SWTOR: Subber companion freebie, Jedi Under Siege lore, and Life Day on the way

    
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With Jedi Under Siege launching December 11th, BioWare is ramping up its hype machine for Star Wars: The Old Republic. To wit:

  • There’s a new story up on the official site, penned in-universe by Lana Beniko and covering the backstory leading up to the update. Of course, the state of the galaxy is a bit different depending on whether you’ve sided with the Republic or the Sith.
  • BioWare is talking up its new subber reward, Twi’lek pirate companion Paxton Rall. You’ve gotta be subbed on December 14th/15th, and then Rall will show up expecting room and board on December 20th. “You can also encounter Paxton and learn more about him on the planet of Odessen after completing Chapter IX of the Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion,” Bioware says. “If you’d like to begin traveling with him immediately, you can use the token attached to your in-game mail to unlock Paxton as a Companion at any time.”
  • Finally, the holiday season is loaded with events: The Gree event ends tomorrow, but both Life Day and Bounty Contract week kick off with the expansion launch, followed by multiple other events into January. Life Day y’all!

Source: Lore, freebie, events via Dulfy

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butterpanda888

Do you have to be subbed by Dec 14 or can you sub on Dec 14 to get Paxton Rall?

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NeoWolf

Another one of the companions who has no voice or dialogue or story… hmmm tempting, but NO.

Please do better Bioware

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spencer quinn

I heard people say on the PTS that he does now have voice acting for him and no longer speaks alien/twi’lek

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NeoWolf

Is it actual full blown dialogue like the main companions had or just the odd one or two word comment when clicking them etc.. that the companions that came after had?

Without dialogue and story and things to dow tih them they are all now little better than cosmetic pets only, which is such a shame.

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spencer quinn

not sure, I believe no one could access him in pts, you could only see him in cantinas and you could click on and he would speak. However I believe he will be like the rest of the sub reward comp, he will have a quest for you to do, and that’s it. I believe originally it was datamine their was a quest for him, but that was when he only speak alien. unlikely he will have a several comp stories like the base game companions.

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IronSalamander8 .

Ah lifeday, throw snowballs for random stuff to buy the same stuff you already bought. Man, they can’t even make holiday events that are worth participating in. I got all mine done a couple years ago by throwing snowballs at Malavai Quinn. He certainly deserved it!

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Cypher

They should allow us to throw yellow snowballs at him… I’d sub back up for that :p

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Jadefox

Oh Joy! Another companion that does the same thing as the other 500 companions.
That is definitely worth $15.

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mysecretid

I was recently thinking that, since the Zakuul storyline is (finally!) over, I wouldn’t cry if they had all the eleventy-billion “new companions” they gave out during that time go back home to Wildspace and stay there.

Almost all of these later companions contributed very little (most of them weren’t even voiced — they just spoke “alien”, and used text subtitles) and they had very little story attached to them.

Even Senya and Arcann could go now, and I’d probably help them pack …

The only “Zakuul era” companion I genuinely liked was the droid Z0-0M, not only because there was an entire story built around “her”, but the voice-acting was fantastic and fun.

Of course, in true “Zakuul Era” fashion, the Z0-0M chapter was a subscriber-only reward (if I remember correctly), which meant that many players didn’t even see one of the most fun things offered during that time. :-(

So ready to put the Zakuul chapters behind me … and clear out the glut of second-generation, bland companions in the process.

My opinions, anyway,

Cheers,

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Toy Clown

Except that it’s a male Twi’lek!

I tend to log into SWTOR about once a year or so to check out updates and spend any key fob cash shop coin on fluff, so I might have missed if there’s another male Twi’lek companion out there. Indeed this is unique to me.

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Purewitz

It’s a little odd that you have to sub for a companion, but the story update (Jedi Under Siege) is free. Free to anyone who has access to the last expansion that is, which came out in December 2016. So yeah for many SWTOR players there has been no reason to sub in 2 years, because all story updates have been free. Last time I subbed was January 2017.