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Ways to improve the RP experience?

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Cedrea    1

This thread is made so that people can post their ideas on how they think you could improve your overall RP performance.

I would say be very careful with details. Stop using words like 'clans', just use something like 'group of survivors' which makes way more RP sense.

If you rob someone and you are not in need of his backpack make sure he drops it so you can check it and get everything you want out of it but give it back to the poor bastard once there's nothing else that you are interested in it. Just say that he can pick his backpack up once you left, it's not that hard..

Can't wait to hear everyone else's opinions.

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Burgz    6

Everyone remember to say, "there's a survivor over there", not "there's a player" ;)

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Not have 'dance battles'

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somehow manage to get "groups of Survivors" to work togather to meet a common goal.

//like player events but require more cooperation

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I would for once like to meet a robber who is actually robbing out of desperation and role plays that out. If I ever had to rob someone it would only be out of a fear of death from lack of food or water.

Unfortunately people use OOC knowledge of how weapons perform in-game to just think 'that weapon is better than mine, I want it' and will just rob someone. Most seem to rob out of boredom.

Essentially why does every bandit want to role play a badass. Why not have character development? Maybe when robbing someone, after doing the official stating a consequence stuff, add a bit of character in there and say 'I really don't want to do this but I need . . . . ' (whatever item you need). People can still have heart and compassion in times of need. The problem is, too many people enjoy the bragging rights of taking x amount of people hostage or robbing someone for a certain item.

Also to those super soldiers out there, try role playing someone with flaws who maybe isn't a master of everything. Limit yourself with your character sometimes, maybe you can only use a certain type of weapon, you can't repair vehicles etc. Something to define your character other than being a marine that crash landed here.

Oh and . . . .

Not have 'dance battles'

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Not have 'dance battles'

How I solve this: Don't go to player settlements, they seem to be a breeding ground for trolls.

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Frayzies    6

I find that creating a character with flaws is essential to providing a fun roleplay experience for those that find themselves around you. If you're a mega-billy-badass with ten years of spec-ops training and a gun the size of a schoolbus then we all know exactly the sort of thing that's going to come out of your mouth. Flaws are essential for character development, plot points, events, and lying (I find lying is very important for good roleplay! :P)

I feel that the better you are at lying the more natural roleplay can come to you. Lying is acting and acting is roleplaying.

In the end I think more people just need to take it seriously. What I recommend is to go into roleplay as if it were you were trying to make the most immaculate interactive book in the world. I find people driven to robberies and other actions purely by their OOC drive to do something crazy, or for lack of boredom, when that boredom can be swept aside in a number of far more creative and entertaining ways.

I could go on and on about what I think but in the end it'll just end up being an incoherent mess that lacks a conclusion, so I'll cut it off here. :)

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Not RP someone who is in the military or who is native Chernarussian. There is more then 1 country in the world and not every single person is in the military so try something different. To me it feels like 90-95% of the clans and solo survivors are all "we were army people, we crash plane and survive here". Although I have noticed more and more people now RP-ing just survivors as opposed to just military personal. I know that the map is in-fact Russian and you would have a lot of Russians (obviously) but not every Russian is military or stuff like that, Where are the "I was a farmer before all this happened, now I'm just looking for some supplies to keep me going".

(Yes I have tried to RP different backstories but every time I do, I get either robbed by military groups (big surprise) or only ever find military groups)

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Dicey    5

Rolle seems to think one of the reasons for decreased roleplay and increased ruleplay is due to people being bored and not having clear goals in-game, from what I read in the ask an admin thread.

I've never lacked clear goals. In fact, what I do is quite simple.

Open your gear. Do you need anything? Food and drink? Ammunition? Medical supplies? Perhaps you have a car that needs repairs? Or maybe allies that might need some of these?

There's a goal for you. To optionally further increase roleplay, you can make up a background for your goal. Why do you need these things? Maybe you have a friend, fictional or not, who is seriously hurt, unable to make the journey to the free medics? You could go on a supply run for others, medicals for the free medics, as an example.

But what if you don't have any of these needs? What if you simply cannot think of anything to do?

There are solutions for you, too! In fact, there is something you can always do, always look for. Do you know what I'm referring to?

If you answer yes to this question, good on you. This likely means you enjoy it. Maybe you're even good at it, if not you're hopefully learning. Which means DayZRP is your kinda thing, yeah?

If you don't know what I'm referring to, it's RP.

If you don't enjoy roleplaying for the sake of roleplaying, I don't like you. :C

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stop accepting people who were "ex-delta-spetsnaz-SAS-CIA-FBI-OSS-SpecOps-BlackOps-whateverthehelltheotherspecialforcesare", because they ruin RP acting like they are super-flawless badasses who can do anything at all because they were in 5 special forces groups before the apocalypse, but still amazingly can't shoot a zombie from 50 meters... I always hated military clans, and I'm hoping for one thats based around something different, like a group of survivors that stuck together since the beginning, and are looking for more people to be with, or a political party, like that Norsefire clan, or a communist clan that say, takes over an area of land betweem two bridges, or the island, and will require identification at every entrance and prevents highly advanced weapons (like S-GRU did), because it's more fun to just play with people that RP, because half those military badasses look just like civilians... Roleplay someone different, I did a news reporter before, now I'm RPing as a survivor of the Chernobyl incident with a brain tumor and can't run for more than 5 minutes at a time or up hills. Its more fun like that, and if you guys are the military, your goal is to PROTECT the people, not rob them of everything they have spent so much time gathering.

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I have an Idea. Force people to follow their character backgrounds. The problem with a lot of people is that they are a nice doctor one day and an asshole bandit out for blood the next when their friends are on. Enable people to report for not being the character they are.

Another helpful tip: Try. When you walk past someone make conversation, don't do the usual "Hi can I see some ID?" "id" "OK your good" *walks away* Make something happen, comment on the weather or something odd you have noticed, something that will actually get someone to say something.

For bandit clans: STOP GOING SILENT! Seriously I understand that when someone gives you their id you scramble on teamspeak for what to do to him but honestly it is the worst role play in history to just stand there staring at him. Its hectic in teamspeaks but try to have someone constantly talk to the man until you are ready to initiate, that way it isn't blatantly obvious and the person is still enjoying himself.

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Ironicman    7

I want Military clans to act more Military like with Strict discipline Strict line of command call their officers by their rank Obey all orders without questioning ask permission for actions by officers or any other higher up

I also support Pantsinabucket with brining in political group like

Fascists who embrace social Darwinism and militarism (am a Fascist myself youknow) or National socialists stressing on bonding with Nature and the Greater man (and no National socialism isn't a racist Jew hating racist bogeyman like movies and conformist historians and edgy neonazi's want you to believe)or Socialists who want a State like Collectivation wanting more loot,cars and all for their benefit or Communists sharing all the stuff together with the policy of From each according to his ability, to each according to his need who hate exploitation and people who claim to own stuff (personal property is allowed not private property)and offcourse the libertarians who respect small clans but who just want to mind their own bushiness

it gives allot of nice flavor to the Role play as some fun cooperation or fights

Also people should add more flavor to their character like you can be a soldier but like what are you? Silent nice guy? Silent cold guy? Loud positive guy? Panic full fellow? instead of the unmotivated rude Russian guy who every military guy almost is... with one liners and generally being rude with a fake Russian accent who always says 'hello my friend' (SO please people act good with your voice! Be exiting be mad but dont be like hanging in a chair at a computer with a boring and unmotivated voice it really kills the emotions you want with your charrachter)

Also at my opinion we need a bit mroe crazy people like people who love to just kill every zombie in towns in their favorite way like hacking with an ax or shooting or just Bing some crazy jogger who loves to run in town and have some competition while running

Also less cursing! all charachters arnt teenage kids and its unrealistic to curse againt some guy who has a gun in his hand wich can be risky as hell if you dont got some support

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Jerry    19

People will only get better in time, threads that tell people to say this and that wont help at all.

Just give people time to get use to it, not everyone is professional amazing brilliant roleplayers.

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Dicey    5

I would for once like to meet a robber who is actually robbing out of desperation and role plays that out. If I ever had to rob someone it would only be out of a fear of death from lack of food or water.

This is something I would do as well. If I had everything I needed I likely wouldn't be that bad of a guy, or at the most I would try to avoid contact.

Imagine the impact it would have, thinking you need to rob your fellow man out of fear of dying- And he willingly parts with things, no threats neccessary.

And while I'm at it, I may as well criticize the 10 second robberies. I'll begin by countering the argument I often see -for- it.

When i rob you, i want your gear. I need to do it fast and effiently. I did not stop you to listen to your life story. I did not stop you to "talk nice things to you and take you to somewere". I eid not stop youto amuse you. I stoped you bcause you simply had something that i want. End pf the discussion.

Personaly i see nothing wrong with the stop, drop your weapon, run away robberies.

In real life if someone comes behind you with a knife and demands your wallet, theytell you to give it to them, they take it and either run away or tell youto get lost. Time is money and they can not afford to lose t.

Jukki manages to both make semi-sensible arguments and then shoot them down in the same post;

There's a giant flaw in that RL analogy, namely the fact that you usually don't rob people in RL if you're not desperate. Noone does that in DayZRP. Nope, they just want your shit because you have it and they don't.

DayZRP has this 'Meh, I did it cause I wanted to' vibe regarding robberies instead of the 'I didn't want to, but I had to' vibe it should have.

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Recki    1

This "Give me ID" everytime you see someone is really annoying. I roleplayed a southafrican man today that thought giving ID was some kind of tradition in this country because you get asked for it all the time.

To be honest, who would do this in reallife, even in an apocalypse? "Hey man, can I see your passport before we continue talking?"

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Cedrea    1

Just ask for the man's name instead of asking for IDs, as it was said above.

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Just ask for the man's name instead of asking for IDs, as it was said above.

Another way would be saying "hand over your passport" or other identification papers, then you could have the choice to "steal them", and you could then hand over their documents to others and build up a reputation for that person, or perform an "identity theft", and sell other's "identification papers". If this happens I would have fun doing this and selling other people's identities for a bit of extra ammo or guns.

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Just have general chats to people and help them out, you'll learn alot of things from stories, relations to other things which you would never of known if you went:

"Drop the guns, ID yourself, run away and don't return"

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Lue    25

Permadeath for legit kills.

+5000000000000

This is something i've considered for quite and while and plan to adopt, along with most of my entire group... Now, it would have to be a very well played out scenario for me to accept it as Willy's final moment... for instance, NOT getting gunned down for stepping out of a vehicle cause I couldn't hear the nonsense over my sweetass bagpipes blaring in the tape player.

It would have to be a grand death that went along the lines of the great Merman who saved his pod from megaladon by laying down his life so that all others could be saved... yes... Willy would go down the path of the merman and into history as a legend.

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Frayzies    6

Permadeath for legit kills.

+5000000000000

This is something i've considered for quite and while and plan to adopt, along with most of my entire group... Now, it would have to be a very well played out scenario for me to accept it as Willy's final moment... for instance, NOT getting gunned down for stepping out of a vehicle cause I couldn't hear the nonsense over my sweetass bagpipes blaring in the tape player.

It would have to be a grand death that went along the lines of the great Merman who saved his pod from megaladon by laying down his life so that all others could be saved... yes... Willy would go down the path of the merman and into history as a legend.

Definitely agreeable. :)

You should hop in my TS channel sometime by the way! I'd love to chat you up.

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