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Roleplaying, or RP refers to the changing of one's behaviour to assume a role, either unconsciously to fill a social role, or consciously to act out an adopted role. In Legends of Cosrin, players usually supplement the gameplay of their player characters by roleplaying a specific behavior or background story while playing Legends of Cosrin. For some, roleplaying is the main purpose for playing the game.

Sample Roleplays

Here are some sample roleplays which fit within the Cosrin universe:

  • A child elf mage whose parents were murdered by trolls; now seeks revenge and thus studies powerful sorcery spells.
  • A blind rogue who uses his senses and instinct to assassinate powerful leader figures.
  • A devout knight who studies modern combat techniques to defend his guild.

Importance of Roleplaying

Roleplaying shares an important role in the Cosrin world. The depth of immersion and enjoyment of players in-game is directly related to the amount and quality of roleplaying that occurs.

Cosrin has deep roots in that most players tend to enjoy developing their character's persona, history, and roleplay. Early in Cosrin's history, most players focused on developmental roleplaying rather than hunting and gaining experience.

Increased roleplay provides for increased game activity that extends beyond simple exploration, quest solving, and hunting.

Roleplaying Channels

Roleplaying is done in a variety of ways, through several different communication channels. Most commonly roleplaying occurs in a room with two or more players, through the use of says, whispers and emotes. However, roleplaying can also be done in shouts or tells. See Communication Channels

Emotes

Emotes are very important in expressing what your character is doing while in a room. There are two types of emotes, Canned and Freeform.

Freeform emotes use the following command: em, ems, yem and yems.

For example:

> em settles down in her favorite corner for a little nap.

Ava settles down in her favorite corner for a little nap.

> ems eyes close as she drifts off to sleep.

Ava's eyes close as she drifts off to sleep.

> yem mumble a few words in her sleep.

You see Ava mumble a few words in her sleep.

> yems dragon take a protective stance in front of the sleeping cat.

You see Ava's dragon take a protective stance in front of the sleeping cat.

These Freeform Emotes appear with your character's name in blue and the rest of the text in white (although you can use Color Codes to change this).

The Canned Emotes, on the other hand, are single-word commands that you can enter, which will result in an entire emote line, the whole line appearing in yellow.

For example:

> laugh

Ava laughs happily.

For a (not-quite) complete list of Canned Emotes, see Emote List

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