In an environment like Skyrim, why would I choose the Bard over the Archer?
What possible use, in a role-playing sense, could a Bard provide me? None.
Faendal every time.
Unless your role play is a hardcase character who is always out to use people, role playing is not about "whatever choice maximises rewards". Role play is about "What would this character do, not knowing the potential outcomes?"
I typically screw the first one who I talk to, since the first time I got the quest I was playing a good guy, and I didn't like helping out a guy who's first plan is to do something dishonest. In the end this doesn't make sense because the next guy asks you to do the same thing instead of coming up with a more honest approach to help you decide who to help.
Sven for his spontaneous lute solos. Nothing like stealthing through a Falmer lair at level 4 only to turn around and see him rocking out like he just doesn't give a s***.
I blame all the skooma I traded him.
this. Was going through a fort full of mages when I was a level that got destroyed by fire magic. Creeping around arrowing people very merticulously, turn around and Sven is there having a little music time to himself