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Is the KotFE/ET story about your character or the NPCs?

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Is the KotFE/ET story about your character or the NPCs?

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ReverendAnderson
12.25.2016 , 08:57 PM | #1
And do you feel like you're given the agency to drive the various plot events towards satisfying conclusions, or do you feel like the choices you make often get swept aside in the following cutscene?
Does what you want seem to matter over the course of these last two expansions?
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YoshiRaphElan
12.25.2016 , 09:20 PM | #2
I definitely feel like Senya was the co-protagonist with the Outlander. That's not necessarily a bad thing, mind you; I quite enjoyed another character getting development and the spotlight alongside my character. But yeah, I can see why so many people have said that if feels like an NPC is the actual main character.

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OldVengeance
12.25.2016 , 09:46 PM | #3
It's pretty hard for me to see Senya as the co-protagonist given how much of a role she plays in Kotet.

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Paulsutherland
12.26.2016 , 04:42 AM | #4
Senya spends most of KOTET in a coma ... or she dies in Chapter 1.

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BattlebloodMage
12.26.2016 , 05:24 AM | #5
The game lacks in agenda. You have no freedom in using companions. The game lacks in Republic and Empire differentiation.

I hate being forced to use companions I don't care about throughout all the expansions. Senya sounds important, but I hate being forced to use her then Vette, then a bunch of other random companions from other classes, should have just make it optional. Theron suffers the forced companions than anyone since he's being viewed as 2 co-main alongside with Lana, but he lacks screentime throughout the expansion, lack important moments like saving the protagonist or protagonist forces to save Lana using Valkyorian's power, he joined very late in chapter 9, can't be used in Star Fortress. I'm not sure who design the plot, but he's being severely neglected in the story. I'm tempted to kill Arcann just to get more screentime with Theron. I focus a lot of attention on him and the only thing he has on is "in a relationship" with my inquisitor.

The story already lacks the differentiation between class storyline, make every single playthrough the same and boring. uneven distribution of storyline for the companions and being forced to use certain companions really make the game less enjoyable to me. I doubt they read this, but I'm just venting a bit now.

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YoshiRaphElan
12.26.2016 , 11:02 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Paulsutherland View Post
Senya spends most of KOTET in a coma ... or she dies in Chapter 1.
Okay, I see her as a co-protagonist in KOTFE, shifted to a smaller role in KOTET. But although her role in KOTET is small, I'd definitely say it's pretty meaty. The Outlander/Theron/Lana almost seem like the lead trio in KOTET (up until the last two chapters, if you spared Arcann/Senya). Koth, of course, drops off the radar after Chapter 10 of KOTFE, and the rest of the companions have pretty small roles (except Torian/Vette in the Iokath chapters). T7 in particular does nothing in KOTET.

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josephinec
12.26.2016 , 12:56 PM | #7
It's about the NPCs.

It's mainly about finally getting rid of the plague known as Vitiate and how he had kids solely to...cause more death in the galaxy? I still haven't figured that out.

My characters have their friends and spouses taken from them, only to work with people they barely know except for Lana and Theron. Not to mention, the game doesn't seem to worry about the fact they have Valkorion in their heads.
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SithKoriandr
12.26.2016 , 01:46 PM | #8
Well, I can say, I'm more tempted to finish off Arcann and try to shoot down Senya, now that I know they get replaced by Lana and Theron, in the last chapter.

Why couldn't I even pick between the two of them, if it was an option?

I for one have no characters who think Senya can remain objective when it comes to her children, which she shows.

Then my characters get thrown around by force users. Makes sense for those non force users, but not my force users. They want to say Arcann and Vaylin are more powerful, fine, but Senya? :/

Next, my characters don't get to go find the companions they miss the most? I as a player don't get to hunt down the vanilla companions I feel would be best suited for the crew?

I don't even get them back on my ship and some of them I don't even get to change their outfits.
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YoshiRaphElan
12.26.2016 , 02:34 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by SithKoriandr View Post
Then my characters get thrown around by force users. Makes sense for those non force users, but not my force users. They want to say Arcann and Vaylin are more powerful, fine, but Senya?
I don't think Senya is more powerful than you; the scene where she Force pushes you on Asylum, you weren't expecting it so you didn't have your guard up. But whether she's more powerful than you or not, she is a beast. Watch the scene on Voss in Chapter 1 of KOTET when she fights off all the Knights and the Skytroopers by herself, and she wipes them out. She is definitely a top-tier Force user, IMO.

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cool-dude
12.26.2016 , 04:35 PM | #10
It did feel like the story was mainly about Vaylin, Arcann, and Scorpio. I sort of wanted to learn more about Thexan and the eternal empire and it's culture and history.
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