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#1 San Darkwood

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 02:44 PM

Warning, this topic may contain mild spoilers for part of the early Sylvari personal storyline (Act with wisdom, but act), and one part of the storyline near level 75.

When my Sylvari character was newly born into the world, she met two lovely Sylvaris called Carys and Tegwen, and together they all discovered how a magical Orrian mirror has the power to create a portal to Orr.

My character spent three missions with these guys, and I grew to love them.

Now, fast-forward to when my character is roughly level 75, I am in the ruins of Orr and who do I meet? But my two Sylvari pals, Carys and Tegwen, they plan to use the mirror's magic to lure some of Zaitans minions. However, even though I spent quite a while with these guys, they seem to have forgotten me. They talk about the mirror as if I wasn't there when they discovered it's power, and they neglect to mention at all that I helped them immensely.

I feel both betrayed and slightly erked that they forgot me :(

Anyone else found recurring parts of the storyline that don't seem to remember your earlier involvement?

#2 Chava Blue

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:19 PM

View PostSan Darkwood, on 18 September 2012 - 02:44 PM, said:

Anyone else found recurring parts of the storyline that don't seem to remember your earlier involvement?

Yeah, there was a "memory" issue for me in the transition between the Nobility background plot and the Dead Sister plot in the human storyline. It wasn't so much that the characters didn't remember what I did, as that they seemed to forget a very important piece of information they'd already discovered.

I'll try not to go into too much detail for people who haven't tried that combo yet, but may be spoilerish anyway:

Spoiler

I realize it's because a player with a different combination of story choices might not have found that out yet, but ArenaNet really ought to have plotted their way around that issue without just wiping the characters' memories of the obvious conclusion. :P

#3 jirayasan

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:23 PM

I agree. It ruins the story.

#4 Tregarde

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 07:20 PM

That sounds like a huge oversight on ArenaNet's part, at least for people who are into their Personal Story. While it is nice to know my Sylvari will meet Carys and Tegwen again (even if Carys is a bit of a twit)... yeah would be nice if they acknowledged what happened before.

I've come across missing voices during some Story cut scenes, so hopefully forgetful sprouts is on the fix list also.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 08:49 PM

They smoked too much Sylvari grass to remember....

#6 Klaleara

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:02 PM

Yea I ran into that with Street Rat story too.

There are times where even in the same mission they are like "He must be the villain", and the conversation after they are like "We need to find out who did this!".  Makes me -______________-

#7 Robsy128

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:36 PM

Haha yeah... I think the last parts where the stories converge are just one recording, meaning that it's umbrella to cover all of the possible story combinations that players experience. For example, I was a human noble so I didn't really have this problem. But I would see the exact same thing that you would see, and that would also cover your personal storyline. I guess they cut back on the recordings to save a bit of money. It works, to a degree, but it would be nice to have the NPCs recognise you.

#8 San Darkwood

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:33 PM

View PostTregarde, on 18 September 2012 - 07:20 PM, said:

even if Carys is a bit of a twit

That is what makes her so loveable :D

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:05 PM

Only the Quaggans ever remember you

Good Guy Quaggan

#10 StormDragonZ

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:19 PM

Proof that the Elder Dragons are controlling the oxygen in the air to cause all of us to forget things relatively easy...

#11 touch target

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:28 PM

Its the secret space dragon that every one just thought was the moon pumping forget-me-gas into the atmosphare!
The space dragon I tell you!
Its real! I know it is!
How else did humans get yo tyria?!

#12 Chava Blue

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 12:41 AM

View PostKlaleara, on 18 September 2012 - 09:02 PM, said:

Yea I ran into that with Street Rat story too.

There are times where even in the same mission they are like "He must be the villain", and the conversation after they are like "We need to find out who did this!".  Makes me -______________-

Dead Sister is like that too.

Again, trying to avoid heavy spoilers, but... there comes a point in the plot (though most people probably saw this "twist" coming a mile away) where it seems likely that things are not quite as permanently wrecked as they appear.

There is an obvious next step:

Spoiler

Except everyone keeps nattering on about bringing the culprit to justice, instead of prioritizing actually trying to fix the situation. Even when enlisting help from various Seraph members, the PC doesn't point out that helping could still save lives - all the talk is about punishing the guilty. No one seems to remember that anything still needs doing until several levels later, then suddenly the plan shifts back to the logical next step. It would be weird even if Deborah was a stranger, but with her supposedly being the beloved sister, it makes the PC seem borderline insane.

In this case it's not a matter of story branches not meshing well, it's just inconsistency within a single story.





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