This was really funny. I lost it on the old Star Wars arcade game.
Oh sorry sorry sorry; Hope that didn't disturb you too much there. It was the sound of books... pages being turned. So, that's just what I was doing, just reading, uh... books. So not a moron. Anyway, just finished the last one, just now, the hardest one. Machiavelli. Do not know what all the fuss was about - understood it perfectly. Have you read that one?
I totally wish this was true. I would love to be able to 'possess' my companions and really - your ship's droid is the one that makes the most sense for multiple characters to have. In fact, I already include 'C2' in much of my live IC RP - emoting 'for' him and bantering back and forth with him, giving him a bit of a personality. However, the fact that Bioware thinks that the ability for a player to take over one of his/her companions is so ludicrous and undesirable to the point that it's a joke is one more indicator to me that they really don't 'get' immersive MMO role playing. At least not my style of role playing.
On the other hand, spending your time in a MMO cleaning a ship and choosing how to greet your master is not my idea of fun, to be honest. There's a difference between taking over a companion in the world for RP and even missions and on your ship for mundane chores...