Sadly there is a big split between community members on what is considered good RP and what is considered trolly/joke or even bad RP.
Now I personally do agree with most people in this thread who say, match the tone of the RP in that current situation. That is a good advice.
But I guess I am one of the people definitely, who some here would consider elitist RP-er.
For me personally, what some call elitism, equals respect to quality of the RP and to people who provide it and receive it.
Over the years it has become worse...
When I first joined, I never asked myself: "what is considered good RP" ?
I just pretended to be a character in a movie and a story and it just worked...
I mean, I do not remember that being a hot topic in general back in the day, like it is now almost all the time.
We used to be proud as a community that lot of the new people who joined and talked about us, looked at us as one of the best DayZ role-play communities out there. With its high standards and realistic RP, I even remember when people said: "wow this is so much better than Altis Life" ... now I sometimes find myself saying: "oh god, this is like Altis Life"
Also, I see lot of people even in this thread call for all the people to lower their standards and not report what you may consider bad RP and so on... where will the standards be then I ask?
I feel that to be very disrespectful to RP-ers in general. Again that did not used to be a thing, if anything you would reprimand your own friends and group members for their RP and constantly tried to improve your own and try to figure out if others liked it too.
But alas, this is how this community is now.
"We are like 500 painters from many schools of thought, trying to create one picture on a canvas. We all have our vision of what the final outcome of the piece should be, but cannot reach a consensus. So we all just paint and overlap each others creations on top of one another, hoping it kinda looks good" - Elitist RP-er