What Are We Supposed To Do With These Old Republic Companions?

No matter which profession you choose, BioWare's Star Wars: The Old Republic loads players up with colourful companion characters, ready to fill any hole that might come up. Not like that — well, not like that officially.

You can keep your sexy Old Republic fan fiction to yourself (or mail it to me for critique), the companions BioWare has set up are there to share in your adventure, not your bodily fluids. They are fully-functional characters fitted with a sophisticated (but not too sophisticate) artificial intelligence, capable of fighting by your side through much of The Old Republic's more singleplayer-orientated content.

And they can join parties too.

Normally whatever companion you may be travelling with will disappear when you join a group of players, reappearing as soon as you disband. But players aren't nearly as reliable as artificial constructs, so when a party member has to leave in mid-adventure, the leader can choose to fill the spot with one of the remaining members' companion characters.

Mind you there will be certain situations where the limited AI and command bar for a companion just won't be enough, but in many cases you won't even know your real friends aren't there.

Companion Characters Update - Part 2 [The Old Republic]


    My jedi sentinel can be the one you boot to make room for the wookie.

    Cybering with a wookiee? Sounds like a mouth full of hair.

      It's more fun than you think. I had a girl I know get me to do it. She seemed to really like it!
      (Tricky to cyber as a Wookiee, but not impossible!)

      And no, not trolling, dead serious.
      (There's porn art from KotOR online too!)

        some chicks love hairy guys

        + the raw strength and beastial instincts appeal to their primal nature

        Besides I was about to change my class so I could have a twi'lek whore

          Plus you always let the Wookie win.

    I also understand from someone in beta that you can send them away to craft stuff while you're busy grindan. I also think I heard something about having them gather mats.

      Yup, they do a heap of they annoying work for you :)

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