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Miradus

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What CAN'T You Play?
« on: January 14, 2017, 12:02:38 PM »

What type of character roles do you find it difficult to play?

For me, it's the quiet, listening type. The calm ones who seem to know what's going on all around them at all times.

bardlyone

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Re: What CAN'T You Play?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2017, 03:28:48 PM »
Clanned roles. I -can- play them, but I dislike the way that, even with the Byn, a clan will eat up SUCH a majority of your time and have SO many restrictions to things you can or cannot do. As an explorer type who plays when there's 3 other people on (usually who aren't in my clan) it is unbelievably frustrating to be relegated to being alone in the city. So I wind up either avoiding clans, looking for the few roles where I can still leave, or breaking the rules and doing it anyway.

Also, elves. I'm not big on pk or stealing from other pcs. I think it's all fine and good when other people do it, but would prefer to avoid it unless there's such IC circumstances as to make avoiding it something that would be a total break with character. As such, I tend to avoid elf roles.

Warriors. The extra doubleplusgood combat skills don't make up for the lack of utility skills. I've played 1 warrior that lived more than 4 hours. And meh. Give me a ranger or assassin instead. Decent combat with a shitload of utility trumps awesome combat with no utility for me any day. Perhaps if I had a really long lived gladiator pc it would be different but... it's not different now, heh.

Dwarves. I like to be flexible in pursuing different stuff. I tend to be dwarflike in thought patterns IRL, flitting from focus/obsession to focus/obsession without much break between. Getting stuck in that with bigger and harder to achieve stuff IC is just too much like being stuck in my own head.
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Re: What CAN'T You Play?
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2017, 03:33:15 PM »
Half-giants. I can play somewhat simple-minded people, but it takes a kind of smarts to intentionally play "stupid" that I just don't have.

Dwarves. I still think this should be a karma-required option. I'm too scatter-brained to be able to wrap my mind around a focus for more than a few hours at a time.

Leaders who are required to hire a "crew." I'm okay having an assistant, or paying piecemeal or contractual stuff. Just not so great when it comes to picking and choosing a whole bunch of people that I'd have to be responsible for, and give them all tasks, and expect them to earn their keep, etc. I'm just too impatient. One or two trusted employees, sure. A crew? Nah.  So, no Byn Sergeant role for me any time soon.

A truly F-me character or femme fatale. I'm just not interested enough in IG romantic/sexual relationships to play one of these.

An active, successful assassin. And by assassin I mean vocation, not skillset. I have nothing at all against PK and in fact I'm all for it. I'm just very cowardly and would rather be influential enough to get someone else to do it on my behalf, than be the one to shove the blade in.
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Re: What CAN'T You Play?
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2017, 03:38:27 PM »
I am just so bad at playing mages. I've had one that lived for like 6 days of playtime and that's the best I've ever done. Not a whole hell of a lot of interest in playing most of the mage guilds, either. Enjoy Whirans. Enjoyed Nilazi. Haven't ever really clicked with anything else.
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Re: What CAN'T You Play?
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2017, 03:45:29 PM »
Primarily social, heavy politics roles. I can do it part time, but not all the time.

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Re: What CAN'T You Play?
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2017, 05:18:14 PM »
Im not sure there is anything I cant do. If there is I have yet to find it personally, but I am sure its out there somewhere. It could be half giants that do it, it might not be.

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Re: What CAN'T You Play?
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2017, 05:26:03 PM »
Political roles / aides, because playtimes  :'(

Any nonhumans except half-giants. With nonhumans I always feel like I'm not doing the race justice, and I prefer to focus on personality rather than racial roleplay.

Outdoorsy roles - no direction sense. Staff might know how many times I take wrong turns in Allanak, in areas I know like the back of my hand by now.  :P

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Re: What CAN'T You Play?
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2017, 05:47:49 PM »
Dwarves - Fuck I hate dwarves.  I try them every so often and then immediately feel very dirty.

Breeds - Because I start to feel breedy OOC'ly as I constantly question "am I being breedy enough?  Am I being too breedy?  Do others think I am being breedy enough?!"

A native of Luir's outpost.  I just require more social interaction than nod/spar/bar repeat.  Call me kookie.
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Re: What CAN'T You Play?
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2017, 06:23:47 PM »
Any nonhumans except half-giants muls. With nonhumans I always feel like I'm not doing the race justice, and I prefer to focus on personality rather than racial roleplay.

Outdoorsy roles - no direction sense. Staff might know how many times I take wrong turns in Allanak, in areas I know like the back of my hand by now.  :P

The above is accurate. Don't tell staff I -still- can't get to Luir's from Allanak. Even Red Storm's a stretch.

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Re: What CAN'T You Play?
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2017, 06:29:23 PM »
I don't find racial roleplay that difficult. But I have nearly no interest in playing dwarves, half-giants or desert elves.

Any future mages of mine will be with the subguild randomly rolled for after I've come up with background/concept.
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Miradus

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Re: What CAN'T You Play?
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2017, 06:48:17 PM »

I really like dwarves and desert elves are pretty fun too but I haven't tried anything else non-human.

I can't seem to find the thrill in a pickpocket or city-based thief of any sort. Pickpockets are really neat and they become pretty playable in like a day or two but I have never figured out what to do with them during the daytime.

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Re: What CAN'T You Play?
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2017, 07:55:30 PM »
Crafters.  Holy cow it bores my brain numb.  Lots of people love it but not me.


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Re: What CAN'T You Play?
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2017, 08:26:23 PM »
Facial roleplay.
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Re: What CAN'T You Play?
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2017, 08:33:45 PM »
Facial roleplay.

I do indeed suck at describing faces.
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Re: What CAN'T You Play?
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2017, 08:47:01 PM »
Facial roleplay.

I do indeed suck at describing faces.
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Re: What CAN'T You Play?
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2017, 08:49:10 PM »
I like where this thread went.

I dont play magickers or stealthy. It just doesn't vibe.
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Re: What CAN'T You Play?
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2017, 08:51:22 PM »
Men.
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Re: What CAN'T You Play?
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2017, 09:01:20 PM »
Things without parry.
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Miradus

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Re: What CAN'T You Play?
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2017, 09:07:37 PM »

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Re: What CAN'T You Play?
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2017, 09:22:14 PM »
I didn't think I'd be able to play a half-elf very well, but when I did I found the mindset disturbingly natural.

I don't think I could ever play a leadership position again.  Too much responsability and drama.  Painfully reminded me of work.

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Re: What CAN'T You Play?
« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2017, 02:48:29 PM »
I love to play city elves, but I seem to get them killed at around 7 days played from talking to much shit or stealing from the wrong guy.
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Miradus

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Re: What CAN'T You Play?
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2017, 02:51:16 PM »
I love to play city elves, but I seem to get them killed at around 7 days played from talking to much shit or stealing from the wrong guy.

What's fun is to create a character whose whole purpose is to talk shit and see how long that lasts.

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Re: What CAN'T You Play?
« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2017, 03:48:47 PM »
I didn't think I'd be able to play a half-elf very well, but when I did I found the mindset disturbingly natural.

I don't think I could ever play a leadership position again.  Too much responsability and drama.  Painfully reminded me of work.

I don't really play my half-elves that much different than my humans. They might have the occasional urge to flip off whoever they're with and set off alone. They might wish they had more friends.
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WanderingOoze

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Re: What CAN'T You Play?
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2017, 03:52:37 PM »
Leaders, I'm terrible at playing leaders. I get my minions
killed/maimed a lot. Actually, scratch that. I'm a great leader.
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Re: What CAN'T You Play?
« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2017, 06:33:53 PM »
I had one magicker. Well, two. But I'm pretty sure a certain SLK murdered my Stonebraxat beneath 2 hours played, SO. But I found full guild mages fucking dreeeeary. Barf.
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