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DISCUSSION What causes lack of interest or laziness in posting?

Discussion in 'Roleplaying Discussion' started by Nebulon Ranger, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. Ha! I told you I'd make a thread on this!

    This is something that I'm sure has been on the minds of many a GM here who've seen players all but drop because they don't feel like posting. Using this thread, I want to get to grips with probably the hardest thing to really nail down about players: What makes you not want to post? What about your situation in the roleplay or even in real life makes you just want to put off posting for weeks on end?

    This isn't a thread dedicated to me being bitter over dead roleplays, I'm genuinely curious. I know a lot of us here have real life commitments like jobs and the like, but other than that, what really makes you want to not post in a roleplay? Does it just not interest you anymore, or is there some other reason?

    Conversely, for GMs: what's the biggest blocker in starting your roleplay here on ZEJ? Is it also laziness, or is there some other issue?
  2. Not getting a reply to your posts might make people feel like they shouldn't bother trying anymore.

    edit: no specific relation to me
    Nebulon Ranger likes this.
  3. I can get that. It's tough finding motivation to post in a roleplay when it feels like you aren't really part of the main group. I know that @Red Starr has experienced this feeling a good bit over the years.
    Mizari likes this.
  4. As a roleplayer, motivation. I get sudden and sometimes bad bouts of depression and anxiety fairly frequently and that kills my motivation to do much of... anything, really. I do like writing and posting, it's just that most of the time I really don't feel like it.

    As a GM, the knowledge that our userbase is small and the more roleplays there are going the more likely that one of the following is to happen:

    1. People who join spread themselves thin with roleplays and end up not posting.
    2. Not enough people join.
    Nebulon Ranger likes this.

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