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Ability to turn off bonus from the Presence stat

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Ability to turn off bonus from the Presence stat

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Muljo_Stpho
11.20.2015 , 11:14 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by AcousticGod View Post
although i disagree and believe that the companions where fine(and the fact that there are more pressing **** to deal with than just the comp) you are probaly one of the very few who actually gave some sort of suggestion as to how to change the companions, so much respect for that m8.

Now i think that system should be implemented, but instead of turning it off, having the option of adjusting it in order to fit your "challenge" needs. if its too much for you to handle then you tweek it to fit your playstyle and challenge desires.
Along those lines, there have been ideas posted in another topic that they could introduce some sort of difficulty slider. At the neutral setting everything would just function at the baseline, of course. Set it towards the easy side and you'd get an additional % boost to presence and a comparable % penalty to credits and xp earned from kills. Set it towards the hard side and you'd get some % penalty to presence and a comparable % bonus to credits and xp earned from kills. (The focus of the topic was companion strength but they could perhaps implement a buff/debuff for the player character as well. I also think that the loot tables could change with this as well, like how the big machines in the nightlife event have different odds while you have the lucky buff from the small machines. So better chances at better drops could also be a benefit of taking the nerf.)

Someone else who suggested this phrased the proposed risk vs reward aspect as being all about the mission turn-in rewards. This would be more obvious and noticeable than the little bits and pieces you get here and there from kills, but I'm not sure if the game is built to support anything like that without some serious modification. Modifiers on drops from kills would be far easier to tweak. Also, if they did something to mission rewards that would require some very careful planning to create conditional checks and countermeasures to ensure that nobody can cheat the system by running in easy mode and switching to hard mode at the end to boost the rewards.

Either way, a necessary security measure for this would be to disable / override it when your PVP flag is active and probably also when you're in an ops group or maybe even in a regular group as well. Ideally the adjustments should be only for solo play. If other players are involved, everybody should default to neutral mode so that it's not a variable in your performance against each other.
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Raeus
11.21.2015 , 05:40 AM | #12
Tell me this, how is a longer fight were we are all pressing 1,2,3 etc (however we use quickbars) in PVE more fun if I play by myself?
This is only in response to PVP only player's. the rules should only apply to PVP servers.

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Arlon_Nabarlly
11.23.2015 , 10:19 AM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by Muljo_Stpho View Post
Either way, a necessary security measure for this would be to disable / override it when your PVP flag is active and probably also when you're in an ops group or maybe even in a regular group as well. Ideally the adjustments should be only for solo play. If other players are involved, everybody should default to neutral mode so that it's not a variable in your performance against each other.
I did consider that PvP could be a problem with this. IMO the solution? If you engage a player in PvP your comp is automatically dismissed or forced into passive for the duration of the player battle. Comps in open world PvP have always been somewhat odd. That's my two cents on it.

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sentientomega
11.28.2015 , 02:09 AM | #14
I think it should work for OWPvP like it does for WBs, companions would be stunned for the duration of a PvP fight.

The akk dog has a permanent buff on it, "kolto collar" or some such, likewise the probe droid has a "restraining bolt" one, another such buff could be added to all companions: Inadequate.

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Arlon_Nabarlly
12.03.2015 , 11:26 AM | #15
This is a feature that could help heal a lot of wounds from the comp fiasco (on both sides). The current may have stifled the major fires, but I know subs were lost both from people who think comps are still to OP and those that want them back at 4.0 levels. A system like this could help you get those people back!

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smurftube
12.03.2015 , 11:37 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Arlon_Nabarlly View Post
So with KotFE comps got a major buff. With todays patch they nerfed them some, but they say the intention is for them to be more useful than 4.0. I thought they were OP in 4.0 with the ~1500 presence my main has. I found KotFE to be extremely boring in combat because there was absolutely no challenge, on a scale of 0 to 10 the challenge in KotFE was -9000. Now many players like that, which is fine, but also many don't. How about a way for users to turn off their presence and essentially self nerf their companions. In the past we could do this somewhat by under-gearing or using naked companions.

I think this is something that would be pretty easy to add and I'd like to see it considered. Thanks for listening.
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