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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 746
# 28
03-20-2014, 03:55 AM
The separated parts may never get a level of control we want, but some basic control should be possible. The three basic commands can be Defend, Support and Attack.

Defend - keeps the separated pet close to you and it shoots at things shooting at you.

Support - uses special abilities to keep you alive or supports the defense of a designated object

Attack - goes after the nearest threat (but should return to you when the threat is gone or you move a certain distance away from the pet).

Overall, the pet AI needs to be improved in how the separated pet acts, especially hanging around exploding ships. The basic commands will also allow the player to determine what the pet does while separated from the base ship.