Question Auto-assignment?

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  1. superelitist

    superelitist New Member

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    So I have about 12 settlers in sanctuary, including the named crew. I had Sturges scavenging from an industrial plot, a had a doctor in her own house with a commercial plot and a a residential plot. The Longs had their own house and some farm plots nearby. Etc.

    Then I was trying to give Sturges a specific residential plot, and when I assigned it, the guard who was assigned to the house next door lost their assignment.

    So I went and looked at the auto-assignment settings, and as soon as I left the menu (without all changing anything...) everything went to hell. Everyone stood around for a while, for so long in fact that I thought the mod might be broken, so I tried rebuilding local data (although I don't think that changes anything in the script itself does it?), and that took an even longer time, and now everyone has different assignments from what I originally gave them!

    Is this expected behavior for auto-assign? Ideally, I'd like to set specific assignments, like Sturges scavenging, and my settler in medical clothes being the doctor, but I don't want to have to assign every single new settler that comes in. The auto-assign menu seems to suggest that auto-assign will only take settlers away from vanilla jobs, but that's clearly not the case.

    What should I be doing here?
     
  2. nzane

    nzane Active Member

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    If they're bunched up in a specific spot without moving, try waiting for 3 in game days infront of them and come back and tell me if theyre moving
     
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    1ae0bfb8 Well-Known Member

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    sounds like you have got a ton of script lag.
     
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  4. Xeteco

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    bullyrook Well-Known Member Community Rockstar

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    File this under "If not the shoe then maybe just the laces"

    Once everyone is assigned to something, reassigning can be finicky.

    Assigning someone to something that is already assigned involves two steps and two settlers at once: unassigning someone and assigning someone. This isn't an instantaneous process and can take some time depending on what else is going on in the settlement.

    If it seems like it's taking longer than it should and you get impatient ( I often do) and then do the assignment process again and maybe even again again (before the first has finished) I've seen weird things happen. Like all the sudden no one is assigned to anything.

    To slow me down and divide up up the process, I like to use a vanilla scavenger bench for job reassignments.

    When I want to reassign/assign or just change up who is working what, I assign the first settler at the target plot to the scavenger bench. This opens up and leaves that plot unassigned. Then I assign the worker I now want to that plot. Then I assign the scavenger bench worker to wherever the reassigned worker came from.

    This process involves only one settler at a time going thru the unassignment/reassignment process, not two.

    For Residentials you could do the same using a vanilla bed instead of the scav bench.

    I use auto assignment, but have auto assign from beds/work objects set to off.
     
  6. Xeteco

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    Just FYI: This is the tried and true method I use for reassignments as well.
     

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