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October 8th, 2011 (1:55 PM). Edited October 8th, 2011 by Miss Doronjo.
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Hey gang; I got permission to write a small guide, just about dedication so that there are easy fixes to the problem of dying RPs~! Sooo I hope you'll enjoy this. ^__^
If you have any more ideas, feel free to say so~!
Doronjo's EVIL guide to Dedication~!
Feeling down that your roleplay's been inactive, or that your roleplay's are 'dead'?
Never fear! Doronjo's here to tell you all about how to solve this problem! In fact, there are easy fixes to solve this problem! Now, to start of--
Tonzora! Where's the guide?!
SORRY! IT IS PREPARED!
Okay! Sorry about that folks!
Okay, Number One:
Learn to say “No”:
If you don’t think someone will stay dedicated, don’t allow them to play in your RP. It’s better to have one less RPer than an extra Role Player who just brings down the whole RP.
Hehe... let me tell you kids, don’t be tough to be mean and slightly evil. Unless you are tough and assertive, like big ol' me! Your evil little Role Play will never get off the ground!
Instead of putting a basic Application so it’s easier for people to post, post Applications which requires thought filling out, not something that can be done in five seconds. This is an easy way of separate people who want to RP from the people that just want to 1Up their Word Count. The better the Application, the less likely someone is to quit.
CURSES! I really like the 1UP post count.
First Post Compliments:
With the Application, try to have applicants post a “first post”, more rather than a RP sample. The better the first post, the more work they put into it. It’s an inverse correlation, the more work they put into a first post, the less likely they will be to become inactive.
Hehe, in this one roleplay, I wrote up a post that I was a bunny once! Gooooood times~
: Your roleplay will only be as active as it can be with you, the GM are also dedicated~! Try reminding your roleplayers about posts they should make, as well as maybe talk to them personally about plots, or any more ideas that they have.
Now for the RPer, even so, you might be still less likely to be active in a roleplay because of stuff like friends, family, school, work, or otherwise, which is perfectly fine! We all have our priorities.
Here are some extra evil tips:
♦ Try and limit the number of roleplays you join; it'll become easier for you to observe the roleplays you are currently in, and plan ahead for the posts you'll make.
♦ Try and converse yourselves with the other roleplayers; since by chatting and RPing together, you'll be more likely to post again, and again, by letting your character interact with the other character. It can become quite fun! Your character could be in a relationship with another character, or heck, be another character's worst enemy! There are loads of possibilities.
♦ If you create a character you know you'll have fun with, you can also be less likely to be inactive. Try making your character be out-of-the-ballpark, chalkiness of personality and interest for yourself, and for others; again, that could be quite fun for yourself, and for others!
♦ If you can, try and make up more ideas for the roleplay you're in; if you have more fun ideas, you'll be opted more to participate in the roleplay~!
Anyway, that is all, my little minions~! Just keep in mind, These are not guaranteed methods, they will just help. Of course, if you have your own way for a roleplay to be active, that's all perfectly up to you!
Sooo, good luck, and have a nice time~!
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