Any actions that you take, and any words that you type, should be done as if you were actually the person you are roleplaying as.
The bartender is named Jerry, the owner is his wife Jessy, and Hobgoblins serve up the meals. Do not force any situation on another person’s character without their consent.
If a disagreement arises, private message one another to resolve it.
Actions: In a roleplaying chat room, action is generally indicated by saying exactly what your character is doing, and then placing those words inside of opening and closing action marks.
There are a variety of symbols that are used by people to indicate that a phrase is an action.
However you should try to maintain tense consistency throughout your writing.
Dialogue: In literary form this is generally delineated by having words placed in quote marks “ “ That is an acceptable way to express dialogue in the chat, however the common convention on Role Pages is to simply leave text which is intended as dialogue unmarked. *She smiles, catching the man by the sleeve of his jacket* I have an important appointment at 3 and I don’t want to be late.
That means that the action can get pretty quick, and sometimes the rapidity of reading and responding to people in a crowded room can be difficult.
Our chat system currently has the ability for users to log in as guests.
(v.) To act and speak as if you are the character you're portraying.
To roleplay is as much about what not to say as what TO say.
This allows you to enter and get a feel for the action and conversation, while you wait for your official profile to be approved by the Administrative staff.