Last night we were checking our market stall at Tabor East and Chance was there with his Master Will. My Master passed some pleasantries with him and we moved on, checking other stalls and having a wander before getting ready to go home. As we approached the ship we saw a lady standing there so we greeted her IC. She never answered. We greeted her again, and again we got no answer. Presuming that she had gone afk, My Master, said. “Oh maybe she is a deaf mute my boys.” And proceeded to emote, using a rough sign language to speak to her. The next thing we know, Will is up in our face, swearing at us OOC, accusing us of being Rude and Ignorant to visitors.
My Master was furious.
1, because we are some of the only people in Tabor that actually DO Roleplay
2, because we are the only people that actually speak to everyone that we see on the sim and Never, walk past someone without greeting them. Unlike some who tp 50 meters to avoid talking to you, or some that stay in ooc mode all the time and never roleplay anyone.
3, because even if we are in our own home, we leave what we are doing and go and greet anyone that lands on our dock.
I walked around Oasis for thirty minutes last week and two people were there, did anyone of them come and speak to me...? I leave that for you to figure out.
Going back to the point of this post
YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IS BEING SAID IN IM. DON’T ASSUME THAT WHAT IS SAID IN CHARACTER HAS NOT BEEN SPOKEN ABOUT IN IMS.
The fact that I was speaking to the lady as soon as she returned in IM, was completely overlooked.
The one thing I will not be accused of or allow My Master, or Brother to be accused of is being rude.
We always speak ooc in im with our fellow Players and make sure they are okay with what we are saying or doing, unlike the majority of people we know.
So just to clarify
IN CHARACTER = MAKE BELIEVE ACTING (IE, LIKE AN ACTOR IN A MOVIE)
OUT OF CHARACTER = NORMAL BEHAVIOUR. (IE, NOT SWEARING AT OTHER PEOPLE FOR NO FRIGGING REASON. ) ...DOING SO.... NOW THAT IS RUDE.