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Once you marry your companion that's it?

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Once you marry your companion that's it?

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SilentKitty
01.24.2012 , 04:37 PM | #61
Quote: Originally Posted by originaltodzilla View Post
Looks like a lot of us are on the same page when it comes to the "simple things" in regular interaction. SilentKitty's metion of a "hug" is cool, I like that idea! Mostly because it's just something "different". Another idea I had is the "emote" function. For instance if I click "rally" in a group of players/NPCs they all jump, clap and cheer. I think it would be cool if I targeted my companion (and if married) I could do a /hug or /kiss and it would do it.

I also agree with Applesauce on changing or adding to the "canned" responses", when just clicking on the companion. "YES SIR!" Just doesn't seem like the appropriate response for my wife LOL! I think these are small things taht could be implemented. Someone also mentioned to just change the scenery. For me, my entire "Romance" took place in a med bay. A MED BAY?! How drepressing!

As for future content, I think mini-games/stories that are REPEATABLE like flashpoints would be cool. I'm not looking for XP or credits. Outside of being married and romance in general, to do repeatable social stories with otehr companions would be cool too, for example:
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I'd never thought I'd be a guy on here arguing for more "romance" content LOL!!, but after hours of killing and killing and killing, it's totally a different change. I'm just glad I'm not the only "weirdo" that wanted more "romance"!! It's nice to know others want this content..
Glad to see that I am not the only one who would be happy to see just a little extra something with your LI after you are done with the main story =) A weekly or daily hug would be so great. I would be so happy to just go back to the ship after finishing a few dailies with Corso and get a smooch. Pretty sure that my buddy who romanced Elara with his trooper would be happy for it as well, he's pretty much done with the entire romance-arc so not much left of the Elara-time for him.

Daily hug/kiss or just something along that line could be your reward for reaching the end of your romance-arc and story, perhaps gated to lvl 50. Much more fun than a mute LI. It would make me go back to the ship for extra LI-time and make the relationship feel more alive.

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Fujah
01.24.2012 , 04:47 PM | #62
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You are weird. You aren't controlling the character; you are selecting pre-written options within the existing story.

Not only that, but dude. Open your mind a little. Is an author weird when he writes about how his female character is enjoying sex?
I guess I just like to kill stuff in an MMO and have it end there. My character is a Sith, evil as they come. It just doesn't seem logical to flirt with a Jedi who is now my companion. "Sorry honey, I'm going to kill these republic dudes who were once your friends", lol.

I went to a social/story forum so I know I'm not the norm here.

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lowflyingmeat
01.24.2012 , 04:50 PM | #63
What do you think marriage in RL means haha . Nah but seriously, just wait for more content, until then enjoy the "married" virtual life.

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originaltodzilla
01.24.2012 , 06:08 PM | #64
Quote: Originally Posted by Fujah View Post
Never understood why someone had to get romantically involved with a fantasy character? Seems kind of creepy to me..
Quote: Originally Posted by Valsdad View Post
You are weird. You aren't controlling the character; you are selecting pre-written options within the existing story.

Not only that, but dude. Open your mind a little. Is an author weird when he writes about how his female character is enjoying sex?
I definitely wanted to throw my 2 cents in on this: I think games in general get a bad rap. If a girl cries at a movie, or if a good novel stirs emotion it's totally ok, but soon as it's a "game". People think its "odd". With games becoming movie-like quality and the stories start to have the depth of massive novels, PLUS the addition to partially control the unfolding story. Its crazy that more people aren't playing!

I was like a lot of other people, I just wanted to play a character and mostly destroy things (Im a commando, so a LOT of things). I'm a very light RPG-er so I took on the attitude of what I think a commando would be. But the real kicker was that as I was spending way too much time playing SWTOR, as I went through the story (remember I'm a huge SW fan) I started getting more and more into my characters and companions. I was amazed that they actually effected me on some level, like a good book or movie.

People are entitled to play however they want. Some people mash the spacebar through the stories. Some log on only to PVP, some like to solo, etc.

I don't think there is only one way to play. My only issue is this small community of Story and Lore fans (especially the romance fans) "might" get overlooked for future content. But I have a plan brewing to try and make sure that doesn't happen!

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elexier
01.24.2012 , 06:15 PM | #65
I totally agree with 99% of whats been said here so far, (Only got upto page 6) A few thing's I would like to see.


The companion your married to taking your legacy name as his/her last name. (This should be Obvious)

The random quotes changing as you go up in affection and once you get married. (maybe every 3k affection or so), Heck not evan all of them need to change, I like the one where doc says he enjoys being shot at :P.

Companions responding to /dance /kiss /flirt ect would be good. (Heck fixing the /flirts ect would be good they don't work)

A daily or weekly mission with each companion, (Or heck each week a random companion gets kidnapped or goes missing and you and the remaining companions go to find them)

Heck why not just pinch idea's from the SIMS 3 ground works done, just a few VO recordings and a bit of animation.

And of course same gender romance/marriage.

OOH how about if you are romancing one, and try romancing another with the first around they get jealous. (yes like in the sims but make sure the damage is REPAIRABLE)

This sort of stuff makes a nice change from go here kill this for me for whatever reason, Doing somthing for your companion just feels different than when doing it for "Another" Commander.

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originaltodzilla
01.24.2012 , 06:17 PM | #66
Quote: Originally Posted by Fujah View Post
I guess I just like to kill stuff in an MMO and have it end there. My character is a Sith, evil as they come. It just doesn't seem logical to flirt with a Jedi who is now my companion. "Sorry honey, I'm going to kill these republic dudes who were once your friends", lol.
But that's the cool part: you can play it like how it seems like it should be (per SW lore), or you can create your own story. This one is hard though, because if you truly introduced children, I think just legally you couldn't be extremely mean with them. Like beat them into becoming a Sith!! LOL! But then in GTA you can kill an old lady with a crowbar, so maybe

Quote: Originally Posted by Fujah View Post
I went to a social/story forum so I know I'm not the norm here.
That's whats cool about a SWTOR MMO, each area has their fans. I went to my class forum the other day looking for spec suggestions and it was 90% PVP! I rarely PVP. I craft too, but the crafting forum is really hardcore.

Everyone likes different things. I just hope Bioware can keep everyone happy!

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Ancaglon
01.25.2012 , 08:22 AM | #67
I think (I hope!) that, just as with Chapter 3 leading to "Interlude", that what we've seen is the just the marriage proposal part, and that later content patches will allow us to build on this -- getting "married" in a sickbay is well, depressingly bad.

I certainly also agree on getting better dialogue responses in combat and when you click on them than the generic ones from when they were at 0 affection...

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Dalwhinnie
01.26.2012 , 06:38 AM | #68
All my companions are at 10,000. The one I'm married too sent me 3 love letters then stopped. I'm done upgrading every companion with full set of item modifications from the dailys. Can't wait for Hk-51 so I have something to do. More content please!
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gaskull
01.26.2012 , 07:38 AM | #69
There's so much potential..dunno what possible to implement in the game..for example since my Sith is female..she would be the one who got pregnant I suppose..if that would be a plausible scenario even..[working on Andronikos really!] Im really curious on BW-devs view's on this?..More love to companions & story is greatly appreciated by me anyway

Might be a rare for a sith to marry, especially marrying a pirate/ ex-republican ^^ but heck I sure enjoy the dialogue we're having.
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Ancaglon
01.26.2012 , 08:51 AM | #70
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There's so much potential..dunno what possible to implement in the game..for example since my Sith is female..she would be the one who got pregnant I suppose..
Well, certainly for a Sith, I imagine a Surrogate mother is quite viable -- some rich women do it in real life these days. Or, if Cloning technology exists in the SWTOR era (When exactly did the Kaminoans develop their stuff?), you could probably also have full in vitro gestation...