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Always color player names

DontarionDontarion Member Posts: 154 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
When you do commands like hwho, cwho, clanwho, and so on the game sends you text with the players name highlighted in a specific color.  What is the feasibility of this being extended to most if not all text from the game.  This doesn't need to happen for things like qwho or commands/abilities that only show player names.

Example:
Dontarion arrives from the south.
Send the name, Dontarion, in whatever color the game/config has been chosen for ALL players.
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  • TohranTohran Everywhere you don't want to be. I'm the anti-Visa!Member Posts: 331 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent

    Issues with illusions or dopplegangers? I like the idea though!


  • NimNim Member Posts: 2,015 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Tohran said:

    Issues with illusions or dopplegangers? I like the idea though!

    Illusions could be resolved by giving them the same format emoting already has, eg.

    cast illusion $+Tohran does bashing attack A to $dontarion.

    It would be a functional buff, I suppose, but I feel like it also gives illusions a bit more of a presence within the game.

    Dopplegangers are weird already, but aside from potential technical limitations, there's no reason they couldn't be colored as such as well.

    Tohran
  • ShirszaeShirszae Santo DomingoMember Posts: 3,489 @@ - Legendary Achaean

    Doppledangers are already aburdly easy to distinguish whenever they enter or exit the room. Or at least they were the last time I saw one. So it would not really conflict with them, no

    And you won't understand the cause of your grief...


    ...But you'll always follow the voices beneath.

  • TohranTohran Everywhere you don't want to be. I'm the anti-Visa!Member Posts: 331 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent

    Works for me! If it's got a work around, I don't see why not!


  • WeiWei Monterey, CaliforniaMember Posts: 139 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished

    Make it so!

    Sylvance
  • NemutaurNemutaur GermanyMember Posts: 1,068

    Didn't @Tecton or @Sarapis already say no to this in another thread? That it was better for server latency if people did this client side?

    RomAntonius
  • JacenJacen Member Posts: 2,325 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    They said no to implementing svo's politics system serverside. There's a big difference here though: while svo's system has to operate on triggers, on the serverside it would just be an extra concatenation to a string. The system as discussed doesn't need to highlight names when used arbitrarily, like in SAYs or when written into a newspost or journal. Just whenever the server makes a call to player.name or whatever, concatenate a configured color onto it.

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    WeiAaric
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