So in case anyone is interested, I've been cataloging approval ratings generated with the companion characters during dialog. I've been looking for the maximum approval ratings as well as other neat things like certain options opening up new dialog possibilities and the like. At first I was going to post these myself, but after much anguish and laziness, I've decided that I don't care enough to learn how to do so and make it look snappy. So, without further ado, I give you some raw data you can take and create new pages with:
*NOTE: This was done with a Male Human character. Results and available conversation will differ with other races and sex.
Ask him about Duncan - 2,1,2,1,1,2 - +6 Approval
- After the Battle of Ostagar
Ask about The Grey Wardens - Any Combo - 0 Approval?
Ask how he became a Warden - Almost any option will grant +1 Approval with the exception of 2,3,3,4 which will net you -3.
Ask him about Arl Eamon - 2,3,3,2,3,3 - 2,3,3,1,3,3 - 2,3,3,3,3,3 - All net a +5 Approval.
Why he remained a Templar - 2,2,2,3,2,2 - 2,2,2,3,3,2 - Both net +3 Approval.
What can Templars do? - Most options give +1 Approval, if he's not ready to teach yet, respect his wishes for another +1.
- After the Battle of Ostagar, at Flemeth's Hut, there is a scene where everyone participates in a discussion with Flemeth I believe... Choosing the right options then netted an additional +4 Approval from Alistair as well as +8 Approval from Morrigan.
I'm still working on these as I'm not too far in the game yet. I have more for Morrigan, Leliana, & Sten if interested.
--TANKtr0n 06:31, January 3, 2010 (UTC)
Spreadsheet up on Google Docs here: http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ArhS0kaeersGdFZLdjQ3eVRrTXlTU2xvMXZzMVZZTXc&hl=en
--TANKtr0n 01:34, January 4, 2010 (UTC)
Data files for conversation have information about approval increasing triggers. I plan on including the exact part of the conversation choice that results in the increase (or decrease) in the future. If you'd like to help, I can keep you in the loop when it comes about. --Tierrie 19:31, January 4, 2010 (UTC)