My first character on SD was very non-combative. I was able to get some good characters to be her friend though, so she had ‘protection’. But, somehow she drew the attention of a ‘madman’ who was a very old character (so, by proxy I’ll assume an oldbie as a player). I was getting robbed, shot, chased, stalked, etc. on an almost daily basis…general normal SD stuff. :) But, I have to admit. It was so much fun as a player to be involved in that RP, even as a sub-character to a much larger plot being played out. Yeah, I could have looked at it as frustrating or annoying, but the RP was so involving that I as the player while doing my RP would get jumpy and jittery in RL. Hell, there were a few times I wish I could send props to the guy doing all the ‘torture’ as a player even while my character was doing nothing but bitching him out.
So, hopefully you’ll see this and know who you are as I say – Thanks for the great conflict RP!