OH NOES WHATS THIS.
This is not an attack on anyone. I'm just want to see if a (positive) discussion can happen concerning these things. Basically, I see a lot of people doing a lot of things that are technically outside of the lore, but fit because people try to make them actively work with the lore. And this isn't an attack on that, either. Everyone, and I mean everyone, does that to some degree. It puts flavor back into the standard and sometimes stale WoW lore that we've had for years and years.
What I'm wondering about is whether or not people recognize the trend in certain skills and powers? I've seen some people do things that are considered "lame" for reasons that are often a little petty, but then I've seen that power/trait/ability/story/what have you turn around and become popular, where it feels like too many people are doing it. It almost feels common.
Which brings me to the next point -- at what point is it okay to object to someone else RPing the special/out of the ordinary trait that you're RPing? This isn't a passive aggressive pot shot -- I'm trying to keep both sides of this balanced. Is it okay to object and why? If it isn't, why not?
If you've had a character that picked up an power/ability after a few others (or several others) had it, why? How did you work it into your character's story and why did you feel the need to? Again this isn't an attack! Just want to see all sides of everything.
And to all those with special powers traits and what have you, do you struggle with finding limitations in what the power, skill, trait, w/e can do (as in, how to make it not OP), or is that a non-issue?
FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE ADAMANTLY AGAINST SPECIAL ABILITIES/POWERS/WHATEVER please don't post here just to say "well i hate that so no one should be doing it." That defeats the purpose of this discussion. And if you guys need an example by what I mean by SPECIAL ABILITIES & POWERS, for example let's say I mean someone can go around BENDING BULLETS like they're from Wanted, or doing crazy astral projection stuff or healing by dancing a special jig that purges the sickness right out of you or being a bad enough dude to rescue the president and anything like that. I don't mean the character has cat ears and a cat tail, so apologies if you were hoping that was this discussion!