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Posted: Feb 17th 2012 8:06PM considebalt said

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I know exactly what you mean, but I always felt that this is what good Role-playing was, creating a character/personality that was different from your own (Not necessarily opposite, but different.) to the point where that character becomes less of a puppet and more their own person.

Posted: Feb 18th 2012 1:26PM (Unverified) said

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I would refer to this difference as 'immersion level.' When I'm not fully immersed in my character, I end up thinking about outside influences like convenience and efficiency of overall plot arcs. But if I'm fully immersed in my character, their personality, their logic, or their passions are dictating plot direction...not mine. And sometimes it ends up with me having a character I don't fully understand...but that's how three-dimensional characters develop. I'd take a high degree of immersion level over comprehension in my RP any day!

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