NPC tether/nofollow

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Buzz K[ir]ill
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:59 am

I would really, really, really like to have some control over whether or not my NPC retainers actively follow my character at any given time. Or, barring that, to just be able to 'tether' them in place temporarily with a custom action.

Right now, the only way to do this is to make them sit or rest, which is often awkward I find.

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Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:05 pm

+1
Aside from a bit of a chortle over imagining myself tying my retainers to a hitching post..
Something simple like stay or wait?

> stay cabana
Rosie asks a well-oiled cabana boy to wait behind.
Action set to: a well-oiled cabana boy waits patiently here.

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Buzz K[ir]ill
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Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:44 pm

I'd prefer to be able to set a custom action for guards and the like, but that would do.

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Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:05 pm

Buzz K[ir]ill wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:44 pm
I'd prefer to be able to set a custom action for guards and the like, but that would do.
The above suggestion is just modifying tether for humans. Tethering sets an auto action too, which can still be set as you like.

Or did you mean setting it as part of the command?

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Buzz K[ir]ill
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:23 pm

Actually, I didn't know you could overwrite the tether action with a custom action! That'd work just fine, then. A wait or stay or something equivalent.

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Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:52 am

Added to talking points list.

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Taunya
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Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:32 pm

This came up again recently, so *bump*.

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Taunya
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Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:02 am

Tangentially, for mounts it might be interesting if they could wander off if you fail to tether them. Of course, you could still hail summon them, but just as a little flavor.
This would require that the tether state be saved over reboots. It currently clears along with any action you've set on retainers.

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