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skyecolyo 01-12-2013 12:50 PM

Altering allegiences
 
Heyo. Donno if this has already been beaten to death or what, as I'm new to the foundry and the forums, but I created my first mission over the last couple of days; huge fan of how it works and how intuitive the interface is, but I was deflated to discover that my plot idea was completely trashed by the inability to alter actor allegiances.

What I mean is, the ability to make Fed and Klink NPCs work together appears to be absent.

A team option that overrides the targeting and assist AI by manually input parameters would be pretty cool. For example, assign Starfleet and Klingon to team 1, assign Borg to team 2. Team 1 NPCs are friendly to eachother, and hostile to Team 2 NPCs.

Or perhaps just let us set this team override option on individual encounters/actors. That'd be neat.

Giving combat / follow behaviors to NPC contacts would be cool, too. Like, you know, the Founder and Eraun from "Facility 4028". Preferably with project costume support. For space, as well. Such as the U.S.S Enterprise and U.S.S. Defiant in "Boldly they Rode"

Can't finish my plot without these features, which sucks.

psycoticvulcan 01-12-2013 01:08 PM

You can technically get different factions to work together by placing a Federation mob and reskinning the actors to look like Klingon ships. However, they still have the weapons and abilities of a Fed ship.

kirksplat 01-12-2013 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by skyecolyo (Post 7455541)
Heyo. Donno if this has already been beaten to death or what, as I'm new to the foundry and the forums, but I created my first mission over the last couple of days; huge fan of how it works and how intuitive the interface is, but I was deflated to discover that my plot idea was completely trashed by the inability to alter actor allegiances.

What I mean is, the ability to make Fed and Klink NPCs work together appears to be absent.

You can reskin a friendly mob as KDF to get them to work together. Please check out my new tutorial series (New! Primetime UGC Back to Basics, 1 though 5, with part 6 coming soon)

zahinder 01-12-2013 01:16 PM

Really wish we could set allegiance, though, for the afore-mentioned issues with powers.

I mean, what if you want a friendly devidian helping you out?

skyecolyo 01-12-2013 01:41 PM

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Originally Posted by kirksplat (Post 7455781)
You can reskin a friendly mob as KDF to get them to work together. Please check out my new tutorial series (New! Primetime UGC Back to Basics, 1 though 5, with part 6 coming soon)


Starfleet vessels with disruptors. Lovely.

Thanks for the tip.

EDIT: All said and done, my first publish is up. search Shades of Grey in new review content. Gonna start playing more foundry missions to get a grip on what this tool can really do.

EDIT: The mission is KDF, I should've mentioned.

chicochavez 01-12-2013 02:28 PM

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Originally Posted by skyecolyo (Post 7456261)
Starfleet vessels with disruptors. Lovely.

Thanks for the tip.

EDIT: All said and done, my first publish is up. search Shades of Grey in new review content. Gonna start playing more foundry missions to get a grip on what this tool can really do.

To be fair, I'm willing to bet the majority of current FED players are using damage types other then phaser, so its not like they can complain.

skyecolyo 01-12-2013 02:37 PM

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Originally Posted by chicochavez (Post 7456841)
To be fair, I'm willing to bet the majority of current FED players are using damage types other then phaser, so its not like they can complain.

Not me. I like the quad cannons too much.

kirksplat 01-12-2013 02:37 PM

Yeah, I've never gotten a review that was like, "Those Gorn ships have the wrong weapons!"

markhawkman 01-12-2013 03:07 PM

Yeah for my Foundry challenge mission I reskinned a bunch of klingon ships to look like Jem'Hadar vessels. the Rek'Arthar are reskinned Fek'Ihri.

scottfreeman 01-26-2013 05:51 AM

Ok...so, reskinning works, which I need to try out, and is great to know. Haven't even looked into that aspect...but, I have a related question?

I know it can be done, because I've seen it done before in Foundry missions I've played. (btw? Allegiance was fun...hoping for more in the series?)

How do I get an ally ship, made in costumes, to do something other than sit there? Specific ships, both ally and enemy....to interact in combat?


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