in beta you were able to kill companions but then players got upset that they then gimped themselves in crafting without companions so the devs took the option away from players
gosh darnit >.<
Just because some idiots managed to kill off all their companions in beta, I'm stuck with Rusk and Scourge. -.-
BW, give us this feature back...
EDIT: Hmn ... I'm writing god d amnit, but it becomes gosh darnit ... interesting.