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Is it possible to pry Corso off of your face?

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Is it possible to pry Corso off of your face?

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bright_ephemera
04.25.2012 , 11:25 AM | #1
Player since launch, just recently come to the forums. And, having played through some romances and some non-, I just have to know.

Is there a way to turn Corso's romance off? Really off. Like "No means no" off. Like the Dragon Age: Origins companions used to handle it, where they would respect your wishes.

This was how Corso worked for me, and I've been hoping it was some unintended glitch:
Quote:
La, la, flirting, la la, "hey I'd like to seek your hand."
Me: "What? No. Not after long-term attachments, and to be quite honest,
Spoiler

Corso: "Whatevs, long time ago, you're cooler anyway. So, I thought you were giving me signals earlier. Still on?"
Me: "Changed my mind," which came out in some vicious phrase like "The puppy love thing is getting old. Bye."
Corso: "MY LOVE FOR YOU WILL GIVE MEANING TO MY LIFE."
Me: "What the f-"
End of conversation.

Weird, but what matters is that I turned him down, right? I like his company, but I don't want a marriage track. Better to scuttle the romance now.

Balmorra, gettin' ready to sleep with some nice Twi'lek contact:
Quote:
Corso: "This is just too much. I'm putting my foot down."
Me: What the hell? "Back off."
Corso: "No! You're walking all over me here! Blah blah complain complain I'm a hysterical victim!"
Me: Yeah, have fun with that. C'mon, Numen, let's go.
Unpleasant, especially since I told him to leave me alone, but he's written to get like that when I'm flirting, so whatever. I just won't take him out again.

Darmas calls.
Quote:
Darmas: *opens his mouth*
Corso: "I'm gonna be as petty and snotty as possible."
...Okay, so leaving Corso on the ship can't fix everything.

Fast forward a few levels. A conversation pops up. Turns out to be a cool personal quest, Tatooine excursion, everything's civil, even friendly. Like I wanted it to be. I'm probably in the clear! Feed some more gifts, get another conversation.
Quote:
Corso: "Here's some booze. Want to have sex?"
Me: "Maybe some other time."
Maybe some other time. MAYBE SOME OTHER TIME. I said no, and then stop, and then you're not the boss of me, and then he point-blank propositions me and the strongest (read: only) rejection at my disposal is..."Maybe some other time."

The appropriate response was "Try to touch me again and I will flush your parts out the airlock."

No legacy bonus in the galaxy is worth raising any further approval with Corso Riggs. Why did the writers do this? Was there an intended effect beyond the making player feel helpless and nauseated? Did anybody else trigger these conversations in something like this order? Did anybody successfully shut the creep up for good?
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Keta
04.25.2012 , 11:27 AM | #2
Not exactly on topic but I also have a female smuggler toon and would pay real money for the ability to eject corso out the space lock while in hyper space flight.

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ikinai
04.25.2012 , 12:30 PM | #3
I tease him unmercifully. I take him out anytime I am going to flirt with someone, just to see his reaction. It's a hate/hate relationship really. I give him gifts to get his confidence up, then shoot him down, rejecting his proposition then force him to watch me flirt and sleep with other men. It's all good.
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trfriers
04.25.2012 , 12:59 PM | #4
I'll take any unwanted Corsos
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bright_ephemera
04.25.2012 , 01:05 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by trfriers View Post
I'll take any unwanted Corsos
I'd love to hand him over, but that would mean getting what I want with regard to a companion, and the Smuggler, in my experience, never gets that.
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04.25.2012 , 03:23 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by ikinai View Post
I tease him unmercifully. I take him out anytime I am going to flirt with someone, just to see his reaction. It's a hate/hate relationship really. I give him gifts to get his confidence up, then shoot him down, rejecting his proposition then force him to watch me flirt and sleep with other men. It's all good.
I didn't know my ex played this game too.

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Sotaudi
04.25.2012 , 03:25 PM | #7
I only play male characters, so I have not encountered this with Corso. On the other hand, neither am I interested in following any romance arcs on any characters, so I cannot advise you on how to deal with Corso specifically or how to deal with a character once they have reached the romance phase of the conversations. However, I can tell you this. Because I have no interest in any of the romance arcs, I have avoided this problem with all my companions so far by making sure I never choose the [Flirt] options and choosing the "I am not interested" dialog choice the first time it comes up. This, of course, differs for each companion, and the text for the choice always seems kind of harsh, but, in my opinion, if you choose this option the first time the subject comes up, it seems to set a flag that you are not interested, and you don't seem to get stuck with this problem.

For instance on my Shadow, Nadia made some comment about getting close, and the dialog option I chose was something like "This is not appropriate for a Master and Padawan." Her response was something like, "Oh, oh, of course. yada yada yada." Since then, I have not had one further incident of having to choose my answers carefully nor have I had to deal with her pursuing a romance arc.

Similarly, on my Commando, Dorne made some comment that looked like it could lead to some romance options, and I chose the option that seemed to say "I am not interested," and I have not been bothered with romance dialogs since. My Scoundrel is only level 35, but Risha recently made a comment that seemed to suggest a romance direction, and I forget the option text, but the dialog it triggered went something like, (Me: ) "You aren't coming on to me or something, are you?" and she replied something like, "No, of course not. What are you thinking? yada yada yada." I don't expect to see any more romance oriented dialogs from now on.

My only concern is Akaavi. She is scary, so I expect the dialog to go something like, (Me: ) "I am not really interested." (Akaavi: ) "That really doesn't matter, if you want to live." /shudder

How you get out of it once you have gone down that path, I cannot tell you. However, if you avoid any [Flirt] dialog options, don't give them courting gifts, and take the "I am not interested" option, however harshly it is worded in the text, the first time it comes up, it seems to shut down any romance directions in the dialogs from then on, and you don't have to start getting TROs (Temporary Restraining Orders) on your companions.
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Crezelle
04.25.2012 , 03:35 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by trfriers View Post
I'll take any unwanted Corsos
got any vectors to trade?
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bright_ephemera
04.25.2012 , 05:21 PM | #9
There are characters I've distrusted and hated and been shocked and annoyed by. That's just how it is in fictional worlds. But usually I can talk back, or punch him in the face, or give him a good long (if not long enough) Force choking, or give her one zinger of an insult, or just leave the planet, or something. With Corso it's like this boor is all over me and I physically can't open my mouth to say "NO." Or if I do, the game renders it as "Please, friend, if it's all right by you, maybe we could perhaps put this off for a few minutes if you don't mind, but it's totally your call." UGH.

I can understand leaving a romance reactivation option open in a long-form game like a MMORPG, but the romance reactivation should be a [Flirt] you can direct at him, not a proposition he squirts at you the instant you brush past him in the hallway.
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Crezelle
04.25.2012 , 05:52 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by bright_ephemera View Post
There are characters I've distrusted and hated and been shocked and annoyed by. That's just how it is in fictional worlds. But usually I can talk back, or punch him in the face, or give him a good long (if not long enough) Force choking, or give her one zinger of an insult, or just leave the planet, or something. With Corso it's like this boor is all over me and I physically can't open my mouth to say "NO." Or if I do, the game renders it as "Please, friend, if it's all right by you, maybe we could perhaps put this off for a few minutes if you don't mind, but it's totally your call." UGH.

I can understand leaving a romance reactivation option open in a long-form game like a MMORPG, but the romance reactivation should be a [Flirt] you can direct at him, not a proposition he squirts at you the instant you brush past him in the hallway.
i have a feeling that if he gets too possesive of my smuggler, i'll introduce him to her agent and joiner parents >:3
" ya know, mom has been really good at making annoying ex bf's dissapear for me...."
hes been eating a LOT of -1s on my smuggler, cause shes merely stranded in pub space, trying to survive, and could care less about pub polotics.
Crezelle De'Chimera, of the Shadowlands
" Secret Agent Blue Booty, at your service. You Lead the way; I bring the kolto. "