The Follower's level cap is not fair

#1ShockWav3Posted 1/24/2012 10:57:23 PM
Eola, Brelyna, and Areana are all capped at 30 but unimportant no personality housecarls can be 50?! How does that make sense? ANd J'zhargo randomly of all people can be level 81.

The ****?! Whose bright idea was this? Every follower should have a 40-50 cap and followers you earn after random quest should be 60 since they are more work to get and you have to find them randomly.
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#2AlabamaLovePosted 1/24/2012 10:59:44 PM
i don't understand why they all can't level with you to 81, honestly
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#3charon78auPosted 1/24/2012 11:05:42 PM
Level 30 is fine for a follower. If you give them health boosting gear they will be fine.
Most enemies in the game don't scale beyond 30. Those that do, you should be taking down yourself anyway.
I had Borgakh the Steel heart at level 30 and she was smashing Deathlords to pieces with her default gear. Sure, Briarhearts, Ancient dragons and Dragon priests are going to be tough for them to go toe to toe with, but that's the case even for a level 50 follower.
I really don't see the problem TBQH.
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#4RightmostPrism9Posted 1/24/2012 11:09:02 PM

I was wondering what the level cap on some of these followers were. I don't know how to strengthen my followers any more than I already have by giving them better equiptment and watching their backs..

#5ShockWav3(Topic Creator)Posted 1/24/2012 11:16:16 PM
I have Eola in full enchanted legendary ebony and she's still constantly downed. Deathlords drop her with a single arrow, vampires and necromancers take her out in like three attacks. It's gotten to the point where she's just decoration now.

I also gave her the staff of magnus, the sanguine rose, the staff of revenant, and Galdur's Blackblade. If she sit's back fifty feet she's okay but any room where I'm not distracting everyone she's down.

I don't want her cleaning rooms by herself but I would appreciate it if she didn't basically throw her body on the ground the second the enemy approaches.
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#6ShadowZero007Posted 1/24/2012 11:17:22 PM
How did they manage this in NV?
Did they level with you?
I never seemed to notice a they wouldn't die.
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#7AaronHutchPosted 1/24/2012 11:21:26 PM
AlabamaLove posted...
i don't understand why they all can't level with you to 81, honestly

you didnt play Fallout 3, did you?

Dogmeat and Fawkes at max level --- enough health to survive multiple shots with a MIRV and maxed Explosive skill

its just...not fun anymore when your followers are THAT powerful
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#8BigRobb2389Posted 1/24/2012 11:30:54 PM
level 30 is good enough, mostly because even at that level they can have have a high skill level in the skills that matter. Only suffering in health, magicka, and stamina probably.

Plus like someone already mentioned, with enchantments you can compensate for any lost health, stamina, or magicka.
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#9AlabamaLovePosted 1/24/2012 11:58:21 PM
AaronHutch posted...
AlabamaLove posted...
i don't understand why they all can't level with you to 81, honestly

you didnt play Fallout 3, did you?

Dogmeat and Fawkes at max level --- enough health to survive multiple shots with a MIRV and maxed Explosive skill

its just...not fun anymore when your followers are THAT powerful


that was incredibly fun
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#10Teh_BtrflyzPosted 1/25/2012 12:22:32 AM
I'm not sure if this is confirmed but I saw a post early that said that if you wabbjack the follower, when they return to normal the game resets their level to yours