Learn More about SWTOR Companion Characters

Exciting news from the Developer Blog today- it’s time to learn more about companion characters. As we get closer and closer to the eventual launch of SWTOR, we learn more and more about different aspects of the game. Today’s update is all about the companion characters, something that many players have been asking questions about. This thorough blog post tells you just about everything you need to know about companion characters.

Each character class unlocks unique companions throughout their storyline; companions that fight alongside players in battle against AI and other players in Open World PvP, aid in crafting and non-combat missions through Crew Skills, and provide commentary on environments and engage in conversations.

The update goes on to tell us more about what we can expect from our companion characters. It’s the first of two blogs devoted to the topic and it’s pretty thorough covering info such as customization, companion classes, and more.

There are even three videos to show you exactly what the post is talking about. Senior Game Designer, William Wallace, explains the hurdles the dev team have to go through to make the companion characters.

Some concerns:

  • How do you make each player’s companions unique in a world where other people are experiencing the same story with the same companions? 
  • How do you make companions a critical part of the player’s combat without stepping on the usefulness of other players? 
  • How can you make a companion character that is easy to control for players who don’t want to micromanage abilities, while also offering complex options for players who enjoy that style of gameplay?

Check out the full post for yourself and let us know what you think. We’ll be sure to fill you in when the second part goes out!