I feel like it only happens when the companion page is open. What I do is switch to another page while I'm waiting
Riuu wroteI just realized that the timer for capturing a companion now starts automatically after the exploring time...
I usually send my companion to explore and come back when I take a break from studying, so sometimes hours after the exploration is over.
I much preferred when the timer started when you opened the window saying you had an encounter; now I can kiss bye bye to any companion, I'm not camping in front of the exploration page~~~
It's been a pleasure serving in the guard with you all, but it's time for me to leave.
Hope you all have a wonderful time here in the lands of El.
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My Interactive Adventure: Don't worry, I will find the best treasure...Or not...