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SWTOR a caution about companion status before moving on to the latest content

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Foviel
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Posted On: 01/26/2016 at 10:00 PM

another thing that i strongly urge you to do, play through your companions quests fully. get them to 10 standing with you before you move on to the new content.

the new content takes them away from you and you have to do a lot of work in some cases to get them back if you do not have them at 10 standing before you move on.

i don't want to say much more because it would turn this into a SPOILER thread... so i urge you to PM me if you want to know more, or find me on gamevox or in game =).

Last Edited on: 01/28/2016 at 09:02 PM
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Malthol
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Replied On: 01/27/2016 at 06:17 AM PST
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If you have to re-recruit one of your prior companions, you can generally skip the Influence requirement & move on to other parts of the recruitment.

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Foviel
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Replied On: 01/27/2016 at 10:05 AM PST

?... if you had ignored the companions influence amount during the original story, and say have a 3 standing, you have to do things to get them back.

if you spend say 200 credits x 50 (well, for some they might have to spend more.) of their most liked item you can easily get them to about 10 in less than 15 mins... vs spending say 1 hour plus for one of the less involved activities you need to do to get one of them back.

also, if you don't do their stories on at least one of your characters of that class then you will not get the legacy bonuses for that. thus, if you only plan on having one of each class at most ... and you haven't and you move on then your only option at that point would be to level another of that class.

examples of what the bonuses are would be:

+10 presence boost for each companion story unlocked

Stat bonuses like +1% Accuracy, +1% Max HP, +1% Crit, +1% Crit Damage, or +2% Healing Received

increases to the duration of heroic moment by 12 secs and reduces the cool down by 1 min  for each companion story unlocked.



» Edited on: 2016-01-27 10:53:53

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Malthol
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Replied On: 01/27/2016 at 02:54 PM PST
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For Legacy stuff, you do not get Legacy or Achievement unlocks for anything you do not do. That is correct (though for companion legacy bonuses for completing all of a companion's dialogues, doing everything on one character gets you the maximum bonus, anyway, as the tooltip text points out).

For recruiting companions, check out Dulfy's handy guide (as with any guide it is slightly spoilery if you are worried about that): http://dulfy.net/2015/10/21/swtor-alliance-specialists-and-companion-recruitment-guide/
If you just want to raise their Influence to affect their ability bonuses, then it's really six-of-one, half-dozen-of-the-other. You take actions or give gifts in either case to raise it.

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Foviel
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Replied On: 01/27/2016 at 06:32 PM PST

that link is more then slightly a spoiler... its a total walkthrough.

 

anyway, i sort of feel like there is a disconnect here.  i just wanted to warn people about what the impact was about moving on to the new content, since i had done it.

i already have on 4 characters, in two cases i had to do the qyzen tasks(they were dark side), and i am seriously debating if i really want to do the dr. lokin one...

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