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    prepared messages for use

    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.

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    I use AutoHotkey(free download), and have several pre- written messages tied to the F1-F9 keys, also I have some HCS voicepacks, and you can have pre-written messages there too, works great for piracy. There are a few threads on here about the subject, and you tube videos showing you how to set it up

  3. #3
    Originally Posted by seko View Post (Source)
    I use AutoHotkey(free download), and have several pre- written messages tied to the F1-F9 keys, also I have some HCS voicepacks, and you can have pre-written messages there too, works great for piracy. There are a few threads on here about the subject, and you tube videos showing you how to set it up
    im on xbox though, even still we shouldn't have to download stuff for a feature such as this

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    So being on Playstatio this has been my strategy.

    1. Pretype in chat box: Cut Engines Now, prepare to be boarded, or Prepare for scan, drop 20t of cargo, Get out of here before I change my mind
    2. Interdict
    3. Type in letter "C", this begins the autopoulate of the words that follow
    4. If they dont stop I fire
    5. 2 options here, if I know they cant get away then I send Cut Engines Now again
    b. If they can get awy then I drop to 10% hull
    6. Cut Engines Now
    7. Two options here
    a. They comply
    b. they keep running
    8. I either move forward with the other messages if they comply or I bring the rain
    9. DM them on ps if they died saying next time comply, I only wanted cargo. If they are shieldless which most have been lately I give some advice.

    Usually they have sent me nasty messages long before I get to 9.

    I run a python, large enough to mass lock and decent firepower. Enough shields and boost to get out of any sticky situation. I have tried shooting out drives and eh, sometimes its good and sometimes its not. So I usually dont bother since the comms are so cumbersome.

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    Originally Posted by Curvemn17 View Post (Source)
    So being on Playstatio this has been my strategy.

    1. Pretype in chat box: Cut Engines Now, prepare to be boarded, or Prepare for scan, drop 20t of cargo, Get out of here before I change my mind
    2. Interdict
    3. Type in letter "C", this begins the autopoulate of the words that follow
    4. If they dont stop I fire
    5. 2 options here, if I know they cant get away then I send Cut Engines Now again
    b. If they can get awy then I drop to 10% hull
    6. Cut Engines Now
    7. Two options here
    a. They comply
    b. they keep running
    8. I either move forward with the other messages if they comply or I bring the rain
    9. DM them on ps if they died saying next time comply, I only wanted cargo. If they are shieldless which most have been lately I give some advice.

    Usually they have sent me nasty messages long before I get to 9.

    I run a python, large enough to mass lock and decent firepower. Enough shields and boost to get out of any sticky situation. I have tried shooting out drives and eh, sometimes its good and sometimes its not. So I usually dont bother since the comms are so cumbersome.
    on xbox we cant do that, it would be great if we could, there is a keyboard but this should be a feature

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    Man that sucks. I thought we had it hard, I have a wingmate that flies with a keyboard, makes it way easier. The frustrating part is in order to chat someone if I am in a wing I have to have a keyboard or I cant change to local or the other cmdr. I can only chat to my wingmates. Which makes no sense considering I have them on voice comms

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    She canned responses would be a nice QOL feature. For piracy, but even just saying hello to random players. A list of short phrases that can be sent quickly.

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    It's a very nice idea... a menu with 1-6 or even 10 slots of pre-written messages!

    Repped!






    ...but it will cost 150 Frontier Points per message slot.

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    Originally Posted by Rebel Yell View Post (Source)
    It's a very nice idea... a menu with 1-6 or even 10 slots of pre-written messages!

    Repped!






    ...but it will cost 150 Frontier Points per message slot.
    Slots for that would be great. I’m sure drunk me would pay for all of em too.

    Side note, like the Yamato photo, don’t normally watch anime but that was enjoyable.

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    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.
    It would be a great idea. I've thought of this too. I wouldn't have thought it would be too difficult to implement either. It would save me pre typing and typing while chasing, losing valuable time on trader.

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    Originally Posted by Curvemn17 View Post (Source)
    Man that sucks. I thought we had it hard, I have a wingmate that flies with a keyboard, makes it way easier. The frustrating part is in order to chat someone if I am in a wing I have to have a keyboard or I cant change to local or the other cmdr. I can only chat to my wingmates. Which makes no sense considering I have them on voice comms
    try /l

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    But my question is why type at all? Why not just shoot out their drives and break open their hold? Assuming they don’t immediately log

  14. #14
    Originally Posted by Docjas18 View Post (Source)
    But my question is why type at all? Why not just shoot out their drives and break open their hold? Assuming they don’t immediately log
    so i dont become wanted

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    Yeah, I take it for granted I can type anything I want into VA, say the words I chose for the macro and have it typed straight into the quick-comms box... Like saying "John Wayne" types in..."Fill your hands you S.O.B!"

    About time Xbox had Voice Attack I reckon....


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