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Why can't I kill/dump my companions?

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Why can't I kill/dump my companions?

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Restepor
04.21.2012 , 08:02 PM | #11
I remember that you could originally kill Quin, but people complained and they took it out. I would personally love the chance to kill off companions in a tense situation. It would be like the Jaxo scene times ten.

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Celacia
04.21.2012 , 10:40 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by LX_Theo View Post
Because it would have to be permanent. No save files to go back and redo the choice.

Bioware said their testing showed that people were more likely to be regretful and want for the ability to get the companion back rather be happy about the ability to kill them.
Eh. It wouldn't have to necessarily be killing them - I understand the 'omg I screwed that conversation up and I can't go back because there are no 'saves'' thing. I have had that kind of remorse myself. But there could easily be a way to say, "I hate you, get the heck off my ship," and get them the heck off your ship while still leaving them retrievable at some future point. You would just have to go and find them and ask/beg/order them to come back. It would just take a little thought on BW's part to come up with something/somewhere believable for each companion.

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Captain_Zone
04.21.2012 , 10:42 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by Celacia View Post
Seriously. I am afraid he is going to sexually assault Mako. Not so much my BH, because she would kick his *** three ways from Sunday, but, ugh. I don't want him on my ship. I would have killed him if I had had the chance. I would still kill him if I had the chance. That first conversation with him on the ship? So creepy and predatory.
If Skadge touches my lil' Mako, I will skin him and wear him for a pair of boots!
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DreamEagle
04.21.2012 , 11:20 PM | #14
I wish our companions were not pre-set . I would have loved to have more choice in who my companions would be. The only char I have gotten to 50 being a BH. I am at least ok with everyone except Skadge. My light sided BH would have vaped him for sure. I don't want that psycho creep hanging out on my ship. I especially don't like him hanging out near sweet Mako. I think Blizz would vape him for me if he tried to harm Mako while I was not there. I sure know Torian would also.

I likely would not have kept Gault either. His personality is ok, but he was my mark. I could get in serious bantha poo doo if anyone finds out he is still alive.

What I would have liked better is if there were say three possible companions at each juncture. And based on my choices made during the story on that planet would determine which one I ended up with. And just to change things around..maybe even have one of them be a straight up choice made by me with all 3 willing to join.

Another thing that would have been nice regarding companions is if you started with one. This companion would be totally designed by you. You would straight up create their looks like you did for your character ( would be nice to be able to do this with other companions too..except you would be limited to race and sex given). But when it comes to personality, story and role ; these all would be defined by choices you make while answering a list of questions about your companion.

I also think there should be much more interaction with your companions, more than just what goes into the story line. I would also have liked choices made in any conversation or quest to have potential consequences, good or bad, later on.

Some examples:

You could have a boys night out at the local tavern, all get drunk and smashed..maybe hook up Torian with a nice dancing girl or something.

You could have a date night with your romance..maybe dinner then watch a huttball match or something.

Spoiler


It just would have been nice to have choices have REAL consequences. They did do this on one quest..but I suspect since it was part of story this was gonna happen just in a different way.

Spoiler


It just would have been nice if random things like that happened based on my choices in side quests and whatnot. I mean..I guess to some degree we "get" this with the little emails we get based on some of our choices. But instead of emails I would have liked some random encounter. Not necessarily a fight..though it could be based on my choices.

Maybe while being in a cantina, someone could flag me over, offer me a drink and maybe give me some cool item they invented or bought for me because of the help I offered.

Guess I am just ramblin on at this point... but it would have been nice to see more consequences based on choices..including some choices in our companions.

/end ramble..hope someone got something out of this

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Captain_Zone
04.21.2012 , 11:33 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by DreamEagle View Post
I wish our companions were not pre-set . I would have loved to have more choice in who my companions would be. The only char I have gotten to 50 being a BH. I am at least ok with everyone except Skadge. My light sided BH would have vaped him for sure. I don't want that psycho creep hanging out on my ship. I especially don't like him hanging out near sweet Mako. I think Blizz would vape him for me if he tried to harm Mako while I was not there. I sure know Torian would also.

I likely would not have kept Gault either. His personality is ok, but he was my mark. I could get in serious bantha poo doo if anyone finds out he is still alive.

What I would have liked better is if there were say three possible companions at each juncture. And based on my choices made during the story on that planet would determine which one I ended up with. And just to change things around..maybe even have one of them be a straight up choice made by me with all 3 willing to join.

Another thing that would have been nice regarding companions is if you started with one. This companion would be totally designed by you. You would straight up create their looks like you did for your character ( would be nice to be able to do this with other companions too..except you would be limited to race and sex given). But when it comes to personality, story and role ; these all would be defined by choices you make while answering a list of questions about your companion.

I also think there should be much more interaction with your companions, more than just what goes into the story line. I would also have liked choices made in any conversation or quest to have potential consequences, good or bad, later on.

Some examples:

You could have a boys night out at the local tavern, all get drunk and smashed..maybe hook up Torian with a nice dancing girl or something.

You could have a date night with your romance..maybe dinner then watch a huttball match or something.

Spoiler


It just would have been nice to have choices have REAL consequences. They did do this on one quest..but I suspect since it was part of story this was gonna happen just in a different way.

Spoiler


It just would have been nice if random things like that happened based on my choices in side quests and whatnot. I mean..I guess to some degree we "get" this with the little emails we get based on some of our choices. But instead of emails I would have liked some random encounter. Not necessarily a fight..though it could be based on my choices.

Maybe while being in a cantina, someone could flag me over, offer me a drink and maybe give me some cool item they invented or bought for me because of the help I offered.

Guess I am just ramblin on at this point... but it would have been nice to see more consequences based on choices..including some choices in our companions.

/end ramble..hope someone got something out of this
There's a great way to keep Skadge away from Mako. Personally, I take her everywhere I go. The ONLY time I've run without her was during that damned mission on Belsavis where you HAVE to use Skadge, and he's about 5 shades of Useless.
. OPOD
Shivalka: Darth Baras is quite large, isn't he?
Joran Karn: You, my dear Sith, have just mastered the art of understatement.

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Celacia
04.21.2012 , 11:54 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Captain_Zone View Post
There's a great way to keep Skadge away from Mako. Personally, I take her everywhere I go. The ONLY time I've run without her was during that damned mission on Belsavis where you HAVE to use Skadge, and he's about 5 shades of Useless.
Yeah, but...
Spoiler

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Captain_Zone
04.21.2012 , 11:58 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by Celacia View Post
Yeah, but...
Spoiler
Now....
Spoiler
. OPOD
Shivalka: Darth Baras is quite large, isn't he?
Joran Karn: You, my dear Sith, have just mastered the art of understatement.

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Ivanelise
04.22.2012 , 07:51 AM | #18
I'd give anything to be able to kill Mako. It truely would be the happiest moment of my gaming history. I HATE that horrid, whiney little companion. I love BH...it is my favorite class or would be if I werent forced to take Mako everywhere.

It would be much better if we could pick our companions. Or if you are going to force us with a certain set then let us choose who does what job. I'd rather take Gault around everywhere and have him be my healer. Anything would be better than Mako. She's usless and obnoxious.
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Darth_Eminok
04.22.2012 , 08:00 AM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by Ranadiel_Marius View Post
Oh the rage would still continue with the droid replacements. The moment they add new companion conversations the rage would go something like, "I'm being puniched for my decisions by not being given as much content as everyone else!" Not allowing companion killings is just the way of least headaches for Bioware.
Well why not put it in and tell the idiots who did kill their companions to SUCK IT UP AND GET OUT!

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SoraQuasar
04.22.2012 , 08:18 AM | #20
I don't think anyone is more annoying to have as Vector the bugman. wish i could squash him as the bug he is.
not to mention that he is the only romance option for the female IA. now this sucks.... anyone in his right mind cannot seriously be turned on or even be comfortable with him always saying "WE are" "WE like" "WE want"... damn thats creepy
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