Hello, I'm generally known as Joraiem in the mmo community. I played Lord of the Rings Online for about seven years until the Helm's Deep expansion (blech). After that I started looking for a new game and eventually settled on ArcheAge. I've never done any 'official' roleplaying, but a friend and I did RP together a good bit, and I'm also a amateur novelist with a thing for storytelling and high fantasy. Anyway, I'm gonna try doing some roleplaying on ArcheAge and look forward to seeing you in the game!
(I am also named Joraiem on the Official ArcheAge forums if you want to find me there.)
I do love me some novelists. They have the most intriguing stories to post on forums like this. Actually, once you're acquainted with the lore, if you're feeling like writing a sort of short story or novella about your character or really anything lore-wise as far as ArcheAge is concerned, you should check out the Stories (IC) subforum. I hope that place will be jumping as soon as we all kinda wrap our heads around the story of ArcheAge.
Roleplaying isn't much different than writing a novel. The difference is, the unpredictable element of other writers. That always tends to make for a good time. Personally, I enjoy having my expectations for a certain scenario totally blown away by someone else shifting the focus.