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KOTFE Story and Companions

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CharlesBoyd
06.17.2015 , 01:08 PM | #1 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Hey folks!

Seeing all of the discussion around our Knights of the Fallen Empire announcement has been awesome! It means a lot to the writing team to see how much y’all care about the details of the story and characters of SWTOR, and all of the insightful questions and debates that flow from that. I’m here to hopefully shed a bit of light on a few of the most common questions I’ve seen.

Up front, I think the best answer I can give to any story question is that it’s always best to wait and see how the story itself will answer it. I personally just hate giving out spoilers, so I won’t be doing that here. I promise, the main storyline of KOTFE is all about the things y’all have been asking, and October is going to be here very soon. In the meantime, though, let’s see if we can’t at least clarify a couple of things now:
  • The Outlander: your character’s past will be a key part of their identity as the Outlander moving forward. The choices you’ve made, romances you’ve pursued, your class, etc are all a part of who your character is, and those decisions will be honored in KOTFE; often in unexpected ways. How that works for characters who are created at level 60 is something we’ll dive into in the future, but we will not be setting a “canon” version of any class or world storyline. Your choices matter – that’s at the heart of our storytelling philosophy at BioWare.
  • Companions: there’s a ton of stuff going on with companions in this release, and we’re not ready to dive into most of it just yet. What I can say is that past companions will return in the story, sometimes as very critical parts of the overall story shared by all Outlanders. Which classes can recruit which characters, who can be romanced, who can you kill and who might betray you? You’ll have to play and see Finally, I’ve seen a lot of people referencing the KOTFE page’s character list as a list of companions – not everyone on that list will become a companion, and not every companion in the story is included in that list.
  • Valkorion: who is this guy? What happened to that other Emperor? Aren’t they both actually Jadus, who’s secretly Kephess, who’s actually a mutated clone of Kai Zykken created by Fez Burba for the Star Cabal’s secret war against the Shroud? OK, so I actually haven’t seen that theory, but IT’S ALL TRUE TELL EVERYONE BEFORE IT’S TOO LA----

[Charles had to take a few days off to relax, but he’ll be back in time to answer more questions at our Community Cantina event at San Diego Comic Con next month! - Musco]
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Amadahy
06.17.2015 , 01:14 PM | #2
"not every companion in the story is included in that list."

You have given me some hope for Theron! Even though he is not a current companion, but HOPE!

Thank you, Charles!

P.S. I am beyond thrilled to know that my character's past will be honored. I cannot wait to see what happens regarding the choices she has made.
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AetherShanty
06.17.2015 , 01:16 PM | #3
*feels some weight being removed*

Thank you!
There is no Corso, there is only Theron... AND A CARGO BAY FULL OF COURTING GIFTS!

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Iwipe
06.17.2015 , 01:17 PM | #4
Can you confirm or deny the last boss of KotFE will be Musco?

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Anaesha
06.17.2015 , 01:17 PM | #5
I just keep getting more and more interested in this expac!!

BTW that last bit was PRICELESS!!

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usctrojans
06.17.2015 , 01:19 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Amadahy View Post
"not every companion in the story is included in that list."

You have given me some hope for Theron! Even though he is not a current companion, but HOPE!

Thank you, Charles!
Ewww, Theron.

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Bobs_YourUncle
06.17.2015 , 01:20 PM | #7
Thanks for that, im really looking forward to this.
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MillionsKNives
06.17.2015 , 01:21 PM | #8
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Valkorion: who is this guy? What happened to that other Emperor? Arenít they both actually Jadus, whoís secretly Kephess, whoís actually a mutated clone of Kai Zykken created by Fez Burba for the Star Cabalís secret war against the Shroud? OK, so I actually havenít seen that theory, but ITíS ALL TRUE TELL EVERYONE BEFORE ITíS TOO LA----
I *********** knew it!

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jankiel
06.17.2015 , 01:21 PM | #9
Quote:
What I can say is that past companions will return in the story, sometimes as very critical parts of the overall story shared by all Outlanders. Which classes can recruit which characters, who can be romanced, who can you kill and who might betray you? Youíll have to play and see
Very good. Kill Quinn, romance LS Jaesa and it will be glorious.

Quote:
Valkorion: who is this guy? What happened to that other Emperor? Arenít they both actually Jadus, whoís secretly Kephess, whoís actually a mutated clone of Kai Zykken created by Fez Burba for the Star Cabalís secret war against the Shroud? OK, so I actually havenít seen that theory, but ITíS ALL TRUE TELL EVERYONE BEFORE ITíS TOO LA----
Seems legit.

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XiamaraSimi
06.17.2015 , 01:21 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Amadahy View Post
P.S. I am beyond thrilled to know that my character's past will be honored. I cannot wait to see what happens regarding the choices she has made.
Or will they? SoR doesnt acknowlege imperial relationships for anyone but agents...