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Breaking Character

A series of articles on MMORPG roleplaying from an avid MUD player.

Author: lsomb


Posted by lsomb Monday August 6 2012 at 2:17PM
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Hello everyone, and welcome to the very first entry of Breaking Character.

Let me start with a few things about myself. I’ve been playing MUDs for the past few years, primarily focusing on Achaea from Iron Realms Entertainment. Although I game casually, I consider myself primarily a writer and a roleplayer; before discovering Achaea, I spent a great deal of time in chat, forum, and Livejournal roleplaying, from which moving to text gaming was a natural progression. It’s from this perspective that I intend to approach this blog.

After playing MUDs for so long, I find that trying to roleplay on a graphic MMORPG just doesn’t compare. The medium of text is inherently more fluid than a graphical one, unrestricted by visuals and limited only by your imagination. Anything describable can happen, allowing for a dynamic, free-flowing world that encourages and nurtures creativity. However, while many of my future posts will be focused on MUD roleplaying, almost all of the advice can be applied to other games too.

Over the course of Breaking Character, I’ll attempt to provide insight into what it is about text gaming and Achaea that has kept me playing for the past few years, as well as advice on character development and general roleplaying guides. I hope that you’ll be able to take something away from my accounts, and find ways to enhance your own MMORPG experience. writes:
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