#27 New Fixer Type (taxi)

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nobody
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2012-03-16
2012-03-16
Travis
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Economy discussions led to a new fixer type that provides passenger missions. The organization (and possibly the fixer) is known as "Pan-Galactic Passenger Transport Brokers" Some passenger types are the existing Political prisoners and immigrants as well as tour groups and individuals needing transport.
Should require passenger quarters and pay based on distance/risk of run as engine capabilities allow.

Discussion

  • Denis Belanger

    Denis Belanger - 2012-03-21

    Good call might also include various sub-legal people movement ISO, Luddite.pirate and crime families local group getting fugitive out of system

     
  • Travis

    Travis - 2012-03-27

    I was originally thinking that legal, questionable, and illegal clients would be handled through PGPTB. After all, they are fixers not the BBS. Does the driver of your local mass transit or taxi ask you if you are wanted for something? However, separating them out has its advantages. An ISO or crime syndicate fixer may have a variety of jobs. Perhaps a <Faction> fixer? The pay, availability, and type of jobs available changes with your standing, and mission outcomes change your standings. My inclination is to err on the side of caution and set up the taxi fixer first (should be relatively easy) before tackling an entire class or two of fixers.

     
  • Nobody/Anonymous

    This was brought up in the tools forum forget which thread as well as several other mission types that could be nice additions to the game.

     
  • Travis

    Travis - 2012-04-18

    To my way of thinking, a fixer usually is looking for a “no questions asked” kind of pilot. If you post it on the BBS, there is a record of the particulars. With a fixer there are one or two witnesses that say you and a pilot met and a transfer of funds. No details are on record so which of the pilot’s actions were job related and which were his/her own choices give the fixer plenty of cover. The other reason is similar: the military is looking for a technically illegal run or a suicide mission. Can’t really have those as part of the public record. Basically, there needs to be more of a distinction between BBS and fixer missions. Largely of a “the greater the risk, the greater the reward” variety with a few no-pay deadbeats just for kicks. Was it the taxi discussion or another one with the “random drunk” sending you on a potentially pointless quest?

     
  • Pheonix Rising

    Pheonix Rising - 2012-04-18

    Just look for any topic that starts with Mission Script - ****** those are (some of) what I started a few years ago.

     

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