New Command Suggestion

Discussion in 'The Veterans' Lounge' started by Froglok, May 28, 2021.

  1. Froglok Augur

    We have %t to include a Targets name in a comment.

    We have %s to include a Targets sex in a comment.

    We have %r to include a Targets race in a comment.

    How about %z for include the name of the Zone you are in, in a comment?


    "Where are you at?"

    "I am in %z." (Which appears in chat as "I am in Plane of Knowledge." -- if that's where you are.)
  2. Kase Elder

    6 of 1 or half dozen of the other... "I am in POK" is just as fast imo. But I'm not knocking idea just...
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  3. Froglok Augur

    Why post then?

    How about this, PoK is common... but what if you are in Crystal Caverns... most people read CC as Camp Check. Or what if you are in Dreadspire? Most people read DS as Damage Shield. And many zones do not have a "common" 2-3 letter designation. See where I am going with this?
  4. Tarvas Augur

    Normally, when conversations start with where you are people will be able to process initials for zones. Hell, just randomly saying, "I am in CC" would clue the general public into where you are.
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  5. Dythan Ban Lev in Plane of Fire guy

    What kind of morons are you grouping with, when you respond to a question, "where are you" with DS, assume you are in damage shield? That's not even a zone. You should avoid those people. Don't let them know where you are.
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  6. CatsPaws Devil's Advocate

    You can see where players are now with /who all Mrmonkey.

    Unless the player is running anon which many do in a confused idea that it makes them look cool. After all no one bugs clerics or chanters for buffs like they used to. Which was why most players went anon. So no need for it unless you don't want it known what zone you are in....didn't see that one coming did ya:D
  7. Tatanka Augur

    The part you missed is... you can set up a social with "I am in %z", and then it works no matter where you are. 1 keystroke <<<<< 6 or half a dozen ;)
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  8. Tarvas Augur

    You just shaved a second off your daily interaction total.
  9. Kase Elder

    Hey Joe... Where are you? ---- I'm in DS--- Oh ok Joe, I'm on my way to Damage Shield. Be right there
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  10. Niskin Clockwork Arguer

    Even if the original suggested use for this isn't that useful, I think it would be a good addition. I mean how is the sex or race of a target important enough to have these for, but the zone name is not? It's likely they put these in to use for NPC texts and we just got the benefit of being able to use them too.

    Not worth spending a lot of time on, but it could be useful if the option to use it was there.
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  11. Angahran Augur

    Now, if you want something useful, how about something to give the % health of a target and/or yourself ?

    /t healer I'm a %x health! HEAL ME!!!

    /rs the target is at %y. FULL BURN NOW!!!!
  12. Tatanka Augur

    I can shave more than that off, by not reading your grouchy posts ;)
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  13. Tarvas Augur

    I am not grouchy.

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