Guest Posted January 2, 2015 Share Posted January 2, 2015 There is a certain issue that has been popping up since I've started playing a russian themed character, more specifically, that everyone expects me to know russian. I always stop them there and say that I don't really know russian OOCly, but that doesn't stop the IC conversation. The problem that people seem to neglect is that more than four centuries have passed since today's date and that humanity has spread across the stars in that period. Even if ethnic spacific communites were kept, their language would sound nothing like their today's counterparts. Culture and language changes over time to fit their enviroment. For example, a bunch of russian colonists that settled a barren planet with nothing but breathable atmosphere three centuries ago would not drink vodka considering wheat most likely wouldn't grow there. So unless you expect them to tell stories about ancient vodka drinking ancestors and their quest for good vodka, they would've moved away from their cultural drink long ago. This is more of a rant than a suggestion, but please, keep in mind that there are IC reasons for me not knowing russian before you shit on me or start talking about it. Quote Link to comment
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