Can we PLEASE do something about COMMS?

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Can we PLEASE do something about COMMS?

Postby Paddles » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:40 pm

Hi everyone!

I've been running a server called 'Paddles' Playhouse' for awhile now, and have one, huge, gigantic f*cking gripe about this game.


A: No one sees the message at the beginning telling you how to use comms.
B: It is impossible to tell people to simple "type 'r; blablabalbla' to use comms" because we cannot type ; in chat as admin.
C: Nobody knows what a semi colon is apparently.

I personally feel like the comms system is great, but needs something else than the 'r;' system so that people don't just get frustrated and start welding torching everyone because they can't talk to the rest of the ship, which happens, A LOT.

Does anyone else feel this way? My server has eight people in it as I speak and none of them know how to use it, and can't or won't understand what a semicolon is.

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Re: Can we PLEASE do something about COMMS?

Postby Ol Stinky » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:23 pm

Amen, the whole "r;" system is a big pain in the butt and causes issues. If I had a penny every time I accidentally wrote "r' " or "rl" by accident during a crash/attack and the message failed get out....

Possible solution would be to have a "toggle radio on/off" key and just have all chat go to radio while it is "on", or just keep the current system but remove the semicolon (just any line beginning with "r" would go to radio) which would make it easier to explain and faster to type.

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Re: Can we PLEASE do something about COMMS?

Postby Sky Monster » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:58 am

Possible solution being 1xtab to use normal chat and 2xtab to cycle to radio

Or just separate key binds, J for normal and K for radio.

Hey paddles!

Thanks for hosting the server (I use Sea Monster in game)

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Re: Can we PLEASE do something about COMMS?

Postby Crystalwarrior » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:13 am

Recent updated added a super helpful radio keybind, tho I like to rebind it to ~ key.
Tho you can't really keybind anything to letter keys because chatting will still activate them :/

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Re: Can we PLEASE do something about COMMS?

Postby LordDoggo » Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:16 pm

We need voip built in. Could we get a modder at least to do it?
Just a Doggo that couldnt find a 90 x 90 Doggo picture. So Doggo used Cap'n Jack.

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Re: Can we PLEASE do something about COMMS?

Postby Gabgab01 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:47 pm

using discord could be an option.
so if someone could make a discord server so we can use VoIP that'd e neat^^
(or teamspeak. or something...)

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