Re: Admin Ooc/Ic

From: avram (avram@GTE.NET)
Date: 07/09/98

My mud is going to get rid of auction gossip and change holler to make it
like shout.  There will be ways of talking to other people, like there will
be a special item that will let u use a channel to talk to certain people.
shrug I just thought that they were a little out of place my self.
-----Original Message-----
From: Mystra <mystra@FRADVENTURES.COM>
To: <>
Date: Thursday, July 09, 1998 2:01 PM
Subject: Re:  Admin Ooc/Ic

>I just wondered if anyone considered removing all "public" channels from
>mortals?  We were talking about removing tells, gossip, who, where, etc
>and making them only available if a player goes into a special mode that
>is outside of the game.  Those commands arent realistic to the theme we
>are working for at FRA which is TOTALLY RP based and we figured it would
>add a bit of a challenge to the game.  Dunno, any thoughts / ideas?
>On Thu, 9 Jul 1998, Tony Robbins wrote:
>> At 12:53 PM 7/9/98 -0400, you wrote:
>> >I have considered splitting public channels into an OOC/IC type of
>> >but have a feeling that ooc would become gossip, and IC would become
>> >unused.
>> While I _PLAN_ on doing penalty/reward, it would typically be if you play
>> in the role-play environment, you can participate in immort. controlled
>> quests, while maybe those who don't role-play would be penalized there.
>> If you don't want to make OOC like gossip, do something like this.
>> #define a PRF_OOC (rather than no-ooc) in structs.h
>> add the the array in constants.c
>> in interpreter.c, down where there's the send_to_char("Huh?!?\r\n"...),
>> above there
>> * NOTE : complete_cmd_info is if you're using the AEDIT patch.
>> just cmd_info *
>> if (PRF_FLAGGED(ch, PRF_OOC) &&
>> "OOC")) {
>>   send_to_char("You are currently out of character.  Type IC to toggle
>> into character.\r\n", ch);
>>   return;   /* I'm not looking at interp.c right now, *
>>              * so this may not need to be there, I    *
>>              * can't recall how theblock of if checks *
>>              * are set up down there.                 */
>> }
>> Add an SCMD_IC or such to the do_gen_tog part of interpreter.h's subcmds.
>> Add something to interpreter.c like { "ic" , "ic" , do_gen_tog,
>> Modify do_gen_tog in act.?other?.c and have it toggle the PRF_OOC on and
>> Add a new channel (or modify gossip since it would be a very non-RP
>> channel) to send to only those with the OOC flag set.  Matt Roach
>> instructions on adding an IC global channel to the snippets site, so that
>> could be used as a basis if you are not familiar with the code.
>> Anyway, this means that OOC is only valuable when both you and the people
>> you are trying to talk to are set as OOC.  Make the flag appear on who,
>> do something similar to wiznet @ to see who is set OOC.  It'd be easiest
>> duplicate wiznet for a channel like this, but that's cheating.  :P  If a
>> player is flagged OOC, they cannot be attacked, stolen from, etc (if you
>> put in some checks, possibly to get_player_in_list_vis or
>> get_player_vis...), but they can use this out-of-char global channel.
>> Don't let them be hackin' and slashin' and gossip away at the same time.
>> But I ramble.
>> -B.
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