Although the following FAQ might make the Player 2 romance seem unnecessarily complicated, it is not so in practice! All you have to do is to create another PC in the party slot 2 and go. Also single players can start a multiplayer game, create two characters, begin play and save the game, copy that save game into their single player savegame folder, load it in a single player game and play a normal single player game with the two PCs.
Q. What's the difference between the protagonist and another PC? Or the difference between PC and NPC?
A. The protagonist is your main character, the Bhaalspawn and the only character you create in the single player game mode. By another PC (player character), I mean additional character(s) that you can create for your party in the multiplayer gaming mode. NPCs (non-player character) on the other hand include the various characters that you can meet during the game and who can join your party. Amber is one of these NPCs. While you can control their actions in battle and their inventories, they talk and banter on their own with other characters. You don't get to choose their dialogue options in those conversations.
Q. So, I have to create another PC in the party slot 2. What if I change the party formation during the game?
A. While the non-protagonist PC must be in the party slot 2 for Amber to romance him, the party formation (that you change by dragging the character portrait) during gameplay does not matter. The actual character order can be viewed in the character arbitration screen (multiplayer mode) or in the save/load game screens (look at the order of the small portraits). If you have created the other PC in slot 2, that's not going to change unless you kick him/her out of the party and take him back. You should protect him from being turned into stone or getting imprisoned, though (as these will remove him from the party).
Q. What happens if Amber is romancing Player 2 and I kick him out of the party. Will she continue romancing, say, Korgan?
A. If the character in slot 2 is no longer a PC, the romance will stop. Amber won't romance Bio-NPCs or those modded NPCs that her script recognises (see the Compatibility thread for more info). If the PC is returned to the second character slot, the romance will continue. (This can be accomplished by dismissing all characters but the protagonist from the party and taking them back in the correct order.)
Q. I want Amber to romance Player 2. How can I make sure that Amber will not try to start a romance with my protagonist?
A. You have two options. You can make sure that the protagonist is not male, or that either his charisma or his intelligence is below 12. Alternatively, you can choose a very clearly phrased dialogue option in the end of Amber's joining dialogue that introduces her to your faithful sidekick.
Q. Does that Player 2 have the same requirements for the romance as the Protagonist?
A. Yes the Player 2 has to be a male with both intelligence and charisma of 12 or higher.
Q. Will the be ToB content for the Player 2 romance?
Any further questions regarding the Player 2 romance option may be submitted to this thread.
Edited by Meira, 14 May 2008 - 09:51 AM.