I paced my SW progress (yes, I was spoiled, too) and saved the last 3 conversations till after the betrayal, in the following order:
- Scene where he went all out to save the Darth, and subsequently said that he was making up for past indiscretions. At this point I chose to forgive him ("water under bridge" option)
- Technical Changes. I went the path of having him asking how long you were going to keep the distance attitude, and then he went on a limb since he's already dangling. At that point my SW admits that she felt the same way about him.
- Kill Draagh (for the 3rd time)
- Proposal (I thought story-wise, Quinn's statement of together they can achieve anything makes sense after defeating Draagh the 3rd time, especially since it was such a tough fight)
- Kill Baras (as a couple.)
- Final legacy conversation
The story felt smoother that way.
Oh. Oh. See, this was the order of operations for me, stumbling blind through this plot:
- Open Act 3
- blitz through the nine queued conversations, from "finally I kissed him and got him to smile, which was the purpose of this entire character and playthrough" to "married with legacy talk"
- Kill Draagh some more
- Drag the sorry sod to the Baras fight in hopes of triggering special conversation stuff (no luck)
- Wail and gnash my teeth on the forums
- Fantasize revenge as I have never done before
So it looked to me like once the man ran out of self-control he just decided to use me for all I was worth, aware every single minute of what he would ultimately do to me
, then fed me to the wolves. The killer mecha wolves. Talking about children, in retrospect, just seems sadistic.
To make matters even better, right after the betrayal I finished all my other companions' conversation lines and they all talked about possible children. I had a sudden desire for a [punch Jaesa] option...really, girl? I just had the world's messiest divorce and you want to talk about my rosy kid-filled future!?