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Communication on Ultima Online, should it be changed?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by OldAsTheHills, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. OldAsTheHills

    OldAsTheHills Lore Master
    Stratics Veteran

    May 13, 2008
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    At the present state of UO, players have the follow means to talk to each
    1. Screen speak... just type in message and return; players on screen range
    reads text.
    2. Party speak... just type in message and return; party reads text.
    3. Guild speak... just type in message and return; guildmembership reads text.
    4. Alliance speak... just type in message and return; alliance membership reads
    5. Communication crystals: all text messages view within range of crystal is
    repeated and read by holders of reciever crystal.
    6. Chat- General conferences with online players also logged on Chat.
    7. ICQ; secondary text messager to be read during game.
    8. Various forms of VENT programs... audio-listen system.
    9. Other forms not listed here.

    1 through 6 are part of the client-server program...the others are secondary
    channels. It should be noted that ICQ and VENT programs can not be excluded
    from use in anyway by the developers of UO, mostly infringement concerns.

    Who uses 1-9 methods...?
    Does methods 7 and 8 give advantage to those users?
    Should 7 and/or 8 be added to UO client-server program?

  2. DuttyD

    DuttyD Guest

    Almost everyone uses ICQ.... Kinda sucks since ICQ can and is hacked.

    Vent, teamspeak, along with Stratics new Voon client are necessities for any serious games in any MMORPG.

    Once you use Vent there is no going back, typing is old.
  3. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
    Moderator Professional Governor Stratics Veteran Wiki Moderator Stratics Legend Campaign Supporter

    Jul 16, 2003
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    Xfire's Ingame Chat access also works with KR, the way it does with a lot of other games.
  4. sablestorm

    sablestorm Babbling Loonie
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    Aug 23, 2008
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    I use all the UO chat means, though I don't really use com crystals except as roleplaying aids. I don't use vent myself and I rarely use ICQ. I get along fine with what we've got and have since Beta.