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Post-10k affection interaction with companions

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Post-10k affection interaction with companions

gibmachine's Avatar

04.27.2012 , 05:57 AM | #1
There is an awesome thread about it in class forums but for the sake of integrity I'm gonna paste my own post with few quotes added.


What i hope for when expanded companion storylines kick in is that the companion you married now appears in your quarters and you get a set of daily quests (rewarding some affection and maybe some money so it's not a waste of time but also not a requirement) appearing randomly with the exception that you can't get the same twice in a row. A set of 5-6 dailies taking you to different planets where you do some thing related to your companion. Of course I wouldn't expect BW to implement such dailies for every companions. Only the ones that are actually romanceable (and "marryable").

Also, minor things like some extra lines when you right-click them instead of generic ones they have by default. Instead of Jaesa telling me that there will be no stopping us, I'd like to hear her say how she feels great being my wife every now and then (while also keeping the default lines for variety).

Neat idea would also be that there is a set of "happy" lines that you hear when you have 10k affection, different set when your affection starts to drop and another one when you regain the affection in order to reflect how your spouse feels about you. It doesn't make much sense that I get married, then treat my wife like crap, smack her around etc and she still confesses her undying love for me.

other thing I'd like to mention is that all companions should have actual quests not only the first ones players get. Looking for Vette's sister wasn't very thrilling (except for the fact that I boned her) but I wouldn't mind going on a rampage with Jaesa and butcher me some LS scum. Instead she wanders off into a black screen and tells me how cool it was. Making so that all companions have actual quests would definately go a long way as far as immersion goes.

Quote: Originally Posted by xQuicksilverx View Post
One thing i kind of found disappointing about the companion dialogue, is that for the most part, they seem indifferent to my accomplishments in the galaxy. I defeated all of the emporers children and am the champion of the Rift Alliance, but none of my companions give a damn. I killed the Chancellor of the republic and yet Mako doesn't even bring it up.

Things that would be awesome: If I boarded my ship and my companions said random stuff to me regarding my most recent accomplishments. IE. If my most recent accomplishment was killing Soa, Qyzen might say something like "The Scorekeeper grants you 100 points for ****** the ancient one" or if I just finished False Emporer for the first time, Mako might say "Good riddance, that scuba mask wearing douche creeped me out anyways" whenever I would board my ship. Each companion could congradulate you on different things as you walk by them.
This is also cool idea. Companions acknowledging your recent "achievement" would be an awesome thing. One line per flashpoint / operation boss for every companion that is only active for like 4-5 hours and you can only hear it on the first right-click so it's not replacing all other lines. For example I killed Kephess, walk up to Jaesa and she goes

"I see that Trandoshans' reputation of being fierce is true after all. That one on Denova was fighting with the fervor of an actual Sith. Almost makes me wish he didn't have to die. Almost"

And after that she resumes her normal lines.

Quote: Originally Posted by Darth_Victus View Post
Also would be cool to see my companion actually walk around my ship and do random stuff. Or like in previous games when you enter your ship, you get a random cutscene between two or more of your companions talking, or argueing over different things.
This is another thing that would be inrcedible in terms of adding some life to player's ship. Entering the "main" room in the ship would trigger one of the preset cutscenes showing interaction between companions (either an argument or a "brofist" moment) that could obviously lead to making a choice favoring one of the other, resulting in (minor) affection gain / loss. Right now my ship feels like a graveyard with noone willing to talk other than the droid. Making so that companions can interact with each other to some degree (again, like 5-6 cutscenes) would go a long way.


So yeah, these are my ideas along with some interesting quotes from the relevant thread I mentioned.
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gibmachine's Avatar

04.27.2012 , 02:37 PM | #2
Cmon, don't let it get buried
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DarthRamette's Avatar

04.27.2012 , 04:46 PM | #3
I agree and would love to see this expanded. I mean I am married to Quinn, the Emperors Wrath and by the way he talks to me you would never know it.

siegeshot's Avatar

04.27.2012 , 05:25 PM | #4
Yes I would like Akaavi to warm up a little bit in combat after you complete her story line, for example. My Smug commented she seemed slightly less angry after finishing those last missions, of course you wouldn't know it. Those subtle differences would really help.. really really help.

I've warmed up to her quite a bit since she's got onto my crew. Enough to actually I don't know how to say this. For her to become my Smug's actual relationship, but yea she's still ice cold. Just not as ice cold as Risha which is why I still haven't even worked on her friendship. I simply can't stand talking to her. Where as Akavi warms up in conversations, just not normal.. Bah.

Hard to explain. But yes I agree with everything said so far. They need to have some +10k where things start to warm up. Same thing with Kira post 10k. "I beat your record boss bla bla bla." I'd like them to say something else. I don't know what, but something a little more personable. Especially if they're your character's relationship.
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JediElf's Avatar

04.27.2012 , 06:41 PM | #5
I'd also like to see this for companions, that we may not get the chance to romance.

Like a 'good friends' style quest.

I like the Idea OP. ^_^
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Athilis's Avatar

04.30.2012 , 06:58 AM | #6
I agree with most of these guys. My companions don't have a clue how great I am. They don't care that i just got 10 medals in a wz defending thier honor. (hint hint) I also am married to Jessa and now she never talks to me. I would like to see some repeatable dialog options always availible for who im married to. I feel like Jeasa misses me, but I have no way to "comfort" her. A nice sexy cut scene would be nice and make me feel more important and needed.

RickShan's Avatar

09.07.2012 , 04:22 PM | #7
Bump / small necro, for the great detailed idea! Instead of creating another thread.

MollyDresden's Avatar

09.08.2012 , 01:35 PM | #8
I absolutely would love any and all additions to companions like those suggested here. Please, please give us more companion content. The companions are one of the major things I like about this game, maybe even my favorite thing.

Pairaka's Avatar

09.08.2012 , 02:55 PM | #9
/bump for love
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