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Choosing a Faction on Iokath

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Choosing a Faction on Iokath
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04.10.2017 , 11:00 AM | #101
Quote: Originally Posted by light_senshi View Post
Consequences? What consequences? The results are almost identical irregardless of what I choose.
The consequence of a companion refusing to join you, and even dying because you placed yourself as their opposition.
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04.10.2017 , 11:14 AM | #102
I'm rather disappointed that the companion is tied to faction. My loyalty is to the Empire but I do not want Quinn, I would much prefer Dorne.

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04.10.2017 , 11:20 AM | #103
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I'm rather disappointed that the companion is tied to faction. My loyalty is to the Empire but I do not want Quinn, I would much prefer Dorne.
Same tbh. I don't want Quinn on any of my characters, regardless of faction, but Dorne is awesome people. I don't like the fact that I have to choose a faction to begin with, tbh, but this is just an extra kick in the pants.
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04.10.2017 , 12:03 PM | #104
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I'm rather disappointed that the companion is tied to faction. My loyalty is to the Empire but I do not want Quinn, I would much prefer Dorne.
I think its great that companions are tied to faction. It makes for a more authentic in-game setting. Why would Elara, who defected to the Republic in the first place, because she didnt like how Empire does things, want to side with a supporter of the Empire?

On the same note, what exactly will Jorgan, Aygo, Hylo, T-7 do when my SW starts killing Republic troops and helping the Empress? Nothing, I guess, which is a damn shame. But then again, there are too few Imperials among Alliance leadership in the first place. Basically no one, except me and Lana.
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04.12.2017 , 05:55 PM | #105
What Eanelinea said... I'm mostly concerned my faction choice will have consequences for future companions. My bounty hunter is light IV & desperately wants her Mako back! Been pining away for ages ;-) Should I choose Empire or Republic? I kinda liked the Alliance coz I'm not that black & white myself, like my universe to be diverse. But now I have Lana on 41 and Kaliyo on 36, so if I don't want to lose them as companions I'd better go Imperial... Come to think of it, I chose Vette over Torian, so Mako might just kill me on sight for that... ;-) Argh, anxiety... #FirstGeekProbs
I do have my Sith Sorc @ 70, (dark I), so maybe I should do a test drive with her first...

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04.12.2017 , 11:20 PM | #106
Quote: Originally Posted by Gelious View Post
I think its great that companions are tied to faction. It makes for a more authentic in-game setting. Why would Elara, who defected to the Republic in the first place, because she didnt like how Empire does things, want to side with a supporter of the Empire?

On the same note, what exactly will Jorgan, Aygo, Hylo, T-7 do when my SW starts killing Republic troops and helping the Empress? Nothing, I guess, which is a damn shame. But then again, there are too few Imperials among Alliance leadership in the first place. Basically no one, except me and Lana.
Agreed and agreed! Elara wouldn't make sense teaming with someone who values the Empire's way of thinking. Also, none of those you mentioned should actually side with a PC like that either
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04.13.2017 , 08:04 AM | #107
Quote: Originally Posted by Rune_Castle View Post
What Eanelinea said... I'm mostly concerned my faction choice will have consequences for future companions. My bounty hunter is light IV & desperately wants her Mako back! Been pining away for ages ;-) Should I choose Empire or Republic? I kinda liked the Alliance coz I'm not that black & white myself, like my universe to be diverse. But now I have Lana on 41 and Kaliyo on 36, so if I don't want to lose them as companions I'd better go Imperial... Come to think of it, I chose Vette over Torian, so Mako might just kill me on sight for that... ;-) Argh, anxiety... #FirstGeekProbs
I do have my Sith Sorc @ 70, (dark I), so maybe I should do a test drive with her first...
My sith sorceress is dark V but that doesn't mean she is going to side with the Empire. She doesn't believe in slavery and that has been a thorn in her side since the beginning. She knows what it feels like being a slave and does not approve of slavery and forcing people to do what someone else says.

My agent is dark V as well but due to what the empire did to her in her story she has no love for the empire as well.

On those two characters I would have prefer not taking sides as neither side would appeal to them but since they forcing them to take sides it will not be the empire.
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04.13.2017 , 08:52 AM | #108
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This is the single most annoying thing you've done to this game, BioWare, and that's quite an accomplishment. You let us assemble this faction-be-damned, let's get something done Alliance and we now just toss it all away for the rest of the "story."

You completely negate everything we went through in the grand lectures from Darth Dad and Grandmaster Mom in Chapter 12 of KotFE.

Big deal we can switch once a day for regurgitating dailies in lieu of content. It's not the same as actually following through on what we worked on in KotFE. It makes all the bad things about KotFE even worse and just dumps a load on what was good.
Very strongly agree. Well said. This is just utter nonsense.

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mmsock
04.22.2017 , 12:45 PM | #109
Quote: Originally Posted by Tsillah View Post
I just want to comment that there is one thing I really don't like about this faction choice. The choice that makes a difference for future reference is of course related to the companion matter.

BTW if you're reading this and really don't know which companions are involved and also don't want to know, stop reading here.

As a mostly imperial player who doesn't like the imperial companion choice I feel I am in a damned if do and damned if don't situation. Since I will choose Empire for my Imperial characters from a character story and background point of view I don't really feel this is much of a choice. So my Empire characters will choose Empire. However, I do not want the companion that comes with that choice. So I'd rather not do the story then get stuck with a companion I want dead. I'm really happy for all those who have a crush on him, but I am clearly not among them.

Of course on my Republic characters there is a slightly different situation. I would normally pick Republic but on a couple of them that are rather DS, I could be tempted to side with the Empire...except, I don't want this companion so I won't.

So Eric, I know we don't have full details yet but based on what I know at this stage, do you understand that I don't feel that this "choice" is really a choice simply because it's linked to a companion choice which is a matter of taste rather than story?

I will accept that if you guys actually went the extra mile and say would allow a character to pull Elara back to the Empire for example that I would be impressed. But somehow I'm not holding my breath on that.

But really, do you get that how much people like or dislike either of these two companions will trump the actual story choice? I really don't think that's to the benefit of the story myself.

So I will not play an Empire character through this story until I know that I can choose Empire and reject the accompanying companion Quinn at the same time.
This is the major problem with Iokath. People love/hate Elara/Quinn, and will prioritize that over story which BW claims to champion. We need the option to choose companion over faction at some point, or the ability to reset.

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Shirvington
04.22.2017 , 02:05 PM | #110
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Tyth and the rest of the Operation are just a part of normal play, so your standard faction is what dictates your group as normal.

-eric
This is false at the moment. I can't group with my guildmates to do the OP who are opposite faction-aligned since the game kicks you out of group as soon as you land on Iokath.