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Official Discussion Thread for "Blackwood Preview—Companions System"

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This is the official discussion thread for the blog article "Blackwood Preview—Companions System"

You’ll never adventure alone again with the new Companions System, arriving soon with The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood.
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  • VaranisArano
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    A minor typo: "the team designed them to assist in the heat battle, including the ability for them to take on all major roles."

    Should be the heat of battle

    (And thanks, autocorrect, for my own minor typo. "minot typo" :lol: )
    Edited by VaranisArano on May 4, 2021 3:32PM
  • Elsonso
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    "You'll never adventure alone again with the new Companions System"

    -unless the PTS tests show that Companions tank performance and need to be despawned in cities or in high population instances like Harrowstorms. I see that Marketing isn't talking about that little tidbit from the latest PTS.

    Yes, I realize that technically we're not alone when there are other players, but that's clearly not what's implied with Companions. I think maybe the Devs and Marketing need to get on the same page before marketing oversells what the Devs can deliver without tanking performance.

    Yes. The performance toggles that they have in place... I hope they never use them. When I am with someone, it is rather rude for them to run off the first time we get somewhere. :smile: Anyway, diminishes the overall appeal of them. I certainly would not want to spend Crowns on one only to have them despawn like they don't want to be seen with me.
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  • ManDraKE
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    wait, there is people that think that is actually a good idea to have 300 compaions running around the city? LOL

    Great, cant wait to go to the bank and not being able to see the NPC because is surrounded by 50 players and 50 companions.
  • Elsonso
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    ManDraKE wrote: »
    wait, there is people that think that is actually a good idea to have 300 compaions running around the city? LOL

    Yes, I do think it is a good idea to have companions running around the city. All parts of the city.
    Edited by Elsonso on May 4, 2021 6:41PM
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  • Lugaldu
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    It's kind of bitter-sweet - if I just read the announcement about the companions, I'm curious now and can hardly wait for it to finally start. But when I read the PTS reports, it becomes clear that everything only looks rosy in theory. :|
  • GenjiraX
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    A minor typo: "the team designed them to assist in the heat battle, including the ability for them to take on all major roles."

    Should be the heat of battle

    (And thanks, autocorrect, for my own minor typo. "minot typo" :lol: )

    Never mind that -
    In The Elder Scrolls Online you can completely customize the way your character looks and fights based on your own personal preferences. The team wanted to ensure this core tenant was also in place for the new Companions system as well.

    Should that be "core tenet"?
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  • TonyRockaroni
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    So far, are Bastian and Mirri the only companions? No Argonian companion in a chapter where we go to Black Marsh?

    I'm a little disappointed, I must admit. 3:
  • Lugaldu
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    What about the companions as houseguests, do they actually take away one/two of the already far too few slots?
    Please urgently increase the limit for collectible items!
  • FrancisCrawford
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    The thread https://forums.elderscrollsonline.com/en/discussion/comment/7244018#Comment_7244018 has ongoing discussion of the grindiness of leveling.
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