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kessek (Applicant) 8/2/2007 5:51 PM EST : RE: Alter Egos in a Virtual World (NPR)
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I think there is a lot of me put in to Kess. The love of the color blue for example. I find her personality and mine are very close to the same. I think her temper is a little fiercer then my own but we both love and look after our friends with the same passion.
However, I can't dance, I don't know martial arts, and I'm not likely to kick anyones ass the way she can.
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Tor'Ryn Woodsrunner (Applicant) 8/3/2007 2:18 AM EST : RE: Alter Egos in a Virtual World (NPR)
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Alix Cordova said:

Does anyone else play their characters as extensions of who they really are in real life?  I'd love to hear from more people on that same MMO philosophy. 


Oh Alix m'darlin, ya have no idea. *evil grin*

Torryn didn't start out that way. He started out as a second AD&D character because my first character had met nearly every challenge...I needed a new character to continue. So Torryn was born.

Torryn's backstory was the second I'd ever written, done because the DM insisted that characters have origins, backgrounds...they didn't just pop up in arms and armor and head off into adventure. He was everything I wasn't: Strong, fearless, confident, independant. The only thing we had in common was intelligence...and we both tended to hide it.

But you play the same character for 20 years, he evolves. So do you. Torryn visited every AD&D world available, at one point or another. He was born on Oerth (Greyhawk)...was summoned to Faerun (Forgotten Realms)...learned about Spelljamming...Fought in the Lance War on Krynn (Dragonlance)...took tea with Baron Strahd Von Zarovitch (Ravenloft)...and through it all, we changed, he and I.

He became more compassionate, more forgiving in his dispensation of 'justice', but harder in his judgement. I became more confident in my own worth, more assertive in what *I* wanted.

I became Torryn...and he became me.

Torryn is now as much an aspect of my personality as anything. People around me who know about Torryn can see it when he becomes the 'dominant' personality. When David isn't qualified to handle a situation, Torryn is.

So, is Torryn an extension? Yes, and no. While he may have been an extension at one point, he's now just as much me as the rest of me.

And for me, this is a good thing.
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Andi Devlorn (Applicant) 8/3/2007 4:14 AM EST : RE: Alter Egos in a Virtual World (NPR)
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I just wanted to inject these thoughts as well. Sometimes even our characters pretend to be someone they are not. As a example...

I used to belong to a LARP (Live Action Role Play) Vampire group in San Diego. My actual character was a Tzimisce. Although because most clans hate them with a unbridled passion I was pretending to be from the Gangrel clan. My character did what they had to do to survive until they proved they could be trusted and was a needed part of the group.

So you ended up with a player, RPing a character that was RPing something other than what they were. So sometimes things mimic others in ways we don't expect. I had alot of fun with that character and maybe will try something like that again.
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538907471_Inactive (Applicant) 8/3/2007 5:43 AM EST : RE: Alter Egos in a Virtual World (NPR)
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All of the Old world of Darkness games Rock!   Like Vampire, Mage, Mortal, Hunter, Wereolf and so forth!!!

(sorry, my random moment for the day!)
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Vesobe (Associate) 8/3/2007 9:46 AM EST : RE: Alter Egos in a Virtual World (NPR)
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Charliee Zaltin said:
All of the Old world of Darkness games Rock!   Like Vampire, Mage, Mortal, Hunter, Wereolf and so forth!!!

(sorry, my random moment for the day!)



Requiem > Masquerade.
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Kyr'Yxus (Applicant) 8/3/2007 10:52 AM EST : RE: Alter Egos in a Virtual World (NPR)
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Vesobe said:
Charliee Zaltin said:
All of the Old world of Darkness games Rock!   Like Vampire, Mage, Mortal, Hunter, Wereolf and so forth!!!

(sorry, my random moment for the day!)



Ky > Iss

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Latch Johnson (Applicant) 8/3/2007 11:06 AM EST : RE: Alter Egos in a Virtual World (NPR)
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Alix Cordova said:

Does anyone else play their characters as extensions of who they really are in real life?  I'd love to hear from more people on that same MMO philosophy. 


Yes I do. Latch is just like me. Just he has something I do not... a lightsaber. (a real one anyways) There are many asspects of Latch Johnson that are mine. For one, when I was a senior in high school I chose to wear only black and grey. I still do. It's my personal thing... my artistic signiture... and my sacrafice. Latch does it to. It was only natural after 12 or 13 years since then that now in SWG I start searching for black clothing. Still unsatisfied... I used a mod that made black clothes really look black!

Latch's personality is basically like mine. (Even the reckless parts, yes!) and he is everything I am and am not. I also studied to be a private investigator, never got into it but it is an interest of mine. I can be sarcastic and rude as well as helping and caring. I am a dreamer and so there for so is Latch. All these things that are "me" are in Latch. I didn't create Latch's persoanlity or back story before hand... I just went with the flow... played the game and role played. Latch was born through me. So naturally he is me.

Also Sabbeth (Latch's sister) has parts of me as well. As well as Belial and any other character I create rather for RP or for novel/short story/Film ect.

However Latch is my "main character" my first character here on SWG and so most of who I am goes to that character. Latch Johnson has been a character in other video games. Any that I have or can make a character for. KOTOR, WWF/WWE Smackdown vs Raw games.

Although I do not have beard. I would like one but my hair is real light and fair so...
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Vesobe (Associate) 8/3/2007 11:36 AM EST : RE: Alter Egos in a Virtual World (NPR)
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Kyr'Yxus said:
Vesobe said:
Charliee Zaltin said:
All of the Old world of Darkness games Rock!   Like Vampire, Mage, Mortal, Hunter, Wereolf and so forth!!!

(sorry, my random moment for the day!)



Ky > Iss




My milkshake > Yours

lalalalala warm it up.
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Guppy (SuperAdmin) 8/3/2007 6:01 PM EST : RE: Alter Egos in a Virtual World (NPR)
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Latch Johnson said:
I also studied to be a private investigator, never got into it but it is an interest of mine. I can be sarcastic and rude as well as helping and caring.


Nice work Latch. That makes a lot of sense. I like your new sig lol. Will Riker is definitely cool.


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