With the apparent demise of the MyRoleplay addon, it’s now time to take a closer look at the only other RP addon I currently know of that could be used as a replacement: FlagRSP2.
At the basic level, FlagRSP2 does essentially the same thing MyRolelpay does, but it does it in such a simple and clean manner that in no way should it be overlooked. Both addons are an excellent and quick way to help identify other RP’ers on your server, helping to knit the entire RP community closer together. However, where MRP offers a wide variety of options for character RP info, FlagRSP2 offers not as many, yet still maintains a clean and very efficient slate for character info input. And seeing that MRP has not been updated in months, and in the interim has developed a few nagging bugs which no longer look to be eradicated in the future, FlagRSP2 runs with the two characters I have it installed on without a hitch so far. Personally, I’m in the mind to be moving all my characters (save my Rogue) over to FlagRSP2 for the above reasons.
Unlike MRP, FlagRSP2 doesn’t have a deep learning curve to know how to use it to your advantage. There are only three tabbed main sections, one each for Character Options, FlagRSP2 Options, and Tooltip Options. The Character section is where players input their characters’ name (first and last), any title they may hold, and a brief Physical Description.
The Options tab is where you may set the Role Play Status, like whether to mark your character as In Character or Out Of Character, and whether you are a Beginner, Casual, or Full Time roleplayer. The overall FlagRSP2 options available include the all-important ability to Save your description, Show Character Description Pop-up, and Hide Descriptions while in combat. Simply move the slider and check the box next to your choices, and you’re ready!
The Tooltip tab is where you may set your choices for Enhanced Tooltips and Description pop-ups. These settings regulate what information you see when targeting another character running the FlagRSP2 addon, and what info you are showing about your character to other users of the addon.
All in all, FlagRSP2 is a very simple yet very effective RP addon for helping bring fellow RP’ers together and seeding potential RP fellowship and conversation. Here’s a look at what FlagRSP2 users see when passing by Wichdocta:
Notice the Troll accent there? I think that was caused by the Dwarvenizer / Trollizer addon I was also trying out at the time of the screenshot. It didn’t do that with the Eloquence addon, so, somehow, the D / T addon is able to filter the channel used to input info into FlagRSP2, at least that’s my guess. I think I’ll leave it that way, kinda liking it right now. However, if anyone knows if the D/ T addon is indeed causing this and how, I’d sure like to know!