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Hey guys! This is SG and I couldn't help but notice something.

 

Some of the work here is really really intimidating. Lol. I mean seriously the art, the stories, the general personality - its all just amazing and maybe even a little daunting. 

 

For me personally, it took a long time to work up the courage to join Hydaelyn Roleplayers because of how much better everyone else seemed to be. I mean I was just a noob, not a very good artist, and with little to no mmorp experience  - how could I possibly contribute? Looking back on that I can't help but think that maybe there are other people who feel the same. So I thought I'd make this thread for the noobs - those with less to no role play experience; who don't already have friends in the community and just want to get their foot in the door. 

 

Of course I'm not saying the more experienced role players can't join in. Interacting with you is how we learn! But I just thought I'd create a kind of safe zone. One where it doesn't matter how noobish (noob-y?) you are as long as you just try. 

 

If anyone wants to role play but doesn't no how to start then contact me and we'll do something. Believe me, I'm just as nervous as everybody else. In fact right now I'm getting all twitchy just for putting up this post!

 

So say hi, meet and greet, and start role playing!

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I approve of this thread ^_^

 

I used to run noob friendly rp classes and improvs in my old game just to create that 'safe zone' you mentioned, and to encourage people to get into the glorious world of tp.

 

This community seems to have a similar thing going; check out the RPC mentorship program thread to read up on it.

 

But I very much second rike's sentiment! I very much enjoy helping new ppl either plan out, test out their chars, or just plain ol talk about rp, so I'd be happy to chat ppl up OOC or IC anytime!

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I've been RPing for about 5 years now (big Star Wars fan), mostly on Jedi Academy and SWTOR. But for the past year my RP skills have been lacking. Not involved as I used to be.

 

But I'm also a Final Fantasy / JRPG fan and love the beta so far. Only managed to convince 2 people to pre-order the game, my previous community just doesn't like anything Japan related *shrug*

 

I've heard some good things about the community, and it's a lot friendlier than SWTOR's so I'm hoping not to be on my own starting off here.

 

Being from the UK I'm still in favor of joining Balmung, but if Yoshi-P adds Legacy/RP tags for EU/NA etc then it would be more convenient for me.

 

But enough of that, hoping to RP with new/experienced players on release \o/

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I've been RPing for about 5 years now (big Star Wars fan), mostly on Jedi Academy and SWTOR. But for the past year my RP skills have been lacking. Not involved as I used to be.

 

But I'm also a Final Fantasy / JRPG fan and love the beta so far. Only managed to convince 2 people to pre-order the game, my previous community just doesn't like anything Japan related *shrug*

 

I've heard some good things about the community, and it's a lot friendlier than SWTOR's so I'm hoping not to be on my own starting off here.

 

Being from the UK I'm still in favor of joining Balmung, but if Yoshi-P adds Legacy/RP tags for EU/NA etc then it would be more convenient for me.

 

Also Star wars! I rp'd on the old republic too. Though Only a little bit. Got into Death's Regiment but couldn't stay becasue of issues. I was an imperial healer op. You?

 

But enough of that, hoping to RP with new/experienced players on release \o/

 

Look me up then! I rp as a healer so it's nice to get into groups (helps me kill things faster) Though I'm in the states so the timing might be a little difficult.

 

Also..Yay! SWTOR! I played with Death's Regiment (rp guild) for a little bit but couldn't stay due to issues. My char was an imperial healer op. You?

 

*crosses fingers* don't say jedi, don't say jedi, don't say jedi...

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I've been RPing for about 5 years now (big Star Wars fan), mostly on Jedi Academy and SWTOR. But for the past year my RP skills have been lacking. Not involved as I used to be.

 

But I'm also a Final Fantasy / JRPG fan and love the beta so far. Only managed to convince 2 people to pre-order the game, my previous community just doesn't like anything Japan related *shrug*

 

I've heard some good things about the community, and it's a lot friendlier than SWTOR's so I'm hoping not to be on my own starting off here.

 

Being from the UK I'm still in favor of joining Balmung, but if Yoshi-P adds Legacy/RP tags for EU/NA etc then it would be more convenient for me.

 

Also Star wars! I rp'd on the old republic too. Though Only a little bit. Got into Death's Regiment but couldn't stay becasue of issues. I was an imperial healer op. You?

 

But enough of that, hoping to RP with new/experienced players on release \o/

 

Look me up then! I rp as a healer so it's nice to get into groups (helps me kill things faster) Though I'm in the states so the timing might be a little difficult.

 

Also..Yay! SWTOR! I played with Death's Regiment (rp guild) for a little bit but couldn't stay due to issues. My char was an imperial healer op. You?

 

*crosses fingers* don't say jedi, don't say jedi, don't say jedi...

 

Jedi was my main for a few years xD Bad choice now that I look back. Most Jedi RPers I met were all wannabe superheroes, never could feel involved with that type of crowd. Jedi were everywhere. My other main was a pilot who, funny enough, I RPed with for about 3 months and had a lot more memorable events than my Jedi had ever done. Being a bounty hunter was fun for a while too.

 

Yes, timing might be difficult. After being convinced about ping, timing is the next concern of mine. I'm usually off by 10pm here, which by then people over seas have gotten home from work or school.

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Awe, don't be afraid! Honestly everyone I know here is reeeeally excited to see all the new faces! We want new friends to RP with :3. I'm always up for RP as well, so don't hesitate to ambush me in game (Xenedra Ambreaus) or on skype (dreadpiratexen).

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Even the most awesomest, expert artists or RPers were new at it once - and possibly marveling at someone else.  So definitely stick with it, make friends, and most importantly have fun!!

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I'm new to RPing inside an mmo. Ive played MMOs a lot, from wow to swtor to maple story. If you can name it, I've probably played it.

 

As for RP, I RP with my g-friend over skype and I play D&D with some of my friends.

 

They never came together so I'm going to be really new to the concept of not describing what I'm doing. So I could use some help with it. Plz pm me if your interested in helping me with overcoming this problem. :blush:

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I'm new to RPing inside an mmo. Ive played MMOs a lot, from wow to swtor to maple story. If you can name it, I've probably played it.

 

As for RP, I RP with my g-friend over skype and I play D&D with some of my friends.

 

They never came together so I'm going to be really new to the concept of not describing what I'm doing. So I could use some help with it. Plz pm me if your interested in helping me with overcoming this problem. :blush:

*Pm's*

 

Though I'm relatively new too, I've really dived into it headlong, and really like to both share what I have learned, and look for answers to what I haven't with other people. It's a lot less intimidating when others are standing beside you asking the same questions you have! :P

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I'm new to RPing inside an mmo. Ive played MMOs a lot, from wow to swtor to maple story. If you can name it, I've probably played it.

 

As for RP, I RP with my g-friend over skype and I play D&D with some of my friends.

 

They never came together so I'm going to be really new to the concept of not describing what I'm doing. So I could use some help with it. Plz pm me if your interested in helping me with overcoming this problem. :blush:

It's actually not that different. I mean, when I rp'd in swtor you still described what you were doing but you had to keep it short and fast - can't let the conversation move on before you throw in your two cents, right?

 

Here's and example of how I rp'd in swtor ( as limited as that time was.)

 

K'hazs ears twitched as the flock of baby yellow birds continued to nip at his tail. "Chocobo's. Why is it always chocobos?"

 

I wouldn't do anything in game wise...except maybe stand next to a chocobo. But that's just me. More experienced rp'ers might have better adivce.

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I will admit, I have been mostly active since November when 1.0 shut down, but even today I am still really intimidated by a lot of users here. ;n;  I'm not really sure why... everyone has been more than kind to me! I still haven't really RPed much with anyone. Nothing super heavy, I guess? I'm still really looking forward to doing it in-game, but kind of terrified at the same time.

 

But yes...just kind of chiming in and uh. ... Something. 

 

 

... Hi.

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I will admit, I have been mostly active since November when 1.0 shut down, but even today I am still really intimidated by a lot of users here. ;n;  I'm not really sure why... everyone has been more than kind to me! I still haven't really RPed much with anyone. Nothing super heavy, I guess? I'm still really looking forward to doing it in-game, but kind of terrified at the same time.

 

But yes...just kind of chiming in and uh. ... Something. 

 

 

... Hi.

It's pretty much like starting a new job. Nervous at first but once you're in you get used to it and everyone around you has been or is in the same boat. I still get intimidated by anyone with loads of experience (or even better English and grammar when they write stories and actions). I look at theirs and then to mine and think why didn't I go to a better school ><

 

Everyone's been there.

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Oooh I am glad to see a thread like this. I RP-ed heavily in SWTOR till my guild left the game but the RPs I kind of got thrown into forcefully. Lol I am excited to see such a strong RPs community but at the same time it really is intimidating especially since I am still trying to learn the lore and figure out where my character can fit in. 

 

*digs toe into the ground*

 

Thank you for posting this thread I always have such a hard time joining into new communities.

 

*flees back into corner*

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Great OP! 

 

For all the newcomers! I am willing and happy to RP with any of you! I especially love theory crafting for ideas and concepts related to RP!

 

If anyone just wants to try an IC conversation/RP trial session with a character concept you are thinking of, feel free to send me a PM and we can arrange something on this board or over Skype!

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It is good to see that we can all come together as a community. I hope neither of us ever feel timid to be apart of it; whenever I join these types of things I want to leave a footprint. And there comes many a time where I don't get that opportunity, if anyone ever does need any assistance I think all of us will be happy to help.

 

Alone we're strong, but together we're even stronger.

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Well since everyone seems to be responding to this so well why don't we set something up?

 

Maybe have a meet and greet in the beta or on skype for those not in the beta. We could set something up for our characters: give them all a reason to be there or something. Then we roleplay, get to know each other and maybe make groups for when the game opens. Not a guild, just open rp. Though it would also be a chance for recruiters of guilds to poke there noses in and offer invitations. 

 

Anyway it's up to you guys. If you think it's a good idea then we'll select a server and a place. If some people have to change servers then it won't be a big deal to remake your character because we'll just be rping - no quests or anything. Classes will change but we'll just ignore that. If you say your a gladiator than your a gladiator, even though you had to make a lancer so you could be in Gridania. Or whatever. 

 

So what do you think?


Oooh I am glad to see a thread like this. I RP-ed heavily in SWTOR till my guild left the game but the RPs I kind of got thrown into forcefully. Lol I am excited to see such a strong RPs community but at the same time it really is intimidating especially since I am still trying to learn the lore and figure out where my character can fit in. 

 

*digs toe into the ground*

 

Thank you for posting this thread I always have such a hard time joining into new communities.

 

*flees back into corner*

*Forcefully pulls Nova out of the corner.*

 

Don't hide in corners...there are cobwebs in there. 

 

And don't be afraid to look me up when the game comes out! Or we could rp now. Or I could just babble on about lore for hours and hours leaving you to wonder just when and how I lost my social life. It's up to you!


It is good to see that we can all come together as a community. I hope neither of us ever feel timid to be apart of it; whenever I join these types of things I want to leave a footprint. And there comes many a time where I don't get that opportunity, if anyone ever does need any assistance I think all of us will be happy to help.

 

Alone we're strong, but together we're even stronger.

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I will admit, I have been mostly active since November when 1.0 shut down, but even today I am still really intimidated by a lot of users here. ;n;  I'm not really sure why... everyone has been more than kind to me! I still haven't really RPed much with anyone. Nothing super heavy, I guess? I'm still really looking forward to doing it in-game, but kind of terrified at the same time.

 

But yes...just kind of chiming in and uh. ... Something. 

 

 

... Hi.

Don't worry man, I'm the same way. Especially with Eva - that girl is scary. I mean have you read her stuff? Holy crap. Stop intimating me with your awesomeness, damn it! And that goes for the rest of you too! *glares*

 

But no worries! I've read your posts and I'm sure you'll be great to rp with! Don't be afraid to look me up! Or just message and we can do something on Skype...though I'm still trying to figure that out. I'm pretty incompetent with a computer when it involves anything beyond video games. Steam? No problem. Facebook? God help us all.

 

Ooh just read your wiki page. I really like it. Your character is interesting! He reminds me of a bunny

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Well since everyone seems to be responding to this so well why don't we set something up?

 

Maybe have a meet and greet in the beta or on skype for those not in the beta. We could set something up for our characters: give them all a reason to be there or something. Then we roleplay, get to know each other and maybe make groups for when the game opens. Not a guild, just open rp. Though it would also be a chance for recruiters of guilds to poke there noses in and offer invitations. 

 

Anyway it's up to you guys. If you think it's a good idea then we'll select a server and a place. If some people have to change servers then it won't be a big deal to remake your character because we'll just be rping - no quests or anything. Classes will change but we'll just ignore that. If you say your a gladiator than your a gladiator, even though you had to make a lancer so you could be in Gridania. Or whatever. 

 

So what do you think?


Oooh I am glad to see a thread like this. I RP-ed heavily in SWTOR till my guild left the game but the RPs I kind of got thrown into forcefully. Lol I am excited to see such a strong RPs community but at the same time it really is intimidating especially since I am still trying to learn the lore and figure out where my character can fit in. 

 

*digs toe into the ground*

 

Thank you for posting this thread I always have such a hard time joining into new communities.

 

*flees back into corner*

*Forcefully pulls Nova out of the corner.*

 

Don't hide in corners...there are cobwebs in there. 

 

And don't be afraid to look me up when the game comes out! Or we could rp now. Or I could just babble on about lore for hours and hours leaving you to wonder just when and how I lost my social life. It's up to you!


 

 

 

Nooo! my corner! Alright but just to warn you ...

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I would love to babble lore with you! I have sold my social life to pay for a new graphics card :D I regret nothing.

 

I think a get together for some open RP would be a lot of fun ... though I have nothing (including a name) created for my poor Miqo'te. I have both Skype (sapphire584) and gchat (sapphire587@gmail.com) feel free to poke me :D

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Well since everyone seems to be responding to this so well why don't we set something up?

 

Maybe have a meet and greet in the beta or on skype for those not in the beta. We could set something up for our characters: give them all a reason to be there or something. Then we roleplay, get to know each other and maybe make groups for when the game opens. Not a guild, just open rp. Though it would also be a chance for recruiters of guilds to poke there noses in and offer invitations. 

 

Anyway it's up to you guys. If you think it's a good idea then we'll select a server and a place. If some people have to change servers then it won't be a big deal to remake your character because we'll just be rping - no quests or anything. Classes will change but we'll just ignore that. If you say your a gladiator than your a gladiator, even though you had to make a lancer so you could be in Gridania. Or whatever. 

 

So what do you think?


Oooh I am glad to see a thread like this. I RP-ed heavily in SWTOR till my guild left the game but the RPs I kind of got thrown into forcefully. Lol I am excited to see such a strong RPs community but at the same time it really is intimidating especially since I am still trying to learn the lore and figure out where my character can fit in. 

 

*digs toe into the ground*

 

Thank you for posting this thread I always have such a hard time joining into new communities.

 

*flees back into corner*

*Forcefully pulls Nova out of the corner.*

 

Don't hide in corners...there are cobwebs in there. 

 

And don't be afraid to look me up when the game comes out! Or we could rp now. Or I could just babble on about lore for hours and hours leaving you to wonder just when and how I lost my social life. It's up to you!


 

 

 

Nooo! my corner! Alright but just to warn you ...

391x611http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/im-shy-at-first.jpg[/img]

 

 

I would love to babble lore with you! I have sold my social life to pay for a new graphics card :D I regret nothing.

 

I think a get together for some open RP would be a lot of fun ... though I have nothing (including a name) created for my poor Miqo'te. I have both Skype (sapphire584) and gchat (sapphire587@gmail.com) feel free to poke me :D

You think you do random shit? 

 

sense-this-picture-makes-none.jpg

 

The bumper sticker of most of my sentences. 

 

And yes! We will defiantly have to rp! But be warned. Without spell check my rp can be...lacking.

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And yes! We will defiantly have to rp! But be warned. Without spell check my rp can be...lacking.

 

definitely* :P Even spellcheckers can't get around you using the wrong word!

face? Meet palm. Oh you two already know each other? Well then it's time to get reacquainted.

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And yes! We will defiantly have to rp! But be warned. Without spell check my rp can be...lacking.

 

 

Tis a poor mind that that cannot think of more than one way to spell a word. :D I like to come up with new ways to spell common words.

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I think the suggestion on meeting on Skype might be the best option ATM, since beta time is intermittent, at best. There's also the problem that not everyone will be able to access the beta until phase 4.

 

In anycase, I'm Epikphailz on Skype, if you all decide to go that route!

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