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# 11
01-18-2012, 06:44 PM
I don't mind that they have Vanity pets at all, but it bothers me that they are using the term to make it more enticing like the other mmo. They aren't really companions in the since that they don't DO anything, they don't keep you company, they are just there for show. Call them what they are, not what you think would sell more of them based on what another game is doing.


it seems like a small effort to make a quick buck. Sadly that seems to be all that this game stands for at the moment.
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# 12
01-19-2012, 07:46 AM
They're not companions if you're PETA. They're people.
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# 13
01-19-2012, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Wraith_Shadow
I don't mind that they have Vanity pets at all, but it bothers me that they are using the term to make it more enticing like the other mmo. They aren't really companions in the since that they don't DO anything, they don't keep you company, they are just there for show. Call them what they are, not what you think would sell more of them based on what another game is doing.


it seems like a small effort to make a quick buck. Sadly that seems to be all that this game stands for at the moment.
If you spent less time being butthurt and spent more time paying attention to responses you would see Cryptics motive behind the name change. The amount of complaining because exocomps and hortas being "pets" and not "companions" was unreal. SWTOR didn't do companions first, so revering them because their companions are more like *SLAVES* is stupid anyway. I also refer to the post defining what a companion even is. Vanity pets, by definition are companions. People that run around doing every whim of yours, gathering, cooking, cleaning, fighting, being cannon fodder or whatever else you can force them to do, they aren't companions, they are slaves.
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# 14
01-21-2012, 03:34 PM
They also have renamed a section Legacy unlocks..... Kind of seems a bit much to me.....
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# 15
01-21-2012, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Mephihsto View Post
If you spent less time being butthurt and spent more time paying attention to responses you would see Cryptics motive behind the name change. The amount of complaining because exocomps and hortas being "pets" and not "companions" was unreal. SWTOR didn't do companions first, so revering them because their companions are more like *SLAVES* is stupid anyway. I also refer to the post defining what a companion even is. Vanity pets, by definition are companions. People that run around doing every whim of yours, gathering, cooking, cleaning, fighting, being cannon fodder or whatever else you can force them to do, they aren't companions, they are slaves.
This entire post kind f came off as a little rude and entirely unecessary. I'm not saying that one is better over the other, in terms of games or definition of companions, but that i find it a bit much that one game is starting to change terms and names and adding items just because that's how the more popular game has it.

Have you even played that game? sure SOME of them can be slaves, but you're making it sound like they all are and nothing more. Story wise they give reasons for being there other than forced servitude as well as will send you on missions for them as well. One of my characters was kind of forced into not being with one companion and marry another..... not the kind of demands slaves get to make.

Sure SWTOR didn't DO companions first, or have legacy unlocks, or weapons that have energy blades popping from the hilt. But star trek online didn't either and i'm commenting on the fact that once SWTOR came out, suddenly that what they had to have. This game is great on it's own and shouldn't have to make it's self more like another just to try and be more popular.
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# 16
01-21-2012, 09:00 PM
frankly, I think TOR's companions are strikingly similar to STOs Bridge Officers, now who's copying who?
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# 17
01-23-2012, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Wraith_Shadow
They also have renamed a section Legacy unlocks..... Kind of seems a bit much to me.....
What else would it be called? It's a section that contains unlocks for items that are either no longer available or available in a different manner/ for a different price. Seems as though Legacy Unlocks is the perfect name for that section IMO.
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# 18
01-25-2012, 02:54 AM
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What else would it be called? It's a section that contains unlocks for items that are either no longer available or available in a different manner/ for a different price. Seems as though Legacy Unlocks is the perfect name for that section IMO.
Account unlocks

Purchased items

Stuff you already had

Requisitions


It just seems like the specific addition of the term legacy after it showed up in the other game was just a bit of a cop out. It lacks the originality that it could have received.
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# 19
01-25-2012, 05:01 AM
I want companion-cubes.
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