It might be that I’m unlucky – this wouldn’t surprise me as RNG tends to not go my way – but I was recently doing what I’ve termed the Companion Gift Shuffle in an effort to free up some storage space. Also, it’s an excuse to look at a spreadsheet.
As I was emptying my cargo holds and dragging everything to a mailbox, I noticed that there seems to be a bit of unbalance in terms of what I had and whether or not I had a companion who would want the item. Take Imperial Memorabilia, for example. I’ve got that shit coming out my ears.
You know how many companions I have that would really, really appreciate it if I gave it to them? None. Sort of. See, Zenith has some sort of sick fascination with ImpMem, despite the fact that he really hates Imps.1 The thing is, I’ve mostly got Rank One gifts kicking around and already plowed Zenith with enough gifts to get him about halfway to full LUV.
So that leaves me with Yuun, on my trooper, who also only likes ImpMem. It’s not like he loves it or anything. Still, I just recently added Yuun to the team so didn’t have a whole lot of LUV built up and took the time to pass that all over to him. He was about as overjoyed to receive 10 Imperial Flags as I would be to receive even one book by J. K. Rowling. I might not throw it back at the person who gave it to me and I would be polite and say thanks, but I’d also get rid of that sucker as soon as possible.2
The only other companion who really loves ImpMem is quite a long way off for me, that being Lord Scourge and my Jedi Knight being all of level 17.
On the flip side of this is Weapons. I had exactly two weapons kicking around in my inventory over four characters, and guess how many companions I have that claim weapons as their very favorite thoughtful gift? Four, so far. One of whom is Lizard Face and he pretty much has no use for anything else you might try to give him. I’ll eventually get two more companions – for a grand total of six – who love weapons.
The only other gift that is so sought after is Technology, also beloved by six companions. Fortunately, I seem to get a fair amount of that so it’s not all a lost cause.
Have you noticed any type of gift being more difficult to come by than others? Am I the only one who can’t get a weapon to save her life?