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Though, to be honest, I think Diriel is one of those chars one has to see in the game to decide if they like him or not. I don't know just how easy it is to love him, but I am pretty certain it is easy to hate him.

 

 

On the one hand, you are right. On the other hand, when I see that *really a lots of fangirls* whine at the NWN2 forums that they SO LOVE Bishop and simply HAVE to romance him, all of my doubts as to Diriel's eventual popularity dissolve into thin air...^^'

The truth is that no girl would ever let a guy like that even near in real life, but since it's a game and you can roleplay a woman that is more like a Black Widow than a human (elf/orc/dwarf/whatever) than why not spice up your life with a man that is as bad as you? :)

 

But on the other hand Riz looks like everything such a woman might ever wish for (and still have Diriel for supper :))

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Well, I can't say much about Diriel and why I like him so much on this forum, due to spoilers. Maybe when the public version is released. I'll be interested to see whether he is still popular after people play with him.

 

However, I think I can safely say that he is a different flavor of elf, so I don't think a romance involving him would be too repetitive. In a way, I wish I could write one for him, but I know nothing about coding and really have no desire to learn.

 

The romances that are in the mod are actually pretty good though, from what I have seen. I have only gone through in-game with one, but I read the dialogue files for the other. I don't think people will be too disappointed.

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I'll be interested to see whether he is still popular after people play with him.

 

Me too :) And I guess I should go attend to that part for now. I'll keep my fingers crossed that Diriel is not the only NPC people will like in the end :) Besides, if people feel strongly about Diriel, his interventions into the other romances will be that much more interesting.

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The truth is that no girl would ever let a guy like that even near in real life, but since it's a game and you can roleplay a woman that is more like a Black Widow than a human (elf/orc/dwarf/whatever) than why not spice up your life with a man that is as bad as you?

 

Actually, most of them believe in the cliche 'he is not evil, just misunderstood'. And: 'if he only would get enough lovin' he would turn out a good guy in the end'.

 

But on the other hand Riz looks like everything such a woman might ever wish for (and still have Diriel for supper )

 

I must say that I would be actually tempted to romance a guy like Rizdaer (in the personality area, not the homocidical one, lol... ) in The Life of Real, and I would probably give it a try. With Diriel... Hm, I don't think so. Why? There is one thing I am no lacking and absolutely can't imagine my partner lacking: tolerance. A chauvinistic or racist guy has no chances with me. In the fantasy setting people can change their alignments and more absurd views, however I don't believe in a true change of heart here, on the other side of the mirror.

 

So, the romance with Diriel could give you some heavy role play experience, whatever then end it would always be very unique and interesting adventure (of sorts), because Diriel is very 'rare person' indeed (just look at it as if it was a very good book, not necessary light and not necessary bright), and there is always a *chance* that it would turn out right, and in the end all of the slowly persuasions (by all means) would be worth it, the reward being grand indeed. However it is a scarce chance indeed. And while we would love to risk playing it in ID2 I really doubt that many women in the Life of Real would risk their life and happines like that. That is one of reasons we play rpg - to try things we would never have courage (/would never be foolish enough;P) to do here.

 

However, I think I can safely say that he is a different flavor of elf, so I don't think a romance involving him would be too repetitive

 

Exactly what I was aiming at :>.

 

I'll be interested to see whether he is still popular after people play with him.

 

Me too.

 

I think so. I think that his 'popularity' is a measurement of his dissimilarity. People will either love him or hate him, but I doubt he will be left unnoticed.

 

And I guess I should go attend to that part for now.

 

 

Yeeeesss.. You most certainly SHOULD. Not that I am hinting at anything... :)

 

 

I'll keep my fingers crossed that Diriel is not the only NPC people will like in the end

 

Surely not! Don't even think that way, we simply luv them all already, lol!^^'

 

 

Besides, if people feel strongly about Diriel, his interventions into the other romances will be that much more interesting.

 

And now you have picked my interest.... Faster with the alpha, faster with the alpha, faster.... !!!

 

^^'

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And now you have picked my interest.... Faster with the alpha, faster with the alpha, faster.... !!!

Yup, I agree with Kelenthial - faster with it! I'm already watching the box with my IWD2 copy like a hungry dog would watch "forgotten" piece of beefsteak :)

 

 

I think so. I think that his 'popularity' is a measurement of his dissimilarity. People will either love him or hate him, but I doubt he will be left unnoticed.

May he won't end like poor Anomen from BG2 :) From what I've heard... is said that on Internet are whole clubs of Anomen-haters :) Poor Ano :)

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Don't want to turn this topic completly...off-topic...but since we started :)

 

I must say that I would be actually tempted to romance a guy like Rizdaer (in the personality area, not the homocidical one, lol... ) in The Life of Real, and I would probably give it a try. With Diriel... Hm, I don't think so. Why? There is one thing I am no lacking and absolutely can't imagine my partner lacking: tolerance. A chauvinistic or racist guy has no chances with me. In the fantasy setting people can change their alignments and more absurd views, however I don't believe in a true change of heart here, on the other side of the mirror.

In real life I would stick to someone more like me. That is why in rpgs my first choice is a good guy, a little shy and, what is most important, caring (damn you Jaheira, give me back Khalid! :)). Now, I imagine Jaemal will be my all time favorite, judging from what I have seen thus far.

 

And most definitley my first choice in a run-through. Mostly because of his lovley portrait :)

 

As for the bad guys...

They are fun to play, that's for sure and the reason I play evil in rpgs (because the plot never actually makes sense for my lawful/chaotic evil characters).

 

Since my off-topicness is running wild I will only add...

 

The truth is that no girl would ever let a guy like that even near in real life, but since it's a game and you can roleplay a woman that is more like a Black Widow than a human (elf/orc/dwarf/whatever) than why not spice up your life with a man that is as bad as you?

 

Actually, most of them believe in the cliche 'he is not evil, just misunderstood'. And: 'if he only would get enough lovin' he would turn out a good guy in the end'.

Then I hope those girls will grow up FAST before they meet someone like this.

 

...and finally close my mouth (errr...get away from the keybord I mean :) )

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Yup, I agree with Kelenthial - faster with it! I'm already watching the box with my IWD2 copy like a hungry dog would watch "forgotten" piece of beefsteak

 

Yeah. The last moments are always the most trying...

 

 

In real life I would stick to someone more like me.

 

LOL. I would actaully LOVE to meet a guy more like me! But I fear it would mean a true disaster for the rest of the world

XD

 

And while we are swinging of-topic...

 

Jenova I have just noticed from WHERE exactly do you come from... And I found it highly amusing for some reason, lol.

 

 

Pozdrowienia, krajanko! ^^'

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Yup, I agree with Kelenthial - faster with it! I'm already watching the box with my IWD2 copy like a hungry dog would watch "forgotten" piece of beefsteak

 

Yeah. The last moments are always the most trying...

For both sides, I am sure :)

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Amazing work! :p I definitely support the idea of having these as primary and the nwn as alternate. ???

 

 

However, an important note:

 

The shadows of Diriel's portrait are wrong. Look how the light on his hair comes from the top-left. But on his face there is a strange light coming fully from the right-front side.

 

Also, the light from the top-left on his hair should also shine on his left shoulder.

 

Other portraits could also do with some shadow tweaking, but I guess its not that important. :)

 

Hope it helps. :(

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The shadows of Diriel's portrait are wrong. Look how the light on his hair comes from the top-left. But on his face there is a strange light coming fully from the right-front side.

 

Also, the light from the top-left on his hair should also shine on his left shoulder.

 

Not necessarily. If the light is coming from behind him, it might hit his hair, but be blocked by his hair, casting that side of his face in shadow. The more diffuse light on his face is the reflection of the light off the snow.

 

Or maybe my explanation is nothing but a load of waffle. ???

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Not necessarily. If the light is coming from behind him, it might hit his hair, but be blocked by his hair, casting that side of his face in shadow.

 

That was my thought, as well. It seems to me that he is standing turning his back on the (rising?) sun - which is pretty symbolic.

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a good guy, a little shy and, what is most important, caring

 

Not to sound like a pickup line, but you actually just described me ;). I don't have a stutter, though.

 

The Salomeya portrait looks like what's-her-name from Firefly (ugh, it's been ages since I've seen that show). Really nice job on those portraits!

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