Role playing denotes playing the role of your character in the game in regard to behaviors and external communications (/say, /yell, etc. in Chat). This may include pretending to have a different set of abilities, morals, background, accent, etc. Role playing is a subjective matter; while some posit that roleplaying adds another dimension to gaming, citing the immersion into their character as a reason to find more value and excitement in quests and combat, others believe that it is a distraction or even a hindrance to in-game success.

Note that there is a difference between Role-Playing and Lore-Playing.