Random encounters in the wilderness as a quest.

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Random encounters in the wilderness as a quest.

Postby Midknightprince » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:58 pm

@Jay_H
Is there a way you can make an ongoing quest that just makes random wild creatures (rats, bears, sabertooth cats..etc..) spawn on Characters out in the wilderness or even in town while not fast traveling ?
Maybe 4 or 5 at a time to make things interesting ?
Maybe a 10% chance to spawn every in game hour, day and night, so you could (in theory) still get some rest?
Or just make the duration maxed, and when it fails, just restart it at any fighters guild ?
Sort of like a stop gap untill we get random spawns on the overworld map ?
I want to walk to quest locations, and just flat out explore but it sure gets boring out there.
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Re: Random encounters in the wilderness as a quest.

Postby Jay_H » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:28 pm

Right now I'm limited in the sense that I can only work with, or away from, specific locations or everywhere. In the future if we could define quest locations like "outdoors," "away from civilization," and so on, that'd open a lot of doors in terms of new methods of delivery. In that case, I could make a condition like, "when not in cities or any building" and spawn like that.

If it's just for traveling between cities, all I can offer you is this zip file (Google Drive). Unzip it into your \DaggerfallUnity_Data\StreamingAssets\Quests folder, and then in-game use the console command "startquest RANDOM." It'll spawn enemies inside buildings and so on, but it's about as close as we'll come. I've set it for a 30-day timer just in case it somehow can't be ended with "purgeallquests." If you want to stop it, use the "purgeallquests" command, and if you want to start it do the startquest again.
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Re: Random encounters in the wilderness as a quest.

Postby Midknightprince » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:31 pm

Or make it an endurance Quest, so you can put your writting skills to work...
PC has to survive random attacks from creatures for %amount of time.
Day, and night.
Anything, it doesn't just have to be wild creatures.
Survival = success.
Then you just start over.
It happens in that dungeon with the mad Druid, and on the farm with the tigers and bears...
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Re: Random encounters in the wilderness as a quest.

Postby Jay_H » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:34 pm

Sure, that wouldn't be too hard to implement. I was planning on doing it inside an enclosed place like a palace, but maybe a house would work better (knowing how buggy spawning can be inside palaces). I'd do it outdoors but it seems too easy to me to outrun enemies in the open space until they stop moving... Tell me where you want it to happen and I'll do it.
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Re: Random encounters in the wilderness as a quest.

Postby Midknightprince » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:35 pm

Jay_H wrote:
If it's just for traveling between cities, all I can offer you is this zip file


Does this work outdoors ?
And Im fine with stuff spawning in cities.
I just want random spawns on my char while exploring the world.
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Re: Random encounters in the wilderness as a quest.

Postby Midknightprince » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:37 pm

Jay_H wrote:Sure, that wouldn't be too hard to implement. I was planning on doing it inside an enclosed place like a palace, but maybe a house would work better (knowing how buggy spawning can be inside palaces). I'd do it outdoors but it seems too easy to me to outrun enemies in the open space until they stop moving... Tell me where you want it to happen and I'll do it.


Just outdoors if its easier for you :D
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Re: Random encounters in the wilderness as a quest.

Postby Jay_H » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:40 pm

Yeah, the random quest will spawn a bunch of ordinary enemies everywhere, maybe a couple per hour. You won't find vampires or daedra in there, so it should be a bit realistic.

All right, I'll give it a shot. Give me some time to think up some plausible scenario and I'll see how I can make it work :)
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Re: Random encounters in the wilderness as a quest.

Postby Midknightprince » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:43 pm

Jay_H wrote:Yeah, the random quest will spawn a bunch of ordinary enemies everywhere, maybe a couple per hour. You won't find vampires or daedra in there, so it should be a bit realistic.

All right, I'll give it a shot. Give me some time to think up some plausible scenario and I'll see how I can make it work :)


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Re: Random encounters in the wilderness as a quest.

Postby Midknightprince » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:02 pm

@Jay_H
Thank you for letting me know about this RANDOM quest.
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Re: Random encounters in the wilderness as a quest.

Postby Jay_H » Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:04 am

Sounds good! :) Let me know if the frequency is too high or too low.
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