A9 - NPC Factions: New Companion Missions

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  1. Hummel-o-War

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    With the Alpha 9 and the introduction of NPC Factions we added 18 new missions in total - 6 for each faction.

    These so called "Companion Missions" do not directly build up on each other, although the context of the actions laid down in the missions are somehow connected between each other ;)

    Furthermore, for some of the more advanced companion missions you need to reach a certain standing with the faction at first.

    Please add feedback (and also issues with the mission goals etc) right here!
     
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    Notes:
    - The A8 "Robinson Protocol" does not exist anymore in its old way. The Missions were split, partially added to the first Talon Story Mission. The rest will be re-integrated into the new NPC Faction environment in future updates
    - Totally Overpowered is now a "Polaris" Story mission
    - The old random "Singleplayer" missions have been deactivated as with the changed seeds and mechanics they do not work as expected anymore (Will be revisited in the nexts weeks)
     
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    -blocked-
     
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    Talon mission: The Unholy

    It wants you to scout 2 legacy POIs, but I was able to complete the mission by visiting a single one twice.
     
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    I really like the idea with those factions and faction missions. It feels a bit crude yet, but i like this new feature.
    What i would prefer is that you can get those quests from the talon (or whatever) directly and not over PDA.
    Also i think the points you get for just staying outside of their territory is a bit to much.
     
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    I noticed that the faction for the derelict in "ancient revelations" has been changed from Polaris to Alien.
    Now, none of the doors open for me, saying that the I am in the the wrong faction.

    Thankfully, this seems to effect the residents of the derelict as well, I can see some baddies parts clipping through the door but it has not opened for them to shoot at me.

    I have been shooting them, but there are a lot of doors to go through.

    When I flipped the switch to unlock the warp doors the doors stayed locked, wrong faction.

    *** Edit ***
    It seems only the mechaoids could not open the doors, the other aliens opened them just fine.
    No event triggered when I entered the room with the three aliens, and the teleporter in that room remained inactive.
     
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    Currently we cannot enforce you to visit two different POI - but this will come sooner or later ;)
     
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    Thx. Will check.
     
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    Loving the system so far with the npc factions, I became friendly with talon, 3 spiders attacked me inside a talon settlement, would be cool if your friendly faction could somehow attack things that attack you.

    Watching the talon warriors have a good go at the spiders would have been fun :D
     
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    One other thing I noticed, during the UCH mission human remains I do not get a marker for the mid and back sections of the Titan.
     
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    Quick question, why is the minefield, with lots of dead Polaris ships, part of the Polaris faction?
     
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    The doors in the derelict are still an issue in build 2084, I did start a new game.
     
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    The Control Station belongs to Polaris, so does the Minefield. The ships / wreckages are set to no faction afaik
     
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    Let me re-word that.

    I found it odd that the minefield and control station were set to the Polaris faction when it looks like the minefield was used against them.
    Also, if you find the alien loot container in the control station you will make Polaris unhappy with you if you loot it.
     
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    Yeah..but thats a decision to be made with the Faction system ;)

    And: The ships might not be Polaris. Polaris might have "wrecked" this ships?
     
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    It's Polaris's junkyard?
    Polaris placed the minefield to protect the wrecks until they can send a crew to scrap them?
     
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    For example ;)
     
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    The Totally Overpowered mission isn't working properly for me, at least in Arid survival start. The trade station in orbit doesn't have a shy guy's bar.
     
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    I am trying the Talon missions and have a question about the first one.
    I am supposed to go to the trader for Sprouts, I have searched the nearby villages and cannot find a trader.
    I'm guessing I need to find a Polaris base? The orbital admin post?
    No waypoint was provided.

    *edit*
    I went to the admin station in space, bought a sprout and came back.
    When I came back I had no waypoint and nothing happened when I went back to the chief.

    *another edit*
    When I went to the tower to kill the spiders one spawned inside of a wall.
    I was able to kill it by shooting it's legs.

    The second one, funny story with that one, my CV shot it.
    I waited around for another to appear but eventually manually advanced the mission.
     
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    Each talon settlement (not the villages!) and bazaar has a chief and a trader nearby.
     
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