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"Stop bothering me!"
« on: July 31, 2010, 04:36:55 PM »
I propose to add some behavior for NPCs standing at computer terminals. They should react somehow when we're trying to move/switch positions with them:
- "Hey man! I have some business her. Wait for your turn!"
- "I'm sorry Sir. This terminal is occupied."
When player will try again then NPC's reaction should be more emphatic:
- "I told you I'm busy. Get lost!"
- "Sir! I insist for looking other terminal!"
If player will be stubborn then NPC could be able to start fight (and it will be player's fault).

Their reaction (including texts) should depend on base/station/planet type and location. On Pirate Bases it could be quite easy to start fight...

In some buildings there is no place for "maneuvers" around such NPCs so switching positions with them should result in "jumping over them". Otherwise player's character will be in trap.
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Re: "Stop bothering me!"
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2010, 06:08:47 PM »
I never had such a problem with NPCs at terminals - if he/she was there, I didn't push him/her away, just walked next to him/her and used the same terminal, activated by a diagonal movement.

If this gets into AS, then we could wait for quite some time until the terminal gets free, especially at places like the guilds.
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Re: "Stop bothering me!"
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2010, 07:43:16 PM »
on british worlds, it would be known as the queue protocol

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Re: "Stop bothering me!"
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2010, 08:46:41 PM »
Quote from: "Pellaeon"
I never had such a problem with NPCs at terminals - if he/she was there, I didn't push him/her away, just walked next to him/her and used the same terminal, activated by a diagonal movement.


I never had problems with this - I just ("brutally") switched positions with them... :pinch:

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If this gets into AS, then we could wait for quite some time until the terminal gets free, especially at places like the guilds.


Who said that Guilds, Exchange or Shipyard was build especially for player's character? I'm just expecting more interactions from NPCs. E.g. something like Police talk:
- "Hey, mister! Why are you carrying gun in your hand?
- Well...
- Put it in your holster. We're peaceful agricultural planet.
- OK.
- Stay clear. I'm watching you...!"
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Re: "Stop bothering me!"
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2010, 10:48:46 PM »
I like this! I always though it was odd when someone was making important commodity purchace and you could shove them out of the way without a complaint. I also like the idea for police!

Sir, why are you carrying a grenade?

Well, I'm about to genocide New Beijing

Oh, ok.   :eeeee:

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EDIT: Maybe Smoke Grenades and Pepper Spray should be allowed though...

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Re: "Stop bothering me!"
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2010, 12:15:38 AM »
Another thought: maybe if an NPC stands too close to the terminal, maybe he/she could catch you on smuggling contraband. Just an idea, though.
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Re: "Stop bothering me!"
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2010, 12:17:10 AM »
I think terminals should have screens like ATM, not for helping smugglers, but so that pirates won't know if I just bought a full load of diamonds.
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Re: "Stop bothering me!"
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2010, 02:14:50 AM »
I agree with bugammn... Then there might as well be a police officer next to every terminal...

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Re: "Stop bothering me!"
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2010, 05:27:18 AM »
Quote from: "Pellaeon"
Another thought: maybe if an NPC stands too close to the terminal, maybe he/she could catch you on smuggling contraband. Just an idea, though.


What is this? Paranoia?

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Re: "Stop bothering me!"
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2010, 08:19:41 AM »
There are only a few good things in life: AS, AS, beer, Minecraft and Hostile Takeover! A<0>V

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Re: "Stop bothering me!"
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2010, 12:23:44 PM »
7. Termination
You may be terminated.

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Re: "Stop bothering me!"
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2010, 04:31:56 PM »
I hadn't thought about that game in forever until your post kicked it back up in my head. It's a very interesting game to play.
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Re: "Stop bothering me!"
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2010, 04:33:29 PM »
Lol  :D

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Re: "Stop bothering me!"
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2010, 04:49:50 PM »
Here is a website that offers
a computer game

for Paranoia
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