It is so nerdy!??? Playing wow and doing raids or pvp every day is nerdy too. What is nerdy ? Everything that is odd is nerdy?
I have been playing Dungeons and Dragons when it came out many years ago, actually a board game, Ive done some real life roleplaying too and for some years i have played roleplaying on a RP server. Its a type of game that some people enjoys, so nerdy or not. It gives the game another level. Even those who plays ERP in LOLShire gets something out of it. But I dont call them nerds or stupid names. I respect that people can do anything in the game they like to do, thats what RP is about. You like doing dailies every day, I wont call you weird and a nerd. You don't like it don't join a roleplay server. If you really want to understand what roleplaying is and why some players like to do RP, then I should suggest you read more about it first.
I suppose you dont like to be called a nerd yourself, by your family because you play wow?
Roleplay is a state of mind, you can play what ever you want to be, in any time, any story, any place. Actually lots of expensive sales and managements courses are using roleplay to simulate specific situations and how to act accordingly to it.
I do beleave we all do all kinds of roleplay real life, most of us don't notise it. But when you have a "leader hat" on, you will act like one to control your people. When you sell stuff, you want to please your customers, so thereforth you do specific actions according to the role you are playing.
We just take WOW to be our platform, and make our own stories, some just stand on a corner in Stormwind and chit chat, others doing epic wars in the north etc.
Yeah, you need to understand the concept before you will play RP. Beleave me its fun, educating and also boring most of the time, like standing as a PVE char just hopping arround doing nothing constructive the hole day, just being bored and need the daily fix of opening WOW. Nerdy or not. I like RP when im bored with the PVP (because of botters), PVE endless dailies, and boring raids, then i can go on my RP chars and maybe try to have some fun with others descent RPers.
So you call us retarded and nerds? I think I should drag you down on your own level and tell you the same, because you play WOW. You see, its so easy to insult people for being weird, but you could have been so polite and asked us in another nicer way.