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Imiarr Timshae
Funny Men In Funny Hats
Posted - 2008.08.18 09:00:00 - [1]

I am going to suggest new content for mission replacement soon to the forums, but before I do I need know if it is possible to program NPC rats in a certain way.

Is it possible to program two groups of NPC's, i,e serpentis and gallente, to engage each other in a area of space. By this I mean, is it possible to put, say, a gallente customs offical next to a serpentis admiral and have them fight each other?

Is it also possible to have a group, say, serpentis (a new corporation, so programming is not factional, just for a new corporation) to engage players at 0.00 standing, not engage players who have 1.00 standing, allow docking to pilots with 2.00 standing, but have an agent (in space) that gives missions to 0.00 standings?

I know it sounds complex, but this could honestly change the face of eve, I don't want this everywhere, just in small, cosmos-like locations.

Thanks very much,

Modified topic - Mitnal

Imiarr Timshae
Funny Men In Funny Hats
Posted - 2008.08.18 10:39:00 - [2]

What I am essentially talking about is standings based agression and docking triggers, while NPC's are programmed to kill other NPC's.

I'd love to hear back from a Dev on this.

Nova Fox
Novafox Shipyards
Posted - 2008.08.18 21:51:00 - [3]

Few dev blogs back said how they are adding npcs that use standings for engagement rules now npc vs npc i havent heard yet.

Imiarr Timshae
Funny Men In Funny Hats
Posted - 2008.08.19 08:26:00 - [4]

Edited by: Imiarr Timshae on 19/08/2008 08:26:03
Thanks Mitnal, woo red text :)

But seriously, it does need a dev to just say ye or nay about if it can be done.

Its a pretty basic premise, thanks to Nova Fox, since standings based rats will work very nicely.

All I need now is to know if they can engage each other :)

Jaketh Ivanes
House of El
Posted - 2008.08.19 11:09:00 - [5]

I believe it is. I had a factional warfare mission where there were Minmatarr and Amarr NPC's in the beginning, slugging it out. I think it was a script, because the fight was over in a matter of seconds, but it was a kind of cool addition.

Trabber Shir
5I Incorporated
Posted - 2008.08.21 01:54:00 - [6]

Edited by: Trabber Shir on 21/08/2008 01:56:55
It can be done. There is a level one mission, I think its called facing worlds, where the first room has 2 factions of mobs. One strategy for a newb to easily get a fair amount of salvage is to coax the 2 fleets into range of each other then warp out. When you return they will have blown each other away and the wrecks are yours for the taking (with minimal cleanup against the wining side). So I can only presume they shot at each other when they lost the lock on me.


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