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Idea- Stat change on/off for companions- add input and please be nice

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Idea- Stat change on/off for companions- add input and please be nice

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Cindlehr
11.18.2015 , 06:26 AM | #1
Originally posted here-
http://www.swtor.com/community/showt...36#post8630836

Eric,
I appreciate the team is listening to us but at the same time it feels like this is a child's tug of war game.

I enjoyed actually the new companion system and getting things done and not needing help. I get that people were ************ like crazy for what feels like stupid reasons. Some people like huge challenges, others don't. I have very limited time to play, and I like to play. But due to my life which has been very stressful, I don't have time to do things like wait in a group que, guild run, heroic or raids. I just flat out don't have the time.

The companion system I thought was awesome. I was able to solo star fortress on regular mode, it was not easy for me, but I could get through it on my own. Now I'm reading that it's not solo-able at all (even with companion heals.)
I get that some people find it too easy. I get that some people like it.

My request would be for you to do something like what was done for the XP boost the last few months (which was awesome by the way). People were complaining, and you guys put out a bot that sold a free item so that it would take the xp boost off of that character. Could you do something like that for this? I'm not sure how it could work on PVP servers, but that way it gives the players a chance to use the companions in the best way for the player.

I've enjoyed the expansion as I love storyline and rp. I am not a pvp'er. But now, if I'm going to be struggling and waiting around for help, its going to have some serious problems on me playing. I left WoW because it got to a point once you level that all you could do was raid. I love swtor because its not the same. I would really like to see something where it could be beneficial to any player as to how powerful they want their companions to be. If it would be possible to mimic the xp buff and item to turn it off, except for companion strength (turn it off drops it to whatever) leave it keeps it where it was. That would be awesome in my opinion.

Just my suggestion, thank you.

in short-
Like the XP boost item to turn it off for players who felt the game was going too fast. (I was not one of those)
If you were given an option to be able to turn on and off companions being able to do a lot or a little, would you be okay/happy with that?


Obviously my vote is yes
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Cindlehr
11.18.2015 , 06:31 AM | #2
Neglience
Today , 01:26 PM | #9
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Like the XP boost item to turn it off for players who felt the game was going too fast. (I was not one of those)
If you were given an option to be able to turn on and off companions being able to do a lot or a little, would you be okay/happy with that?

If the rewards raise or decline the same amount, that could be a solution.
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FenyxSprig
11.18.2015 , 07:06 AM | #3
I'd be thrilled if it was an option.

Most of the people who were doing the loudest complaining, never did turn their companions off. Which, if they thought they were too powerful, they could have easily done. Nope, they took to pitching their toys out of the pram and ruin it for everyone.

The game is currently unplayable to me. I can't level (getting wiped out in Makeb) and I can't do heroics = unplayable.

If it was a toggle or an item purchase like there was for 12x that would be brill. I would say that then everyone could be happy but some people would still be unhappy, probably because they had to buy an item.

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Master-Nala
11.18.2015 , 07:10 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by FenyxSprig View Post
I'd be thrilled if it was an option.

Most of the people who were doing the loudest complaining, never did turn their companions off. Which, if they thought they were too powerful, they could have easily done. Nope, they took to pitching their toys out of the pram and ruin it for everyone.

The game is currently unplayable to me. I can't level (getting wiped out in Makeb) and I can't do heroics = unplayable.

If it was a toggle or an item purchase like there was for 12x that would be brill. I would say that then everyone could be happy but some people would still be unhappy, probably because they had to buy an item.
This is where I get confused by these posts. Why can't you level? The solo game is still there, it used to be significantly harder than it is now.
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AlienEyeTX
11.18.2015 , 07:12 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by FenyxSprig View Post
I'd be thrilled if it was an option.

Most of the people who were doing the loudest complaining, never did turn their companions off. Which, if they thought they were too powerful, they could have easily done. Nope, they took to pitching their toys out of the pram and ruin it for everyone.

The game is currently unplayable to me. I can't level (getting wiped out in Makeb) and I can't do heroics = unplayable.

If it was a toggle or an item purchase like there was for 12x that would be brill. I would say that then everyone could be happy but some people would still be unhappy, probably because they had to buy an item.
Or, said item could be free to subs. That would be a nice sub reward.
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AlienEyeTX
11.18.2015 , 07:15 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Cindlehr View Post
If the rewards raise or decline the same amount, that could be a solution.
Why? People wanted the companions nerfed so there would be more challenge... not because of rewards. If people prefer to play that way, they do so for their own satisfaction.

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FenyxSprig
11.18.2015 , 07:24 AM | #7
Not everyone wanted the comps nerfed. Which is plainly obvious by the avalanche of comments.

As for why I can't level, if I can't get the support from my companion that I require to do so, then I can't level. At the moment, unless I can do it without a comp, I can't really do it at all.

I've been playing the game since it came out. I never had to spam heal my companion unless I pulled too much or did something stupid. Even when the game first came out, there were only a couple of things that I remember having trouble with as they were over tuned.

Not everyone is a hardcore player. Not everyone has the time to put hours and hours into it. I used to have a lot more time and I played a lot more. I no longer have that time. What most of the people who are talking about people being whiners don't get, is not everyone likes what they like or wants to do what they want to do. I'm not exaggerating when I say the game is currently unplayable for me. It isn't hyperbole, it is the truth. If I'm paying for parking but I can't use my space, I'm not going to keep paying them.

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Master-Nala
11.18.2015 , 09:11 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by FenyxSprig View Post
As for why I can't level, if I can't get the support from my companion that I require to do so, then I can't level. At the moment, unless I can do it without a comp, I can't really do it at all.
Respectfully, but this is meaningless. Specifically, are you saying that you are unable to complete the story content on the planets that are designed to be soloed? If so, why? What class are you playing? Are you using your defensive abilities.

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Not everyone is a hardcore player. Not everyone has the time to put hours and hours into it. I used to have a lot more time and I played a lot more. I no longer have that time. What most of the people who are talking about people being whiners don't get, is not everyone likes what they like or wants to do what they want to do. I'm not exaggerating when I say the game is currently unplayable for me. It isn't hyperbole, it is the truth. If I'm paying for parking but I can't use my space, I'm not going to keep paying them.
I'm 43, I have two kids, wife, dog, house, professional job, a part-time teaching job, and I belong to several community organizations and I'm active in politics. I've played a grand total of about 2-3 hours in the last week. About half of which was last night just to see what all the fuss was about.

I soloed the H2+ Star Fortress and the Ilum H2 on my 65 Balance Sage. When I say, I don't understand how you are unable to level, I mean that. I don't understand.

Are you using your abilities? What are you doing that you cannot play the game?
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mrsrachelm
11.18.2015 , 09:13 AM | #9
That would be awesome!
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Cindlehr
11.18.2015 , 10:02 AM | #10
Some good points from my other thread

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Quote: Originally Posted by FenyxSprig View Post
I am also a player with time constraints.

I love the new expansion, the new story. The new companions were like manna from heaven for me. The heroic +2 are required if you want to raise the level of your alliance. There are a few dozen of them but still, I was able to do about half of them in a week and that was good for me.

I can't see taking multiple hours to do something I've done dozens if not hundreds of times before. I don't have the time nor the inclination.

It was also just plain fun to me. I actually felt epic, as my character was supposed to be.

All I can really do at this point is wait to see if it gets better. I think the cuts were far too deep, I think perhaps a 10% cut would have been more than enough. This - the is just too much. At this rate, it will be 5.0 before I get my alliance up to level 10.
I underlined something so simple that these elitists with their heads shoved so far up their *** are failing to grasp.

Its not about being bad at our class. it is about time management and not wanting to pull our hair out doing same dailies which we have done million times already. Comps made that part of content tolerable
YES
I come home and I have an hour before I have to go to bed. I need sleep to actually function like a person, not just a few hours. I like to use that hour winding down with this game. BUT if its going to turn into #$*#$(%$ I can't do anything on my own any more, this is impossible to get anything, alliances up etc. its a nightmare. I was so freaking happy with how well the companions were healing etc. I could actually get though areas without spending 15 min just getting my health back up (short stints but it adds up). I really think making it option able to the player would be the best way to handle it. or a 10% cut vs what is going on now. Not everyone has time to grind their affection either (mind you most of my companions are constantly out getting companion items). So I get home and that hour of being able to actually relax from life is starting to turn stressful, and that's not fun at all.
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