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If Aura Gave Advice

It started with a question from Bazi: who else would support this idea for a 'little thing' that when you unfit modules it automatically goes to your cargo rather than your items hangar. Rob liked the idea. Bazi followed up with an option. Strip to cargo or strip to item hangar. That's when the conversation wandered downhill.

There Bazi is, stripping his fittings off into his cargo and not paying attention. Then he goes to undock and Aura says, "Your ship is full, please don't undock." It was supposed to be Rob suggesting a warning for when the cargo is full and the player tries to strip their fit. However, my mind wandered off in another direction.

"we cannot strip this fit because its probably not a good idea. Want to rethink?" was the first thing that I thought of after stripping a fit. The idea being Aura noticed your hull was naked and reminded you not to be dumb. 

Then the ideas cascaded in. 
"you have persisted with this bad idea, reconsider""T here are gankers outside station. Automatically aborting undock""Your ship will implode if you undock""We cannot undock when you don't have ammo""Please load the mission courier item before undocking'"CONCORD does not tolerate disobedience. Prepare to be fired upon""please accept the mission you forgot to accept""please remove the plex from your cargohold before autopiloting'"Prepare to be fired upon by this fully operational titan" "Mass field interaction has reached critical levels"'I find your lack of isk disturbing'
At this point in the idea flood Aura broke started to error. I was amused. 
"Possible Aura malfunction detected. Twelve. Twelve. Twelve. Twelve. Twelve.""Your kumquat is empty. Please remove *ERROR* from the cargohold" "Shields at 79847%. Please consider repairs.""*ERROR is leaking. Please contain *ERROR* with plasma shielding" "You have lost 974,321,890 Skillpoints""Clone reactivation fail-fail-fai-fail-*ERROR*"
Having Aura over my shoulder checking my fits isn't something I'd looking forward to.

Comments

  1. Good morning Sugar, looks like your aura might have a leak as well, lol nothing like seeing crap spam first thing in the morning, and I don't mean the good kind with eggs and sticky rice.
    Sly

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    1. Should be fixed now along with the color tag issue. Was tired enough that I forgot and did a direct paste from gdocs.

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  2. Related-ish "little things" idea I had recently: a warning when you apply a saved fitting for one ship to a different hull. Accidentally putting Atron mods on a Sabre is pretty annoying.

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  3. Nowadays you do get a reminder when you try to undock without the courier item.

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  4. I suppose each of us have has our favorite but I must say 'I find your lack of isk disturbing' may have forever altered Eve for me.

    "Aura, what's with the jet black makeover and sinister voice? You've changed girl, you've changed."

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  5. I wonder if Aura could be augmented with an "If this then that" rule system. So forgetful mission runners could say "Aura, if I try to undock from a station where I have an offered but unaccepted mission, confirm undock." Let the players augment Aura instead of CCP hamfistedly "tweaking" her.

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    1. Totally this!

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    2. Being able to captain your ship Star Trek style would be awesome. Given the current technology, the potential for Siri/Cortana levels of misunderstanding would be incredibly funny, too.

      You'd just have to be careful to restrict the if/then logic to preparatory commands and bookkeeping, since the potential for abuse of a general system is nearly infinite.

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