One of the things that bugged me about my SG base in CoX was that it always looked like a ghost town when I was in there. My SG was an active one with lots of members, but only very, very rarely did I run into anyone while I was there. Most of the time it was just a huge, lonely place. It certainly didn't feel like a place where heroes (or villains) were hanging out.
I'd always thought it would be cool if players could set their character to appear in the base when they logged out. He/she would appear there hanging out doing something like sitting with their feet up watching TV, or at the controls of some computer, or reading the newspaper, etc.
I'd love it if I could check some list of things they could appear to be doing, and the image was randomly generated from the items I checked. Players could pick the things they wanted their character to appear to be doing when others passed through the base. For example, Captain Whiz-Bang is a workaholic who wouldn't be caught dead with his feet up watching TV so that option is left unchecked. But he would always be at some terminal, or repairing some piece of equipment working away.
It would further add to the sense that others were there if players could set up something(s) to "say" when the logged in player walked past. It would be great if each checked pose had it's own dialog:
For example, when Captain Whiz-Bang appears working at the chemistry counter he says over his shoulder "Hey, , hand me that packet of Mygnyl Chorts."
Of course, not every object could have a "pose and phrase", but certain special pieces of equipment or rare objects would be more than just static objects.
Some fairly obvious objects I thought of:
- A chalk or dry erase board with formulas all over it, and the PC appears studying it intently.
- Couch and the PC appears passed out snoring.
- Chem lab table as above
- Chair and the PC is seated and reading a book or magazine.
- Vehicle (car or van) and the PC appears under it (just legs sticking out)
- Computer terminal and PC appears typing away.
- PC appears leaning against the wall sipping a beverage.
- PC appears standing, reading the newspaper (sound familiar?)
??? Maybe the image would only appear if the player logged the character out in the base, and to encourage players to do this, you got a minor, temporary random buff for logging your character out in the base.
I am not a programmer by any stretch of the imagination, so I don't know if the above would be super hard/time consuming to do. What do y'all think?
Virtue Server - Most Played:
BLUE SIDE..................RED SIDE
Blue Ox......................Gravity Thief
Earth Angel................Hell's Belle