Hey all, I am new to the forum but have been using ALiVE for a few months now. My group runs an ALiVE mission on our dedicated all the time.
I'm in the process of making a new one right now. The first was on Zargabad since it's small but has really nice terrain. It made it a great test bed to make sure everything was working soundly. I'm expanding my horizons and making a new mission on Lythium and I have a couple questions for anyone that might be able to help.
1. As far as I can tell, the only way to reduce tensions through civilian interaction is to talk to town elders, muezzins, etc. and spam the talk button on the action menu until you get a message that says tensions have been reduced. Is this accurate?
2. I have an idea for an alternate way in which players could have an avenue to reduce tension but I don't know how to make it work and was hoping someone here would be able to help. I remember years back playing Patrols Ops and there was a mission type where a truck would spawn with a container of supplies on back and players would have to drive it to a designated point. Would it be possible to set it up so that a possible out come of talking to a muezzin or elder would be that they would tell you their village is need of supplies. At this point a truck would spawn near AICOM for blufor and once players successfully transported to the village, tensions would be reduced? This seems like it shouldn't require all that much scripting to make work and would be great for immersion in playing COIN ops. I lack the skills or know-how to produce this though.
3. The last one is quite a stretch but I was hoping someone would know if it would be possible to get MCC IEDs to work with the ALiVE IED modules. There is an IED type in MCC that requires players to complete a "minigame" to defuse an ied in which one player must have the bomb manual open and instruct the defuser what to do as he relays information back to his teammate, which adds a ton of cooperation to what is right now a pretty anti-climactic part of the experience.
Thanks guys for any help you can offer. ALiVE is already far and away the best experience to be had playing Arma 3. Absolutely love what it has accomplished.