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We're all getting on, I'm 27 myself and we've moved on with life moving further forward or not, do you actually miss everyone being in a relatable roleplaying experience like we used to be?

This is a genuine question I'm actually curious about because a lot of people I saw 14 years ago are still around, I couldn't devote the time to roleplay like we used to and interacting with all you amazing people (Kira, Redack, K1ddy, Azeroth, Malas, Skor off the top of my head), but, half of you I don't even know or remember, but it feels like a check on my box that can't get ticked. I was there for the heyday and all subsequent feelings that brought which was amazing, i could write about something where there was emotion or story etched into it, which peronally made me many friends regardless of online or not, but also, after my shit and xhin's shit, it's just a shell of itself now that'll never recover.

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I somewhat miss it, but in more of a "those were good times" kind of way. If it were still going I'd probably still be involved but only because it's JS.

Posted April 1st by Redack

Sure I miss it as both a creative and social outlet.

I tried doing a DnD game over video call with some other dudes I know from the internet last year. It was great, very fun, made me feel like I was RPing again in a way that's in many ways superior.

It'd be cool to do something like that, but none of us have the time. And if we do, we probably shouldn't be filling it with RPing.

Posted April 1st by Agis

Yeah, I miss a lot about it: creating characters with a lot of leeway, the ability to do pretty much whatever (within reason) with those characters, thinking of possible plots for those characters and of the people you may want to involve, jumping into random posts and just seeing what happens. I still feel like I had some characters that never got a chance to reach their potential, and I feel like I could make more interesting characters than the ones I did get to develop. It was good times and I have a lot of good memories, and it really improved my writing ability (said ability has atrophied since J/S's RPing finally died).

I tried doing a DnD game over video call with some other dudes I know from the internet last year. It was great, very fun, made me feel like I was RPing again in a way that's in many ways superior.

Yeah, I've done D&D as well, and there are definitely advantages to it. I don't know if it would have worked for J/S since the book-keeping probably would have been too much, but having actual mechanical aspects to combat would at least have removed a lot of the arguments that were constantly happening (one of the main things I don't miss).

Posted April 2nd by white lancer

Immensely. It' s one of the many many things that I find myself longing for. But suddenly everybody "moved on" and none of this mattered anymore because everybody decided it didn't fit in to their new great lives- that were too good for the way things were. So they left it in the trash heap of the past only to occasionally be looked back on. It' honestly disgusting what people can just abandon.

Edited April 2nd by tnu

Lol, really Thesus? Don’t remember good ol Padme?

I miss roleplaying but I left because JS became too personal. I needed to focus on real life more and do my best to move on from the negativity I’ve created here. I’m in school now and one day I’ll be a full time writer. At least, that’s my dream. But, there’s that small bit of spark where I do find my urge to make a post here again.

Edited April 2nd by Castrael

I certainly miss RPing here. The memories and bonds we formed with each other were definitely influential as I grew up. Just last year I chuckled because I'm very involved in mentoring graduate students, and each time one of them comes in to the program, it's like a newb showing up on the forum and looking for a master. So I get to keep taking on "apprentices", and I realized that is honestly what I liked most here on the forum, and in life.

I've done DnD style roleplaying for the past...12 years? It's definitely different than Rping here, but if you find a good group (mine have been hit or miss), it can be fun the develop the character and the backstory. There is simply less freedom to fully write your own storyline because the DM does that, and you have to operate as a team. I've tried video chatting the DnD stuff and it is...okay, but signfifcnatly worse than in person groups. In person groups you get the quirky, silly dynamics of just chit chat while someone else is "active". And the playful, quirky shit is the fun part of everything.

Posted April 7th by Jedi rebel

I certainly miss it. I loved duels, but like white lancer said, the debates about how fast your slash or evasion was... not my favorite thing ever. It was easy to make some time for this in high school and even college, but it just seemed to be too hard and too stressful to maintain once career life began.

DnD style stuff piqued my interest because of online roleplaying, and while it is harder to maintain and set aside time for, I did feel it was less stressful and there's way less drama because you have to blame the dice instead of the moderator.

Posted April 11th by Trever Leingod

I do miss the good times we all had. The creative outlet to continue a story of star wars that we are all passionate about was a great escape. I know I joined after playing knights of the old republic for the first time. It made me crave the creative freedom I got with my characters I created on here. Just the evolution of the characters, from k1ddy to kensh I was proud of and all the back stories. It's hard to believe the peak of all of this was 14 years ago now. God I was 16 thirty (I'm old =( )

Posted April 13th by Kensh Yowes

Roleplaying, and Jedi Sith itself, will always hold a soft spot for me. I think what I loved most was developing relationships between characters - the Master-Apprentice dynamic, friendships, and so on. It's difficult not to look back on the nostalgia and wish to go back to 'a better time'.

But I ultimately left because of 'toxicity'. Maybe it was because we were all so young, but at times, a lot of us could be pretty horrible to each other. Sometimes it was on Jedi Sith itself, usually it was on AIM, MSN, and eventually Skype. I'm not exempt from that, as I sow quite a bit of toxicity myself. Eventually realizing that helped me mature, but by that point, it was too late. We were all getting older and RPing on here became more and more difficult. I had already left and put RPing 'behind me'.

Sometimes I can't help but wish I could go back to those days with my current mindset, make a better character, be a better person. Although I will parrot that the constant OOC arguing about duels was exhausting.

I have tried RPing elsewhere since the Jedi Sith days but it's never the same. I remember spending hours on just one thread, excitedly going back and forth with someone, never sure where the roleplay would take my character or when it would end. Now I'm nearing thirty years old and can barely muster that same enthusiasm when I occasionally try a new place to roleplay.

I miss it.

Jedi Sith (and RPG Chat) played a significant part in my childhood and I will always look back at it fondly for that.

Edited April 15th by Desra Lodet

Desra!? What ar eyou doig here? you've vanished for the past few years without a trace. what happened?! thinkign about it you probably wo't see this or won't respond but I mena I never forgot you. you were like one of my best fri ends back in those days.

Posted April 20th by tnu

Wow, I never thought I would see Desra or Kensh again.

I do think a lot of the toxicity had to do with immaturity and we'd probably would have (mostly) grown out of it by our mid-to-late 20s. Unfortunately by now, we're all too busy with adult lives to spend much time with RPs.

Posted April 20th by Trever Leingod

I have no doubt that you're right Trever. If only we could have combined our current maturity with our past free time. :P C'est la vie.

Hi Tnu. Nothing really 'happened', just at some point I came to a stark realization that I was the worst - that I was taking my issues out on other people and being self-destructive. Decided I couldn't keep letting my childhood dictate who I was and so I left to figure things out. Ended up leaving University for a year, moved far away, later transferred elsewhere and finished my education, moved away again for a career, and now on occasion I check back on GTX0 because nostalgia.

Although, I did make the mistake of googling 'Desra Lodet' and 'GTX0': that was a trip down cringy memory lane.

I have discord now if you ever wanted to contact me?


Posted April 20th by Desra Lodet

Hey Desra! Nice seeing you again.

You were a big part of my RPG Chat and Jedi Sith. I remember we came here together, often made apprentice and master relationships, and made ooc plans together.

I can only guess what issues you had to deal with and what's happened since then. I know you had the tendency to make up a character (and a new ooc identity to go with it, like a cousin, a younger sister or whatever) and become really defensive when called out on it. I don't know why you felt you needed to do that, but I noticed in time you stopped and settled on Desra.

In spite of that, you had an overall good influence on the community.

Posted April 20th by Agis

I can only hope that is true, Agis.

Although I feel like we have strayed slightly off topic here, I don't think anyone would begrudge some momentary activity. As for my past motives, we can chalk it up to equal parts childhood abuse making any escape from who I was attractive and of course immaturity.

Feel free to add me on discord. That goes for anyone else who would like to reconnect (and for any potential lurkers who may be interested, I also posted under the names of Deselena and Morrigan).

Posted April 21st by Desra Lodet

Hey all

I do miss it, I check back occasionally after daydreaming of the fun and creativity this place used to inspire in us all. Seeing some familiar names to me does make me happy, knowing you're all still around fostering the passion for this universe we all held so dearly, and still hold even to this day.

Yes it does come with a slight tinge of sadness, knowing that it was always doomed to age and die at some point, that it will never return to the way it once was. But I echo Redack's sentiment of "those were good times" and I do look back with so much nostalgia and happiness for what we created here, despite any of the arguments or toxicity.

Posted April 30th by Janella Renshir
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