@Nephthys_D said in It's not a revelation that ERP is banned. It is on FFXIV and other MMORPGs as well.:
Any veteran role players reading this forum?
Let me weigh in on what ROLEplaying has devolved into over the years. Back when I started in 1998 on Neverwinter Nights 2 multiplayer servers, it was all about Roleplay and ERP did not exist, although people did it, it wasn't brought up even casually because you were considered a wierdo and out of the norm. It was like this until around 2012 and that's when I noticed a change. I believe it's partly due to the nude mods brought on in game franchises like the Elder Scrolls, Mass Effect and the like. I am sure it was in MMOs but not so profound, until FFXIV came on the scene and the first nude mods were brought out in October 2016. That changed/ruined what little roleplay was in that game. Brothels sprung up with the GUilty Pleasures free company spear heading them on Balmung server.
So, if people use MMOs to fulfill their sexual fantasies, desires, perversions and kinks and this is supposed to be acceptable? Well to be honest, if the idiots who like to spam hentai screen arts and sit in the lobby on PSO2 and central city NGS talking about how they love to ERP, with their disgusting looking toons, maybe it wouldn't have come to this yah think? Getting solicited for this *#&$( in private messages is even worse! There I am just meandering in central city and I get a private message asking me if I want to get down with some futa, or join a couple in their toon box of an apartment...seriously!
I'm glad SEGA took a stance against this trash, as a woman it offends me to see it, it's disgusting, and in a game that has 15 year olds playing it, it has no business being here. In my opinion the perverts who promote that stuff have twisted views about women and our bodies in the first place...its just disgusting.
I still roleplay with my friends, and while I've/we've never done this erotic role play, it's not something I would ever discuss with a player I do not know, because they could be a minor you damn idiots (Sorry about this SEGA!). Okay I think I said my peace, any other veteran role players plz post in here, and let's set the record straight.
Bad hot take, there are plenty of grown women that like ERP, love the outfits that show skin, as plenty of the ones I've spoken to believe in individual player choice, and aren't so prudish. Even the ones I've spoken to that aren't into ERP, or lewd outfits, ( If this is what you mean by disgusting looking toons) are fine with people doing it via private chat. I play primarily female characters in game, one of which in a revealing outfit, and there was only two times I have ever been bothered by another player in game,once was because another kept following me around, not saying a word, and inviting me to a party, until I shared an SA that said "I'm a boy", during the summer events last year. The second time was this year's event, in stark contrast, when I got told to cover my character up, by an over opinionated douche, that had zero rights to tell me how to dress my character. Not once have I been bothered by the ERP crowd, and not once have they solicited me for "getting down with some futa, or join a couple in their toon box of an apartment".
Using the fact you are a woman as a point of argument shows you lack the capacity to argue meaningful standpoints, without using your gender as a shield, especially when you talk as if you speak for all women, when you only ever speak on your own behalf. (Not trying to be rude, but it annoys the hell out of me when I see people say as a "insert whatever here" this offends me, as it adds no value to an argument, or standpoint/viewpoint.) Nobody under seventeen is even supposed to be playing this game in the first place, as that's not at all the PSO2's original core audience, and SEGA should never have tried shifting to that, if that was ever their goal. From a business standpoint, I understand why they (SEGA) are against ERP in game, because of irresponsible parents that allow their underage teens to play this, but at the same time, I hate that society is filled with people, that believes a company, or it's user base, should be responsible for the activities of someone else's children. It's why us adults can't ever have nice things. And the fact that as an adult, such things are so taboo for you, makes me question your overall maturity, given that your core argument is that you are disgusted by what other people do in private, or otherwise.
Those supposedly harassing you (you must be on ship 2) notwithstanding . Your experiences with a select few disrespectful players, should not dictate your view of all those that actively partake in ERP, for the same reason you should never look upon the outward of someone's appearance, when they break the law in real life. Individuals are nuanced, and make different choices, based on the way they are raised, and some have the decency to check to see if someone is into something, getting to know them on a personal level, before asking to ERP for instance, and others don't. You can't place people into boxes, and those that do live in a cult of personality. You showed your true intent behind this post, when you began judging everyone under one banner, placing them into boxes.
If you are going to argue the point, don't do so with personal bias, because it will do what it did here, and erode your entire argument. The only valid point you made was not doing ERP with people you don't fully know. Yes, only an idiot would do that, and it's the idiots that should be getting account suspensions, and later bans if they keep repeating that stupid mistake.
That however is apparently not 100% of the ERP related ban/suspension cases.