Do your ever RP yourself?

Post » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:40 am

In games, do you ever roleplay are a character that is not dissimilar to yourself?

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jesse villaneda
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Post » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:37 pm

I have life to role play myself, I like to be other people in games.
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james tait
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Lyndsey Bird
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Post » Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:49 am

Fair enough :)

I feel that the only way I can express my true self is via RP'ing in games.

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Tha King o Geekz
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Post » Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:57 pm

I often play an idealized version of myself, albeit a whole lot more brave and prone to violence (though this is due to the nature of most games I play). They are usually better looking than I am, as well. Some of them even have full heads of hair. ;)

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Post » Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:40 pm

No. I do not consider "playing as myself" to be roleplaying.

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Amanda savory
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Post » Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:24 pm

Not even as a Idealised Wyrd?

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Post » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:24 am

There is no version of me that would ever get involved in the kind of quests most RPGs send us on. I'm not an adventurer, I'm the random caravan member who dies in the intro.
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DAVId Bryant
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Post » Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:55 am

Alas, no game allows you to play it trough as random peasant corpse #328.

Also my preferred methods of dealing with conflicts are missing: "run away screaming like a little girl", and "curl into a fetal postion and start sobbing".
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Kelsey Anna Farley
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Post » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:28 am

In all fairness my characters do share some qualities of myself though I feel they are different people on their own merritt. They have their own flaws and opinions that I may sympathize/agree with but I may not share.
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Isaac Saetern
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Post » Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:29 am

Parts of me are in every character I create. This is why I can't do the Dark Brothehood quests. I can't shut that part of me off :)

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Hayley O'Gara
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Post » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:39 am

Depends on the game. If I'm playing an RPG I play the nice guy because that's how I am. But if I'm playing a GTA game I let loose and spread mayhem and leave bodies all over the place and enjoy the carnage. Kinda like the guy that likes blowing things up in Stephen King's "The Stand"
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Ashley Hill
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Post » Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:16 am

Rping as myself would ruin the immersion of the game for me. I'm also very grounded in who I am as a person and I just don't see the need. I like to rp to get away
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Jake Easom
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Post » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:29 am

I doubt many people literally RP themselves. I think what people mean is that they play characters with tastes and sensibilities that are aligned with their own. My characters tend to like what I like, and be offended by what offends me. My characters aren't me, but when met with a moral quandary it's my sensibilities that I appeal to in order to resolve it.

When I don't do this, I tend to lose interest in the character.

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megan gleeson
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Post » Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:15 am

Yeah, I do that. At risk of sounding corny I found the "real me" by playing RPGs, my real life having been the fake version. Some fairly major changes resulted from that experience.

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Post » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:24 am

Considering people are first, to a large extent, shaped by the society in which they grew up and often the people with whom they were raised, and that most other following personality traits are then developed within these social contexts until one reaches the level of maturity and/or self-awareness that allows them to determine what "self" even is, I find the idea of "Role-playing as oneself" quite silly, especially in fantasy games. How on Earth are you going to know what you would be like if you grew up in such an alien place?

However if you're talking purely on a superficial basis here, I suppose I have played "myself" as a test run of a game yes, but I'd hardly consider that to be role-playing.

For me role-playing is largely about escapism, not just lumbering my giant virtual ass around with a greatsword. ;)
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Samantha Pattison
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Post » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:27 am

My first character of every rpg, I mostly play as myself. After the first playthrough I rp as different characters.

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NAtIVe GOddess
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Post » Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:58 am

Exactly! Well said :)

If I stray too far from my own sensibilities, it's just not "fun" for me and why play if it's not fun? I guess some players enjoy the role play more than their actions in a game?

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Katie Pollard
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Post » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:28 am

I think its true that aspects of myself show up in my characters, particularly a distrust for absolutes and authority figures, but I've also managed to play characters quite unlike myself like my Redoran traditionalist in MW or my foray into cannibalism in Skyrim. Oddly enough I found the cannibalism easier than playing a DB character.

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Rachel Cafferty
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Post » Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:35 am

When I first played RPGs I'd always name the character after myself and just be myself. But I quickly grew out of it and started to create characters much unlike me and its much more fun playing that way.

Sometimes my first characters tend to share some of my likeness in terms of what I would do or what I believe in, but more often do I find myself straying from doing that to further define the character in another way. That's about as close to playing as myself as it gets.

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Sylvia Luciani
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Post » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:34 am

Nah, I wouldn't make for a very interesting RP. My character would only want to sit around and play video games!
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Anna S
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Post » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:12 am

Pretty much, it's hardly role playing when you're just basing all the decision on your own, and play no role at all with your character.

Besides, I can't RP myself because there is no mod where all the females want the character because he's sixy as hell, so it wouldn't feel right. I'll get out.

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Marcus Jordan
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Post » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:19 am

Most people ive played with say my characters are alot of me, i sort of cant stop not playing some of me in RPG,s, because its the nature of the character classes i play that reflect a part of me, and which is why im drawn towards playing those types of classes, i can role play a separate personality but not when it comes to skills or abilities, then it just becomes roll not role, which is why i prefer to choose to play within areas i know because i much prefer the role playing over the dice rolling.

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Robert DeLarosa
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Post » Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:24 pm

Basically this, also the first character I ever play when I start a new game is myself.

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