Hey everyone. - Feel free to jump to the 3rd paragraph -
Name's Arthedric and as mentioned in the title, I'm pretty much new to all this concept revolving Achaea as a game and universe, and the whole roleplaying aspect in games. If I were to point out my experience regarding RP in a simplistic way, it would be 1 out of 10, to be honest. I tried to do it in the past for a very short amount of time and I've been very observant to players over the course of the years in many games on this matter, so at least I have a general basic idea on what to expect in the future when I begin getting into it myself.
Here's the rundown. I'm currently playing as a Human Paladin in Targossas. I'm taking my time getting to know how everything works gameplay-wise to ensure I get the hang of it as soon as possible, and as of right now, everything is going at a good pace. Another thing I'm doing is enjoying in the preparations of my character in terms of early development in both gameplay (stats, skills and gear) and role base, and this is something I don't intend to rush for these early days. Aside from that, I'm also taking time processing all the information I can inside the city through exploration, reading from sources and parallel to the info I'm getting in-game I'm reading the mythos on the main website to get to know the base concept of the game. I'm doing all of this while maintaining a low profile for the time being until I gain enough "material" to work upon.
I'm not having trouble in these previous aspects. What I'm here for is RP, specifically, the general RP encompassing the player base and what it has to offer. I want to know about the general jargon used by players (if there's any) in the roleplaying that originated here. Related to this on a more specific way, what do citizens of Targossas tend to normally use as a way of referring to others, greetings, farewells, formalities, common exclamations (for every aspect) and such. Any other jargon used on/when visiting other cities? Regarding the world, Is there any major adventurer situation going on as of this date that you think a character should be aware of? Things like a small conflict, a war, peace (IF they are common known/exposed information of course, I'm not gonna ask for news that should be discovered by oneself)... What about a particularly stand out event in the history of Achaea (not covered on the mythos nor the scriptures in the city, since I'm already reading those)? I'm asking for these two with a RP approach because I intend for my character to be aware of the world around him for his role base so I can start building upon it.
That's it for now. If you have anything else you think should be nice to know for RP purposes, I'd be glad to read it. Tips for a novice roleplayer, any encouragement, experiences to share... I'd appreciate it. <- This part is not quite required, since I'm sure the other recent posts may have this info, so I'll check them. Just one last thing, I'm well aware that maybe some of these questions can be answered in-game by consulting other adventurers. Thing is, I read that you could talk to them OOC through TELL IF the person is ok with it. On top of that I don't really want to take their RP time in-game or disrupt their activities, out of politeness. So I'll play it safe for everyone and ask here, I hope it's understandable. But if I see someone is ok to use TELL in that way, I'll make sure to contact that person.
Thanks for the attention.