How could anyone like Vivian. Her writing was atrocious. Specifically because no matter what dialogue option you chose, your character awlays dropped 20 IQ points, just so she could berate you.
That particulary pissed me off when i played a Tal Vashoth or whatever they were called PC and my character conveniently forgot somehting baout his own culture (that you couldnt previously know since that group wasnt heavily featured, i double checked) just so Vivian could berate you on it.
that stuff made me furious. its one thing to have a character be knowledgable and haughty, its another thing when you offer up blatantly false dialogue options just so your character ends up looking like an idiot in comparison. Threw me right out of it.