My companions are really cramping my style.  Each of them has their own little likes and dislikes and if I feel feisty and snark off in front of a non-snarky companion I get the -1 of Shame.

You know what I mean.  The little companion portrait pops up and there’s a -1.  It’s like a virtual eyeroll.  Like “I am not annoyed at you enough to talk about it now, but we are definitely discussing your attitude once we get back to the car, young lady.”

Well, I want my companions to like me.  Not necessarily for humping purposes, but because supposedly if they like me, they give me access to stuff.  Quests? Faster crafting?  Oh hell, I’m vague on the details, but I know I want them to like me.

But sometimes I’m baffled by what to say to get them to like me.  I read the codex.  I research on the internet.  But I’m still flailing.  I can go through a whole conversation behaving as I think the companion likes… sure I don’t get a -1 of Shame but sometimes I don’t get a single +15 of Luv.  So I end up playing a whole scene in a way I totally wouldn’t in a way to get brownie points… and no brownie points.

Now I understand what it’s like to be a guy and want to say the right thing or a girl won’t drop her pants.

That was a quote by ME last night.  Ugh. Seriously.

I went out and bought my companion a present he loves.  I got 96 affection for it.  There, now I can get the -1 of Shame 96 times and not worry about it.  Much better.


Companions and the -1 of Shame — 10 Comments

  1. Oooooo That cursed -1. It actually got me to yell at my computer because Mako gave me a -1 for completing the job I was hired to do. Sorry, dear. They’re paying us to bring back the data no matter what, and if a bunch of twisted unwilling science experiments have to do, thems the breaks.

    • Seriously. You’re a BOUNTY HUNTER. That’s what you do. I was always really miffed when the dark side option was to complete the task for which you were paid, and the task didn’t involve murdering etc.

  2. Mako gave me the dreaded -1 for suggesting that we should kill someone who had a bounty on them, 10 mins after talking about how we didn’t have enough credits to get off the planet. She is just one major guilt trip after another!

    • Seriously, Mako is really disapproving and even her portrait looks disapproving! I don’t know how she can be assistant bounty hunter with that lousy attitude. Bounties are what you DO.

      • Getting on Mako’s good side really is based heavily on the bounty hunter code.

        “Capture by design, Kill when necessary.” – Don’t kill anyone unless you’re paid to specifically kill someone. It’s murder. Murder is bad.

        “Capture or Kill. Never both” – The core of this is that you don’t kill someone after you capture them, or in simpler terms – Don’t kill the defenseless. It’s dishonorable to the hunt.

        It seems that those are big triggers with Mako. She also doesn’t like it when you’re a bloodthirsty person who likes to kill. Bounty Hunting isn’t about killing. It’s about doing the job. If the job involves killing, she usually gives +affection for actually killing them. The only exception to this I’ve seen is on Nar Shadaa when [SPOILERZ CENSORED].

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  4. I noticed Mako is nominated for the worst-pms-companion-award by everybody. I am, and will always be, happy I got Khem Val. He gives me +40 luv when I kill random people and -1 shame the times I accidently press the wrong answer so I sound like I care. I hope Mako get less moody in the future, for your crafting skill sake.