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Eshvara
01.10.2018 , 10:14 AM | #131
Quote: Originally Posted by Tsillah View Post
I have to say for me that's a positive. We can already have some many companions as it is so no need to add all of them to all characters. Also it means, I suppose, that they're not being forcefully written out by having to choose between two companions to have one live and the other die and such things. Hopefully it will also make the reunions a bit more personal as well.
Agreed! Though I would feel sad if Scourge and Jaesa were to be for tied to their class only as they are such exceptional characters. But for Scourge it would kind of make sense for him to only be for the Jedi Knight, or his "vision" would not be accurate.
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01.10.2018 , 10:19 AM | #132
Quote: Originally Posted by Valceanu View Post
hopefully they are holding most stuff back for a meatier expansion a bit later... a proper one as it were. I really hope we get one this year as its past time we did...
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01.10.2018 , 10:22 AM | #133
Quote: Originally Posted by JediAkemi View Post
If I had more faith in EAware, I'd hold out hope that we'd get a "Play as Lord Scourge" bonus chapter where we get to do that whatever it was as him... but I don't have enough faith in them.
I suspect they won't do so because the story should be understandable even for those who did not play all classes. Giving 1 companion a greater role than others in ways that connect to his original story background (for example: Torian in chapter 14 is OK because his background doesn't matter besides him being Mandalorian once. Same goes for Scorpio, whose original background is barely mentioned in the agent's original story, and same with all companions returning so far. They limit their intrusion into the new story to things that aren't based on their role in the original story (for example Kaliyo doesn't mention she used to work with an imperial agent). It would be awesome if special companions such as Scourge, or Kira (without further details), had some active role while Valkorion was alive, but I think that even if the story was written like that, they will not make it playable, won't make a lot of sense for a BountyHunter to play it, for example.

I do hope now that a certain padawan will use her special powers on the Outlander to verify that Valkorion is gone. Could be a nice way to recall her powers which are almost completely forgotten beside the companion conversations...

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01.10.2018 , 10:25 AM | #134
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Please end Ranked Season 9 and start Ranked Season 10 with 5.8! Also fix leaderboards. Thanks!
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uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
01.10.2018 , 10:26 AM | #135
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Class-specific means that only the Class that those Companions are originally from will be able to get them. So in this case...
  • Risha & Corso - Smuggler only
  • Andronikos - Inquisitor only



Many of them will be, but not all. It depends on the story we are telling with that particular Companion returning. I will make sure we note that for the future returns so you know which is which.

-eric
You still haven't answered the most important part for me.... IS THIS GONNA BE AN ALLIANCE ALERT? Will it be VOICED? Will it have a dynamic camera? Or is it the much maligned setup that the other alliance alerts share?

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Rafiknoll
01.10.2018 , 10:30 AM | #136
Quote: Originally Posted by Eshvara View Post
Agreed! Though I would feel sad if Scourge and Jaesa were to be for tied to their class only as they are such exceptional characters. But for Scourge it would kind of make sense for him to only be for the Jedi Knight, or his "vision" would not be accurate.
Technically wasn't the vision complete with Valkorion dead? I think he can now join everyone, at least in that aspect.

Just pictured a nice story: Scourge attacks the Outlander because he knows that he hosts the emperor's spirit. Only after a long fight (and as the story usually goes in this game, scourge will have an army at you), Jaesa who is actually a very fitting companion to scourge, gets close enough to sense that there is no Valkorion in you. Then you get both as companions (or if BioWare wanna be eternally cursed: Scourge doesn't believe her and gotta die)

A general script of course, but they can still consider it

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Tsillah
01.10.2018 , 10:37 AM | #137
Quote: Originally Posted by Rafiknoll View Post
Technically wasn't the vision complete with Valkorion dead? I think he can now join everyone, at least in that aspect.

Just pictured a nice story: Scourge attacks the Outlander because he knows that he hosts the emperor's spirit. Only after a long fight (and as the story usually goes in this game, scourge will have an army at you), Jaesa who is actually a very fitting companion to scourge, gets close enough to sense that there is no Valkorion in you. Then you get both as companions (or if BioWare wanna be eternally cursed: Scourge doesn't believe her and gotta die)

A general script of course, but they can still consider it
Perhaps with Valkorion gone, he'll want to go back and rebuild the Empire he wanted to protect from the Emperor...
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Eshvara
01.10.2018 , 10:40 AM | #138
Quote: Originally Posted by Rafiknoll View Post
Technically wasn't the vision complete with Valkorion dead? I think he can now join everyone, at least in that aspect.

Just pictured a nice story: Scourge attacks the Outlander because he knows that he hosts the emperor's spirit. Only after a long fight (and as the story usually goes in this game, scourge will have an army at you), Jaesa who is actually a very fitting companion to scourge, gets close enough to sense that there is no Valkorion in you. Then you get both as companions (or if BioWare wanna be eternally cursed: Scourge doesn't believe her and gotta die)

A general script of course, but they can still consider it
But his vision should only happen with the Jedi Knight, if you play as an IA, the Jedi Knight is probably dead, therefore his vision couldn't have happened and he was wrong?
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AdharaKyleth
01.10.2018 , 10:42 AM | #139
So, if the only classes that get back each of their respected companions, will the dialogue be different for a males and female Smug/Inq? Will smugglers who married Risha get different dialogue than those who let Risha marry that diplomat guy? (Etc for other classes) Just want someone to clarify.
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EricMusco
01.10.2018 , 10:45 AM | #140 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Quote: Originally Posted by uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu View Post
You still haven't answered the most important part for me.... IS THIS GONNA BE AN ALLIANCE ALERT? Will it be VOICED? Will it have a dynamic camera? Or is it the much maligned setup that the other alliance alerts share?
Yes, it will be an Alliance Alert. However, it will be a cinematic and not a "KOTOR-style" conversation like the other alerts.

-eric
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