Did I mention how much fun I’m having smuggling again? Welp, I’m on Tatooine minding my own business when this sith lady shows up out of nowhere in red clothes, of which color I am jealous.
***SPOILER ALERT FOR SMUGGLER STORY ON TATOOINE***
Ahem, where were we? Oh yes, the sithie. She saunters in just as soon as I pick up the doodad that I need for something-or-other (seriously, sometimes I pay NO attention, I swear). And she very sweetly asks me to help her get in contact with some dude, for what purpose, I don’t know or care.
And then she tries to bribe me…
Wait, what? How is this supposed to be tempting to me, when I know full well that same gender romances are not in the game – so what the hell is she offering? Playing a scintillating game of Trivial Pursuit or Parcheesi? The chance of a lifetime! Grabbing burgers at the space-mall and going shopping? Be still my beating heart!
Needless to say, there was no [flirt] option there (duh) but really… did Bioware screw up the dialogue or something? Because right now she’s offering me absolutely nothing useful.
Things progress and I see her later, and she is not quite happy with me.
She’s shocked that I might jeopardize the “reward” from her. Again… what reward? A spa day where we get our toenails painted and talk about boys? Sigh.
Then she turns around and offers her goods to the other dude. Hussy.
I wanted to see how it played out but, although I did not pick the light side option, suddenly I’m in combat with the sith, and that damn self-righteous jedi is green to me. I wanted to kill the lot of them by that point.
In a tediously moralizing moment afterward, the Jedi remarked:
She says, in case you can’t read it in the screenie “You betrayed Zare (the sith) and helped me defeat her. Why?”
Why? Because the game made me, that’s why! I wanted my ambiguously-described reward! I don’t see Nariel suggesting a fun girls’ night out for space-appletinis.
Onward and upward to Alderaan, where the nobles have attitudes that exceed their wealth.