Railroading and/or special snowflakes.
Essentially someone who's like Harry Potter, more "special" than everyone else- humans and snowflakes are all unique, there is no more unique, but some people try to do that.I have to ask, what exactly is a special snowflake?
I'm glad you asked. I do a lot of roleplaying on MMOs. I'm sure lots of people have had encounters with them on forum RPs too.I have to ask, what exactly is a special snowflake?
I second this! The cookie cutter thing. I also like what you said about making everything a storybook tale. Some of the most interesting endings aren't always happy.I don't like it when my partner makes everything...cookie cutter I suppose. Not really wanting any conflict and making everything a storybook tale. Where's the fun in that? When there's no conflict between characters then things tend to get boring. Also, when it's obvious that your partner has lost interest. I'd rather people tell me they've lost interest than try to force a response that's lack luster or straight up ditch the rp. I'm a pretty understanding person and know it happens. I'd like a heads up or even try to work on ideas to put some spark back into it!
I agree, but at the same time, every verse needs a Darkseid or Galactus type of character who is seemingly unmatched in power. Only one person gets to play them.When it comes to super hero RPs, what kills it for me is when the GM has in their rules not to RP a god character or OP character. Then the GM's character is some super-powered omnipotent god lord character. Unless the GM says that he or she is the only one who is to play god in the RP, then I expect even the GM to follow their own rules. This is an instant kill for me.
A good way to grow out of this thinking (that it’s your fault if someone ghosts) is to assume every time someone ghosts it’s for some kind of real life issue.Ghosting or disappearing for long periods of time. I'm a really laid back person so when someone just stops responding, I actually take it kind of personally. I know things come up but even just a "Hey, I won't be responding anymore" is totally okay with me, no questions asked. I always super appreciate at least telling me and I will normally respond just wishing them well and thanking them for being a part of an RP with me!
I know I shouldn't take ghosting personally I just sometimes feel like I was nicer or more upfront people wouldn't mind telling me when they're done with RP, so I end feeling like I'm not nice enough.
This person’s characters are always pregnant teenagers. Whenever I see this person in something like an interest check, the first thing they seem to ask is if they can make a pregnant character. They have an...obsession almost with it. They also never rp their children their pregnant character has, at least not in my old rp. An example is I allowed them to make a pregnant teen werewolf. Well, when their children were born, they barely role played with their babies so I killed off the two runts...it was an exchange for allowing them to have another character which I put my foot down about having ties to a major organization in the werewolf rp as I had a spy of that group already through my co-gm and friend. Every other bloody post was about how hard their pregnancy was as a pregnant teen werewolf. Eventually, I can’t remember at the moment how, but I and some others playing alphas had this character (my staff) made the character barren. What does she do after this? Immediately makes another pregnant character to replace the one that was rendered barren as a result of the beating my violent pack gave her after her previous litter was born. I shot that down and refused to accept the character.I don't really get why this would instantly kill a roleplay. Can you clarify it for me, please?
And your point is?This person’s characters are always pregnant teenagers.
As a quick sidenote, that story paints you in a much worse light than it does her.Eventually, I can’t remember at the moment how, but I and some others playing alphas had this character (my staff) made the character barren. What does she do after this? Immediately makes another pregnant character to replace the one that was rendered barren as a result of the beating my violent pack gave her after her previous litter was born. I shot that down and refused to accept the character.
Males who turn everything into a pissing contest.
This... exactly.People who have a hyper sensitive ego which is easily derailed by the slightest perceived transgression against their character.