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Discussion: Do you add yourself in Roleplaying?

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  • Member
    September 21
    My characters so far have all been me as a Khajiit or Argonian, each exploring different aspects of my personality (I haven't been able to settle on one particular version that's wholly me). I'm guilty of taking things that I've only used once or twice IRL and getting them to 100 in-game, or rationalizing (e.g., "the maxed-out heavy armor is just a metaphor for me.")
  • Member
    September 22

    mitch blatt said: My characters so far have all been me as a Khajiit or Argonian, each exploring different aspects of my personality (I haven't been able to settle on one particular version that's wholly me). I'm guilty of taking things that I've only used once or twice IRL and getting them to 100 in-game, or rationalizing (e.g., "the maxed-out heavy armor is just a metaphor for me.")

    Rationalising is a massive part of this! Don't worry, I don't expect you to really spew fire from your hands, if you like lighting them then is good enough.

  • Member
    September 22

    I've got a little anecdote of yesterday's ESO sesh. Normally I try as much as possible to not do what I'd do when playing. If there's a situation where there's a chance of trolling, normally I take it even if it's out of character - hey, in ESO you can't save as you go so you need to take advantage of each opportunity. Yesterday I was met with a tough choice, and (spoilers) had to choose between ending Fildgor Orcthane's life after a private duel or capturing him and letting his brother, King Jorunn, decide.

    That seemed easy: Let the king decide. It wasn't until the dialogue following that my decision became hard to swallow. I had just forced the king to decide the fate of his own brother, and even though he says their is only one punishment for treason, it still hurt him to make that call. It might have been a better option to have killed him myself rather than pass the buck. 

  • Member
    September 24

    Paws said:

    I've got a little anecdote of yesterday's ESO sesh. Normally I try as much as possible to not do what I'd do when playing. If there's a situation where there's a chance of trolling, normally I take it even if it's out of character - hey, in ESO you can't save as you go so you need to take advantage of each opportunity. Yesterday I was met with a tough choice, and (spoilers) had to choose between ending Fildgor Orcthane's life after a private duel or capturing him and letting his brother, King Jorunn, decide.

    That seemed easy: Let the king decide. It wasn't until the dialogue following that my decision became hard to swallow. I had just forced the king to decide the fate of his own brother, and even though he says their is only one punishment for treason, it still hurt him to make that call. It might have been a better option to have killed him myself rather than pass the buck. 

    Damn, thats dark. I think that while making a brother execute the other is not ideal, on a larger scale its the right thing to do. You at least let him have a trial of sorts, gave him a chance to make peace with his decisions etc, although its still grim. Plus the King is the authority figure, which we go to for tough calls. The question is should protocal be followed in such a unique scenario - family being treated differently by royalty? Not uncommon, but not good either.

  • Member
    September 24
    Yeah Zonit was dark! It was completely out of character, being based on what I would do rather than roleplay for all the reasons you mention. But the result and listening to The Skald King lament what he had to do was rough. Better that I had killed his brother and said it happened in combat, saved that pain. Rarely do I step out of character unless for trolling purposes or flirting.