RP and You, A Beginner’s Guide – Addons and Descriptions

This week on RP and You – It’s a look at a couple of popular RP addons, how to install and properly use them, and an answer to that all-important question:  How do I write a good physical description of my character?

Addons are little programs you can download that allow you to adjust the game to your liking in a way that the plain game won’t let you do. There are addons available for adjusting your UI, changing your bar layout, changing the way things appear on your screen – and there are also a few addons out there that are specifically for RP.


http://wow.curse.com/downloads/wow-addons/details/flag-rsp2.aspx – FlagRSP2 is one of the heaviest used roleplaying addons. It will let you plunk in a basic description for your character, and view other people’s character descriptions with the push of a button. Now, you don’t HAVE to put a description in there if you don’t want to, you can simply run around reading everyone else’s descriptions, but that wouldn’t be much fun, would it? FlagRSP2 is strictly for physical descriptions – as in what someone would see if looking at your character. What FlagRSP2 is not for is for character history, back story, or OOC notes. I have seen many, many FlagRSP2 descriptions in my time, so for illustration’s sake, let’s delve into what would be a ‘good’ physical character description vs. a ‘bad’ one, all right?

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