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#13503493 Oct 29, 2017 at 01:30 PM · Edited over 3 years ago
AoCRP Admin
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Hey folks! While we are waiting for the release of Ashes of Creation, the staff at AoC RP also await racial overviews that could shed more proper light on the workings of the races and their cultures. After this is released, we will be hosting a light story arc presented in a forum RP format right here on this site! Before we get those, however, I figured it would be a nice thought to present a thread asking you all what your favorite setting and/or race is from past RP experiences.

My own favorite setting so far has been Warhammer Fantasy, with the Dark Elves as my favored race. The world itself is dark and gritty, with gods that are absolute terror when they touch the world. The Dark Elves in that setting are brutal and unyielding, and make themselves an active enemy of those who oppose them for the simplest reasons. All in all the combination is precisely the sort of dark theme I yearn for in RP, and during my time on Warhammer Online (May it rest in peace) I had a great time on my alt Blackguard elf as well as interacting with the race as my Chaos Chosen.
#13526978 Nov 14, 2017 at 02:58 PM
39 Posts
Personally, I'm a big fan of what I call "saturated fantasy". I think of stuff like The Witcher, for instance, where the world feels very alive and colorful—but sometimes in ways that are not-so-nice. I don't like settings that get so dark that it feels like nobody in the world has a picnic or a birthday party—But at the same time I'm not a fan of settings that are so lighthearted that it feels like the world has no darker parts to it or comes off like a cartoon. Somewhere in the middle is definitely the "sweet spot" for me.

Overall though, I love the feeling that there's a lot going on in fictional worlds and that there's stuff beyond our perspective/understanding. I really love the setting of The Witcher despite not having played the games, I've watched playthroughs and dug pretty deep into the lore. I've also spent a lot of time in the universe of TES, though I got pretty burnt out after years of playing nothing but TES games and RP every day, so I kind-of have a TES aversion now. 😰 I also really like Dragon Age's setting but didn't get that involved in the RP scene surrounding that. I've found myself pretty fascinated with Dishonored's concept lately, which really opened me up to the idea of technology in fantasy and exploring other time periods aside from the typical "Early Medieval - Renaissance" scale.

I usually find something interesting about most races, so I have a hard time picking favorites. I actually really like Dragon Age's Dwarves, Witcher's Elves and Vampires, TES's take on Elves and Orcs, and probably plenty of others that I'm forgetting now. I actually love the lore of humans in a lot of universes, despite them being very "normal" (to us).
#13543139 Nov 26, 2017 at 04:16 PM
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#13526978 Maevynn wrote:

Personally, I'm a big fan of what I call "saturated fantasy". I think of stuff like The Witcher, for instance, where the world feels very alive and colorful—but sometimes in ways that are not-so-nice. I don't like settings that get so dark that it feels like nobody in the world has a picnic or a birthday party—But at the same time I'm not a fan of settings that are so lighthearted that it feels like the world has no darker parts to it or comes off like a cartoon. Somewhere in the middle is definitely the "sweet spot" for me.

Overall though, I love the feeling that there's a lot going on in fictional worlds and that there's stuff beyond our perspective/understanding. I really love the setting of The Witcher despite not having played the games, I've watched playthroughs and dug pretty deep into the lore. I've also spent a lot of time in the universe of TES, though I got pretty burnt out after years of playing nothing but TES games and RP every day, so I kind-of have a TES aversion now. 😰 I also really like Dragon Age's setting but didn't get that involved in the RP scene surrounding that. I've found myself pretty fascinated with Dishonored's concept lately, which really opened me up to the idea of technology in fantasy and exploring other time periods aside from the typical "Early Medieval - Renaissance" scale.

I usually find something interesting about most races, so I have a hard time picking favorites. I actually really like Dragon Age's Dwarves, Witcher's Elves and Vampires, TES's take on Elves and Orcs, and probably plenty of others that I'm forgetting now. I actually love the lore of humans in a lot of universes, despite them being very "normal" (to us).



Luckily Im not at the state of Aversion yet but I am absolutely enamored by TES style/era games. Games that utilize magic in the basis of its technology and its very earthy interpretation of the world around its races. I have actually played the Witcher and will say, without spoiling anything, that it is definitely worth some investment time while awaiting AoC. Skyrim was the pinnacle of my style of gameplay and ESO was the closest interpretation that ive seen of it.
Jon Baeryn, Future AoC Predator
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