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Please repeal the hologram npc decision

STAR WARS: The Old Republic > English > Galactic Strongholds
Please repeal the hologram npc decision

Vhaegrant's Avatar

08.20.2014 , 03:11 PM | #11

I would love to see the ability to place any of the characters from my legacy and their unique companions in the stronghold.
However, if you are an altoholic like me that is the potential for a lot of NPCs. A single character has the potential with 5 class companions, the ship droid, HK and the Ewok to amass 8 companions. Across all the character slots (22 if you are a subscriber with the 10 unlocks) on a server that would amount to 198 NPCs.
That's obviously quite a few free NPCs

Although, given that the game can already store the information on other characters armour and appearance for display in the Legacy family tree I see no reason why the potential isn't there to introduce this feature. Afterall, many of the companion don't even need all of their armour slots traced as they use the single customisation (Alien companions like Khem Val, Broonmark, Bowdaar, Blizz, HK and Treek fall into this category) and many more don't display head/hand and/or feet slots (Skadge, Qyzen, Xalek are examples).
Seriously how large would an external file attached to the stronghold data be to hold that sort of info?

Maybe restrict it to subscribers only

siegeshot's Avatar

08.20.2014 , 06:09 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by SkalexSF View Post
Signed, i thought the game broke when I first saw the holograms
My wife said the same thing. Her exact words were, "why did my companions turn blue?"

FAIL BIO, FAIL!!!!!!!! Your users don't care about 7 year old engine limitations. They care about an immersible, awesome game. Swg is gone, CWA is gone. This's all we have. Help us make it a good game, please!
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Khalhazar's Avatar

08.20.2014 , 06:48 PM | #13
The excuse I often hear is that "it makes no sense for Malavai Quinn and Corso Riggs to be playing sabaac together". People are so afraid that we'll do something that looks weird.

But so what? So what if someone creates a mildly lore-stretching scene?

Moreover, most of us RPers use companions as props: Malavai Quinn *isn't* Malavai Quinn, and my Sith warrior isn't The Sith Warrior from Bioware's Story.

JasonNH's Avatar

08.20.2014 , 09:25 PM | #14
Agreed. I want a Jawa in my office and I put Blizz in there. I wish he looked like a living Jawa on every character and not just my bounty hunter.
Going into carbonite until the multiplayer returns to the MMO

BennyOe's Avatar

08.21.2014 , 02:21 AM | #15
the hologram thing even prevents Biowares stated idea of using companions to display armour (for the time being... haven't given up on Mannequins yet ) as female characters have far too few class companions of the same gender ...
Besides, Mako is too busy in the slicing/workshop room she shares with Blizz to stand around displaying my old armour
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siegeshot's Avatar

08.21.2014 , 03:03 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Khalhazar View Post
Moreover, most of us RPers use companions as props: Malavai Quinn *isn't* Malavai Quinn, and my Sith warrior isn't The Sith Warrior from Bioware's Story.
Ditto. In my story Quinn is
I have a second healing droid that... is named
because ****** Bioware can't do something simple like ALLOW US TO NICKNAME OUR COMPANIONS #OMGWHATACONCEPT!

Also my Sith Warrior isn't the one in the Bio story either. Completely completely different character...... /facedesk

This is just so unbelievably frustrating. Why is it that Bio seems to be systematically and purposefully avoiding every opportunity to actually make this game insanely awesome? It's like bare minimum status quo average mmo... Every cool thing that could make this game awesome seems to be out of their grasp for whatever BS reason.

Mechanics that are obvious to us... Bio won't even talk to us about.

Bio, we aren't asking for guild ship pvp here (technically I am, just not in this thread)... just find a way to make our companions NOT HOLOLOLOGRAMS! Just make them normal companions please, ffs.
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mazterblade's Avatar

08.21.2014 , 07:00 AM | #17
yeah i really hope they just sort this out 1st off we want to see the real thing not holo's and 2nd off i want to see the custom appearance i have on kira when im on my other charicter's was the content just rushed? i dont see why they wouldnt of done this in the first place would make it 10 times better!

CyrusConnor's Avatar

08.21.2014 , 07:54 AM | #18
I am in a agreement. Thought it was pretty lame that my companions turn to holos when on different toons, but even more annoying that their gear changes to default.

yoomazir's Avatar

08.21.2014 , 10:20 AM | #19
Totally agree, Skadge standing as a bouncer in holographic form ain't gonna stop the undesirables from entering into my casino...

Branch's Avatar

08.21.2014 , 12:17 PM | #20
Signed. And if Bioware refuses to make them real, atleast fix the hologram's clothes.
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