maxwelgm.4315 Posted September 29, 2017 Share Posted September 29, 2017 When you first get your memory back during The Departing instance, the PC instantly goes on to mock Joko and very purposefully taunt him. In spite of supposedly being in a hurry to stop Balthazar, i.e, needing an army ASAP, we disregard Joko's offer completely and spend several minutes explaining how we would use his army without his help (let me repeat, we were in a hurry to muster an army). Then we spend what must have been in-game days of camp invasions in a very good but also nonsensical plan to take over the Awakened army, when in reality we should have stricken the deal with the kitten so we could dispatch Balthazar as fast as possible.And then there's also the Vabbi zone. As soon as you get in, a whisper's agent goes on to explain how their culture is linked to the Awakening rituals and that their society couldn't simply be crushed from night to day. Yet during the whole exposition all I could do was cringe as my PC acted like a woodstock kid saying the whole thing was absurd and that she would show these people what was better for them. And it keeps getting worse as you get to the Necropolis and the Bone Pit (the PC cannot empathize with the lives of these people and internalize nuances, in spite of her mind being strong enough to conquer Mordremoth???).I don't get why they made the PC necessarily and utterly antagonize Joko so hard. It feels forced and very un-RPG, specially if we put Amoon under the banner of Joko a couple days before meeting him. The writers do not have to make an effort to make Joko seem like a dystopian tyrant: he is one by definition. There should be no effort to show us how the propaganda is insane and how there are bad things being swept under the rug. Yet I never disagreed so hard and so often with my own PC's dialogue before in game, because in antagonizing Joko she basically ignores there's a whole civilization happening out there, regardless of her personal opinions about it. I get very bad vibes from my PC and actually sympathize even further with the Vabbians instead of pitying them. Am I just being biased towards undead or did anyone else feel this? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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