NPC joining abiltie

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Warrior
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Would anyone else be interested in having the ability to recruit certain NPC'S to play along beside you...they would act on there own during battle, gain experience and skill as you would but when out of battle would stil follow you along and heres another idea...perhaps at certain intervals the NPC could offer advice such what to do next or when to rest or perhaps people that should be spoken to...let me know what you think
Posts: 53 | Registered: Saturday, February 22 2003 08:00
Triad Mage
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This is possible. See many BoE scenarios, notably Falling Stars or Quintessence.

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Posts: 9436 | Registered: Wednesday, September 19 2001 07:00
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How's it done in those scenarios? As you might know already, I can't play them. ;)

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Posts: 911 | Registered: Sunday, November 24 2002 08:00
Guardian
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I decided one day, while on my A3 journey, to see what these fabled "Party NPCs" could do. At first, I was reluctant, because my party felt that they had no authority to bring others into thier bloody battles. But I gave in and brought one along. She had less HP then everyone else, as well as lower skills. But none the less, she tagged along and fought with us... for a little while. Apparently she wasn't prepared to be fighting Alien Beasts, as my party had been doing for sometime now. She died... rather viciously. I couldn't save her... she was dead when I got to her. Then I realized I had killed her, my poor judgement of whether or not to send her into a pack of fanged horrors was fatal...

Now to the point... I think the NPCs that were joinable (A3) and the NPCs that should be joinable should be computer controlled, as the man said. They should have a mind of thier own, provide clues, and have some personality (to make things interesting). That would be fun... c'mon Jeff, give us our computer-controlled NPCs!

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Posts: 1582 | Registered: Wednesday, November 13 2002 08:00
Guardian
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I wouldn't mind having NPCs that followed me around into the various scenarios and helped me out with stuff(although their advice might not be very related to the scenario).

Come to think of it, I can't figure out how Jeff would be able to let us have more than4 party members, since storing extra characters would be difficult(at best), so NPCs shoul be added to keep variety around.

Sidenote: Doing all the stuff to make NPCs in BOE is a pain in the mik'ta. Please Jeff, make it simple. After all BOA is gonna be frelled up enough without not being able to have more than 4 party members(including extras)
Posts: 1918 | Registered: Sunday, October 13 2002 07:00
Triad Mage
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BoE NPCs are incredibly simple if you understand the concepts.

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Posts: 9436 | Registered: Wednesday, September 19 2001 07:00
Warrior
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This is a question more regard toward drakey but also to anyone who has played falling stars....does anyone have a list of the NPC'S that are able to join your party and their locations as i have seemed to find none of these yet...
Posts: 53 | Registered: Saturday, February 22 2003 08:00
Triad Mage
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Ask this question on the Blades of Exile forum.

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Posts: 9436 | Registered: Wednesday, September 19 2001 07:00
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Controlling NPCs with the scenario editor should be even easier than in BoE (well, as opposed to not really having any control), if Jeff hasn't been lying about the ability of scripting to determine monsters' behaviour

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Posts: 530 | Registered: Sunday, September 1 2002 07:00