I’ve said before that KotOR is the start of all the insanity, and as fun as it is to say, it’s got some truth to it.
Five or so years ago I wasn’t a serious gamer or writer. I dabbled at stories because it was fun and I enjoyed it, and I played games with my family because it was fun to spend time with my family. I was starting to realize that writing was my thing, and KotOR set me off.
Nothing had ever grabbed my brain the way KotOR did. I must’ve played it a dozen times, sometimes halfway through, sometimes just specific parts of it, my favorite parts. When our copy started having problems with Manaan, I was crushed.
I also started writing fanfiction. It wasn’t…too terrible, though my Rev has changed drastically since then. But unlike all the dabbling I’d done before, I never stopped. Not even when my family scoffed at me for not writing original works.
I played Mass Effect and Dragon Age because it was made by the same company as KotOR. I wrote more fanfic, I joined tumblr, created new characters, I found friends - something I figured was impossible for me - and lots of other wonderful things happened.
I recently played through KotOR, the first time all the way through in a long time, and I still love it as much as the first time.
Is KotOR the sole reason for where I am as a writer, gamer, and person? Hardly.
Is it a factor? I like to think so.
Think I lost a follower with that ending DLC post.
That is okay. I am actually very envious of people who are okay with the endings as they are. It’s not fun hating an important part of your favorite story, it isn’t, and I’m glad that not everyone feels this way, it’s not a fun way to feel.
Though I do wonder why there are so many varied opinions. I want to know why it was okay with you, why you feel this way. I love meta discussions.
And why can’t we all just say “you have a different opinion than me and that’s okay, I will respect that”, and not flame people because they were okay with the ending, or whatever other opinion they expressed?
All the hate over opinions is just sad and repulsive, because we’re all members of the ME fandom, we’ve all vested part of our lives into this because we love it, and we should try to be mature enough to recognize that other people feel different because not everyone is the same and we need to respect that!