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Haer'Dalis
8 (5.6%)
Jan
8 (5.6%)
Keldorn
15 (10.4%)
Korgan
14 (9.7%)
Minsc
26 (18.1%)
Sarevok
18 (12.5%)
Valygar
12 (8.3%)
Yoshimo
7 (4.9%)
Anomen
15 (10.4%)
Edwin
14 (9.7%)
Cernd
7 (4.9%)

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Re: Your Favorite Male BG2 NPC
« Reply #30 on: May 07, 2007, 05:36:14 PM »
I wished some of the males npcs were more intersting. I didn't care much for them except Minsc. Korgan and Sarevok I only voted because they are good fighters. I prefered the female npcs, they seemed more interesting.
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Re: Your Favorite Male BG2 NPC
« Reply #31 on: May 07, 2007, 05:44:57 PM »
That's funny, because I was left with the opposite impression. Which just goes to show that tastes differ.

I was generally tolerant of the boys, but was almost hypercritical of the female NPCs. Which is strange. I have no reason to be. I know that most of the developers were male, so it really would make sense if I were more critical of the male characters.

But I never claimed to be impartial.

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Re: Your Favorite Male BG2 NPC
« Reply #32 on: May 07, 2007, 05:56:41 PM »
I like Aerie and I enjoy her romance but I think they went over board with her wings and her lack of backbone until ToB. They got Viconia right, with her being a drow and a strong woman.
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Re: Your Favorite Male BG2 NPC
« Reply #33 on: May 07, 2007, 09:26:23 PM »
Voted Jan, Edwin, and Cernd, because Minsc has plenty already.

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Re: Your Favorite Male BG2 NPC
« Reply #34 on: May 08, 2007, 06:54:41 AM »
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I didn't vote for him, because I'm strangely ambivalent about Haer'Dalis, but I am willing to bet that Ashara did.

Nope, I picked Jan over him, though I kind of like them 'in the third place'. I kindda thought that HD adoring crowd will be along. But I definetly voted Cernd, which is lost now  >:(

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Re: Your Favorite Male BG2 NPC
« Reply #35 on: May 08, 2007, 07:13:55 AM »
Heh heh. I gave my third vote to Eddie. Why I chose Valygar and Korgan and not HD, don't know. A couple of years before, I certainly would have chosen the bard, but by now, I've realised how great these two are  ;)

And Jan is also good and I never have Minsc in my party anymore   ::)
« Last Edit: May 08, 2007, 07:15:28 AM by Bardess »
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Re: Your Favorite Male BG2 NPC
« Reply #36 on: May 08, 2007, 09:46:54 AM »
Am I the only one who's not changed his vote ???
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Re: Your Favorite Male BG2 NPC
« Reply #37 on: May 08, 2007, 09:57:53 AM »
I'm not changing mine.

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Re: Your Favorite Male BG2 NPC
« Reply #38 on: May 08, 2007, 10:48:26 AM »
My vote remains the same.

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Re: Your Favorite Male BG2 NPC
« Reply #39 on: May 08, 2007, 02:36:42 PM »
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Re: Your Favorite Male BG2 NPC
« Reply #40 on: May 08, 2007, 04:26:27 PM »
Keldorn   
Minsc   
Valygar   

I liked the banters with the pc and other npcs. Plus they had decent stats in their given class.

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Re: Your Favorite Male BG2 NPC
« Reply #41 on: May 08, 2007, 11:01:20 PM »
Minsc
Sarevok
and... Anomen  ;D

Minsc - he's big, he's stupid  :) What more can I want from him?  :D I always liked him - except of his shouts - that was driving me mad >:(

Sarevok - he has wonderful voice. I would be able just to listen it  :)

Anomen - firtsly he was driving me mad and even if I don't play his romance anymore (mods, mods and mod are my priority now  8)), I always have him in my group. Better him that Aerie or Viconia :-X

I like Aerie and I enjoy her romance but I think they went over board with her wings and her lack of backbone until ToB. They got Viconia right, with her being a drow and a strong woman.

Well, I tried Viconia's romance and I see nothing special about her. I've read somewhere, that all her behaviour is somehow "pseudo-evil" and I quite agree with this. What's so strong about "I'm not behaving like a drow!" ?

I was generally tolerant of the boys, but was almost hypercritical of the female NPCs. Which is strange. I have no reason to be. I know that most of the developers were male, so it really would make sense if I were more critical of the male characters.

I dislike most female in the game - I remember that once, when I was talking about this with my friend (who's boy), he said "I always liked Aerie - she's so sweet!" and I answered him "Never liked her. Maybe some complex from childhood." :D And I always don't play female's mod NPCs - no idea why  ??? (maybe another complex? ;D)
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Re: Your Favorite Male BG2 NPC
« Reply #42 on: May 09, 2007, 03:08:51 AM »
I dislike most female in the game - I remember that once, when I was talking about this with my friend (who's boy), he said "I always liked Aerie - she's so sweet!" and I answered him "Never liked her. Maybe some complex from childhood." :D And I always don't play female's mod NPCs - no idea why  ??? (maybe another complex? ;D)

Aerie, like Anomen seems to be one of those characters that provoke strong emotions, either like or dislike.

Unfortunately, my hypocrisy about BioWare female NPCs extends to mod NPCs as well. I think my expectations are higher. Generally, I tolerate a little bit of Stuism in the guys, but I go bananas when I see it in the girls. Yes, I am well aware that acknowledging a prejudice does not excuse it. The good news is that I do try to separate my personal opinions from my writing.

But back on topic, I really do think BioWare did one thing right with Anomen: when he is lawful good, he is still flawed. He didn't wake up one morning, let the force of goodness enter his life, and wake up oh so perfect and virtuous in every way. In fact, he is every bit as capable of annoying the heck out of his detractors in his LG incarnation as he is in his LN/CN ones.

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Re: Your Favorite Male BG2 NPC
« Reply #43 on: May 09, 2007, 07:07:34 AM »
What about nutty girls like Alora?
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Re: Your Favorite Male BG2 NPC
« Reply #44 on: May 09, 2007, 07:17:18 AM »
Alora rocks my world :wub