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Re: OOC-Free Weekend

Post by Makkah » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:48 pm

Very happy with that new installment of Chat/Question. Met in the middle and I appreciate that.

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Re: OOC-Free Weekend

Post by Vertebrate » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:41 am

I had a thought, perhaps someone already mentioned the idea: limited chat. Perhaps a solution would be 10 chats per hour, or 20 per day, or 1 per minute, or some such...

Or perhaps tie them to RPAs. Just some ideas. I like chat, but I do often turn it and ESP off to limit noise.

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Re: OOC-Free Weekend

Post by Drayla » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:38 am

Actually, I'd be really happy if we had a chat-free weekend once every month. Or perhaps a whole chat-free week even.

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Re: OOC-Free Weekend

Post by Lysse » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:42 am

So, on another MUD I've played, you actually have an OOC Meter. It goes down by a tick every time you use the OOC channel (would not affect Tells, might affect Question), and comes back (at a pretty decent pace) over time. If your OOC Meter hits 0, then you can't use ANY ooc chat commands for several minutes.

What do people think of that idea? It might be an interesting solution, and also a way for the MUD to self regulate things like spammers, where the more often your OOC Meter hits 0, the longer it takes for it to refresh yourself.
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Re: OOC-Free Weekend

Post by Kiyaani » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:49 am

I don't know why Chat needs to be overly moderated like this. It's OOC. If you don't want to hear it, turn it off. If someone is bothering you or being obscene or rude use "karma". If people were spamming Question that would be another matter.

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Re: OOC-Free Weekend

Post by Jaster » Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:35 am

Agreeing with Kiyaani, the systems are already in place for players to "self-regulate" their OOC experience. I know for a fact that some people have been using karma to great effect. It seems a non-issue at this point.

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Re: OOC-Free Weekend

Post by Rithiel » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:13 pm

For the most part, we're fans of players figuring out solutions to chat and question themselves. From what I've seen, question is being used for its intended purpose. If you think people are spamming chat, or if you think they're over sharing, tell them so, or as Kiyaani said, use karma. Last resort: turn it off. You don't have to have chat on if you don't like it. Karma use has increased recently, but it's still something that people don't use often enough (in my opinion). If somebody is doing something that is making chat unpleasant for you, karma them. It's possible that other people feel the same say, and muting that person might get the message across.

If you feel like people are spamming ESP, that's a different story, but you'll need to figure that out IC. Go threaten them to shut up or else. Tell them that nobody cares, and they should take it to a private tuner. Hire a thug to mug them and steal the pendant. The possibilities are endless.
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Re: OOC-Free Weekend

Post by Bryce » Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:01 am

I'm still waiting for the option to turn off tells.

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Re: OOC-Free Weekend

Post by Jirato » Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:58 pm

Bryce wrote:I'm still waiting for the option to turn off tells.
option 19
You are no longer ignoring tells from other player characters.

option 19
You are now ignoring tells from other player characters.

tell Jirato test
Jirato is currently ignoring tells.

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Re: OOC-Free Weekend

Post by Kiyaani » Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:03 pm

Fancy!

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Re: OOC-Free Weekend

Post by Bryce » Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:07 pm

Thank you!

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Re: OOC-Free Weekend

Post by Rithiel » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:18 am

Today is a chat-free day. The question command will still be available, but any use of it to get around the chat restriction will be severely punished (even after the fact - I will go through logs).

This is not in response to any use of chat (nobody did anything wrong), and these will continue to randomly pop up.

Tomorrow may also be a chat-free day, but I will post when the restriction is lifted.
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Re: OOC-Free Weekend

Post by Rithiel » Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:31 pm

Our most recent chat-free time has ended.
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