Hi Morgan! Are you the thinking about the default version of Driftmoon, or about possibilities for modding?
Morgan said:If you're thinking about modding, it's possible through races.ini by just giving them the skills, they'll use them whenever they can.
Would it be possible to add a feature to party members to use skills/abilities for example shield bash?
As for the main game, I've opted that the player only has the more advanced skills, that will make them seem a bit cooler.
Morgan said:There's already a possibility to adjust that a bit as well. You can see it in Driftmoon right now if you compare how your other companions vs. Velvet-the-Panther-Queen act when spotting an enemy. Did you notice that she's more active than the others? It might not be a bad idea to give the player a conversation option for it though.
Also, one another idea for them, A setting for their stance. Aggressive (Attacks enemies on sight), Defensive (Attacks only when attacked like they are now), and Passive (Never attack enemies).