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New Chat System is great!

Discussion in 'UHall' started by hawkeye_pike, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. hawkeye_pike

    hawkeye_pike Babbling Loonie
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    This is a very useful feature. Finally we are able to communicate with people outside of guild or alliance boundaries. I am using the Enhanced Client, and the new channels are quite easy to handle or to turn on/off.

    Now all we need is a feature to send private messages in the EC.
     
  2. Taylor

    Taylor Former Stratics CEO (2011-2014)
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    Yeah, I'm liking the global chat. Helps me meet folks outside of the guild.
     
  3. Lady Lava

    Lady Lava UO Senior News Reporter
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    I will rarely use it but like having the option.
     
  4. How can we disable this feature... I don't want to have to show my menu bar everytime I want to close chat...
     
  5. hawkeye_pike

    hawkeye_pike Babbling Loonie
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    I must admit that the downside is that a few ******** players keep spamming the channels with vulgarities. There should be a feature to create password protected channels or to put people on ignore.
     
  6. legendsguy

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    i'm sure people will use it a lil' bit then it will die like before. but for now it's kinda neat to be able to speak to anyone in the game (well, who is in the channel).

    it would be nice to be able to pull up a list of whose on (even if the list might be depressing). i am incredibly worried about spammers though; i have a feeling in a few days (at most) that's all the channels will become.
     
  7. Mitzlplik_SP

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    Umm no. IMO the only reason it wasn`t used before is because it was buried. Now its upfront where its easily usable and alot more user friendly. Its easy to not use something when most peaple didn`t even know it was there! That was the flaw. I dunno what games you`ve played but global chat is something that is vital in any game.....especially low pop games or shards.

    Last night I seen Siege light right up. Instead of feeling like your playing alone, all of a sudden theres peaple talking everywhere. A couple peaple even mentioned they were on the virge (sp?) of quitting Siege because they never saw anyone. They were delighted to see everyone chatting and they stated the chat made them aware of other ppl playing and it changed their mind on leaving the shard. All because of the ability for peaple to connect.....FINALLY. Thankyou devs for this system. I`m sure it`ll get nothing but better! Best thing since creamy peanut butter! :thumbup:
     
  8. Pawain

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    LOL it only took 30 min for the spammers to makr a great feature less great.
     
  9. Demonous

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    how do you open the chat menu to go into different channels and such?
     
  10. Lore Master

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    New chat system Question

    The new chat system is a nice new feature at times but it can also get real annoying too. I don't want the general chat to automatically log me in every time I log in to UO. is there an option to stop the new chat system from logging me in automatically? by the way clicking leave doesn't always log me out of the new chat system for some reason.
     
  11. Schuyler Bain

    Schuyler Bain Lore Master
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    Re: New chat system Question

    As posted in the chat notes. The chat system is not fully live on the shards, but your client already has its part of the update. Once the update makes it to the live shards you will not auto join a chat channel. The whole chat system will be an option for those that want to use it.

    Hang tight and I'd bet at some point in the next few days, after testing, they will push it out and all will be right with the UO world.
     
  12. Lore Master

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    Re: New chat system Question

    ok thanks good to know.
     
  13. QueenZen

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    Well I use 2d, not the EC, so this picture may not be of much help to ya.

    But in the 2d, ya just click on that menu bar on Chat, and bam there it is if one patched that is.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. same, I don't run with the menu on most of my characters and having to open options to put the menu bar back up to disable the chat systems is driving me nuts.
     
  15. MariamATL

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    Ummm...lol....how does one chat in this new system?? I can see everyone else's stuff but I can't speak to them! lol.....
     
  16. Tangled Metal

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    Could we just get a way to default it to "not on" or something. It is very annoying to log into spam every time i log in.
     
  17. Schuyler Bain

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    Quoted from the patch notes found here: http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=1001

     
  18. Schuyler Bain

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    Quoted from the patch notes found here: http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=1001

     
  19. Schuyler Bain

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    For additional clarity:


    source: http://vboards.stratics.com/showthread.php?t=171332
     
  20. aoLOLita

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    Aye, great for getting full strength Spellweave focus at Brit Bank:)

    Should also prove beneficial for someone needing that one elusive SBOD to fill a high reawrd LBOD, but overuse of this channel to do so could easily become spam...
     
  21. MissEcho

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    nm found what i was after