There are RP flaws in SL. (I have been a RPer for 29 years.) You get an account, name it, and stuck with it. You share memories and experiences with that account. (We celebrate Rez Day) This makes people attached to their account.
RP with consequences such as death or imprisonment is avoided. You can’t just whip up another character sheet; you have to register another account with another email address.
Questions we have to ask ourselves: Are you willing to RP a death and never touch that account again? Are you willing to RP confined to a jail cell for years?
The solution that comes to me is to create characters separate from your account. You would have to wear a tag with the character name. Use a different Avatar, etc.
There are drawbacks to this:
- People would know all the characters connected to an account.
Hypothetically one could create multiple accounts for various characters, but you run into the same problem.
- People who do not RP would talk to the account not the character.
So suggestions, thoughts, ideas?