I planned on coming back from a very VERY long hiatus to this game, and was very excited about it. I am most familiar with the Consanguine Houses from my time playing before, so decided to jump back into those. For the past week or so, I feel like I've given it a honest go. Just tried leveling and reacquainting myself with the system, but something seems lacking.
By far, what made this game for me was these intense RP sessions and the rich lore that those sessions could be built from. I come back to see the lore still there (though fairly greatly changed from my previous time here) but no engagement from anyone. I've had a couple people reach out to make sure I was not a lost newbie, and I greatly appreciate that. But I joined a House and no one's said a word. No RP, no introduction... People have been playing that were in my House also. Have the Houses grown stagnant or is this a full game issue? I've checked game population, and at any point it looks like nearly a quarter of the game are Consanguine, so I would think if any clan didn't have issues with interaction, it would be them.
I may be asking or expecting too much.. I don't know. I just wanted to share that that has been my experience, and I went over to another IRE game and was immediately immersed in roleplay. I don't want to be there though - I've always loved Aetolia, and want to be here. But that original experience is what's holding me here - not my current experience. Now imagine I'm a true newbie and this is my first round with this game. I can't see anything making me want to stay in that example. Just wanting to share this perspective with you all. I hope this can help encourage others to reach out and interact with people they may be unfamiliar with.