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[Suggestion] Chanting

Sankera

Lord of Altera
#1
I was wondering if a new RP channel could be added? It just was a little silly idea that came to my mind some time ago and I thought, why not give it a try.

So a channel for: chanting, preaching, story telling, singing. Almost anything that is louder than just speaking but softer then yelling. This would be usefull for priests, preachers, people who are singing etc. etc.

Because it's something inbetween speaking and yelling a 60 block radius would be logical (Speak = 40, yell = 80)
And whenever I think of something like singing a nice/smooth/beautiful color comes to my mind. Purple or blue, something soft and gentle

A little example of how my main char Sankera could use it
[Chants] [Elf] Sankera: "Endisti faliti untis ladriris, Rondi nus Fagi nus Lekta nontrias" (Yes heathen language)
 

Somnastra

Puppycat Herder
Retired Staff
#3
Mmmm, I wanna be careful of too many chat channels like that. For one thing, we reduced the RP distance and made a seperate /speak channel, and very few people use that. So I worry that this would have too limited of a utility.
 

dogbew

Lord of Altera
#4
Mmmm, I wanna be careful of too many chat channels like that. For one thing, we reduced the RP distance and made a seperate /speak channel, and very few people use that. So I worry that this would have too limited of a utility.
Few people use speak because its kind of useless, now if you made the speak channel come across as a different color, for say having a speaker at a public event, it would be used more often. Right now its just a smaller distance rp channel, which we have #/ch w
 

Gaby

Lord of Altera
#5
Mmmm, I wanna be careful of too many chat channels like that. For one thing, we reduced the RP distance and made a seperate /speak channel, and very few people use that. So I worry that this would have too limited of a utility.
the speak channel looks almost identical to the rp channel...
what's the primary difference between the two?
 

Sankera

Lord of Altera
#6
Well if speak isn't used that much/not used, why not get rid of it? That way there are less channels to worry about and there is a spot for this one. Think about it, there are a lot of events/summonings/etc. etc.
So if the priest/host has the option to stand out of the group so people can focus on him/her, well I would really like that and then there won't be any need to yell in local that everybody needs to be silent because the main person talking has quite some attention
 

Sankera

Lord of Altera
#12
Priest at summoning
Host at an event
Random preacher
Master/king of the court
People who are praying out loud

Random shoreless girl doing heathen things in a house
 
#14
When you think about it in terms of actual distance, it'd be pretty hard to hear someone yelling from 80m away, but it's useful for making you stand out in chat for IC announcements and like...gods trying to be powerful and intimidating. If RP was removed then it makes it so normal conversations can be heard from 40m away....does everyone shout when the speak? Currently if you want to have a conversation with 4 people at a table or something it's easier just to use whisper, but this also means you have to stand awkwardly close.

IMO if anything, RP should be reduced and used for general IC chatter, Speak be used more for speaking to an audience, singing in a moderate volume, telling stories, etc and Yell be used for loud singing, chanting, etc. If you're not within 80 blocks of it, your character probably wouldn't hear it anyway.
 

Sankera

Lord of Altera
#15
When you think about it in terms of actual distance, it'd be pretty hard to hear someone yelling from 80m away, but it's useful for making you stand out in chat for IC announcements and like...gods trying to be powerful and intimidating. If RP was removed then it makes it so normal conversations can be heard from 40m away....does everyone shout when the speak? Currently if you want to have a conversation with 4 people at a table or something it's easier just to use whisper, but this also means you have to stand awkwardly close.

IMO if anything, RP should be reduced and used for general IC chatter, Speak be used more for speaking to an audience, singing in a moderate volume, telling stories, etc and Yell be used for loud singing, chanting, etc. If you're not within 80 blocks of it, your character probably wouldn't hear it anyway.
Do you suggest of reforming the entire way of IC talking? Mmm *shrugs* last day of vacation it can be fun
 
#16
reforming the entire way of IC talking?
....No? I'm not sure how you got that from what I said but... TL;DR.. Make RP range like 20 blocks, keep speak and yell the same or reduce by 10. That's all I was suggesting. That's only if a change should come, I'm fine with the way things are.
 

Sankera

Lord of Altera
#17
....No? I'm not sure how you got that from what I said but... TL;DR.. Make RP range like 20 blocks, keep speak and yell the same or reduce by 10. That's all I was suggesting. That's only if a change should come, I'm fine with the way things are.
Totally reform, small changes, all the same ;3
 

Somnastra

Puppycat Herder
Retired Staff
#18
I appreciate this suggestion, but it's not really on our list of things to do. It's difficult for me to word why, except that I am not convinced of its utility.

As for modifying the range, currently speak is at 30, actually. (RP is still at 40, although I'd really like some help encouraging people to use speak instead) So it's halfway between your suggestion, Spark, and what Sankera's got listed in the OP. :)
 
#19
I appreciate this suggestion, but it's not really on our list of things to do. It's difficult for me to word why, except that I am not convinced of its utility.

As for modifying the range, currently speak is at 30, actually. (RP is still at 40, although I'd really like some help encouraging people to use speak instead) So it's halfway between your suggestion, Spark, and what Sankera's got listed in the OP. :)
That's perfect, I never really knew what speak was to be honest, I just thought it was an unused channel that people used by mistake, I'll definitely use it from now on :D
 

Sankera

Lord of Altera
#20
I appreciate this suggestion, but it's not really on our list of things to do. It's difficult for me to word why, except that I am not convinced of its utility.

As for modifying the range, currently speak is at 30, actually. (RP is still at 40, although I'd really like some help encouraging people to use speak instead) So it's halfway between your suggestion, Spark, and what Sankera's got listed in the OP. :)
Ah oki, when I get home from school I'll try to convince you then :D