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RP Limits
« on: April 14, 2013, 01:19:45 PM »
Well, I wasn't really sure where to put this. There's no adult content in this question, but if it's not in the appropriate place feel free to move it.

Looking at members signatures/O&Os, I often see things like:

5/6 RP slots
One RP slot available

and similar things like that. My question is, how do you determine your RP availability? I know it has a lot to do with how much time you can devote to so many RPs, RL issues, and personal preference. But I'd like to know what some good starting limits are. When I first joined, I was involved in way too many RPs, and couldn't juggle them all.

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Re: RP Limits
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2013, 01:29:46 PM »
It's something that usually evolves out of how much time a person has to devote to RP and how many stories they can carry and feel comfortable with their performance.

« Last Edit: April 14, 2013, 01:31:25 PM by Beguile's Mistress »

Offline Oniya

Re: RP Limits
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2013, 01:41:31 PM »
A lot of it can also depend on the speed of your partners.  When I have an exceptionally fast partner, that can cut back on how many stories I feel comfortable having.  Contrariwise, if I've got partners that are slower, I might feel comfortable enough to take on an additional story or two.

Offline Thesunmaid

Re: RP Limits
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2013, 07:02:35 PM »
I have had people whine that I was not posting multiple times a day and I would tell them..its a forum game...I am not going to sit there and post as soon as you reply. But I have had games I enjoy get put on hold because the persons real time gets in the way (I sadly have way too much time on my hands at the moment.) But I have never really thought about a limit really...I mean I have had multiple rp's going and I tried to post to them all...but I always tell people if you can't be happy with 1 post a day suck it buttercup.

But I have seen the whole this RP idea is taken and I have never done that personally because I can always say well I would be more interested in playing this at the moment..or I could say ok cool lets see your take on this...I suppose its all about personal preference.

Offline Chris Brady

Re: RP Limits
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2013, 10:12:16 PM »
For me, it's how many characters I can juggle, and settings I can adapt to.

Although I don't have a set number.

Offline ZephySempai

Re: RP Limits
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2013, 03:31:03 PM »
For me, it's how many characters I can juggle, and settings I can adapt to.

Although I don't have a set number.

I feel the same way. I usually try not to do too much at a time, and usually base how much I can handle on the specific Roleplays themselves as well as how many characters I can juggle.

Nothing's more awkward then responding to a post with the wrong character/account, lol.

Also, like Oniya mentioned, it sometimes depends on the speed of my partners as well. If we're going post-for-post back-to-back, then I tend to devote more time and attention on that one RP, however, if all the RPs are ticking by pretty slowly, say, a post a day, I tend to spread myself out more.

Unfortunately RL likes to call at random hours of the night, so my consistency is very... dynamic. I also try to take that into consideration and will usually only do one or two RPs at a time until I am certain I can devote more time to extras.