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TwinGemini

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  1. I'm more for an easier alternative to obtaining something close to a veterans created "adv. vessel stats". A later in campaign "buff" (god statue buff?) A shy alternative to obtaining veteran created "adv. vessel stats". Offer a "buff" for new/late joiners to atleast then participate in a few combat sessions against them. (A temporary catch-up mechanic.)If a late campaign joiner could somehow get a temporary stat buff (random god statue? offering buffs later in campaign) that would essentially wear off after so many deaths/uses, and its stats just below obtainable Adv. vessels stats. This buff could even have negative side effects after buff ends. Or only offered a limited timeframe, to postpone the player from further combat participation. Thus then forcing them to go out and gain mats/gold and actually gain a new vessel. This to be a solution to players that join late/do not play much/ low gold to purchase (Especially if Tomes are to be purchased by gold as well and their gold already spoken for + gaining their equipment)/no mats/ no starting guild to gain a vessel. These players can then gain a buff to atleast hold some ground against adv. vessels for a time limit.Again, Buff goes away after a number of deaths.? Could have side effects and is temporary. (something that doesn't stack with vessels) Essentially I would like to see Vessels to be more a time invested obtained reward.. and you gain the advance vessel stats only because you obtained it (crafted it) quicker then other players or have more time to invest, rather then end campaign having a huge upper hand. Thus you always have to create a better vessel as campaign progresses and as quick as possible to stay "advanced" then others. A god statue could give buffs at certain campaign time events (Example, like as the seasons change, a new buff is available)
  2. A shy alternative to obtaining veteran created "adv. vessel stats". Offer a "buff" for new/late joiners to atleast then participate in a few combat sessions. (A temporary catch-up mechanic.)If a late campaign joiner could somehow get a temporary stat buff (random god statue? offering buffs later in campaign) that would essentially wear off after so many deaths/uses, and its stats just below obtainable Adv. vessels stats. This buff could even have negative side effects after buff ends. Or only offered a limited timeframe, to postpone the player from further combat participation. Thus then forcing them to go out and gain mats/gold and actually gain a new vessel. This to be a solution to players that join late/do not play much/ low gold to purchase (Especially if Tomes are to be purchased by gold as well and their gold already spoken for + gaining their equipment)/no mats/ no starting guild to gain a vessel. These players can then gain a buff to atleast hold some ground against adv. vessels for a time limit.Again, Buff goes away after a number of deaths.? Could have side effects and is temporary. (something that doesn't stack with vessels) Essentially I would like to see Vessels to be more a time invested obtained reward.. and you gain the advance vessel stats only because you obtained it (crafted it) quicker then other players or have more time to invest, rather then end campaign having a huge upper hand. Thus you always have to create a better vessel as campaign progresses and as quick as possible to stay "advanced" then others. A god statue could give buffs at certain campaign time events (Example, like as the seasons change, a new buff is available)
  3. If it ever got that bad I would definitely want a hotkeyable option to turn off/on.
  4. (SWG economy/marketplace inspired) With all the different goods enhanced with lots of random different stats that we will be creating and placed into the multiple player vendors. Some world placed hub vendor computers / "Terminals" would then simplify and reduce most trade chat spam by simply placing these terminals in some map locations. "linking together lots of vendors/goods to browse through". Again to cut down performance issues of trade chat spam, and to help find various items. 2 versions of accessible vendors I would create: Random vendor "Terminals" - These vendor hubs would act like a terminal purchase (online computer sale) but you have to travel out to go pick up the good. These vendors would include most player EK server vendors to be linked "together" and easily browse within the UI marketplace window. (Pending on design, maybe to include Beachhead and Free city vendors also?) The EK vendors can include the campaigns 1 temporary spirit bank items to sell within their EK vendor during the campaigns duration. (locked to the spirit bank, and vendor.. not to be placed in EK as a campaign won item) These Vendors in EK zones to be required to be "player unlocked/public" for your whole faction (or everyone) to have access to visit it. This then allows displaying your decorated EKs to all faction onlookers/potential shoppers (and creates a fun bonus element displaying your won campaign cosmetics/trophies). Having to shop elsewhere then just within your campaign allows the campaign forts to become somewhat vulnerable by forcing some players out shopping in other maps/EKs. (as well as those gathering/regional harvesting. Then having to "rely" on social comms to go back and defend keeps. (make the keeps longer duration to break down too) These terminals do not link ALL vendors out there... These placed "Terminals" are to link most "but not all" of the EK faction wide vendors. Only advanced more higher "tree trained skilled vendors/players would get the special "terminal ad placing access". (or maybe lower teir vendors because keep vendors within a campaign may be more worthwhile/profitable) Temporary on road "campaign" player shops ("node placeable vendors", and "time restricted accessible". For lower skilled players/vendors). Designed for quicker/easier access and for those rolling through campaign regions including Keeps, Forts, and Camps. (maybe also includes temporary Beachhead/FreeCity shops?) Would appeal to the keep campaign defender players or maybe they could offer some rare goods that the browsing Terminals wouldn't then necessarily have in them. (shopper has chance to stumble upon a random better sale, or desirable needed "now" item. (like food/potions))
  5. I like your idea. Are you talking "Keep" and "Camp" temporary vendors? But would it have "multiple placing vendors" that create performance issues in prone combat areas due to increased players/decorations around? Would also probably include increase of population of the dedicated players that are strictly only crafter tree speced then there too viewing all these random vendor goods)? My idea (maybe adding to this) Random campaign placed Computer Terminals like "Online sales". (Beachhead,FreeCity, and EK vendors filled with spirit bank temp campaign items, and travel to pick up good), and Temporary time accessed in campaign shops. (for quicker/easier access for those rolling through campaign regions (keeps, forts, camps) As far as permanent vendors, I would like vendors placed in EKs than to be required as "unlocked EKs" to your whole faction. This then allows displaying your decorated EK to all faction onlookers (a fun bonus element). And allows campaign forts to become vulnerable by forcing missing players out shopping as well as the regional harvesters. (have to rely on social comms to go back and defend) Adding to this, id like random placed computer like "terminal access hubs" to link most "but not all" of the EK server wide faction vendors and goods together to browse though. Then only advanced more higher "tree skilled vendor players" would get this special terminal "ad placing access" that would then allow showing their advanced vendors around the "campaign universe" on other linked computer terminals. I think, with all the different goods enhanced with lots of random stats that we will be creating, Terminals then simplifies some social things like multiple advertising. Id like your idea though, to place in Keeps/beachheads/camps with the "temporary allowed" stall vendors. (would appeal to keep defenders or maybe you could offer some rare goods that the terminals wouldn't be able to show.) Would also appeal to quick sale rather then travel. Most vendors though I would think for performance sake, to keep most back at EKs, free city, beachead. (a separate server, but most tied to "terminal access") I now started a thread on this.
  6. I appreciate your replies and trying to understand this all with me. Its taken me a few posts to fully read into this and I still cant grasp it all. I give game developers credit as design is hard and this particularly is a tough system to address. "Sociability" to me is crucial and should be as many platforms that you can provide in an MMO. Def not having your game strictly rely on 3rd party social apps to provide a greater upper hand to the grouping of people that choose to use them. or possibly early later players fortunate to then find out about them, or not able to get into locked channels/ see text on 2nd monitor/etc.. (it even hard enough to quick form guilds through the forums without some form of ingame way to do it as well. (To see accepting guild recruiters visually for you then able to change over to join theirs instead if yours falling apart.). The devs have stated this and are now looking further to address something like that.) Sorry I'm rambling.. anyway.... Thanks for agreeing that bubbles would atleast look better. I guess mainly to me seeing a few bubbles here and there on the battlefield is a joy to recognize. Battles on youtube and such look kinda boring without that social aspect. (unless the video has voice recording of the discord). Its like seeing kids on a playground yelling that instigates further fun. And the shouting in Beachheads for trade deals can make the beachhead feel MUCH more alive and a place to actually want to be in with vendor /crafters/recruiters advertising and such. Newbies would like to see this interaction. I'm not sure if I'd agree bubble chat would be too distracting in combat zones as its tough enough to partake in action combat targeting and the combination of fireing off abilities. The random bubbles would only happen if one found a way to get out of combat for minute to type up something long. (then, again I would then want restricted txt characters) The random small text shouts would be fine I would assume mostly "leaders" trying to grab attention with bubbles during field combat. This would include then other faction members to maybe tag along in their groups/discord restricted directions. As far as bubbles helping with spam. I would say they do greatly help. A fast scrolling chatbox is way worse having to go into mouse-mode to scroll up and try to find it. Especially if there is scrolling trade/grouping/random spam. (for example, say a Vendor advertiser stated an item that interested you into thinking about purchasing. Only to be like a few seconds later you think "ya that sounds like something i need, wait who said that?" You would have to enter mouse mode and scroll up in the chat box and try to find it again.. if even possible to see again if chat is too busy. (or your in a busy situation) If it was visually in front of you, (prob in a town) would be much easier to find out who to contact in their random text bubble that lasted at least visually for a few seconds. Or pointing you the location of the nearby NPC set up vendor at beachhead/town. This would also "keep advertisers in city/town like places" as well, again make those zone feel alive. Otherwise if only a chatbox the further suggests the multiple "repeated" spam attempts would happen in every possible channel, creating a greater chatbox nightmare.) Otherwise I would assume to cut down chat trader spam.. we need a general Auction house to be able to find these player vendors locations/goods with MULTIPLE different stat combinations. (was random Bazaar terminals in SWG to browse all)
  7. This right here is what bubbles may help with. If there is trade spam on multiple channels.. then at least bubbles would allow you to talk to the "viewing locals" Also maybe if there is a dedicated trade channel then you could "report" General spammers to be blocked a time duration from General tab and such.
  8. "..." above a character head would visually indicate what player character is talking. I meant this is the minimum visual prompt alternative to then look to your chat window if full text bubbles above head wouldn't work.(a standard text window might scroll too fast) This would be the restriction to being in combat mode or say a restricted bubble zone. (maybe could display the first few text words/way above head/or smaller text.. but could possible still be distracting in combat) Full chat bubbles maybe only allowable back at the beachhead for services and advertisements. I uploaded a sample improved chat box above. Hopefully that explains a more simplified chat view with the bubbles also being a viewing option in certain places (as i would assume yes, spam on those channels might scroll faster in certain zones.)
  9. I don't even check the multiple prompts of the other chat tabs even as of now. Hard to click them number one, and you receive too many. Plus it doesn't fix the problem of a spam crowded scrolling general chat that is yet to really be seen. I believe when the game gets going and the way crafting is, you will start to see more spam, especially for good sales/grouping. Bubbles would at least help see a character in front of you trying to get your/groups quick attention. Or to see messages/advertisements of characters around you much easier. You should only really have 1 maybe 2 message tabs/separate chat windows to keep an eye on. A Combat/Faction/Me/Group or Guild chat with customization to possibly be in just one tab/window with different colors. And then a window for "proximity" shout outs or trade discussion window for proximity bubbles of spam advertisements. Since again, its hard to click on multiple chat tabs these 2 windows could essentially be always on. You use to be able to key "Alt" to switch to mouse mode.. but now it only possible with opening a window i guess. An option to turn bubbles off with hotkey would be nice addition to this feature as well. I honestly think though that it's crucial for this game to atleast have the option of bubbles for the general/multiple playstyle population.
  10. 1) "Proximity Chat Bubbles" : An alternative to voice comms and to reduce clutter of spam/fast scrolling chat box resulting in a miss read...(due to Trade/Grouping/Gold Sellers/Item Finding chat spammers likely to come to this game..) .. Is it possible to do bubbles? Even if it just the minimum of a head up display displaying nothing but "..." above their head in certain zones to indicate the player in visual proximity of you said something in chat? But more likely if possible Id rather see a Bubble with text. And when in combat mode either be with text character limit / reduced text size/ way above the character model / auto adjusting size on screen, if your in "combat mode" so then also still be able to see your action combat targets. (When you think about it Players in intense combat can't really type much anyway, but still make sure to also then atleast allow the option to turn bubbles on/off of course.) Furthermore bubbles in my opinion are immediate attention catching, and would give starting zones a more lively city like feeling of bubble advertisements to their EK vendor server names/rare item offers/cheap or free giveaways to late joiners/guild recruiters/ 2nd account character shouting various information / forming quick safe random harvest groups /etc. .. Plus they are fun seeing pre-battle social instigating stuff around enemy factions. Prompting the keep defenders to come out and fight, or maybe a possible negotiation for a faction team up? Even after a deathblow, show a bubble... (in this game it would be like the crow spirit speaking/complaining out of its dead body/bone-pile before they accept back to temple... (Here is fun small example of a old SWG game video showing a Failed Bounty Hunter getting ganked by another Bounty Hunter player. Saying his 2 cents for nearby players to see before he spawns back Fail Bounty Hunter ) 2) Above character head "Text Titles": Like in Star Wars Galaxies, can we get a form of showing a selected above head "Text Title" obtained by tree skill/mastery/branch. Or a option to examine a player for further info on a players (offered desired roles) in large factions? Helps to find a specific profession advertising player needed to contact for certain crafting mats or combat skill offerings for quick grouping. ..I get Discord has a role option, but ingame is always better to quickly see a title and ask someone if they have or can make a quick crafted component/ ask for help/ or just see all the many different roles available around you... feeling like a lived in campaign. This then also gives an additional fun mechanic to the player of option to at times then select a "fooling - lesser" obtained title to onlooking enemies in combat zones. An enemy sees them as a crafter/ lesser branch of a skill tree.. but in reality they are also skilled far in combat trees/XP leveled too. (A turn of tide scenario to a failed attempted solo gank. or a trick to look like a newbie to them, hopefully then they leave you alone...heh, hopeful!..)
  11. 1) As in Star Wars Galaxies, Are we getting above character head "text Titles" of completed tree skills/masteries/branches. Or a option to examine a player for further info on player roles in large factions? ....Helps to find a specific profession advertising player needed for certain higher tier crafting mats or combat skill offerings for quick grouping if they so choose to display a service title? 2) An alternative to voice comms and to reduce clutter of fast scrolling chat box spam resulting in a miss read... Is it possible to do "Proximity Chat Bubbles"? Even if it just a head up display displaying nothing but "..." above their head in certain zones to indicate a player in front of you said something in chat. Or maybe a character limit / reduced text size/ way above character if your in "combat" to still be able to still see your action combat targets? (+ allow the option to turn on/off of course) . ....In my opinion they are immediate attention catching, and would give starting zones a more lively city like feeling of player advertising to their EK vendor server names/finding certain skill offerings/rare item offers/giveaways to late joiners/guild recruiters/etc... plus other fun social stuff toward enemy faction.)
  12. Some Further Iteration - I guess I just don't like the fact that zone chat can be up scrolled quick/cluttered easily in busy areas. You end up miss reading most messages if this happens.. And yeah I can understand some of the frustrating screen clutter issues so no problem with maybe an on off button. Even after thinking on this, I now realize a few new problems with bubbles as this game has action targeting combat.. But I do still would like to see them work somehow! So if performance allows, make zone bubbles only visible in survival tray mode and only your groups bubbles then visible in combat mode? (edit: Smaller text or higher up bubbles if in combat) or other workable options like making them with a character limit, way above the head, certain zone use. or only display "..." as a bubble indicating a heads up.Auto fill while on a crafting screen, that could be easier yet. That is a step further then my orig suggestion of click on just the crafting screen mat needed boxes to import the default item.Titles, if a clutter/performance issue, a hover over info box instead? SWG even had further info box options to "examine" players of all their "masteries" the character obtained and achievements they completed. Once you start leveling up other classes/specialties. Would be kind of fun to see the vet players out there and give a sense of achievement that carries over to other campaigns to be visible to others. Titles Mainly helped characters find a certain crafters to message for needed services/items after seeing they "mastered" a certain tree. (cut down on spamming looking for "" in zone chat a little.) Finding an actual "master" of a certain tree skill would end of having better experimentation gear results/finding certain items you need.
  13. I guess I just don't like the fact that zone chat can be up scrolled quick/cluttered easily in busy areas. You end up miss reading most messages if this happens. And yeah I can understand some of the frustrating screen clutter issues so no problem with maybe an on off button. Even after thinking on this, I now realize a few new problems with bubbles as this game has action targeting combat.. But I do still would like to see them work somehow! So if performance allows, make zone bubbles only visible in survival tray mode and only your groups bubbles then visible in combat mode? (edit: Smaller text or higher up bubbles if in combat) or other workable options like making them with a character limit, way above the head, certain zone use. or only display "..." as a bubble indicating a heads up.Auto fill while on a crafting screen?, that could be easier yet. That is a step further then my orig suggestion of click on just the crafting screen mat needed boxes to import the default item.Titles, if a clutter/performance issue, a hover over info box instead? SWG even had further info box options to "examine" players of all their "masteries" the character obtained and achievements they completed. Once you start leveling up other classes/specialties. Would be kind of fun to see the vet players out there and give a sense of achievement that carries over to other campaigns to be visible to others. Titles Mainly helped characters find a certain crafters to message for needed services/items after seeing they "mastered" a certain tree. (cut down on spamming looking for "" in zone chat a little.) Finding an actual "master" of a certain tree skill would end of having better experimentation gear results/finding certain items you need.
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