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Dorganath

RE: Party chat: What it is, and what it is not
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2007, 10:58:39 am »
Best thing to do if you're unsure is to ask. Everyone, and I mean everyone, was new here at some point. It takes time and good examples and asking if the other two are unavailable or unclear.
 

Pen N Popper

RE: Party chat: What it is, and what it is not
« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2007, 06:54:54 pm »
I think members of the community that have been playing for over a month should know by now, but please remember to keep OOC talk to stuff that is necessary to communicate for OOC reasons. Our actions set the example that other players live by. If you're mixing in OOC banter with your IC RP, it will taken as accepted practice. If you want to chat socially with other players, which is a lot of fun too, try out IRC.
  http://www.layonaraonline.com/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=14896&posts=32&start=1
  http://www.irc.layonara.com/irc_tutorial/
  If this doesn't cure you of your desire to chat OOCly, nothing will. :-)
 

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    Re: Party chat: What it is, and what it is not
    « Reply #22 on: February 28, 2007, 08:11:29 pm »
    Not sure if it has been mentioned before, but if you right click on the black bar above your chat screen, you can toggle things off like party chat, shouts etc.  If I DMing somewhere and my screen was getting flooded with Elven, then I just ask the people the people to do their elven in party mode and switch it off.

    Another useful tip is putting the server notes in your left screen when you're in combat.  That way they won't get drowned out by the dice rolls and you can still see if someone you might have been waiting for has joined.
     

    Stephen_Zuckerman

    Re: Party chat: What it is, and what it is not
    « Reply #23 on: February 28, 2007, 08:44:40 pm »
    The languages will always come out in Talk.
     

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      Re: Party chat: What it is, and what it is not
      « Reply #24 on: February 28, 2007, 09:27:41 pm »
      Yes, I know that, but you have to pick your language then say:

      /dm [Yes.]

      And it would display in talk as translated.  If you say it in party mode than the DM can turn off party mode and won't be bothered by messages in party or messages in dm.
       

      Stephen_Zuckerman

      Re: Party chat: What it is, and what it is not
      « Reply #25 on: March 01, 2007, 07:39:02 am »
      However, there is an alternate syntax that does not send the message into the DM channel. It is used through the self-Tell channel... /o.

      The syntax is /o l (that's an L) Blah blah.

      /dm [Blah blah.] is often preferable on DMed quests, though, especially when addressing an NPC.
       

      Faldred

      Re: Party chat: What it is, and what it is not
      « Reply #26 on: March 01, 2007, 07:45:56 am »
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      Stephen_Zuckerman - 3/1/2007  10:39 AM

      However, there is an alternate syntax that does not send the message into the DM channel. It is used through the self-Tell channel... /o.

      The syntax is /o l (that's an L) Blah blah.

      /dm [Blah blah.] is often preferable on DMed quests, though, especially when addressing an NPC.


      Sweet... I never knew that one, I'll have to start using it.  I always feel "dirty" putting anything in the DM channel that isn't actually addressed to a DM.

      You know, someone (hint, hint) should really print a guide with all of the nifty conversation flags/options.
       

      Dorganath

      Re: Party chat: What it is, and what it is not
      « Reply #27 on: March 01, 2007, 07:46:19 am »
      I think this kind of misses the point.
        In most cases, GMs want to hear party talk, languages, etc.
        What we don't want to hear is OOC chatter in any channel. The party channel was singled out here because it was the most abused, but going far OOC in Talk is just as bad for those around you.
        It's been said over and over: If you want to have an OOC conversation, do it in tells or leave the game and use IRC or something.
       

      twidget658

      Re: Party chat: What it is, and what it is not
      « Reply #28 on: November 09, 2008, 11:19:55 pm »
      It is about time this is bumped. I was on for a while tonight as a GM and was compelled to find this post and bump it.
       
       Using // is not permission to speak OOC, it is a marker to flag that the comment is OOC. This should be held to a minimum. It is use to inform several people at once of an OOC conditon. If a person is standing right next to you, send a tell, not a //OOC in the party channel.
       

      Link092

      Re: Party chat: What it is, and what it is not
      « Reply #29 on: November 10, 2008, 01:00:50 am »
      apologies on the short sight on my part. :(  will remember this.
       

       

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