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Light Side Sith Inquisitor?

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Light Side Sith Inquisitor?
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EldonNyriss
03.17.2013 , 12:07 PM | #31
All my chars are Light, so my Sorc is too. I gotta say, Light Side is quite funny, because no NPC ever expects a mercifull Sith. I feel it fits the 'Sith Siplomat/ Pacifist' profile very well.

Best answer I have ever given though has gotta be when I called Thana Vesh an amateur, loved that option .
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NomadWanderer
04.17.2013 , 06:37 AM | #32
I play a Light Sided Zabrak Sith Sorceress.

I play her with these thoughts in mind:

She was a slave that has been given freedom and power and been allowed to run as far as she could with both.

She has that power trip thing going on; when she clicks her fingers she expects people to jump. That's a natural reaction of someone that was a slave being given power (in my mind anyway) and also others react in that way naturally to a dark lord of the sith.

However, she also recognises that there are times to kill and completely unleash her fury and other times when restraint and compassion are required. People respond far better to you when you have just spared their lives.

She's also married the love of her life and recognises that love is an emotion far more powerful than anger.

So for the most part everything she has done has been light sided, but she has her moments when the dark side rises and affects her decisions.

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jovianus
04.18.2013 , 02:12 AM | #33
I'm kind of curious about these people playing LS Inquisitors saying they do it because they don't care about the Empire.

Does the Inquisitor storyline change dramatically after Chapter 1 (I haven't gotten that far yet)

Because from what I've seen, while there are variations, 'Light Side' choices tend to be those taking the long view of benefiting (and reforming the Empire), while it's the DS choices that are much more 'Screw the Empire, I'm doing this because it benefits/amuses me."

I play mostly Imperial toons, and I play them typically as 'Imperial Loyalists', and the end result is usually that they end up neutral/slighlty LS.

The Juggernaut I'm currently working on for example, is lvl 38 and currently at +200 alignment, with something like 3700 Dark Side points and 3900 Light Side.

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disgruntledsith
04.19.2013 , 10:07 AM | #34
This thread convinced me make an Assassin alt and go lightside.

Heck, I even leaned mostly towards lightside by the end of my Sorcerer's trek to level 50. Most of the choices just made more sense at that point, since I began to feel like I cared about the Imperials under my command.
Today you will learn who truly holds the power in this Empire. Not Darth Malgus, not the Dark Council, but me.

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TheNahash
04.19.2013 , 05:09 PM | #35
Quote: Originally Posted by jovianus View Post
I'm kind of curious about these people playing LS Inquisitors saying they do it because they don't care about the Empire.

Does the Inquisitor storyline change dramatically after Chapter 1 (I haven't gotten that far yet)

Because from what I've seen, while there are variations, 'Light Side' choices tend to be those taking the long view of benefiting (and reforming the Empire), while it's the DS choices that are much more 'Screw the Empire, I'm doing this because it benefits/amuses me."
Exactly this.
Generally speaking, Dark Side choices are "kill/torture" choices. They do not necessarily serve a higher purpose other than to quench your Inquisitor's thirst for blood.

Light Side choices, on the other hand, while one wouldn't describe them as "Jedi" Light choices in any way, are surprisingly fitting for a class whose main attribute is Willpower and not Strength (if that makes sense ).

Obviously, Inquisitors are not "good guys" - after all they are inspired by SW's ultimate villain, Sidious.
Sidious pulled the strings, manipulated galactic politics and had the Galactic Senate elect him Supreme Chancellor. He used Vader, Maul, Dooku and essentially the whole Republic to facilitate his rise to power. If that doesn't show great intellect and cunning, I don't know what does.

At least to me, it makes more sense that Inquisitors (and mainly Sorcerers) can control themselves much better than Warriors when deciding how to deal with a situation. For me, Sorcerers follow the archetype of the term and of the character they are inspired from in this particular game- wise and cunning individuals who'd rather lurk in the shadows and play others like puppets to unwillingly serve their purposes than engage in combat, because they know that's what they do best.

They are master manipulators and as such they should always be able to control their feelings and think beyond the instant gratification of killing, especially when such actions might have consequences in their rise within the Empire's ranks. On the other hand, what I don't understand are LS Warriors. They seem like such killing machines, that it almost makes no sense that they would ever choose not to kill or think about the consequences of what they're about to do.

And I blame Bioware for that - making us have to kite people to survive has changed my "unlimited powaaah" opinion of the class.

PS: And to answer your question, let's just say that the finale of chapter one and the following chapters don't really make you feel all warm and fuzzy about the Empire.

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Pietrastor
04.22.2013 , 09:11 AM | #36
Quote: Originally Posted by jovianus View Post
I'm kind of curious about these people playing LS Inquisitors saying they do it because they don't care about the Empire.

Does the Inquisitor storyline change dramatically after Chapter 1 (I haven't gotten that far yet)

Because from what I've seen, while there are variations, 'Light Side' choices tend to be those taking the long view of benefiting (and reforming the Empire), while it's the DS choices that are much more 'Screw the Empire, I'm doing this because it benefits/amuses me." .
It comes form the fact that Light Side Inquisitors have multiple opportunities to state that they're not fans of Empire's methods, system and/or wanna change the Empire. Light Side Inquisitors value life and may take options that go against the goal of "Empire's total win and crushing the Republic", like saving people who oppose the Empire or may be a threat to the Empire in future, just because they simply value life.

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CraftyCaprid
04.22.2013 , 09:58 AM | #37
I've made it to level 38 with ~200 points under the last tier of light side (so 4500ish lightside points?). I choose plenty of dark side options but more than make up for it with the diplomacy crew skill. It cost about 50 credits for a light side point. /shrug

EDIT: Now that I'm at home and can boot the game. Just finished a quest that bumped me just over rank 4 light side. Level 38, 8033 light and 1225 dark. The diplomacy skill makes alignment inconsequential. I can play how I want and choose the best conversation option with no regard to dark or light side and still not miss out of alignment rewards.

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Ramalina
04.29.2013 , 12:35 PM | #38
I make a lot of light side choices on my Inquisitor, but I wouldn't really describe her as light side. What drives her is a really profoundly deep hate of the Sith and the Empire. That seems to dictate mostly light side choices, as they tend to be the ones that weaken the Empire.

Of course I suppose the inquisitor experience is different for human and sith inquisitors, I'm not sure how light side my inquisitor would be if she weren't an alien.

This isn't entirely representative of the questing experience in general though, because if the intro to the quest seems like the quest will help the Empire I usually decline to take it. It's likely to become a pain later in leveling so I'm not sure how long I'll keep doing that, but at low levels it's making for a really great storyline experience.

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Jaigen
05.02.2013 , 02:50 PM | #39
Quote: Originally Posted by Ramalina View Post
I make a lot of light side choices on my Inquisitor, but I wouldn't really describe her as light side. What drives her is a really profoundly deep hate of the Sith and the Empire. That seems to dictate mostly light side choices, as they tend to be the ones that weaken the Empire.

Of course I suppose the inquisitor experience is different for human and sith inquisitors, I'm not sure how light side my inquisitor would be if she weren't an alien.

This isn't entirely representative of the questing experience in general though, because if the intro to the quest seems like the quest will help the Empire I usually decline to take it. It's likely to become a pain later in leveling so I'm not sure how long I'll keep doing that, but at low levels it's making for a really great storyline experience.

I have no idea what story your playing because in general LS choices (bot planet and sith inquistor story) benefit the empire. Your called
Spoiler
. Some LS actions do not sit well with some sith but i say screw them

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darknessnova
05.04.2013 , 05:09 PM | #40
Went LS agent and BH and now going DS warrior.

I also found that most of the LS options (at least on IMP side) just seemed more logical and better for all parties and then I'd just lie or pretend to have done the evil deed.. I'm also finding myself being MOSTLY DS, except when it comes to my crew,. So I'm like ARRGH EVERYONE NEEDS TO DIE!!!! oh, but not you Vette, you're looking lovely today.

Rep side I haven't gotten past 20, but so far... dayam... DS just seems more fun... LS isn't just following the code... its just plain unrealistic. to me, though I never was a boy scout