RP is still around. I have a few people on my friends list that are hardcore RP so as soon as they log on, they are their character. I respect that and always speak to them as if they really were. I never knew of DS9 RP as I don't really go there. I am mostly at ESD. If you are looking for people, sometimes just asking helps. Just make sure you differentiate between RP and ERP. Unfortunately, some people think RP and ERP are the same. Let it be known that they ARE NOT! RP = just playing as if you were really your character. ERP = the more adult thing.