Tru fax: If you play Daft Punk, Bika dances.
I bring this point up not just because Daft Punk is in the air, but because–like dancing and celebrations–RP is something you do with other people. When we RP, even in WoW, we are interacting with each other. The only “bad” RP is where you are RPing “at someone.”
Sitting in a corner moping or sighing, sitting near the fire and emoting,
/whishes she (he) could be with the cool kids,” or telling everyone what they think and feel when they see your toon are examples of RPing AT another. In the real world, we don’t typically dance AT another person, nor do we celebrate At them. We interact with each other.
This, above all other things, is the key to RP. Interaction. Every other part of RPing, from character inception to story telling, depends on whether or not you choose to interact with people. This is RP in its simplest form.
Can you give us an instance where you were either had a bit of surprise RP or if you were RP’d At? Was there a way to take the “Bad” rp and make it work? Let us know!