Osarion, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
I really hope they add rp servers and dont mix rp players with the normal player base.
I have nothing against rp players personally though i do find it abit odd, but people can play there games how ever they desire. but i know from past experience in games that the two kinds of players just dont mix well together.
An example would be a grp of RP players are having a wedding and then a grp of normal players ruin it for them , believe me it would happen, I think Rp players would be much happier playing on there own servers
From what I've seen from the XI community, there's not a huge RP crowd. I kinda don't see SE going with different types of servers.
I tried getting into RPing in UO years and years ago, but it wasn't my thing. I wouldn't have any problem playing alongside them however.
Most "role players" in FFXI think that "role playing" means "/p I HARNESS THE POWER OF THE GODS!" and "/p FEEL THE HEAT OF A THOUSAND HELLS!" in Thunder/Fire macros.
Yes, there are those who actually do role play... but that number is such a tiny fraction that I think 1-2 RP servers at most would still be too empty if they were only filled with ACTUAL RPers.
It's kinda unfair that good RPers get laughed at by non RPers for choosing to play the game differently, so if there was enough interest for it, I could see wanting their own server to be reasonable. Unfortunately for them, the demand isn't high enough or strong enough.