==Will you buy an RPG just by the fact that it is an RPG?
No, but if I had the finances for all of them, I probably would buy them all.
==How do you decide to buy an RPG?reviews,word of mouth, forums?
Previous experience with a game developer's game. For example, if I liked Divine Divinity, I would be very interested in Beyond Divinity. Game forums are also a large influence. I don't know a huge amount of people outside of forums who like RPG's, so word of mouth rarely applies. I only read reviews to find out game mechanics and gameplay issues. I don't put any value on the actual review score.
==Do you cheat/ use hacks/editors?
Only in single player, and I will generally play vanilla my first time through. For games like Morrowind, I do add a lot of gameplay mods such as book rotation.
==Do you use walk throughs?
I might look up something if I get really stuck; otherwise, no.
==Do you download the latest patch before you start a game?
==Do you prefer single character or party?
Single character. The less micromanaging, the better.
==Do you prefer single player or multipalyer?
Single player. I can play through slowly at my own speed. Other people seem to always want to rush around and do things as fast as possible.