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I think it's fine to a certain degree, to sort of point out things the model can't convey (i.e.: weight and so on). I think language also matters ("is quite heavyset" vs "is mega thicc"), but more and more I see 'dumptruck' rears, or mentions of certain anatomy being visible through clothing. I also see a lot of links to NSFW imgur albums these days. At least those are reportable.

 

I assume they just want to attract a certain type of roleplay. Pocket D gets quite a few brazen 'I'm here for ERP and ERP only' characters. I don't know if this is a new thing or not - back on Union, the EU RP scene, we didn't get them nearly as much as we do now, but we were also far smaller than even Everlasting.

 

 

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I completely agree with the OP on this one. 

 

Why should it matter in a world where you can actually see the character in question?

 

There are better places for the ERP only crowd tbh.   Never really saw why they hung around COH when they could go to Secondlife or wherever.  

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Virtue had this in drives, but NA vs EU are two very different mindsets.

So long as it doesn't break rules, they'll do as they desire - and more power to them.

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*Goes to check character Bios*

 

Yeah, I guess mine's not so bad.

 

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The amount of people I see in Pocket D with bios full of kinks, "preferences," measurements, "model backgrounds," "wards against 'psychic intrusion'," "susceptible to 'psychic intrusion'," etc etc made me stop reading bios while I'm in there.

 

I used to read bios all the time, but I guess Pocket D has become an extended bedroom for some people and I'm not interested.

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17 hours ago, Shadeknight said:

Virtue had this in drives, but NA vs EU are two very different mindsets.

So long as it doesn't break rules, they'll do as they desire - and more power to them.

 

To clarify from my earlier post. 

 

While I think there are better places for all the ERPrs out there to do their thing, I don't really see where banning it from Homecomming is necessary either.   

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I think if things like weight are good to put in. Especially if your a roleplayer and you think you can try to sweep a lady off her feet

 

unaware that she weighs 600+ pounds due to body durability and super strength. I think details like that are okay and probably necessary depending. 

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I think one example where it made sense to me was a bio where somebody said she was flat chested, and then indicated that she has a chip on her shoulder about it. That’s a scenario where the bodily description in and of itself may not be directly relevant, but the character’s feelings about it may have a direct impact on how they interact with others or how defensive they are. IDK, that was a time where it didn’t bother me that much, but I’m inclined to agree that most of the time it’s superfluous and gratuitous.

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Character bios are a way for the player to show you what kind of story they're looking to tell, and give the reader some information to work with on how to approach or why. When people put measurements or kinks or whatnot in their bio, they are providing that information. They are advertising their priorities and their interests. Those interests are certainly not mine, and by the sounds of it not yours either, but that's fine. It saves both of you some time, because it is a strong pre contact indicator that your interests and goals in a given scene are probably not aligned enough to have fun building something together.

 

Those people will likely recognize each other, read something they like the looks of, and have fun with a kindred spirit. 

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Basically what @Direct Control said. It's as much an indication of the player's intentions as it is a glimpse at that character's role/history. Character Bios are all basically just advertisements anyway - some read like the sleeves of fiction novels, some read like dating profiles, some read like satirical internet posts, but they're all meant to espouse some sort of angle not immediately explainable by the avatar/name/powersets.

 

Also, not everyone RPs the same way, or has the same goals in-mind for when they do RP. Though that's just looping back to 'player's intentions' at that point. Plus, some of the 'obviously for ERP' bios can at least be funny sometimes - intentionally or not - which is more interesting than the bios that say nothing about the character at all. Like the ones that go 'Here's a list of my other level 50s,' [Bio In Progress], or a completely blank slate.

 

If you like a bio, send a tell/strike up a conversation. If you don't, move along to the next one. If the bio breaks the rules, screenshot it and hit the report button. Not much else to it. <.<

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Seriously. 2022 in an ancient game and we still have, "Wah, people play different than me and I don't like it so I'm going to whine on the internet about it."

 

Since you seem to be new to this, lemme give you some direction. If you open a bio that you don't find appealing, you close it and move on. That's it. You've lost, at most, 30 seconds of your oh-so-important time, nothing else.

 

Grow up and let people live, jeez.

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Some people imbue a lot of creativity into their characters.  Whether that is in the form of a detailed backstory or every jot and tittle pertaining to each freckle on their body is up to the player.  Yes, some people "overshare", but no one made you read their bio, afterall.  I find that the better players, (or at least ones with more foresight), tend to divide their bios into sections - basic info and pertinent details are at the top, and the more risque stuff is toward the bottom, often with section headings...

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On 8/6/2022 at 4:27 AM, VV said:

Seriously. 2022 in an ancient game and we still have, "Wah, people play different than me and I don't like it so I'm going to whine on the internet about it."

 

Since you seem to be new to this, lemme give you some direction. If you open a bio that you don't find appealing, you close it and move on. That's it. You've lost, at most, 30 seconds of your oh-so-important time, nothing else.

 

Grow up and let people live, jeez.

 

I would call differences in superhero/fantasy genres or tropes or roleplay styles a difference.

 

But explicitly stating lewd stuff in your bio just to get your rocks off in erotic roleplay? That's just nasty.

 

Growing up means understanding there's a time and a place for everything - Everlasting isn't a by-default NSFW server and neither does the base COH game contain erotic content. This is City of HEROES. Go to SecondLife or something else if you wanna be kinky.

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2 minutes ago, Bionic_Flea said:

Well, we've had a Dominatrix for as long as I can remember and her followers are  . . . well . . . I'll just leave this here:

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There're no mentions of genitalia or explicit kinks/sexual acts.

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