I miss the good ol' days where The Family, The Clowns, and Blackwood were around. Back then, roleplay was probably as good as it gets. I just feel bad all the newbies around didn't get a chance to see any of that.
Couldn't agree more. The last two times I've tried to get in and roleplay it has been just...I don't even have words to describe it but I have video to prove it. From being told they can't talk to me because they are "afraid of people", being ignored, randomly shot at, and hearing the only roleplay going on being "Hey do you need gear?" It has really made me miss the old days.
It's a shame, but all we see is basic mercenary and survival groups because everyone gets memed on and criticized based on their character pages or their group's lore. I feel like, the community itself is preventing anything actually interesting from happening because of people thinking others are "cringey". Being cringey is what made things interesting.
Praising the maker was cringey as all hell, but hello, it was fucking great RP.