I'm back again, here to discuss the idea of interactions and how to start them.
This comes from having had discussions with people in various chat mediums outside of the game, in which I have read several times that people aren't quite sure where to go, or where to start.
It's no secret that I enjoy some RP, and so I find ways to engage in it with other players, in order to have a chance to explore interaction with them. They can be driven by Akary's pursuits, but sometimes I need to come up with something improvised to create a situation to react to.
So this discussion is all about 'how to start an interaction spontaneously', and I'll start it with a few of the ways I've done that before.
- Mailed a random object to a person Akary never met and blamed it on the pigeon delivering to the wrong recipient.
- Walked into a shop and immediately tripped, prompting a response from the person that was there at the time.
- Approached another shop owner with a business proposal (which is still going on between Rasani and Akary).
- RP'd being blown into a room with a small handful of people by a Numerological 'malfunction'
Sometimes, it's just a matter of being in the right place and waiting for the right time, with an idea of how to spring an interaction. I've done that by hanging out in a forest along a well traveled route with the pretense of collecting plants for study has caught me an interaction with a forestal.
There hasn't been one of these interactions that has turned out in a way that I found unsatisfactory for an improvised attempt at snagging some RP. The real key is throwing out an idea and playing your character. This didn't come out quite as insightful as I thought it would, but I'm hoping some inspiration can drawn from responses and other players expounding upon their own ideas and successful improvised encounters.
In the end, maybe even the old players can draw some inspiration for their own future attempts at hooking someone with RP.
And if this turns out to be the only thing in this discussion, just GET OUT THERE AND RP and roll with whatever comes out of it, because in the end this is a multiplayer game, so get out there and meet the other players.