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Best Romance

Discussion in 'BG2: Throne of Bhaal (Classic)' started by Montresor, Jul 4, 2011.

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Which is your favourite romance?

  1. Aerie

    12 vote(s)
    18.5%
  2. Anomen (Chaotic Neutral)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Anomen (Lawful Good)

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  4. Jaheira

    25 vote(s)
    38.5%
  5. Viconia

    17 vote(s)
    26.2%
  6. None!

    5 vote(s)
    7.7%
  7. Something from a mod (please specify)

    5 vote(s)
    7.7%
  1. Dr_Asik Gems: 6/31
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    They're all bad. They all consist in listening to her whine about some personal wound and being very patient. I especially hate the Viconia romance because you have to try to convert her to a better alignment: wtf, isn't she supposed to be the option for evil characters?

    Aerie's probably the least bad because you actually get to have a child with her in ToB. But oh man the patience required to get there... :mad:.
     
  2. 8people

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    [​IMG] You don't have to try and convert Viconia at all, any more than you have to make Anomen pass his test.
     
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    Oh, really? I'll have to revisit that game relatively soon. :p
     
  4. Paracelsi

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    Yep. You can even just pick the neutral responses when talking to Viconia and you'll end up together anyway, unless you are romancing someone else.
     
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    well i usually play solo, but last time i played team i tried the Viconia romance, it was fun though if i recal well i may have screwed up at the end
     
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    I haven't finished all the romances I started, but so far I'm torn between Kelsey and.....wait for it....Edwin.

    No, wait. If you haven't played the Edwin romance mod, do it. It's written very well.


    Don't get me wrong, I like the Anomen romances. I don't know why people hate him so much. It's especially great if you use the Flirt Packs.
     
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    He's nice enough if you're romancing him and helping him become a knight (the latter being being easier to accomplish if your PC is female) but for a male PC who has no particular reason to humor him his arrogance can become unbearable. More so if he fails his test and he goes after your party members (like Aerie, who the PC may be romancing at the time).
    At this point he's just begging to be isolated somewhere and repeatedly Fireball-ed .
     
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    I voted for Jaheria, mainly due to her romance being the most fleshed out story, and (from a power-gamer view) the one with the most XP.

    In real life, it would be Viconia in heartbeat. Schooled in erotic arts? Hell yes!


    I never played a Mazzy romance, but I certainly did like her voice acting. That accent might give her the edge over Viconia.... :)
     
  9. Dranalis DeAealth

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    I recall the Sola romance being pretty interesting, if not actually terribly romantic.

    Gah, it's been too long. I need to fire up this game again some time.
     
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    I picked J due to reasons already mentioned.

    Nalia was fun and I wish it was official.

    Mazzy would have been the one I wanted if I could choose. She has a lot of story potential what with the loss of her party, being a halfling in a human centric society, Korgan trying to muscle his way in, and her relationship with the Order of the radiant Heart (a quest to be accepted there would be epic in deed). Just a lot there.

    Valygar could use one just so he would have anything at all... ;)
     
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    Voting only on storyline, I went with Jaheira, although unfortunately based on vanilla content she gets a large advantage there. I'm also considering the fact that she was at least potentially a mainstay throughout the entire course of the game.
     
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    I'm fairly new to BG2 and have only experienced one romance yet, Aerie. Despite her feeling very insecure and complaining a lot, it's quite cute and fun to see her pickup courage. The thing that disppointed me is the banters stopped in chapter 3 already, the last one being the decision to get married after the adventure is over. So she's officially my fiancee now, but doesn't talk to me at all. If I talk to her 'Aerie has nothing to say to you'. So we got an affair going on, but silent for all the next chapters!

    Are there any banter packs that extend the romance, so I can keep talking to my love througout the game? Do other Bioware NPC's suffer from the same problem? Or is there a way to slow down the banters? (the two or so weeks of flirting in game Aerie spoke a lot, then fell silent completely right now).
     
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    Aerie's romance will pick up again in Throne of Bhaal.
     
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    Viconia.
    I liked Aerie and Jaheira, but the romance of Viconia has impressed me the most.

    Now I want to try the mod of Tyris, Tashia, Kelsey, Xan, Angelo and others.
     
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    Saerileth romance is great if you give it a chance
     
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    Romance

    Out of the stock characters, I'd have to go with Aerie - I like the way she toughens up over time and deals with her problems.

    I can't stand Jaheira - and the idea of her getting amorous with me so soon after Khalid's death is absolutely cringe-worthy. Just eewwwww.

    I prefer some of the modded romances, actually, most have something worth seeing, except for the Saerelith mod - I found her personality so objectionable and annoying that I have never been able to keep her in a party long enough to finish the romance. She is the only NPC romance I have tried that I can say that about.... :(

    Top, number one romance in my opinion is Imoen. Not everyone likes that mod, for various reasons, but I found it very creative, well-written and interesting. It fleshes Immy out in what was for me a very believable, in-character way and the mod adds a lot to my gaiming experience and enjoyment.
     
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    Okay ... Jaheira, upon losing her husband in a gruesome way, turns to your character for help through the emotional turmoil and things develop naturally (she is druid, so it must occur naturally ... :p) and you get grossed out. But a romance with your own sister is OKAY!?!? :whoa:
     
  18. Blades of Vanatar

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    Well, you are a Bhaal-Spawn, so doing your sister is probably just what your evil side would do. Just saying....
     
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    Evil: [CHARNAME] uses sister as shield at times, encourages her to steal from everyone, and will easily sacrifice her in hell for the AC boost.

    Insane: [CHARNAME] has sex with sister.

    Insanity is not the same as evil. C'mon ... the whole Luke and Leia thing here.
     
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    She is no more my sister than a Fire Giant is my brother, or a Dwarf is my relative, or any other Bhaalspawn is biologically or genetically related to me. Nor am I related, biologically, to a Dragon! >laffs<

    There is no point in arguing about genetics and consanguinity in a fantasy setting, but let's leave it at where I don't consider that one can consider there to be even a possibility of incest between two non-biologically related individuals - and you, it seems, disagree. Fair enough.

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    Luke and Leia share their parents DNA - Imoen and I do not. Not even half, since when Bhaal was in a particular racial avatar, it was their DNA that was passed on. So, if I am non-Human, I have no Human DNA and thus nothing genetically in common with Imoen, anymore than I do with Melisan, Gromnir or the exploding guy in the Trademeet Inn! :) Even if I am playing a Human or part Human, the chances of the same avatar of Bhaal being responsible for impregnating two different females which result in viable births, Imoen's and mine, is astronomical.

    Regardless of the biology, the point is that the Romance Mod is enjoyable and interestingly written, and does much to flesh out Imoen as an individual.
     
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