Good Morning Friends,
A very Happy Thursday to you. I read a tweet recently that said that “real” D/s is getting marked up from impact play, not engaging in D/s role play. When I first read the tweet I shrugged it off. I moved on with my day. But I’ve been an online role player for almost 14 years over various games. I’ve engaged in fictional stories that has touched me on many emotional levels. I can attest that role play can move a person so much that they end up masturbating, or having sex in real life because it can be that arousing! So, when I thought about this tweet it began to bug me. So, today I want to share with you the games that I have personally role played on, why they’re great, and introduce you to the online version of D/s that many of our community partakes in. Are you ready to explore this virtual world? Then, let’s dive in. 🙂
I. What is Online Role Playing?
*Sitting in a simple wooden tavern with a crackling hearth nearby, you glance around the room. The noise of drunken men laughing fills the air. Looking around slowly you take in the space. A barkeep stays busy filling pints of bubbling ale. Women in scantily clad dresses hang onto the men at a chance of making an easy coin for the night. As the crowd parts you see a woman with wide hips, worn leather attire, and fiery red hair stare across the room at you. Her clothing hugs her hourglass form and her pinkish-tan skin has been kissed by the sun. She pulls off her chapeau and walks towards you, the click of her heeled boots echoing on the wooden floors. There is confidence in her swagger. She is unafraid. Her green eyes pierce you but you can’t tell much emotion at first as her lips are set into a hard, thin line.
Without asking, she sits down across from you and gives a curt nod. Her legs cross finally betraying some sort of feminism. Her lips curl into a smirk as she motions to a wench for a glass of rum. Yanking off a glove she extends her hand towards you. ” I’m Captain Nelliethiel Briarbosk” she says in a musical tone, “but you can call me Nell”. Her voice is strong and clear, but much more girly than you expected. Taking her hand you can feel parts of her palm that has been toughened by years of hard physical labor. “Captain?” you ask with curiosity. She grins as her green eyes finally sparkle. “I’m a pirate Captain” she says with pride in her tone, “Co-Captain actually… of a crew called The Myrmidons”. *
The character Nell was created many years ago. Seven years to be exact. With her, I entered into games and began meeting people from all around the world. We would interact together, speaking together like actors on a virtual stage. Online role playing is creating a character and then embodying that character with other players online. How you speak, what you wear, how you react to situations, are all at your discretion as you create your character’s personality. What makes it so fascinating is that people often infuse pieces of their real personality in their characters. Certainly, I’m not a pirate in real life. But my love of the sea is a part of the real me behind the screen. Nell has fiery red hair, and while I’m not a red head… I do have red in my hair. Nell has swagger and keeps a strong face, much like I do, but she is girly… just like I am. Pieces of the real people mingle together with their characters and the role play that you engage in can be fascinating, alluring, and deeply satisfying.
II. Role Playing in Video Games:
MMORPG’s (or Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games) are an extremely popular part of the video game industry. Role playing is simply one type of activity within the world of gaming online. Game developers have created these vast, huge virtual worlds that role players have taken and used as their own environment. A game developer can design a pretty looking building. But the role player comes along and takes the same building to host events, or create a school in it with other players. They give the building purpose and a name. Suddenly this virtual world comes to life! In another post I’m going to dive into the “do’s and don’ts” of online role playing. But in today’s post I’d like to examine why a person would want to role play (and have a D/s relationship online) in one of these games.
- They live with their parents. Many players live with parents, or other family members that would never understand them having a D/s relationship. As such, they turn towards the online gaming arena to experience D/s online.
- They love the creative atmosphere. There are so many things you can do, be, and explore in a D/s relationship that sometimes you can’t do in real life. You can get married. You can be another fantasy-esque race. You can ride on stallions across the world. You name it, and it can be found in some game! Online D/s relationships don’t feel limiting because there are so many activities to see and do. You can give your partner virtual items to enhance their game play. You can shower them in rose petals. You can take a boat ride together, complete with hearts floating over your heads! The creative environment for “dating” online is endless.
- They are introverted or shy in real life. Many online gamers are often shy, or introverted in real life. As such, having an online medium for their D/s interactions makes them feel more comfortable. You might be a burly, axe-wielding orc in game… but in real life, obviously you’re not. But that’s okay because when you role play, you can slip into the mindset of your character and simply enjoy the online experience as it is for what it is.
III. My Favorite Games to Role Play On:
The following games are merely ones that I have personally roleplayed on. This isn’t an exhaustive list, because quite frankly there are hundreds of MMORPGs of many styles. I encourage you to go beyond this list and find a game that makes you happy!
I have to start off with this game because it’s my all time favorite. In the virtual world of Tyria, there is so much to see and do. Tarnished Coast server is the largest RP server that is still bustling with role players aplenty. If you’re interested in finding events or a guild to join, guildwars2roleplayers.com is an excellent forum site to join and begin to meet people! This game does not have a monthly subscription. You simply pay $40 once every couple of years to get the latest expansion pack.
I roleplayed on WoW for years and years on both Moon Guard and Wyrmrest Accord servers. Both are still incredibly active with RP today. Moon Guard in particular is the largest RP server, and while WoW has changed their game play to scale players to the zone level, players have adapted and it’s still quite the thriving game. This game costs $14.99 per month to play.
Who doesn’t want to enter the world of Star Wars and play as a Jedi, Sith, etc.?! As a bounty hunter I felt so powerful as I mingled with other players in the major cities. The one aspect of this game that keeps players coming back to play is their PVP or player versus player games. Star Wars got it right when they created their PVP warzones. They created Huttball (a game much like flag football) along with Voidstar which is a game where you have to defend your keep from the other team’s invading army. This game is an absolute blast, and yes you can wear a sexy slave outfit in it too. 😉
If you’re a final fantasy fangirl or fanboy, you’re definitely going to love the MMORPG version of this game. Players can have their own homes to invite other players into. You can decorate and create items based upon your professions. The world is vast, far, and wide with zones for players to explore various terrains and kill monsters. The large cities are bustling with RP, and the fantasy races give a whimsical, colorful feel to the whole ambiance. Final Fantasy has never disappointed fans, hence why this game is booming on the MMORPG market!
The last game I’d like to mention is Second Life. This game is slightly different from the rest (above) because it is a 3D virtual world that is essentially player run. Players create their own businesses, servers, games, nightclubs, restaurants, etc. that are always bustling 24/7 for players to engage in. Many D/s people flock to the “red light” sectors of the game where they can experience BDSM dungeons online, and interact with other kinksters. It’s a great social game for those wanting to completely immerse and meet others online.
Alright my friends, that’s it from me for this post. I hope you all enjoyed it. If you did, hit that like button and let me know. Smash that follow button if you’re new around here, and I will see you back here for the next topic!