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light/dark compnaions and you

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light/dark compnaions and you

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Balmoran
12.15.2011 , 07:16 AM | #1
I noticed that there are light and dark companions for each class. What happens to the relationship between yourself and a "light" companion when you continue to increase your dark side? will this cause the companion to do less amage in a fight or have an effect if you send them on missions?

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xandax
12.15.2011 , 07:18 AM | #2
The choices you make in dialogue is what influences your relationship.
So if you make choices they don't like, you loose affection. Affection should have an influence on mission (time to complete) AFAIK.

But you can always 'buy' it back with gifts
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Erevan_Kindelar
12.15.2011 , 07:18 AM | #3
They will be less effective on missions if they have less affection for you. As far as I have been able to tell from my time in beta, their affection level did not have any effect on the damage they did in combat, but without a combat log to check I am not 100% sure about that.
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Lheim
12.15.2011 , 07:19 AM | #4
I'm a bit fuzzy on the details, but I believe companion affection has an effect on crafting crit rates. They won't be wrecked for you in combat, though. Make sure to read a companion's entry under Codex -> Persons of Note to get a clue for how they tick, in terms of what they'll like seeing you do and not.
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Teche
12.15.2011 , 07:19 AM | #5
They dont do less damage, but some have said that if you get to much negative they may leave, but I have never heard of anyone doing it. It is easy to gain faction with them outside the LS DS stuff by giving them gifts, as well as talking to them for there side quest dialog onboard ships or in the canteena.
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xandax
12.15.2011 , 07:21 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Teche View Post
They dont do less damage, but some have said that if you get to much negative they may leave, but I have never heard of anyone doing it. It is easy to gain faction with them outside the LS DS stuff by giving them gifts, as well as talking to them for there side quest dialog onboard ships or in the canteena.
They won't leave AFAIK. It was the intention 'in the old days' when they also wanted you to be able to kill them or them attack you.
It was removed in some beta cycle.
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Tintagel
12.15.2011 , 07:23 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by xandax View Post
They won't leave AFAIK. It was the intention 'in the old days' when they also wanted you to be able to kill them or them attack you.
It was removed in some beta cycle.
Aye, bit of a shame that
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Balmoran
12.15.2011 , 07:27 AM | #8
thanks. for the quick replys. I guess it's like being married. tick them off and then buy them flowers...lol