It kind of just spoils the fun! What’s the likelihood of my generally nice character saying something that offends the other if we had known?I have to remind myself constantly that they don’t know much about them yet.
I much prefer learning along the way like in a regular story. And so do my characters. Eventually, when they know each other well enough, I might go back and read that bio. But for the starting of a roleplay, it feels like one big spoiler.
Sorry. No. This is bullshit. You need to read a bio before interacting so that you’ve got a general gist of what the character you’re interacting with, is like. They could be an AU for all you know. Sorry, but this post is BS.
Those bios are there for a reason. Often times they contain warnings and not just information about characters. It can inform you what the mun is up to roleplaying, what they aren’t. Especially for me, who has such an nsfw character, I read all of the bios of the people I interact with to be sure I don’t trigger or offend them. Reading a bio for the muse and mun is an essential part of roleplaying with someone.
Exactly. You have no idea how many times I’ve had someone think I’m a canon character, not an AU version. The bio is there for a reason, and I spend a lot of time not only writing it but coding the page that it’s on. I work hard to make sure that my character is as understandable and explained as possible to make it easier for my RP partners to start writing with me. Not reading the bio is an insult to the effort I make towards making my partner’s job easier.