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Worst/Most pointless companions in the game?

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Worst/Most pointless companions in the game?

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ekimmak
04.30.2013 , 09:48 PM | #241
Quote: Originally Posted by Bytemite View Post
I like both Kira and doc's lines. Like "You may experience some discomfort" when you stab a guy. Medical humour can be dark, but also hilarious.
I recall a time where me and doc were having a really hard time with an elite. Got to the point were both of us were nearly dead, and he called out "Is this the end of old Doc?".
Next second, he hit the guy with a charged burst and killed him. And said "And stay down!".

The best moments are the ones that aren't scripted, as my signature boasts so often.

Personally, I think that Xalek is the captain of useless companion. Some companions I like. Some I don't like. But they all have a role to fill, and there are actually times where there's a difference between ranged and melee.
But Xalek? Not only is he extremely underdeveloped and shallow, but he takes up the slot for 'ranged tank' that a REAL ranged tank should have.

Here's the thing: if I turn off the charge, then a ranged tank will stay still, but a melee tank will run slowly into battle. If I turn off the charge, it's because I want them to stand next to me, normally because the enemy mob is composed of mostly melee. So, the melees run over, and I kill/contain them while they're running. If there was a ranged in the mix, then I'll have them use the charge on that target, meaning more running time for the mobs!

Xalek doesn't do that. He has a lightsaber, so he'll run into melee, whether I have his charge on or off. Hence, he's a melee tank. Guess what? I've had one of those since Dromund Kaas.

My sage can keep iresso out of deadly areas through proper abuse of storm and rescue. If I ever make a sorceror, I won't be able to do the same for him. And THAT, my dear friends, is why Xalek is the worst companion.
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Darksaberexile
05.01.2013 , 12:59 AM | #242
Bounty hunter:
Skadge. Oh, sure, I'll ignore that I just spent...every single class quest on Belsavis wanting to shoot you. Let me have you join my crew. Did my merc take a blow to the head somewhere along the Belsavis line that I didn't notice?

Warrior:
Broonmark. I just have never used him, never really talked to him, and all he does is run crew skill missions for me.
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Eraan
05.01.2013 , 03:43 AM | #243
Honestly, I hate Xalek with passion.

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lironBD
05.01.2013 , 05:31 AM | #244
from ones I've played...

Skadge... he is useless stupid ugly thing.

Other then that... I wish I could kill Doc.. I hate him with passion!!!
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ZoeTuah
05.01.2013 , 07:33 AM | #245
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Woa. Not how I see, personally.

Zenith contributes nothing to my storyline. At all. I have trouble seeing him as the most interesting Consular companion; he's completely disposable the second Balmorra finishes and has no memorable qualities. For me, seeing him the first time on Consular, he's just a generic "rawr rawr Rambo commando". It's nice if he's interesting to Agents, but I shouldn't need to play a different class in order to care about the companions for my current class.

Iresso is at least charming and likeable, Qyzen has a lot going on inside and is kind-of interesting as a non-conformist Trandoshan. Nadia is fine, she may be annoying but she has plenty of depth and character tics. I don't exactly like her, but she is interesting, along with the whole Sarkhai species.

Sadly, Theran Cedrax despite being an irritating tool is by far the most interesting companion I've got. He actually has a personality, a cute gimmick in his "exotech playboy" past that doesn't mimick ten other companions, an obnoxious holographic prostitute (who he uses to distract enemies, no less), and is generally unique in occupying the "arrogant nerd from your Calculus III class" position among the game's companions.
I love Tharan. Even if he has a few annoying quirks, they add to his character and make him interesting. Nadia's my favorite, and I totally wish I could romance her.
I also agree with your description of Qyzen and Iresso.

But I can't even disguise Zenith as anything more interesting because of those damned lekku.

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Noblis
05.01.2013 , 09:04 AM | #246
Skadge=useless. That's all I got to say about that ...

For Zenith and his head tails.. my LS mara never uses Vette except for LS/merciful cutscenes and she wears
the Resilient Xenolite Headgear. With that helm, people think she's Mako. Dunno how that helm looks on Pub
companions.
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zzoorrzz
05.01.2013 , 10:11 AM | #247
Temple is pretty boring and useless probably too (never used her in fight yet. But yeah, I get used to it and accepted her just as all my other companions. She's something like appreantice to agent character.

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Highborne
05.07.2013 , 04:29 PM | #248
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Temple is pretty boring and useless probably too (never used her in fight yet. But yeah, I get used to it and accepted her just as all my other companions. She's something like appreantice to agent character.
Temple is quite a nice little ranged DPS companion - mechanically, she's another Vette.

As far as personality goes, I rather liked her - her own struggles with her secret highlight the development that the Agent goes through in Chapters 2 and 3; depending on the choices you make, she can be either a foil or a support to your character.

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SW_display_name
05.07.2013 , 04:50 PM | #249
Quote: Originally Posted by ekimmak View Post
I recall a time where me and doc were having a really hard time with an elite. Got to the point were both of us were nearly dead, and he called out "Is this the end of old Doc?".
Next second, he hit the guy with a charged burst and killed him. And said "And stay down!".

The best moments are the ones that aren't scripted, as my signature boasts so often.
The other day I was fighting a big pack of... something inside the Dark Heart on Voss while doing the Consular class story. It was like 5-6 ranged enemies all spread out.

Once I realized they were all ranged, I ran around a corner to LoS them and force them to clump up for Forcequake mass destruction.

Except of course Tharan Cedrax sat there pewpewing with his dinky pistol and getting them all aggro'd on him. I hit Passive and it did its usual "Nope.gif" glitch where it doesn't work because the companion has a GCD active.

I was tired, so I yelled out loud IRL "Damn it, Theran, get your stupid butt over here!" and started spamming the Passive key.

After a few seconds it clicked and his random line was an annoyed little-kid-talking-to-mom "I'm coming!!"

Felt like a scripted dialogue. Made me laugh.

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MalthazarCeres
05.16.2013 , 09:26 PM | #250
broonmark, for sith warrior
i just hate this thing...