Chats vs Narrates

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Chats vs Narrates

Postby ervik » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:08 pm

Can someone give me a better understanding of chats vs narrates. I have conflicting information regarding this.

It is my understanding that everything under narrates is 100% game related. It's chats where things get confusing. I have been told by some that chats is 100% OOC and not game / character linked and then there are others who say that chats are 100% game related. It seems to change based on what some people what to do / say to you.

So, what is it?

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Re: Chats vs Narrates

Postby Merrick » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:15 pm

* R HP:Healthy MV:Full > help chat

Syntax: chat <message>

Chat is a global communications channel used for out-of-character discussions.

When you "chat", everyone on your side (human/trolloc) will see the message
you type. In-character discussions have a separate channel, called Narrate.
Abuse of Chat, such as spamming messages, will result in a character being
"No-shouted", which removes the ability to use the global channels.

Also note that things you say on the "chat" channel can be taken by players
as in-character remarks. Non-game related discussion belongs on the "chat"
channel so that players can choose not to listen, but don't be surprised if
you start chatting about a clan and then suffer role playing consequences
for your remarks.

See also: Narrate, Shout, Ignore

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Re: Chats vs Narrates

Postby ervik » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:22 pm

Seems like it's open for interruption then and can be used to someone's advantage either way.

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Re: Chats vs Narrates

Postby Weir » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:38 pm

Chats are where anything non-game related should go, as well as generally anything Smob/exp/trading related, etc.

Narrates are generally reserved for PK or In-character discussion.

But yes, both chats and narrates can be taken in-character. Usually, if you are going to badmouth someone or a group, be ready to accept any repercussions if you decide to do it over globals at all.

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