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Will there be more companion Conversations coming soon?

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Will there be more companion Conversations coming soon?

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LadyRaven
08.21.2012 , 08:51 AM | #21
Expanded class stories, s/s romances etc. Was supposed to be in a promised *May* update. What happened? I have been gone awhile. This is very dispappointing if nothing storywise ever gets expanded. It's what I was interested in most. In fact without this...not much holding me here, I don't raid or pvp and other games do that better anyhow.

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Xyeth
08.21.2012 , 09:18 AM | #22
Quote: Originally Posted by Ashlockheart View Post
I was just wondering with new patches, and expansions coming soon. Will there be more companion Converstions?
I'm thinking no. They didn't produce much after launch with a full crew and I don't see that getting any better with a huge amount of the staff gone now. I could be wrong though.
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Vis-Tecum
08.21.2012 , 10:14 AM | #23
along with more conversations / quests, I think it would be awesome to see some new abilities [preferably unlocked through quests], and being able to pin your companion to a point on screen [maybe some combat options]

and the more I think about it I would pay $5-7.99 just for the companion heavy solo flashpoint like I said in another post either using a companion team of 3 or 4 or where I need to have diffrent companions to complete diffrent parts

every bioware game since baldurs gate has had great companions and so does swtor, I just hope "bioware" austin is aware of this and how much companions mean to bioware fans. hopefully there are plans to provide updates and content for companions but who knows...

also I say "bioware" austin only because I do not know what the new management sees as a bioware game and what a bioware companion means, I have full faith in james and daniel I just dont know how important mathew bromberg or jeff hickman feel companions are to the game experiance - p.s. its really important to bioware fans
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alricka
08.21.2012 , 10:22 AM | #24
I would love to have more quests, interaction and conversations with the companions. I mean, come on, my Sith Warrior is married to Vette and she hasn't said a word to me for ages So, it's kind of like a real marriage but come on

Once you hit 50, max out their affection and complete the conversations you're done with a companion, and that kind of sucks. The only solution is to roll alts but their companions will also be done with you one day.

However, we have to remember that for this to happen, the dialogues and the quests have to be written, then they need to have all the voice actors (including those that voice our toons) do their thing, then they have to put the animations and the conversations in the game... this takes time and money. Yeah, sure, the game has been out for many months now but they were/are working on a lot of things.

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Rayla_Felana
08.21.2012 , 10:36 AM | #25
I'd love this, but I'm really getting the thought and especially with Blomberg(?)'s recent interview, that story is way at the back and group content, the weakest point of the game where it can't compete with other titles in the genre, is being put at the fore-front, as long as BioWare dismisses story as third-rate priority and puts group content on the fore-front, this game is going to keep nose-diving, because as hard as they may try, they are trying to appeal to an audience they never won over and can't win from games like Guild Wars 2, their OP-PVP will always trash anything BiOWare can put out, yet they seem insistent on trying to attract this crowd in a futile attempt to win them over, whilst ignoring the one playerbase they can easily hold onto and grow, the crowd that aren't die-hard MMOers, but RPG fans, Star Wars fans, BioWare fans, the story crowd.

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Gerandar
08.21.2012 , 10:55 AM | #26
Voice actors cost money, do you really think with F2P coming that they are making enough money to add in such worthless things like more companion converstations? they can barely afford adding one planet and 5 levels of story without boasting about it and saying "we may charge subscribers for it~ lolololz" but thats what we get when reading is just to much for the playerbase.

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Dilv
08.21.2012 , 11:02 AM | #27
I sure hope so. I would pay a lot of money for a quality companion expansion pack that upgraded and expanded our current story and companion story lines.

I really enjoy the individual story that was put into this game at launch. My favorite part of the game involves not only the story lines in each class, but also the details put into the interaction with companions. I am still hopeful that we will get much more of this, but worried that it will become less individualized. They say that they are still committed to the story but I wonder if the trends will be to more and more content that is generic in nature. Such as adding a companion that everyone shares with similar interactions.

Anyone have any insight into this? I want more story with all of my characters but especially my JK. I want each current companion to be expanded and more new dialogue as well as more day-to-day interaction that reflects the status of our relationship with them. For example, my character is married to Kira, but after one last cut scene about the future and a few letters, you would never know it.

At any rate, as I said I remain hopeful, but have not been getting any warm fuzzies about the direction of individual story and current companion story lines in the current state of the game.

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HoloTweed
08.21.2012 , 11:27 AM | #28
Quote: Originally Posted by EvilBieber View Post
When Ericsson was interviewed about Makeb/HK etc.. he said that was over a year away.

You will obviously have conversations with HK but nothing new or likely ever now for the others.
This is how bad rumors get started. Makeb/HK etc. have been stated due THIS year. If you read otherwise, cite the article or it didn't happen.

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Ashlockheart
08.21.2012 , 12:27 PM | #29
I really enjoy having converstions with my companion in the game. I wouldn't mind doing companion quest for them as well. Maybe even seeing there home worlds, and were they came from. I hope you don't lose this part of the game because companions, and conversations are what really make your starwars unique, and give it that cool facter.
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Dilv
09.14.2012 , 05:25 AM | #30
I agree completely...more individual storyline...more on companions and most specifically our current companions and not a generic companion added to all characters. Back into the studios for more voice acting and recording please. I know it's an mmo and they should devote a lot of resources into ops and fps and such...but this game is special because of the immersion and story. It's special because it makes you feel special when you play.

My first character was a JK sentinel and I played almost nonstop because it was like some great book that I couldn't put down, and the kicker was I was made to feel like I was an integral part of all of the best parts of the book. Once he got to post 50 content he didn't really feel that special any more. My guild fell apart and went back to WoW so I don't see much group stuff anymore.

Anyway, with the other characters I have leveled I've gone much slower to savor the story and the feel because I know there isn't much after 50 for them with their individual stories. I hope and pray this changes soon. I hope they add so very much more with our companions and our stories.