I am trying to wrap my head around this statement.There is no "real" reason for them to not be present tho, except for gameplay purposes/see above.
If they arent in your core party they shouldnt get a say in the conversation as they aren't present.
1) It is a game.
2) game is revolving around gameplay.
3) gameplay is tuned to be played with a party of 5 - combat, relationships, scripted interactions.
4) there is no reason not to have everyone in your party.
I feel like I am missing couple important bulletpoints between 3) and 4).
Edited by Wormerine, 26 April 2018 - 03:09 PM.