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Favorite Romance Relationship in SWTOR?

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Favorite Romance Relationship in SWTOR?

Phyreblade's Avatar

01.07.2012 , 07:50 AM | #11
I'll say firstly that I'm a female gamer, so most of my favorite romances are with the guys, sorry. I've tried a couple as a gender bender and just can't get into it. Although I may redo my SW tale and make her a him, only because I have completely ruined the story by reading some spoilers in regards Quinn, sigh. In the meantime, my favorites are focused on the smuggler and bounty hunter story lines.

Corso Riggs is a pure sweetie pie. The romance arc between him and the smuggler is fun and funny, pleasing and adorable. He's the kind of guy I could see giving everything there is for someone he loves and never once looking back on it with regret. He's loyal, giving, and protective. Just a very pleasing romance, that one.

Then there's Torian Cadera. He's the reason my bounty hunter ended up a female. I tried playing the BH as a fellow and Mako is nice enough. I can definitely see why she'd appeal to a guy. But Torian blew me away, as I was going along with my woman BH. Their first flirtation has her tossing him over her shoulder onto the ground and grunting out a complaining, "Men," to which he calmly lays there, looking up at her, saying, "I deserved that." It was awesome.

Of all the romances, the one between the bounty hunter and Torian just makes the most SENSE to me. They're both Mandolorians, both looking for much the same out of life, and both truly admire and respect the other. I've had not one single disappointing romance conversation with Torian as I've been leveling.

Haven't tried any of the Jedi yet. And I've heard next to nothing about the SI's arc with Andronikus Revel. Since the SI will probably be my next character, I'll have to see how that one works out. I will say Bioware continues to stun me with good storytelling. Makes it fun and engaging.
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Berethos's Avatar

01.07.2012 , 09:11 AM | #12
I've only finished the male Jedi Consular one thus far, and while I did find it sweet and do like it, I think it does come across as a bit awkward because there is a huge narrative gap there.


DrBrydon's Avatar

01.07.2012 , 10:02 AM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by Raiellyn View Post
He gave me a blaster named "Sparkles."
Wait, is that the pistol he gives you on Ord Mantell? The gun he gives males is called "Flashy". That's funny.
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Bird_of_Thunder's Avatar

01.07.2012 , 10:08 AM | #14
Mako. First time I saw her, I knew who I'd romance. I'd gathered DS points before getting Mako, but now, I've changed her sake. Still want my credits, though.

I also like Kira Carsen. It feels good to defy the Jedi Order. Sadly, shes a light-sider, so for all the merciless field work I do, I have to talk to here ALOT and keep using the flirt option. :|
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RudedawgCDN's Avatar

01.07.2012 , 10:19 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Bird_of_Thunder View Post
Mako. First time I saw her, I knew who I'd romance. I'd gathered DS points before getting Mako, but now, I've changed her sake. Still want my credits, though.
Mako looks really hot as a slave girl.

But she's a goodie two shoes. And it wrecks the immersion for me since I'm trying to play
the BH class as the dark side.

I find Kaliyo is really cool as a "bad girl", she lets me role play the dark side which I like.

Too bad we can't choose the "temperment" of our companions to fit our playstyle/personalities.

SladetheHunter's Avatar

01.07.2012 , 11:50 AM | #16
Only had one romance so far but my Light side Bounty Hunter is a blast with Mako. Shooting for Elara with trooper but not high enough to met her yet.
The hunter has found peace and the Force in the shadows

sabreene's Avatar

01.07.2012 , 01:06 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by DrBrydon View Post
Wait, is that the pistol he gives you on Ord Mantell? The gun he gives males is called "Flashy". That's funny.
Actually, no... he gives you *two* guns, the sweet boy! Flashy is the first, and Sparkles is later on in the story. He's so very quirky about his weapons, but it just makes him cuter.

@phyreblade - The BH relationship sounds just about right! I may give that one a go next.

shinder's Avatar

01.07.2012 , 01:20 PM | #18
Ah, thanks for all the replies, people! I may have to try a bounty hunter. I'm a dude IRL and I'm straight, but I never objected to play female characters and romancing guys in Bioware games like Mass Effect or Dragon Age. I think that part of the fun of a video game is that you get to experience different...well...lives, and when I look for a good romance in a video game I don't always care about who I'm physically attracted to (since it is, after all, a freaking video game) but more whose personality I like the most and whose romance storyline I like the most.

The female bounty hunter one sounds really good. I don't like Mako's voice, I've only played a very tiny bit of male bounty hunter but Mako very much bugs me. I think that she has a really good past, though, so I'm curious as to whether or not her past is opened up as part of her character development during the romance storyline.

As for Kira Carsen I like her character a lot. She very much reminds me of a female version of Anakin Skywalker in Episode II...extremely cocky and casual, which I like, since that's the way I imagine all of my Jedi characters to be, despite still being light-sided. She actually reminds me a lot of Revan in the Bastila romance, as he is always teasing her. My only jedi knight character is a female but I've heard that the male is much more well voiced and that the Kira Carsen relationship is pretty good.

My only problem with playing bounty hunter, which appears to have very good relationships, is...yes, the lack of a light saber. I know that bounty hunters are ridiculously awesome in their own right, as are troopers, and I've even heard that troopers and bounty hunters are, according to many people, some of the best, most fun, and most powerful classes in the game...but there's nothing like tearing through enemies with a lightsaber and the force as opposed to just shooting people with guns. Is the Bounty Hunter storyline any good? I've heard it's pretty good but it just feels weird playing a Star Wars game with a non-force using class when really, the vast majority of the series, including movies, books, shows, and games, are centered around jedi and sith.

But I will definitely have to try the Bounty Hunter out. What are some other great romances, for those of you who have not posted here yet? :P

Restepor's Avatar

01.07.2012 , 01:53 PM | #19
I have to go with Vette. While I've going right now with Elara, has to be my second favorite, Vette just seemed to be so worth it. She really takes awhile to warm up to you and she just feels more alive than any of the other companions. She also doesn't fall in love with you from the get go, it takes time.

Capella's Avatar

01.07.2012 , 02:18 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by grania View Post
I enjoyed the Malavai Quinn romance but it ends weird, in fact I'm not sure whether or not the characters are even still married. (Does anyone think that what happens with Quinn is appropriate? Especially as the romance companion for females, it's just confusing storytelling, not really enjoyable.)

That said, the Quinn romance is still hands-down my favorite. The trope is so often to pair a strong woman with an equal or stronger man. Having a romance where the woman is stronger and the man is content to be the more passive one and doesn't continually have to challenge her dominance is a wonderful change of pace. I'm tired of all the strong brawny alpha action male love interests, and enjoy the power dynamic reversal.