I'm not saying, that RP is not possible on normal shard, not at all.
There are many ways to roleplay, Evil vs Good is just one of them. And yes Evil vs Good RP is possible even in Trammel, just not the way I want to play it.
What Siege can offer is freedom and a more realistic way of Evil vs Good RP.
I'm a vampire, on Siege, I have freedom to target who I want. My victim is not protected of different kind of systems and can't be safe anywhere. I like that and believe it or not our victims like it too, else they would not be on Siege.
Some had told me, that on normal shards, they would never take the risk, would never join a warring guild and would never go to Felucca. You know, it's human to take the easy way.
They choose Siege to get more challenge and risk.
Some like what we have on Siege, some don't that's fine.
I agree with you when you say "Many shards have RP, to varying degrees. Good luck in finding one that suits you."
I just want to tell what Siege can offer and yes I hope to drag some evil roleplayers to Siege. The Others, TDO and Freja's forum :: Index
The only problem here, Freja, is that none of this is what what's his name said. He (she? I really don't know) made a bulls__t comment. He's being called on it, and not just by me. And you are for some reason running cover for him.
Oh and btw, you've been sold a load of s__t, because plenty of normal (your term, not mine) shards have RPed PvP, through use of Felucca, Factions, or guild war systems. Some have basically perma-wars, so that way there could be violence at any time and unintended targets can be hit. On some shards, they will simply throw open a quick gate to Fel, fight, then return to Trammel for the aftermath.
Yes, some abuse the Trammel rules and use it exclusively as a way of getting around the consequences of their actions, and violate RP courtesy....However, I am also 100% positive that some abuse the Siege rules set and PK people for non-RP reasons.
The idea really is that RP fighting on normal (your term, not mine) shards in most cases (barring a perma war) can't be the first solution to a problem between two characters.
Ideally this should be simply about preference. Your colleague's comments, which you seem intent on defending for some reason, held that his preferred form of RP is the only "true" form.
And that's a disgusting, pathetic, weak-minded, small-minded, thing to say about anything that's only a matter of preference.
Let's change the subject matter for more clarity.
None of the following statements would be dismissed without challenge in most contexts.
- "Heavy metal is the only true kind of music."
- "Mozart is the only true kind of music."
- "Shakespeare is the only true literature."
- "Moby Dick is the only true novel."
- "French movies are the only true cinema."
Not everything is only a matter of preference. But things like playstyles in a game, movies, music, and literature, are at least mostly matters of preference, until you reach the point where you encroach on someone else's preferences. Siege players seem intent upon forcing their preferences in any discussion into which they inject themselves, which is pretty much every discussion at hand.
The level of exaggeration is pretty slight, and it saddens me to see UO Forums becoming increasingly like Stratics in this regard.