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New companion proposal


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Nocturnalchemy
10.13.2013 , 09:51 PM | #1
I'd like to suggest the introduction of a male Force-using companion, available (like Treek) for either cartel coins, purchasable by anyone; or credits, purchasable by those with sufficiently high legacy level. Specifically, I'd propose someone expelled from the Jedi Order as a Padawan. Perhaps he was too arrogant and opinionated? Too morally "gray?" Whatever reason, really, so long as it's something that would make him suitable as a potential companion for a Light Side or Dark Side character, whether Republic or Imperial.

I suggest this for a few reasons:

The power dynamic of the teacher-student relationship in the Force-using classes is presently heavily skewed. Of the five subordinate Force-using companions available between the four Force-using classes, four of them are women. Working toward a more egalitarian gender distribution in the "person who has to follow my orders and call me 'Master'" department is surely a good thing. Jedi could redeem him before the council, while Sith could complete his fall.

Right now, there are no options for players - regardless of character class - who want an ongoing romance with a male Force-user. This companion could also fill that niche, and could be designed to romance both male and female characters.

Characters from classes that don't receive a lightsaber-wielding companion could enjoy that part of the Star Wars experience, without having to necessarily play a Force-user. For characters who aren't Jedi or Sith, this companion's story arc could involve settling more comfortably into life as a mercenary-type, without allegiance to either major Force-using tradition. (Depending on the difficulty of programming it, which I don't claim to even remotely understand, this could also be a valid path for the companion if Jedi/Sith choose not to bring him into their respective orders.)

So, in sum: moving toward a more equitable gender balance in the game, potential male Force-using romance (and potential same-gender romance), and a lightsaber-wielder for classes that don't normally get one.

I recognize that this is a pie-in-the-sky sort of request, and something that would take a hell of a long time to program and implement, but it's an idea that I nevertheless wanted to put out there.

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khourytamarisk
10.13.2013 , 10:09 PM | #2
There are no words for the amount of support I have for this idea.

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Xakthul
10.14.2013 , 06:41 AM | #3
I agree with this, but one thing they gotta fix before I will even consider buying one:

MAKE A REALISTIC PERSONALITY

I got kinda mad when I bought Treek, and then she had the personality of a rock.
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Daewan
10.14.2013 , 07:10 AM | #4
This suggestion is amazing and I support every word.
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10.14.2013 , 09:53 AM | #5
I definitely support this suggestion and furthermore think it's a fantastic idea.
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Mizef
10.14.2013 , 10:28 AM | #6
I vote Kel Dor race for it! The universe needs more Kel Dor!

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horrorfaneightys
10.14.2013 , 10:57 AM | #7
I think this is a marvellous idea.
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Nocturnalchemy
10.14.2013 , 11:08 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Mizef View Post
I vote Kel Dor race for it! The universe needs more Kel Dor!
Personally, I'd love to see a Kel Dor companion in the game, but it wouldn't work in this instance, since the breathing mask kills the "Leia test." (If you can't see Princess Leia kissing a member of the species, it's not a valid candidate for a romance.)

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branmakmuffin
10.14.2013 , 11:12 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Xakthul View Post
I agree with this, but one thing they gotta fix before I will even consider buying one:

MAKE A REALISTIC PERSONALITY

I got kinda mad when I bought Treek, and then she had the personality of a rock.
You must have bought a different Treek than I did.

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Xakthul
10.14.2013 , 12:05 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by branmakmuffin View Post
You must have bought a different Treek than I did.
Nope. Geared her, got her to 5k affection.....and was totally disappointed by the results

Maybe it was my convo choices, but I doubt it.

Also, when all your crewers gang up around the holostation, how come she doesn't?
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