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What is most importan part of characters (npc, party members etc)

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Poll: characters (91 member(s) have cast votes)

What is the most important thing about characters in games ? (multi answer)

  1. Their emotions/ ractions to the word. (67 votes [21.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.34%

  2. Their history (55 votes [17.52%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.52%

  3. Their look (handsome etc) (15 votes [4.78%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.78%

  4. Their motivations. (69 votes [21.97%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.97%

  5. Their ralationships with other characters. (75 votes [23.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.89%

  6. Their abilities (33 votes [10.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.51%

What traits do you prefer to see in characters in game ? (multi)

  1. Wisdom/ inteligence and logical motivation (58 votes [16.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.29%

  2. calm/peaceful (31 votes [8.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.71%

  3. Agression (21 votes [5.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.90%

  4. madness/ crazyness. (not logical, sometimes scary motivation) (37 votes [10.39%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.39%

  5. courage and ability to overcome difficulties (36 votes [10.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.11%

  6. sociability/ friendliness (33 votes [9.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.27%

  7. no sociability (not friendly, solitary) (25 votes [7.02%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.02%

  8. Depressed, sad, with difficult experiences (26 votes [7.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.30%

  9. Complaxed (characters that show multiple types above sometimes combined, sometimes hidden) (79 votes [22.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.19%

  10. Not complaxed ones (stereotypical) (10 votes [2.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.81%

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.. so I ticked all the boxes. :(

Because I like them all if they're well made.

 

The ones I'd almost not tick, would be the looks or abilities, but heck.

I like companions that can pull their weight and aren't completely revolting.

 

NWN2, that space-cleric. Too much frogskin-cleavage, couldn't handle having her in the party.

And if it's some cute little thing who's getting pulverized in every fight, that's both frustrating

and makes me want to protect her by leaving her out of the party.



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I need at least one girl as hot as Jaheira or I won't play the game.

 

Ewww! I don't understand you Jaheira lovers... She never really attracted me, but I suppose it could have something to do with voice actress. Maybe in English version she is the hottest one, but in my language Viconia was always clear choice. I had ear boner every time she opened her perfect evil mouth  :wub:

 

Haha, yeah. Viconia had a sexy voice, but I could never see myself dating her or something cause she was simply to warped.

 

Jaheira was just cool. Not the ├╝ber-sexy type of woman but she had personality and was funny too. Seeing her trying to come to terms with her duties and her loyalty towards the main character makes her hard to forget. And yes, the English voice acting was very good. But ever since I went to the us as an exchange student in the 11th grade I started to watch movies in English and play games in English.

 

German dubbing is good, but nothing can ever reach the original voice of actors. Once I realized how much better movies are in their original language I now would never watch a cool movie that was dubbed. But that's another story.

 

YOu gotta love Jaheira man. How can you not love her. Play the game now and give her some love...
 



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YOu gotta love Jaheira man. How can you not love her. Play the game now and give her some love...
 

 

Cold hearted messed up wench. She was already hitting on me 20 minutes into BG2, considering what just happened and found out in irenicus' dungeon, that's way too soon. Totally messed up crazy in the head. Had to dump her from the party for her own good...


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YOu gotta love Jaheira man. How can you not love her. Play the game now and give her some love...
 

 

Cold hearted messed up wench. She was already hitting on me 20 minutes into BG2, considering what just happened and found out in irenicus' dungeon, that's way too soon. Totally messed up crazy in the head. Had to dump her from the party for her own good...

 

I must agreee Jaheira is always feel bit crazy to me also, but I loved to keep her, Viconia and Aerie in party as Jaheira and Viconia  constantly pick Aerie for her innocence and goody two-shoes attitude, which in my opinion was best writen bantering whole game.


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YOu gotta love Jaheira man. How can you not love her. Play the game now and give her some love...
 

 

Cold hearted messed up wench. She was already hitting on me 20 minutes into BG2, considering what just happened and found out in irenicus' dungeon, that's way too soon. Totally messed up crazy in the head. Had to dump her from the party for her own good...

 

Hm, I played the game a lot of times and never did I have the impression that Jaheira was "hitting" on me early on. She initially starts commenting on the friendship (if you are of good allignment and keep her in the party) toward the main character and shows general sympathies. But that hardly qualifies as open or agressive sexual advances. Not once did I have such an impression.

 

And no cold hearted person would react so strongly after the death of the partner or defend a friend so fiercely even when said friendship is attacked by her very own ppl. She then shows where her true loyalty lies. Ultimatley shes a moral person rather than somebody following her faith blindly.

 

If her voice acting or actions don't suit you then that is another story and personal preference. But she is definitely and without a doubt not cold hearted.


Edited by oneda, 10 April 2013 - 09:36 AM.


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Just joking. Mostly joking. Not entirely serious.

 

She's an ok gal, had her in the party the first time I played BG's, all the way through 1 to finish.

Didnt try romancing her though, on a second playthrough just a few months back,

I did actually find her confessions of warm friendship to come pretty soon after the start of BG2.

 

Mainly dumped her because I wanted Viconia in the party this time around, no aerie either.

 

BTW, the second playthrough was a lot better in terms of character interaction.

I went with gut feeling and ended up in a mess with companions dropping out of party in disgust and even killing other companions.


Edited by Jarmo, 10 April 2013 - 12:27 PM.


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I want a yandere female character in the game.



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Obviously a great character needs all of the things mentioned in the first question, and did you really think anybody is going to say that vaguely "complex" characters aren't the best? So yeah... cool poll, I guess.



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Ideally, different characters would embody different traits listed so that we would have a mixed bag.

 

I don't think any one is more important than the others; what makes them stand out is having those differences to compare and contrast.



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Just joking. Mostly joking. Not entirely serious.

 

She's an ok gal, had her in the party the first time I played BG's, all the way through 1 to finish.

Didnt try romancing her though, on a second playthrough just a few months back,

I did actually find her confessions of warm friendship to come pretty soon after the start of BG2.

 

Mainly dumped her because I wanted Viconia in the party this time around, no aerie either.

 

BTW, the second playthrough was a lot better in terms of character interaction.

I went with gut feeling and ended up in a mess with companions dropping out of party in disgust and even killing other companions.

 

But...but...I thought we'd have a fight to the death now?? How disappointing.


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About Jaheira ...

 

What you liked about her ? General apierience (BG) or normal + romance content like from (BG2) ?

 

In BG 1 i she was simply pissing me of .. and i don't played BG2 becouse of some bugs and technical ploblems ... is it realy worth it ?



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About Jaheira ...

 

What you liked about her ? General apierience (BG) or normal + romance content like from (BG2) ?

 

In BG 1 i she was simply pissing me of .. and i don't played BG2 becouse of some bugs and technical ploblems ... is it realy worth it ?

 

It's just that you go through a lot with her and she is a long time (from bg1) companion. More so, she is torn between her duties as a harper on the one hand and her loyalty towards the mc on the other hand.

 

Her voice acting is really good and reflects the pain of losing her husband, as well as her initial insecurities and diplomatically phrased doubts concerning the mc's true motives and intentions.

 

She is constantly testing you. Probing if you are worthy of her, only to then doubt herself. She is drawn towards the mc but feels guilty for those feelings. Always trying to find a reason to not show her feelings.

 

All of this makes her very human and likeable. At least where I am concerned.

 

She is often sad while still retaining some humerous qualtities. Overall she is a very contemplative character, sometimes bordering on exaggerated self-doubt. She demands a lot of others and yet even more of herself.

 

Ultimately, while she keeps struggling to find her place and role in the world, she is the one friend you would want by your side when other allies might abandon you. She is not the overly sexy type of woman that you would instantly fall in love with. She is a convincing warrior though, all the while remaining very feminine.

 

And I'm not sure if I understood correctly. But if you really haven't played Bg2 then I can only tell you to install Bg2 + ToB right now and play one of the best rpgs ever. It plays, imho, in a completley other league than its predecessor, leaving BG1 far behind in terms of: Atmosphere, story, plot, gameplay, mechanics, level design, complexity and overall "in-the-game" feeling. It is only rivaled or surpassed by Planescape: Torment.  It also presents one of the most iconic and convincing villains in video games, second only to the all powerful, tormented, twisted, godlike entity Shodan.


Edited by oneda, 15 April 2013 - 11:59 AM.


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I played BG 1. But i never started BG2 ToB becouse of program problems (game freezes at some piont at start) i don't have now time to do this ..(studying).

 

And i whoud like to play whole BG 1 and BG ToB with one character ... but now .. in BG1 Jaheria is simply pissing me off ... Even Ajantis don't piss me of like she in BG1 but from you are saing she must highly evoluve in BG2 ...



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I played BG 1. But i never started BG2 ToB becouse of program problems (game freezes at some piont at start) i don't have now time to do this ..(studying).

 

And i whoud like to play whole BG 1 and BG ToB with one character ... but now .. in BG1 Jaheria is simply pissing me off ... Even Ajantis don't piss me of like she in BG1 but from you are saing she must highly evoluve in BG2 ...

 

 

Haha. Nah...if u dont like her then u dont like her. No shame in that!







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