Okay, so I hear there's a sort of....romance gauge in this game *SLIGHT SPOILERS

#1Chr0noidPosted 10/7/2012 3:38:56 PM
Can someone explain to me how it works so I don't end up kissing a fat man at the end of the game? Just started playing and I'm getting this right the first time through goddamnit!
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#2nhankins7Posted 10/7/2012 5:25:02 PM
There is a guide devoted to the affinity system in the faq section that you should read, but here it is in a nutshell. Basically, talking to NPCs, giving them gifts, and doing their quest and escort missions will increase their affinity.

If you hear a chime when you talk to a NPC, and they blush, they like you. If you max their affinity, they will get a pink aura around their head. You can check how many people you have maxed out in the History section of the menu, but it won't tell you who is maxed.

Beware of getting Asalam, the Gran Soren innkeeper, as your love interest. Tis a fate worse than death. If he starts getting too cozy with you, unsheathe and sheathe your weapon next to him, or sprint into him. Do this until he cools his jets.
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#3TigerlylaPosted 10/7/2012 5:38:49 PM
Ahh Asalam.... your crimes against soiling the innocence of countless Arisens warrants a lifelong stay in the dungeons and a thousand lashes from Ser Jacobs
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#4flik101Posted 10/7/2012 5:43:24 PM
i always give him a punch to the face then ferrystone myself to my destination to escape arrest ;)
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#5ArachnidsForgerPosted 10/7/2012 5:48:59 PM
All you need to do is draw your weapon multiple times infront of him and then it should lower your affinity, without making a crime. Just make sure no one else is affected. What I do is go around behind him and do this so no one else gets there affinity lowered.
#6flik101Posted 10/7/2012 9:20:23 PM
ArachnidsForger posted...
All you need to do is draw your weapon multiple times infront of him and then it should lower your affinity, without making a crime. Just make sure no one else is affected. What I do is go around behind him and do this so no one else gets there affinity lowered.


it could take almost a dozen sheathing/unsheating of ur weapon just to lower his affinity "a bit" which is time consuming and the next 3 convo with him will get the guy to chime stage again whereas a single punch is quick and will lower his affinity significantly.

And No, i dont think going behind him will not lower any one else's affinity too when you unsheate your weapon. In my case, everyone that's within a 3 meter radius gets affected when you do that
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#7nhankins7Posted 10/7/2012 10:12:10 PM
If you sprint into him repeatedly, instead of unsheathe your weapon, you don't have to worry about pissing off anyone other than Asalam. I always run into him once or twice before I talk to him.
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