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Seranger
06-07-2010, 12:18 AM
A quick note this list most definitely contains SPOILERS

I figured that a list of what each character like/dislikes to hear in terms of conversation stances would be supremely helpful for a handful of the achievements, most notably anti-social.

Also, handlers have separate bonuses depending on if they like or dislike you, so don't be worried that you'll lose them if you have bad rep.

Here's what I know for sure so far

Graybox/Alpha Protocol

A quick note for here, if you're using the recruit or veteran background, selecting those choices will usually lead to +1 rep

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Mina
Likes-Professional, sometimes suave, usually the :xbut: options will only give positive rep if she already has a good opinion of you. Completing bonus objectives in some missions will get a +1, completing the Rome CIA listening post, NSB hotel, and Subway station levels with no civilian casualties also makes her happy.

Dislikes-Pretty much anything else, mainly aggressive, killing civilians in the NSB hotel, subway station, and agents in the CIA listening post will piss her off A LOT. If you're going for anti-social this is a good way to get her to hate you.
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Darcy
Likes-Casual/Suave, basically just be friendly.

Dislikes-Aggressive-Insult him and claim to be a better agent and you can get some negative rep.
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Parker
Likes-Professional/Aggressive, lines that basically get straight to the point, also listening to him after the training course and going more in depth about his job will net you a +1

Dislikes-Suave/Cocky, insulting or mocking him and being dismissive will get negative rep.
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Westridge-A combination of Aggressive and Professional seem to be his favorites. When you get to Saudi Arabia you can immediately switch off the video feed for some funny lines and -1 for him.
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Saudi Arabia

Shaheed
Likes-Well sparing his life that's for sure, listen to what he has to say and agree to work with him and he'll send you intel over the course of the game, use the "Contact Shaheed" option under the buy-able intel before the roman ruins mission for a +1 later.

Dislikes-Aggressive and dismissive lines, sparing his life but basically ignoring what he has to say or his intel will get negative rep.
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Moscow

SIE
Likes-Aggressive, agreeing to help in the train yard, as well as having fought/killed Marburg in Rome earlier will give positive rep, bash on Marburg any chance you get.

Dislikes-Professional
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Grigori
Likes-Suave/Casual, basically don't be to uptight when you first meet him, choose a lot of the :xbut: options, sending him weapons from the train yard as well will get a +1 rep and some funds a bit later

Dislikes-Well smashing his head definitely isn't good, being professional and aggressive will get him to dislike you, if he hates you enough he will sell you out to the embassy and the guards will know you are coming.
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Surkov
Likes-Professional, not much more to it than that

Dislikes-Aggressive/threatening
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Brayko-A very minor character in terms of how his reputation affects you. You can't get any positive rep. After the fight, if you have the right dossier info on him, you can get him to tell you about Surkov via the "dossier" conversation choice, which you need for access to the 2 achievements "Russian Alliance", and "Price for Lying". You can do this without that info by choosing the professional stance
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Sis
Likes-Spare her life and let her go and that will give positive rep, she should give you a locket, mentioning the locket to albatross will give him -1 rep

Dislikes-Not much, aside from killing her there aren't many other options to interact with her in a negative way.
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Rome

Marburg
Likes-Professional, Sparing Al-bara in the Sniping mission will get you a +1 when you first meet him, Getting him to like you is needed for the "Respected Enemies" achievement.

Dislikes-Suave/Cocky/Joking, Killing Al-Bara in the Sniping mission will get you a -1 when you first meet, as will helping SIE in Moscow. You need him to dislike/hate you in order for him to fight to the death and get the "Youth Trumps Experience" achievement. From what I can tell he needs to be at least -7 for him to stick around and fight.
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Madison
Likes-Professional, sometimes suave, having her help you during marburg's villa should get you a +1

Dislikes-Aggressive, if you act like enough of a jerk she should run off from the safe house, and if you choose to save her instead of disarm the bombs she gets angry and leaves.
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Taipei

Hong-Shi
Likes-Professional, be direct and to the point, agree to help

Dislikes-Cocky/Suave, if you find the right Intel during his mission you can blackmail him and that will get you negative rep, as well as lose his support option during the final Taipei mission.
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Steven Heck
Likes-Casual, agree with him and play along with his antics and he'll be happy, tell him to cause a huge mess of a distraction at the hotel and thats another +1

Dislikes-Professional/Aggressive, basically call him an idiot, respond to his emails with sarcasm and contempt, tell him to not hurt any civilians at the hotel. Also do not erase his data during the same mission, that will get you another -2. You need to have bad rep with him for the "Never Trust a Sociopath" achievement, it doesn't have to be at -10 like the achievement description might have you believe, but it does have to be pretty sour, if you've done it right the achievement should pop after the final Taipei mission when he contacts you about the assassination.
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Deng
Likes-Professional, spare him and work through the dialogue to reveal that you were both misled.

Dislikes-Suave/Cocky
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Other

Scarlet
Likes-Suave, forward her the emails you intercept for her stories, each one will get you a +1, select the professional line when she asks what to do in the NSB hotel mission for a +1 as well.

Dislikes-Aggressive, during the first meeting on the plane pretend to be a oil business man for a -1, in the Taipei hotel mission select the option to have her seduce and that will get you a -1.
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Leland
Likes-Varies, professional mostly, sometimes aggressive, whenever you have the :xbut: option to "bluff" take it. Be really straightforward, usually he likes the aggressive choice when he asks about a choice you made on a mission.

Dislikes-Suave/Cocky-Be really evasive, or just silent a lot and you can get negative rep.

You need to have a good rep with him for him to offer for you to join Halbech in the end which is needed for the "Rising Star" achievement.
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Albatross
Likes-Agreeing to work together and sparing Sis, also in the Taipei mission, you can remove the bug on his server for a +1, but you can also bluff and pretend to remove it for the same +1 but some additional intercepted emails.

Dislikes-If you kill Sis that's a big -2 right away, if you act flippant about it (the :xbut: choices) he will like you even less, if you keep bringing it up and mocking him about it then then rep is gonna sink even lower, keeping your bug on the server during the G22 Taipei mission will get you negative rep as well.

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I'm sure there are some I've missed or made some mistakes on. If anyone has any more to add, insight, or corrections definitely go ahead and mention, hopefully we can make a fully comprehensive list.

Meagan47
06-07-2010, 01:03 AM
Awesome. I know for sure that you use professional to win over Deng.

DarthSoth
06-07-2010, 02:14 AM
Nice post. This will help a lot.

Seranger
06-07-2010, 02:25 AM
Awesome. I know for sure that you use professional to win over Deng.

Noted, thanks.

Tom Pladgett
06-07-2010, 02:57 AM
Actually, Mina has a lot of X (Suave) options that she likes as well, so don't go pro all the time. Then again, Mina is probably the easiest person in the game to move whichever way you wish.

Deathr0t
06-07-2010, 01:40 PM
A quick note this list most definitely contains SPOILERS

Brayko-Also not completely sure, you can't get very far into the + or - range on reputation but obviously sparing him is something he likes, and he will tell you that surkov was lying if you ask the right questions.
get you a -1.
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There is no way to get +1 marks to Brayko, I tried several scenarios and the only positive thing you can do is prevent him from giving out any marks. I want to say suave a few times then spare his life. (Makes him your ally, part of Ask Questions first, shoot later and Thorton, Inc.)

Seranger
06-07-2010, 02:14 PM
Actually, Mina has a lot of X (Suave) options that she likes as well, so don't go pro all the time. Then again, Mina is probably the easiest person in the game to move whichever way you wish.

Can you be more specific? I know that a lot of the "suave" options sometimes say stuff like "cocky", or "insulting" instead. Is there a specific sub-type that she prefers, because from what I've seen pretty much the only choices that gain points are professional, granted I haven't seen EVERY one.

There is no way to get +1 marks to Brayko, I tried several scenarios and the only positive thing you can do is prevent him from giving out any marks. I want to say suave a few times then spare his life. (Makes him your ally, part of Ask Questions first, shoot later and Thorton, Inc.)

Alright, noted, wasn't entirely sure on this, what exactly do you mean by "marks" though? I do know that for him to tell you about Surkov it has to be a lot of professional responses.

Tom Pladgett
06-07-2010, 02:35 PM
Can you be more specific? I know that a lot of the "suave" options sometimes say stuff like "cocky", or "insulting" instead. Is there a specific sub-type that she prefers, because from what I've seen pretty much the only choices that gain points are professional, granted I haven't seen EVERY one.

Yeah, Professional is safer, since you never seem to get a negative hit from those with her, but many of the 'positive' blue responses can score a + as well, although it is sometimes difficult to tell beforehand (except in emails, where the blue responses don't seem to work anyway).

One example, when Mina was decrypting the Assassination/Riot data, I chose blue, and said something like 'I love it when you talk dirty about cryptography' and hit a plus. It really depends on the subject at hand.

Seranger
06-07-2010, 02:47 PM
Yeah, Professional is safer, since you never seem to get a negative hit from those with her, but many of the 'positive' blue responses can score a + as well, although it is sometimes difficult to tell beforehand (except in emails, where the blue responses don't seem to work anyway).

One example, when Mina was decrypting the Assassination/Riot data, I chose blue, and said something like 'I love it when you talk dirty about cryptography' and hit a plus. It really depends on the subject at hand.

Alright, I made a note of it, thanks.

Deathr0t
06-07-2010, 02:47 PM
what exactly do you mean by "marks" though? I do know that for him to tell you about Surkov it has to be a lot of professional responses.

Sorry I just started calling them marks, like +1 or -1 depending on an answer... If I can remember (did this on Saturday) the order I used was X(suave), X, A(info on somthing specific), then B? I thought he comes out and just starts telling you the truth to save his own ass after you have acted suave towards him. I know if you use any Professional styles BEFORE the battle they give -1

Seranger
06-07-2010, 07:04 PM
Sorry I just started calling them marks, like +1 or -1 depending on an answer... If I can remember (did this on Saturday) the order I used was X(suave), X, A(info on somthing specific), then B? I thought he comes out and just starts telling you the truth to save his own ass after you have acted suave towards him. I know if you use any Professional styles BEFORE the battle they give -1

Alright I just replayed this boss fight, saved and did it twice, if you have enough dossier info you can get him to give up surkov without any trouble, but if not then you have to convince him through professional, and MAYBE suave, I think as long as you don't execute him right away, and aren't mocking he should tell you.

Kyoraku
06-12-2010, 12:26 AM
Awesome guide. Great job!