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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 4
03-20-2012, 01:44 AM
Originally Posted by Nador_Ekoor View Post
I attest that Carmanara provides a VERY good Star Trek RP experience. If you do contact her, you will be very glad to have found someone with this quality of RP.
I leave it to my 'clients' to decide what level of RP they desire.

Asking for roleplay is not equal to actually contributing to the plot and actions of one. That I speak from experience.

If the scene cannot even progress past the in-character introductions I know to call it off and attend to those who can make my plots and stories work by virtue of active collaboration.

A good, memorable Star Trek RP in the past few month's I've been here can resemble the infamous "No Win" scenario.

1. You can be nice to everyone and treat each other as friends, but the RP doesn't even go anywhere (there is zero in-character play, and eventually people start asking for other RP guilds without realizing where the problem actually lies). Eventually, you wonder why it's even called an RP guild, when even the Desperate Housewives cast can do better collaborating to conquer domestic objectives and spreading 'human intelligence info' i.e. gossip at an alarmingly effective rate.

2. You can be 100% effective at pursuing campaign objectives as part of a seasoned Task Force, developing your very own Star Trek episode each time you and your group fly the ships... but in this case those who are not familiar with military protocol or do not have the right listening skills (Stop asking 'why' when the Admiral gives orders, DO it or die. It's ELITE mode for cryin' out loud.), will be welcome to leave and again, my attention diverted to the people who do contribute and fly on my wing.

I'm inclined to pick Option Two most of the time because Task Force Cardassia is actually a very effective teamplay training exercise, whist being completely authentic featuring canon style Captains' RP.

But for one on one or even, when introducing ladies to the world of STO, I'm inclined to be a bit more... merciful.

The Headmistress doesn't wield the whip all the time