One thing I have noticed in my Rping is that RPs with a lot of OOC chatter tent to last longer and are more fun than those with inactive OOCs. Players and GMs like to know what eachother's plans are and yet on many RPs there is little to no OOC talk. While OOC talk alone does not make a good RP it helps keep players interested and focused. Heres the questions I have: Is OOC talk and communication as important as what goes on IC? What can be done to encourage more OOC talk?