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Posted by: JeffGroves on Aug 28, 2009 at 12:41:09 AM
I was in an RP event on World of Warcraft a few weeks ago. It was a fight with a death knight. (Just about all WoW RP involves death knights now. Imagine if it took Wizards 2 years to release a new class for 4E, and people argued it was better than every other class, thus everyone should play one.) Everyone was declaring their actions. I was doing a little extra, though. A friend asked me about it: "Jeff, why do you keep /rolling dice?"
He wasn't the first. WoW RP is completely freeform. WoW has stats and loot, but they are completely divorced from the RP: the more you RP, the less you grind, the weaker you are. Most RPers don't accept that. They just go, "I'm as powerful as I say I am." Without any agreed-on system for balancing abilities, power creep is common; no PC wants to be weaker...