I realize that this post will be controversial. I only hope that it incites civil discussion and debate and would ask that any who reply keep it clean and polite.
So there’s an RP you want to join. It looks fun, you have a character already in mind, and you’re getting a little excited about it. Then you scroll down to look at the other characters already posted and your heart sinks.
“Sure,” says the GM. “Sounds great!” The character sheet posted contains emoticons, three anime pictures, and not a single capital letter. It is accepted.hey guyz this looks fun can i join i want to play a haf elf dwagin <3!
While I realize that this is a worst case scenario and that the vast majority of players on the site are far better, I have no interest in playing with this person. I know that given time, guidance, and perhaps a good hour of being beaten with a grammar manual they might become a good roleplayer. I just don’t want to deal with them until then.
So the question I posit is this: What do I do? What do you do when you want to participate in an RP and someone shows up with the worst MarySue you’ve ever seen and the GM accepts it? Is walking away really the only mature response?