|Contrary to the Kotaku article, no one was accused of rape in game at any point, and that is not the point of this blog post. Any comment that suggests that someone was accused of rape, or attempted rape, will not be approved.
A curious event happened to me recently while roleplaying, and I’ll use direct quotes whenever appropriate. For those of you not familiar, I’ll explain things. Roleplaying, being the act of taking on the role of a character that’s not yourself, is traditionally done through tabletop games like Dungeons and Dragons. With the rise in popularity of massively multiplayer online roleplaying games (MMORPGs) it’s taken on a different turn in the online space with people playing out scenes as their avatars (their usually three-dimensional computer generated character) in an online world.
These days I play Guild Wars 2 (GW2), a recent and fairly popular MMORPG set in the fantasy world of Tyria. Read more
Video games contribute to violence.
That’s my contention, though I can almost guarantee not in the way you think I mean it. Read more
People’s kinks are varied and diverse, and often trail into realms that they’re not interested in or comfortable with in real life. Porn, and other sexual outlets, allow us to explore these things with minimal impact on our day to day life.
However there’s certain people who crave for 24/7 lifestyle fantasies that sometimes involve not all partners realizing the full extent of what it is. While browsing on FetLife the other day, I stumbled across a group that was dedicated to one woman’s fantasy of being sexually harassed in an massively multiplayer online game (MMO or MMORPG).
I sincerely apologize for the lack of activity. Once more, life has snuck up on me and began eating all of my time.
This time it was because my partner and I have recently taken over as owners and admins of Darknest Fantasy Erotica, a forum website dedicated to erotic art and stories, predominantly based around MMORPGs. If you’re interested in joining, or are already a member, we’d love for you to take a look around. We’re currently taking suggestions on the forums, through PMs, or through emails at email@example.com
I have posts ready, I just need to edit them so that they’re fit for your consumption. Until then, come chat with me on Darknest!
I began roleplaying in World of Warcraft in 2006, and that has been my sole venue for roleplay throughout most of these last five years, with brief sojourns in other games – Aion, Rift, Lord of the Rings Online, Borderlands. It was only recently, since quitting WoW, that I’ve adventured into a new territory.
I’ve been so busy this past few weeks. My writing partner has damaged his wrists, so we’ve been taking the time to do things-not-on-computer. Not to mention I’ve been trying to haul ass editing… 4 or 5 different things to publish.
As well, I did a guest post at Ms Behaved on Relationships and the Success and Beauty myths in heterosexual relationships, so go check that out!
Onto the awesome roundup! There was a lot of stuff I found this week!
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, geek culture
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Star Wars: The Old Republic brings back the light side / dark side options that I believe was a hit back from Knights of the Old Republic.
When I play games, I’m a goodie-two-shoes for the most part. I do have my bad moments, such as in Fallout: New Vegas when I totally seduced a man and then killed him in his sleep thanks to my Black Widow perk. But, in my defense, he tried to kill me first. For the most part, though, I spend my time in choice based games as the good person (Fallout 3 I helped Megaton a ton, Fable 3 I was literally glowing with goodness).
I’ve been playing Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) for the last few weeks, and have been really enjoying it. I’ve leveled a Sith Inquisitor to 25 and I’ve been finding the quests engaging, the characters interesting, and the moral choices to be over all well done (though some are fairly arbitrary).