As I’ve stated in other threads, and have had recently had confirmed by the devs, it’s clear that they are building shadowlands assuming everyone has a concept to their character, a sense of “who they are” meant to inform a choice like covenants, which are meant to be a conceptual choice. I can’t help but wonder how much of a correct or incorrect assumption that is among the extreme minority that populate forums like this.
I’m not asking “do you RP,” because that’s a loaded, misunderstood question that I don’t really wanna get deeply into the connotations of in this thread. One does not need to outwardly RP to see their character as “someone” named anything from Omedon to Bob as opposed to “something” named Lovestopwn. You don’t need to speak in thees and thous in /say to sit at your desk and say “nah, Bob wouldn’t do that, Bob would do this!”
For me, yes, my characters have a concept, and I knew their covenants long before I knew the powers. Heck I’m actually not spoiling most of the powers, so I don’t know them, and I will discover them as I choose for my “4 mains” at launch. But of course not everyone thinks like that, thus the thread.
So how about you? Are your characters actual characters, or are they more “gaming avatars” without a defining persona that guides what they do or how they dress or whatever?