*Nobody is saying you are right or wrong if you do these things.
Mine is spelling out abbreviations or phone numbers.
Why are you making this difficult for the both of us?
|-||JMo||42s||Nothin' to see here.|
|a||Mench||3h||Doing a bit of everything.|
|And 24 more hiding and/or disguised|
SIC is phonetic. Hearing people constantly complain about accents when they sound close enough to normal.
Not commenting on accents that literally take a dictionary and five minutes to figure out. Those can be fun, or extremely annoying, context depending.
Also, trying to chase someone down and seeing this:
You can't fight while walking.
You can't fight while walking.
You can't fight while walking.
You can't fight while walking.
- Idling IC, definitely.
- Mixers and Corpies who don't play to theme: Mixers who are too nice to everyone and don't recognize the poverty and brutality of the Mix, Corpies who are also too nice to everyone and don't recognize the strain of their position in society.
Seen this in several places throughout my year of play. And it almost never works out. And it's also a little weird in that, little girl leading big man down the street on a leash "What kinda weirdo are you." Way.
2. People who assume that the first impression of a character is the only impression they'll ever get of a character and that it's accurate. Or that character's don't sometimes change rapidly.
This is something that happened in the past with my characters. Just "Oh you're just a goodie twoshoes. You can do no harm." *tosses someone out of the skyfox* "Heheh, you don't say mister bubbles." "That's right..."
3. People who perm out to escape consequences. This is something I've been adamantly against. For roleplaying purposes, it's an utter fucking copout. Your allies are gone, get new ones. Your reputation is damaged, build it up again. These are good stories. Perming yourself out from a good story is an utter bullshit move.
I've had characters who've done something stupid and hit the booth in a blind panick to escape (insert X immediate consequence here), but never permed out willingly because of shit that's been done to me or that I've done.
4. My own personal pet peeve for myself,
-say BLAH BLAH BLAH
to prog Say blah blah blah.
whisper "say blah blah blah" to JoyBaka
I hate that I do it and when I do do it, it's almost always a sign that I'm too tired to exist sensibly.
And for every person that White Knights, I am sure that there are another five players that only care for their own selfish interest.
On an alignment talk for Pathfinder/DnD: Every evil character, needs to have people that follow them and admire them. If you are purely evil and treat them like shit, eventually, they will not follow anymore. These things breed unrest through a lack of stability. That simply means that an evil character, wants friends, even if they do not trust them, give them what they want and need to remain loyal to you.
Even Anarchy has it's groups and societal structures.
Hope this was not written too poorly, got one of these odd days.
The over abundance of players willing to engage in all manner of sexual RP and shortage of those willing to engage in the torture/violent RP inherent in CP.
Weeks and months of plotting to capture a target alive and them deciding they are immune too questioning.
People being rewarded for finding safe and sustainable RP vs those who stir the pot then get pounded into the ground.
The overall clique-ness and flavor of the week pursuit of would-be Villains (particularly lowbie's) wherein half the PC's in a sector make it there mission to pursue the one person who has been making things interesting.
Spamming my screen with your order of ten suicide bombers, you shabby broke fuck.
Also The overabundance of asian influence food all over the game. Let us have some pulled vat pork or home town mashed taters.
We get it, some people are multi-talented, that's fine. But the fact that the vast majority of people with Artistry do this really irks me.
New players who join the game, do nothing but deliver crates/SHI then say they're bored.
Foreign characters who can't speak the language of their homeland fluently and English at the same time when they first come to Withmore. This should be an option, not a requirement.
The game almost forcing you to make younger characters because if you want to make someone older, they're still going to start with little to no skills and that makes zero sense and you'll have to come up with some contrived reason for them to have extremely basic skills. Even just a little extra UE would be nice. I think this creates a huge missed opportunity for more variety in characters.
...Nitpicky, but I wish there was a butt @naked so underwear would work correctly. I've seen some people get around this by putting it in the leg slot but that can create problems with skirts/shorts and stuff. It's especially weird since there's back and chest separated, I'm assuming for mostly tattoo purposes.
- When you're mortally wounded and people just tell you to grab a slice of pizza and walk it off. ❓❓❓
- Sexual situations that don't feel CP. (It's painfully obvious when someone is just horny IRL and is breaking theme.)
- When people don't spell out things and expect my character to understand the gobbledygook you just typed. If the room code is 64GjQ4, I'm chipper with either "six, four, capital G, lower-case j, capital Q, four" or "64GjQ4, all caps except the J is lower-case."
- Accidentally typing .is and getting "isses" and other verbs that sounds fake-cutesy. 😤
THANK YOU @OPTIONS POSE
People who write massive paragraphs for every naked.
The first time I'm looking at someone, I just wanna see their face and hair so I can get a good idea of what they look like. I'm usually doing this mid-conversation, and I have to scroll through an ENTIRE screen's worth of nakeds to even find it buried somewhere in there, even though the person is CLOTHED.
Like, jesus. This is mostly opinion here, but be succinct, leave some room for interpretation. People are never going to see your character EXACTLY the way you want them to. You don't need 4 lines to describe how your character's neck is muscled and has a scar, come on.
- "Okay, how about... mugging?"
- "No, too risky"
- "Sorry, I don't have the heart for it"
- "Fine, how about some ole' classic scams?"
- "I don't want to get caught by gangers or Judges"
- "Okay... have you considered prostitution?"
- "I'm too good for that, sorry"
- "SELLING DRUGS?"
- "I don't want to piss off the gangers..."
- "Fine. Go run this package from Red to Gold. How much do you want to be paid?"
- "Uhm.. five kay?"
Players who go idle, without warning, sometimes for literally HOURS.
Characters who apparently don't need sleep (because their players never log them off)
Any in-game clothing item without a tease message.
I think some of that has been intentionally stifled by staff. I thought the same thing when I came back, and found it odd that there were lectures being given about starting your own gang, or trying some crazy concept for yourself and staff allowing you the chance to succeed or fail barring a lecture. I get much of that is in good faith, too, but It may be what leads to people not wanting to push the envelope and stay in their proverbial lane.
I literally had Judge Steele teleported in Southside Connections and kill me after doing some shit on the mag-lev/gold (with full xhelp notification and confirmation) then sneaking through the sewers, roof jumping, etc.
After being killed the head GM at the time xhelp'd me to let me know it'd be unfair if he let me win and I had gotten past Judges staffed by a less skilled GM that he never would have let happen.
So, I'm no stranger to that manner of grief.
People who describe themselves as "beautiful" or "attractive" extensively in their nakeds and don't even have the first tier of high charisma shortdesc modifiers.
I'll tack on to that with people who describe their bodies as slamming, their skin as radiant, etc, as if all that high charisma covered was a pretty face (and theirs would be pretty except for the sleepless bags under their eyes and minor scars).
There's actually a tendency for newbies to do this with other stats, too. I'll never forget a 3-4 month old character who was described as with muscles like Hercules fucked Zangeif from Street Fighter not being able to lift a dead cat to hand to Vicki. Or a brand new immy described as having the steadiest and most dextrous hands I'd ever seen.
- Spilling my tea on myself, every time.
- People who ICly shit on/downplay NLM stars and their contributions. This even comes from NPC aliases sometimes, I assume under the auspice of "this character is doing really well so we need to provide the sour note." But like, these players spend a lot of OOC time working on things that ultimately not many people pay attention to--and that's fine, you don't have to pay attention to it, but I feel bad that they only ever seem to get negative reactions.
- People being smarter/more knowledgable than they should be, especially in regards to modern/20th century historical information.
- Being criticized for not stabbing everyone in the back, taking constant risks, screwing people over. I think most of us try to play to theme as best we can but like, at least we're here contributing.
All the other more serious gripes I have have already been covered by others or are just not appropriate for this thread. :)
To the torture point, I'd get more granular: People who believe the only response to an affront is death, or ignore death all together. There is a broad spectrum of pain and a sliding scale of fairness. The saying is "He pulls a knife, you pull a gun." not "he pulls a knife, you steam roll him and everyone he has every met."
People who don't give other people a chance to respond in RP, or rather people who don't set and keep up with a reasonable pace of RP.
The descriptions thing gets me all the time. Smh.
Ain'fye, if'nah tal'th'wa' croik, y'ou'ga' uh'fah'
That looks like lovecraft, feels like shit to read with dyslexia and is a shitty approximation of a very strong Australian accent.
Ain't fine, if'n ya talk this way, croiky, you've gone too far.
There's a difference between adding a couple letters and flares in places, and doing a full on approximation, or transliteration of an accent, is fairly fucking rude, if you don't have that accent in real life. And also makes me want to punt a character through a wall oocly. Because it's is PAINFUL to read, with dyslexia.
Aye, ye got it.
Nae, duhnaue goh'ut ut.
It's all about walking a line. Flavor and flair is one thing.
Just like naked descriptions, everyone has a preference but clarity and a degree of brevity are probably your friends. You're welcome to write a Russian novel about your eyes but you're probably the only person who's ever going to read it, sorry. You can commit to an insanely performative rough-to-parse accent with whatever justifications you want but if you make your character annoying and difficult to engage with people won't want to RP with you.
You can RP a 'thick mix accent' and be reasonably understandable.
Freehands > You spill your pint
Freehands > You set your ass on fire
Immy "Badasses" overall. You can be a cool and pretty badass immy, and do it well. But sometimes people don't seem to remember that they're small fry as immies. Leniancy for newer players on this though, those who don't know the gap.
Perming people. I hate perming people. I know it's gotta be done sometimes, but I've never liked being the reason someone is permed. I'll beat or kill your ass, as a warning, but a perm is always a last resort, or something that happens deadass in the heat of the moment.
My only real perm-related pet peeve is people forcing their character's perm on someone else, just because they want to reroll, or they're mad, or whatever. Obviously a lot of people get uncomfortable about it, so if you want to get permed, use a booth or skywalk, it's what it's there for. If you want your character to 'go out with a bang', put some RP effort into it.
I've never been uncomfortable perming someone, in the rare case it happens. It's almost always the result of a lot of RP, lot of fighting, lot of IC anger, feuding, etc. It can be immensely, immensely satisfying.
I think I've seen very few instances of someone at the brink of perming who, when dropping their end of the conflict, wasn't given a second chance at life. People will rarely continue going for a perm when the other player is clearly throwing in the towel.
That being said, the instances of dedicated attempts to perm someone are some really heavy RP and they're going for it after some intense RP that would lead up to that point.
Most of the times someone perms, it's their choice. Whether they realize it or not...
Most of the time.
I'm truly not meaning to presume what situation(s) you're talking about because I have no idea, but since others have mentioned being peeved by 'people obviously googling things' elsewhere in the thread, I wanted to riff on that and just say that while I understand the annoyance sometimes, I do want to offer two things (that, in context, situation-by-situation, may or may not apply):
1) Intelligent characters should absolutely RP being intelligent about things (though not -every- thing)
2) Don't presume the player had to google something
Related peeve: Characters who almost assuredly have tanked INT but never RP like it. Anti-peeve: characters who have CLEARLY tanked INT and RP it fantastically.