That's How We Role(play)

We've all run into a role-player or two in our online gaming
experiences. These are the folks that bring flavor to our games with
their in-character actions and dialog. Sometimes appreciated, sometimes
shunned, there's no denying that role-players make up a good part of
the MMOG community. But is role-playing dying? Are developers leaving
out role-playing tools in their games, and potentially sabotaging the
lifespan of their own games?

Benjamin "Machail" de la Durantaye talks about roleplaying with four
experienced role-players from the Age of Conan community to find out
what makes them tick, and get their thoughts on the future of

“MMORPG. The genre name says a lot,” explains
Khalathwyr. “I understand
that some gamers want to just ‘play a game’ and not get involved with
role-playing, which is perfectly ok. There are, however, many gamers
who grew up playing pencil and paper RPGs and enjoy taking that
experience to a computer game format with other players.

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Last Updated: Mar 29, 2016

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