A few months ago, if someone had told me that I would once again be in the habit of role playing terminally good guys & honorably minded characters, I would have stared at them, thinking they were speaking to the wrong woman.
I, you see, was a champion of playing antagonists, smartasses, jerks, bitches, what have you. I was not a habitual nice guy role player. My alignments always swung toward the more morally corrupt side of Neutral, rather than the shining stars of Good that neutrality could sometimes produce.
And yet here I am, in two out of three of the role play avenues I am engaged in, I am playing the paragon of honor & gentlewoman. But I still have that one Pathfinder character which allows me to exert my inner smartass as much as I’d like.
My SW:TOR character is developing well: The legitimate business minded, by the book Republic courier, hell bent on doing the right thing. While she is pragmatic in her business sense, & is always looking for a way to turn a casual cantina meeting into a business interaction, she is often blinded by her wish to Do The Right Thing. While wishing to play by the Republic’s rules & Customs’ laws is Corporate ruling, her naivete sometimes does not allow her to see past the good she wishes everyone to be as she brings them into her arm of the Corporation.
Of course, she knows there are nasty people out there who do nasty things, & that they’re not all Imperials. But she prides herself on not associating with those people - or so she thinks. She spends her life delivering packages, playing cards with her husband & crew on the ship, and most of the time she never shoots a blaster. She is terminally forgetful, not as smart as she believes she is, & likes to play with proverbial smoke & mirrors to throw people off the scent of what is right under their nose.
In other words: Good can be horribly complex.
She has no tragic background, no sordid past, no kernels of hate or angst. She is, straight up, approaching 40 & comfortable in her life as a mid-level manager of a self-created NPC Corporation.
She is developing well. And she will continue to do so.