Frivolous Expenditures: Companion Customization — 10 Comments

  1. The tip about previewing companions? The one with the arrows at the top? That one?

    That one makes me love you so fucking hard right now. I never even realized it was there.

  2. Unfortunately the first trooper companion doesn’t get a freebie customisation, so it took me until one of my alts got her first companion to realise that the option even existed. I then looked up some options for dear Aric online, but apparently they all come down to equally bad haircuts, so I haven’t felt inspired to look into it any further.

    After this post I might consider it for some of the others. I recently had a class quest that resulted in another one of my companions looking different for one cut scene, and I was actually quite thrilled, and then disappointed that she went back to her old look right after. Something to consider I guess.

    • I don’t think the lizard gets a freebie either. And you’re right, I have not seen a not-hideous Aric Jorgan customization. From an informal poll amongst some friends on the server, it appears that people will shell out money to customize a romanceable companion but won’t bother with the others.

      • I wish they’d just let him have some proper hair. I know he’s a military man, but come on. Some of the male cathar NPCs I’ve seen look quite respectable with their manes.

        • I got so used to Aric’s military baldness that by the time I realized there was a customization option for him I found that I was resistant to change. Besides, the options are really bad haircuts. I’d prefer none at all to what they had to offer.

          T7? He got the yellow/purple customization. There was no way I was going with pink. No way in hell. (Although, thinking about it, my Jedi is green and if T7 was pink we would have looked like the atypical 80s girl preppy… no I still made the right choice. I don’t think they have Izod Jedi robes.)

          Corso? I have to admit that I have a ridiculous fondness for the dreads-ponytail. I ended up selling his customization reward because when I put one on him I just didn’t like it.

          Elara, too, suffered from the ‘I’m used to her looking like this’ when I got to Balmorra and discovered all of the customization options for her. And anyway, I’ve got her covered head to toe in matching Armormech gear so I don’t see her face when she’s with me anyway. (Aric is covered as well… in horribly mismatched ‘I got into a fight with Rainbow Brite and lost’ armor. Blue helmet, green chest, red pants. He looks ridiculous.)

          • I am still having a hard time looking at my customized Risha and seeing her as “Risha” because I had to look at the default Risha for so long. My justification for the change was that I did hate Risha a lot, so if I changed her, maybe I’d shed some of the negative associations. So far it hasn’t worked. I still want to shove her out the airlock. If only there were a VOICE customization kit, she sounds SO ANNOYING.

  3. The lizard has a name. 😛 You are correct that Qyzen does not get a free customization as far as changing his looks. Instead, you get to a free armor set for him. One was civilian, one was hunter and I can’t remember the third. I have heard rumors that the Security Key vendor sells a customization for him that will actually change his skin color to yellow. As soon as I have extra money to blow, I will totally be buying that one.

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