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Mithros
07.24.2012 , 05:46 PM | #11
Efficiency is a time bonus.

Critical is a chance to return with more/better/extra stuff, or to crit craft, which means a chance for augments slots on some things, or a chance to produce two items instead of one for others.

Affection increases these, as well as reducing the failure chance.

The ship droid, however, can not have it's affection increased until you buy special items available from the ship repar droid.
So for a starting player, do not give the ship droid anything. Save the gifts for companions that like them.

You can find out who likes what through the time-tested process of trial and error, or you can just look it up on the internet if you are not interested in figuring it out for yourself.
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GymQuirk
07.24.2012 , 05:53 PM | #12
There's also the Presence bonuses (+10 each, maximum of +400) and the improvements to your Heroic Moments (increase duration and decrease cooldown) that you get for the first of each Companion type (Ranged DPS, Melee DPS, Ranged Tank, Melee Tank, Healer) for completing the Companion Quests.

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xxMemphis
07.24.2012 , 05:54 PM | #13
I can give my ship droid gifts and it gives affection. Right now he is at 1000. So I have people telling give him gifts and others saying its useless...which is correct. I have 10 rank 2 tech gifts. They are good for both Khem and the droid. I seldom use Khem to craft so his affection is not as important as the droids (my main crafter) so before I give all 10 to one of them can I get a solid reply please. I am a level 24 inquisitor with cyber tech

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Selenial
07.24.2012 , 06:00 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by xxMemphis View Post
I can give my ship droid gifts and it gives affection. Right now he is at 1000. So I have people telling give him gifts and others saying its useless...which is correct. I have 10 rank 2 tech gifts. They are good for both Khem and the droid. I seldom use Khem to craft so his affection is not as important as the droids (my main crafter) so before I give all 10 to one of them can I get a solid reply please. I am a level 24 inquisitor with cyber tech
Giving it to khem would unlock more story for you, and about 5k exp.(after a few gifts) and more exp as you level. Ship droid gives better crafting bonuses because you use him more. Its simple as that, and your choice
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redfurry
07.25.2012 , 07:56 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Mithros View Post
The ship droid, however, can not have it's affection increased until you buy special items available from the ship repar droid.
This is not true. You can raise the droid's affection from the moment you get your ship - it likes cultural artifacts the most, followed by technology and imperial memorabilia (republic memorabilia for C2-N2).

Adittionally, you can buy sensors that give it bonuses to some specific crafting skills. For a cybertech you'll want the Engineering Droid Sensor, which gives it +5 Scavenging efficiency and +5 Cybertech critical - which is huge. But, you need 100.000 credits to purchase it and a somewhat high Legacy level (12 IIRC), so if this Inquisitor is your first character, it's not something you have to worry about for a while.

So yeah, your best course of action for now is to raise 2V-R8's affection and send it to craft nonstop.

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pudim
07.25.2012 , 07:59 AM | #16
I'm not sure if affection increases crit chance
My commando's companions (with 2k each) crit more often than my sage's companions
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redfurry
07.25.2012 , 08:07 AM | #17
According to the devs, a companion at full 10000 affection gets a 5% crit bonus to all crew skills:
http://www.swtor.com/blog/community-qa-april-27th-2012/

It is unclear if it's a continuous variation, or 1% fixed steps: a companion with 1990 affection may get a 1,99% or a 1% bonus.

And as always, what the devs say should happen and what the game actually does is not necessarily the same. But the common consensus seems to be, it's better to raise everyone's affection.

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xxMemphis
07.25.2012 , 08:17 AM | #18
Thanks everyone. I have started to put more into each at the moment but my main focus is the droid since I cannot level him at all on missions (kinda useless compared to Khem in the field). I have not noticed a big difference but I have only gone from 1000 to 4000 in affection so far.