I think we've all been there in a Bioware game. Accidentally starting a conversation and triggering a romance we were not prepared for. The flirting that is just so... awkward. And that is when you realize that the real final boss isn't the archdemon, Corypheus and his glorious stockings, or Kirkwall as a whole.
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Oh man, I'm so weak for Alistair cc: Every damn time I end up romancing him because I just can't say no cc: It is a problem cc:
I have had this problem last time I played DAO. I had this no-romance hardass Cousland who wore 'not amused' mood as default when dealing with most people. It was all great until Goldanna quest, after which she consoled her friend (!) Alistair in awkward but supportive way. And then BAM, triggered romance talk. It was so awkward I didn't finish that playthough.
On another topic, I can't flirt with Solas in DAI, because what is said by both parties really feels weird to me (especially when later in game)... Or at least that's how I remember it.
@mamiser: DAO had you accidentally romancing people due to the whole "nothing telling you this is flirting" bit. It was... awkward. And a great mercy to have the options in later games marked clearly.
Not that it stopped me from accidentally getting locked into a romance when I didn't mean to... in multiple games...
I haven't actually romanced Solas yet. I got as far as the dream thing and fretted a bit and then chickened out and went for Cullen "because I waited two games for this." By the well part I was very much "I should have romanced Solas..." Now I wish I had in the first playthrough because, well, everything. It won't hit me as hard now, since I know what goes down later, and that... is sad.
Oh God I swear my Mage Warden had this conversation word for word XD almost.
It was doubly bad >>; because I had modded my game at the beginning to see what would happen and then promptly forgot about it because he turned out to be the most non-flirting bookish wallflower ever. (I swear, he managed to get through a conversation with Zevran WITHOUT innuendo. I didn't know that was possible.)
So there he is, already skittish around the ex-not-quite-templar and then BAM. The look on my face. Musta been good.
Man, I remember on my first playthrough, I was doing Redcliffe and was just entering the dungeon part when I accidentally clicked on Alistair. It triggered the whole romance-starting conversation, I picked some options which I THOUGHT were just sarcastic quips, and then Alistair friggin KISSES my character.
"Was that too soon?"
"ALISTAIR WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF KILLING UNDEAD AND I AM GAY. WHAT THE HELL."
@zenat: Still recommend the Solas romance. I ended up with Cullen my first time round (#noregrets) and even having the spoilers, the Solas romance is heartbreaking - there's a different dialogue as a romanced Inquisitor. Now I'm going for a max-disapproval-with-Solas Inquisitor so I can punch him...
Yeah. I will never, ever get rid of the trauma from the day I accidentally romanced Anomen in Baldur's Gate and he called me his "dark flame". Gave me actual nightmares.
(These days I mod both BG1 and 2 heavily enough to happily romance either Xan or Edwin with my female characters and watch Anomen burn in the flames of his revenge.)
@Shadeless: I find it difficult to believe that it is possible to have a single convo with Zevran *without* innuendo. He is basically a walking innuendo. How??
@Mari: Gods, yes, weirdly timed romantic convos. They are golden. And comic worthy. But it's even worse in Fallout 4, when the world doesn't pause for your convos and you can and will get mauled by feral ghouls mid-convo.
@Guest: Oh, I'll probably play it one day. I made a new Inquisitor for it and everything, played the very beginning but then I didn't have time to continue and I kinda lost track. One day though! But I think I would have preferred to go in blind, still.
@warrion: Do. Not. Speak. Of. Anomen.
Baldur's Gate had me playing a man to avoid him (and you know, for Viconia). First time around I didn't know. I ended up downloading the Solaufein mod to escape (the creator of which was kind enough to guide my dumb self through the installation process and everything). I'm currently replaying BG1 and I'm considering downloading the very same mod again for old time's sake when I get to BG2.
@zenat: I'm not entirely sure XD
It was the first or second time my Warden talked to him, around when he is willing to tell you about his past a little bit and about Antiva.
Somehow they ended up having a conversation about how nice a city and country it was and such. There wasn't even any flirting (or it was so low key it flew past my very sensitive radar)
@zenat: I really recommend the Edwin mod tho :) It's funny, especially in the Edwina parts. Not that you actually need to romance anyone if you get all the banter packs... the extra dialogues for everyone with both the PC and other NPCs are gold. (You can even hit on Korgan, which results in a hilarious convo.)
Also Kelsey! Kelllseeeyyy...
Sola is a bit too Mary Sue for me. I like the guy, but... eh... I mean, come on, poetry? While chasing Irenicus? Is that really necessary?? The gentler-version-of-Drizzt approach is not really for me, no sir. (Those goddamn spiders of Lolth though... now that's a fight.)
Viconia is a precious sweet muffin and everyone needs to do their best to love her always and forever.