Notifying Players Via Email

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Notifying Players Via Email

Postby masterekat » Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:27 am

I've had this idea for awhile and it finally came up on another thread. Someone suggested I make a thread here, so:

Give players the option to notify the player of another character by email. Maybe it could be called a "yell" button in game on each character's page. I know that there are some people who check Cantr more often than they check their emails, so it might not help in some cases. But I know that in my case, if not a lot is really happening on Cantr, I tend to log in less and less as the days go by as I get caught up doing other things. I know that's the reason so many of my characters have died in the past. When I finally get that email saying my characters are all dead, I really do regret forgetting about them. I know a lot of people who are able to receive emails by phone, so let's say they forget about a character, but another character wants them to wake up for whatever reason. They can "yell" something at that character, and it will automatically send the message to that character's player in an email. Just knowing that there is another character whose RP depends on theirs might give some players the motivation to continue playing. Of course, this option could be easily abused, so there might need to be a limit placed on it. Maybe you could only yell at another character once per day or something like that.
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Re: Notifying Players Via Email

Postby Marian » Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:32 am

This would be useful I think even if you removed the ability to 'yell' a specific message. Even an automatic message like 'Character X is trying to get your attention!' would be a useful way to remind a player they haven't logged in awhile without risking being CRBish.
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Re: Notifying Players Via Email

Postby masterekat » Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:53 am

Yes, even just that would be a big help, and probably a lot easier to code than my suggestion.
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Re: Notifying Players Via Email

Postby masterekat » Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:11 am

Wow, lol. That's what I get for not checking into the forum for so long.
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Re: Notifying Players Via Email

Postby masterekat » Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:24 am

Awesome! So glad this is being implemented! This will save me so much heartache in the future.
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Re: Notifying Players Via Email

Postby EchoMan » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:58 am

Locking and moving this, and referring to the link Joshuamonkey posted above.

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