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A Flexible Companion Customization System


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DomiSotto
07.09.2014 , 01:03 PM | #31
There are so many companions in the game right now, that I just never get to that point of being tired of all 40 of them, but the less content is attached to a universal companion (aka Treek) even with expanded surficial customization the faster it will get more tiresome than one of the Original Forty (because it is basically the same for all classes). The "treek effect" so to speak. It might be something that would spruce up one run on your fav class though - and to compete with Treek and HK class of companions, rather than the Forty.

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DomiSotto
07.16.2014 , 02:23 PM | #32
So, another week trickled by, and I keep wanting it.

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DomiSotto
07.18.2014 , 07:35 AM | #33
Reference to a thread with a similar discussion:

http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=751809

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DomiSotto
07.31.2014 , 02:23 PM | #34
Reference (will definitely help the request):

http://www.swtor.com/community/showt...77#post7576677

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CplShepard
08.01.2014 , 09:24 PM | #35
I support this whole heatedly, would be a great thing to have.

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DomiSotto
08.08.2014 , 09:11 PM | #36
Thank you. And another week trickled by since the last bump

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Gwena
08.08.2014 , 10:27 PM | #37
Y'know, I had my reservations about this idea, but it has grown on me.

Does it make sense, story-wise, for some Companions to be a different species? Probably not.

But you know what? If the player doesn't mind, then I see no reason it shouldn't be allowed. And I'm pretty sure that there are a lot of players that just want a Companion that looks appealing to them -- be that a human Ashara with their favorite hairstyle, or a Chiss Quinn -- and can deal with the potential five or ten minutes of story (if that!) in which it doesn't make sense. Especially considering that if you continue to play, you will be using your Companions for months or even years after their story is finished.

Besides, we are already allowed to make player characters that are kind of iffy lore-wise, and that don't really "make sense" during certain dialogues.

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2. Place all BioWARE character customization vendor with all non-CM customizations available on the fleet at a premium cost (say 18,000 credits/equivalent CCs)
For the standard vendor customizations, I agree that they should be centrally located on one easy to access vendor. But the ones from events and the CE/SK vendors? IMHO those should remain exclusive.

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8. In the Nightlife event rewards, swap Tharan and Doc's customization or in compensation for not exactly attractive Doc Customization provide an attractive one, with a more... erm conventional hairstyle. If it can be Mirialian, that would be AWESOME!
The Doc one isn't perfect, but it has a good looking face and no facial hair (which I dislike), so I use it. Mine wears a hooded chestpiece so he looks pretty cool. I am utterly baffled as to why they insisted on giving him a green mohawk though. They were so close!
Ecc 1:9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

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DomiSotto
08.09.2014 , 09:51 AM | #38
I think you are right, the event ones should be tied to the events.

Oh, my, you just gave me an idea. To cover his stupid Mohawk, but keep the face pretty without the beard. For once the buggy cutscenes that keep the helmets on would benefit the player. That sand-people helmet social will do nicely! And yes, I have no idea what possessed them. I guess they had to use the new styles.

With one exception - Ashara. Locking all Ashara customization to Sk is unfair to the non-US player because thy can't get the key, and if they do not own a tablet or whatever it costs a fortune for delivery of the key.

Darn, am I too late to go waste credits on the Nightlife? Is it hard to win the customization? And where is it? It is BoL, I hope?

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Gwena
08.09.2014 , 12:09 PM | #39
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I think you are right, the event ones should be tied to the events.

Oh, my, you just gave me an idea. To cover his stupid Mohawk, but keep the face pretty without the beard. For once the buggy cutscenes that keep the helmets on would benefit the player. That sand-people helmet social will do nicely! And yes, I have no idea what possessed them. I guess they had to use the new styles.

With one exception - Ashara. Locking all Ashara customization to Sk is unfair to the non-US player because thy can't get the key, and if they do not own a tablet or whatever it costs a fortune for delivery of the key.

Darn, am I too late to go waste credits on the Nightlife? Is it hard to win the customization? And where is it? It is BoL, I hope?
They definitely need more "standard" customizations for the poor Ashara fans. I'm glad there's one coming in the next wave of packs, at least.

I considered using a headpiece to hide Doc's mohawk, but I tried that on crazy-hair Andronikos and wasn't too pleased when his headpiece disappeared in his conversations. >.< Unfortunately, the "hide headgear because of potential romance and smooching" trigger is poorly implemented and seems to work regardless of romance status (my Inquisitor is a guy).

It is pretty easy to win one cert to buy a customization, but it depends on luck of course. You've got about 10 more days, so plenty of time! If you do the quest that gives you 5 free tokens on several alts (they need to have a ship), you might not even have to buy any tokens. The certs and customizations are BoL, but it appears that you can only buy them on a character that has that Companion. I had to haul my Knight from Balmorra all the way to Club Vertica to buy the one for Doc.
Ecc 1:9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

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DomiSotto
08.09.2014 , 12:23 PM | #40
Yeah, I ran into that problem. I got enough tokens, but I only have Mako and Tharan in the party, didn't get to Doc or Elara yet. So, unless the vendor sticks around, I will have to buy more weapons. And yeah, i am going to drag all the chars with the ships to the casino once the plague is over, for the 5 free tokens + 25 thou to get some pretty weapons if I can't get customs

Maybe I should go load on coffee and run my Trooper through Coruscant and Taris... I dunno. I can maybe do it in 10 days... Definitely not Doc