“Natural” shading caused by the shifting shadows of trees or buildings will make for great settings, but they’re also very taxing on your graphics card.Don’t assume everyone you RP with has their shading set to max and their shadows turned on.Try the left-click on an NPC (like the droids that patrol the space stations) and observe how your character’s head slowly turns to follow them.
Many RPers simply turn their entire character to face yours during a conversation.
Make sure you know ahead of time what’s expected of the scene and position your character accordingly.
If you are the one hosting or “GMing” the scenario and you’re using one of your own characters as an NPC catalyst for the story, use your character to herd your RP “actors” into the area for optimal exposition. Keep general lighting in mind, whether or not the scene takes place indoors or outside, and whether or not the ambient sound of the location makes sense (the sky traffic of Coruscant, for example, or the thunder and rain of Dromund Kaas).
In instances where more than one person is speaking, you can simply left-click on the speaker to show your character turning his/her attention their way.
Your character’s head will turn to face the speaker.