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NOTE: Your romance options are currently limited by your character's class and gender, but Bio Ware has confirmed to include same-sex romance later on, which will open up more romance possibilities in future patches.
Add to the fact that not all Companions are open to the idea of love, and what you have is a crude dating simulator that offers side benefits of having a high Affection rating and a meaningful relationship, to boot.
I'd therefore like to take some time to share with you some details about the changes and new features related to Companions that will be coming with the launch of Game Update 4.0, as well as some of our thoughts behind these changes.
The Goal of Our Companion System Improvements Before we dive into the details, allow me to go just a bit into the "why", to provide some context for the reasoning that was guiding many of the choices we made.
In the past, Bio Ware companions have often been cited as the most memorable parts of the studio's games, from 1.
You don't get your first companion right off the bat.
So don't expect to see your first companion until a bit into your class' prologue storyline.If so, we're guessing you've never been into pet classes, either.Companions are one of the long-standing features of Bio Ware RPGs; they're both useful fighters who help keep you alive and persistent beings whom you get to know, develop relationships with, and affect in significant ways.CHAPTER 4 – WHERE DREAMS DIE Discover a mysterious and deadly new world in a bold fight for survival.CHAPTER 5 – ASCENSION Escape certain doom with help from an old ally.but it turns out that their abilities just aren't a good match for your combat style... Another familiar scenario: You're presented with a story choice in a conversation.You know in your mind how your character wants to answer... You decide who will live, who will die and who will rule the galaxy.CHAPTER 1 – WRATH AND RUIN Lead the Alliance in an explosive battle against the Eternal Empire as Empress Vaylin begins her conquest of the galaxy.Here's a familiar scenario: Over the course of your adventures, you meet a new Companion character.They seem like an interesting, fun, or cool character, and you might like to run around the galaxy with them for a bit... One of our biggest design goals is to try and eliminate as much as possible the artificial barriers that prevent you from playing with the Companions you want, when you want, and how you want.