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Imperial Agents going Light Side?

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Imperial Agents going Light Side?

ChickenFudge's Avatar

01.25.2012 , 10:10 PM | #31
Quote: Originally Posted by Philophobic View Post
I went dark side, and let me tell you, if a Sith Warrior is evil, an IA can be bloody rotten!
I had moments where I was shocked I even had the options to do some really twisted stuff. And I enjoyed every one of them.
Same here. Like assaulting/shooting unarmed female NPCs. I thoroughly despised my sniper, and loved it.

VladeMarkov's Avatar

01.25.2012 , 11:04 PM | #32
Lightside all the way... and pretty sure I will be light on about any alt I create, no matter class. Not sure why but I have the hardest time going "dark" in just about any video game that has a moral meter.

I have literally multiple starts on KoToR where I tried to do a dark character... and I never finish them. Even my Mass Effect Characters the ones I try to do renegade on (which admittedly is not evil per se) I have a hard time finishing. I have restarted some games if I accidentally blew up an innocent person with an errant fireball.

Usually in the flash points I will get a "really?" or something like that when i invariably am the only one picking lightside choices. Or if I am with my group of friends playing a long it is usually "You would do that..." What can I say I am a dirty hippy lightsider.

I think I started RP'ing my agent in my own mind kind of like the The Operative in Serenity. You know the guy that believes in the system and wants to do whatever it takes to make the system work and be the dominant idea, even though fully knowing that once those core values are in place he would not have a place in the because of what he did to get them to succeed. He is prepared to make that sacrifice of himself to better everyone. But I realize that could lead to more darkside choices than light as well... so i just came up with a mix of trying to fix the system from the inside in the little ways he can and figure by letting some of these people live I can use them as tools later on (which kind of feels like a darkside thought.... *checks titles*.... still pure... good).

so in conclusion tl;dr: I am a dirty hippy lightsider for life.

Darkside might have cookies... but we have granola.... and women that don't shave their armpits..... so yeah... totally got that going for us.
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JacobSeigel's Avatar

01.25.2012 , 11:13 PM | #33
my IA holds every sith in high regard, and will fulfill their wishes without question. he is respectful to his superiors and a leader through fear to his underlings. Every decision that gives the empire an advantage is taken without question. I do wish i was working for a certain Galactic Empire and not just the sith one tho!

Hamchuck's Avatar

01.25.2012 , 11:26 PM | #34
Quote: Originally Posted by JacobSeigel View Post
my IA holds every sith in high regard, and will fulfill their wishes without question. he is respectful to his superiors and a leader through fear to his underlings. Every decision that gives the empire an advantage is taken without question. I do wish i was working for a certain Galactic Empire and not just the sith one tho!
Kaliyo must hate you. >.<

Darth_Victus's Avatar

01.25.2012 , 11:28 PM | #35
I am taking my operative light side.

While he doesn't roll over for the sith, he does do what ever is the best outcome for the Empire; which is mostly light side choices. Naturally, Kaliyo hates this.

Taidean's Avatar

01.25.2012 , 11:53 PM | #36
Being sniper, I usually use moral choices on this toon. If I have to fight the person and waste my time since they don't want to cooperate,, ooooh., that npc is definitely dead no, if ,and or buts.

CatoFel's Avatar

01.26.2012 , 02:45 AM | #37
Quote: Originally Posted by Vanifae View Post
I am mostly light, with a smattering of Dark. My Sniper's philosophy is to support the Empire and the greater good and to hell with the Sith. He will dirty his hands when needed and tends to spare those he feels are worth sparing. Criminals and unrepentant terrorists tend to get a bullet in the head.
That sums up my experience and how I thought a light-side IA (with a brain) ought to act, too. This is my first experience with a role-playing computer game, so I'm wondering: Is it typical for the moral scheme to be so ridiculously simple-minded at times? Like some of you, I'm left scratching my head when choices that place basic foresight, prudence, and the lives of comrades and "countrymen" over those of murderous enemies are labelled "Dark Side." Even if you don't conflate "Light" and "good" it doesn't really make sense.
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Mikkeos's Avatar

01.26.2012 , 02:53 AM | #38
Light vs. dark is not a morality issue.

Light = no emotion, rational
Dark = full of emotion

If Jedi followed their mantra not to be emotional at all, they'd be long extinct - or clones.
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KingsGambit's Avatar

01.26.2012 , 05:25 AM | #39
My light-side IA is a great character. From the start, I played him as a good, loyal agent. I always took every flirt option available to him. As such, he has done the nasty with about 6-8 women, married twice, kissed a few more. Apart from one choice at the end of Nar Shadaa (which made no sense. Light and dark options were the wrong way around), the LS story was fluid and fun. I particularly enjoy winning rolls against dark side friends. It's like a proper RPG, where one player who wins the roll can change the course of an adventure, brilliant that BW captured that.

Sadly, as a healer Op, Kaliyo makes a great companion, but she doesn't like good guys so I traded her for Temple (DPS, not tank) once available, who is the LS male agent love-interest and my agent's second wife. Temple (her character) is a little annoying in most ways but story-wise she is works well. For the sake of coolness, role playing and something to do at 50, I've decided to dress Lokin and Temple in entirely Imperial uniforms (Master Medic) and for Vector, I bought the Coll. Ed. vendor "Imperial Trooper" armour set. I love the idea of having a crew "in uniform" as it were.

I'm looking forward to losing the dark/light side shackles, in a Mass Effect type way. I hated having to choose some LS options just because that was only lightside choice. My future characters I won't be bothered by alignment and will go with the flow. Apart from a title, restricted relics and "exclusive" mounts, what is really missed out on? It's an MMO, everyone has access to everything everyone else does.

IronSalamander's Avatar

01.26.2012 , 06:51 AM | #40
Act II did see me make a couple of dark choices but they paled in comparison to my light options. I won't go into spoiling detail, but a certain someone in Act III is also going to give me some darkside points once I exact my revenge.

My Sniper Kylania started very idealistic and although that was heavily shaken in act II, she still wants to make the empire a better place.