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Companions, as in AI teammates.


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Just had an Idea, would you guys like or hate having companions like skyrim in TESO? Help you fight and carry items? I know SWTOR did it but could TESO make it better or just leave it out completely?


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not a fan. i dont want to see the same companion running around with 5 different people. or 500.

also this is a multiplayer game, use your FRIENDS as pack mules.
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i would prefer a "looting minion". i don't want companions. they just hinder combat.
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(November 29th 2012 02:04 AM)Shadowthrone Wrote:  i would prefer a "looting minion". i don't want companions. they just hinder combat.

Exactly you just need a looting minion!


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Your horse should carry a loot bag in it saddle.

when you sunmon it with your whistle..

You can then click on your horse to mount it or click on the lootbag of infinite slots.
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Initially I would say no, but SWTOR changed my view on AI Companions.

If it can be done and if there is an obvious "need" of having one in the game(As with SWTOR, the companion had a "multi-purpose" in the game.), I say go for it. Or not, at the end of the day I don't really care that much. :)


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Well, it has been done in single player games but I can still clearly see huge wave of "SWTOR clone!!!" rising if it would be implemented.

Its not going to happen anyway. Not with dynamic combat. No matter of your companion AI, he wont be able to "feel" when to save stamina, and when burn it, quickly becoming a nuisance.

Social elements seem awesome, so why tag along with AI when you can have people around? If I wanted that Im going to play Skyrim again, Serana is hawt with CBBEv3 body!


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I think if a storyline or quest warranted the need for a hireling, you should be able to use them temporarily.

As far as having a companion, like Lydia, being sworn to carry your burdens and following you on your adventures across Tamriel... well I honestly think that would kind of defeat the purpose of an MMO.

If you want a pack animal, maybe we will be lucky and our horses will carry stuff around for us.

While I loved having heroes in GW1, I don't really want them in TESO.
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(November 29th 2012 04:23 AM)Rage Wrote:  Well, it has been done in single player games but I can still clearly see huge wave of "SWTOR clone!!!" rising if it would be implemented.

Its not going to happen anyway. Not with dynamic combat. No matter of your companion AI, he wont be able to "feel" when to save stamina, and when burn it, quickly becoming a nuisance.

Social elements seem awesome, so why tag along with AI when you can have people around? If I wanted that Im going to play Skyrim again, Serana is hawt with CBBEv3 body!

Rage brings up good points here and a Companion often "agro's" mobs to you who you otherwise could pass through unoticed if that is your choice. I sometimes like a harmless pet in mmorpg's or if a summoned assistant is part of my class that is helpful; but I don't really like or need companion NPCs following me around.

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(November 29th 2012 01:59 AM)Astreil Wrote:  Just had an Idea, would you guys like or hate having companions like skyrim in TESO? Help you fight and carry items? I know SWTOR did it but could TESO make it better or just leave it out completely?

I vote to leave it out, we need to be able to count on other players, not npcs to help us.

how else will we have a community? Tongue_out_laughing


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(November 29th 2012 05:39 AM)Lobsel_vith Wrote:  
(November 29th 2012 01:59 AM)Astreil Wrote:  Just had an Idea, would you guys like or hate having companions like skyrim in TESO? Help you fight and carry items? I know SWTOR did it but could TESO make it better or just leave it out completely?

I vote to leave it out, we need to be able to count on other players, not npcs to help us.

how else will we have a community? Tongue_out_laughing

Yeah, I don't think it's a great idea either. The community could just solo everything and just use their companions. But it could be good for carrying items, assist in fighting or help with advancing questing by a character assisting you! It's only some ideas! :)


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(November 29th 2012 05:58 AM)Astreil Wrote:  
(November 29th 2012 05:39 AM)Lobsel_vith Wrote:  
(November 29th 2012 01:59 AM)Astreil Wrote:  Just had an Idea, would you guys like or hate having companions like skyrim in TESO? Help you fight and carry items? I know SWTOR did it but could TESO make it better or just leave it out completely?

I vote to leave it out, we need to be able to count on other players, not npcs to help us.

how else will we have a community? Tongue_out_laughing

Yeah, I don't think it's a great idea either. The community could just solo everything and just use their companions. But it could be good for carrying items, assist in fighting or help with advancing questing by a character assisting you! It's only some ideas! :)

Hopefully we will be able to rely on our horses' saddlebags for carrying items and fighting assistance perhaps. Maybe different armors could have different sizes of inventory storage, thus making grade levels of horse armor by carryability as well as defense for your horse.


TESO - - Multiplayer: "M'aiq does not know this word. You wish others to help you in your quest? Coward! If you must, search for the Argonian Im-Leet, or perhaps the big Nord, Rolf the Uber. They will certainly wish to join you." M'aiq the Liar.

"Va Khaj Dar - Khajiity's united? M'aiq will join!" M'aiq the Liar
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(November 29th 2012 06:23 AM)CedarLilly Wrote:  
(November 29th 2012 05:58 AM)Astreil Wrote:  
(November 29th 2012 05:39 AM)Lobsel_vith Wrote:  
(November 29th 2012 01:59 AM)Astreil Wrote:  Just had an Idea, would you guys like or hate having companions like skyrim in TESO? Help you fight and carry items? I know SWTOR did it but could TESO make it better or just leave it out completely?

I vote to leave it out, we need to be able to count on other players, not npcs to help us.

how else will we have a community? Tongue_out_laughing

Yeah, I don't think it's a great idea either. The community could just solo everything and just use their companions. But it could be good for carrying items, assist in fighting or help with advancing questing by a character assisting you! It's only some ideas! :)

Hopefully we will be able to rely on our horses' saddlebags for carrying items and fighting assistance perhaps. Maybe different armors could have different sizes of inventory storage, thus making grade levels of horse armor by carryability as well as defense for your horse.

That sounds great! Relying on the horse has always been a viable option. Especially with shadowmare in oblivion!


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No I will like more to have players on my side that I can have a conversation with,than rather a computer toy SmilingThumbs_up
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I think that would be something people would like in this MMO.
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