What happens when players take a break from roleplay?

What happens when players take a break from roleplay SAT
It’s that time again — that end-of-expansion lull when players start losing interest in the game and taking breaks until the new expansion launches. Raiding guilds sometimes find themselves struggling for raiders by this point, opening mass recruitment or simply letting everyone take a break from raiding. And with Diablo III out in a big way, a lot of players have picked it up as a respite from WoW until we see Mists come out.

But for roleplayers, this lull poses a much larger problem. Characters in the middle of fun storylines suddenly find the other characters in the storyline have gone missing. Roleplayers lose roleplay partners, and it leaves their story at a virtual standstill. And of course it leads to the question of what to do until everyone comes back. Do you put your own roleplay on hold until other roleplayers make their return? Do you write them off? Do you pretend that however many months of roleplay you happened to share simply never existed?

What do you do when you’re faced with the sudden departure of roleplay buddies?

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