My personal opinion (and no,I wont reveal who I am ) is that,one of the things you need to be a good RPer,is to have a story for your character. To know who they are and where you want them to go and be and off of that base how he or she acts,talks ,walks. Theres nothing worse than a character that you see has no aim, or no substance because I dont see how you could play that off. You have to have a story around your charrie and know what you want him or her to become,wheter its a dark wizard, death eater, next Rosalie lol and use who your character is and what you want him or her to be as reference points of how he or she behaves. Theres nothing I hate seeing more than characters who look amazing but theres no background story or works for their future and they are just standing in space
and to experiment.
Me personally as someone who has been on this board since like 07 this is my first time having a guy charrie and so sometimes I play him rough, because of what I want him to be, sometimes I play him off as soft,totally how my mood hits me to try and see what would the best angle for him be,and thats what I learned all these years too with my other charries,just experiment,try different things and sooner or latter youll tap into the exact way you want your charrie to be or sound.The big thing in RP is not really fearing trying different avenues.
I remember when I first joined with myfirst charrie I played her meek and nice for two years. And she wasnt going anywhere. I thought to myself ,well, the roleplays are nice, but something is missing,for two years she was just standing in place. So I decided to turn her to be evil.Funny thing was,once I turned her to be evil I found there are a million ways you can play evil,I experimented with many of them and finally found the nitch that I thought would be fitting for her. So its all about getting out of your comfort zone.
This charrie I now have is meant to be Corvus and Nates brother.And he is the bad seed. So,when you think about it, what was Corvus like? He was heroic,popular, all women loved him,he was on good terms with everyone...so whats the opposite of that? Someone sleazy, disrespectful towards women, agressive,very callous towards women. If I roleplay Lucius like a loveable player, then I would just be imitating Corvies and Nates writters who were and are awsome,and I wont accomplish anything because Im supposed tobe the bad seed God damnit lol.