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# 1 What is a zone? (Chat)
02-13-2010, 01:31 PM
Is it an instance of the sector bloc?
How can you find out what "zone" you are in without having to ask someone else to tell you what they see when you type?

Thanks
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# 2
02-13-2010, 01:33 PM
yes, its the instance you are in....

You can info yourself or someone nearby to see what instance you are in
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# 3
02-13-2010, 01:34 PM
Zones are instances yes.. I'm not entirely certain how to tell which one you're in unless you are in a Fleet. (The fleet window will tell you which instance you are in)
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# 4
02-13-2010, 01:46 PM
Is the instance by sector, block sector or the whole galaxy?
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# 5
02-13-2010, 01:49 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stefx73 View Post
Is the instance by sector, block sector or the whole galaxy?
There are a couple levels of "zone" you actually access, depending on where you are:

Each sector block has it's own "zone" chat, which disregards instance numbers. There's also a "local" which is just the instance you're in.

Each system also has it's own "zone" and "local" - though what local means in a system instance is open to debate.

AFAIK there ins't any "gamewide" zone chat - it's all tied to instances.
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# 6
02-13-2010, 02:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stefx73 View Post
Is the instance by sector, block sector or the whole galaxy?
instance is the map area your in which is also refered to as zone there are multiple zones or instances housing the same map area, there maybe as few as two or three zones\instances per area depending on the number of players accessing the same area.

each area or map has its own zone chat. sector space or system space and planet or starbase each has its own map which has its own zone chat.

zone chat only displays chat for the zone\instance in it dosent display chat from any surrounding zones or other regions

zone chat channel speaks to all zones\instances for the map area your currently in regardless of how many there are
local chat channel speaks only to the zone\instance your currently in not any other zones that may exist for your current area


iirc you can see which zone your in in your character info also when you click on the change zone either from the map or the location title above the minimap\radar

Quote:
Originally Posted by Callasan View Post
AFAIK there ins't any "gamewide" zone chat - it's all tied to instances.
ive not heard of any gamewide chat channels, only ones that may exists are user created channels

other than that the fleet channel reaches server wide but only for your fleet
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# 7
02-13-2010, 03:58 PM
Thanks for the explanations

Yeah when you click on the system name jsut above the minimap, there's a list of instances with a number. I guess the zone # is from the instance #.
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# 8
02-13-2010, 04:13 PM
zone is just another name for instance, theyre basicly the same thing

if you select another zone it will beam you into the other identical zone at the arrival point... only difference is the players youll see

if you attempt to change zone halfway through a mission it will reset the mission
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