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Please allow us to space Corso Riggs

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Please allow us to space Corso Riggs

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Suzume_Bachi
01.17.2012 , 08:29 PM | #1
Dear Bioware:

At least in your other games we could contrive to get rid of annoying and useless companions by having them killed off, so why don't you let us relieve ourselves of the intolerable burden of Corso Riggs?

I'm sure he'd be happier someplace where he belongs like with some smarmy moralizing Jedi or some slavishly devoted to the Republic trooper instead of being where he doesn't belong - with a smuggler.

It is even more of a sad travesty that femme smugglers are saddled with this insufferable putz as their sole romance line. It is particularly galling that as a scrappy, do-it-herself self-starting achiever female we get saddled with a whiny, useless bumbling loser and lost puppydog who doesn't belong. It's like a bad Heigl-Rogan rom-com movie. I find it hard to believe that there are any females out there so lacking in self-esteem that they'd like this pandering, ineptly white-knighting schmuck.

I don't want him on my bridge but he hangs out there like some SNAG-y stalker waiting for me to talk to him because he wants to romance. Ugh. I'd rather romance the wookie. At least he's worthy of my affection. I've permently friendzoned him and he still won't take the hint. Nowadays I only take him out when I'm flirting with an NPC so I can soak up the pleasure of his negative affection. Or take his weapons away and set him on a group of mobs just for the giggle-worthy pleasure of watching him die. "REALLY DYING HERE" Yes. BUT SADLY YOU KEEP COMING BACK!

I ignore him. I flirt (and maybe fark) with other men in front of his face. I send him to die and laugh as he does AND HE WON'T TAKE THE HINT and GO AWAY. I almost expect him to be writing a whiny post in r/mensrights about "friendzoning". I keep doing this in the hope that eventually he'll either get the hint and bugger off on his own accord or save me trouble by hanging himself.

I'd at least like to have the option to permanetly bunk him in the torpedo launcher or just under the engines so he can be sterilized. But most of all I'd like to space him or lock him in a bunker with the Rahkghouls. In that last scenario we'd have to "put him down for the good of everyone". Sad little puppydog. But we won't be shedding a tear like in Old Yeller. For sure.

I don't care about his story. I don't want him haunting my bridge. I want him gone. You don't even have to replace him with a less insulting more acceptable male romantic interest if you don't want to.

Just please, let us kill off Corso "Teats on a Bull" Riggs or be rid of him and his derpoon somehow.

Ceterum autem censeo, Corso esse delendam!

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Trenchfeeder
01.17.2012 , 08:44 PM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by Suzume_Bachi View Post
Dear Bioware:

Nowadays I only take him out when I'm flirting with an NPC so I can soak up the pleasure of his negative affection.
At least he gives some pleasure. I treat him like garbage, when he told me his first sad story I was just begging for my smuggler to say what my agent does "Are you going to cry"

The second I got him as my companion my words were "OMG they gave me this idiot, seriously?"

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Suzume_Bachi
01.17.2012 , 08:54 PM | #3
Yeah, very close to my words too. He clearly doesn't belong with a smuggler. He's a fish out of water in that world.

I think my first falling out with him was when he *****ed and moaned about me
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even though she totally both EARNED it and DESERVED it. There was no way you can let her live and "He charmed the pants off of me" is NOT an excuse, girlfriend. She
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and she somehow expects a good ride to be her get-out-of-being-shot-in-the-face card?

And yet Corso "Derpoon" Riggs decides to cry about it "You HIT A GIRL". Yeah, equal rights sugar.

HATE Corso. WITH. A. PASSION.
It's even worse that he's the "romance".
He keeps saying "I'd like a word with you", but I'm afraid he's going to ask me about licking a frozen pole or something.

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DarkDiva
01.17.2012 , 09:20 PM | #4
You've pretty much nailed on the head my reaction to Corso as well. I don't hate him though, I find him too pathetic to hate and generally just a weak character. I honestly wonder what they were thinking when they wrote him. He's a chauvinist and sounds like a dumb-you know what whenever he makes one of those sexist "must pertect tha wimmin-folk" comments. I loved the comment the smuggler gets to make after that spoiler you mentioned where you can respond "what if a woman's shooting at you?" Yes, Corso, I do think you're a dumb hick. I don't get the Corso love myself that you find from some in the smuggler community. To each their own I guess, but I would definitely second your motion for a "lock Corso in the airlock and depressurize it" conversation option.

And don't blame Corso's derpness on Alistair. Even unable to make a decision as Alistair was I loved his character. I can't count how many times he cracked me up.
"Well, look at this! Appears we got here just in the nick of time. Whaddya suppose that makes us?"
"Big damn heroes, sir."

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KryloKillian
01.17.2012 , 09:24 PM | #5
I don't like Corso either, but that's a lot of rage for a guy you can completely ignore and force to do menial tasks all the time.

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DarkDiva
01.17.2012 , 09:29 PM | #6
Well too be honest poor Bowdaar is pretty squishy for a tank. As ranged tank - minus the harpoon which he loves so much he always turns it back on; I find him a lot more useful. When I'm doing heroics with the spouse he just works better as a tank. I haven't had much chance to use Risha yet since I just got her but I've heard when she's geared up she's quite the DPS beast, so she may become my new questing NPC buddy.
"Well, look at this! Appears we got here just in the nick of time. Whaddya suppose that makes us?"
"Big damn heroes, sir."

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CharagonIGN
01.17.2012 , 11:18 PM | #7
Honestly... if given the option to launch Corso out of the airlock mid-flight to Nar Shaddar... I can't say I wouldn't do it.

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Saviorofcamelot
01.18.2012 , 12:51 AM | #8
I started to get mad at Corso after he got mad at me for killing a unarmed woman.

I killed another one later (I am Dark Side) and when he complained I wanted to go back to my ship, take off and then eject him into space while the ship was in hyperdrive.

Obviously I couldn't do that so I just stopped using him the moment I got Bowdaar.

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Kamikazi - 40+ Scoundrel Healer - The Courageous
Kamikazi - 50 Sage Healer- Jedi Covenant

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Saviorofcamelot
01.18.2012 , 12:55 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by DarkDiva View Post
Well too be honest poor Bowdaar is pretty squishy for a tank. As ranged tank - minus the harpoon which he loves so much he always turns it back on; I find him a lot more useful. When I'm doing heroics with the spouse he just works better as a tank. I haven't had much chance to use Risha yet since I just got her but I've heard when she's geared up she's quite the DPS beast, so she may become my new questing NPC buddy.
Bowdaar isn't squishy at all.

He has a AoE taunt that will make multiple enemies attack him at once and Corso doesn't. If you turn off the AoE taunt you'll see that Bowdaar survives longer.

Put him in decent gear and he is awesome. If you're a healer and you put him in Tanking/DPS gear he is REALLY awesome.
Kamikazi - 40+ Scoundrel Healer - The Courageous
Kamikazi - 50 Sage Healer- Jedi Covenant

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Trinadius
01.18.2012 , 08:20 AM | #10
I am so tired of you guys and your inability to see the whole picture. Though he is a man his constant crying and simple ways have slowly que'd my genetic dispensation to over power and take what i want! Im so sorry you chicks are stuck with my special fancy boy but there are those of us that need a man that looks good in armor and a cocktail dress. Corso is my one shot at a three some, one day he will join me in flirt mode and the three of us will take that slow walk into my dreams and be forever bonded. LEAVE HIM BE!