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Group battle, my eyes can't keep up

DarkenstarDarkenstar Posts: 3Member
So I am still new, and am only level 60 and still learning BM (my first and only class).  so I can't offer much in the way of PKing, but I do like going along on Mhaldorian raids, and shrine defilements, etc.  In these settings, I'm following along, ready to battle any resistance that enters the room, anticipating, waiting, ready..... and then boom, an enemy enters, and the text on my screen goes, "WHOOOOSH" because of all the action going on.  I helpless hit "drawslash, drawslash!!" not knowing if I'm hitting someone, nothing, or even a citymate, until finally "you have been slain".  
I am using the Nexus client (I use a computer at work that doesn't allow downloads of programs/applications so I have to use the IRE supplied internet client).   Is this what everyone experiences?  I really don't think theres any human being that can keep up with the text flying by.   Yet somehow you all are reacting and killing each other, while I just see jumbles of words flying by.   As you can imagine, this is not so enjoyable.  Am I doing something wrong? 

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  • SobriquetSobriquet Posts: 1,546Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Highlights, that and using the client scripting ability to remove lines you don't need. I don't use the Nexus client, but having chat in a different window helps a lot for party calls.

    15yrs I've been playing this and I still get lost in group combat spam, but with highlights you will learn what you need to pick out and what you need to ignore
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    Prythe
  • VadimusesVadimuses Posts: 962Member @ - Epic Achaean
    Lots of triggers to delete useless lines, lots of triggers to rewrite lines into something simpler, and a fast client like Mudlet to handle it all.
    TysandrShirszae
  • SolnirSolnir Posts: 301Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    90% of my lines in group are deleted and replaced with a simple highlight. I don't see any attacks or party calls from teammates, just highlights like "Target hit with <affliction>" in bright colours. It helps the spam, but large groups are still gunna be spammy... you get more used to it over time.
  • DarkenstarDarkenstar Posts: 3Member
    Is there a good resource or can anyone direct me on how to delete stuff?  and how to change highliter settings?  I have some highlighter action already, like tells, denizens speaking, but thats about it.
  • SolnirSolnir Posts: 301Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
  • AralayaAralaya Posts: 481Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Again not a Nexus user, but I can't stress enough how important highlights are.

    When your entire strategy hinges on seeing one line while they're zooming buy at 20 miles an hour, you're gonna want a highlight. 

    Make the line a crazy color or what I do is echo a box (thanks svo) like:

    *********************
    IMPORTANT THING|
    *********************

    Helps a ton



    Tecton-Today at 6:17 PM

    teehee b.u.t.t. pirates
    Xias
  • AralayaAralaya Posts: 481Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Hey uh, that's actually a pretty good idea, can someone tell me how to do that :D


    Tecton-Today at 6:17 PM

    teehee b.u.t.t. pirates
  • AralayaAralaya Posts: 481Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    @Antonius sorry for super late reply, been dealing with tiny humans (cousins, for those who might be concerned) + terrible internet but thanks!


    Tecton-Today at 6:17 PM

    teehee b.u.t.t. pirates
  • TorinnTorinn Posts: 473Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    I'm curious what sorts of lines people gag.  What are some that you all delete and why?
    Deucalion says, "Torinn is quite nice."
  • ArmaliArmali Posts: 738Member, Secret Squirrel ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    I GAG NOTHING.

    (jk, I gag SETALIAS, but that's it)
    Keorin
  • KythraKythra Posts: 257Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Your queues are already empty.
    You have no amnesia.
    You are not fallen or kneeling.
    [System]:
    There are no venoms on that item at present.
    You are paralysed and unable to do that.
    Your state of paralysis prevents you from doing that.
    Frustratingly, your body won't respond to your call to action.
    You hold no "gold".
    I see no "gold" to take.
    You hold no "sovereigns". 
    You are paralysed and cannot do that.
    Paralysed as you are, your body is not able to pick up anything.
    I see no "body" to take.
    You are too stunned to be able to do anything.
    You are too tangled up to do that.
    You cannot do that because both of your arms must be whole and unbound.
    You have not yet recovered from your last invocation, wyrm.
    You carefully wipe the venoms from your claws.
    You must regain balance first.


    ShirszaeXiasZackery
  • FrederichFrederich Posts: 1,228Member @ - Epic Achaean
    You're gagging on something from Torinn. ;)
    ZbacoExelethrilHalos
  • KriemhildeKriemhilde California, USPosts: 130Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    edited October 8
    What I've taken to doing is looking at the final parts of certain affliction, skills, actions, attacks, defenses, etc. so I can quickly just skim over the right side of the mass of flying text and pick out key events but that isn't as good as highlighting. Highlights are your friend for this sort of stuff, I don't think something else will work quite as well at picking out what's happening when there's that much text flying that fast.  
  • KietKiet Posts: 1,975Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    CONFIG UNIVERSALAFFLICTIONMESSAGES ON lets you gag a whole lot of attacks if you need.

    This is especially important with the recent tendency in having like 5+ line attacks.
    Penwize
  • TorinnTorinn Posts: 473Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Interesting, what does that config do, exactly?
    Deucalion says, "Torinn is quite nice."
  • NazihkNazihk Posts: 664Member ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    Torinn said:
    Interesting, what does that config do, exactly?
    Gives you messages like this when you get afflictions:
    Issam lets the grace of his voice shine forth with a Scarlattan cantata at you.
    Lightning-quick, Issam jabs you with a simple silver rapier.
    You have been afflicted with paralysis.
    A prickly stinging overcomes your body, fading away into numbness.
    The songblessing unleashes a strident note.
    
    You eat a bloodroot leaf.
    Your muscles unlock; you are no longer paralysed.
    You have cured the paralysis affliction.
    
    Makes it a lot easier to trigger affliction shit because two lines will match every affliction in the game.
    Tysandr
  • TysandrTysandr Posts: 116Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Except god-damned 'this toxin confuses you'
    Proof of Concepts: Sailing Map, Trading
    "It's not rocket surgery."

  • PrythePrythe Posts: 413Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Antonius said:

    @Aralaya Here's one way to do it. Start off with a perl regex trigger that just has "^" (without the double quotes) as the pattern; that will match the beginning of a line, so it will match every single line of output from the game. Then inside the code, you need to check a few things to figure out what colour it should be:

    selectCurrentLine() -- select the current line so we can change its colour
    if string.find(line, target) then
        fg("colour for things happening to your target") -- or setFgColor(red, green, blue) if you want to define a colour using RGB values rather than using a standard Mudlet colour
    elseif string.find(line, "you") then
        fg("colour for things happening to you") -- or setFgColor(red, green, blue) if you want to define a colour using RGB values rather than using a standard Mudlet colour
    else
        fg("colour for everything else") -- or setFgColor(red, green, blue) if you want to define a colour using RGB values rather than using a standard Mudlet colour
    end
    resetFormat()
    moveCursorEnd()
    
    So this? 

    selectCurrentLine() -- select the current line so we can change its colour
    if string.find(line, target) then
        setFgColor(green)
    elseif string.find(line, "you") then
        setFgColor(red)
    else
        setFgColor(blue)
    end
    resetFormat()
    moveCursorEnd()

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    - Let me get my hat and my knife
    - It's your apple, take a bite
    - Don't dream it ... be it


  • AntoniusAntonius Posts: 4,114Member @@ - Legendary Achaean

    Not quite. A colour can be defined using individual values (between 0 and 255) that say how much red, green and blue make up the colour. That's when you'd use setFgColor(), and you'd need to specify all three values so it knows what colour you want. If you just want the default red, it's 255 red (the maximum amount of red), and 0 green and blue (no green or blue mixed in), so it would be setFgColor(255, 0, 0). The default green would be setFgColor(0, 255, 0) and default blue would be setFgColor(0, 0, 255). You can use an online colour picker to choose colours. Personally I use http://colorpicker.net/

    If you're just going to specify a standard colour (like red, green or blue) then it's easier to use the fg function, and pass the name as a string (e.g. fg("red"), fg("green"), fg("blue")).

  • PrythePrythe Posts: 413Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Antonius said:


    If you're just going to specify a standard colour (like red, green or blue) then it's easier to use the fg function, and pass the name as a string (e.g. fg("red"), fg("green"), fg("blue")).

    Thank you!

    I want to get it working first, then I'll tweak the color scheme!

    - To love another person is to see the face of G/d
    - Let me get my hat and my knife
    - It's your apple, take a bite
    - Don't dream it ... be it


  • TorinnTorinn Posts: 473Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    I'm just curious what people consider "unimportant lines".  Like wielding/unwielding messages?
    Deucalion says, "Torinn is quite nice."
  • KoganKogan Posts: 260Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Torinn said:
    I'm just curious what people consider "unimportant lines".  Like wielding/unwielding messages?
    Yeah I gag the you are already wielding bit since I wield every eqbal unless in ret. I also gag me wielding weapons I use commonly as my class. You'll get a line if you can't wield due to arms or whatever so it's never caused me any problems.
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