Missions - multiple NPC ship classes mixed

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Adam Cion
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Missions - multiple NPC ship classes mixed

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I was just running Silence the Informant (Level 4) and I noticed on EVE-Survival that there is a group with a Cruiser/Battlecruiter mix:
https://eve-survival.org/wikka.php?wakk ... Informant4

Relevant line: " 6x Cruiser/ Battlecruiser (Disintegrator Alvum/ Enforcer/ Striker Alvatis) "

I confirmed two cruisers and four battlecruisers.

Is there a good way to denote this in mission pages? Could this also just mean an update changed the mix and it's not actually random?

The UniWiki page shows 6 BCs: https://wiki.eveuniversity.org/Silence_ ... _(Level_4)
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Re: Missions - multiple NPC ship classes mixed

Post by Rayanth »

Heya! My apologies for the late reply. I discovered the forum was showing everything as 'read' when it wasn't :(

The mix is likely random, but several runs through the mission would be needed to confirm that. I suspect whoever wrote the Wiki article left it as BC because that's sort of the "worst case" -- it's more of a pleasant surprise if you get cruisers when expecting battlecruisers than it is if you get BC's when expecting Cruisers.

In this particular case, it does not appear that the wiki template has a built in method of showing "Cruiser/Battlecruiser" in one line. I would suggest, based on what I can see in the template documentation (https://wiki.eveuniversity.org/Template:NPCTableRow ) that you could make use of NPCTableSeparator to add a way to distinguish. The table already uses them to show group number and distance, but editing the text and adding a second row might make communicate what you're suggesting.

Current:

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{{NPCTableHead|}}
{{NPCTableSeparator|Group 1}}
{{NPCTableRow|Sentry|2|Tower Sentry Drone II}}
{{NPCTableSeparator|Group 2 (60 km)}}
{{NPCTableRow|Battlecruiser|6|Enforcer/Striker Alvatis}}
{{NPCTableSeparator|Group 3 (80 km)}}
{{NPCTableRow|Battleship|2|Elite Drone Parasite|cargo = Elite Drone AI}}
{{NPCTableSeparator|Group 4 (70 km)}}
{{NPCTableRow|Battleship|3|Elite Drone Parasite|cargo = Elite Drone AI}}
|}
One idea for an alternate:

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{{NPCTableHead|}}
{{NPCTableSeparator|Group 1}}
{{NPCTableRow|Sentry|2|Tower Sentry Drone II}}
{{NPCTableSeparator|Group 2 (60 km) (total 6 ships)}}
{{NPCTableRow|Battlecruiser|1-6|Enforcer/Striker Alvatis}}
{{NPCTableRow|Cruiser|1-6|Disintegrator}}
{{NPCTableSeparator|Group 3 (80 km)}}
{{NPCTableRow|Battleship|2|Elite Drone Parasite|cargo = Elite Drone AI}}
{{NPCTableSeparator|Group 4 (70 km)}}
{{NPCTableRow|Battleship|3|Elite Drone Parasite|cargo = Elite Drone AI}}
|}
Which would look like so:
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