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Why is there no option to amicably part ways with Lana?

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Why is there no option to amicably part ways with Lana?

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Noerra
01.22.2019 , 03:37 AM | #361
Torian and Vette choice was stupid one in my opinion because they are not equally important to all players. For some they are LI's and class companions, for some they are just alliance members. So the cost of the choice is high for some and low for some. They should have put there characters that would be about equally important to all classes and who are not class companions to anyone. Or they could have made the choice feel harder other ways, for example that you give at start different people jobs what they do and those characters are on those locations because YOU told them to go there. That would have put some pressure on PC even they wouldn't in general care a squat about Torian/Vette.

On the subject that was discussed here earlier about Lana holding information on PC (on SIS contacts etc)... i run last week one character (sith Inq) trough 1-9 chapters of KOTFE and already during those chapters there is 3 situatiations where player can tell Lana "Why didn't you tell me...". First is when Senya appears at the swamp to defend Gravestone ("I wanted you to see yourself..."), second is when Koths crew is waiting to come on board at Asylum ("I didn't want to bother you with mundane details...") and last one is about people gathering for Odessen to form Alliance. Last one is maybe most annoying, your PC can scold her for not telling and explain you would have wanted to take part of planning and Lana brushes the thing of by saying something like "Oh i was pulling strings already when you were still in carbonite...". It is no wonder that some of us players don't feel like a commander but more like Lana's puppet. If you question her, you will find out you are. Starting to feel the whole traitor arc was arranged by Lana to get rid of our trusted Theron so she can manipulate us even easier.

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krakadyla
01.22.2019 , 10:19 AM | #362
Quote: Originally Posted by Noerra View Post
Starting to feel the whole traitor arc was arranged by Lana to get rid of our trusted Theron so she can manipulate us even easier.
"Trusted" my butt. Him and Lana both run the Alliance, and the Outlander is just a glorified errand boy/gal. That's why he kept mum about infiltrating the cult of bad hair bozos, because he ain't obliged to inform his co-workers about his plans and even less to his underlings (aka you ). And that's why he tried to justify his fail to Lana first, because opinion of an equal carries more weight than opinion of a subordinate (aka you )

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Noerra
01.22.2019 , 12:13 PM | #363
Quote: Originally Posted by krakadyla View Post
"Trusted" my butt. Him and Lana both run the Alliance, and the Outlander is just a glorified errand boy/gal. That's why he kept mum about infiltrating the cult of bad hair bozos, because he ain't obliged to inform his co-workers about his plans and even less to his underlings (aka you ). And that's why he tried to justify his fail to Lana first, because opinion of an equal carries more weight than opinion of a subordinate (aka you )
It does make totally sense . Actually when there was only SOR and Ziost storyline i seriously was thinking that, that pc was just played with those two. Was even annoyed it was done so obviously. If you look Therons romance lines on that era they are all pretty vague and all-around not very personal or sounding honest. But from those two i find him more trustable. I am on denial .

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Nefla
01.28.2019 , 01:43 AM | #364
Re-subbed for a month in order to play a new character with my friend so hi again for now.

Anyway I don't know about you guys (well, I DO know about the Lana superfans) but personally I would rather wipe the companion slate clean and collect an entirely new crew for all players than continue on with the Lana Variety Hour and tiny 2 minute returns followed by brick status for everyone else. Think along the lines of Dragon Age Origins Awakening expansion or Mass Effect 2 but without the returning characters, an all new crew rather than a mostly new crew. They could easily write a story which requires you to go on an adventure separate from your alliance or established crew and could write emails from your character's LI every so often-maybe updating you on what's going on back home or commenting on your latest actions.

This separation wouldn't have to be forever, it could be for a short adventure or a long one but IMO it would be far better and more interesting to have a whole and varied crew again than to have Lana shoved down our throat at every turn and everyone else creepily absent and silent with no in-story explanation.