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Thread: prepared messages for use

  1. #16
    Originally Posted by Thepirateorc View Post (Source)
    having a set of pre typed messages could improve piracy as there is a less likely chance of cmdrs logging. having a set of messages which I could use depending on the situation instead of having to buy a keyboard can help both the trader and the pirate as the trader knows whats going on and the pirate doesn't need to keep typing it out,

    scenario, I have spotted a trader at the cg and he is a shieldless type 9(lucky me) which I plan to interdict and pirate him, in this scenario the cmdr could
    1 log
    2 stop and comply with my further demands
    3 run
    4 self destruct
    5 rant
    having a pre typed message can lower the chances of the cmdr logging due to him panicking but if there was a pre typed set of messages then they know what's going on. these messages could have an great effect in roleplaying in general on elite.

    in terms of piracy these messages could go like

    trader spotted

    hello cmdr I am a pirate and my only interest is cargo, please submit for scan and do not attempt to run otherwise I will disable your drives yarr.

    cmdr stops and scan has concluded

    cmdr please drop 10t of cargo and you will receive a 24hr pass for compliance

    cmdr decides to run

    cmdr this is your final warning halt now or I will open fire and disable your drives

    cmdr decides to shoot me

    cmdr stop shooting or I will retaliate( I would only use this on condas,vettes,cutters as trade ships like the type 9 aren't a threat)

    it would be nice to have this and id love to hear your thoughts below.
    Aw yer really throwing yerself into the role play aspect with some enthusiasm...Im a role player too to an extent so that alone deserves a little rep cos genuine role players are sadly few and far between.

    I think yer being too generous, but Im not a pirate... if I was however, if someone stopped and so much as deployed their hardpoints let alone fired a shot at me, Id send them to rebuy without any hesitation whatsoever. I will ask only twice...the first time nicely, the second time will be less nice and there will be no third time. If ye run, Ill remove yer kneecaps with a hammer a chisel and destroy yer thrusters, take all yer cargo and leave ye drifting among the stars. Next time I see ye...I wont ask at all and skip straight to stage 3. Is there any of this that is otherwise vague or unillogical?

    Cool thing Im not a pirate...even though I do have bad teeth and questionable taste in women ^

  2. #17
    Great idea, as others have said not just for pirating but as an overall QOL. A simple shortcut O7 CMDR on Xbox would be so much better.

    the rolls Royce version would be an open comps channel for anyone in the instance that outputed on the speakers whether you had a mike or not

    edited to add: I would rep but apparently you have had your fill of my appreciation allocation

  3. #18
    Not quite as good as in-game pre-written messages sent at the press of a button, but an alternative is XBox Smartglass, if you have say a laptop at your side anyway.

    1: Write your list of messages in a simple text file on the laptop, say arrrr.txt
    2: Get Smartglass up and running on your laptop and connected to your XB
    3: On your XB, open up a text-entry box as though you were going to write there, which will make Smartglass bring up a box of its own
    4: On your laptop, select and copy your desired message from arrrr.txt, then paste it into the text box on Smartglass, which you will see appear on the screen your XB uses, and press enter
    5: It will seamlessly transmit to the XB and be entered in as though you'd written and sent the whole thing on XB with a controller or wireless keyboard
    6: Profit!

    Two caveats:
    - Smartglass is fickle and unstable, at least for me
    - The text limit is 90-something characters, which is enforced by counting from the last character back and excess characters are deleted from the START of your message entered into SmartGlass

  4. #19
    Originally Posted by Jimmox View Post (Source)
    Not quite as good as in-game pre-written messages sent at the press of a button, but an alternative is XBox Smartglass, if you have say a laptop at your side anyway.

    1: Write your list of messages in a simple text file on the laptop, say arrrr.txt
    2: Get Smartglass up and running on your laptop and connected to your XB
    3: On your XB, open up a text-entry box as though you were going to write there, which will make Smartglass bring up a box of its own
    4: On your laptop, select and copy your desired message from arrrr.txt, then paste it into the text box on Smartglass, which you will see appear on the screen your XB uses, and press enter
    5: It will seamlessly transmit to the XB and be entered in as though you'd written and sent the whole thing on XB with a controller or wireless keyboard
    6: Profit!

    Two caveats:
    - Smartglass is fickle and unstable, at least for me
    - The text limit is 90-something characters, which is enforced by counting from the last character back and excess characters are deleted from the START of your message entered into SmartGlass
    again we shouldn't have to use third party tools for something that should be in the game.

  5. #20
    Originally Posted by Thepirateorc View Post (Source)
    again we shouldn't have to use third party tools for something that should be in the game.
    What I do not understand is if the NPCs can have them then why is the option to use them not available to players?

    I think someone at Frontier dropped a real clagger with this missing feature.

  6. #21
    Originally Posted by UseLessUK View Post (Source)
    What I do not understand is if the NPCs can have them then why is the option to use them not available to players?

    I think someone at Frontier dropped a real clagger with this missing feature.
    correct but how do we get the attention of fdev

  7. #22
    Originally Posted by Thepirateorc View Post (Source)
    correct but how do we get the attention of fdev
    Reddit would be a better option for that than here on their own forum...they at least make an appearance there occasionally

  8. #23
    Originally Posted by Thepirateorc View Post (Source)
    correct but how do we get the attention of fdev
    As mole points out, they dont reply on their own forum so ye really would be best attempting dialogue on reddit where they do occasionally appear. When they do very rarely comment here, dont expect any useful information from it...most the time they just trying to be sociable methinks but they dont impart the sorta information yer looking fer...not on this forum anyway ^

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