I'm working on my first mod, so I'm sorry if my question seems mind-numbingly stupid. I'm making a companion mod with two NPC followers. I have my dialogue all set up and working except for some of my idle chatter.
Each character has their own follower and player Q&A dialogue quests, but the idle chatter for BOTH characters is in the same quest. I'm doing this because several of the comments have the two characters going back and forth. I set up a conversation topic specifically for timed idle chatter not tied to a quest or location. From this custom topic I can link to other topics so that the characters have a conversation. Currently they are allowed to speak these lines every in-game hour. This works exactly as I envisioned it.
However, for quest dialogue or location dialogue I have everything in the IdleChatter topic. The dialogue works - I've tested it for two quests. What does not work is linking from IdleChatter to a custom topic in the conversation tab. (Idle chatter plays only one spoken line, even when there are supposed to be follow-up lines.)
So my question is: is it possible at all to link from the IdleChatter topic to another topic, or will I need to create another custom topic and script it to behave with the same implementation as IdleChatter?