So because you don't like it it should be banned? Some of the best RPers I've run into are child RPers and it adds something different when its done properly. As long as they aren't being trolly who cares what age they chose to have their character?
I typically say anything under 13 is way too much to try and RP effectively.
But in saying that, I enjoy RP'ing as a kid, specifically a young teen. Once I stop getting hit on while RP'ing a char. my age even after telling people to stop I'll stop RP'ing a child character! But since that won't ever happen... Guess I'm stuck RP'ing a 14 year old!
Since ya know, even 16/17 year olds (my last char) aren't free from the creeping IC which for some reason bleeds into OOC.
On the flip side, RP'ing a kid char gives people a chance to use them as a mirror. Often times I will find that in RP people have to tackle the hard task of trying to explain difficult situations or issues to a kid, which then forces them to explain how they're doing something and why they're doing it. Or they have to take care of the kid, keep them safe from harm or even throw them into the fray so they can grow up faster! It's all depending on who someone else is playing.
It's a fun and interesting dynamic. Saying that though, I dislike RP'ing with other kid characters because it's hard enough RP'ing as a young teen and staying IC but even harder to RP a young teen and be around other kids and try and connect as children. @[email protected]
The problem is when you start asking me to act like your avatar is a small child when it's obviously a full grown man and you're running around with automatic weapons participating in firefights. No one did it up until late 2015 and 2016. Before than it was a common idea to just say that the children are off the map or staying safe in a camp or house away from the danger. Now I am being told that I should find it believable that there are children running around a town full of Mafia members and anarcho-communists that cut off peoples head and keep them as trophies. It's stupid. Just RP within the mechanics of the game.
I don't have a problem with 17-18 year old characters.
Sadly, DayZ doesn't give us any character creation options ... SO everyone is the same height and weight ..
Well, I for one, do not use any guns larger than a pistol nor carry any bags bigger than a Hunting pack. Because, as you said, it would be way to hard for a child to hold such weapons and it would be unrealistic!
I have my char use a bow and a bat and even then she doesn't typically take on infected on her own (Unless I'm OOC running somewhere ya knoooowwwwbooooiiii)
But, some people want to RP differently and are welcomed to it. If you dislike someones RP just don't RP around them! Easy peasy! Say your char. HATES kids with a PASSION OF A THOUSAND SUNS and use that as a excuse to not hang around any kid chars.
@Zero Your logic of "Just RP within the mechanics of the game." Doesn't work in the case of a game like DayZ, a lot of RP relies on people improvising a little, just as a example you cant actually lose a limb in game mechanic, but there's plenty of people who RP that out. It takes a little imagination at times to RP in a game as limited as DayZ
Ehhh, I'm with Mexi and Karma on this one. It's all roleplay, and some folks are decent at that kind of RP, and others not so much. Haven't run into that many kids on the server compared to adults anyway. Only time it's frustrating is when someone plays a kid character unrealistically (like they never get intimidated, don't think about the realities of a kid in the apocalypse, etc) -- but same thing could be said of any type of character.
@Fenrir That would be TrollRP! Ya silly billy! You do not appear as a bear in avatar, but with human avatars we have people playing;
Disabled People (Physically)
People with Beards and without Beards (Before the santa beards)
Long haired people
This is where the Role Play part of DayZRP comes in. You get to play a role! As long as it is human and not trolly/meme-y then we typically allow people that freedom in Role Play! If you were to ...RP as a bear in the forest, that would be TrollRP as a bear is not a person (Sorry bear activists). Maybe when we get modding! I wouldn't mind appearing as random animals that run into camps causing a ruckus for people to RP about!
GGRRR! Shoulda tied up your food stores! I'm a hungry hungry bear!!
@Fenrir As adorable as that would be, if you strolled around as a peoples they may not believe you!!
Though, I'm totally excited when we get modding. If I'm able to I'd legit spawn as a Cow, or Bear or Dog or whatever modding we had and just create a interaction ICly!
I'd go in and mess with peoples camps and see if they could kill me, or maybe let people go on hunting trips for deer and chase me?! Or be a bird and plop of people from above!! Hehe, I can't wait! I hope it's a mod in the future! THEN WE COULD TOTALLY HAVE EVENTS "BEAR ATTACK IN LOP!!" "DEER AMBUSH IN VYBOR!!"
I enjoy playing a kid character. I honestly felt the same way about kid characters until I gave it a try. The majority of the kid characters that I encountered on RP servers weren't believable and there was a small handful that stood out as believable, and I try to use that as inspiration for when I play mine as a way to drive my RP to be better. Unfortunately as there's no way to customize the models of the characters there's always going to be a certain level that's up to the imagination of other people, it's why I like that this server has text RP to help out with the description. I keep a copy/pasted description for my character to help those people immediately identify that I'm a short teenager.
Exactly what Brayces and Malthis said. Heck, I'm currently playing a character with tattoos and despite a lack of them in game, no one minds when that feature's pointed out in relevant situations. We all tweak the things we can't via text/emotes and stretch folks imagination in RP.
And for the weapons thing that was pointed out much earlier -- any time anyone uses a gun or weapon they wouldn't be able too normally it doesn't make sense, but that's usually just a sign of someone not thinking something through.
Even if at one point kid characters weren't RPed out, doesn't mean that they forever have to be played as staying off somewhere in a cabin or dead. Plus, the same thing could be said for women since most backstories on the server have the guys wife/daughter on the server as dead or in hiding. Growth can be okay! And some still are RPed that way.
All of these responses must be memes because if the community has gone so downhill that it's unreasonable for me to want realistic RP and realistic characters then the community isn't what it used to be and is fucked.
I looked at the Chernarus entry on DayZ Wiki and it is stated that the population drops down to less than a thousand individual (~0.03% of the population give or take), divided even further between the regions of the country it lands us with between 300 and 400 individuals in South Zagoria. It ain't much but if we combine all western relief efforts, military and whatever folks come for whatever reason, you could supplant the local population. However I don't know how it ties in our current lore.
Just trying to give y'all some facts so we can live in peace and harmony. </hug>
My original intent for this post was as a joke but everyone decided to get their panties in a wad and make a big deal about it so I posted some hard-line opinions of mine. To say the play-base has had a Chernarussian minority isn't entirely correct, through 2015 and some of 2016 the number of Chernarussian characters was roughly middle ground to the amount of foreigners. Foreigners have always sort of outweighed locals but from what I've always remembered it was about even, or at least 40-50, perhaps 35-50.
But like I said, everyone wanted to make a mountain out of a mole-hill and take the joke out of context. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
I just don’t remember people playing because they just wanted to win until the last year or so. Back in 2015-2016 days people played for the RP. Some people would even lose on purpose for the sake of story or they would accept defeat if they lost enough firefights.
I don’t know. Maybe this is the new DayZRP. Super bandit groups just shitting on everyone for the sake of it, and that’s coming from someone who hasn’t done mostly hostile RP since 2016. Been a very long time since I’ve had meaningful RP.
Pretty sure this has been suggested before in the past with the general consensus being no. I am sure if any Admin was not performing the duties they undertake adequately they'd be talked to or replaced.
@Hollows there is not much you can do when the owner refuses to admit that was wrong and made mistakes. I don't agree with some of the things the lads said but this place is being run like a prison, there was nothing wrong with the old system and it's rules. I find it sad when the voice of reason is tired of the bull-shit, I won't lie about anything, I'll keep it real.
I've gone on hiatus before but maybe I should just quit at this point. The sad thing is I've never been known as a "bad" hostile RPer or anything. If you look at recent status updates and under the "whose RP did you enjoy today" people mention me quite a bit. I'm not trying to sound egotistical or anything but the rules are driving really good roleplayers out of the community. What gives? I've donated quite a bit of money that I had to work hard for, I've poured THOUSANDS of hours into this community since 2015. I've helped run and have been a part of several successful and well received groups but I guess there is not a place for me anymore, even though I've never caused any trouble (aside for a few warnings on the forums).
The only reason i'm still here is due to the memories I've had on these servers, from the time I joined and where the community is now is completely the opposite, in a bad way. I would much rather have a couple cancerous white name groups running around initiating on people as long as you get all the good hostile RP groups back with them, at least there would actually be shit happening.