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Unlock Legacy Member as Companion


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Elfa
07.11.2014 , 11:19 AM | #1
A recent thread reminded me how cool this would be. I brought up the idea years ago, but now it seems more possible with the Cartel System.

The idea is to be able to unlock one of your alt characters as a companion. Use my Marauder as a companion to my Sorc or Have my Powertech act as tank for my Op healer. They would be AI controlled of course and unless you had Legacy gear, you'd have to re-gear them as a companion, but think of the possibilities to truly bring together the Legacy.

This would be a Legacy perk after all that you purchased with Cartel Coins and you'd have to purchase a slot for each Legacy member you wanted to add as a companion. These companions wouldn't hang out on your ship, have affection or conversations like standard companions though since they have their own lives and are already part of your Legacy.

Also, think of how it could bring use back to the often maligned alignment system. Like for instance only a Jedi with full Dark Side points could be used as a companion on an Imperial character or fully Light Side Bounty Hunter working with your Trooper. Just an idea of course, but it opens the whole system to more possibilities.
I'd like to sit down with the guy responsible for having Busta Rhymes fight Michael Myers in HALLOWEEN RESURRECTION. Then, before he could speak, I would slap him so hard his face would explode and his dog would die." - Jim Law

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JuTheLegend
07.11.2014 , 03:35 PM | #2
I LOVE this idea. I would definitely shell out money for cartel coins if they did this. As things stand, I don't have much use for buying further cartel coins except maybe once for a small amount to character-unlock an item or two. Not only would this make them plenty of extra money, it would make a LOT of people happy (looking at you, role players - since this would allow use of companions during RP without causing confusion about stories). It would also allow for a more personalized team dynamic with companions. They have voices recorded for the classes so they don't need to pay for more voice-acting. Companions don't say much outside cut-scenes so they could just use a handful of lines from the class story. Example: a Sith Warrior companion could say "You have been most helpful" when you give them a companion gift. I can see this happening. This is a 10/10 idea, man. Brilliant!

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kirbyshocksword
07.11.2014 , 03:54 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Elfa View Post
A recent thread reminded me how cool this would be. I brought up the idea years ago, but now it seems more possible with the Cartel System.

The idea is to be able to unlock one of your alt characters as a companion. Use my Marauder as a companion to my Sorc or Have my Powertech act as tank for my Op healer. They would be AI controlled of course and unless you had Legacy gear, you'd have to re-gear them as a companion, but think of the possibilities to truly bring together the Legacy.

This would be a Legacy perk after all that you purchased with Cartel Coins and you'd have to purchase a slot for each Legacy member you wanted to add as a companion. These companions wouldn't hang out on your ship, have affection or conversations like standard companions though since they have their own lives and are already part of your Legacy.

Also, think of how it could bring use back to the often maligned alignment system. Like for instance only a Jedi with full Dark Side points could be used as a companion on an Imperial character or fully Light Side Bounty Hunter working with your Trooper. Just an idea of course, but it opens the whole system to more possibilities.
Nice to see somebody bringing back the idea
Its a really great idea and you put in-depth details

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Adaliaya
07.12.2014 , 05:30 AM | #4
I had a thread about this too, and I'm gonna add my 1+ here ^^ would be awesome

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Elfa
07.12.2014 , 07:05 AM | #5
Glad to see some excitement about the idea. If you support it, just give a +1 support to it if you can.
I'd like to sit down with the guy responsible for having Busta Rhymes fight Michael Myers in HALLOWEEN RESURRECTION. Then, before he could speak, I would slap him so hard his face would explode and his dog would die." - Jim Law

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wiseassguy
07.12.2014 , 07:11 AM | #6
Yea I would definitely pay CC for an unlock like this, most companions are either boring or useless. This leaves me stuck playing treek the only companion i deem worthy for my dps characters. And treek is pretty annoying herself.
The Mitchell Legacy (too cheap to change it to a more lore based name)

Why not use my refer a friend for some freebies? http://www.swtor.com/r/4xLRB9

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DomiSotto
07.12.2014 , 08:15 AM | #7
Except your alt would be put on the AI script that will make them an equivalent of your companion minus the dialogue. If they cannot program an AI for a regular companion that make them valuable, the can't make your Alt valuable either. Plus, the main character doesn't have a voice set. I still side with augmenting existing 40 companions rather than trying to create more of the mules.

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Pingonaut
07.12.2014 , 08:41 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by DomiSotto View Post
Except your alt would be put on the AI script that will make them an equivalent of your companion minus the dialogue. If they cannot program an AI for a regular companion that make them valuable, the can't make your Alt valuable either. Plus, the main character doesn't have a voice set. I still side with augmenting existing 40 companions rather than trying to create more of the mules.
Main character does have a voice set, actually. Typing /hello, /hi, /greetings, /bye, /goodbye, /farewell, /introduce, /helpme, /healme, etc. will make your character say things. They have yell, grunts, and ouches that they say when in battles, too.

You would use the companions more as a novelty than as actual battle helpers.

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Elfa
07.12.2014 , 10:24 AM | #9
I'd be fine with the regular AI and no voices at all TBH, just the ability to have a Legacy member alongside me in my travels would be amazing.
I'd like to sit down with the guy responsible for having Busta Rhymes fight Michael Myers in HALLOWEEN RESURRECTION. Then, before he could speak, I would slap him so hard his face would explode and his dog would die." - Jim Law

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Mak-man
07.12.2014 , 12:36 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Elfa View Post
A recent thread reminded me how cool this would be. I brought up the idea years ago, but now it seems more possible with the Cartel System.

The idea is to be able to unlock one of your alt characters as a companion. Use my Marauder as a companion to my Sorc or Have my Powertech act as tank for my Op healer. They would be AI controlled of course and unless you had Legacy gear, you'd have to re-gear them as a companion, but think of the possibilities to truly bring together the Legacy.

This would be a Legacy perk after all that you purchased with Cartel Coins and you'd have to purchase a slot for each Legacy member you wanted to add as a companion. These companions wouldn't hang out on your ship, have affection or conversations like standard companions though since they have their own lives and are already part of your Legacy.

Also, think of how it could bring use back to the often maligned alignment system. Like for instance only a Jedi with full Dark Side points could be used as a companion on an Imperial character or fully Light Side Bounty Hunter working with your Trooper. Just an idea of course, but it opens the whole system to more possibilities.
Yours is a wonderful Idea! and I support it 100% : ))).