MRP may or may not need slightly stricter RP and etiquette rules

so despite the utmost efforts of spacelaw being well-written and even the whitelist feature for MRP, there are a few memorable… characters… that are nothing but assholes. will not go out of their way to help you, blatantly lie to get out of RP, and simply don’t comply with a lot of wizden rules and are just generally annoying. I won’t name names, but my god do I wish I didn’t have the integrity to.
The main issue is RP. I think many of these people look at ‘medium-role-play’ and think they only have to put minimum effort into RP, and just emote once in a while.
I can think of a few Spacelaw entries that might help…

  • Dont’ lie to someone to get out of Roleplaying.
  • Don’t only have regard for yourself. Other people are playing this game and need you to act accordingly.
  • You can have a round-specific goal, but don’t disregard others around you and brush off their requests to achieve it.
  • (not literally in spacelaw, but maybe tighten some of the present RP rules. I’ve seen people just stand still while being punched and react with ‘ok,’ which, while hilarious, should not be a thing in an MRP environment)

I think the mods (hold on, im not criticizing, just trying to think of solutions…) might need to take a little attention to some characters who are generally mean in a round, because it’s usually those ones who end up deciding not to roleplay at all.

Share more ideas, please. this issue sucks and i want them… I mean it gone.

  • Dont’ lie to someone to get out of Roleplaying.

This is an extremely specific entry and is vague. It just seems like you think people are trying to get out of roleplaying with you. If this has been a consistent pattern, maybe try looking back at went wrong. If it’s happening to you in specific, maybe you are the problem. Food for thought.
You can’t prevent people from “lying” with their characters. People will have things to do. Command has important jobs to uphold. A medical doctor will not remain chatting with you if they have a patient on their deathbed and they’re the only one doing their job.

  • Don’t only have regard for yourself. Other people are playing this game and need you to act accordingly.
  • You can have a round-specific goal, but don’t disregard others around you and brush off their requests to achieve it.

Rule 1.2 already exists.

  • (not literally in spacelaw, but maybe tighten some of the present RP rules. I’ve seen people just stand still while being punched and react with ‘ok,’ which, while hilarious, should not be a thing in an MRP environment)

MRP does indeed to tell you to act out your character more. But you have no idea if someone’s character is hardy to pain or being straight up punched. There is nothing wrong with this.

This entire post feels like you’ve been having personal specific issues with MRP that applies to nobody else. If people are being dicks, ahelp them.

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ye make some valid points. however…

Elaboration issue on my part… I mean don’t lie to someone’s face saying you cant help them when you know you can. If you’re busy, say you’re busy. If you’re on break, say you’re on break. etc.

less important, so you can disregard this if you want, but I roleplay in a way that is minimally impactful on other’s goals as possible. at most I take a minute or two of someone’s time if all I need is a sign-off or other minor thing, and I’m nice about it. (Yeah, this was my longest reply out of the four. I like to be liked. We all do. Sue me.)

I mean less of don’t be a dick, but more actually work with people to assist them with their needs, not just yours. You can politely say no to requests, but if you do it enough times you just dont seem polite anymore.

This feels like more of an excuse for being a troll. How is somebody supposed to know this if it’s not present in their description? Ex; Someone that gets bwoinked in that situation could just reply with “My character has nerve damage and can’t feel pain!” and get off the hook in a snap.

I do. nothing changes. they continue.

Also, I know for a fact I’m not the only one feeling remotely this way, as I see others with similar concerns on the discord in threads and such.

small note, unrelated

Your reply felt very passive-aggressive. Apologies if you don’t care, but please take it down a notch or two.