You know the type. “No one RPs with meeeeee. No one loves me, they just ignore me, QQ!”
I don’t know about you, but on my RP server, I’m in 3 different OOC chat channels. 3. Two of them can get pretty chatty, and stack /g on that and chances are good to middling that I miss stuff. I assume that everyone else is in roughly the same situation, so if I log on and poke for RP and nothing happens, it’s pointless to get upset.
Even if that’s not the case–whining is not going to make people want to RP with you. Logging off in a huff isn’t going to make people RP with you.
One of the major problems with RP servers is that new people can’t find RP. Why is that? Because everyone is sticking to their cliques in their little channels, perhaps?
If you can’t find RP, go make it. Do something radical and go sit in the Park (or whatever the horde equililant is). Yes, I KNOW the Park is Goldshire minus the naked people. That’s because the “saner” RPers avoid it, and perpetuate the cycle.
Sit in front of the AH and RP people watching. Sit in Darnassus and fish. Do something! Not only will you increase your chance of getting RP, but you might make a new friend. Or a new enemy! You could also make a good impression on someone new to the srever, or lift the despair of someone old on the srever who was swearing that RP was dead! Even better yet, you’ll be around when someone else in one of your channels pipes up and asks, “Hey, anyone for RP?”
You can say “Sure, come join us in Ironforge!” This gets a much better response than “No one wanted to RP with me EARLIER! /emocutut.” Fancy that.