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Kira Carsen - Companion story bug?

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Kira Carsen - Companion story bug?

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Blev
12.14.2011 , 06:25 PM | #1
The issue that was blocking progression with Kira has been resolved. If you are wondering why Kira is not talking to you please see the spoilers below. Please note, the second spoiler deals with events that occur very far into her storyline, so fair warning.

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Above spoiler courtesy of Cadan

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Ellvaan
02.01.2012 , 05:09 AM | #2
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We would like to refer you to the responses made thus far in this thread by Senior Online Community Manager, Stephen Reid:

Quote: Originally Posted by StephenReid
Hello everyone,

I wanted to give you a quick update on this issue. We know it's been very frustrating and we appreciate your patience while we've worked to fix it.

Our next major patch should deploy to the Public Test Server pretty soon, and amongst other things, that patch should completely fix the Kira Carsen issue. After that patch has been thoroughly tested and verified we'll be deploying to the live servers; we'll announce an ETA on that when we have a confirmed date.

Again, thank you for your patience on this issue.
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Finally a response (and not 15 minutes after I post the same issue on the General Discussion board).
You won't believe me, but that's coincidental.

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What constitutes a "major patch"? Is it simply the big down-time every Tuesday evening? So this Tuesday we should see a fix?
A major patch would be a patch that introduces a decent amount of content to the game.

A patch would be deployed during a regular maintenance period, but this Tuesday is unlikely - the patch isn't on our Public Test Server yet. When it is, we'll want to give it time to be thoroughly tested as there's a lot more in this patch than just this fix. The ETA for the patch to move to the live servers isn't 'weeks' though, and we'll update you (probably mid next-week) with more accurate timing.
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You're the man, Rockjaw! Like I said, "Next Patch" is more than good enough for me.
Just to be clear here... we will be rolling out minor patches before this major patch.

But, it's in the major patch. More will be revealed next week.
We know that the community is always looking for developer input on issues and one of the best ways to keep up-to-date on developer posts is through the Developer Tracker.

Thank you!

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Lomerell
02.01.2012 , 10:26 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Blev View Post
The issue that was blocking progression with Kira has been resolved. If you are wondering why Kira is not talking to you please see the spoilers below. Please note, the second spoiler deals with events that occur very far into her storyline, so fair warning.

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Above spoiler courtesy of Cadan
This is almost, but not quite true. Kira does have a single dialog mission when she first joins your ship. It's called "Ground Rules".

To unlock "Ground Rules", you must first advance your class plot to the point where you own a ship.

To unlock all future dialogs, you must first advance your class plot beyond the point where they become relevant. This is the case in the above spoiler. It also also the case for future dialogs. Some simply will not happen if your plotline is not sufficiently advanced.

This is not unique to Kira, it applies to all of your companions.

There are two gating factors to unlocking companion dialog:
  • Class plot progression
  • Companion's affection

Either one being insufficient may block additional companion quests.

If your companion has a "let's talk" icon on their portrait but does not say "let's talk" when you click on him/her, the companion has no dialog for you. The bug is graphical in nature and is not related to companion progression. It is in no way related to Kira's original bug. It can happen with any companion.

Many players believe that it is evidence your affection is high enough for another dialog, but your plot progression is not.

I am posting this to answer hundreds of posts resembling these complaints:
  1. I have 10k affection on Taris and Kira won't talk to me! She is still bugged!
  2. I have beaten the game and Kira won't talk to me! She is still bugged!
  3. After I did MISSION X for Kira, she hasn't talked to me again!

Companion missions are designed to appear gradually. If you just left Coruscant and are expecting Kira to abruptly offer ALL of her dialogs, you'll be disappointed. Likewise for ANY companion. It doesn't mean you're bugged.

I do not have a master list of combined plot/affection requirements for Kira (or any companion), which would be spoiler heavy besides. Suffice to say that you should not panic until you have completely advanced the storyline AND maxed your affection.

There is another important fact to realize:

Kira does not have endless dialogs.

At some point, you're finished, just as with the class quests. It doesn't mean you're bugged. I have seen this question frequently asked also.
"There arises from a bad and unapt formation of words a wonderful obstruction of the mind." --Sir Francis Bacon
"y do u care how i rite or spell?" --Average gamer.
"F****** grammer nazi's!" --Actual player, 1/12/12

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slowantics
02.01.2012 , 11:46 AM | #4
can i receive that nar shaddaa quest again? i never finished it. but somehow i was able to get the voss one.

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Nipyn
02.12.2012 , 02:46 AM | #5
So what form is this fix going to take for those of us who got everything hosed by this bug? Is there going to be a reset of our companion chats? A chance to reinitiate a flirt? What?

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Sinedan
02.12.2012 , 09:47 AM | #6
I wouldn't mind seeing a reset or something introduced to Kira's quest line. For new users she seems almost the way she was designed to be or so i've been told. For myself and from reading various threads she isnt fix at all. I have recieved missins from her but...and a big but the ones pertaining to her love interest will not appear or are not avancing her interest. I've been level 50 for sometime now and her quests are complete and she is at maxed affection.

I would greatly appreciate a reset on her or something. As for most i am sure she is by far a favorite companion. I preferr her over Jaessa personally.

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Black_n_White
02.29.2012 , 10:05 AM | #7
Well even if the bug is fixed overall, there are still a possibilities of it resurfacing, from what I seen before on other MMO games, so I can ssee why people are still having difficulties with Kira companion progression. I myself could possibly be having this issue but for now I just going to wait and see if I have a bug or not, mainly due to there's a lot of info and theories about the Kira bug so till I have a better clue I just gonna wait and see

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Black_n_White
02.29.2012 , 10:12 AM | #8
Well even if the bug is fixed overall, there are still a possibilities of it resurfacing, from what I seen before on other MMO games, so I can ssee why people are still having difficulties with Kira companion progression. I myself could possibly be having this issue but for now I just going to wait and see if I have a bug or not, mainly due to there's a lot of info and theories about the Kira bug so till I have a better clue I just gonna wait and see

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Evolved_Monky
02.29.2012 , 10:28 AM | #9
Just started a JK and got Kira... does that mean im good? No more Bugs with her?

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Black_n_White
02.29.2012 , 11:01 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Evolved_Monky View Post
Just started a JK and got Kira... does that mean im good? No more Bugs with her?
Pretty good so far, just hope and pray you don't get the bug then lol. Idk where you get teh bug at (people have said it starts at other places) but you should check the forums and see what you can dig up so you better prepared, thats my suggestion.