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Archived Post 02-03-2010 10:42 AM

Away team keeps wasting items
Is there a way to define when your away team uses the things I place in their item slots? As soon as I hand one a hypo or food item they use it. On occasion I've had to hand them stuff since I was full and needed to pick up something, only to see them down a bottle of synthale.

I'd also like to know if there are any other settings for them regarding combat. They tend to do okay, but there are times when I see exposed enemies and they never get fried, having some if/then/else commands would be nice for those that would like to bother with it.

Archived Post 02-03-2010 10:45 AM

Translation: Why can't I use BO equipment slots as extra inventory slots to hold stuff for my character? ;)

Archived Post 02-03-2010 10:45 AM

they eat food immediately and use hypos immediately only if they are injured and out of combat.

for fried enemies use weapons with multishot-ability on exploit and at least 2 in the team with expose-weapons.

Archived Post 02-03-2010 11:12 AM

These things have had terrible AI for a while.

Protocols they should be following:

Use small hypo - less than 60% life and in combat
Use medium hypo - less than 50% life and in combat
Use large hypo - Less than 25% life and in combat
Use food - less than 50% life and out of combat
Use shield charge - if shield below recharge % threshold AND no hypo AND if not being attacked in melee
Use tribble - constantly

What they are following:

Just as a test, I gave one BO 20 small hypos, she had 5 left after an away mission.... O_O

Archived Post 02-03-2010 11:15 AM

They seem to use Items you place in your starship also. This can be a huge pain, as then they are used up when you really need them.

They should make items only be activatable by player.

Archived Post 02-03-2010 12:14 PM

Sounds like your bo has a stim addiction. You'll need to stage an intervention.

and please don't require the player to hit the button.
I do not want 5 times as many buttons to press.

Archived Post 02-03-2010 01:16 PM

Me'thinks a "tactics" system like Dragon Age would work very well for our STO Bridge Officers.

Archived Post 02-04-2010 02:40 AM

This happened to me in Sol Spacedock, so it wasn't me trying to use the BO's as extra inventory. (as I had in the past). And yes its annoying.

Archived Post 02-04-2010 02:45 AM

Wait.. you actually give your BoFF's consumable items?

All my BoFF's have a tribble.. thats it, whell that and thier weapons, armor, and shields.. but NO consumables at all.

I have not had any trouble keeping them alive during away missions.. matter of fact i'm usually the one dead while they are all still alive.. even though I'm using consumbable and they have none.:confused:

Anyway, my point being is dont give them anything other then tribbles.. breed yourself some "bonus" stat tribbles and load them on your officers and let me merily use thier tribbles forever.

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