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What aspect of the game upsets me?  Upsets seems rather strong wording, but there are a few things that seem...off.

There's the (previously mentioned) inequality between male and female characters as far as flirting and sleeping around goes.  (And it's disconcerting that F!Agent reacts to sleeping with someone to maintain her cover as if it's a bad idea.  M!Agent is never portrayed as regretting his sleeping around.*)

And, of course, there's the (also previously mentioned) lack of same sex romance options and the question of whether they'll implement them well.

Lastly (and this is a problem with nearly all games), there's the whole measure of a mook problem.  If you're going to have diplomatic options with the named NPCs, it seems bizarre that you slaughter your way to them first.  Add on the fact that the Light Side of the Force appears to oppose killing, and the game really is in need of some other options for characters.



*Though I would have considered walking away doing the *facepalm* "what was I thinking?" thing entirely appropriate to hopping in bed with the Sith lady who oversees the Bonus Series on Nar Shaddaa.  But that may only be because in my agent's case, he only flirted with her to be difficult.  Being taken up on it was... unexpected.  (But escaping out seemed wrong, since the error seemed completely in character.  Even if he doesn't make a habit of flirting with Sith (who he generally doesn't like), but she was half way decent (for a Sith) and the flirt options seemed the most appropriate dialogue options...)


20 Days of TOR (Redux)
Day 01
– Introduce yourself
Day 02 – Why did you decided to start a blog?
Day 03Your best SW:TOR playing experience Your first day playing SW:TOR
Day 04 – Your favorite SW:TOR quest or quest chain
Day 05 – Favorite item(s) in game
Day 06 – How many active characters do you have? Do you suffer from "altitis"?
Day 07 – The reason behind your blog’s name
Day 08 – Your favorite class so far, and why
Day 09 – Favorite attack or special move
Day 10 – Crafting: yay or nay? What professions, if any, do you seriously pursue?
Day 11 – Bad in-game habits and flaws
Day 12 – What's a typical TOR gaming session look like for you?
Day 13 – What do you hope Bioware will add to the game?
Day 14 – What aspect of the game upsets you the most?
Day 15 – Have you created a unique headcanon for your characters? If so, what is it?
Day 16 – Your favorite character companion
Day 17 – Your favorite in-game location
Day 18 – Your favorite outfit
Day 19 – What strange things do you keep in your bags or bank?
Day 20 – Conclude with a free day! Write about a SW:TOR topic that the previous 19 days failed to address

Date: 2012-04-15 11:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] loquat.myid.net
I was about to ask if you could ever flirt with Darth Zash, either as an Inquisitor or, more awesomely, as some other class, but then I checked the SWTOR wiki. D: (You still *could*, theoretically, but I don't expect to see it.) So I'll replace that question with a broader one - do you ever get to really interact with another class's plot NPCs?

The only things I can think of currently that actually upset me about MMOs I play are ganking and excessive RNG, both of which are present to a great degree in Aion. The main problem with ganking in Aion is that the game rewards you for doing it, and makes most of the open world available to gank in, and makes very expensive high-quality gear available to lowbies so that anyone with a whole lot of cash can make a low-level character who's virtually unbeatable by the average player in that level range. And then there's the RNG which the Aion devs decided to make expensive endgame stuff reliant upon - one of the top level 50 armor sets was acquired through a quest chain, and to get the pants (and the chest and weapon that came afterwards) you had to critically succeed at crafting a very expensive item. The crafting crit rate is 20-25%, and there is not a single thing you can do to raise your chance. Basic math guarantees that 5-10% of the population will fail at least 10 times before succeeding. There's a similar system in place when you try to apply improvements to your gear (x% chance to fail and DESTROY ALL PREVIOUSLY APPLIED IMPROVEMENTS) though at least there are consumables you can buy to reduce your failure rate.

Nothing really upsets me about Rift except that certain useful gear improvements, recipes, etc, are only attainable after a long grind, and having completed said grind on your main is of no benefit whatsoever when you decide you want those things on an alt. But that's more of a minor irritation.

Date: 2012-04-17 01:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jaebility
Yes, completely agree with you in the gender romance unbalance. I'm interested to see how the f! and m!smuggler compare, if she'll have as many options to flirt/sex as he has. You've played an f!smuggler, right? How does it compare to the Imperial Agent in terms of flirtations?

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