A few years ago it was possible to join a server running a very simple script and use your imagination to roleplay something like a shopkeeper. Nowadays most people can’t even do that unless the script includes it as a feature. What, you mean there’s no snazzy interface and inventory system? Whatever happened to /give 30 and gravgunning a prop then taking it to your apartment/house/flat/hobo den? THAT is roleplay my friends! Sure it’s not polished, but using the basic features of the game adds to the charm. It also aids the comedy with it’s awfulness (remember, characters in Gmod RP aren’t able to touch anything without their 'ickle grav gun )
Has using the available resources suddenly become boring? Sure Gmod10 has awesome capabilities, but with all these “advanced” scripts chucking more and more features in people’s faces, players are using their imaginations less.
It seems all the stuff out today is about who can make the script handle as much as possible. Stuff like money or keys I can understand perfectly well - they’re both small enough to be “invisible” as far as props/gameplay is concerned.
As more stuff is “scriptalised”, people will use their imaginations less. When everyone’s trying to make their script better than everyone else’s it just ends up a shitfest. By the end of it, nobody will know how to roleplay unless the script does it for them.
What can be done to keep people’s imagination fresh?