Alright, so there was something I wanted to ask of you people, mainly in the interest of comparing notes, so here goes:
How much thought do you tend to put into where exactly you want your character to go? After personality (the most important part) and skillset comes a character's goals and motivations, no? The things they strive for and desire to achieve in their life.
For me, this is mostly a very open area. Rather than having the steps to the desired end result be planned out (and oftentimes not even a particular "end" in mind) in advance, I rather take the route of shaping a plot through interaction and working with the character's personality and, y'know, just see what happens.
I suspect this is because of me being more of a "character" guy than "plot" guy when it comes to storytelling.
It has worked very well for me so far. But I wonder how the rest of you approach this?
I care (almost) nothing about plots.
I like to create my character, use him/her/it for a while, the just let them run around for a bit and interact with other people, and get the most out of him/her/it because I feel like that's the way to do it when I role play.