[ARPil] Last questions and Final Thoughts

Rakuno crafting a scroll

This post is part of The 30 Days or ARPil event created by Pizza Maid of Pizzamaid.moe. You can find more information about it in here and the 30 questions here. If you are interested on seeing who is participating on the event, there is a block to the right with all blogs that are part of it too. Let me know if I forgot someone or put someone in there by mistake. 🙂

Since I didn't make a post in the last few days I will do a catch-up with this one. I am skipping question 27 though since I am not into music enough that I could pick anything I'd feel right for Rakuno.

All my answers  will be about my character Rakuno, my ratonga monk in Everquest 2. From this point on until question 29 it will be him doing all the talk!

Question 28: If your character’s life was a genre, what would it be?

Uh... I am not really into books so I don't know what kind of genres are. Adventure, I guess? Is that a genre?

Question 29: How does your character smell? Do they wear perfume or cologne?

Like fancy clothes I don't wear colognes unless it is for special occasions like weddings, holiday parties and so on. The rest of the time though... I dunno, I guess I smell like your average ratonga smell. *shrugs* I never really bothered to smell myself.

Question 30: And finally: Write a letter to your character, from yourself.

Dear Rakuno,

It is kinda scary to think we've been adventuring through Norrath  for almost 9 years now. Everquest 2 might be the MMORPG I played the longest so far (even if I've been quitting the game for longer and longer periods of time). And even my  times where I have been actually invested into the game it hasn't been all smooth sailing either. I guess that is just how it goes with any online game.

Still the good times certainly outweigh the bad. Through you I've found some good friends, found a good creative outlet through house decoration and even started blogging. All things that I feel my life would be a lot more poor if I hadn't experienced them.

Heck, I even became lazy and started reusing character names in every game I play, yours being the first pick whenever I feel it is appropriate. So even if I ever find myself quitting Everquest 2 for good, know that you will live on, as long as I do, in some form, in some world.

But for now all I want to do is for us to keep kicking butts, taking names and building cool places in Everquest 2. Just like we always did from the start.

Regards,

Rakuno

Final Thoughts

The 30 Days of ARPil has certainly been a fun and interesting event. I even kept with it better than I expected too, if I am going to be perfectly honest.

The best parts to me were probably because it allowed me to rethink Rakuno's background as wasn't exactly happy with how it originally was. It also allowed me to think of bits and parts that never occurred to me, giving the character slightly more depth. And like any good event it exposed me to other blogs I'd probably miss otherwise. I will probably be adding them to my blogroll in the future.

So, for all of that, I thank you Pizza Maid for starting The Days of ARPil. Thank you also to everybody who read my posts during this month even if my roleplaying isn't that great and my screenshots even worse.

For anyone in  the future reading this and curious about who else participated, here are are the links to their blogs:

Pizzamaid.moe

Light Falls Gracefully *

I Have Touched the Sky

Avoiding Reality

Ravalation **

Memoirs of a Lady

* Did it in her own way, mixed with another event, the April A to Z Challenge.

** Unofficial participant

4 thoughts on “[ARPil] Last questions and Final Thoughts

  1. Ravanel

    It was so much fun to learn more about the mysterious Rakuno! And also, again, really nice to see you posting more often. I hope you're not burnt out now!

    Your letter to Rakuno is so very cute. "Heck, I even became lazy and started reusing character names in every game I play, yours being the first pick whenever I feel it is appropriate." - awwww. That made me giggle, too. I think we all do this when starting a second MMO (at least, I do)! It's as if your characters get reincarnated. Even though our time playing MMOs isn't eternal, in a way they never die. 😀

    And me as unofficial participant, well, you could probably better have called me "the ultimate failing participant". I knew beforehand it'd be hard for me, but I really was hoping to write a proper ARPil post this month. 🙁
    At least I tried to promote the event as much as I could, because I thought it was a really charming initiative!

    Rav

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    1. Rakuno

      Thanks! He isn't that mysterious. It is just  that he is probably too busy for socializing and letting people know more about him. 🙂

      As for burnt out... Not really. But I am still recovering from a brief period of depression. (It happens all the time for me so please don't worry) so no idea when I will post next. But we'll see.

      And reusing name is actually something that started with Everquest 2 for me. Before I'd follow the philosophy of "New character, new name". Because for me each character is unique. Reusing names would be like giving all your children the same name just because you are too lazy to think of a proper name for each one. And after so many MMOs I tried I am feeling pretty lazy about it right now and that is ok. :p

      Well, you still tried and I am always happy to promote your blog. Also, thanks for promoting the event too!

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  2. Elio

    A great set of posts all month! I really enjoyed learning about Rakuno and his life. I also really admire your ability to write succinctly, while breathing so much life into your character.

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