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Re: Romance-in-gaming article
« Reply #175 on: July 02, 2004, 06:52:22 AM »
Oh, MSN does so I guess it must be true? Jason publishes one, but no, that doesn't count, but if we read it on MSN, then THAT must mean it's real!

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Seriously, female game developers are really nothing new. Various game studios of the 80s had them, and one of the first gaming rockstars was Roberta Williams.

  I said comment. Most on-topic comment I ever made in this post. My point was that main stream media had finally caught up to you. ;) She was fabulous.
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I'm hoping that at least the new mods or ones already in development are going to have a line that the PC can say:
So, when does it stop being about me and Bhaal, and start being about you and me?
and I hope the response won't be:
NPC romance/friend interest walks away in a huff...

No promises from me, but I've got some ideas in my head.

  That would be very funny. Kelsey has a lines similiar to that but I don't think the player has the option to reply.

There are two main reasons you can't say XYZ to a romance character--in BG2, in a mod, wherever.

2. For one reason or another, it was more trouble than the designer felt it was worth.

The reason in step 2 could be "but hardly anybody would EVER choose/see that", or something like "dealing with the chain of events leading from it would be way too time-consuming." And open-ended questions are such a pain in the neck to deal with. When Keto comes out there will be a banter in which she asks the PC what his/her name means.

There are roughly 18 squillion possible answers one can give to such a question. We've got a couple dozen or so. I DARE everyone to say they'll find that satisfactory.

  Rarely have I seen an option of what I would say to a character in-game. I think it would have been easier to ask the player about their day than the meaning of their name.


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Re: Romance-in-gaming article
« Reply #176 on: July 02, 2004, 10:24:13 PM »
I didn't notice Juhani whining. She kept telling me how great I was, and yes she talked about how her life used to be difficult (it did, very much)
Because it was compressed into too few dialogues, it came across as whining, to me.

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and there was sometimes that "I can't talk to you anymore until X happens so I'm going to pretend to get huffy" a la NWN which is really annoying
I never did finish NWN so I'm not sure what you're talking about.

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I wanted a Canderous romance 
I'm right there with you - someone who was level headed, if evil, and dealt with things as they came up instead of waiting for you to come along (so they could whine about their major life crisis they've obviously not dealt with) and make them better so they can then fall in love with you, if they haven't already.  Don't these writers know how emotionally sick that is?  Or don't they care?
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Re: Romance-in-gaming article
« Reply #177 on: July 03, 2004, 02:09:27 PM »

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I wanted a Canderous romance 
I'm right there with you - someone who was level headed, if evil, and dealt with things as they came up instead of waiting for you to come along (so they could whine about their major life crisis they've obviously not dealt with) and make them better so they can then fall in love with you, if they haven't already.  Don't these writers know how emotionally sick that is?  Or don't they care?
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Canderous would have been my choice too..... i like a man who knows how to be a man !
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Re: Romance-in-gaming article
« Reply #178 on: July 03, 2004, 03:09:43 PM »
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The great thing about Canderous was that he would change his perspective if his leader was good, but you didn't have to force him to. And not a trace of whining. It was refreshing.
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Re: Romance-in-gaming article
« Reply #179 on: July 03, 2004, 04:15:37 PM »
Jolee would be my first choice though.  A sense of humor is most important.  ;)
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Re: Romance-in-gaming article
« Reply #180 on: July 03, 2004, 05:07:10 PM »
Jolee's just a tad too old. More than a tad.
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Re: Romance-in-gaming article
« Reply #181 on: July 03, 2004, 05:10:53 PM »
Well, there is that, but since KotOR is far into the future.. er.. I'll refrain from taking that path.  I just love his personality.  :)
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Re: Romance-in-gaming article
« Reply #182 on: July 03, 2004, 07:08:34 PM »
Jolee's just a tad too old. More than a tad.
im no spring chick myself.... and the one romance that would really appeal to me is Keldorn..... he ought to leave that cheating wife of his and uh ... sorry , i just get carried away LOL
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Re: Romance-in-gaming article
« Reply #183 on: July 03, 2004, 09:43:10 PM »
wans't there already rsuch thing for romancing keldorn? ???
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Re: Romance-in-gaming article
« Reply #184 on: July 04, 2004, 03:28:43 AM »
Jolee's great, but he's like an uncle. Keldorn's wife had a very good reason to cheat on him: he was never ever there, for years. He's also more of an uncle type.
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Re: Romance-in-gaming article
« Reply #185 on: July 04, 2004, 05:29:52 PM »
^ uh..  :-X

That's a whole 'nother topic.
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