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  • Enkar
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    DragonRealms has something like that. I believe you got different pieces of armor as loot. You wear them and rub them to communicate with others wearing the same type of armor. Your link expired after some time and you reactivated it by rubbing again. However, you could only activate it a certain amount of times, then it would crumble. I believe the range of communication was limited.

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  • Malastar1
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    My 2 cents

    I like the idea of replacing the who command with: who <person>.
    I also like the idea of replacing Think, with some sort of purchased item such as a Cadae or other worn necklace or such that provides one the ability to project their thoughts. These necklaces could even have differnet colors/types available allowing for wider arrange or a more focused range of communication. (Example: Lavendar could only communicate with Lavendar, or Black communicates over all devices, or perhaps the Constables would have a color just for them...or a necklace only useable/available to them, etc) Of course everyone could wear more than one type of necklace...and to activate that necklace one would simply rub it, allowing you to both receive and project thoughts......perhaps the Supersticous fear trait would make the use of such impossible.
    Perhaps all "newbies" would be outfitted with a special "newbie colored" necklace that the auxilli wear or are tuned into.
    In this way individuals could choose to only listen to certain "channels".
    Custom items could even be the creation of a special pair or more of these allowing for certain indivuals to have a very special form of communication over longdistances.....(just an idea).
    Anyhow...I think you get my point.....just my 2 cents...

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  • Shawntel
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    It's temporary because they would rather have something else, but that something else hasn't shown its self yet. I think there are more important things that need to be done in game besides that. It's ok the way it is. Not great, but not horrible either. And that seems to be the opinions of the GMs as well since it's still here.

    There have already been changes to think recently. For those that don't know, you fatigue when you think. The more you think, the more fatigued you get. *can't imagine how tired Andrew and Nymbia and some other people that I can't remember get* That was just implemented a few months ago when the Cadaes were introduced.

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  • dunstvangeet
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    And albetizing who wouldn't be hard to do. All that would need to be done is a simple bubble sort. I've even learned how to do a bubble sort.

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  • Metharus
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    Originally posted by Letrus Abbot
    just a little insight here, "who" will NEVER be alphabetized, why?
    Because if it was every hood in Iridine would be exposed instantly and through completely unavoidable means. All it would take is to check "who" see how many "a man in a...." come up and then wait until they're no longer there, if the "who" command stayed stagnant it would be simple as hell to see where the new name came in, as it is the who command randomizes every time it's checked, i believe, to avoid this kind of "cheating".
    So there!
    I dont agree. Say Timmy was wearing a hood. When you type 'Who' you would see all of the 'A man wearing...' near the beginning of the list, but when he takes off his hood, he becomes Timmy again and his name goes into the T section. Or atleast I hope that is how it would work. Did that make sense?

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  • Atama
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    If it's been around for years, it's hard to call it temporary. And I doubt they'll get rid of it entirely, I'm sure there will be something to replace it. Like, couriers, or some kind of weird message board...

    I think it would restrict people to a smaller area if it's abolished completely. People will be less likely to venture away from populated areas because there will be noone to talk to, and it's dangerous to go somewhere far because if something happens to you nobody will know what happened.

    Yeah, it's realistic that way, but fearing to go farther than your home is also realistic for the time period, and also boring. This is a gameplay vs. realism issue again. I'm interested to see what happens.

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  • Enkar
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    It has been around a long time, but that doesn't matter. They have stated it is temporary.

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  • Atama
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    How long has Think been around though? When are the GMs going to get rid of it?

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  • Enkar
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    Think is only temporary. I seriously, seriously doubt Who will ever be made IC. I would be shocked and appalled.

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  • Atama
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    Yup, there are enough inconveniences without getting rid of Who. There's absolutely nothing wrong with alphabetizing or organizing the list, the only people who object to it are the ones who want to get rid of the Who list altogether, and that's not even what the thread is about. Or the people who were afraid it would identify thieves, though that seems to have been disproven.

    I agree that blatantly using the Who for IC purposes is wrong, since the GMs have stated that you aren't supposed to do that. But there's nothing wrong with checking Who, seeing that a person is logged in and has Think enabled, then Thinking "Are you there?". Who's to say that they only didn't just happen to ask if they're available and got lucky? Now, if they say "I know you're there, why aren't you answering me?" that is wrong.

    I think that if Think can be IC, there's no reason Who can't be. If we can accept that somehow our characters are speaking mind-to-mind, it doesn't take a real stretch to assume that we can tell when other people are awake. However, until the GMs say that Who is IC, we had better assume it isn't.

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  • Enkar
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    You shouldn't be using Who to get to together. People have already said this in the thread. Get a cada.

    Making Who legal for IC use? So, now I can sense eveyone who is awake? That's a lot of sensing. Here is a way to surpress OOC behavior: get rid of Who. Oh, but that would be inconvient....

    A lot of people would not be happy with that.

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  • Exit
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    I talked with Jenn a couple weeks ago about Who and acording to the GMs, even though who is colorized, it is still OOC to use any knowledge you gain from who IC. I think the command is great if you are in the WA, sometimes I only want to play if a certain other character is awake, but once I'm IG I only use it to see if a GM is on duty.

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  • Jetal
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    Actually I love who for when I'm in the WA. Easy to spot out Annatar, Rhenn, or one of my other friends in there with it. Who for IG names. Yeah it would be helpful to alphabitize it or have a [who <character>] command. At least with [who <character>] you're only looking for a specific character. And it really is helpful when you're thinking out ["is so and so awake?"] now granted blatantly saying I know you're their is OOC, but merely using it to identify their presence really isn't. You'd look for them either way, but at least with a new who you could start by 1) not wasting your time, or 2) realize they are listening but don't want to talk.

    WHY do you think the GM's colorized who huh? would there be ANY possible reason fo TOTALLY IC purposes that you could immediately tell who was using think?

    I thought so....

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  • Jolee
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    I can't tell you how many times Soren and I have looked for each other on WHO and missed seeing each other and spending precious time together because it was not alphabetized. That may not mean squat to you, but it does to me.

    And someone mentioned that making a 'who <character name>' would make it too easy? *scratches her head in confusion" That should be the goal. Make the game interface just a bit easier, more convenient. There could be no possible harm in it. Yes, people should then respond IC. But to make things more difficult just makes people irritated. It does NOT discourage its use.

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  • Shawntel
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    So say I wake up at or around the same time as this person removes his/her hood. Am I now a suspect of having a hood just because I awoke??

    People are constantly sleeping and waking up. Sit in the main welcome area and see how many people wake up and enter the game. Also, it would be the same if it were alphabatized as is it now... just requires a little more patience now to go through the names if that's what you want to do. But remind you, that is being OOC.

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