Background is Lusternia mostly, with a bit of Starmourn - I recently decided to retire though due to lack of interaction.
New player, started as Teradrim because the idea of a stone druid seemed interesting to me. Went over to Zealot and Templar as my vision of what I wanted the character to be changed. I haven't really played the game, mostly just logging in and then QQing when I find a lack of inspiration (entirely on my part).
I do not care for PVP, though I will of course hop up to defend in whatever manner I can manage if Gondor lights the beacons. And will have a decent influx of credits, so can light things up. But my questions are more centered around a couple of in-game stories and a larger question regarding RPing:
1. What are the actual RP feels of Bloodloch, Carnifex, Templars, Zealots, the Mage guilds and Archivists? By feels I mean, what does it feel to play a character in those orgs - why is your character UNIQUELY belong to that org.
1a) What makes Bloodloch more than 'Evil City that likes undeath'? What makes Carnifex more than 'evil knight'? The base help files are kind of bland, so I'm wondering if there's some other source of lore I can look at?
1b) What makes Templars and Zealots different in their RP? Physical, stamp out evil types? Zealots are also super new, so IS there guild RP for them or are they still in a development phase?
1c) Sciomancers and Archivists both seem interesting, but I am wondering how they differ in the niche they occupy - Spinesreach lore seems great, but wondering how one city supports two int-based knowledge collectors? Also, Archivists collect relics, but none of their abilities seem to be based around that - is that purely an in-game RP direction?
2. Are the two sides relatively balanced in terms of population? Spirit vs Shadow, that is. What about the orgs within, are Bloodloch and Spinesreach fairly equally populated? And finally, how often do players interact in non-combat means from different organizations?
3. The help scrolls mention a library system - which, if any, orgs actually make use of it? Does Spinesreach have a grand library hidden in the mountains???
4. The more meta question: how were you inspired for your original character concept? I've played a number of different RP games, HEAVILY into dnd, especially the current edition (fifth is so fantastic for dming!), and I feel my well running dry. I keep coming up with characters, and they keep feeling too shallow. Any recommendations for art/stories I could peruse to help inspire a uniquely Aetolian character would be super appreciated!