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Broken Companions


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Shambolic
05.23.2016 , 10:48 PM | #1
This is an updated and ongoing list of companion-specific bugs that players have suffered post-4.0 (and in some cases, before KotFE). Many of these bugs are still awaiting official recognition and assurances of fixes. The goal of this thread is to draw attention to these potentially game-breaking issues.

My first post-4.0 companion bug experience happened as I was nearing the completion of my Bounty Hunter chain and realized that some conversations weren't occurring where they should be. Further investigation revealed that the Torian Cadera quests "Ways of the Warrior" and "Target Practice" are not triggering, and are in absence affecting other Bounty Hunter interactions (specifically with Torian in regards to whether or not you choose to be a Mandalorian). Information on this bug is scattered across at least two different forum posts.

Missing Torian Cadera Conversations:
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=865188 and
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=883510

Further investigation into the matter reveals other companion irregularities:

Companion romances not being recognized in KOTFE (((FIXED!)))
http://www.swtor.com/community/showt...843854&page=62

Broken influence for Treek and HK-51:
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=871664

"Unflagged" romances and ignored Courting gifts:
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=883545
http://www.swtor.com/community/showt...g+gifts+broken
http://www.swtor.com/community/showt...g+gifts+broken

Here is a list of companion combat-specific bugs compiled by KevMeup:
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=889835

-Some companions still use the wrong voice when in healing or tanking stance, specifically:
- Ensign Raina Temple uses Kaliyo Djannis' voice
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=883221
http://www.swtor.com/community/showt...=848833&page=5
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=877773
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=882737
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=882183
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=859645
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=862494
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=842749
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=844035
- Lord Scourge uses Sgt. Rusk's voice
http://www.swtor.com/community/showt...=843849&page=2
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=876857
- Lt. Felix Iresso uses Zenith's voice
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=856760
This particular bug is almost as old as 4.0, as evidenced by this thread: http://www.swtor.com/community/showt...=846388&page=2
(Thanks to leviathanmirror for doing the legwork.)

-Bowdaar is also broken after turning in Freedom Fight, part of the Eternal Championship of KotFE in patch 4.4 and 4.5. He is stuck as an "Alliance Recruit" and cannot be summoned even though his rank is 10+ and his influence log states he joined the alliance as a follower:
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=882539

- Blizz and Treek aren't aligned properly with the Agent's social emote, and sink into the ground.
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=885688

- All returning main story companions in KotFE (SCORPIO, Kaliyo, Jorgan, Gault, Vette, and Torian) are missing speaking animations when poked. Additionally, Jorgan and Kaliyo don't say anything and sometimes trigger a "not eligible for this conversation" notification when clicked.

-At least one ship droid is supposedly missing vocals when sent on crafting missions.

-Nico Okarr has decided to ignore player interactions (poking) except in cantinas.

-Cosmetically, Vector Hyllus and Lord Scourge are still wearing unitards under their clothes while using their default customizations (this bug is almost as old as the game itself!). Also, Treek and HK-51's customizations don't show up in cutscenes.

-Buffs seem to vanish from companions when dismounting, traveling, or phasing.

- Some Class quests are no longer giving companion influence. Most recently, I experienced this on my newest Imperial Agent, during the final stages of Chapter 1 when confronting you-know-who. Certain interactions that I know used to give affection now give nothing. This bug happened with both Kaliyo Djannis and Vector Hyllus. When I created a ticket, the CS response explained that the issue was already known and would be addressed. That was several months ago.

-Some melee companions (specifically Ashara Zavros) seem to be lacking the proper combat animations, such as leaping. (((FIXED!)))

-Treek appears to be under-performing (in all three specs) compared to other companions at similar influence levels.

- Treek always defaults to Imperial buffs, regardless of the player's faction. This also might be preventing players from using certain customizations and unlocking her on certain factions:
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=858681
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=888319

-The Probe Droid companion (available from the Cartel Market) has broken animations and is missing some sounds.

- Some "infected" companion customizations don't include full-body textures and revealing outfits show that they are actually droids from the neck down.

- Some companion quests aren't level-syncing properly and are only granting 6 exp.

-The RotHC prelude intro doesn't recognize Chapter 3 completion and offers only the basic intro (on BHs, at least).

While the people in charge of quality control may not consider these bugs a priority, the preponderance of these threads indicates that companion interactions are still very important to players. Leaving such glaring mistakes alone for too long will eventually cause players to unsubscribe. We hope you address them as soon as possible.

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commanderwar
05.23.2016 , 11:26 PM | #2
The third was fixed I can confirm, my romance is now recognize and far as I know everybody was fixed. fix a few months ago

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Shambolic
05.24.2016 , 01:12 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by commanderwar View Post
The third was fixed I can confirm, my romance is now recognize and far as I know everybody was fixed. fix a few months ago
I'm not sure if it was comprehensively fixed, though, because that post was made last week and the author is claiming that his romances with Kaliyo Djannis and Elara Dorne aren't flagging correctly.

The fix that you are thinking of could have solved the problem months ago, but maybe the bug cropped up again in a different way--kind of like the Chapter 3 completion issues that seem to keep happening.

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Cedia
05.24.2016 , 01:38 PM | #4
First BH:
- completed main storyline before 4.0
- romanced Torian
- got all of Torian's conversations
- romance not acknowledged in KotFE
- rerolled

Second BH:
- created post 4.0
- no Resol'nare conversation
- sacked after completion of RotHC

Third BH:
- created post 4.0
- currently on Nar Shaddaa and has not yet met Torian
- on hold until Torian is debugged, and that means both getting the romance acknowledged and getting all of his conversations

I'm sick of this and ready to quit after I get my August goodie.

FIX TORIAN ALREADY!!!

ALSO:
- courting gifts still borked
- Treek and HK no longer give influence or xp for their conversations
- Treek and HK's customizations no longer show up in their conversation cutscenes
- buffs on companions do not refresh when dismounting or traveling

(I've updated my sig to direct to this thread. )
* Female Mandalorians who romanced Torian are missing his Resol'nare and Mando'a lessons conversations since 4.0 launched. * Please fix this!!! *

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Shambolic
05.24.2016 , 08:04 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Cedia View Post
Second BH:
- created post 4.0
- no Resol'nare conversation
- sacked after completion of RotHC
Why stop after RotHC? Was something else broken? Was the marriage not flagging? Or were you not flagged as a Mandalorian? I don't actually think the missing conversations are linked to being a Mando vs. not being a Mando anymore, since non-Mandos are also missing the "Ways of the Warrior" and "Target Practice" quests. Still, the more info the better.

Quote: Originally Posted by Cedia View Post
- courting gifts still borked
- Treek and HK no longer give influence or xp for their conversations
- Treek and HK's customizations no longer show up in their conversation cutscenes
- buffs on companions do not refresh when dismounting or traveling
I didn't know about some of these. If I see forum posts I will add them to the links in the first post.

Quote: Originally Posted by Cedia View Post
(I've updated my sig to direct to this thread. )
Awesome, let's get some recognition!

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leviathanmirror
05.25.2016 , 02:22 AM | #6
The devs know that courting gifts are bugged. The fix was initially scheduled for 4.1 but didn't happen and we haven't heard anything since.

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Shambolic
05.25.2016 , 08:19 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by leviathanmirror View Post
The devs know that courting gifts are bugged. The fix was initially scheduled for 4.1 but didn't happen and we haven't heard anything since.
I also remember reading something about it in patch notes, but it appears not to have been fixed after all. The question now is whether the courting gifts aren't working because of improperly flagged romances or for another reason.

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Cedia
05.25.2016 , 08:22 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Shambolic View Post
Why stop after RotHC? Was something else broken? Was the marriage not flagging? Or were you not flagged as a Mandalorian? I don't actually think the missing conversations are linked to being a Mando vs. not being a Mando anymore, since non-Mandos are also missing the "Ways of the Warrior" and "Target Practice" quests. Still, the more info the better.
I stopped because I apparently sneezed on the character and she broke. I didn't want to continue with a broken character. She was a Mandalorian and did not get the most important conversation for Mandalorians.
* Female Mandalorians who romanced Torian are missing his Resol'nare and Mando'a lessons conversations since 4.0 launched. * Please fix this!!! *

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Damask_Rose
05.25.2016 , 11:27 AM | #9
Add on Temple still using Kaliyo's voice while healing. I think Scourge still uses the wrong one too.

Speaking of Scourge, he and Vector still wear bras and unitards under all armor that shows skin. (Default customizations only)

Nico doesn't say anything when you poke him as a companion, but he will if you poke him as an npc in the bar.

One of the ship droids no longer says anything when you send him on crafting mission. (Don't remember which one.)

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leviathanmirror
05.25.2016 , 01:50 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Damask_Rose View Post
Add on Temple still using Kaliyo's voice while healing. I think Scourge still uses the wrong one too.
Temple uses Kaliyo's, Scourge uses Rusk's, and Iresso uses Zenith's when healing and tanking.