Choices Coming Back To Bite You Later

OK, this is awesome.  So I’m on my storyline quest (don’t worry, no spoilers, I’ll be vague) and I had the choice to (1) try to reason with this lady (light side), (2) punch her in the face and take the thing I wanted (dark side), or (3) kill her (presumably even MORE dark side.)  I wanted to kill her because she was pissing me off but, remembering Corso’s boy scoutishness, I punched her in the face instead (for which I got the -1 of SHAME).

Later on in that same quest line, I see her again playing a pretty central role.  Wow.  That’s pretty cool, because presumably if I had killed her, there would have been a completely different sort of encounter needed to progress on the storyline.  I have no idea what it would have been, but I’m INTENSELY curious.  Maybe I’ll ask the husband to kill her with his smuggler when he gets there so I can see what happens.

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    Choices Coming Back To Bite You Later — 10 Comments

    1. I let her go, because Corso doesn’t like being mean to the ladies no matter what the offense. I got about 140 Affection from him for that one.

      • Damn, that’s a lot of affection! I gave him a pretty gun later so he’d forget all about me socking her in the face.

        • I’m just laughing at the mental image of you punching a lady, then turning to Corso with a smile and giving him presents. OOH SHINY!

          • At the time, I didn’t have another companion. Now I think I’ll bring the wookiee along when the quest involves dealing with “the ladies.” Although I did kill a lady and Bowdaar remarked (without the -1 of shame) “was she a worthy foe?” Well, uh, she did try to KILL me. Obviously ineptly, but she did. So yeah, shoot in face. What IS it with my stupid companions?

    2. sorry to say but it’s only an ilusion of choice.

      Did that quest twice (once in beta once in live) and at least the “kill” and “punch” options have the same ending (maybe a few sentences diferent, but really minor).

      • While I am unsure how they did THAT (arrr I’m a zombie chiiick!) I’m not surprised. In a game of this scale, it is just too resource-intensive to have too many branching paths, and I’m sure they have the paths converge to the extent practicable. ZOMBIEEEEES!

    3. It’s actually one of the things I love most about Aric Jorgen (my Trooper’s love-muffin.) If it’s for the Republic, he likes it. And there are times when ‘for the Republic’ is NOT for the Light Side.

      I’ve made ‘I KILL YOU!’ dark side options in the name of fighting treason and upholding a good military stance on the Republic and my Aric gets little hearts over his head.

      In a very important class scene, I experimented with a Light Side choice and didn’t get the -1 of shame from Aric. I got a -30 ‘No Nookie for YOU’ response. When Aric doesn’t like a decision, he goes all the way!

      • I’ve rarely gotten the -30 of shame, but it has happened. Fortunately, you can erase that with just one present!

        As for Aric Jorgan the “love muffin”, I’m both intrigued and grossed out.

        • Grossed out? By my alien cat man? Pshaw.

          It’s funny, I’m at like 8K plus affection with him and he’s just now decided to flirt. Big block of ice, that man. And voiced by Tim Omundsen? Hells yes!

          Actually, my favorite part of the whole companions thing was when our guild was just getting our bearings and I mentioned something about my ‘love muffin’ and a guildmate said ‘You have a love muffin? I have a lizard.’

          Poor Jedi Consulars and their cold-blooded first companions. (Although the Knights get a droid. An adorable droid, yes, but still a droid.)

          I’d say that lady Troopers and Smugglers start off very strong when it comes to the romance options. Uptight Cathar military men and charming farm-boys from Space-Georgia.

          I haven’t gone very far on the Empire side yet so I don’t know what those gals get at the moment.

          Still, it’s an aspect of the game that I’m really enjoying. The ability to really forge a relationship with your companions (or have a really crappy one) based on the choices you make.

          • Yeah, although it may not need 8k to start the flirting necessarily. I’ve found that the flirting is gated by not just affection but also by level/story. Of course, maybe he’s just an ice cat.

            IMO the sith ladies get cuties and the agent/bh get hosed (especially the agent). Look it up :P

            Now in terms of relationships all I can say is they are TYPICAL men. When THEY want to talk, we have a conversation. When *I* want to talk and click on em, they pretty much ignore me. MEN!