Stolen Pixels #147: Naked Greed

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Stolen Pixels #147: Naked Greed

Even temporary party members can be useful for something.

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I used to do something similar on Oblivion. I forgot all the console commands to make items, so in my rage I made sure that no one else could have clothes nicer than mine, so I used commands to make everyone in the land nekkid!

MWUHAHAHAHAHA!!

That was odd, sorry.

I've done that in every Bioware RPG I've played. Fun - and totally immersion breaking - times.

Damn, I never even thought about doing that, even on my second run through. funny as always :)

lol Dragon Age is nice though that it automatically gives you the items from your Temp party members that die. Namely those 2 mooks in the beginning. But OMG YES I DO THAT TOO! XD

hey man money is money and sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do! plus sometimes they are wearing something better! (Dwarf Commoner's dusters not as good as Jory's Chainmail! XD)

As it's already been mentioned, it's not really nessercary to do that in Dragon Age but I will also admit that I've taken everything of value from red shirts in the past.

I'll have you all know it's very profitable.

yes, whenever possable I do that.

And I thought it was fun doing that on old-school RPGs. Now, with advanced graphic technology, you can reap the full visual benefits of stripping your temporary party members!

Honestly, why can't characters dress themselves?

I've definetly done that at some point or other in other games, like in FFIV. Why waste perfectly fine gear?

"Look, stop arguing and give me that breastplate, you're just going to bleed all over it in about five minutes."

Classic.

I do it whenever i think someone in my party is going to throw a hissy fit and run off...or try to run me off.

Good items is good items. I always make sure the playable characters have the best kit going. Screw the NPCs who dip in and out (usually at the worst possible times!!

Holy crap, this is brilliant. Why haven't I done this so far? I'm so doing this later.

I can't.

I know it's sad and all, but I can't strip them of their clothes and weapons. It's just not right and too genre savvy.

I may, however, ask to borrow their +5 Sword of Intenstine Mangling for just a bit before they go...and then 'forget' to give them it back.

But they always gets clothes and at least a dagger.

The rest I take as Puppeteer fee.

well i hardly ever leave them naked... but if i see an item on them that's better then mine i'll "persuade" them to trade the items and give them useless/less usefull items in return.

I did that exact thing at that exact spot in the game. Thank's Shamus, now I feel horrible about it.

Admittedly though, I have to blame the game a little bit for offering expensive gear to buy (like a much-needed backpack) early in the game that you can longer purchase after a certain event. Because of that, I needed as much money at that point as I could get. So really, I needed their clothes more than they did.

Ah, justifying cruel deeds makes me feel good.

I've done that in the Kotor titles, but not in Dragon age because, as mentioned, you get all the gear from temp party members... usually.

I do this all the time, unless given the option to go solo (like Dungeon Siege or kotor). That way I get ALL the experience and ALL the gold!

And besides, one-manning whatever games' Big Bad is always worth it.

Yep. Im glad im not the only one who does it XD If I know they are going to leave soon, and I can get something good and/or money out of them...oh definelty!

At one point I moved all of Sten's gear to another character, and every time I went to camp I just couldn't help but laugh at the guy, trying to look darkly intense while standing there in his underwear. Try it, it makes anything he says seem incredibly amusing.

Ever since Aerith (Aeris? You all know who I'm talking about), I've tried to do this. If it's obvious they're going to leave soon... well, All your armor are belong to us. Tales of Symphonia obviously saw that coming though.

Bahahah!!
So totally did this.
It does, however, make 'The Joining' scene a wee tad less ... dramatic. *snerk*

BTW what the hell is a mook? Sounds like some derogatory term you would call some Asian man.

Hahahahahaha! Damn Shamus! It's nice to see that good old paranoia hasn't disappeared from modern rpgs. ^_^

Oh yeah, I did that too. I also pickpocketed everyone I could in every damn city/castle/whatever, even the traveling merchant.

Cuz hey, if I'm saving their asses, they owe me some green. Am I wrong, fellas?

Hahahahaha... best Stolen Pixels yet because it is so true. I do this in every game that allows me. Ever since Algus and Gafgarion betrayed my ass in FFT for the first time I've been wary of any temporary party member until they become permanent ones.

Poomanchu745:
BTW what the hell is a mook? Sounds like some derogatory term you would call some Asian man.

I thought the same thing for the longest time. I heard people say "mook" and for some reason I thought it was this awful racist slur against African-Americans. (I was confusing it with the now-archaic "spook".)

It was just a couple of months ago I Google'd around and found out "mook" is just a minion, henchmen, cannon-fodder, etc.

Dectilon:
At one point I moved all of Sten's gear to another character, and every time I went to camp I just couldn't help but laugh at the guy, trying to look darkly intense while standing there in his underwear. Try it, it makes anything he says seem incredibly amusing.

Oh yeah, that idiot. We didn't see eye to eye until I beat him in a fight (next time I'll remove his gear to make it easir for me to trash him). Now we're back on cordial terms with each other. And he better not die or leave because he's got my Dragon Plate armour on and if I lose that I will scream.

ROFL... I used to do that in other Bioware games. "Betray me, will ya?! [strip]" But in Dragon Age - as far as I can tell - you get everything back when they croak. Maybe just for this very reason ;-)

Now - that said - I do deny Jory and Daveth (da mooks) any healing and injury kits when I play through (hey, they're expensive at the start!). So, I'm pretty sure, if they didn't die according to the plot, they'd expire from the sheer number of broken bones and internal injuries they rack up along the way XD

That was one of the funnier ones you've done lately. Luckily, as people have said already, at least Dragon Age gives you their gear when they leave your party for one reason or another. It is definetely an immersion breaker though when you do it though.

hehe, I don't do this in Origin's since it gives you their items if they die/run off.

but in other RPG's I do this, all the time.

Neverwinter Nights 2 had an even more interesting take on this situation

What could/would have been interesting it work magic items into the approval system similar to how henchmen or minions would work in some of the earlier editions of D&D. If you give them a magic item they are going to be less likely to leave your service, but they are going to consider that items theirs and will likely only part with it if you buy it off them or give them something better.

dont know about you but when my party members die i end up with their gear in my inventory without even bothering to loot em.....even during cut scenes (in dragon age that is)

Leifur:
Damn, I never even thought about doing that, even on my second run through. funny as always :)

Me either. I will next time though lol. Thanks for the tip.

I did something similar to this in "Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin" for the Nintendo DS.

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