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NPCs dying randomly.

Discussion in 'Starbound Discussion' started by TurboRaptor, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. TurboRaptor

    TurboRaptor Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    So I'm not sure if this is the fault of any installed mods, or if there's some sort of invisible, unstoppable force going around. At random times, NPCs seem to just die and occasionally drop loot. While that might seem fine and dandy, this applies to Quest NPCs too. Anyone else have this issue?
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  2. Plex_Director

    Plex_Director Pangalactic Porcupine

    Yep! I thought it had been a pre-release nightly/unstable thing at first, but even in 1.0 some Floran quest NPCs "poofed" out of existence randomly.
    Not fun...
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  3. captainradish

    captainradish Void-Bound Voyager

    I wonder if NPCs suffer from hunger and are starving to death. It happens for me as well.
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  4. Aroxys

    Aroxys Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    I've only had it happen to a lumberbot from the Gardenbot 2.0 mod, but random death is still bizarre.
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  5. captainradish

    captainradish Void-Bound Voyager

    It happened mostly (for me) on forest planets in Avian towns. Puzzling.
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  6. Axerax

    Axerax Poptop Tamer

    At least you've not had them follow you into a spike put trap, you get out and they plea I cannot reach you only to die by the spikes.

    The quest npcs might need to be scripted to know to avoid hazards that the player interacted with. Though I've had them do this before as well and one died when I just reached the quest giver. Thoroughly disappointed.
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  7. Polecat

    Polecat Phantasmal Quasar

    I actually reported on the support forum that I was getting a lot of quests that were failing instantly... I'm also seeing almost every vendor in various villages/towns just being dead, just a bit of stuff/loot on the ground where they should be.
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  8. Arti78

    Arti78 Space Kumquat

    Had this happen last night, too. Weird part was it was mainly guards dying.
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  9. Axerax

    Axerax Poptop Tamer

    La chipacabra... Lol just kidding. It makes you wonder though what monster went through and killed them all.
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  10. ArmageddonDevil

    ArmageddonDevil Void-Bound Voyager

    same, can't even get some tenants to spawn without them dying
    and every settlement I visit does this
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  11. Nightly

    Nightly Cosmic Narwhal

    Can people list exactly what mods their using? It might help narrow down what could be causing this to happen.
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  12. Polecat

    Polecat Phantasmal Quasar

    The only mods I used that would affect the gameplay (Enhanced containers and the Pony Modpack) I've since removed because I thought exactly that. No joy tho, it's still happening to me. otherwise it's all visual tweaks that wouldn't affect gameplay.
  13. Nightly

    Nightly Cosmic Narwhal

    I found that the problem for myself was the steam Avali mod, dunno if it completely solved it. The problem stemmed from some sort of conversation error or something that occurs in race mods that have even a 'small' mistake in the diolouges. Of course it's completely possible it could be something else for you.
  14. The MechE

    The MechE Existential Complex

    You can destroy the traps with your MM before traversing the dangerous terrain.
  15. Polecat

    Polecat Phantasmal Quasar

    I don't have the Avali mod installed, but I do have the Fenerox one installed, makes me wonder if that's the problem? I know the dying NPC vendors is event affecting the Apex you recruit in the Ark...
  16. stealthXG

    stealthXG Pangalactic Porcupine

    I don't have any mods installed and I witnessed a floran guard randomly dying when it walked away from the village...
  17. LunarLion

    LunarLion Void-Bound Voyager

    Just had this happen to a couple of Avian guards yesterday. It helped me steal a nice beam rifle, but still...
  18. Shadox2.0

    Shadox2.0 Spaceman Spiff

    or maybe they just die by attack from mob ?
  19. Polecat

    Polecat Phantasmal Quasar

    Alright, I found the culprit in my case. Was a small mod that added cotton to the vendors at the Outpost. Somehow this was killing all the other vendors... Wouldn't have thought that would be the cause but... eh. Least I tracked it down. Was the Workshop mod "Give me Cotton!" that was the culprit in this case.
  20. LunarLion

    LunarLion Void-Bound Voyager

    No, there were no mobs nearby, and they were indoors (well, inside watch towers)

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