Over the years in my various MMO community adventures, I've been sharing a roleplaying philosophy document with my people. No, I didn't write this document. That credit goes to a very smart fellow I met in Age of Conan named BronzeMountain. But he summed up my personal feelings on a few important and hotly debated topics so very well that he just might have crawled into my brain and put what I couldn't into words.
These topics are:
- No character concept survives contact with play.
- Where my character is going is far more interesting than who my character is.
- You cannot make your own character cool. You can only make other players' characters cool.
- IC Conflict = OOC Cooperation.
Interesting, huh? To note, this is in no way 100% comprehensive and, like any philosophy, these points might not be exactly true for you. Still, it's a good read and you might find a few points useful. BronzeMountain's amazing text is after the jump, and the only way I could improve upon it was, you guessed it, pictures of Transformers. Enjoy! <3