What To Do When You Feel Like You're Fading Into The Background of a Roleplay

If you feel like your character is fading into the background of a roleplay, or if you feel like this is something that seems to happen a lot, here are some things you might do.

Do a quick check under the hood.

Often, characters who end up fading into the background are severely lacking in verve somehow. Sometimes they're not proactive or motivated enough to get up and go interact with others. Sometimes they don't really have anything to talk about, or they start conversations only to give up on them in a few posts.

If you have a problem like this, your character most likely needs adjustment somewhere. Although the idea of changing your character might seem unpleasant at first, carrying on as-is is likely going to be an exercise in frustration and futility.

More Resources/See Also

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Right & Wrong Questions To Ask A Roleplaying Community
Tips To Be A More Thoughtful & Considerate Roleplayer
Ways You Might Be Sending Your Roleplayers & RP Partners Mixed Messages

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