DM-initiated quests and events sound cool. How do I get involved?
How do I get involved?
Although all DMs try to create in-game events, their limited number, RL constraints and other duties mean DM events will always seem limited. They also usually happen without a schedule or announcement; we like to take players by surprise!
Several DMs like to spring completely unexpected happenings on characters they see roleplaying and interacting with other players and the world of Thain around them. So you might suddenly find yourself in the midst of a DM event without expecting it.
DMs do give more attention to those who spend the majority of their time creating stories for others. Every time a DM logs in, they can see where every player is at that time, and they go where people are doing interesting things! Basically, tell stories you're passionate about, and a DM might come in to help.
Am I missing out if I can't make DM events or they don't fit my character's RP?
Of course not. DM events happen regularly and if you can't make one (or would prefer not to be involved in that story) there will always be another. There are no criteria for participating, and there are no restrictions for levels/alignments etc. You will never be overlooked just because your character wasn't at an event. The same goes for large plots.
If it's against your character's RP to get involved, that's your call to make -- it won't in any way disadvantage you. Events vary widely and the next one might be more suitable. The decision is up to you!