On Character Races [Rainbow Dash]
So you saw how fun our Twitter RP can be and you want to join? That’s great!
… So you want to be a winged unicorn that’s related to Celestia and Twilight?
Not so great.
We’re pretty open to different sorts of characters taking part in our RP. Not only do we have the main six, but we also have numerous background ponies, fandom characters, original characters, and even a few oddballs like Doctor Whooves. We’re really not going to restrict people when it comes to characters… Normal characters, that is.
As it is, we prefer normal characters. Normal as in one of currently known races of equestria: Earth ponies, unicorns, pegasi, dragons and griffons. There are other viable races, but these are the main ones and the most likely to be welcomed easily within the RP. Winged unicorns are not acceptable, and are likely to be ignored in general as there are only currently two winged unicorns, and baring special plots, there will only be two. Having a sensible background and stuff is good too, but I’m not going to go into that in this post.
We have accepted oddball characters in the past. @drwhooves, @mlp_Asmodeus and @mlp_denise are examples of characters from cross generas that have worked out. This is primarily because the players of these characters were quite willing to play along with certain restrictions, and maintain the feel of the series by keeping generally to the theme, and not pulling out their stranger abilities often. A lot of characters drawn from other fantasy or sci-fi genras are not going to work out like they have.
Characters from cross generas are much less likely to be accepted in the RP and are more likely to be ignored. Sorry, that’s just the way it goes. We are attempting to keep the atmosphere here as similar to the show as possible with some obvious changes. Having a slew of obviously robotic or highly powerful, weird characters show up just does not help create that atmosphere very much. This RP takes place in a low tech, high magic Equestria, and most characters should represent this.
A list of characters who have been accepted into the RP can be found below. It is updated regularly as new characters are accepted ‘officially’ into the RP. http://twitter.com/#!/mlp_twilight/my-little-pony-rp-2/members