Playing from bridge view
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Join Date: Dec 2007
08-21-2010, 12:13 PM
In Cryptic's offering of STO, you have one controllable avatar that has two main costumes - humanoid and ship.
The map you enter determines the form the avatar takes. If it's a ground map like a station, bridge or planet you see your humanoid-form-avatar. If it's a space map you see your ship-form-avatar. The game client reports your avatar status and tracking of it's movement to the shard.
So, the problem is how do you track your humanoid-form-avatar on a bridge map while at the same time your ship-form-avatar fights in a space battle or navigates the galaxy. How do you separate the control inputs for your humanoid-form-avatar from your ship-form-avatar.