I finally did it! I finally leveled a companion up to fifty! It felt so great to finally get Aric Jorgan to fifty. Am I using the word ‘finally’ too much? Probably. Just goes to show how excited I am that he’s done and truthfully the only word that seems fitting right now is finally.
Admittedly, I could have leveled him to fifty a lot sooner than this if I had tried harder, but I find standing there handing out 400+ gifts to one companion mind numbingly boring even with the faster gift giving unlocked. It does make it a little easier now that they’ve added Companion Influencer as a semi-fast way to make conquest. It gives me extra incentive to take a companion to the fleets and give them a few gifts.
The first thing I did to celebrate was to send Aric Jorgan on a few crew skill missions to see how well he’d do. So far he has come back with something every single time and in larger quantities. He also brings back more purple mats, which has always been a struggle for me since my companions rarely ever get them. Aric Jorgan isn’t the only companion I have managed to get to 50 though.
This week is the one year anniversary of my guild so to celebrate we are hosting several events throughout the week and giving away prizes and raffle tickets. The raffle tickets are for the mother load of all prizes that some lucky winners will be able to win at the end of the week. We have this weekly event we do on Mondays called Find A Dude. Basically it’s hide and seek with riddles as clues and you have to solve the riddles in order to find the two people hiding. This week it was decided we would make the event even bigger by having six people hide on three different planets and each person that found them would get prizes and raffle tickets.
While this was going on I was keeping an eye on the guild chat to see if anyone had found them yet and hanging out on our flagship. I had bought a few companion gifts earlier and was handing them out to Theron Shan and was able to get him from level forty-five to fifty. So, I’m really happy that I now have two companions on two different characters at level fifty. It should really help with my crafting. I haven’t taken either of them into combat, so I don’t know how much better they’ll be at fighting yet.
I still need to get a few more of my companions to level fifty on my bounty hunter. I’m going to do the same thing on all of my toons that have crafting skills since I now know how beneficial it is to level them up.