npc

  1. R

    Carriers NPC Traffic

    Its either just by coincidence at times but when i change the role of my fleet carrier i see NPC traffic change as it was set to none i had 0 ships flying in and out and then i set the carriers role to mining and within a few minutes a type-9 landed on the carrier, i then give it some time and...
  2. Syrelai

    Thoughts on solving the FC problems...

    I have several ideas to improve upon the FC concept. I'd like your thoughts and opinions. The issues I see: Jump times: Too high, i'm cool with maybe a 30m cooldown/spinup time. Gives me time to do other things after I chose a jump location, without being an excessive amount of time to get...
  3. Krash

    Been there done that :D

  4. AdmiralXanos

    NPC paints - lets add some variety

    ...I was going to necro a post... 🧟‍♀️🧙‍♂️🧟‍♂️ But... I had some big ideas not only to allow NPC to use paintjobs but also detail how would they be applied. SO I'll start my own very fresh NPC paint job post! For the past year Fdev has been releasing...
  5. Old Duck

    NPC Scaling?

    Am I imagining things, or do NPCs scale with our ships? I would think the answer has to be "No", but allow me to explain why I'm even asking. Before VR, the humble Vulture was my favorite combat ship. With the right engineering, weapons, and piloting skills, I could take on most enemies...
  6. TheWonko

    Backup Power Plant on NPC Anacondas?

    Still grinding Fed rank doing courier missions. My combat rank, at the moment, is Expert. All of the NPCs sent against me are Deadly and in Anacondas. I'm actually enjoying it because it's forced me to learn how to fight better and I've been able to play around with FAO maneuvers. My MC has...
  7. Old Duck

    How long has this (PDs) been an issue?

    I'm talking about point defenses shooting down any and all missiles in proximity, regardless of whether those missiles are targeting the ships equipped with those overzealous PDs. I don't believe it's always been this way, as I don't remember this on PS4. It makes missiles pretty much useless in...
  8. Cosmo

    Why do so many ED Characters not have an Image?

    Why do so many important characters of the ED lore not have a profile image yet? Is Frontier too lazy to permit an artist to draw 2D artwork? Or will they add 3D models with the next expansion? There are so many things of the lore that lack any visual reference.
  9. S

    NPC Fleet Carrier Pony Express Routes

    I'm enjoying the ferry service that Zende Partners provide with The Conduit and Sadler's Song but I'd like to use NPC Fleet Carrier routes to travel much longer distances, especially remote workshop locatons that are a really long ways off. So the suggestion is to put in a few pony express...
  10. Ralph Vargr

    OK, So Frontier Really, Really, Doesn't Want Me To Mine For A Fleet Carrier...

    First, I've noticed that the number of rocks with cores have dwindled. Former pristine spots in and around Colonia are not yielding what they were. So, I switched my loadout for some weapons, and extra defense. Good call. Because, I'm getting mobbed by groups of 3-4 engineered NPC's, even...
  11. CMDRTarkaDal

    Ship Launched Fighters - Suggestions

    Hello Frontier This long period of minor updates seems a good opportunity to tie up loose ends. I love the ship launched fighters. Everything about them, the sounds, the immersion, the system itself. Your developers went to a great deal to make SLFs an absolute joy and I commend them for that...
  12. Morbad

    Have NPCs lost the ability to reboot/repair?

    Or is it that they only do so for PP damage? I was positive NPCs were rebooting themselves to fix damaged modules, but a few recent encounters suggest this is no longer the case. I dismissed a few examples as being too low rank, but just yesterday I was exploring and came across an Elite NPC...
  13. kingbankai

    AI Wing and Crew for crying out loud.

    I just think it's about time. For balancing the Wing pilots or Second fighter slot can be saved for Solo. Or as a rule in Private modes. Wing pilots can easily dock or idle when you dock. Launch when you launch and use the same AI package to follow you as they do other NPC's. Own an extra ship...
  14. F

    Wing up with crew members or hire npc's

    When completing trade or other types of wing missions I think it would be good if I could make use of the hired crew or hire npcs to take along as part of the wing. They could use my spare engineered ships or have access to their own grades of ships for differing costs. They could be cast as...
  15. Crimson Echo

    Feature Request: CZ/AX CZ NPC Interactions Similar to NPC Crew

    It would be nice if we could interact with NPCs in CZ or AX CZ in a similar way we do to our hired NPC crew. When in a AX CZ currently it is near impossible to use research limpets before the NPCs destroy the scout. It would be nice to be able to issue a response like 'ignore my target', ' I...
  16. Old Duck

    Attack Of The Clones (the lack of AI diversity)

    Some people complain the NPCs are too easy, others complain they are too hard, my complaint is they are all too "samey". Lately I feel like every NPC pilot I encounter is the same pilot. I'm not just talking in combat. In fact, it's somewhat disconcerting to see passenger ships boosting out of...
  17. Old Duck

    Idea - Allow an NPC to turn the FSS into an ADS

    I've vocally supported the new exploration tools, but I've also strongly advocated for giving us NPC crewmates in a (near) future update. Having just scanned a system with 80 planets, even I thought, "Wow, that was tedious!" So here's my idea: Why not allow an NPC crewmate, one who sits on the...
  18. W

    My biggest problem with SLFs

    There are certainly issues with the SLFs. Not too many bugs persay. Locking up while docking for example. Pretty annoying for sure but one thing bugs me more than anything else: the npc pilot complaining/warning me that the hull is at 50% or is critical etc when in reality they blew up two or...
  19. Morbad

    Pushing the boundaries of CMDR laziness, I present to you...the Combat Computer!

    No cheats, exploits, nor macros involved. Just feed your favorite NPC (non-player cyborg) concubine/janitor 10% of your gross income and you'll never have to deal with PvE combat again. Apologies for the sloppy camera work, I was eating a plate of French toast while Alynna (affectionately known...
  20. I

    NPC gunners?

    Can hired NPC's be given turret control? If not, is this a feature that is planned? I'm seriously looking at the Imp Clipper as my "end-game" ship. It has speed, agility, good internals, and a fair number of hardpoints. However it has a problem with hardpoint placement on the wings. If you only...
  21. GanYmeD

    CQC CQC need NPCs with AI

    o7 Commanders, I think CQC Needs NPCs with different ships and rank up to elite. A lot of times I want to do CQC for training m battleskills I find NO other Players. If other players have the same issue it results in no one trying CQC for a long time. I think CQC would be pushed if we have: -...
  22. Morbad

    Triple Elites!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP_cPiVHepc Time to go get someone killed.
  23. tribbleoverlord

    Please fix NPC Crew having Overinflated Ego's!

    Ok, so i've started using the npc crew recently, mostly just to test it out and i have noticed two very GLARING and annoying things about them. They have HUGE ego's that dont match the whimpering they do when under attack. 1) So i have had to hired a few npc's mostly i use them whenever i need...
  24. D

    Naval realism in space is lacking

    Before I start this is more so directed at the navy vets here who have seen shows like Battlestar Galactica. I find that the weapons deploy with no klaxon no lights nothing plus I’m looking at npc gunners that get to turret room and not locking crews behind fighter bays. Like I fly a viper and i...
  25. D

    Npc invisible gunners

    Ok we’ve seen the ideas for npc bridge crew now how’s about the ppl manning your turrets that’s right using the concept of npc gunners that can give reports in place of covas. these are available once you have at least one turret hard point of any weapon also said gunner could be ordered to...
  26. Morbad

    NPC crew training

    With the introduction of the Krait and newfound popularity of SLFs, maintaining a stable of upper rank crew members seems more relevant than ever (especially for someone who expects to use, and eventually lose, them in conflict with other CMDRs). I've generally found it most efficient to allow...
  27. C

    The first step to making better PvE (better NPCs)

    One of the biggest problems with the game that doesn't get enough atttention in my opinion is the problem of PvE. Specifically, the missions and enemies of PvE feel flimsy at best and not at all like parts of a living universe. From transport pilots that continue to spout the same lines about...
  28. Sylveria

    NPC Wings and Crew - Single and Multiplayer Balance

    Elite Dangerous has always been marketed and advertised as both a Single and Multiplayer game. "...alone or with others..." Since release- we've seen the introduction of a great many features that offer choice for everyone- with the exception of features that have no effect on Single player...
  29. C

    NPC crew interaction in large ship Bridges.

    Was looking at the bridge of the T-7 thinking it was a shame I don't have a couple of NPC's standing around back there. I would like to be able to set "directives" or general orders for them, say, for example, "Honk on arrival to star" or you know, something simple. That could be for a position...
  30. RNGesus Prime

    Stations and NPC right-of-way

    I'm not the first and probably not the last commander to have a gripe with NPC ship behavior in the station mailslot. NPC ships have consistent, scripted paths into and out of stations, which is good as it allows a commander to avoid collisions, but here is an issue with NPC ships around the...
  31. P

    NPC Difficultly & Engineering

    Now I’m the first to admit to being rubbish at combat but having my A rated FDL blown to bits by two NPC Vultures last night has left me puzzled; Could somebody fill me in on this please? Running a data mission I was interdicted by a single Vulture with a pilot rated as Master. I engaged with...
  32. F

    Crew/Multicrew Suggestions/Improvements

    Greetings Commanders! (and hopefully at least one developer - fingers crossed) I'm going to be posting a few threads today of suggestions I have made on Reddit and Twitter, as I've been advised that this is where they're most likely to be seen. I'm going to try to be as concise as possible as I...
  33. R

    NPC Crew

    Posted this on one of the Facebook groups the other day but posting it here for consideration in the roadmap: NPC Multi crew where firstly they will warn you (cue different voices associated with crew) that a module is taking damage but you can then instruct them to start repairs. You could...
  34. Alan Uí Niall

    Ideas for ED's developers to ponder over.

    I have an idea for ED. It involves improving Navy missions for any faction. The idea is; joining and docking with a factions huge Battlecruiser. That Battlecruiser or even fleet of Battlecruisers will become your base or home for your (npc and/or player) squadron/s while you invade other...
  35. C

    More reactive NPCs?

    This is just a little detail. But could be easily be improved. I've scanned a signal resource: Distress call. I went into the instance. A frighter was under attack by pirates. He said something like "Help, anyone. I am attacked by a pirates, my hull is about to breach, HELP!". So I blew up the...
  36. Z

    NPC Crew idea

    Do you have an NPC Crew member you're attached to? Do you prefer to fly in a non-SLF compatible ship? Ever wish your crewmember could be more useful outside of SLF? Then I have the solution for you! Upgrade your Crewmember to your Wingman! Upgrading your crew brings multiple benefits: 1.)...
  37. A

    Pirate NPCs recognizing trolling when dropping Limpets

    Currently, Pirates will try to loot valuable cargo from your ship if it has a high enough value. That value floor is pretty low, with responses from holding certain low value items along the lines of, "You're not worth my time", and responses from holding only Limpets being the same as responses...
  38. B

    NPC wingmen in solo play

    Hi Dev team, Since the release of beyond chapter 1, I see that there are a lot of missions that appear to be geared towards players in wings. It would be nice for those that play on the PS4 and I'm sure other platforms who do not have a subscription and can only play in solo play to be able to...
  39. N

    "Pocket Carrier" concept

    I've been flying a Beluga and a T9 (recently replaced with a T10), and it has occurred to me that ED could support a larger dockable ship than the Beluga, as the Beluga takes up more room than it needs to because of the fins. A ship with the same overall dimensions as the Beluga but "chunkier"...
  40. Z

    Rush NPC a little fast...

    Good morning, everyone. I wanted to tell you about an incident that just happened to me last week. I have a nice new python/miner that works well. I'm going on an asteroid barrier to mine some beautiful materials. A "bad guy" NPC comes along and threatens me like this: "Hum interesting your...
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