NPC Colonist plays music!

Discussion in 'NPCs and Creatures' started by Immortal Trance, Nov 7, 2015.

  1. Immortal Trance

    Immortal Trance Cosmic Narwhal

    I think colonists' should play music, its as simple as that.

    Of course they won't be able to play it as loud as the player so it won't get too annoying but I think this would be a nice touch. (Talking to them would stop them from playing)

    If possible you could have a separate music list where that's the only music a colonist can. So if you only want them to play one song and that song is your colony anthem then so be it!

    Not much as I can say or add for its pretty self explanatory.
  2. Faeryheart

    Faeryheart Weight of the Sky

    Hmm.. I think I like this idea. This way the colonys could have a theme song :3
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  3. Immortal Trance

    Immortal Trance Cosmic Narwhal

    Thank you, I do have this high on my most wanted features list.
  4. bk3k

    bk3k Oxygen Tank

    I would want certain colonists to do this. I'd want a way to instruct them to either do this, or to stop. Perhaps you have regular "musician" tenants, and a conductor tenant. You interact with the conductor to start or stop it.

    I've thought about throwing together a mod. There have been mods that allow you to equip NPCs with armor and weapons, so why not equip them with instruments? Then when you or another NPC is playing a song, they join in with their instrument(in the same way one guard attacks the same entity another guard is fighting).

    It would also be cool that village NPCs occasionally do this without your input when they feel like it. Each race has their own set of songs to choose randomly from.
  5. Mister Pixel

    Mister Pixel Big Damn Hero

    I support this idea. The NPC characters in Starbound should really feel like they have a life of their own, rather than just walking around their house aimlessly.
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  6. Immortal Trance

    Immortal Trance Cosmic Narwhal

    I am necroing this thread!
  7. zombieboy882

    zombieboy882 Subatomic Cosmonaut

    Nice idea m8
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  8. Crixalis

    Crixalis Master Chief

    musician tenants all da way!~
  9. FireLordA2

    FireLordA2 Void-Bound Voyager

    Yep, I agree too. Just wish to have an npc that could play music
  10. djchrisblue

    djchrisblue Phantasmal Quasar

    It would be cool to see a colonist whip out an instrument and start playing a chiptune version of the starbound theme, much like the poptops whistle it :)
  11. Bughunter

    Bughunter Spaceman Spiff

    Should be like how they did it in Spore. C:
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  12. LostSeeker

    LostSeeker Subatomic Cosmonaut

    This could DEFINITELY spice up several planet generated towns I come across when exploring planet surfaces. Some of the the possible scenarios I see are:
    • Grounded Avian villages will occasionally have some townies playing instruments in the town square. Given how tight knit and open these kind of Avian towns are, (making a sea of color with tapestry among the market bazaars and other buildings) this would really suit their free spirited mood overall.
    • Friendly Glitch castles could have minstrels that will occasionally play for their king. In self aware glitch towns, you may find a bard or two.
    • Humans in their tent cities will sometimes gather around campfires and listen to a camp member play a song on their guitar. This can apply to Apex rebel camps as well since keeping spirits high can be important to them. (Novakid may be prone to this aspect as well, but it'd be fun to see the musical one get interrupted if he/she woke up others trying to sleep)
    • Hylotl on above ground villages may go to the gardens and start to play oriental themed instruments to achieve a state of zen.
    • Do Floran need a reason? They just wanna have fun, and might drum out a beat that reminds them of the hunt. And ssstabbing.
    • Apex apartments... I guess one "lucky" citizen might be chosen to play the "song of their people" being escorted by guards all the way to make sure they don't do anything funny.
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  13. Immortal Trance

    Immortal Trance Cosmic Narwhal

    You have grasped this idea and turned into something that will make it feel more in place in the starbound universe. Thank you!

    Aside from this idea I think now that we have crews, it would be cool to see our crew play music too! Like a crew anthem or again, a separate music list that only crew members/player residents can play!
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  14. LostSeeker

    LostSeeker Subatomic Cosmonaut

    Thanks! And being able to set up bands with our own crew members would be cool to see too! This would make multiplayer made bands irrelevant sadly though... But perfect for solo play!
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  15. Immortal Trance

    Immortal Trance Cosmic Narwhal

    No more people sad they can't play the entirety of a song cause they are loners! Yes!!!
  16. LostSeeker

    LostSeeker Subatomic Cosmonaut

    Wish the devs were here to see this. The nuances of some of the NPCs going somewhere specifically to play might take some time to program. Maybe have an NPC burst out into song in populated areas, and then other NPCs gather around to do some of the dance animation I sometimes see them do at my Novakid saloon piano or the Hylotl raid aboard my ship?
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  17. Immortal Trance

    Immortal Trance Cosmic Narwhal

    I rarely believe a Dev would even acknowledge this idea, to simple and in the background, ain't big enough of an idea

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