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After Crisis of Umbara...?

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After Crisis of Umbara...?

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Dracofish
09.08.2017 , 10:24 AM | #21
Quote: Originally Posted by TyonYlle View Post
Oh, awesome, I'l definitely check out those books!

I guess I'm different then, because I too romanced Theron. I at least hope we have the option to kill him. If it builds her character development (if only in my headcanon) then I don't care what Bio do, they could do the most dastardly thing ahah. But after his betrayal it kinda broke her, and now she's in such a deep black hole that she can't climb out. She officially isn't going to be trusting anyone ever again. Well except for maybe Kitaddik, (Bowdaar that I renamed for useage in-game rp lol) She would probably shoot Theron just because she's hurting too much, and not exactly know what she had done.
My main character is a very pragmatic Darth Nox. She's definitely Sith, and she sits around Dark 1 - 2, but for the most part Theron has always approved of her actions. She didn't want the throne because she believes in a ruling Council, and has seen that time and again, absolute power corrupts absolutely. I haven't gone through the flashpoint with her yet because I want to see where the arc takes us before making any decisions with her, but based on what I've seen on my two test characters (a Republic-aligned Peacekeeper Knight and an Empire-aligned Empress Warrior), I envision my Nox being hit in the gut...at first. But, I think after the dust settles and she's had a day or so to dwell on it, the wheels in her head are going to start turning, and she's going to realize that things aren't adding up.

The Inquisitor is an amazingly interesting character to play against Theron. She's a member of the Dark Council. Theron is an operative who is directly responsible for the deaths of two members of that same Dark Council (read the book/comics!). He's always hated the Empire, and has seen the worst it has to offer. Then he meets a certain Dark Lord and his world is turned upside down because she's nothing like what he expected. How could a slave overcome so much adversity to become a leader of the very people who kept her chained? A people that she refuses to turn her back on despite everything she went through? Suddenly, he's questioning everything he's believed in. Is the Republic all that much different? Any better? Would he fight for his people just as fiercely if he had been born in a different part of the galaxy? He falls. Hard.

Then there's the mental stuff. Theron has abandonment issues, and I'd venture to say, codependent tendencies. He's been thrown away time and time again and once he meets that one person, he's so afraid of losing her that he'd be willing to do anything, even if its to his own peril. Again, read the book/comics! The Inquisitor was a slave, likely subjected to the worst things you could possibly think one person is capable of inflicting upon another. Then she goes from slavery and gets thrown into a pit of vipers in a "kill or be killed" situation. She's forced to become Sith or die. For almost her entire life, she'd only served as a tool to be wielded by others. Even as a member of the Dark Council, she still serves. And perhaps through all of it, she has her own unhealthy set of trust issues, that it might be hard for her to accept that she deserves to love and be loved in return. There are a lot of deep-seeded issues these two have to work through together.

The point I'm trying to make here through my rambling is that my Nox knows his past. She knows that his hands are as dirty as hers, and his kill count could very well be higher. She knows that he often makes decisions with his heart rather than his head, and she knows that his method of operation has always been to do things on his own. And with his skill set, he is capable of going deep undercover to get the job done. She's going to hear the "I'd do ANYTHING to keep you safe" in her head and start to wonder if he was trying to tell her something. She'd replay through the train ride from hell and notice that everything he said made no sense, and that the look in his eyes was saying something completely different. Then she'd remember that the shot he made was a stun round and that he very obviously provided her with a means of escape. Why, unless he was most definitely trying to NOT kill her? Lastly, the crystals. He said he had been there to steal them, but he left them behind...just enough to ensure that the Alliance would have the resources to secure Iokath. Again, why?

Sadly, until we get more information, we can't know for sure where BioWare is going with this. But I hope that puts into perspective where my character's head is up to that point.

And again, sorry for my rambling. I love my Nox and I went a little overboard on her backstory, which turned into a fanfic, lol.
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Foxfirerose
09.21.2017 , 02:34 PM | #22
I have to wonder why I don't see anyone asking about when the next story update is? So I'm asking. I'm sure I won't get an answer, but this is really beginning to annoy me. I don't need a date cast in stone, as I am sure that is not possible right now. But I really would like to know at the very least just what time frame you are shooting for? If we are looking at next year, yes I'll be upset, but at least I can stop feeling disappointed every day when there is still no news at all.

I know you are focusing more now on other things besides story, but from my perspective it almost feels like story has been shoved under the rug, to be given a lower priority over everything else. Equal footing would be nice. But all I see from the devs are posts about class changes, etc. Is that really all you can talk about at one time?

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devilkat
09.21.2017 , 04:15 PM | #23
Quote: Originally Posted by Foxfirerose View Post
I have to wonder why I don't see anyone asking about when the next story update is? So I'm asking. I'm sure I won't get an answer, but this is really beginning to annoy me. I don't need a date cast in stone, as I am sure that is not possible right now. But I really would like to know at the very least just what time frame you are shooting for? If we are looking at next year, yes I'll be upset, but at least I can stop feeling disappointed every day when there is still no news at all.

I know you are focusing more now on other things besides story, but from my perspective it almost feels like story has been shoved under the rug, to be given a lower priority over everything else. Equal footing would be nice. But all I see from the devs are posts about class changes, etc. Is that really all you can talk about at one time?
My thoughts exactly. I pop into the forum at least once a day just looking for an update on when we can expect the road map. Getting annoyed....
"My last partner didn't complain nearly this much"
"Your last partner got CRUSHED to death"
"AND NEVER ONCE COMPLAINED ABOUT IT"

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orangenee
09.21.2017 , 04:37 PM | #24
Quote: Originally Posted by devilkat View Post
My thoughts exactly. I pop into the forum at least once a day just looking for an update on when we can expect the road map. Getting annoyed....
Good news! Keith himself dropped by to update us about the update earlier. 6th October before the servers go offline for another 12 hours on the 10th.
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