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KOTFE Story and Companions

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CloudCastle
06.17.2015 , 02:08 PM | #31
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What I can say is that past companions will return in the story, sometimes as very critical parts of the overall story shared by all Outlanders. Which classes can recruit which characters, who can be romanced, who can you kill and who might betray you? You’ll have to play and see Finally, I’ve seen a lot of people referencing the KOTFE page’s character list as a list of companions – not everyone on that list will become a companion, and not every companion in the story is included in that list.
I just had an exciting thought. I think I'm starting to get a picture of how this is going to work out...it sounds like companions will be woven into the main storylines...some just for certain classes, but some for everyone...so essentially while we may never get private conversations with them again on our ships, they may end up being like Theron and Lana in that we can romance them as part of the story.

You know what this could mean? Companions that were not romanceable previously may become so as part of the new story arc. It also means that certain companions with significant ties to story could be the ones that end up available to everyone.

So for all those people who wanted to romance Zenith? Maybe you will be able to now...And can we all have our own personal copy of Scourge please?

As to betrayals...that makes me nervous but hopefully it will be worked into the story in such a way that it isn't inevitable, but something influenced by player actions.

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LyraineAlei
06.17.2015 , 02:09 PM | #32
Quote: Originally Posted by king_nile View Post
If anyone jumped into Mass Effect 2 without playing Mass Effect 1 (such as I did), you can probably take a guess how BioWare will solve this problem in KOTFE. At the start of ME2 without any of the prior decisions of ME1, BioWare had a brief questionnaire for you to decide your backstory (such as who you romanced) which definitely effects all the relationships between characters going forward. I'd imagine this is the simplest solution for them to implement... but not nearly as fun as running through 1-50 if you're looking for that BW story experience. I definitely felt like I missed something on ME1.

I get why people would want to skip to lvl 60 to get to the new content, but there are SO many hours of dialog and choices their going to miss out on if they haven't leveled the class yet. Its going to be a tough job for BW to sift through all 8 classes and pick out all of the critical decisions to define each class.
ME2 defaulted to some less-than-ideal options if you didn't import an ME1 character (like assuming you romance Williams/Alenko, as you mentioned, though that is a minor thing compared to say, Who's King of Radioactive Pile of Rubble, which can be a factor in certain choices in ME3. Or even little sidequests in ME1 that pay off in ME3 *pointedly not looking at Conrad Verner*)

So following that pattern set up by the ME series (as some of the people have admitted to be inspired by), Jumped to 60s will have a less-than-ideal (in terms of metagaming and what you call ideal) choices made earlier. And have certain assumed romances (Guessing like the SoR had the "main romance options" talking at planets, they would have Vette/Quinn, Andronikos/Ashara. Vector/Kaliyo, Mako/Torian, Elara/Aric, Corso/Risha, Doc/Kira, Nadia/Iresso as the assumed romance option, disregarding Temple, Akaavi, Jaesa, Pierce).

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Ardarell_Solo
06.17.2015 , 02:09 PM | #33
I always thought Kai Zykken and Kephess looked strangely alike. And look at their names, they're almost anagrams if you substitute double k and double s and merge i in Kai and y in Zykken to e... and...

Seriously, thanks for giving us more info, can't wait to see how all of this turns out :-)
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hooty
06.17.2015 , 02:11 PM | #34
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•Valkorion: who is this guy? What happened to that other Emperor? Aren’t they both actually Jadus, who’s secretly Kephess, who’s actually a mutated clone of Kai Zykken created by Fez Burba for the Star Cabal’s secret war against the Shroud? OK, so I actually haven’t seen that theory, but IT’S ALL TRUE TELL EVERYONE BEFORE IT’S TOO LA----
Now that all secrets have been revealed I might as well unsub Though I am suspicious that Trymbo is not involved. This must be a feint...
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CloudCastle
06.17.2015 , 02:12 PM | #35
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This springs to mind another question. Lets say my trooper meets Mako, will she reference the BH at all?, and if she does how will the game know how my BH played? Or will it just be super generic references like , "Oh I know a Bounty Hunter who one the Great Hunt once blah blah blah..." without going into any specifics on what decisions they made, and what kind of attitude they had?
Considering the fact that I have 2 BH's that each completed chap 3 (for example) I'm thinking that specific references to your other chars aren't going to be possible. Which char would the game choose to reference? Was Mako on my female BH's ship or on my male's? In my mind she was on both, but in two separate universes (sort of.)

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Codedrago
06.17.2015 , 02:16 PM | #36
Quote: Originally Posted by CloudCastle View Post
Considering the fact that I have 2 BH's that each completed chap 3 (for example) I'm thinking that specific references to your other chars aren't going to be possible. Which char would the game choose to reference? Was Mako on my female BH's ship or on my male's? In my mind she was on both, but in two separate universes (sort of.)
I think this could be solved if the game had a small diolouge where they ask questions that lead you to talk about the PC's, then here you are prompted to mention them by title it gives a small wheel with a lsit of all of that class on your character list.

For example;

''There's a Dark Council member on that ship, what was the name again?''

PC - Krek - Darth Nox
Danny - Darth Imperious
DanDan - Darth Imperious
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06.17.2015 , 02:17 PM | #37
Quote: Originally Posted by hooty View Post
Now that all secrets have been revealed I might as well unsub Though I am suspicious that Trymbo is not involved. This must be a feint...
Well obviously Trymbo inhaled just a few to many chemicals, and this is all taking place in his mind

Quote: Originally Posted by CloudCastle View Post
Considering the fact that I have 2 BH's that each completed chap 3 (for example) I'm thinking that specific references to your other chars aren't going to be possible. Which char would the game choose to reference? Was Mako on my female BH's ship or on my male's? In my mind she was on both, but in two separate universes (sort of.)
I have been thinking about that, and the only thing I can think of is if they rework the "family tree" in legacy, to be able to select that legacies "canon."

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Aaryn
06.17.2015 , 02:19 PM | #38
Quote: Originally Posted by CharlesBoyd View Post
[*]The Outlander: your character’s past will be a key part of their identity as the Outlander moving forward. The choices you’ve made, romances you’ve pursued, your class, etc are all a part of who your character is, and those decisions will be honored in KOTFE; often in unexpected ways. How that works for characters who are created at level 60 is something we’ll dive into in the future, but we will not be setting a “canon” version of any class or world storyline. Your choices matter – that’s at the heart of our storytelling philosophy at BioWare.
So... if i "use" a Character, that was previously Lev60 and start the KOTFE Story, its more complex?

otherwise i hope i can also take Shae Vizla as my Companion ))
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JattaGin
06.17.2015 , 02:20 PM | #39
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I really wanted to hook all my characters up with Guss Tuno and Gault.
Not sure if serious or joking?! Weehee.

@Charles: Thank you so much for your info. I have a good feeling now.

So many nice, helpful and funny yellow replies today. Like this, the forum is fun again.

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DarthVengeant
06.17.2015 , 02:32 PM | #40
Who is the red tattooed female Twi'lek in the trailer? Will she be a companion or actual character in the expansion, or is she just there for the trailer? I really want to know. Please.!!