As the title suggests... This is no force power right? How does it work then, or say, how can I use it?
You can use Force Persuade, once you got the Affect Mind Ability/Power. It gives you for options during certain conversation choices, it can get you out of trouble, along with causing trouble depending on what your trying to do.
Once you've upgraded it fully you can get anything you want from conversation as long as it isnt scripted that you wont know or a force user
bloodlemming;3515590or a force user
It does not have to be a Force user; in KOTOR II you cannot Force persuade Canderous/Mandalore and that guy in Iziz Square(not Force users); as for KOTOR, if you have Nerve Enhancement Package or Amplifier Belt you will also be immune to Force persuade(immunity: Mind-Affecting). My point is that you do not need to be Jedi/Sith to be immune to it.
17th June 2002
Force Persuade is a conversation option you get when you get the Affect Mind / Dominate Mind force powers, which you will have to choose upon levelling up. People wax lyrical about it, but I very rarely bother with it myself. While it can be a useful power, especially for Dark Side users, I tend to find that I can get along fine without it if I have a high enough persuade skill. If you lack persuasion, however, it may be a useful power for you to have.
As for it affecting Force users only, I don't know about the game mechanics but according to the first movie it could be used on the 'weak minded'. Trained Force users tend to be strong willed enough to resist it, given their abilities, however even non-Force users can be resistant to it if their will is strong enough. We know that people can be trained to resist such persuasions, as we even met one in KotOR. Perhaps even Force users can be overwhelmed by a dramatically stronger opponent, for example pitting the wits of a neophyte Dark Jedi against Grand Master Yoda.