The roleplaying on FK has, overall, gotten slightly better since my previous rankings.
However, this is NOT due to a “general improvement” in roleplay…it’s due to a few good roleplayers playing a few different characters fairly regularly.
You can therefore find good roleplay much easier than when it was, say, one or two good RPers.
So, in essence, your chances of finding someone good amongst the sludgy cesspool of mediocrity is higher now than it was. Probably than it EVER was…how long that will last, of course, is completely up in the air: since the roleplaying of most remains mediocre, the point in playing depends on the continued playing of the few, the proud, the good FK roleplayers.
It WOULD, in all honesty, be perfect if FK had Armageddon’s RP quality. THEY DO NOT.
But if they DID, it would marry some really good aspects together.
Armageddon has the RP but lacks the sufficient and consistent help files, the overall friendly Imm presence, the overall friendly player presence (OOC), the visually pleasant appearance (no, it’s not “cuz the game is harsh”, though that’d be a good one)…and the life expectancy is just a LITTLE too grim. FK, on the other hand, has tons of mostly consistent and complete helpfiles, overall friendly Imm/Player presence (OOC), a pleasant visual experience…but there is virtual character immortality.
Two extremes on the life expectancy scale…somewhere in the middle would be nice.
IF FK ever retained the few good RPers they have, AND attracted new ones, AND the mediocre ones tried harder, AND the bad ones learned to at least be mediocre, AND the IDAA ones STOPPED PLAYING (Gwain: this means you) then FK would actually be superior to Armageddon, or any other MUD.
However, that is currently NOT the case, nor is it likely, given past experience, to ever be the case.