|Re: How do you like your Pairings?|
Subject: Re: How do you like your Pairings?
by KTC on 2012/5/18 18:26:24
"Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against straight pairings, but a possible gay/lesbian romance in an RPG would be awesome." <- This. One of the reasons why I liked Bioware games so much.
Pairings I like: Well, lesbians/Gay ones (Teijal/Rhen) first. I do subtext hunting often enough that it makes L/G couples more interesting to me than straight. Doesn't help if the subtext couple in question always interacts with each other and any opposite sex partner usually are one night stands.
Romance to develop: Throughout the game and there's meaningful interactions between charas. Also, if romance is to happen, than drop hints that there something between said characters. Doesn't have to be Anvil-grade screaming from the rooftops. Subtlety works wonders. It's a big reason why I prefer Lars/Rhen to Dameon/Rhen. Dameon came in late in the game and the love declarations were so left field. Lars/Rhen at first despised each other but gradually came to respect each other and Lars even showed some jealously toward Dameon.
No preference on the PC status other than they interact a lot.
"Do you like having a choice of who someone should be with? Collecting gifts or doing little things to influence attraction between people? Love triangles, with a little jealousy thrown in?"
^Yes to all of that. It makes the player more invested in the romance, even more so if breaking up with someone to get with another has lasting consequences for the game.
Pairing personalities I prefer: Not sure. It ranges from being the couple clashing like no tomorrow (even to the point of trying to kill each other and being mortal enemies) to awkwardly talking about shoes/hair/science and giving sideway glances.
Common denominator usually is that none of the people in the coupling are weak and they had personalities. Reason why Ean/Iya was so boring to me was because both characters are wallflowers and uninteresting. They don't have Rhen's rawr, Talia's witchiness, or Mel's spunk.