Topic: Trooper Freestyle Morality Questions
I found this on the swtor forums, and I thought that it would be cool to bring it here.
Before I go on I would like to give the credit to MrMoto of the SWTOR forums for creating this quiz.
In this quiz, instead of simply giving you a few options to choose from, read the scenario and state what your trooper would do in that situation. Furthermore, state why your agent chose that course of action and where on the light/grey/dark spectrum you believe your decision resides.
Choose carefully trooper, and give 'em hell.
1) You are in command of a long range reconaissance squad that has been operating deep within sith territory for an extended period of time. After being cut off from your extraction point, your squad has been surviving off the land, and has done so long enough for your supplies to run dangerously low, especially food and medicine. Your squad comes across a small village of unknown loyalty in the middle of it's harvest season. Your second in command jokingly states that you should simply steal what you need from the villiage and a few hungry soldiers chuckle and nod in agreement. You and your men are not carrying much in the way of material possessions but might be able to scrounge up enough to barter some supplies from them. You and your men hear a sharp rustling sound nearby and see several youngsters dashing towards the small hamlet. Time to choose.
What do you do? Do you haggle with the villagers, and hope you can afford some supplies to keep you and your men going or do you shashay up, fire a few rounds into the sky and start demanding food, and drink? (and song! and wenches! mustn't forget the wenches!) What do you do about the fact that several of your own troops seem fine about raiding a small defenseless village? Do you chastise or encourage them? What value does your trooper place on the lives of non-combatants?
2) Congratulations, You have a love intrest! Bad news, your Love interest is missing inside a fortified sith town. A town you and an entire republic division will be assaulting in 24 hours; possibly enough time for you to infiltrate the town, find your LI and get back to republic lines before the assault begins. You also shudder to think about the consequences if you're discovered missing during the night. Thankfully, you and your paramour carry tracking devices should you get seperated, but the effective range is fairly limited, and doesn't stretch outside the city walls. There is no time to waste trooper. What do you do?
Do you brave the wrath of your enemies and your superiors to save your beloved, or do you hold position and wait until you are ordered to move into the town? Do you voluteer to be the first group making the assault and make a beeline to your target as soon as you're inside the city walls? Do you remain and have faith in your LI's abilities to stay alive? What happens when your personal life conflicts with your duty?
3) You and your men have been placed under the command of a jedi padawan. After a mission together it has become painfully clear that the padawan (while a skillful personal combatant) has no real understanding of how to fight alongside others. Bounded fire, center peel, counter ambushing drills and other things that are as natural to you as breathing have so far mystifyed the youngster. Although the kid is eager to learn as much as possible, you are a bit skeptical about how much the now-unpopular padawan is actually absorbing. What do you do?
Do you continue to try and teach unit tactics to the young padawan? If you do how many soldiers are you willing to let suffer until what you've taught begins to sink in? Do you try to get the padawan relieved of their comission? If so, how? Do you go through official channels, offending your officers, the jedi order, and possibly the force itself? Or do you take matters a bit more into your own hands, leaving them stranded on the battlefield the next time you're on a mission? How does your trooper view the force-using population?
4)You and your command have been ordered to organize and assist a resistance movement in occupied sith territory. After linking up with the rag-tag band of freedom fighters you are shocked to learn of several unsavory activities the resistance has engaged in to aquire resources. Selling captured imperials into slavery, narcotic making and distribution, and lynching of suspected imperial sympathizers are the tip of the iceberg. However they are remarkably disciplined and skilled fighters with intimate knowledge of the planet and it's inhabitants and would be invaluable in retaking the planet. What do you do?
Do you put a stop to their dirty dealings and possibly hamper your continued partnership? Do you turn a blind eye to their illicit activities for the sake of having skilled assistance? Do you inform your superiors, assuming they didn't know before they sent you in? Do you join them and hope to get in on some of the profits? How does your trooper react when being forced to work with some of the less pleasant elements in the galaxy?
5) You and your men have been fighting a holding action for the past two weeks while the bulk of a republic army falls back to regroup and (hopefully) mount a counter-offensive. They are several days behind schedule, and the morale of your men and your ammunition reserves are drying up fast. After a lull in the fighting two figures walk calmly towards your lines under a sign of truce. You recognize one of them as a famous Imperial general well known for his professionalism and a distinct LACK of sadism and brutality. You can't tell, but you also think the other person is carrying a lightsaber. The general states loudly that you are currently surrounded, and that he would like to hear your surrender terms. What do you do?
Do you give them a very strongly worded "no," or do you order your designated marksman to give them an even stronger objection and hold to the last extremity? Do you pretend to consider their offer, and try to drag out negotiations as long as possible and get you and your men some breathing space? What happens if the cavalry isn't coming? Do you try to see if you can punch through sith lines and escape, or do you surrender and sit out the rest of the war in a prison camp and spare you and your men? How hard and for how long will you oppose the sith, even in your darkest hour?
If you feel you need more information to make your decision, I will gladly provide it. I will also give you an individualized outcome for your decisions based on what your course of action was, and a quick roll of the dice -after all, the moment the choice becomes a sure thing is when it stops being fun, right?
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