There are a variety of symbols that are used by people to indicate that a phrase is an action.
The important thing is that the words get marked off, and separated from any other writing so that people know an action is taking place.
When you post, everyone present sees it immediately, and has the ability to respond as quickly as they can type.
That means that the action can get pretty quick, and sometimes the rapidity of reading and responding to people in a crowded room can be difficult.
Dialogue: In literary form this is generally delineated by having words placed in quote marks “ “ That is an acceptable way to express dialogue in the chat, however the common convention on Role Pages is to simply leave text which is intended as dialogue unmarked. *She smiles, catching the man by the sleeve of his jacket* I have an important appointment at 3 and I don’t want to be late.
This allows you to enter and get a feel for the action and conversation, while you wait for your official profile to be approved by the Administrative staff.The important thing to remember is that when you enter a room, you are the character.Any actions that you take, and any words that you type, should be done as if you were actually the person you are roleplaying as.In those rare cases where you need to communicate an OOC message to an entire room you should place parentheses ( ) around your words so that people know they are not being expressed by your character.There is a specific OOC room that is set up for these interactions.Excessive use of Out Of Character comments in any other room where role playing is taking place is against the rules, and can result in administrative action.There are two basic ways that your character can interact with others in a chat room.Descriptions of the environment can be found by hovering over the room name in the list.At the same time, any unoccupied space can be used for any location that is required by your story, and rooms such as “The Multiverse” and “Hellifyno” are set up to act as blank canvases that can become any place that you need.Role playing is a form of storytelling where you take on the persona of a fictional character, and then interact with others through various mediums to tell dynamic stories.On Role Pages this is done by signing up for an account as that character, filling out a profile according to what they would actually say, and choosing an appropriate avatar picture.