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Companions in the wrong storyline

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Lady_Alyria
05.23.2012 , 10:15 AM | #11
I think it depends on if you went LS or DS with each character. Sure they say pets don't care, but most have a strong leaning one way or the other. Like Vette on my DS Mara...guh! I was fantasizing about a nice morally grey healer when when Quinn showed up.

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WickedDjinn
05.23.2012 , 10:39 AM | #12
Hmm...

I wouldn't want all the companions to be perfectly in sync with my character. I don't understand why anyone would want that.

Also it depends on how you play your character. If you play a light side inquisitor, ashara works out fine. The whole point of that character is that she IS Sith, just currently in denial. It's safe to assume she develops more once new chapters are released.

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Trollokdamus
05.23.2012 , 11:10 AM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by dazednconfuzed View Post
Ashara Zavros in the Inquisitor class. She runs around claiming to be a Jedi, for crying out loud. How does that in any way fit with any Imperial class?
In my opinion Ashara is a very fitting companion for a light/grey sided inquisitor. They kind of share the same ultimate goal. The ending of the current inquisitor storyline is just a step to accomplish it (no more spoilers here).
Also, what i really like in her is that she's a strong person - you can't break her and shatter her principles as easy as, let's say, Jaessa.
But, of course, it absolutely wouldn't hurt to add an option for the dark siders to press her further (either with conversations or lightning) in order to finally break her.
On topic, the one who i think is not really fit for inquisitor is Talos. Yeah, he's funny and all and he likes ancient things like sith artifacts, but... i don't know. Joining a sith for him just doesn't feel logical to me. Also, i don't get it how can he be a healer - he's a historian and archeologist, not a medic.

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Ranadiel_Marius
05.23.2012 , 11:15 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by WickedDjinn View Post
Also it depends on how you play your character. If you play a light side inquisitor, ashara works out fine.
I dunno about that. I think she fits best with a gray SI. I seem to recall that there were multiple points in her companion conversations where I was surprised by how DS she had become considering that my LS SI was a paragon of virtue. I don't remember which conversation it was specifically unfortunatly. I guess she had just been hanging around Khem or his alter ego a little too much.
A Primer on the Emperor(yes this does have spoiler)

One Night Stands and Similar Encounter (spoilers again, and I am probably going to repost this sometime in the future)

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WickedDjinn
05.23.2012 , 11:28 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Ranadiel_Marius View Post
I dunno about that. I think she fits best with a gray SI. I seem to recall that there were multiple points in her companion conversations where I was surprised by how DS she had become considering that my LS SI was a paragon of virtue. I don't remember which conversation it was specifically unfortunatly. I guess she had just been hanging around Khem or his alter ego a little too much.
Such moments do present the chance for a light sided Sith to tell her to calm down. She's young and in need of guidance after all.

Really though, my whole point is that I prefer some personality clashes over a team full of cheerleaders.

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WickedDjinn
05.23.2012 , 11:33 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Trollokdamus View Post
In my opinion Ashara is a very fitting companion for a light/grey sided inquisitor. They kind of share the same ultimate goal. The ending of the current inquisitor storyline is just a step to accomplish it (no more spoilers here).
Also, what i really like in her is that she's a strong person - you can't break her and shatter her principles as easy as, let's say, Jaessa.
But, of course, it absolutely wouldn't hurt to add an option for the dark siders to press her further (either with conversations or lightning) in order to finally break her.
On topic, the one who i think is not really fit for inquisitor is Talos. Yeah, he's funny and all and he likes ancient things like sith artifacts, but... i don't know. Joining a sith for him just doesn't feel logical to me. Also, i don't get it how can he be a healer - he's a historian and archeologist, not a medic.
Well I think your selling Jaesa a bit short. After all, look at all you do to break her down. I don't think there is any other companion that's as tied up with your characters main storyline.

I'm sure if we got the chance to systematically destroy every thing Ashara cared about her mind would snap like a twig to.

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Maaruin
05.23.2012 , 11:57 AM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by WickedDjinn View Post
Well I think your selling Jaesa a bit short. After all, look at all you do to break her down. I don't think there is any other companion that's as tied up with your characters main storyline.

I'm sure if we got the chance to systematically destroy every thing Ashara cared about her mind would snap like a twig to.
But Ashara wouldn't become Sith after that. It oly worked with Jaesa because her master was secretly Dark Side and you exposed him.
Ashara would say: "What my masters said was true, the Sith need to be destroyed." Then she would try to kill you and if she couldn't, run back to the Jedi. Or maybe (but unlikely) pretend to join you just to betray you.

She needs to be twisted instead of broken. And I hope if Bioware adds an option to turn her it is more like:

"Look, Ashara, I want to help you. But to accomplish what you want, it won't be enough to use the Light Side and be a Jedi. You have to follow the Sith teachings, it's the only way."
"I was one of many. We were servants of the dark side… Sith Lords, we called ourselves. So proud. In the end we were not so proud. We hid… hid from those we had betrayed. We fell… and I knew it would be so."
-Ajunta Pall

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Pubsam
05.23.2012 , 12:12 PM | #18
I think there should definitely be companions of all leanings, but I think the starter companions' personalities should have been more inline with the attitude of a 'typical' bounty hunter, sith warrior, etc, since (1) we are stuck with these companions for some time (I think the worst is the agent getting their SECOND companion at Alderaan) and (2) the starter companions definitely are the 'primary' companion in that you spend the most time with them, thus 'know' them best and they have the most fully fleshed out back stories as well as companion quests.

I mean, I imagine it kind of sucks to roll a BH to be some ruthless BAMF, and then you get Mako for quite some time who doesn't just take affection hits, but needles you every time you do something a ruthless BAMF would do. I mean, if I rolled a DS Jedi Knight, I would expect to be always having to defend my actions and be odds with my main companion... but playing a DS BH?

As they release new content though, this issue will evaporate since we all now have a full crew. I just worry that that first companion will continue to be your 'primary.' Give the other companions (or at least all the love interests) real companion quests!
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Trollokdamus
05.23.2012 , 01:18 PM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by WickedDjinn View Post
Well I think your selling Jaesa a bit short. After all, look at all you do to break her down. I don't think there is any other companion that's as tied up with your characters main storyline.

I'm sure if we got the chance to systematically destroy every thing Ashara cared about her mind would snap like a twig to.
I see... my judgment on her may be wrong then. I'm not really familiar with the SW storyline, just saw some cutscenes on youtube.
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Gwena
05.23.2012 , 03:07 PM | #20
I agree that it is nice to have variety in companions, to suit different alignments and play styles. So a companion that seems like a "poor fit" to one may be a "perfect fit" for another. ^^

That said, sometimes I feel like Tharan Cedrax would be far better suited to being a Smuggler companion. He doesn't even like the Force, and though he claims to want adventure, he's a pacifist and would probably much prefer a Smuggler's idea of adventure (sneaking around, shooting from a distance, slipping away from trouble, being crafty, etc). He's kinda grown on me, and I don't think he's a horrible fit for the JC or anything . . . I just think he'd work really well as a Smuggler companion.
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