In fact the big groups here seem intimidating but everyone has been really nice. I am on Balmung cause after GW2 where you may or may not get on the right RP shard, I wanted to be able to find RP if I chose. I love to find RP in the open world, or in random places so for me there was no choice. You don't have to join the big groups, and with FC housing, you can often find small RP in a more secluded atmosphere. That said, you may want to try Jenova. I started there cause you almost have to use the paid xfer service to get on Balmung (unless you're super lucky and have fantastic timing). They have a small but friendly community there. You might try the Linkshell, Jenova RP Corner as they were the ones I met. Not saying that other servers don't have good groups, just that this is the one I have a little experience with. Again, welcome, and good luck!
  8. Thanks for all of the comments. It confirms what I had already been thinking but it's always nice to get the opinions of those active in the community. Hopefully I'll get into the swing of things and start RPing. Hope to meet and RP with you all in Eorzea!
  9. Yes, let's avoid landmines! I prefer to RP as an average person, skilled but not extraordinary. You know, strengths and weaknesses, flaws... Again, links & resources! So very helpful. Looks like I've got a lot of reading to do. Thanks for the replies. I am still interested in opinions and perhaps examples of how others RP their healers.
  10. I should have mentioned that due to a... learning disability, I am unable to process much of the lore set forth in the quests. I can't really explain other than that I think it's the format in which it's presented. That said, yes, the general idea came across and in my mind it works similar to to how Elementalists heal in GW2. So I think that I'm set with that. More specifically I'm wondering about the WHM. Is Succor too OP? As an Au Ra not long in Eorzea, would she have had access to a Padjal for training? What impact does the actual Soul Stone have, if any? As for the Alchemy end.. thanks for the link, that's fantastic!
  11. This is my first RP character, and I've yet to RP her because I have a limited understanding of the lore (and the game!). Currently she is a level 45 White Mage, and I do wish to RP her as a healer but I'm not sure how healing works in this game. Firstly, she is Au Ra so I'm not sure if that affects anything. Secondly, she's an herbalist and naturopath, so she often uses natural treatments/remedies instead of 'magics' (for lack of a better word). She's not young, approximately 35 if human years/aging is equivalent to that of Au Ra. So, she's not inexperienced and she has been an independent healer for nearly two decades. So, my questions are 1) Are there specific plants in lore that she should be using for her herbs, or are the earth plants acceptable? 2) How do healing magics work? I do plan on leveling all the healing classes but am focused on WHM for now. Do they manipulate Aether? Or is it some form of primal powers? Or is it something else? Any help/advice would be wonderful, either in general or specific. I want to join an FC but before I do the intro RP I want to have a firm grasp on the abilities and limitations of my healer. I don't retcon so I really can't afford to make a big mistake in RP. Thanks for your help!
  12. I. Basic Info Characters: Tatsu Ito ( Raen, Au Ra ) Primary character: Tatsu Ito Linkshells: none Primary RP linkshell: none II. RP Style Amount of RP (light, medium, heavy): Med/Heavy, non-elitist Views on RP combat and injuries: I love RP combat, whether against another player or an npc'd 'boss'. If I am RPing with people I know/trust, emote combat is great, as long as everyone is fair in the strengths and weaknesses of their characters, and a realistic resolution can be achieved. In the absence of that, I prefer rolls, especially if connected to a good RP Combat System/Char Sheet. So, I guess the answer is, "Yes, I like RP combat, but participation depends on the circumstances." As for injury, that's expected at some point. No death, dismemberment/maiming, or disfigurement, unless discussed and agreed upon prior to engagement. Views on IC romance: Romance is desired but with a couple clarifications: 1) Any relationship would have to be completely organic and follow a natural progression. 2) 'Romance' is not synonymous with 'ERP'. *Please note that romance is only a small, if important, part of my adventurer's life. Any romance prospect would first have to be a friend and kindred spirit, sharing the same thirst for adventure and ethos as Tatsu does. Views on non-romantic RP (family ties, etc): I've never had a player played IC relative and would be very open to this. Views on lore: Lore abiding and prefer to RP with others of the same mindset. That said I don't mind those that are creative and can bend lore without breaking it, but it has to be in a believable way for the world. Views on chat functions (/say, /linkshell, etc): Always IC in IC channels. Detest OOC on IC channels. Almost never IC in Whispers... unless my character emotes whispering to another. III. Other Info Country: US Timezone: Currently: GMT-6 (Mountain) Contact info: Message me here or whisper in game! Discord user: Rising#7518 *Note: I am fairly new to the game and lore. Still learning but an experienced RPer. While RP is my focus I also like to PvE and if I can PvE and RP at the same time, that's best! [align=center][glow=green]~Special announcements can be found in the posts below~[/glow][/align]
  13. Yes. I noticed a ton of spikey damage in that dungeon, but silly dps didn't go for adds and I ended up doing it. Much Cleric stance-dancing! But, I've noticed that if a tank marks the groups, most dps seem to pay attention to it. It does help. I've had some great tanks, and some terrible ones. So saying it's hard to manage aggro is relative. I've had exact same classes in the same dungeons, yet had one be amazing and one horrendous. But I guess the same should be said about everyone. The dps that stands there doing nothing, or worse, pulling adds can ruin a group as well as a bad healer or tank.
  14. As a healer, and someone new to the game, I appreciate a tank that doesn't chain pull. Even more, I appreciate one that can flipping hold aggro. I know better than to have regen on the tank before pull, and I usually wait for him to start taking some damage before casing my first heal. Still, there are tanks out there that can't hold aggro on more than one mob. Granted they may be as new as I am but still, it's frustrating. I'm still trying to figure out buff/debuff/class icons, and the fact that I have to search for what may be a dispellable debuff in the same line of class icons and buff icons is infuriating. I have trouble with the UI, and in particular the target & party frames. I'm still learning the class and the game. The GCD kills me. Cast times kill me. I miss my Disc Priest. I'm only level 41 WHM (my first char. I don't have multiple chars or classes) but I think I do a decent job. Only wipes have been due to tank failing mechanics. I know I need to improve but god bless those kind tanks that explain boss fights (I always let folks know i'm new at the start) and keep an eye on the healer!
  15. I actually rolled a character on Jenova. There's a small but friendly group of RPer's there. I've not actually RP'd yet as I need to flesh out my character before doing so, but they've been helpful and I see them call out in the LS fairly often promoting RP.
  16. I'd recommend checking out the Race Lore Masterpost, which contains lore on the origins, customs, naming conventions, and racial traits of the six races. There's a tab specifically for Au Ra! *snip* OMG, this is amazing. Thanks for all the links and info. Just what I needed. Thanks for the welcome and words of advice. The other problem I've run into is creating a character on Balmung, or even Gilgamesh... I've woken up in the middle of the night to check availability and still they're full. Is there some trick? Or is there perhaps another server than RPers go to?
  17. Hello folks! As indicated, I have the game and have played in a limited fashion a couple times in the past year. I am primarily an RPer but I also like to be fairly decent at the games I play. FFXIV has proven quite confusing to me but I'll figure that part out. I'm here for RP, to create, and develop a character in the FFXIV world. I am not sure if I will continue with the character I originally created, Kaecia Sorel, an Elezen Archer, or if I will create an entirely new character. I was quite happy with the Elezen, but I rolled her and played the game alone. However, in general, I found it difficult to get into RP. I usually seemed to be ignored, or got a lot of whispers from folks wanting to ERP. So, I have to wonder, is this something expected in general in RP here, or is it just that she wasn't guild attached and seemed available? This time my RP partner in another game has decided to give FFXIV a shot. I'm pretty pleased with this, and it's gotten me thinking about just doing a whole 'restart' and rolling a new character. That said, he's very interested in rolling an Au Ra, specifically Xaela. So I am considering rolling a Au Ra as well, and starting fresh. I am new to the FF setting, having never played any of the other FF games, and only very limited time in XIV. I like to do my research so my first iteration of a character is accurate and I don't have retcon anything. I've had some trouble finding much detail on the Au Ra. I've found the wiki's and they seem rather... lean on details... unless I'm missing something? Anyway, initial thoughts were his Xaela being somewhat of an outcast (primarily because we don't know anyone and so won't have clan ties). He likes the idea of me creating a Raen (which I like visually anyway). So, I'm wondering if there's any stigma with such a friendship? Does it completely fly in the face of lore? How does class/job fit into characterization? Any common mistakes I should avoid with either the world or the Au Ra specifically? For me to know my character, I need to know where she came from, what her past is. Any info on their homeland would be helpful. Anyway, I'd love some advice, or ideas. I'd also love some contacts, references, resources, links, FC's, etc. Thanks for reading, and I look forward to seeing you in Eorzea!
  18. I. Basic Info Characters: Kaecia Sorel (Wildwood Elezen) Primary character: Kaecia Sorel Linkshells: none Primary RP linkshell: none II. RP Style Amount of RP (light, medium, heavy): Med/Heavy, non-elitist Views on RP combat and injuries: I love RP combat, whether against another player or an npc'd 'boss'. I prefer rolls, especially if connected to a good RP Combat System/Char Sheet. I can't stand godmoders so rolls tend to be more fair... unless the RNG gods are being jerks. Freeform works as well for friends and guild mates. As for injury, that's expected at some point. No death, dismemberment/maiming, or disfigurement, unless discussed and agreed upon prior to engagement. Views on IC romance: Desired but with a couple clarifications: 1) Any relationship would have to be completely organic and follow a natural progression. 2) 'Romance' is not synonymous with 'ERP'. *Please note that romance is only a small, if important, part of my adventurer's life. Any romance prospect would first have to be a friend and kindred spirit, sharing the same thirst for adventure and ethos as she does. Views on non-romantic RP (family ties, etc): I've never had a player played IC relative and would be very open to this. Views on lore: Lore abiding and prefer to RP with others of the same mindset. That said I don't mind those that are creative and can bend lore without breaking it, but it has to be in a believable way for the world. Views on chat functions (/say, /linkshell, etc): Always IC in IC channels. Detest OOC on IC channels. Almost never IC in Whispers... unless my character emotes whispering to another. III. Other Info Country: US Timezone: Currently: GMT-6 (Mountain) Contact info: Message me here or whisper in game! *Note: I am brand new to the game and lore. Still learning but an experienced RPer. While RP is my focus I also like to PvE and if I can PvE and RP at the same time, that's best! [align=center][glow=blue]~Special announcements can be found in the posts below~[/glow][/align]
  19. IC Romances, hmm... I think the best ones are the ones where the two don't necessarily like each other to start with. Maybe they're rivals or even enemies. Perhaps they are allied for a cause but don't get along but then as the work together they slowly gain a grudging respect for each other and that slowly blossoms into a friendship. Even when that friendship happens and continues to grow, they either don't acknowledge it or resist where it's taking them. Only at the end, when they finally admit that they are in love, do they realize the whole story has been a romance... and one like no other.
  20. Hello and welcome! I'm rather new myself and would love to meet other Elezen. Kaecia Sorel in game. ...I'm almost afraid to ask who you were on WrA.
  21. For me, it depends on a lot of factors. The one factor in which I will always ask is when it's so bad that I cannot understand what they are trying to communicate in the RP. A misspelling, a word out of order or left out, simple errors that could be guessed at in more than one way, etc., those I always whisper for clarification. I never ask in public channels so if the person is prone to over-sensitivity, it hopefully comes across as more constructive than criticizing. There is a lot that I let slide just because I don't know who I'm RPing with. Are they native English speakers? If so, which English? I find that non-native speakers are more conscientious and make fewer mistakes than native speakers and also are the most open to grammar help (I refrain from spelling help since most use British English - that's a horse of a different 'colour') but that's besides the point. If it is spelling in specific to the game world and I see it more than once, I may whisper them to point it out. However, this is not something I do in random RP. It is more with people I know, people I've RP'd with several times, friends, FC, etc. As for it being offensive and why, the obvious answer is that depends entirely on the person receiving the correction. Most of that depends on personality. I am very self conscious, overly sensitive, and I hate undue attention. It's something I struggle with. To be honest, if someone I was RPing with corrected me in a public channel, I'd die of shame. I'd probably throw out some IC "Gotta go now" excuse and walk away. Drawing attention to me, especially negative attention, feels like an attack. Granted I am on the far side of the spectrum, with the other extreme being the one who could care less for your 'help' and blast you with profanity. So the middle ground is likely to result in the most acceptance both as the giver and receiver of such help, and is probably the best place to be either way. Still, people are people and you're going to get the spectrum of responses. In the end, I have to say I agree with Caspar, Graeham, and Lilia Lia (above 3 posters) said, and in game RP, if it's understandable, I just roll on. Ain't nobody got time for that stuff.
  22. GW2, WoW, SW:TOR with many max level characters and heavily RP'd in game. RIFT, LotRO, TSW, were all tried with varying levels of success. GW2 is my main MMO and FFXIV is the new kid on the block for me. There is a host of things I love about GW2 and I don't foresee leaving it. That said, I love the RP friendliness of FFXIV! It's a steep learning curve for me as far as how to play the game and how things work... and where the heck is my dodge?! Ahem... All the games I've played before, I leveled with someone that knew the ropes and I find myself sadly alone in FFXIV. I still dabble in WoW at times... too many hours into that game, too many characters, too much gold just sitting there... But, the love is gone. Last RP partner there is gone and we no longer play together. SW:TOR is okay game wise, if subbed, but RP wise, I only went to that game for the RP partner. Now that we are no longer partners, I can't even stomach the thought of RP in that game. I just hate the universe. The rest I was never too attached to. So, yeah, GW2 is my first love, and if I ever figure out FFXIV, I can see it being a good option.
  23. I'm not very adventurous when creating a character. I love the Ranger archetype and in games I like to play the Ranger/Hunter/Archer. So that's always where I start. My Rangers may have different personalities but they all usually have certain things in common, like Neutral/Good alignment, serious demeanor, personal code of honor, a sense of duty or obligation to her faction/people/friends/family/etc., and a willingness to do what needs to be done. That's my framework, familiar and comfortable as it is. So for me, that's the easy part. The rest lies in a little lore research into my setting. I figure out what species/race 1) Most fits the archetype, 2) Figure out a rough idea of where they came from. Trust me, I do mean rough. Next step is the character creation in game. I actually derive a bit about their personality as I create them. Not sure why that is, but it is. I also find naming extremely important. I was very unfamiliar with FF so actually playing an Archer has helped develop the character in my mind. As I play, explore, and learn the lore a bit, the personality and backstory emerges. Most my characters are pretty closed so I can get away with giving little info when I RP casually but that casual RP really helps develop and set the personality of the character for me. Anyway, I suppose I would say that I take the class/profession/job I enjoy playing the most and work from there.
  24. Like the OP, I prefer context. I am not a tavern/bar RPer and for the most part dislike the cities. My characters are always the 'outdoorsy' types that prefer adventure & travel. So built in already is the ability to take my character ICly almost anywhere but she's not likely to meet someone in a tavern. That being said, if I want to RP with someone I can usually find a way. I will not break character to be somewhere but within that is still a bit of leeway. Time can be a bit fluid though I travel by mundane means ICly. There's usually enough going on in the world that I can make an excuse for her to be in a particular area. Don't forget the other side of the coin, that the other person is just as accommodating with location as you are. If they want to RP with you, they should have a similar mindset and not mind working out a good place for both characters. If I'm ICly involved in another RP, I will usually say something regarding that and then offer up the logical places my character would be while in that situation. There's usually a place in that list that the other says, "Oh... I can be there!"
  25. Also if it's written, technically it's libel. Don't forget that 'truth' can be very dependent on perspective. Text, especially when emotions are involved, is a terrible form of communication. You can't hear tone, see body language, or any other number of indicators. Without someone specifying, how do you know that what they are saying is the stone cold facts, or just a rant and them letting off steam? Fact: "I hate this character! I'm going to kill him off and reroll." Pretty simple. Not going to play this char again. I think this means the same to both the speaker and the hearer. Rant: "I hate this character! I'm going to kill him off and reroll." Not so simple. More like a frustrated and discouraged player that will likely work at the character once they've cooled off. Something the speaker takes for granted but not necessarily the hearer. So, if the player continues to play the character, the hearer will think they lied and the speaker probably hasn't thought a thing beyond the rant. So what is truth? Point of View has a lot to do with things.
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