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Offline LORD KILLA

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[Soldat Portal] A Soldat messenger ?
« on: November 16, 2009, 02:38:57 pm »
Hi everyone.

I'm wondering why not add a 'Soldat messenger'. I know there are already Private messages in soldat, but the client starts up long and it cant be ran in tray... So why not create a messenger (maybe also linked with soldat-portal) that could be ran in tray, and chat in-game easily (a soldat-char for soldat ingame, wow)?

(btw, I'm trying make this thing slowly, so far with windows buttons, custom canvas will be added later)

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Re: [Soldat Portal] A Soldat messenger ?
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2009, 02:53:37 pm »
a soldat messenger with irc & irc scripting support(or impended in game) would be added to soldat portal? Why not? Awesome! F12
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Re: [Soldat Portal] A Soldat messenger ?
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2009, 03:04:15 pm »
i might not be fully understanding, is this sorta like the soldat chat in the last version? (except of course with scripting capabilities)
Can't think of anything original to put here...

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Re: [Soldat Portal] A Soldat messenger ?
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2009, 03:22:50 pm »
no, it won't be like lobby chat, you will be able to minimize it to tray, so it runs in background and you dont have to be on the desktop somewhere always... (well, I havent found out howto tray my app yet :P )

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Re: [Soldat Portal] A Soldat messenger ?
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2009, 03:32:06 pm »
fail. it will be as much fail as the lobby

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Re: [Soldat Portal] A Soldat messenger ?
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2009, 05:06:18 pm »
fail. it will be as much fail as the lobby
Yeah.. And why not just fix xfire's BE issue instead?
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Re: [Soldat Portal] A Soldat messenger ?
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2009, 09:28:03 pm »
If the Lobby Chat in this version is anything to go by, this idea will probably fail just as hard.

Yeah.. And why not just fix xfire's BE issue instead?
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Re: [Soldat Portal] A Soldat messenger ?
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2009, 11:20:46 pm »
I think a messenger would be quite cool. A way to tie it into everything would be very cool. I deffinatly think something easier then the PM system would be nice. F12.
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Re: [Soldat Portal] A Soldat messenger ?
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2009, 12:56:45 am »
Well first of all.. you should stick with 2, maximum 3 options for vote. Yes, No and Other. More is confusing. That's why I didn't vote.



Anyway.. It all depends for what purpose the messenger is intended. If "just to chat" - then it'll fail for exactly the same reason why lobby chat failed - people run Soldat to play, not to chat with random people.

In that case I think messenger should be made for those who need to communicate in order to play - by that I mean contacting friends or clanmates in order to play a match with just them.
A simple IRC client would be perfect for clan channels or for a way to quickly contact admins of certain servers, play gathers, etc.

Why XFire and separate IRC clients aren't a solution - because different people like different programs and dont want to trash up their computer with other clients. But if there is some kind of client already in Soldat - it gives everyone an easy way of contacting each other without any extra programs.

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Re: [Soldat Portal] A Soldat messenger ?
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2009, 03:00:32 pm »
"Soldat, the new interactive chat client!"

;_; OH GOD NO. NO NOOOO.