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Treek: A Guide to Gaining the New Companion

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Treek: A Guide to Gaining the New Companion
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Iwipe
08.01.2013 , 01:24 PM | #31
Quote: Originally Posted by Nibbon View Post
Can switch between tank and heal. Someone had put up a preview of his abilities somewhere - someone link it!
Scroll down for abilities.

http://dulfy.net/2013/06/28/swtor-ne...mpanion-treek/

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Phorenzyk
08.01.2013 , 01:25 PM | #32
Weren't we told a few weeks ago that the price of Treek on the PTS would NOT reflect the final price on live?

Edit: From Dulfy: "Producer Cory Butler has confirmed that there will be a Cartel Coins option for those who are short on credits and the prices here on the PTS do not reflect the prices on live servers."

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08.01.2013 , 01:26 PM | #33
Quote: Originally Posted by Vis-Tecum View Post
about the quest???

is this just talking to the droid? I don't remember any "quest" to acquire treek on the pts, but it does say the quest is on fleet so I assume they just mean buying the contract and giving it to the droid across the room
i think this is it yes
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08.01.2013 , 01:27 PM | #34
I don't see an issue with this. Either grind it and spend only 1 Mil (easy to get with so many freaking dailies in this game), or bypass the grind for a not insignificant amount.

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08.01.2013 , 01:32 PM | #35
I am VERY excited and feel appreciated as a long subscriber! Been at legacy 50 forever now! Have more than enough to buy the initial 1mil unlock and 300k per char following that is EXCELLENT! It is worth it as a subscriber who has been here this long and the CC coin price is fair in that the legacy requirement goes away, which took forever to reach
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08.01.2013 , 01:34 PM | #36
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthVengeant View Post
YAY! I pay 15 bucks a month but still have to PAY more for a new companion that I will just have to worry about somehow getting affection for.....

Ya. Bioware. If you are going to add a new companion, give people a way to earn affection that doesn't involve spending piles of credits for gifts.

And how about you actually give subscribers something for crying out loud!!! There is NO WAY IN H*** I am paying 1 mill credits for a blasted companion, let alone ANY cartel coins. This is just flat out ridiculous.
First of all, 1 million credits is ludicrously easy to get by running daily missions. A full round in the old days (Belsavis Bonus, Ilum, Black Hole) gave something around 300k per run and it took maybe 3 hours tops on lvl 50. Now with lvl 55, it is event faster, and you have even more daily zones, so you should be able to rake in more credits easily by simply playing.

Second, it is my understanding that Treek purchased on lower levels will gain affection in conversations, just like every other companion (even HK) does. So, maybe, try running Esseless or other talkative repeatable quests with her? Or, give her gifts from missions. I personally, have a huge clutter of level 1-3 gifts that are useless for me now. Or go Seeker hunting, that droid has an annoying habit of fishing out a completely useless gift instead of armor or speeder part.

Quote: Originally Posted by RemnentYuki View Post
I completely agree with you, it must be another way to get money from people to take the shortcut and use the CC route rather than level up to legacy 40, even then F2P and preffed players more than likely won't be getting the comp due to the credit cap. BW is going down a dangerous path, reminding me of EverQuest to be honest.
F2P and Preferred can still get those credits just like other people (see above) and then use Escrow unlocks bought from GTN = no CC needed = problem solved.
And the CC option is obviously for people who cannot be bothered by reaching LL40, even though it is not so complicated if you play alts.
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08.01.2013 , 01:36 PM | #37
Quote: Originally Posted by Nothematic View Post
If I wanted to unlock it on every character in my legacy it would cost me 8,800 cartel coins.

I just find their pricing irregular. It cost me 5.99 to buy Rise of the Hut Cartel but to unlock a companion on every character in my legacy (level 32) it would cost me ~40. Makes no sense to me.

note: I wasn't planning on buying her anyway, but I just thought I'd voice my opinions on the price.
Their pricing isn't the issue, it's your math. If you wanted the companion on every character, you'd have to pay:

A: (Does Not Require Legacy) 2100 Cartel Coins + 700 Cartel Coins
B: (Requires Legacy Level 40) 1,000,000 Credits + 700 Cartel Coins
C: (Requires Legacy Level 40) 2100 Cartel Coins + (300,000 Credits x (Number of Characters - 1))
D: (Requires Legacy Level 40) 1,000,000 Credits + (300,000 Credits x (Number of Characters - 1))

If you wanted it on one character, you would have to pay:

A: (Does Not Require Legacy) 2100 Cartel Coins
B: (Requires Legacy Level 40) 1,000,000 Credits

And it is for this reason that I agree completely with this post:
Quote: Originally Posted by ninjonxb View Post
I am very happy with the price. It is just high enough for it to be less of a slap in the face to the people who have the legacy level and plan to buy it with credits and not to high for people who really "must" have it and don't have the legacy level.
Originally we were worried that the companion would be a form of Pay to Win, that you could bypass the heavy credit cost and significant legacy level requirement by paying a few hundred Cartel Coins. As it stands, the cost of Treek without a legacy level of 40 or higher is significant enough to not be an 'easy out' for the casual players via real currency. This I agree with.

On a somewhat-similar-but-not-really note I have a question which sadly is very likely to be lost under a pile of QQ posts that players can't buy their way through the game. The Account-wide collections unlock for Treek is really nice, I completed the original HK quest but never got him on another character because it cost so much. If the 700 CC global unlock or the 300k per-character unlock was made available to HK-51 as well, I feel that would be a good improvement.
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Mark-JPS
08.01.2013 , 01:43 PM | #38
Quote: Originally Posted by CourtneyWoods View Post
Our first new Companion Character since HK-51, Treek, arrives with Game Update 2.3: Titans of Industry. This mysterious alien mercenary is available for all character classes, and can be earned in-game or purchased directly from the Cartel Market. To help clarify these different options, here is an explanation of the different means to acquire Treek.

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Good price. It's good that being legacy level 50 still has value

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Hrafn_the_Black
08.01.2013 , 01:46 PM | #39
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthVengeant View Post
YAY! I pay 15 bucks a month but still have to PAY more for a new companion that I will just have to worry about somehow getting affection for.....

Ya. Bioware. If you are going to add a new companion, give people a way to earn affection that doesn't involve spending piles of credits for gifts.

And how about you actually give subscribers something for crying out loud!!! There is NO WAY IN H*** I am paying 1 mill credits for a blasted companion, let alone ANY cartel coins. This is just flat out ridiculous.

Yeah, 'cause HK-51 wasn't free for subscribers.

Oh, wait....

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DravenMadrox
08.01.2013 , 01:47 PM | #40
I don't know it might be fun to slap an ewok around with my Sith Pure Blood.