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Felix Iresso vs Doc romance

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Felix Iresso vs Doc romance

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Icebergy
01.08.2015 , 07:26 PM | #11
As a male who happened to play a female consular, if you turn down Iresso he gives you like -2000 affection. Such a douchebag.
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I am happy that there will be a renewed focus on story, I love story, its why I picked this MMO. But I picked an MMO, not an episodic single player RPG that I have to pay a subscription to receive the episodes.

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Amadahy
01.08.2015 , 07:58 PM | #12
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Scourge sadly can't satisfy anyone anymore
Oh, I know. I remember, the massive amount of disappointment I felt, during that conversation. However, I do wonder....

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DomiSotto
01.09.2015 , 05:45 AM | #13
They can keep Revan alive for 300 years. Everything is possible.
Deal.

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Emeroo
01.10.2015 , 11:31 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by DomiSotto View Post

The HUGE Star Wars game, 8 Class stories, 40 joinable NPCs, thousands upon thousands of NPCs and not one developper thought that there are might be female players out there that would find a dashing Jedi knight or a dangerous Sith lord alluring? Or did they pondered it, and decided that their audience is too sophisticated for such a cliched choice?! And went with a drunk cowboy, a termite at heart, and a bunch of broken soldiers instead?

And, no, the game is not about a romance specifically, and there are tons, and tons of other stuff, and all that, but I play males now.

SWTOR finally convinced me to stop playing my own gender. I just want very different romantic interests that are on offer for all 8 classes as a female toon.
Hah..... this made me laugh. I too am a female player who has started playing male toons (currently finally leveling a smuggler - hellooooo ladies, yikes).

Admittedly, I have not finished the Doc romance all the way through yet, and while true, he is a bit pervy and certainly doesn't compare to the epic-ness of Kira, he is good for entertainment value (kind of the way I viewed Corso - you gotta take with a grain of salt).

On the general off-subject of romances for female toons, I'm rather fond of Aric and Torian for how well they actually match the PC, and Vector may be my favorite just for how interesting he is.

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DARTHOSIRUS
01.10.2015 , 11:46 AM | #15
Iresso or Doc hmmm? Well irreso is the lesser of two evils. To be blunt I wanted to boot both these chumps out my escape pod. Doc is a tacky sleazeball, and irreso is creepy. I much would have preferred scourge and zenith.

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Kacynski
01.11.2015 , 03:35 AM | #16
Good read so far

I played all BW games since the original Baldur's Gate and I enjoyed the romance options given in them very much for most of it. Oddly enough, I am not really into romancing my companions in SWTOR.

None of my Jedi has a relationship and I have played 4 knights and 2 counselars through the whole story. The Battlemaster of the Jedi Order or the Barsen'thor and Council Member being in a secret relationsship doesn't fit my view of these Jedi (I am not saying that them having a romance is wrong and nobody should do it, I just saying that the way how I view these characters is as being true to the Orders celibate ideal).

In addition to that Doc rubbed me the wrong way from the first meeting on. I do like hime as a companion, but romance? No way. I think Doc is actually quite a reliable friend and a person I would definitely want to have around in battle, he is a very brave and capable field medic after all. And I never get the feeling he would betray our friendship. But as a husband? I think it would work 2, 3 years with him, but then he would get bored. He would need to find someone that brushes his (considerable) ego. I don't think I could put up with this as a wife and it wwould probably end badly, with the friendship torn to pieces in the process. So Doc is a nice friend, but romance material? Please not.

Iresso seems to be a much more reliable husband. I cannot imagine him doing something that would hurt his love. He's a really solid guy. But with him I get the feeling after a few years of marriage it would be something like: "Honey, you go save the galaxy, I will stay here, take care of the children and do the dishes. Oh, and we will have some apple pie when you return. Give my greetings to Chancellor Saresh, when you meet here" Nothing wrong with a husband like that, but I think one of the greatest Jedi in history, the most capable (lightside) force user of her time would need someone more "challenging" than Iresso to keep a relationship interesting.
The only kind of person I could see my Barsen'thor to fall in love with would be - oddly enough - a Sith Lord. Someone who is strong, that taunts and haunts her, but also attracts her. Could be she will turn him to the light, or him turning her to the dark ... but surely something earth shattering would need to happen before my Barsen'thor would fall in love.

This is all my personal opinion and how I view these characters, feel free to disagree and spin your own story.

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BenKatarn
01.11.2015 , 04:08 AM | #17
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Quote: Originally Posted by Kacynski View Post
Good read so far
But as a husband? I think it would work 2, 3 years with him, but then he would get bored. He would need to find someone that brushes his (considerable) ego. I don't think I could put up with this as a wife and it wwould probably end badly, with the friendship torn to pieces in the process. So Doc is a nice friend, but romance material? Please not.
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Iresso seems to be a much more reliable husband. I cannot imagine him doing something that would hurt his love. He's a really solid guy. But with him I get the feeling after a few years of marriage it would be something like: "Honey, you go save the galaxy, I will stay here, take care of the children and do the dishes. Oh, and we will have some apple pie when you return. Give my greetings to Chancellor Saresh, when you meet here" Nothing wrong with a husband like that, but I think one of the greatest Jedi in history, the most capable (lightside) force user of her time would need someone more "challenging" than Iresso to keep a relationship interesting.
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DomiSotto
01.11.2015 , 07:12 AM | #18
I am in a different boat here, because I do not look for a husband material in my digital love life. What I am looking for is a simulation of an epic adventure with an OMG! ROCK MY WORLD male character that follows a path to power all of his own and equals/rivals the PC. The closest I saw Bio deliver was Numen's Brock saga on Balmorra and Theron Shan with an Imperial character; Skavak & Hunter were also great beginnings of rival romances, but both kindda fell flat in the end. For a male, it was Cytherat on Makeb.

All and all, the only in-party charcater that fits my bill is Zenith, with the "Take the Galaxy, Balmorra is mine" line. The whole relationship between a diplomat and a local politician is awesome. Of course, Bio spoiled it some, by giving what should have been Zenith' duties to Cordain in Act 3 (and, by the look of it, on Rishi too).

I had one brief moment of liking Vector, when I thought his soundset line went "Son of a Hut!" in his awkward tone (wow, maybe he is growing... erm... mandibles), but oh, noes, it was the "Song of a Hunter begins..." and after that I was all about trying and not getting Jadus (with 'stay silent' option being the closest to flirts), then Aristocra (apparently in this game you can either be polite or get a man, and not both), and the Hunter (not getting him either).

Other than that, I think i would have preferred the same style romance as I have seen in the Trooper's story, with a very prominent re-occurring character that sometimes joins the PC, but doesn't stay in the cargo hold (or on the ship's bridge) the rest of the time in his underwear.
Deal.

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Gwaneth
01.14.2015 , 09:51 AM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by DomiSotto View Post
I disagree. The relationship with Kira is by far more special, and it has all the heroics in the very special places, and the whole JK story is very much about the male Knight and Kira, with the whole forbidden romance between the two Jedi, and Kira’s formidable, plot-important background; and Kira being there from Tython on, and in the Fortress Kira’s being all in need of a rescue, and Kira’s having funny soundset; Kira’s being brave; Kira’s being perky; Kira’s being all that and more; and Kira being the only not the First Recruited Companion that has her own personal quest, and the game for the Knight basically finishing with Kira’s Quest to save….

The female Knight?

After being outright ignored by every male she runs into, at the end of Chapter 1 (that’s weeks into playing a game), finally a shifty-looking guy says he’d take that only speeder, buy-buy, without even a token nod to chivalry. That screams the romance, right there! And, he tries to get under her skirts!!! Oh, and he is a sissy healer with a blaster! And has an ex-wife! Then after a series of quickies, he decides to marry her! Woo-hoo! But he’s Okay if she’d rather not. So very special. Totally like Kira! High adventure! The stuff of legends! Worth playing a fantasy game for! Cannot be found anywhere else! What every woman secretly dreams about!

And that’s after the male Knight can flirt from Tython on, from a shy Twi’lek to Satele and Saresh. Males get to flirt with women in position of authority, powerful, attractive and cool, be that Larchys, Satele, Zash or Saresh. But when it comes to the female toons… the entire Jedi Order cannot field one powerful and sexy male that is interested in women. And their nemesis beat them in that department... by one lousy flirt with Arkous.

The HUGE Star Wars game, 8 Class stories, 40 joinable NPCs, thousands upon thousands of NPCs and not one developper thought that there are might be female players out there that would find a dashing Jedi knight or a dangerous Sith lord alluring? Or did they pondered it, and decided that their audience is too sophisticated for such a cliched choice?! And went with a drunk cowboy, a termite at heart, and a bunch of broken soldiers instead?

And, no, the game is not about a romance specifically, and there are tons, and tons of other stuff, and all that, but I play males now.

SWTOR finally convinced me to stop playing my own gender. I just want very different romantic interests that are on offer for all 8 classes as a female toon.
OMG! I couldn't have said it better!! Female toons are so screwed romantically. Doc? Really? Who wouldn't stab that guy in the heart after one conversation? and what true Jedi would risk their reputation for something like that? My male guard had serious conversations about what happens with Kira before they went for it. My female Sentinel tosses it to the wind over Doc? Iresso is just too precious but with my Jedi being dark I'm having a hard time getting up with him.

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Burana
11.06.2015 , 05:03 AM | #20
It's a matter of taste. Doc is awfully immature on my opinion, I didn't like him and his stupid remarks "gorgeous". Played through the romance hoping that I missed something as many players loved Doc . That type of guy could have worked with my Smuggler, but bad match for my JK. Even his letter to my JK when she disappeared was stupid
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Iresso, on the other hand, is a mature romance (and many might dislike it for absence of emotional ups and downs). It's a bit tragic
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