Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
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Hello again everyone!

Judging by the responses to my help in-game and because I know many players may not have played a MMO before this, I have decided to make a basic guide to using Chat in STO.

Originally I thought I would do this with text alone, but I found it was far easier to explain things with pictures. I have therefor created a Chat Guide album on my photobucket account. I'd like to have used their slideshow tool, but it's too limiting.

Click here to go to the album.

Or click on the following links to open each page directly.

Page 1
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
Page 5
Page 6
Page 7
Page 8
Page 9
Page 10
Page 11
Page 12
Page 13
Page 14
Page 15
Page 16
Page 17

Enjoy!


Lt. Commander
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# 2
09-10-2010, 04:27 PM
This is very cool man. Too bad we can't make it apart of the game to help introduce players a bit more. Or at least do a little audio with it. Anyway Great job.
Lt. Commander
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# 3
09-11-2010, 07:36 AM
Nicely done good sir, nicely done indeed.
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# 4
09-11-2010, 09:25 AM
I don't know if you mentioned it in there, but you can respond to the last person who private messaged you by pressing backspace.

Also there's an even shorter shortcut for emotes - semicolon.

You can just type:
;sit
instead of /e sit for the sit emote.
Lt. Commander
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# 5
09-11-2010, 10:04 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Galactrix View Post
I don't know if you mentioned it in there, but you can respond to the last person who private messaged you by pressing backspace.

Also there's an even shorter shortcut for emotes - semicolon.

You can just type:
;sit
instead of /e sit for the sit emote.
Neat! That's really handy, thanks!
Lt. Commander
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Posts: 120
# 6
09-11-2010, 01:13 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Galactrix View Post
I don't know if you mentioned it in there, but you can respond to the last person who private messaged you by pressing backspace.

Also there's an even shorter shortcut for emotes - semicolon.

You can just type:
;sit
instead of /e sit for the sit emote.
Thank you for mentioning those. I'll add them to the guide as soon as I can.

Lt. Commander
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# 7
09-13-2010, 11:21 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackavaar View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Galactrix View Post
I don't know if you mentioned it in there, but you can respond to the last person who private messaged you by pressing backspace.

Also there's an even shorter shortcut for emotes - semicolon.

You can just type:
;sit
instead of /e sit for the sit emote.
Thank you for mentioning those. I'll add them to the guide as soon as I can.

The relevant pages have been updated.
Again thank you for pointing out this oversight.


Lt. Commander
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Posts: 120
# 8
09-13-2010, 01:11 PM
A PDF or maybe a publicly available Google Doc (they have a Presentation option that's like Power Point) would probably be easier to use for something like this.

EDIT: You should then be able to do stuff like make actual links in the document too, so you don't have an image that you can't click on or select text from, making it far easier to open the links you provided.

EDIT 2:You didn't mention how to disable the Profanity filter?
Lt. Commander
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# 9
09-14-2010, 06:13 AM
Very helpful and well put-together. Blackavaar, you are truly a credit to the STO community.
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# 10
09-14-2010, 10:37 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Niles_Draconia
This is very cool man. Too bad we can't make it apart of the game to help introduce players a bit more. Or at least do a little audio with it. Anyway Great job.
Quote:
Originally Posted by jennjahn View Post
Nicely done good sir, nicely done indeed.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Naju View Post
Very helpful and well put-together. Blackavaar, you are truly a credit to the STO community.
Thank you all very much!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Malcivious
A PDF or maybe a publicly available Google Doc (they have a Presentation option that's like Power Point) would probably be easier to use for something like this.

EDIT: You should then be able to do stuff like make actual links in the document too, so you don't have an image that you can't click on or select text from, making it far easier to open the links you provided.

EDIT 2:You didn't mention how to disable the Profanity filter?
I agree that another display might be more user friendly, but it would make it harder to go back and fix problems. Once I am sure that all the problems have been worked out and have the time to do so, I will look into making a more sleek presentation.

And the Profanity Filter was deliberately not mentioned. Younger folks may be reading this. Adults should be able to figure it out themselves.


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