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    What's Your Opinion on Roleplay Server Identification?

    Hey all,

    One of the common topics we saw during today's Q&A was players eager to know if we'd have servers with established rulesets. While we won't be implementing special gameplay limits per server, we were interested in gauging player interest in having roleplay server identification. For instance, this could be displayed as SERVERNAME-RP so that players seeking roleplay experiences would know which server has the highest density of like-minded players.

    Thoughts? We're listening!

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    That's probably a good idea i mean i don't see how it could harm anything and lets people have a beacon so to speak to get together instead of having to reroll later once they find out theres an RP community on a different server than they started on. I say go for it

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    I see nothing wrong with specifying at least one server for RP and even a SERVERNAME-RPE (role-play encouraged) if you don't want the added direct moderation...
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    I personally don not like this idea. I think what makes sandboxes great are the interactions between pvers pvpers pkers n rpers..plus I think doing this will open a can of worms, next people will want a server called pvp n one for pve.. it will seperate everyone n I enjoy meeting these people..

    scapes id like to thank you for listening to people's ideas though.. youre doing an awesome job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaCO View Post
    I personally don not like this idea. I think what makes sandboxes great are the interactions between pvers pvpers pkers n rpers..plus I think doing this will open a can of worms, next people will want a server called pvp n one for pve.. it will seperate everyone n I enjoy meeting these people..

    scapes id like to thank you for listening to people's ideas though.. youre doing an awesome job.

    Keep AA sandbox
    You misunderstand though there are no toher server rulesets so there is no pve server and no pvp server. But RP can be on any one of these.

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    i think ifyou do this it will unintentionally force people to subconsciously decide to choose another server - like how do i put it.

    while i do not mind role play and even do it to a certain degree on occasion when i see RP tags on a wow server, i think of all the horror stories you hear ever so often, and the server gets this creepy vibe, which actually isnt true - but other mmos have set the precedent for this behavior and most mmo players are first timers (IHMO)

    so what im trying to get at is, i think if you do this either ALL the RPers will go to only said servers which effectively blockades more casual players from experiencing what can be quite a fun experience, I'd rather have no designation like that so the the RP community spreads out more amongst servers, so that all communities can experience the lifestyle.

    with some of the things you can do with housing (KR LIVE has a house where they RP Pop concerts and KR/JP artists) and that's something you'd never see or only extremely rarely if you add server labels.

    i think not doing this will enrich the cultural aspect of every server in archeage.

    maybe im just being dumb? but as someone who has traditionally avoided RP labels on servers i sincerely feel this way and that is my reasoning behind it. this way players will naturally experience stuff like this by chance and find that they might like it, and in turn some really cool things might be born out of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admiral Mooloaf View Post
    i think ifyou do this it will unintentionally force people to subconsciously decide to choose another server - like how do i put it.

    while i do not mind role play and even do it to a certain degree on occasion when i see RP tags on a wow server, i think of all the horror stories you hear ever so often, and the server gets this creepy vibe, which actually isnt true - but other mmos have set the precedent for this behavior and most mmo players are first timers (IHMO)

    so what im trying to get at is, i think if you do this either ALL the RPers will go to only said servers which effectively blockades more casual players from experiencing what can be quite a fun experience, I'd rather have no designation like that so the the RP community spreads out more amongst servers, so that all communities can experience the lifestyle.

    with some of the things you can do with housing (KR LIVE has a house where they RP Pop concerts and KR/JP artists) and that's something you'd never see or only extremely rarely if you add server labels.

    i think not doing this will enrich the cultural aspect of every server in archeage.

    maybe im just being dumb? but as someone who has traditionally avoided RP labels on servers i sincerely feel this way and that is my reasoning behind it. this way players will naturally experience stuff like this by chance and find that they might like it, and in turn some really cool things might be born out of it!
    Thats a good point too but i just hate to see people get to lvl 50 on one server and learn the bigger RP community is somewhere else and they get boned

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    Totally for this!
    Nothing kills an RP community faster than a fragmented community.
    Providing a clear place to congregate will foster the RP community just nicely.

    Quote Originally Posted by Admiral Mooloaf View Post
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    I think you're quite underestimating the diversity on RP servers.

    As someone who traditionally gravitates towards RP servers (whether I want to RP or not)..
    A good chunk of every RP server is made up of non-RPers who play on RP servers because they prefer their stereotypically mature communities or because they like to spectate.
    Another chunk of RP servers is the less hard-core-lore RP crowd who frequently partake in loose lore adaptions and alternate universe RPing. (You'll see the Kpop concerts from these folk)
    So the RP server won't be missing out on many communities other than some hyper-competative, no-nonsense guilds. (And honestly, I think that's quite a good thing)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mavol View Post
    Thats a good point too but i just hate to see people get to lvl 50 on one server and learn the bigger RP community is somewhere else and they get boned
    yes, but i find that games that dont label servers have better rp community spreads, and most rpers are willing to give a shot at forming there own community b4 switching servers - that's usually a last resort for most players because creating a new character so soon is a huge turn off.

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    Remember PaCO, PKers and PvPers aren't excluded from role-play. It's completely different from the separation problems you're suggesting. Besides, there are already a lot of people wanting to have PvE and PvP separated to their own servers... both battleground fanatics that want 'safe' PvP and PvE carebears. This will likely never happen in this game.

    p.s. Sorry for the apparent name-calling of PvE 'aficionados'... just don't know what else to call somebody that whines about the PvPer next door.
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