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I haven't written anything new for the AE (that wasn't very simple) since HC came back, and I'm running into a wall with my new mission, so maybe you can help!

 

I need to set a Spectral Pirate as a rescue or ally who then follows the player around.  Trouble is, my mish design is high level, 40 to 50, so the interface won't let me choose one of those low level NCPs. 

 

Or is there a way to get around that?  Should I just make my own pirate, given him flight and some tank's armor power to simulate the glowie look (and set him to non-fighting), or maybe invisibility plus that?  What would you suggest?

 

I had forgotten just how fiddly AE mission writing could be...

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Unfortunately it's "make your own pirate" time. That spectral look will be a bit fiddly but mostly doable I think.  

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One of the dark armor auras will give you a sort of smoky look.  Or nix your idea and maybe do a rescue. Or level everything down to fit the pirate. Or just change the rescue target to fit the level. 
 

yeah…sometimes AE writes YOU…:-)

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On 8/18/2022 at 9:04 AM, cranebump said:

One of the dark armor auras will give you a sort of smoky look.  Or nix your idea and maybe do a rescue. Or level everything down to fit the pirate. Or just change the rescue target to fit the level. 
 

yeah…sometimes AE writes YOU…:-)

I think I tried a rescue but it still wouldn't allow it?  I dunno.  I'm not above making my own pirate anyway, but I was wondering if there was a trick I'd forgotten about.

 

The mission I'm writing* is "post-every in-game Snakes story line" story, so pretty much has to be for 50s or their near cousins, so having them drop back to say 15 would be a bit uh clunky.  😃

 

*Well trying to, anyway, it's slow going so far

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Give him reflection effects as his travel power and he will be ghosty.

 

But why won't it allow it? I am sure I have spectral following someone around as an escort. (Using several to spectral escorts to help you find hard to find items on a big map.)

 

Maybe its because he's either an escort or noncombat or both? or not required?

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I've no idea why it wouldn't allow it other than I'd already set the enemy group as being high level, so now the pirates are oranged out.  Then again, I was also reminded how sometimes saving and the reopening can fix problems so who knows.  I'll give it another shot when I get back to it.  But that reflections is great to hear, thanks for that.

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I am using them in a level 40-50 mish along with other lower-level things that act only as ways to help you find the glowie. Blow through the first few missions of All That Glimmers 4.3 to see what I mean.

 

Another source for specters as allies/escorts are the Necromancy MM pets in the pets group which span all levels.

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On 8/25/2022 at 9:04 PM, Ankylosaur said:

I am using them in a level 40-50 mish along with other lower-level things that act only as ways to help you find the glowie. Blow through the first few missions of All That Glimmers 4.3 to see what I mean.

 

Another source for specters as allies/escorts are the Necromancy MM pets in the pets group which span all levels.

Well dang, that's really odd.  I haven't had time to go fiddle with this again, but I'll give it another go.  Maybe the AE interface was just having a bad day.  The MM pet wouldn't work as this is supposed to be one of the pirate ghosts, like the ones on Pork Oakes, etc.  Do you recall if yours are set as Allies, or Rescues or what?

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Escorts, I am using the spectral pirates too. (among other things)

The idea in the first 3 maps is you are going to another plane to summon gods to your bidding. You do this by clicking a glowie in part. Because it can be annoying to find glowies, I have many escorts around that are not required, are "empty" (no guards), and are noncombat. If you run into one, the marker shows where the glowie is for you. 

 

I am using spectral pirates in the "Hell" mission 3 

 

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That sounds exactly like what I was trying to set up.  My life unfortunately right now just won't let me get the time aside for gaming, but I'll try it again when I can, thank you for the continuing info.

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Ahhhh, got it sussed now.  I wasn't setting the level range for the mission itself.  Seems a weird fiddly thing for it to reject a mission for, but I've got it now.  Thanks for the help!

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