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algdil

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#1 13 years ago

I'm just curious as to why people select to go either Light or Dark side in their game play? I initially finished KOTOR1 leaning (but not all the way) light side. I tried it a second time going as dark as I could go, and about a quarter of a way through the game, I got so sick of being "bad", that I started doing as much light side feats as possible. Even though I know it's just a game, it bothered me being nasty. Needless to say, I'm going all the way towards the light side in KOTOR2. I wonder if this influences how any others choose to react to game options towards light or dark, or if I'm just a really strange person?




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#2 13 years ago

I usually go light first, because I'm a nice person... For the most part ;) After I beat the lightside storyline I went for the dark, but I only beat it on dark once because, as you said, being that mean makes me feel bad :/




algdil

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#3 13 years ago
Inyri ForgeI usually go light first, because I'm a nice person... For the most part ;)

That's funny, because your avatar looks more like a Sith to me. ;) (I could've sworn I saw Darth Maul making similiar moves in Episode I.) Seriously, I felt kind of creepy going dark. Also didn't like what it did for my complexion.




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#4 13 years ago

My avatar is a strangely dancing woman... :P Yes, the complexion thing was kind of weird. I remember making my first complete face skin for KotOR and trying to get the skin-thing to take. Took a lot of work, but he did look pretty badass afterward.




algdil

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#5 13 years ago
Inyri Forge...Took a lot of work, but he did look pretty badass afterward.

He?!? That's curious. It would appear you are (or at least claim to be) female, but you play a male character in the game? I don't think that's odd, because I'm a male, and generally play a female character in the game. (My reasoning is quite rational, I assure you. I always chose male characters in any game from a first-person perspective. But, I tend to favor female characters in third-person games, as -- if I have to stare at someone's backside for hours on end, day after day, it isn't going to be that of another guy.) Seriously. This leads to another question (not that too many folks appear to be interested in answering even the first question) -- do you generally play your own gender, or not? If not, why? I'm currently about ten hours into KOTOR2, and my character is so lightside, I need sunglasses when I put up the character screen. That's my kind of Jedi. :) Now, if only I can get all of my other NPCs to follow suit. Some of them are quite nasty.




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#6 13 years ago

i went light 5 times dark 15 times i saw something like if u finish the game twice in light and once in dark it changes but it seems the same for me when im playing its the same ending anyway




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#7 13 years ago

I don't play it as a game, I play as if I am living the life. Every action and decision I make reflects what I would do in real life.




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#8 13 years ago
Ensign RilesEvery action and decision I make reflects what I would do in real life.

That's how I tried to play KotOR 2. I was disturbed to see that I accomplished light side mastery by the fourth planet, but still managed to gain influence with Kreia :). I've never played as a fully-fledged bad guy, not because of any moral issues, but just because choosing every dark side action doesn't strike me as an interesting way to play. I prefer to play as a "grey" character with no real light or dark alliance, or a light-sider who turns dark later on. Not very strategic, but great fun.




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#9 13 years ago

The only thing I like about the dark side is that your character shows up in the title screen, which is uber in my book!




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#10 13 years ago
algdilHe?!? That's curious. It would appear you are (or at least claim to be) female, but you play a male character in the game? Seriously. This leads to another question (not that too many folks appear to be interested in answering even the first question) -- do you generally play your own gender, or not? If not, why?

I am female, yes, however I tend to play male characters for several reasons. The biggest reason is that in our sexually racist world the developers usually write a better storyline for the male ;). The second deciding factor is that it's more fun to look at a male than a female. I'm sure you think in opposite terms sometimes, yes? If it'll make you feel better, when I was playing Star Wars Galaxies I did stick to my own gender. Except that time my friend and I played a gay couple on Bloodfin...