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Will we ever see a companion update?

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Will we ever see a companion update?

Keatonman's Avatar

03.22.2013 , 11:45 AM | #1
A lot of people ask if we will ever see a class story expansion, I'm more curious as to if we'll ever see a return of our companions. Will it be a free update? A "Paid expansion?" Because I won't lie, I like a lot of the companions, Bioware did some stellar work with them. But that's 32 voice actors (Minus the eight that speak gobbidy-goop.) Then add another if you want HK to return. They could stagger these updates per class or one per class per update. But I want to see them continue, they're apart of what make SWTOR unique and fun. It isn't too much to ask is it?

Glorthox's Avatar

03.22.2013 , 11:47 AM | #2
Only thing that doesn't make any sense is the legacy families. Shouldn't it be your character and companion having children, not your characters? It would have been more epic if they had a different story that revolved around your children?

Illyean's Avatar

03.22.2013 , 11:54 AM | #3
not sure as I've not thought it through but isn't there some scope for companion cross over? for example as a smuggler could I get Vette, her story (played some of it on Sith Warrior) doesn't seem that hard to adapt. I know it wouldn't be a true extension of the story as it would just be the small part that is the companion side but I would be surprised if it were not possible to cross over 2 or more companions per class like this.

unclemonkey's Avatar

03.22.2013 , 11:57 AM | #4
I agree on the characters individual companions being able to hook up. BH/Mako, JK/KIra to name just a few. Altho I do understand the server wide legacy too. It makes sense to have your Rep or Imp characters be allies and/or rivals as well as having characters of similar race be related. But I definitely would like to see a contiinuation of the companion storylines. As an example, I was disappointed to see that the relationship you develop with Kira ended the way it did without any big fanfare and only one fairly lame companion quest after finishing your last class quest and being hailed as a hero by the Republic. Especially after the one Jedi Master specificlly mentions that something's up but that never goes anywhere either. ~Le Sigh~

BobJames's Avatar

03.22.2013 , 12:04 PM | #5
I'm confused. I generally stay far, far away from the official forums. What do you mean when you talk about getting our companions back? I never lost mine and added HK to boot. I'm not trying to troll the OP, I just have no clue as to what he is referring to.

DarthGile's Avatar

03.22.2013 , 12:05 PM | #6
Hey all,

Figured I'd share this with you all: SWTOR-RP Exclusive: Q&A with Damion Schubert & Charles Boyd

This was on Feb 23rd, so it's fairly recent. Q&A below:

SWTOR-RP: Will we be hearing our favourite companions' voices return in Rise of the Hutt Cartel? Or will there be some changes in the voice acting line-up?

Damion Schubert: The companions will not be silent through the Makeb experience, but they will not have the level of plotlines or interjections to be found in the Level 1 to 50 experience. We are looking at ways to allow for further interactions with your companions with max affection sometime post-RotC – your girlfriend shouldn’t go silent when she becomes your wife!
Figured this was the perfect thread to share this source.

JunkyardWolf's Avatar

03.22.2013 , 12:05 PM | #7
op this is SWTOR aint nothing free except maybe these forums :P
proud to be a Cranky ole fart!

JesterUSCG's Avatar

03.22.2013 , 12:07 PM | #8
I hope not... What do you think that update would do to the servers..?

Roalmo's Avatar

03.22.2013 , 12:09 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by JunkyardWolf View Post
op this is SWTOR aint nothing free except maybe these forums :P
Thought they were gonna fix that? What was it? 100 C Coins per post?

Damask_Rose's Avatar

03.22.2013 , 12:10 PM | #10
They will probably be too busy making an instant level 50 item for the cartel market to make any actual content, since apparently that is what most people want.
Still waiting for Quinn's "meaningful" reunion!