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x82nd
05-03-2008, 12:11 AM
I am looking to play through the game again and as I did some research there was conflicting opinions on this question....

Can you use your companions skills (computer, repair, security) to not only get more components on break downs but make better items for cheaper in the skill categories?

Gurges-Ahter
05-03-2008, 12:26 AM
If I understand your question correctly then, yes, you can use your party members (NPC) for breaking down components and making items for cheaper, but only on workbenches and labstations present on the planets, not on the Ebon Hawk. I'm pretty sure only your PC can use the tables on the Ebon Hawk.

Achilles
05-03-2008, 04:16 PM
Yes and no. Number of components you get for breaking down items is dependent upon your PC's repair skill (and you don't get any additional components past 20 skill points).

However, item creation is dependent upon the person using the bench. So while it doesn't matter which party member is breaking items into components, it does matter which party member is using components to make items.

I hope that answers the question.

Gothic90
05-04-2008, 02:42 AM
Actually, I think breaking down depends on PC's skills, except when the PC is currently not in the party. For example, Mira/Hanharr in Visquis's compound, HK factory mod, etc.

Achilles
05-04-2008, 05:22 AM
Correct. Good catch!

Tee-three on Goto's yacht is another good one.