1. Post #41
    Gold Member
    LennyPenny's Avatar
    December 2011
    1,116 Posts
    I must say, I like Dark RP. But honestly I haven't Rp'ed once.
    Then just die in hell...

    (User was banned for this post ("Rude / unwarranted" - Craptasket))
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 Germany Show Events Funny x 5Dumb x 5Winner x 2Agree x 1Disagree x 1 (list)

  2. Post #42
    itty-bitty pretty kitty
    Dennab
    September 2008
    9,837 Posts
    Then just die in hell...
    NEWSFLASH! This just in, some people don't like roleplay! What a shocker.

    Calm down.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United States Show Events Disagree Disagree x 1Useful Useful x 1Dumb Dumb x 1 (list)

  3. Post #43
    Blue and Proud Of It.
    Dennab
    September 2011
    961 Posts
    Because it takes no effort.

    Sandbox - Building (Effort)
    TTT - Playing As a Unit (EFFORT)
    PERP - Serious Roleplaying (Effort)

    Every gamemode except for DarkRP requires effort.
    DarkRP - Fucking around, trolling (No Effort)
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United Kingdom Show Events Dumb Dumb x 1 (list)

  4. Post #44
    itty-bitty pretty kitty
    Dennab
    September 2008
    9,837 Posts
    Because it takes no effort.

    Sandbox - Building (Effort)
    TTT - Playing As a Unit (EFFORT)
    PERP - Serious Roleplaying (Effort)

    Every gamemode except for DarkRP requires effort.
    DarkRP - Fucking around, trolling (No Effort)
    You listed PERP as serious and TTT as working in a team.

    I've never experienced either.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United States Show Events Agree Agree x 7 (list)

  5. Post #45
    Gold Member
    cis.joshb's Avatar
    January 2011
    1,864 Posts
    Serious RP is more free than DarkRP. In Serious RP if I wanted to try to have a fight with someone who was armed I would walk behind then and then /me grabbing them or something. In DarkRP I would punch them with my fists SWEP and be instantly blown away. Many other scenarios can be cited. By giving the power to roleplay instead of script functions, Serious RP creates freedom (because you are free to RP doing whatever you want, you don't have to use a script function).

    Edited:

    People like DarkRP because it is easy to get into a role, and you don't need applications. I think it would be an interesting experiment to run DarkRP in a serious RP mode. (Serious RP rules, no jobs except for government and merchants).

  6. Post #46
    Gold Member
    Hentie's Avatar
    May 2010
    2,129 Posts
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United States Show Events Funny Funny x 2Useful Useful x 1 (list)

  7. Post #47
    itty-bitty pretty kitty
    Dennab
    September 2008
    9,837 Posts
    Serious RP is more free than DarkRP. In Serious RP if I wanted to try to have a fight with someone who was armed I would walk behind then and then /me grabbing them or something. In DarkRP I would punch them with my fists SWEP and be instantly blown away. Many other scenarios can be cited. By giving the power to roleplay instead of script functions, Serious RP creates freedom (because you are free to RP doing whatever you want, you don't have to use a script function).
    It's more free, and it's more boring. Ask someone, do they want to shoot some with a gun, or do they want to type in chat that they were shooting someone with a gun. The answer may won't really be that surprising.

  8. Post #48
    Gold Member
    cis.joshb's Avatar
    January 2011
    1,864 Posts
    It's more free, and it's more boring. Ask someone, do they want to shoot some with a gun, or do they want to type in chat that they were shooting someone with a gun. The answer may won't really be that surprising.
    Ask someone, do they want to be shot because they aren't as good at counter strike as the other person, or do they want to win because they are a combine and have had training and augmentation for shooting skill.

  9. Post #49
    itty-bitty pretty kitty
    Dennab
    September 2008
    9,837 Posts
    Ask someone, do they want to be shot because they aren't as good at counter strike as the other person, or do they want to win because they are a combine and have had training and augmentation for shooting skill.
    They'd probably reply "OMG BUT I AM L33T AT CS:S NEWB"

  10. Post #50
    Resident Beat Eater.
    wauterboi's Avatar
    August 2009
    3,683 Posts
    Literally every RP server I've been on with the exception of ExiledServers and a select few have been just terrible experiences - and that's not just DarkRP. With DarkRP however, if I ever join, I expect to hear angry twelve year olds ranting about broken rules or unfairness and I expect super uptight totally "immersed" players that makes me wonder if Garry's Mod is a video game or a Steam-provided hostage situation.

    To be fair I'm the type that enjoys either screwing around or straight-forward gameplay. Shoot the other person in the face? I'm down. Be a cop and shoot the bad guys? I'm down. Be the bad guy and shoot the cops? I'm down. I'm not the type to pretend to be a metro cop or a formal mayor or anything. I can roleplay as myself as a cop in a humorous manner or I can screw around in general, but I can't seriously pretend to be a cop. And every DarkRP server I've been on just doesn't have the player base that invites someone like me. Tack on Wiremod and the fact that I don't care to learn all about DarkRP and roleplaying and I just get bored. I've tried it a bunch of times and I just dislike it. I dislike the gamemode, I dislike a lot of the DarkRP players, I dislike all of the copy+paste server owners, and I dislike the fact that many of these DarkRP communities take roleplaying to a ridiculous level where nothing but butthurt can be achieved.

    And this is coming from someone who used to moderate a PERP server and was considered a hardass at times.

    Sometimes I hang out with Banana Lord on his server, and his server is more towards the top of the better DarkRP servers out there. I dislike a lot of the people on there but yeah. I always ask him to throw up another server with something else installed but he's a communist banana. :(

    The only difference PERP has with DarkRP is that if you're on the right servers PERP can be totally fun and straight-forward, but PERP runs into the same issues with copy+paste owners or super-srs communities. I think the other reason why I like PERP more is everything is built into the damn derma, NPC's, and F1-F4 keys as opposed to having to use chat commands to pull up certain things, honestly. (I'm a caveman with a caveman mind.)

    Anyway, the real reason why DarkRP is so popular is the fact that on an administrative level, you basically throw it on and call it day. It's a plus if you can do some vague modifications such as "custom jobs" or "custom weapons" or something along those lines. Cue the generic Garry's Mod staff and "Donate to us!" chat spam, but never cue a different map.

    And no matter what, there will always be a vast sea of Garry's Mod players willing to play DarkRP. (Emphasis on "no matter what".) The gameplay for these players never really changes. It's static. You can deviate a little bit as a cop and roleplay a bit differently, but the objective is pretty static. You have the same situations everyday and these people buy into it. It's easy. Simple enough. Easy to entertain these people. It's probably why a screw-ball like me doesn't fit in with these guys and whenever I join, I hear some idiot screaming, "RDM!" at the top of his lungs like its going to change something. (Not that I RDM'd him but someone else did.)

    And it won't change. Someone will at least attempt to port DarkRP to the new version of Garry's Mod or start anew with the same principles. And people will still play it. End of story.

  11. Post #51
    Zenolijo's Avatar
    December 2009
    194 Posts
    I got some IRL friends that like DarkRP, so i have played with them alot.

    I definately prefer spacebuild (and spaceage) and more serious RPs with more items etc.

    Though there are some features DarkRP has that no other RP server has.
    When you stay on a server for over 1h and have organized a organisation of gangsters with a local gun dealer and all that stuff, defending your own built base from the cops is just a awsome feeling.

    Though i hate when people just prop pushes themselves around and throws props inside my house through the windows. Some servers doesn't have these people and then it's pretty fun to play on.

    The freedom of building with props in your house is the best thing, i have played at least 150hrs BuildRP. I have made huge hotels that took 3hrs to build with over 15 rooms with 10 sold, though the server crashed after that lol
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Mac Sweden Show Events Agree Agree x 2 (list)

  12. Post #52
    Gold Member
    space1's Avatar
    April 2006
    592 Posts
    TTT is probably the oldest, if I'm not mistaken. It was probably started back in CS 1.6 (or Condition Zero, I'm not sure)
    What?
    TTT is a GMOD 10 only mod that started around 2010.
    Zombie survival, however, is a lot older than that, existing back in GMOD 9.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows XP United States Show Events Disagree Disagree x 1Agree Agree x 1 (list)

  13. Post #53
    BananasRP's Avatar
    January 2011
    165 Posts
    Because you can have fun in it.
    Believe it or not, Its the truth.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United States Show Events Dumb Dumb x 2Agree Agree x 1 (list)

  14. Post #54
    Resident Beat Eater.
    wauterboi's Avatar
    August 2009
    3,683 Posts
    Because you can have fun in it.
    Believe it or not, Its the truth.
    Might as well of written, "cuz".
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United States Show Events Dumb Dumb x 3 (list)