Guild-Wide Mass Messages

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Guild-Wide Mass Messages

Postby Alexander » Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:18 pm

This is a feature request for guild members of particular trust or standing to be able to send a message to all members of a guild. The post boards are nice, but see little use, and do not seem to be regularly checked by members. By utilizing the mail system, all members are sure to at least be notified that there is a message waiting in their mailbox when they log in, and those with the Mail Alert option will be notified that way as well, resulting in increased communications.

Naturally, the usage would likely have to be monitored somewhat to prevent abuse and frivolous usage, so it may not be desirable to the GMs for this reason. I thought there to be no harm in requesting it, though.

A last-minute thought: It would be nice for certain guilds to be able to message their sister-guilds as well, such as Monastic Order and Knights Templar, or Udemi and Utasa.

This idea was spurred by the somewhat recent voicing of the desire by GMs that we player characters attempt to take more proactive and decisive action as active members of our guilds, instead of relying on the NPCs.
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Re: Guild-Wide Mass Messages

Postby Fayne » Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:00 am

I like the idea. +1
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Re: Guild-Wide Mass Messages

Postby ydia » Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:49 am

I love the idea!
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Re: Guild-Wide Mass Messages

Postby sona » Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:11 am

in my mind:

pros: getting to chat with people from the same organization as you - yay!

cons: will lead to the thinning out of the ESP networks to some degree, which see a modest but not usually large amount of activity, as people slink off to their guild channels.

undecided: As the esp network becomes quieter, Sona will feel a need to belt out songs over the network more or less nonstop. This could be an awesome thing, or a really not awesome thing, depending on your opinion :)

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Re: Guild-Wide Mass Messages

Postby ydia » Thu Nov 19, 2015 5:32 am

this would not be a guild channel. Guild channels already exist. This would be something like a mail or some notification system.
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Re: Guild-Wide Mass Messages

Postby jilliana » Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:45 pm

Keep in mind as well that not all guilds use ESP crystals for...reasons. I do like this idea.
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Re: Guild-Wide Mass Messages

Postby Jirato » Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:52 am

I forget... did I ever implement this?

I added mass guild mails, I just forget if I added a system to allow certain non-GM entities to use them. Right now, it can be accomplished by sending the letter to your guildmaster with a note asking them to distribute it, but I agree it'd be cool if we could promote certain members to allow them to do it themselves (yay for player run guilds, less responsibility for us!)
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