Yeah, I can understand this. me and a few long term online friends share and discuss issues in a mature manner. But I had a RP partner that early on started asking all kinds of weird questions and when I made it clear they were getting a bit too catfishy wouldn't stop unveiling all kinds of issues in their life. Apparently they were having a huge giant identity crisis, parent didn't understand, and they really wanted to find someone they could live with that would understand and would even be willing to marry them . . .Out of character drama.
Can't stress this enough. I've seen it happen on multiple occasions. A RP simply cannot survive if its participants can't get along, end of discussion. There just isn't a way around it. I'm thankful that all the RPs I'm currently participating in are drama-free.Out of character drama.
This. I don't want to be the only one making the scenario, NPCs and make the plot go forward. I wanna build something together with the person I'm roleplaying.other times i feel that my partner puts no efforts toward actually moving the plot along, or doesn't contribute anything worthwhile in their responses, leaving me to pull all of the emotional labor. it's hard
That is a real fun killer. When another player suddenly has an image of a linear game in their head and won't move the story until you hit the right button to continue. Or throw the dumbest unmovable obstacles at every idea that doesn't fit their premade story. So pretty much the scene seems almost Saturday morning cartoon villain city fake. Extra annoying when they don't even consider the personality, weaknesses, in game knowledge and moral compass of the characters in their railroad track story.I guess another pet peeve is railroading. The plot needs to follow the exact plan they lay out, and nothing can deviate from that.
I can only think of 3 reasons:
1-Perverts: Some people (usually boys. please stop feeding the stereotype) just want to do to you in RP what they can't in real life. I mean, some characters can be perverts, that a real trait. But I can see when someone is just getting off to me and that's not fun.
2-Edgelords: Oh go, why. They are everywhere and are so boring/annoying/cringey. "my OC is Drake Blackshadow. He is the son of a demon and death. he is mysterious and hates people, but can sometimes be good to the people he likes. he can control death and can summon undead that shoot blood from their eyes." Nope, stay away from me.
3-Babies: Why do people like to RP as babies!? I do know the reason and understand, but I can't stand it anyways. I believe these are just a sub-section of the perverts, but further research is required.