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Lord Iapetus

To conquer death, you only have to die.
I actually really like the challenges of a-typical personalities. Not every soldier who marches into war WANTS to be there.

Lack of commitment and blatant clichés in plot or character choice! Brooding vampire man, naive damsel, Rambo soldier. Spoiler! They were dead the whole time!
It can be fun sometimes, I’ll admit, but not always.

There was one RP I had where my character was famous and looking for an assistant to help them manage their time.

My partner gave me the rudest, most insensitive character ever, who was also underage. (My character was almost 21, theirs was 16.)

They got mad when my character didn’t like theirs. I actually said something along the lines of “Your character is a prick. Make them nicer if you want my character to like them.”

Needless to say, their responses went from two okay-sized paragraphs, to barely a paragraph.

The straw that broke the camels back is when they asked for it to be a romance. I dropped it without telling them and didn’t look back until writing this.

Sorry for the rant, but that’s my example of what has happened when the character’s personality doesn’t match their role.
 

smallnscrappy

Oddly enough
It can be fun sometimes, I’ll admit, but not always.

There was one RP I had where my character was famous and looking for an assistant to help them manage their time.

My partner gave me the rudest, most insensitive character ever, who was also underage. (My character was almost 21, theirs was 16.)

They got mad when my character didn’t like theirs. I actually said something along the lines of “Your character is a prick. Make them nicer if you want my character to like them.”

Needless to say, their responses went from two okay-sized paragraphs, to barely a paragraph.

The straw that broke the camels back is when they asked for it to be a romance. I dropped it without telling them and didn’t look back until writing this.

Sorry for the rant, but that’s my example of what has happened when the character’s personality doesn’t match their role.
Good lord! Thats just bad writing. Yes, in excess, poorly matched characters are a nightmare! You want just the right amount of tension.
 

Snapshutter

Friendly Neighborhood Hordie
They got mad when my character didn’t like theirs. I actually said something along the lines of “Your character is a prick. Make them nicer if you want my character to like them.”
Unless that character was just a self-insert in disguise, I can’t understand why it’s something to get mad over. Isn’t conflict one of the many staples of RPing?

On a similar note: what really irks me is when people fail to acknowledge that actions within an RP do have consequences. If you’re playing a distant and ill-mannered character, don’t expect me to turn a blind eye to their actions and forego continuity just for the sake of having them included within a scene. God forbid your character actually goes and kills an NPC (for no good reason, might I add). I had a partner who was legitimately upset with me for even bringing up the possibility that their character might get arrested for murder.
 

AnAsset

I'm me, pretending to be someone else.
A few things I’ve developed a distaste for through my years of roleplaying...(note: all of my experience comes from 1x1 fandom Roleplays)

1. OCs that are just self-inserts into the world.
2. Characters that are just characters from other worlds thrown into the current world.
3. Assumed/expected romance and sexual content (not on here, as it’s against the rules).
4. Partners who don’t play any other character besides their “main one,” so I’m stuck playing all characters for them and my “main character” rarely gets to be used.
5. Partners expecting me to play my character in a way that isn’t IN character for them.
6. Roleplays that take forever to get started or get off the ground.
 

KingOcelot21

New Member
My biggest hate in roleplays is when those newbies with no experience and are too lazy to learn proper roleplaying skills kill your character out of nowhere, like this:

"*kills*"
 

Crescente

Moonlight - ☾
Well pretty much the majority was stated above. I'm not usually one to complain as everyone has their own style.
Firstly, the god-modding.
Secondly, characters who when comping to compile personality virtues and vices, they contradict each other. Literally. Which sometimes makes no sense! XD

Lastly, when you're try to GM your own roleplay. you pass your judgement ever so professionally and well you get a sour and passive aggressive attitude cause they couldn't handle the feedback if negative.
 

Metryxin

One Time Luck
I have soo many peeves.
When someone thinks the only way for characters to interact is through romance.
When they dont understand what you meant in a post but don't ask you about it and go along with what they thought it meant and turns it completely around in a way that makes it awkwaed foe you to correct them.
When they don't reply and don't tell you why.
 

AnonyMouse

Junior Member
Others taking control of my character(s) is probably my biggest pet peeve, even minor stuff, like a brief one-word line of dialogue or body language that I didn't write. My character didn't smile at your dumb joke or wink at your flirty remark, so why'd you write that she did? I'm usually a pretty chill guy, but that sort of thing turns me up to eleven insanely fast, especially when the person refuses to edit or remove it.
 

Dark Enforcer

Not today.
It really bugs me when people volunteer to rp with me after seeing the search thread, but then after talking you realize they didn't read ANYTHING of what you wrote down in what you expect and/or want.

I mean, it's great that we both want to do the same plot, but if we have different means, expectations, etc. then it might be troublesome. There is a reason why I wrote down the specifics I was looking for... So don't go blaming me.

I did a BNHA role-play search some time ago, it specifically read both the title and the rules/expectations that I wanted a balance between action and romance, and that I only do heterosexual pairings. Well, this one girl suddenly messaged me proposing to do a Villain Deku role-play. I declined saying I wouldn't know how to portray a villain Deku, but then she messaged back saying SHE was going to play him and that I could play another guy. So then I have to tell her I don't do any pairing that isn't heterosexual. THEN SHE HAS THE AUDACITY to tell me it's not a romance role-play and that she was sorry to hear I couldn't do a role-play that didn't have romance.

Well okay... There's a reason why I didn't volunteer over her search thread....
 

6ft Under

A Watchdog, but not a Bloodhound
Another one of my pet peeves is when the rp is moving too freaking slow. There is this one rp I’m thinking about leaving cuz it’s been weeks now and it’s barely progressed at all. It’s stale, boring, and I’ve just pretty much given up on it.
Haha I think I know which one you're talking about ;)
 
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and it should look more like this, you know broken up and easier to read man. and by that I mean actual sentence, paragraph structure!!!

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The Dark Creator

Not fun at parties
The roleplay becomes boring on my behalf because i get tired, school stress and everything. I say sorry, and say "See you around" and find out they never bother messaging me ever again. Some people have the guts to say "Nah, i only wanted to rp with you. I'm not really interested in [other like or hobby i have]" while others just outright block me and have no reason to give.
 

GhostDash

Wintery Mix
Many of these have been spot-on! While I don't appreciate the usuals like godmodding and not even trying for decent grammar, it's lazy writing that gets me the most, and it comes in many forms. Meaning all the other character does is react and never add anything to the action or story, so I have to drag it along myself. Also another pet peeve that's really grown on me lately is when the other character just...doesn't respond to some sort of stimuli. Such as, if my character is flirting or something, but the other character doesn't even acknowledge it in even a negative way, as if it never happened.

I don't write things without a purpose. I don't do purple prose (another big pet peeve of mine). No it doesn't have to be a line-up-line action and reaction if it's really not necessary, but lacking reactions can make the other character pretty robotic. It just bugs me, man. A lot.
 

Lord Iapetus

To conquer death, you only have to die.
Many of these have been spot-on! While I don't appreciate the usuals like godmodding and not even trying for decent grammar, it's lazy writing that gets me the most, and it comes in many forms. Meaning all the other character does is react and never add anything to the action or story, so I have to drag it along myself. Also another pet peeve that's really grown on me lately is when the other character just...doesn't respond to some sort of stimuli. Such as, if my character is flirting or something, but the other character doesn't even acknowledge it in even a negative way, as if it never happened.

I don't write things without a purpose. I don't do purple prose (another big pet peeve of mine). No it doesn't have to be a line-up-line action and reaction if it's really not necessary, but lacking reactions can make the other character pretty robotic. It just bugs me, man. A lot.
If I may, what’s “purple prose”?
 

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