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Affection and crew skills

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Affection and crew skills

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MouseNoFour
06.20.2012 , 07:12 PM | #1
PLEASE READ MORE THAN THE FIRST 1-2 LINES.

At what level do crew skill efficiency reaches its peak?

Lets say I have a companion at 10,000 affection and initiate a crew skill mission/crafting and complete it shortly thereafter - I will receive the most efficient time possible with that companion.

However, by doing dailies and choosing options that that specific companion does not like - at what point does the loss of affection points start to affect the efficiency of those crew skills? 9,999 or at some number below that?

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Toogeloo
06.20.2012 , 07:25 PM | #2
Somewhere I read that a companion must have 10,000 affection to receive all bonuses, including bonus crit chance, for all crew skills. Anything less and they lose it.

I believe this is true as well, because there is a similar concept for alignment titles. You can get the Pure or Loathsome titles for 10k Light/Dark, but if you dip even 1 point out of that 10k, you lose the title. Would make sense if you lost affection with your companion that you also lose bonuses immediately.

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MouseNoFour
06.20.2012 , 07:44 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Toogeloo View Post
Somewhere I read that a companion must have 10,000 affection to receive all bonuses, including bonus crit chance, for all crew skills. Anything less and they lose it.

I believe this is true as well, because there is a similar concept for alignment titles. You can get the Pure or Loathsome titles for 10k Light/Dark, but if you dip even 1 point out of that 10k, you lose the title. Would make sense if you lost affection with your companion that you also lose bonuses immediately.
Damn... i have a bunch of companions 9,9##. If this is true, then im running with less than maximum efficiency companions. Crap... going to have to bring out about 20 odd companions to get the last few affection points on every one of them.

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MouseNoFour
06.20.2012 , 08:29 PM | #4
This also means that i cant do daily dialogue with companions out, as the risk of losing affection and therefore crew skill efficiency is there until i can gain the affection back.

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Nomerath
06.21.2012 , 03:59 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Toogeloo View Post
Somewhere I read that a companion must have 10,000 affection to receive all bonuses, including bonus crit chance, for all crew skills. Anything less and they lose it.

I believe this is true as well, because there is a similar concept for alignment titles. You can get the Pure or Loathsome titles for 10k Light/Dark, but if you dip even 1 point out of that 10k, you lose the title. Would make sense if you lost affection with your companion that you also lose bonuses immediately.
Utter BS, companions have the crafting bonuses whether they have 10.000, 1.872 or -10.000. Only mission time is effected by affection.

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deusBAAL
06.21.2012 , 04:08 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by MouseNoFour View Post
This also means that i cant do daily dialogue with companions out, as the risk of losing affection and therefore crew skill efficiency is there until i can gain the affection back.
Lol... I use dailies to max out affection on all companions! On belsavis one of teh dailies gives 348 affection to the SI healer pet.

You get negative affection in a convo? Hit ESC and restart it.
Funny how PVP folks strive to become the best PK, while PVE folks know that PKs are just really really bad players.

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RattyRattail
06.21.2012 , 09:45 AM | #7
Dev answer to player question regarding affection/crit chance:

DarthTexas: Can you give some insight to the numbers behind crafting? What is the baseline crit chance for crafting? How does companion affection affect crit chance? Exactly how much of a boost is +1 or +5 critical chance in crafting? Having the Reverse Engineer % chance is a nice step in removing some of the unknowns in crafting; now we just need the numbers on the creation side to be less ambiguous.

Patrick Malott (Systems Designer): The baseline crit chance for crafting is dependent on the difficulty of the crafting action relative to your current crafting skill level. The difficulty is color coded in the crafting GUI.

Orange Difficulty: 10%

Yellow, Green, and Gray Difficulty: 15%

Companion Affection scales Crew Skill chance up to +5% at maximum affection.

A Companion Trait critical chance bonus of +1 or +5 is a percentage. Example: The Imperial Agent companion character Kaliyo grants a +2 bonus to Underworld Trading Critical. This is +2% bonus.

Using Kaliyo at maximum affection as an example, if she ran a green difficulty Underworld Trading mission for you, she would have a 22% chance to score a mission critical success.
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GnatB
06.21.2012 , 11:06 AM | #8
Yep. We know critical chance scales from 0 to +5% based on affection. We know it's +5% at 10k, what we do NOT know is whether there is a "grace" buffer zone (say, 9,900 to 10k)

One would surmise that if there was one, it would also be there for efficiency, which would be fairly straightforward to test.

Start a mission @ 10k, see how much time it says is remaining.
Cancel mission.
Do dialog option that drops affection
Start exact same mission. See if it starts with more time remaining.

Personally, I don't do dailies, so no ideas which options would give predictable -'s. (and, quite frankly, I don't really care enough to test).