GetFactionAverageLawChaosAlignment

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GetFactionAverageLawChaosAlignment(object)

Get the average number (between 0 and 100 inclusive) of the all objects within the object's faction that represents the Law/Chaos alignment

int GetFactionAverageLawChaosAlignment(
    object oFactionMember
);

Parameters

oFactionMember

The creature or object whose faction average you wish to examine.


Description

This will search the module for all members of the object's faction and average out their Law/Chaos alignment. The return value is an alignment constant (e.g. ALIGNMENT_CHAOTIC) not a number on the 0-100 scale. Party members are included for player characters. -1 is returned if the object is invalid.

Known Bugs

While this works for factions with a single member (identical to GetAlignmentLawChaos), if there are multiple members to a faction then ALIGNMENT_CHAOTIC is returned if all members are chaotic and ALIGNMENT_LAWFUL if at least one member is neutral or lawful.

Version

1.62

Example

// Check the faction alignment of the PC's party, using a trigger.
// It will make a guard say hello if they have some consideration of the law, thus will be
// less likely to break the law.
 
// Of course, it is kinda OOC knowledge. This function is more likely 
// to be used in other ways.
 
void main()
{
    // Get the entering object
    object oPC = GetEnteringObject();
    string sLocal = "DO_ONCE" + ObjectToString(OBJECT_SELF);
 
    // Only do this once, only affects PC's
    if(GetLocalInt(oPC, sLocal) || !GetIsPC(oPC)) return;
 
    // Set to not do it again
    SetLocgalInt(oPC, sLocal, TRUE);
 
    // Check alignment - must be very lawful
    if(GetFactionAverageLawChaosAlignment(oPC) != ALIGNMENT_CHAOTIC)
    {
        // Get the town guard onto them
        object oGuard = GetNearestObjectByTag("TOWN_GUARD");
 
        // Get them to talk
        AssignCommand(oGuard, SpeakString("Good day citizen. Keep an eye out for pick pockets, won't you?"));
    }
}

See Also

functions: 

GetAlignmentLawChaos



 author: John Shuell, editor: Jasperre, additional contributor(s): Jeremy Spilinek, Jasperre