To everyone out there who reads this, please remember that RP is a hobby. Please remember, too, that it’s not real life. Just like how nobody is obligated to be your friend, nobody is obligated to follow you or RP with you. Be respectful towards your partners and communicate with them, and move on if your efforts are met repeatedly with failure. There are always bigger fish to fry and more fun to be had if you branch out beyond that One Shitty Partner that everyone likes to gripe about.
Remember you are not your character. Your ships are not real. Roleplay is not therapy. Please don’t take anything that happens in roleplay personally, please don’t get jealous over your character’s love interest, please don’t threaten suicide and self-harm because of something that happened IC.
As soon as roleplay starts inciting a lot of stress and causes panic attacks, it’s better to find another hobby. Your friends will still talk to you. Everything will be okay. Please take care of yourself. You’re more important than that.
All of this time, many people would get on our case for because they believed RPPetPeeves to be a rulebook or some sort of guide for roleplaying. This is not, and never has been, the case, as we’ve stated countless times. RPPP has existed simply to allow people to vent anonymously, and through it we have seen words and attacks that have been extremely vile and messages of kindness and support in the reblogs alone.
Someone’s opinion on roleplay is not meant to attack you. These peeves are not meant to dictate how you play, what you play, who you play, or anything like that. They’re just venting. This has always been a vent blog, and it also became partially an advice blog as it grew.
If I had to say there were any “rules” of roleplaying, they would be this:
- Remember that your partner is a human being.
- Be honest and communicative with your partner.
- Be kind. Think before you speak. Think of the impact your words can have.
- Remember that it’s fiction.
I think those are simple and that all of your lives would be a lot easier if they were followed. And… all but the last can apply to your personal life, too.
And so, these are my parting words. Maybe I’ll see you guys again as Mod B, and maybe I won’t.
Best of luck, and I hope all of you have a good time playing with one another.
I’m here to announce that RPPP is going on indefinite hiatus. We may start again sometime in the future, but as of right now we’re putting the blog on halt. We’re going to be leaving the ask box closed, of course.
The rest of the blog will remain up as an archive, as well as staying here for our potential but unlikely return.
Sorry for everyone’s whose peeves didn’t get made. I narrowed down acceptable peeves from an inbox of 330 down to 30 because of the content of the majority of them.
I will make another post after this one but that will be the last one. Possibly The Very Last One, or maybe just the last before we decide to come back, but please don’t get your hopes up.
When you join an rp group and get kicked out for “not playing your character to bio”. If my muse changes over the course of the plot that is not my problem. Do you act exactly the same everyday? Didn’t think so. The End.
I owned an RP group on deviantART and have recently shut it down because my members and mods were leaving the group without warning or reason. I find it a bit discouraging having to shut my group down because I’m the only one who was interested in keeping it going.
My character does not have much canon information about them, but there’s one or two widely accepted fanon ‘facts’ that I don’t accept or include into my portrayal. It get’s very annoying having every rper or anon always referring to those fanons when i clearly state on my page that I don’t accept them.
Entire sites and groups based around one event - but when the event ends, there’s nothing to do. As fun as the murder mystery or the abusive tyrant is, if you can’t follow it with anything… it can get pretty boring.
Hetalia RPers who act and think like they are better than everyone else (in general or to a specific character) because they live or originate from the same country of the character they RP. Such RPers might have the advantage in language/culture but that doesn’t mean they’re better or might know better than everyone else in history or in terms of RPing skill etc.
A nice reputation is great, but caring more about that than solving the same problem reported by a number of members shows a lot about them.
People who try to sign to obviously blind characters (such as Eyeless Jack) when the former character is perfectly capable of speaking. Especially when the RPer knows the latter character is blind (via username, for example)
People who create/play powerful characters just to trump the other powerful characters in the group.