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For those who chose Doug over Carley. Explain why.

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Well, it seems we are a small % of people who actually decided to help Doug instead of Carley. I mainly decided not to save her because she seemed to be the only one who knew about Lee being a murderer so I considered her a threat, I know many people decided to save her because she was "hot", but come on guys, she confessed she was in love with doug.

It seems I may have missed a nice character but Doug ended up being a really cool guy.

"Wait. I know you know everything about this flashlight, I mean if you know anything about how it got broken"

I am sure a similar thread has been created before, but come on, what else are we supposed to talk about while we wait? :D

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  • Doug was cool a computer nerd like me. But I didn't save him, I saved Carley you want to know why? To be honest I don't know why, in the heat of the moment I just ran over to Carley and gave her the ammo. I just wanted to save both of them, and I really regret not saving Doug and I wish things were different but there not, it's over.

  • only ever chosen Doug once over Carley,and it's not a affection thing :D i think Lee and Carley had more of a instant connection.

  • My first experience with TWD was watching someone else play, and I remember verbally encouraging them to choose Doug. In my own playthrough later, I chose Carley because I wanted to see what the difference was, but I would have chosen Doug if I had been doing a blind playthrough. :P

    I have a couple of reasons - one, Doug reminded me very strongly of my brother, who has Asperger's syndrome. I know that was likely not Telltale's intention to portray Doug that way, but it was how I interpreted him, and I just instantly found him endearing in a quirky way as well. Plus, I thought his talents - tech stuff - were more 'unique' than Carley's, who was only a good marksman. Larry had said Lilly was military, so I reasoned that she would probably be a good shot, too.

    Also, Carley only had one zombie on her leg, while Doug was nearly being torn apart Shaun of the Dead style. I figured Carley should have been able to kick the zombie off or at least pistol whip it - Doug was in more immediate danger.

    I think Doug is a more selfless and heroic character (as evidenced by his "I wish you had chosen her" and his sacrificing himself for Ben,) and that isn't to say I don't like Carley - she is also very heroic and kind-hearted. But picking her ended up having more pros in the end, which is too bad. I wish Doug could have somehow said something that encouraged Lee to think of spilling his past himself. Doug really wasn't given nearly as much development and that makes me sad.

  • Sadly i haven't played the game (just watched a TON of playthroughs on youtube) but i would like to share my opinion.

    I think all the arguments you are making as to why Doug or Carley are better, based on their actions in episodes 2 & 3,are pointless because you make the decision in episode 1,during the pharmacy scene.

    I just wish Telltale would have done this:
    Let's just say we have 3 persons:
    A: Carley.Exactly the same with game Carley personality wise,story wise etc. BUT replace her character model with that of Brie's.
    B: Doug.Same personality,story etc. BUT replace his character model with Shawn's.
    C: A girl,lets call her Donna.Same personality and story as Doug (just different gender) AND she has Carley's character model.
    If the players had to choose between A and B,or A and C,then we would see how many people would choose the nice,useful person with the gun...Enough said.

    If i could have played the game blindly,i would definitely have chosen Doug because he seems to be in more immediate danger.Simple as that.(plus,when the timer starts,Clementine is looking in Doug's direction.Maybe that would have affected my decision too)

    If i could play the game now,knowing what happens,i would choose Carley for two reasons.1)The option to reveal your past is pretty cool.2)Well...i'm totally worthless when it comes to pointing and shooting at things.I'm sure i would have a lot of trouble during the bandits and zombies shooting in episode 3.(i thought this is an adventure game)Carley covers the left part of the RV at some point and that would make my life easier (as a player).I know it's the lamest excuse in the world and i'm pathetic.Don't judge! :o

    The conclusion is Doug instead of Carley.Oh..and i agree with those who said that Doug is underdeveloped compared to her.I really hope they save him tomorrow in the live playthrough.Although i kind of doubt it... :mad:

    Sorry for the long,first post!

  • Batteries
    "I was going to save both of you"
    Honestly? I thought both of them would be able to make it if I saved Doug as Carley had a gun and a free foot while Doug was pretty much pinned to the wall. Hey, there have been choices where both sides get to survive (Saving Omid or Christa) and I thought this was one on my first playthrough.

    That, and I knew everyone would save the attractive girl.
    Also my "Fallout senses" were tingling and I thought we might need to use Doug's science skill to operate a laser to save everyone during the climax... if only I knew how I was right but not in the way I've imagined.

    To the people saying they picked Doug over Carley because of batteries... does that mean we value and save people solely on their skills and how dependent they are...like Crawford?

  • I chose Dough because he was far more likable. Carley had this Pulitzer prize attitude I loathed. And I don't regret it, Dough was one of the few honest and good people on the game. Too bad what happened.

  • I like Dough too. My favorite is cookie Dough.

  • I can tell why I almost chose Doug.

    I thought he was intelligent, and I was kinda glad that he didn't know Lee was a felon. Carley vouched for Doug.

    On a different note, the battery thing with Carley didn't bother me so much. I thought it was funny.

  • i will save carly beacous they will have a cute romantic scence on episode 3.

  • I can't be assed to rifle through each reply to this thread - too long...
    If the following reasoning has already been posted, I apologise.
    Okay - well, here we go...

    As soon as Carley told Lee that she knew who he was, I was willing to play along - she said that his murderous trait could be of use, after all.

    But the next words to come out of her mouth were something along the lines of "But if I think you're a detriment to the group..."

    Define detriment, Carley...

    I saw this as a threat - I thought that from now on, if I didn't do things her way, Lee gets kicked out, and Clementine would be taken away from him (I thought Lee was the most fit to take care of her at the time; still do).

    So I decided there and then that if Carley's life were in danger, I would leave her for dead. :D
    I would only save her if it were between her and Larry.

    Carley died in Episode 1, and I was feeling pretty good about my chances UNTIL Larry said he knew Lee's secret as well. I let a girl die for nothing.

    I saved Doug, and the only things I regret were not being able to tell the group of my past on my own terms, and that Doug died for Ben (who I also killed later).

    Fin.

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