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Mithros
09.24.2012 , 10:09 AM | #7
Amazing what they suddenly find to be more important (character preview screen) when they are thinking that it might make the difference between people spending money on microtransactions or not.

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As an aside, I am not a fan of 'converting' companions.
If a player can turn every companion to their way of thinking, then they aren't really their own individual characters anymore.
Further, the amount of work required to do such a thing approaches that of making an entirely new set of companions for every class (not to mention the changes that would have to happen in our codices).

I have (and had) my own ideas about how I would have done companions to make them more interchangeable (so if you didn't like a companion you could replace them), but given the state of things, I do not expect to see any new class specific companions introduced.

I think that all future companions will be either for everyone (ala HK-51), faction specific (Republic classes could get this guy while Imperials get that guy, but they would probably fill the same role(s)), or a choice between two (a world event, for example, where you make a choice similar to that made at the end of the Chevin event... If you choose this you get companion 'A', if you choose that you get companion 'B').
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