Kanami - No problem, always glad to pitch in where I can
Yes, AFT can affect their likes and dislikes. Tho it does it differently. What it does is give us the option to turn their DISlikes, into Likes, and vice versa. So it's kinda like the No Negative Affinity, but with Bennies!
Yeah, the ones that I mentioned are actually just... nice and simple.
Nora Spouse is definitely one that anybody who is intersest, should definitely try. It's one of those mods that as a gamer, I recommend experiencing. Again tho, I just don't like Nate's voice tones, and again...I'd rather be focusing more on leveling up and making sure I take my perks correctly. *caugh* ignore my batch files *cough*
As for their locations. yeah, that's another thing for me too. I'd rather have them close by where the starting point of the game is. That way, I can go ahead and go get them at my own convenience, rather than have to go chasing across the map to go find them. Most of Captainoob's companions are fairly close to the vault. He has some that he's placed elsewhere but most of them are pretty convenient.
I'm really wishing that I could dig into the affinity system a bit more. Back when I was playing DragonAge Origins, we had gifts that we could give to companions, that would boost their affinity levels. or, in a few cases, was a requirement for reaching a certain percentage level with X companion. And could spark an affinity or item based conversation with them. I always kinda missed that, and thought it would be cool here in FO4.
Taryl - Oh! Wow, had not realized that you had some companion mods! Hm, interesting, I will have to try out RandomPanser!
I definitely see what you're talking about, as far as the negative affinity. And I don't disagree with you. It's just that I've played this game maybe 40 times, if not more. I've run through the affinity system a whole lot more times than I would care to count.
I think that part of my negativity towards the affinity system in Fo4 is that there's no real payoff for it. Ah, a perk. Wonderful. A few dialogues about their feelings towards the protagonist. Cool.
I got spoiled in the above mentioned game. I mean, I know there are mods that can expand on that, but many of them get a bit too ummmm "detailed" for what I'm playing the game for.
NOT that there's anything wrong with people adding more spiciness to their game. I mean, yeah...that was one of the nice things about DAO, was "tent time" after all.
Oddly enough that game started us out with a dog too. (depending on which origin you took).