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  1. Gluttony

    Gluttony Member
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    I've heard it suggested via shoutbox, but radios don't promote RP in the way they should in their current state. I suggest a combination of IG radio and Global chat for radios.

    I am not suggesting ignoring the hand held radios, but use them instead for private or group radio channels while opening up the global chat for the main radio channel. It would be assumed that anyone and everyone CAN hear this channel if they have a radio, and would help drive RP, in my opinion.

    I really just feel that the way radios work right now is broken right now, and doesn't ENCOURAGE RP like it should.
     
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  2. a rabbit

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    I’d be down for a simple system like this:

    Player A says in global: *Someone tries to contact others on frequency 100!*

    and then the player speaks exclusively through the channel. Basically just use a single line in global to initiate the radio communication.
     
  3. MrBlue

    MrBlue Newdawn Lifer

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    I like rabbit's idea. But either is better than what we have right now.
     
  4. Charlie!

    Charlie! The artist formerly known as Autodidact
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    I like rabbit's idea as well.
    Have thought about it myself too, it would be a great way to get some more radio RP going without flooding the chat with global.
     
  5. Gluttony

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    That solution works as well.
     
  6. Manic Pixie

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    I just wish the radio showed names, honestly. I get that you can't always tell that the person talking is the person you think it is on shortband, given signal quality disparity and stuff, but if you have multiple people communicating at the same time it becomes impossible to tell apart even people whose voices are dramatically different.
     
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  7. Gluttony

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    The other option is for Jian to fix his mod so we can have different tabs opened up for radio chat etc, and have colors available.
     
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  8. Chaos Theory

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    Text colors are different on radios as well, Maniac. If everyone were to use different colors for their text that problem is gone. Personally I always try to have a different color in the group to avoid blank walls of text.
     
  9. TuckerCTM

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    Simple but tedious solution. . . Manually typing out “Bob: . . .” Or “Voice One: . . .”
     
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  10. jianmingyong

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    Will see xD I have to work on a better GUI update b4 feature fix.
     
  11. Devon Robert

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    I've always liked doing this just for that RP effect. Something like:

    [Device:] A raspy, weathered voice erupts over static: "I can't!-" static, "-ven get," the frequency seems weak. "-over? Again, I c--et. . . Into the -arehouse!"
     
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  12. Anonymous

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    bring back *R* thx.
     
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  13. harperers

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    Just so you know the radio already does that for in in situations where it would be a weak signal, so don't double up on it otherwise it will look weird.

    Also, rabbits idea is amazing, it pretty much solves problems for both sides of people.
     
  14. Devon Robert

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    Oh, of course not. That was an example from when we'd use radios between the warehouse and golf course, which was a tiny distance.

    Doing that with the long distance static? It'd look like Matrix code lol.
     
  15. VCarrasola

    VCarrasola Master of the Crops Nation

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    It's not jusr long distance. Rain fucks it all up too.

    One of the greatest memories I have from this lore is radioing Defore, Locke and a group of girls during a rainstorm. I told them the directions to my safehouse without knowing if they'd make it (it was night, too) or if they were reading me and five minutes later they walk in lol
    It was tense, alright?