Companions are the new "follower" system in w2.
The old system only counted the numbers of "dumb" followers and the medium strength of them.
The companion system includes individual souls for each and every companion you find! Companions can fight; they can do magics, unlock chests cook food, fix potions and so on and so forth. This is something many players has asked about over the years, and the development of the final product is many players combined ideas over what you would want out of your followers.Companions vs Followers
The companions will probably be weaker than the followers where in pure battle as many of them will not be for fighting only. But your active choices in the followers you select, will do great difference. It will be possible to just pickup people and use them as cannon fodder as with followers, all comes with basic fighting mode so you really dont need to do anything if you dont want to. Its as easy as the followers system, but 100 times more complex if you want it to be.Skills
The companions can have 3 skills each, there are 18 different skills for them to master.
The first skill, the main skill, can go up to 100%
the second one, the major skill can go up to half of the main skills value.
And the third one, the minor skill can be half of the major one.
If your main skill is cooking 40% and your major skill is 10% healing and your minor one is 5% mountain finding skill, then you cant get more of your minor one, until your major has elevated itself to 12., your major could go up to 20% without your main did improve at all.
This sounds tricky, but its really is not, its totally automatic, and you dont need to care about this at all if you dont want to.Baldar the Brewer
The Main skill will give the companion his line of work they can have 12 different lines of work(trade), and each line of fork include 4 different levels.
Example: warrior trade
The companion gets better as his skills goes up, but when he cross over to a new level within his trade, he will sometimes get new use of his skill.. Gold demand
Cool! Then I want a 100% war skill with 50% leader skill and 25% magics skill. He will be great!. Yes, he probably will, but all followers has a gold demand.. its the amount of gold they will want to have after each battle, if your gold demand is higher than a total of 100%, then they will take gold from your personal stash, when you have nothing, they will take get mad at you!
Some followers have a gold demand of 0%, but might have gold demand later as their skills and strengths grows.
Different skills costs different, its their total usage, and dangers of usage for the companion itelf that determines how much they really cost.. A master chef does not cost as much as a paladin, even if they are both 90%. The chef does not risk his life for you every day.. Battle tactics
You can choose different battle tactics for each companion, its not that wise to put your best doctor in front of you as a shield(fanatic defence), you might want him alive after the battle.
Each one comes with a basic setting that should fit his skillsFemales?
Yes of course....Attack/Life/Defence
This values can be trained up on your followers, but not to more than double of what they started with! It will go fast at the beginning, but slower and slower towards the roof.
List of how many companions you can have:
|Crown Prince/Crown Princess
There are also special items that can give you more companions, such as special items to be revealed later on.