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Operations commendation vendors for droids

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Operations commendation vendors for droids

VulcanLogic's Avatar

04.30.2012 , 04:58 PM | #1

I play a sniper and my favorite companion is SCORPIO. Unfortunately, gearing a droid is prohibitively expensive, if you want that companion to be as effective as your other companions, who can simply put on campaign/rakata/columi/tionese. Like everyone else, my leftover commendations, greed rolled operations drops, and hand me downs go to my companions. However, you really can't do that with droids, as their equipment does not match up. After 1.2, you cannot transfer operations level gear armoring to Custom (orange) droid gear. The UI won't let you. And even though the mods and enhancements can be transferred, you have to pull 'em and there's a pretty steep cost for it on droids where there is none required for the humanoids.

I'd like to use SCORPIO but Kaliyo just has more gear, and will ALWAYS have better gear. This will only get worse as itemlevels increase with newly released content. And it is disappointing, because I have been trying to shed Kaliyo since level 8. So here's my suggestion. A droid vendor stocked with droid gear of the same itemlevel. I'm talking Campaign, Blackhole, Rakata, Columi, and Tionese. Cores, parts, motors, Sensor Unit, the works. Something to spend those coms or ops tokens on for the droids.

Also, allow cybertechs to RE all of the gear so that they can make augmented droid gear for those who really love their droids. Elise from Dantooine would approve.
Yo. Droid companions need an operations vendor, too. My extra coms have to go somewhere, and I'd prefer SCORPIO to Kaliyo.

netskink's Avatar

05.02.2012 , 07:44 AM | #2
As a op, I also prefer scorpio. I would use Dr Lokin but he changes to human form when we stealth. All the other companions are ranged so you get mobs spread out. Kill one mob? Well chances are, the other mob is a few seconds of walking distance away. With scorpio at least the mobs will be in on spot.

VulcanLogic's Avatar

05.02.2012 , 12:47 PM | #3
You know, I had an epiphany last night while trying to decide which piece of black hole gear to buy first because the armorings have no set bonus. I'll buy the gloves for my sniper, and pay the 33k to test it out and see if the armoring will transfer to a droid custom core. If it does, then yeah, I can get a fully tricked out SCORPIO, but it's still going to cost about 850,000 more credits than putting the same gear on Kaliyo, due to all the parts I'll need to pull and move over from armor pieces to droid parts.
Yo. Droid companions need an operations vendor, too. My extra coms have to go somewhere, and I'd prefer SCORPIO to Kaliyo.

VulcanLogic's Avatar

05.02.2012 , 10:38 PM | #4
Nope. All the Black Hole armorings are also slot specific, none of them work in droids. Bioware, please look into making droids comparable to other companions.
Yo. Droid companions need an operations vendor, too. My extra coms have to go somewhere, and I'd prefer SCORPIO to Kaliyo.


05.09.2012 , 03:56 PM | #5
Definitely on board for this. I love SCORPIO but I've just never used her. Kaylio had better gear by Belsavis, so I just kept her.
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VulcanLogic's Avatar

06.06.2012 , 06:48 PM | #6
Nothing in the 1.3 patch notes about this. Given that HK is up for 1.3, Bioware should very seriously consider making it as easy to gear droid companions as their other companions, or it won't just be me talking about it in suggestions, it's going to be all over the general.
Yo. Droid companions need an operations vendor, too. My extra coms have to go somewhere, and I'd prefer SCORPIO to Kaliyo.

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06.06.2012 , 07:33 PM | #7
Flanders aside, this is pretty important. The Jedi Knight, Trooper, and Imperial Agent all have droid companions, and with HK coming out in 1.3, everyone who's anyone will have one.
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PaniMauser's Avatar

06.07.2012 , 04:00 PM | #8
Totally agree. I'm using Forex as my main companion for my trooper since I got him(love him to bits, he's awesome <3), but now when my trooper is 50 I fear I'll have to switch to Tanno Vik soon just because I can keep him better geared than Forex and as a healer, I prefer having tank companion.

And I hate Tanno Vik with passion (would take Fuse over him any time if I had a chance), his only use is crit chance on UT and I'd prefer to keep him as mission slave instead of having him with me.

So yeah, either give tiered droid schematics to cybertech trainers or add droid parts to vendors.

Yes, right now only three classes of eight have droid companions, and those classes are not the most popular in the game, but with addition of HK-51 the problem will become more pressing.

Drakalu's Avatar

06.08.2012 , 07:44 AM | #9
Created a thread about this a while ago... not sure if I submitted a bug report or not but I have to agree. All other companions can be geared up but the best poor SCORPIO can use right now are the 7 daily commendation armoring mods available on Illum and Belsavis.

The only other option that *may* be possible is to find a cybertech to RE higher grade armor mods until they learn the schematic. I'm hoping those would at least not be slot specific. However, I expect the mats to create them would make these items outrageously expensive for companion gear.

Sadly, this problem won't receive a lot of attention because there are only two classes that actually have useable droid companions: Imperial Agent & Trooper. No one brings their ship droid into battle and if they do its only until their healer companion is available.


Nippon's Avatar

06.08.2012 , 07:49 AM | #10

Absolutely agree..

Currently i have most my companions on my trooper geared out in Columi / Rakata and 4X is the one lagging behind, i have the tokens to spend but dont want the 600k+ bill to do it.

I love him, but not that much.

Vendor would be nice, for tionesse columi and rakata droid equipment:-)

On a side note, can we also get some Columi Rakata rated Melee weapons, I have Tano, and Yunn that use these and no way of purchasing any as they cant use sabers.
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