The recent slew of Godmoding in NMN has really brought this issue to my attention! So tonight folks we are going to talk about Godmoding/OPing and why you shouldn't do it .
- It's /RUDE/! Who do you think you are by deciding someone isn't doing an action you want them to, and then forcing them to do it instead? No, don't do it, not even for the sake of "The story" unless you get PERMISSION.
Example: "HEY COME HERE!" I called at Fluttershy, and then Fluttershy came over blushing"
No, if it is not your character you get NO CONTROL over them/period
- It shows you don't know how to rp particularly well, and it's obvious that you are trying to FORCE an event to come along, if you want the story to go a specific way COMMUNICATE THAT with the person you are roleplaying with, don't try to MAKE it happen
It shows that you have no respect for the person you are rping with and don't think they know how to respond appropriately, show respect for your partner, don't manipulate or control their character without their consent! It's just not okay, and it's a very basic roleplaying rule.
NOW let's talk about being too Over Powered or "Op" as the term is normally called
This is when your character suddenly has amazing strength, ability, and magic than they would EVER have outside of this scenario.
Suddenly becoming a master of magic and combat just because there's a fight is being OP
Moving to break everyone free is being OP
Trying to be the biggest, strongest, bravest hero is being OP
I know what you are thinking
"But QL I want my character to be super awesome and the hero!"
IT'S BORING! Have your character use their wits, skills they already have! Don't pull made up horseapples out of your hat and slap it onto them.
Remember that Roleplaying is a constant exercise in teamwork
People coming together to tell a story, and it's not fair if you yank the pen out of your friends hand and write their part, or utterly end the story without letting them have any fun!
Show RESPECT for your rp partner, show respect for yourself
Communicate, work together, and have fun.
Sincerely : The Queen of Ravens