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Characters (Alts) can't be placed in Strongholds :(

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Characters (Alts) can't be placed in Strongholds :(

Vhaegrant's Avatar

07.02.2014 , 04:06 PM | #1
While I was impressed with the scope of the Strongholds and the seeming ease and functionality of the Hook+ placement system while watching the Twitch stream I was a little disappointed by a comment from one of the developers.

Other characters will not be able to be placed in the stronghold.
While companions from other characters can be placed they will appear as holograms to any other character than the one that they usually associate with.
(As always Iwipe (Dulfy) on the ball and the two points above are covered in this summary of the stream )

These two points seem to miss one of the big reasons for wanting a stronghold in the first place. A sense of connection between the characters in a legacy.

I know the game is able to generate an up to date model of all the characters in my legacy. Just go to the legacy tree option and you can see a portrait and full body image.

As for companions, it must be able to get the information as it would require this to generate the hologram.

I had for sometime been looking forward to take screen shots of all of my legacy standing together, or with a mixture of companions.
Or, place companions that have shared backstory together.

Gwena's Avatar

07.02.2014 , 05:02 PM | #2
This disappointed me too. I really like the idea of having my characters together in the same room. My Agent and Bounty Hunter are supposed to be good friends, but they can never see each other. And I think I'd be inspired to play a new character or two just so I could display them.

I'm also disappointed that Companions will only show up as holos if you visit on a different character. I love the idea of having Companions in my Strongholds; holos, not so much. And if it is suggested that Companions be used to display gear, a holo just isn't the same! And doesn't show off those pretty, expensive dye modules, either. >.<

It isn't as though Nadia and my Consular can be out adventuring somewhere when I'm logged onto my Knight, so I really don't see why they can't be displayed (fully). And heck, we will be able to use mounts that are on display in our Stronghold.
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Hebruixe's Avatar

07.02.2014 , 06:10 PM | #3
Being able to "decorate" our stronghold with alts and actual (not holographic) companions of alts would be a great feature. Won't the developers reconsider this option?

befear's Avatar

07.02.2014 , 06:39 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Hebruixe View Post
Being able to "decorate" our stronghold with alts and actual (not holographic) companions of alts would be a great feature. Won't the developers reconsider this option?
They never said never
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Kryand's Avatar

07.02.2014 , 07:10 PM | #5
IMO the perfect approach would be if you log your character out in your stronghold, it should stay right where you logged out and be visible if you log another character in. I can't imagine it would even be that hard to implement, as there are already cases where people log out, and the game takes forever to actually make their character disappear. Just do it like that, except intentionally instead of a bug.
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iDraxter's Avatar

07.02.2014 , 07:29 PM | #6
If they would allow alts you could "create" ur own family/friends, make ur **insert species here* family, we would make some toons simply to be used as decoration, imagine the character slots item would sell like hot bread
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07.02.2014 , 08:04 PM | #7
This was a huge disappointment to me a well.
I have a theme running through all of the Alts in my legacy. I have set up their names, appearances, equipment, and in some cases the appearances and equipment of their companions to create this theme. Unfortunately, they are never together, so it is just an inside joke. I was hoping the stronghold would give me a chance to showcase this work.

Drudenfusz's Avatar

07.02.2014 , 08:05 PM | #8
I wouldn't mind if I could at least display my characters as holograms, but I also would like to have the companions to be really there, all of them, so that I can place them in groups that it looks like they are talking with eachother, especially those who know one another or those that I have dressed in KOTOR outfits to create the band from KOTOR again, but no BioWare is screwing my plans with this stupidity!
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Darth_Advent's Avatar

07.02.2014 , 08:13 PM | #9
I would be nice to have those family tree associations in the legacy tree mean something elsewhere in the game.

Guess we'll just have to wait for 3.3
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Sangrar's Avatar

07.02.2014 , 08:18 PM | #10
I hope that one day they will allow us to put "legacy holo statues" in our homes. They know its something we would like. If it can be done for the legacy family tree window, it might be possible to do a holo statue too. saying "might" because I do not work for bioware so I am merely speculating and have no idea how the game servers, engine, etc. work.
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