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Jul. 27th, 2006 @ 02:05 pm a question and a funny
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First off, for those of you who RP in LJ comms - I'm thinking of joining one, but it seems like it might end up with lots of... well, sketchy rpers? Any advice?

Secondly, hehe, saw Ernie Chambers walking his dog today. XD Probably only those of you from Nebraska will have any idea who I'm talking about, but he's this crazy state legislator who's known for filibusting and other obnoxious traits, such as wearing a scruffy T-shirt and jeans to meetings of the Unicameral. He's kind of a state celebrity, almost. Anyway, he's got this little toy poodle, froofiest dog ever. It almost matches his beard. :D Man, gotta love bus routes that go right by the Capitol.
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From:froda_baggins
Date:July 27th, 2006 07:52 pm (UTC)
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Any advice?

Be picky, and be patient. It can take a while to find a good game to your liking if you're as elitist as I am. ;) But don't settle. It IS possible to find a good game you'll be happy with and proud of and enjoy. Obviously you won't click with all players all the time, just like in any other type of game, but don't apply for a game with "sketchy" players in abundance, either. Those games may start out fun, but they almost always descend into inanity, stupidity, wank, or a combination of those.

And that's general advice, not really specific to LJ RPing. But it's easier in general to find LJ RPGs simply because there are, well, LJ communities devoted to advertising for them. But be thorough. Look over any and all info you can find, and read the IC stuff too, if it's already started.

Oh, and if it's entirely friends-locked, stay very, very far away. There's usually a reason for the flock, and it's almost NEVER pleasant.
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From:corellianrogue
Date:July 27th, 2006 09:46 pm (UTC)
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Well, it's actually one specific game that hasn't started up yet. The plot seems sound enough, what's been mentioned already anyway, but no else has signed up and one of the mods, the one answering questions, has said she "isn't one for too many rules" which kind of made me go 'O.o?' And there are a limited number of playable characters, just from where it's set, so I'm pondering whether to jump in now to grab the pup I want (who I already have played other places, but wanted to play more) or to hold back, see what it's like, and risk losing the chance at that pup.

...entirely flocked.... I'm not even sure I wanna know what could make a comm do that.. Well, I have a couple ideas, but... no, this one isn't like that.
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From:rhye
Date:July 27th, 2006 08:56 pm (UTC)
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If you want to RP in a more casual environment where you can come and go as any character you want, I recommend hearts_andminds and desperatefans. They're both a lot of fun and less strctured than a game. Games annoy me because there's too much to keep up with.
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From:corellianrogue
Date:July 27th, 2006 09:42 pm (UTC)
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Oooh, I shall have to check those out. I'm always looking for new places to waste time play. ;D
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From:author_kun
Date:July 28th, 2006 11:08 am (UTC)
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What sort of game is it, just out of curiosity?
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From:corellianrogue
Date:July 28th, 2006 10:41 pm (UTC)
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It's an AU based off the episode of Andromeda where Rhade was the one who killed Dylan and took over the Andromeda. And if that makes no sense, you wouldn't know the universe. It looks to be a pretty normal plot-based RP.
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From:author_kun
Date:July 28th, 2006 11:30 pm (UTC)
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Ahh. Well, as to your question, I guess it depends on how much tolerance you have for sketchy RPers, though I'm not sure exactly what you mean by sketchy. You did mention that somebody good was going to apply, so that's a good sign. I used to be a part of a huge LotR RP (it wasn't huge when I joined...). Even though most of the new members were Mary Sues or just completely annoying, there were a three or four people who I had a lot of fun playing with, so it worked out.