(Anonymous) 2017-04-23 06:21 am (UTC)(link)
how long does it take to get some meaningful cr in a game?

I'm kind of new to dwrp, and this character I had amazing threads and promise with the two months dropped and I was pretty disappointed by that. And then two other people dropped which I was also looking really forward to developing. A lot of my threads right now are petering out too, and it's hard not to feel kind of... demotivated, I guess.

This is my first game, and I feel like I haven't really made any kind of impact at all, despite being really active. And I don't have castmates either, which makes me weirdly kind of secretly jealous (bitch thing to do, I know lmao) when I see somebody else get dropped in it right off the bat. I dunno. Do people drop characters a lot? Do I just need to suck it up??

(Anonymous) 2017-04-23 07:02 am (UTC)(link)
honestly, i've played in games on and off over the past 6-7 years and i can tell you that meaningful, lasting cr is not easy to find. (factors like being somewhat of a slow tagger and playing mostly obscure characters may have played a part though)

i will say this: not all games are created equal. i remember playing an obscure character in one game and getting hardly any interest even after several months despite tagging out, but then i brought the same character to a different game and made some of the best cr in my entire rp career. my advice is don't be afraid to join new games and drop the games that aren't working out for you. finding the right game is like buying clothes— you don't really know how it's going to fit until you try it on.

(Anonymous) 2017-04-23 07:33 am (UTC)(link)
idk waiting hasn't always helped me and when a lot of people come and go in 6 months is it worth pushing it and wasting your time? i am probably going to be dropping my game for this reason, too. psls aren't easy to come by but for the work i put in i often get as much back when i do get it. games feel like all i do is suck up and fawn over people so they'll tag twice a week before dropping out of the game and being uninterested in our cr and casual friendship anymore.

(Anonymous) 2017-04-23 11:01 am (UTC)(link)
Too many factors to give you a single answer, really.

It depends so much on the type of game you are playing in (a quick paced game vs a slow paced one, an intense game that really pushes characters beyond their boundaries vs a low key slice of life game), the type of character you play (how quick are they to develop relationships, how interesting are they to other people; some characters can be really interesting from an ooc pov, but be really hard for other characters to deal with ic, leading to slower CR), the type of characters other people are playing (how well does your character mesh with the general game populace? If you are playing the lone grizzled investigator in a sea of my little ponies, it can affect how quickly you build CR), your rping style (are you available for boomeranging, do you have ooc contact with other players) and a good dose of luck. (I had some CR develop very quickly just because that character just happened to fill a niche in my characters life and mine did the same to theirs)

(Anonymous) 2017-04-23 12:33 pm (UTC)(link)
For regular games, I never seem to be able to develop meaningful CR unless it's with someone I know or a castmate. That's why I went to exclusively playing in murdergames because meaningful CR is very easy to get in those games.

(Anonymous) 2017-04-23 02:55 pm (UTC)(link)
yes, people drop characters a lot. it's considered the courteous thing to do if you're just not gelling with the character, either in general or in that specific game, because otherwise you're just squatting on a spot someone else might want to actually use.

as for how long it takes to get meaningful cr in games, it really depends on a lot of factors. what sort of game it is, what sort of character you're playing, what sort of characters you're seeking cr with, what kind of player both you and the people you're playing with are, etc. i've had meaningful cr that lasted for a couple of years develop within the span of a month or two, and i've had characters who've been in games for six months without ever really getting close to anyone/making a significant enemy. it varies too much to really give you a timeline on it.

(Anonymous) 2017-04-23 03:09 pm (UTC)(link)
it takes a while. maybe 2-3 months to get some good traction going and a vague direction. 4-5 to move into more meaningful territory, especially combined with the type of events and the amount of threading you're doing. if you're doing a lot of threading, like a few threads a month that aren't dragged out, it might be quicker. also just being friendly and enthusiastic to the other player, talking about the type of cr you'd like helps. you don't have to ass kiss but a lot of rpers start hand-wringing if they don't get reassured once in a while and they'll start dropping all your threads and making excuses like they're "boring" you or something. (it's stupid.)

but assuming you're not a shit rper, it sounds like the problem is more your game? unless you're in one of the fast ones at the moment, but if you're in a slow/small game then that's definitely the game you're in and not you. if you're in a fast/big game and this is happening to you, you might want to reevaluate what you're doing.

(Anonymous) 2017-04-23 07:45 am (UTC)(link)
have you used someone else's opt out post?

(Anonymous) 2017-04-23 07:50 am (UTC)(link)
always opt out of touhous and homestucks

(Anonymous) 2017-04-23 07:52 am (UTC)(link)
yes

and they lost their shit on the mods and other players in the game when i did

(Anonymous) 2017-04-23 05:30 pm (UTC)(link)
name and shame!

(Anonymous) 2017-04-23 08:23 am (UTC)(link)
i opt out of text quirks

(Anonymous) 2017-04-23 10:11 am (UTC)(link)
once

character was a fourth waller and i didnt wanna play that at the time

(Anonymous) 2017-04-23 12:27 pm (UTC)(link)
no, I'm not triggered by leetspeak or adult content

(Anonymous) 2017-04-23 02:56 pm (UTC)(link)
yes. i have no patience for obnoxious formatting, and i don't find fourth walling fun at all, so i opt out of those when they come up.

(Anonymous) 2017-04-23 03:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Yep, for Sherlock and Izayas. All of them are terribly bad and infomoddy, and ain't no one got time for that.

Also Homestucks.

(Anonymous) 2017-04-23 03:12 pm (UTC)(link)
no.

if i don't want to rp with somebody, i'll tell them. none of them have had opt-out posts though so i sent a pm.

i might opt out of fourthwalling if the character is the "hey ash, you're fictional and your show is terrible!" type, homestuck text depending on how annoying it is, or anything that might trigger me (unlikely).

(Anonymous) 2017-04-23 05:35 pm (UTC)(link)
I've opt-ed out of a character's mind reading powers before, mostly out of laziness about plotting around them.

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