Photo-Receptor Focus on: Light Side or Dark Side?
Well, the NDA is lifted, a zillion people played the mega-beta weekend and we can now make informed decisions on what we plan to do with our characters at launch.
We chatted about Empire versus Republic a couple weeks ago and why we were choosing our particular factions. I’m going to play my main on the Empire side, but that doesn’t mean I need to be completely Dark Side in my decision choices. Since we actually get the option to choose our course of action, our choices will be reflected as points for either Light or Dark Side.
I’ll probably make a few Dark Side choices, but I’m seriously considering going Light Side for my main. I love contrast in my characters and the thought of having a “good” Sith intrigues me.
Of course, I didn’t get far enough to know exactly how that would play out through the higher levels. And the temptation to chuck someone out an airlock may prove to be too much to resist. I may be seduced by those Dark Side cookies since I’m totally convinced ours are better than those old Republic cookies – which I suspect are made with dirt.
Another thing I’m curious about is how my character will look with the Dark Side choices I make. Since I’m a Sith Pureblood, I already have cool eyes. I’m not so sure I want my beautiful girl’s face marred, though. Yes, yes, I realize I’m being vain and I’m ok with that. I like my characters to be beautiful. So, if I end up getting completely seduced by the Dark Side, I’ll probably turn the option off that shows the Dark Side corruption.
Which, of course, is another possibility – stay beautiful, but very, very, very evil. So many choices and the days and hours and minutes are ticking by, so I know I need to make that final decision sooner rather than later.
One thing I noticed, was how my decisions affected my companion’s affection for me. I suspect I’m going to be buying lots of presents because playing to please my companion is not my style. I’ll play to please myself and hopefully make enough money to buy enough presents so my companions don’t rise up against me.
No matter which way I go, I’m going to have a blast doing it. Probably literally.
OK, your turn. Are you going Light, Dark, or Grey?