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Companions and heavy sack notifications

r34lian
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Apparently Isobele can detect heavy sack and notify player can we also have others like Miri, Bastion also notify players of heavy sack or this is just a special attributes solely for Isobele?
Edited by ZOS_Hadeostry on January 2, 2024 4:09AM
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  • AcadianPaladin
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    Sharp also does this. I've not heard any of the other companions do so.
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  • Elvenheart
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    Bastian points them out. I think the other companions do but I’ve been using Bastian recently and I’m sure about that one because we were in a dungeon yesterday and he pointed one out.
  • fizl101
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    Bastian and sharp do, I rarely use Mirri or Ember to know if they do or dont
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  • zaria
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    Ember does to, its nice and cool then they do.
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  • metheglyn
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    I've heard them all do it at one point or another, although it seems Sharp and Bastian are the most keen-eyed among them.
  • Tandor
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    I don't often see what it is they're drawing attention to. We're usually a bit further on when I have to stop and look around.
  • M1SHAAN
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    I've definitely been alerted to heavy sacks by all the companions except Mirri. It could just be bad RNG, but UESP's companion dialogue dump for her doesn't have heavy sack alert dialogue (though it does have dialogue triggered by looting a heavy sack). If Mirri really doesn't alert the player to heavy sacks, either intentionally or by some bug, it would be nice if ZOS changed it. It's a useful companion feature and there's no lore/characterization reason I can think of that would explain Mirri not having it.
  • SeaGtGruff
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    Tandor wrote: »
    I don't often see what it is they're drawing attention to. We're usually a bit further on when I have to stop and look around.

    Yes, whenever Bastian says something I have to back track and look around, but sometimes I don't see it. :(
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  • Stanx
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    I wonder if the setting to change how often our companion talks has an impact on how often they point them out. I mainly use Sharp for company and he does it relatively often for me. I have him set to talk very frequently on my settings.
  • r34lian
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    M1SHAAN wrote: »
    I've definitely been alerted to heavy sacks by all the companions except Mirri. It could just be bad RNG, but UESP's companion dialogue dump for her doesn't have heavy sack alert dialogue (though it does have dialogue triggered by looting a heavy sack). If Mirri really doesn't alert the player to heavy sacks, either intentionally or by some bug, it would be nice if ZOS changed it. It's a useful companion feature and there's no lore/characterization reason I can think of that would explain Mirri not having it.

    wait wut only Miri doesnt notifies ? seems like a bug can anyone form zos verify this ?
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  • Elvenheart
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    On UESP, it shows this for Bastian’s dialogue options:

    “When spotting a heavy sack:

    "Hello, what's this?"
    "Look here! A stranger's loss might be our gain."
    "Even an old sack might have treasure inside."”

    I looked under Mirri and it does not have this particular category for her, so chances are she really does not have the ability to point out a heavy sack.
    Edited by Elvenheart on January 4, 2024 7:30AM
  • Solarius_eu
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    Elvenheart wrote: »
    On UESP, it shows this for Bastian’s dialogue options:

    “When spotting a heavy sack:

    "Hello, what's this?"
    "Look here! A stranger's loss might be our gain."
    "Even an old sack might have treasure inside."”

    I looked under Mirri and it does not have this particular category for her, so chances are she really does not have the ability to point out a heavy sack.

    Mirri does notify for heavy sacks, can't remember what her dialogue options are, but she does.

    *Edit* I just took her to where I know some heavy sacks are, and for the 3 heavy sacks that were present, she didn't actually point out any, so maybe I'm wrong. Seems a bit weird if she's the only companion that doesn't though!
    Edited by Solarius_eu on January 4, 2024 1:20PM
  • Redguards_Revenge
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    I haven't used companions but you know, they should be telling us where heavy sac and chests are in dungeons and overworld. It's the least they can do.
  • zaria
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    Elvenheart wrote: »
    On UESP, it shows this for Bastian’s dialogue options:

    “When spotting a heavy sack:

    "Hello, what's this?"
    "Look here! A stranger's loss might be our gain."
    "Even an old sack might have treasure inside."”

    I looked under Mirri and it does not have this particular category for her, so chances are she really does not have the ability to point out a heavy sack.

    Mirri does notify for heavy sacks, can't remember what her dialogue options are, but she does.

    *Edit* I just took her to where I know some heavy sacks are, and for the 3 heavy sacks that were present, she didn't actually point out any, so maybe I'm wrong. Seems a bit weird if she's the only companion that doesn't though!
    Agree, it would make more sense if both she and Bastian did not tell us about heavy sacks if it was added with the second round of companions.
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  • phaneub17_ESO
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    SeaGtGruff wrote: »
    Tandor wrote: »
    I don't often see what it is they're drawing attention to. We're usually a bit further on when I have to stop and look around.

    Yes, whenever Bastian says something I have to back track and look around, but sometimes I don't see it. :(

    Bastian can notice Psijic Portals where Rune nodes are located, if you haven't unlocked them on that character then you won't see anything there, while he does.
  • Azphira
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    Make companions randomly loot the heavy sack, laugh, then wayshrine away.
  • Ilsabet
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    When Bastian and Mirri first came out, Bastian notifying the player about heavy sacks seemed like a perk specific to him. Then they gave the same perk to subsequent companions, making it more widespread, and maybe they didn't consider that this would leave Mirri out if they didn't retroactively add it to her.
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  • Castagere
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    Isobel tells me all the time and I open them for her. Do we get points with her for doing it?
  • ADarklore
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    Castagere wrote: »
    Isobel tells me all the time and I open them for her. Do we get points with her for doing it?

    No. But your reward is getting what's inside the heavy sack.
    Edited by ADarklore on January 7, 2024 12:54PM
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