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Light sided Sith


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Kalterien
04.23.2012 , 10:24 PM | #41
Generally I've found that most people don't really care what choices you end up picking, sometimes they ask in chat why and you're free to tell them or not. I have a couple of characters where the alignment indicators are turned off and the majority of them turn out to be more or less neutral. My max level SW has amassed 10k light and 9400+ dark, I've rerun instances to balance out the light/dark options primarily so that only the class story quests and planetary quests would affect the indicator.

That being said being LS Sith means that you're placing the needs of the Empire ahead of your own wants, or atleast that's what I got out of the majority of the choices. Is it selfless: yes, does it advance the overall bad-assery of the Empire: sure... is the light side choice still essentially evil compared to something the Republic side has? More than likely. However, I can see why Sith warriors and inquistors are less likely to play as LS or should play less LS, because most of us are backstabby and power hungry and that may not dovetail in with the goal of serving the Empire.

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Torlay
04.23.2012 , 11:29 PM | #42
On my SW i still follow the lesson my overseer gave me on korriban: Never give up an potential asset, If you fail you will be executed. and always press for more information. this naturally brings me to a darkside majority. Its fun to play it like that but i also know the charm of a lightside empire character. Where you try to change the empire for the better, and often hilarious debates have commenced when i've given my reasons for sparing a particular captain in an early flashpoint.

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DarthPunitor
04.23.2012 , 11:54 PM | #43
i giggled when jaesa told me she was off to kill some light sith. Proudest moment of my gaming experience.

But, jokes aside, light sith are fundamentally weaker than sith who have completely opened themselves to the force. Its like doing something half-*****ed. By picking the middle ground you arent as powerful as pure jedi or pure sith. Thats why, as a dark sith, i hate light sith. Youre a stain on the empire,
Dark jedi are even more powerful than light sith.

To the people that say dark sith are one dimensional... seriously ***? Was Darth Vader one dimensional? An even better example, was Darth Bane one dimensional? **** the lore forums if youre going to say something as asinine as that.

My only gripe concerning dark side choices is the terrible sith corruption. It turned my red sith pureblood into, no joke, a pink vampire with heavy goth eye shadow.
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Crimson_Paladin
04.24.2012 , 12:29 AM | #44
I find Light Side Sith interesting. Like Dark Side, there are many shades of how light-sided you are. In some cases such a Sith may simply be a slightly sentimental pragmatist or simply have a code of honor that they do not break. Or one could go beyond that and be an all around decent person, posing as a pragmatist to avoid being targeted for being too soft.

And even then, I love the surprise that Sith and Jedi show when you choose light-sided option even when it's not pragmatic or has potential for further cruelty. At one point in the Sith Warrior storyline, it resulted in several Sith attacking me because I showed mercy to someone who betrayed me and whom I had no further use for.

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frobalt
04.24.2012 , 12:39 AM | #45
I'm currently levelling up a light sided Sith Inquisitor, and am finding it more fun than playing a light sided Jedi, simply because while I'm choosing the good options I also don't have to be pious about it, like the Jedi are. That, and my character is quite sarcastic at times.

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Captain_Zone
04.24.2012 , 01:08 AM | #46
Quote: Originally Posted by frobalt View Post
I'm currently levelling up a light sided Sith Inquisitor, and am finding it more fun than playing a light sided Jedi, simply because while I'm choosing the good options I also don't have to be pious about it, like the Jedi are. That, and my character is quite sarcastic at times.

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The SI in general gets some of the best lines in the game, imo. The LS version is even funnier than the DS. I love the line when someone accuses you of being insane... "You should see my OTHER personality." had me rolling.
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Jenzali
04.24.2012 , 01:22 AM | #47
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthPunitor View Post
By picking the middle ground you arent as powerful as pure jedi or pure sith.
Fine by me, kill all your assets just to be "evil". I'll stick with keeping them alive, extracting the information out of them, converting them to my side, and manipulating my way to the top of the food chain.

A true Sith never gives up an asset or anything that leads to more power. When you're killing people right and left just for the sake of killing them even if it's tactically unsound, that's not Sith-like. You're just a psychopath with no brains.

For example, Darth Sidious would have made nearly all "light side" choices to get into his position of power. He barely killed anyone until he took over. He got there by quiet manipulation, being calculated and preserving people when they were useful to him. And he was the culmination of the Rule of Two, one of the most powerful Sith ever to live.

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Clonedzero
04.24.2012 , 01:28 AM | #48
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthPunitor View Post
i giggled when jaesa told me she was off to kill some light sith. Proudest moment of my gaming experience.

But, jokes aside, light sith are fundamentally weaker than sith who have completely opened themselves to the force. Its like doing something half-*****ed. By picking the middle ground you arent as powerful as pure jedi or pure sith. Thats why, as a dark sith, i hate light sith. Youre a stain on the empire,
Dark jedi are even more powerful than light sith.

To the people that say dark sith are one dimensional... seriously ***? Was Darth Vader one dimensional? An even better example, was Darth Bane one dimensional? **** the lore forums if youre going to say something as asinine as that.

My only gripe concerning dark side choices is the terrible sith corruption. It turned my red sith pureblood into, no joke, a pink vampire with heavy goth eye shadow.
light sith are way less of a strain on the empire than a full dark sith. sure individually you're alittle weaker, but not by much.

benefits of the lightsith
-won't execute troopers over petty things.
- won't murder dudes who are way more useful as prisoners.
- won't betray other sith and waste valuable resources with in-fighting, the greatest weakness of the empire.
- troops would have much higher moral following someone who actually cared if they lived or died.

they are a massive asset to the empire, the empire would be much stronger if all the sith were lightsided. the empire would be more united and focused instead of spending half the time killing each other.

hell the greatest weakness of the empire is the sith (darksided). without the sith the empire would be MUCH more effective. calling lightsided sith a strain is absolutely wrong in every possible way.

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DeutschGamer
04.24.2012 , 01:37 AM | #49
Quote: Originally Posted by Clonedzero View Post
- won't betray other sith and waste valuable resources with in-fighting, the greatest weakness of the empire.
But what if you are killing Sith that are of the mindset of killing one another and causing in-fighting, are you adding to the problem or cutting the cancer from the Empire one death at a time?

Besides, I'm a Sith. When another Sith disrespects me, especially for being an alien, they need to learn a little humility.

I teach them..the hard way that usually ends in their death.

(I play a DS-Inq and LS-Warrior, and find some LS choices for Warrior to be silly and some DS choices for Inquisitors to be silly)

So in short, I hope most are saying they support LS or DS in the terms of choosing a net gain of DS or LS but not purely LS or DS.
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Eldreden
04.24.2012 , 03:50 AM | #50
being a sith isnt about helping anyone. u use them till there not longer of value then u drop them. not to mention the whole sith academy thing makes the sith weak. have u not noticed all the over sized fat sith?