I don’t blame her for that, either. My MCs don’t blame her for that. What my M-mancer and A-mancer blame her for is her sticking her nose into the whole thing with them. With A, as far as my MC is concerned, it’s basically a crush on the road to nowhere, so Tina acting like they’re on the level of going to a dinner party together is irksome. She has no intention of asking Adam, and I hope the situation isn’t forced in the game because there is no way in hell she’d ask.
With my M-mancer, her initial reaction to the whole thing was, “Yeah, right, I’m going to invite the guy I’m boning, who has no other use for me and who can’t tolerate the smell of “human” food to a fucking dinner? No. Fucking. Way.” Again, there’s no way she’d ask Mason to go. Ever (and if it’s forced, it will completely break character immersion for me, and I’m sure there are other MCs who would refuse to ask as well). And if Tina is the one who asks M to go? Well, if she does it in front of my MC, she better be prepared to have her ass handed to her. Or we better damned well get an interrupt option so our MC can have their say.
The fact that I have no clue what you’re talking about is proof positive I need to go play my N route so I can see what Verda does!
Like @spunkycatninja said, for the A and M routes, it will be complete and utter train wreck. Hell, given their behavior, I don’t see how either of them could be convinced to go, really. Unless Tina invites some Trappers as well.
My M-mancer made a conscious decision to set Tina on the path to learning. Though she’s loathe to admit it, she wants someone else who knows. Plus, she’s tired of having to hide it from Tina, who is nosy as hell and would probably learn about it, anyway (eventually). My A-mancer is similar–she didn’t bother trying to put Tina off the trail. My F-mancer is a fuck-up, and she failed the attempt to put Tina off the trail. My N-mancer thought if she put Verda on the trail, he could find a cure to the disease in book 2 (because she has that much faith in his skills), then regretted it when she saw how poorly he took it.
I so wanted Dezh (my M-mancer) to get bitten but there was just no way she would, and I let them make their own choices. The woman is a fighter, so there’s no way she’d fail. My A-mancer, thankfully (this is mean to say), froze when Murphy grabbed her and got bitten on the neck (not a fighter, at all so she panicked). My N-mancer didn’t get bitten (not real skilled in fighting but she is cool-headed), but my F-mancer screwed up and got bitten on the wrist.