While beginning to explore Darkfall, I am still playing Starwars Galaxy. I know, I know, it is a dieing game and I am sitting on a dieing server, living in a dieing town....why can't I just push the button? Because I love the people I roleplay with. Even though there are just a few of us at this point, we still laugh together.
Lately, I have been wondering what the hell has happened to roleplay. I know some people that always scripted everything out. They are not my kind of roleplayer...I am a spontainious person. Each time I log in, I have no idea what I am going to do. Most people that I play with play the same way. As the number of people on the server continues to go down, and friends continue to leave, it is causing changes in what happens around town. Parties used to have 30-50 people show up on a given night. Now, if you get 10, it is a very successfull night. With less people, it is harder to keep conversation going. I think people are just giving up. It wasn't all that long ago that everyone was coming from Starsider over to Sunrunner where I play. Now, everyone has left and gone to Starsider. The towns are empty, the cantinas are empty and it is hard to keep morale up. But we keep trying. I built a cantina and I have a party each Saturday. Some of us go visit other towns trying to find other roleplayers to invite to our events. We create general outlines of storylines. One such event is being planned now for our town of Persephone, Dantooine. The general idea that is being planned is a "purifying" of aliens. We are working on finding enough players for both sides to make this a fun event. Yesterday, I searched the server for roleplayers several times. I sent out invitations to this upcoming event only to have just one person answer me back. I just dont understand this. Everyone sits and whines there is nothing to do, but when there is something introduced, they dont even try to get involved. What has happened roleplayers?