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Returning Player, haven't played since early 2015

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Datamonger
10.25.2020 , 04:13 PM | #1
So there seem to be a lot of changes since I left. I've only been playing for a few minutes but I've noticed that companions no longer receive bonuses from equipment. In what way(s) are they different now, compared to before? Have they been nerfed? Boosted?

There also seems to be a new "Tactical" slot for my characters. What is it for?

Are they any other major changes I should be aware of?

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DarkTergon
10.25.2020 , 06:32 PM | #2
Been a fair few changes, probabaly more than we could go in to in one post. But what i will say is, what comps wear is meaningless, they are basically barbie dolls, except for main hand, they still need that or you have a boxing match...lol

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http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=974581
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JediQuaker
10.26.2020 , 08:19 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Datamonger View Post
I've only been playing for a few minutes but I've noticed that companions no longer receive bonuses from equipment. In what way(s) are they different now, compared to before? Have they been nerfed? Boosted?
Yes, companions no longer get stats from equipment - armor or weapon - although they need to have a weapon equipped for most skills.
Their effectiveness relies on your level and their "influence" level.
Also, all companions can be set to either heal, tank, or damage.

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There also seems to be a new "Tactical" slot for my characters.
Tactical are additional items that can grant various bonuses to skills, etc.

As the above poster said, there's been too many changes to go over in one post.
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Pingonaut
10.26.2020 , 10:37 PM | #4
Returning player too, I couldn't be happier about the change to companion gear. My space Barbie & Ken game has never been easier!
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