*slaps roof* This puppy here changes the way certain factions react to eachother. This addon should be in no way, shape or form considered as "improved" or "better". I've made this to take a shot at modifying faction relations in a unique way.
So, to not kill you with boredom, here's the tl;dr:
- loners are neutral to bandits, renegades and mercs
- renegades are neutral to loners, mercs and ecologists
- bandits neutral to loners and ecologists
- dooty is neutral with mercs
- clear sky is neutral with military
v1.1 - added back the dooty-merc hostility (optional file)
RC18, just copy the gamedata
merge with Improved Ranks addon as a bonus
Now here's the long explanation:
I thought that certain factions shouldn't be at war, due to their actions and/or their beliefs.
Like for example, loners are stalkers that are not tied to a specific faction, they don't give a fuxk about factions. So why are they at war with renegades? Renegades are ex-members of factions, that were banished for doing something VERY bad and/or stupid.
Loners don't give a rat's ass about why they are renegades now. They hate them, because they behave like bandits, but they shouldn't hate them to a point of shoot-on-sight.
As for Loner-Bandit and Loner-Merc relations, bandits thought its pointless to shoot stalkers on sight, alive stalkers can bring in the money too. Same goes for mercs, Business is Business.
Same principles apply to ecologists, ecos' give no fuxks about what faction you're in, they want to study the zone, that's all.
They're aware what bandits and renegades do, but it doesn't mean they should shoot them immediately.
As for dooty-merc and clear sky-army relations...
Well, to be honest, even stalker lore can't explain the hate of dutyers to mercs. Both are paramilitary organisations working in the zone.
Why should they hate eachother? Even more, mercs were attacking freedom in CS. That fact should ease up the relations between merc and duty IMHO.
Now you may think: "why clear sky and military neutral?"
Here's what I came up with why it should be that way. Clear sky was/is a faction composed and run by ex-military and ex-scientists.
Many of those people probably still had/have some connections in the military ranks.
To further the point of army decision of ceasefire with CS, after the fail of Operation Fairway, the higher ups in the army wanted to know what has FUBAR'd that operation.
They probably tried to contact the now disbanded CS, because similiar thing happened to clear sky during the siege of CNPP. Army declared an quick and unofficial ceasefire, to get the answers they need.