I wanna preface this whole thing by saying that some of my party get along well and interact with the story - not to mention that outside of the campaign, I get along great with the other players. They're all my good friends! I also wanna say that I love the people I play with in this campaign and I know my DM doesn't mean to just focus on them... At least I hope not. However, I don't know what to do at this point and I'm hoping to find some advice.
I joined a campaign with some friends of mine about a year ago! We play every week and recently I had to swap characters. I decided to play a Ranger as my new character and I thought all would be well! I decided my backstory with my DM, went through everything I needed to and joined the party. All was well... For a little bit. But then the other players refused to ever ask for my input, ignoring that I'm there most of the time.
The DM focuses every session on a different player (we have 6) and for 2 months I haven't gotten focus, not even once. I feel kind of unwanted and each session is just a frustrating mix of being talked over by the mightier than thou players who yell over me and ignore me and not getting to do anything because everyone ignores my input. The Bard is the only one who interacts with me, and that's because our characters knew each other before I joined the group.
Example of what happens: We got dragged into helping this guy get artifacts from a king. I never agreed to put in my money to buy them, because I want nothing to do with this shady guy! However, the DM and players put me down as putting in my money, and when I tried to correct them, they spoke over me and kept going.
What I've Tried:
- I've taken the initiative by talking to the players first, trying to start conversation.
- I talked to the DM about that concern; he said he'd try and include me more but nothing has changed.
- I tried correcting players when they talk over me; they still do it.
I'm not saying I'm a perfect player or that I'd like to be special... But I'd like to be at least treated equally to the other players.
How can I get the other players and DM to consider my input equally?