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Princess Corona
by on June 27, 2019
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Hey guys, it's kinda been a while since i've done one of these.
I've been kinda thinking on doing this, but I wasn't sure if I should, probably I should now better than never. Anyway, i've been kinda falling into a state of burn out. No, this has nothing to do with CA or anything of the matter or that i'm going to be leaving soon or something. Trust me i'm not going anywhere. But mainly i'm referring to burning out in RPs. I've found myself having a bit more difficulty trying to really come up with interesting and new ways to continue RPs or even start new ones. I just don't know what's really happening to be quite honest. I'm not sure if anyone else could understand what i'm talking about, but it's infuriating for me because I really do enjoy doing RPs. I enjoy the character development and I really enjoy long term RPs that really lead to some great stories that could probably even be turned into actual novels sometimes (depending on how long the RP is).
I guess it kinda doesn't help that I've been struggling to find a few new people to RP with. Not sure if it just may be people are afraid to approach me cause i'm the "Almighty founder" or something that makes it intimidating to approach me to ask if I wanna RP or something, even though nobody should really feel scared about asking me anything. I don't bite, or if it's just people are losing interest in RPing in general. This one is kinda confusing to me and I just wish I knew exactly what it is.
I don't really know to be quite honest, I just kinda wanted to share my thoughts on how I felt in regards to this and possibly as to why I haven't been able to get back to some people who I have been roleplaying with for a while. It's not that I don't want to, is more of that I just don't know how to continue it without becoming monotonous and boring. Doesn't help that I am an idiot and fail to let people know that i'm busy or have other things to do that sometimes do get in the way of RPs, but I just hope those people will see this and understand a bit more on how I feel and such.
That's really all for now. Look forward to possibly hearing any input or anyone else who might think the same way.
orange_man_from
The "almighty founder" thing is a small part. Like approaching any moderator or admin my trouble was always feeling like you must have so many things going on with many many other users trying to contact you and I didn't want to be burdonous. And thirdly, well your RP status has been "Closed" for ...View More
Princess Corona
It has? Didn't even realize it. Regardless of, I don't really have many things to do, mainly because I have other staff that have designated jobs, so I just basically oversee things to make sure things get done
orange_man_from
Well when I'm open to RP again do you wanna try one? I'm very good about maintaining a longer RP, did one with my best friend for over 2 years.
Princess Corona
I'd love to!
orange_man_from
Alright. It'll be a good test run for when I introduce him to the site. My ponysona. Very first OC
Seir Genevieve
I think everybody has to go through that at some point. The truth is that Roleplay is fun, yeah, but it is something people tend to grow out of. I used to roleplay a lot more but as you say, the novelty wears off with time and we're bound to run out of plots and out of ideas and out of motivation to...View More
Darren Cuffs
I disagree. Personally, I havent lost to much in terms of entertainment from roleplaying. When I made Darren, I gave him room to grow and that's what he has been doing. The progression of the character is the enjoyable part for me.
Gradient Rivers Alton-Yuri
Roleplay just grows stale as you get older though. It just takes a lot more effort to create something satisfying the older you get because normally people starts seeking to explore complex plotlines and situations that are extremely hard to come by in regular rps. Usually it takes a lot of lame, st...View More
Gradient Rivers Alton-Yuri
(its still me Seir, I forgot I had changed accounts at some point)
Darren Cuffs
Ah, I got really confused for a moment. I don't need every person to be the best RPer. Literally Skyra Heartsong has done a wonderful job of being a partner with simply 3 sentence replies. I have a few 5 to 6 people I RP with on the regular and they are all I need. Just because the RP community ha...View More
Princess Corona
It’s not really the same for everyone though
Black Hawk
It is not about you being all mighty and scary, there are many people that just can't start any conversations or are too shy to start a conversation, I do have the same traits, sometimes it takes you approaching people and starting conversation with them, however some people might be quite rude, or ...View More
Princess Corona
I enjoyed our RP and whatnot, but I just got so busy that I just...kinda forgot to get back to you. That was my mistake, and because I have a terrible memory, it didn't help. But now because of that, I missed out on opportunities that I was really looking forward to, so non-canon RPs aren't...they'r...View More
Black Hawk
Don't blame yourself for everything, you got busy, that's alright we all have our own private like and real world duties to attend, so it is understandable, if you forget about replying, it's okay, no one is perfect, and many people has tendency to get occupied by something and forget about other th...View More
Princess Corona
It essentially is my fault, because it happens too often with a lot of people. So there's really no other thing to make me believe otherwise, and sure I guess
Black Hawk
I'm working on another character, which is directly linked to Black Hawk, he's a dragon, a very rare white colored pure blooded storm dragon, best friend with Hawk and Hawk's bodyguard, once he will be done I'll send him out to mingle, so I will offer you a second chance to have official Cannon Role...View More
Princess Corona
I'll think about it, cause I really liked Hawk a whole lot and whatnot, but meh.
Fortify Castle
There’s also a fear of people not being responded to, or dismissed immediately because they are not willing to engage with a total stranger. You have to have a mutual friend to even get noticed and even then it’s a total crapshoot.
Princess Corona
Yeah, I can understand that
Pandora
tbh, i'm no longer interested in ca so it has nothing to do with me not wanting to approach mod/staff for rp & the reason i quit discord rp is because it simply doesn't work well.. there's too much of a limit like you end up needing to cut and paste again and again ; sorry
Princess Corona
Oh, that sucks. I wish you could've told me a bit sooner. I really was hoping we could've continued our RP. But I understand
Pandora
the only place i still rp at but am lacking the ability to reply is EEA tbh, i'm only active on a few places on discord but even then no rp, nowadays i just dont have the energy nor mood to unless i find it interesting but on EEA i don't use pan unfortunately
Princess Corona
It's fine, no worries
Pandora
yeah sorry tho i want to focus on happier stuff rn and both discord & ca are not that for me
Skyra Heartsong
I have a very close and dear friend who has been roleplaying for 12 years, and she still roleplays. Some people tend to move on yeah, but that's why being able to expand and adapt, say move on from just ponies and do things outside of a mere fandom is a great way to keep an avid roleplayer going. Ro...View More
Sasha
Best of luck with it all. Burnout sucks. Despite finally having a touch of inspiration it's been hitting me hard art-wise. The tough thing about rp is sometimes it just doesn't click. It's hard to pinpoint where the trouble is.