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How can I keep my friends from ruining the story for my character?

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How can I keep my friends from ruining the story for my character?

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Pwny_Express
12.14.2011 , 10:34 AM | #1
I have a group of friends that I normally game with, but I have a very specific vision for my character and in grouping up last night and running through the beginning quests I noticed that their views and mine are not even close. And it is royally screwing up the cinematic adventure I'm trying to have with own character. At one point they made a decision that ended up cutting me off from a future quest line. And I had no way to go back and repeat the encounter to choose my own ending for it.

I really don't want to solo through the game, but I also don't want other people to be able to make decisions that affect my character.

So, is there a way to each get an individual cinematic during flashpoint encounters, or to opt out of the group cinematic and do you own? Is there a way to do your class area quests with friends but not have them screw up your choices?
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ElektronJohn
12.14.2011 , 10:38 AM | #2
If you insist on grouping with your friends, your ONLY option would be to ask them to not vote during the dialog choices. You could start the dialog without them. You could also just quest with them until you reach an NPC, leave the group, engage in dialog, and then rejoin the group.
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kyamazuki
12.14.2011 , 10:40 AM | #3
I can kind've see a work around where you just start the quest without them. However that would me you'll miss social points, and potentially be put on a different quest depending on circumstance. For the flashpoint you're pretty much screwed, however they're repeatable at least.

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iain_b
12.14.2011 , 10:42 AM | #4
No, you are stuck with seeing the choices that your friends are making in the cinematics.

What you are suggesting defeats the purpose of the interactive group questing.

But, you are not being punished if they choose a different light/dark side than you. If you choose a light option, and they choose a dark one, you still get your light side points.
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Dr_Oz
12.14.2011 , 10:44 AM | #5
Its just like in lie, if your friends are their they could possibly change the situation. The best you can do is ask them not to contribute and hope for the best. It is what happens when everyone has free will in a story line. Sorry to hear that it happened to you btw.

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GamewizX
12.14.2011 , 10:46 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Pwny_Express View Post
I have a group of friends that I normally game with, but I have a very specific vision for my character and in grouping up last night and running through the beginning quests I noticed that their views and mine are not even close. And it is royally screwing up the cinematic adventure I'm trying to have with own character. At one point they made a decision that ended up cutting me off from a future quest line. And I had no way to go back and repeat the encounter to choose my own ending for it.

I really don't want to solo through the game, but I also don't want other people to be able to make decisions that affect my character.

So, is there a way to each get an individual cinematic during flashpoint encounters, or to opt out of the group cinematic and do you own? Is there a way to do your class area quests with friends but not have them screw up your choices?
Any class quests you have your friends CANNOT take part in, they can only watch. So any dialog they were a part of were world quests, not class quests.

You are asking for your cake and trying to eat it too. You can't have full control over every decision and have your friends follow you around like monkeys. If you want to play with them, they will take part in the dialog for the world stories.
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Methosan
12.14.2011 , 10:46 AM | #7
what quest was cut off by their choice?

I don't recall having party choices affect future quest ines for any of my toons during beta.

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12.14.2011 , 10:47 AM | #8
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thefadednight
12.14.2011 , 10:50 AM | #9
Isn't the whole point of playing with friends actually PLAYING with them?

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Dasffion
12.14.2011 , 10:52 AM | #10
I don't see how this is ruining the story. You're just seeing a different side of the story. Having other options will add for replay value.

Having different cinematics and your own conversation wheel won't work, especially in flashpoints when your choice will change the direction of the FP.