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Wallowing in the MUDs with Raslazel

A series of articles about MUDs and gaming in general, involving strategy and commentary on role-play and having fun.

Author: Raslazel

RP Adventures: Getting Into Character

Posted by Raslazel Wednesday July 18 2012 at 6:58PM
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Roleplaying is not just a hobby for me, it’s a passion. It’s a bit of an art form, developing deep and complex characters that are believable and fun for others as well. That’s not even mentioning developing the skills it takes to properly play out a scene on the fly.

In Achaea, the top MUD from Iron Realms Entertainment, I play Raslazel – a fun-loving, mischievous free spirit. I’ve had an alt or three, both before and after Ras, but I keep coming back to him. Why is that, you don’t have to ask? I like him and who he is.

The best advice I can give about getting into character is that it should be a character. You should be playing a role, not yourself. You’re less apt to take things personally that way and much more likely to have fun.

Let your character develop freely, organically with only the slightest pushes from you to get him through situations. Allow his thoughts to override yours so he can make his own decisions. It’s important to just let things happen. That way, you won’t be angry if they don’t go your way.

Once your character is established, find a group to play with on a regular basis. I have several go-to people that I know I’ll have fun with no matter what. This is because they know me, they know my character and vice-versa. When you’ve found those people, you’ll know it. I’ll write more on this in the next post.

In conclusion, it’s important to remember that a game is not a substitute for a healthy social life and playing it as such can ruin your fun. A game is a form of entertainment, and in the case of the best MUDs on the internet, those from Iron Realms Entertainment, something to help you express your creativity in new and exciting ways. If you’ve never tried a MUD from Iron Realms, why not give one a shot? There’s nothing to be lost in trying a free MMORPG that can be played with no download required.