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MetaPrefixes

Post by Rias » Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:39 pm

The new MetaPrefixes option has been added. It's off by default, and can be toggled via the OPTIONS command. If a player turns the option on, it will show that player (but not others) prefixes in front of specific actions like uses of the SAY command, the EMOTE command, and room-to-room movement messaging. This is to aid in setting up handy triggers or plugins or other such stuff. Finally, I can have movement sounds in my soundpack!

Examples:

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emote does a little dance
::EMOTE:: Rias does a little dance.

::MOVEMENT:: Tester arrives from the southeast, carrying a branch.

'#cheerfully Hello there!
::SAY:: You cheerfully exclaim, "Hello there!"

::SAY:: Tester angrily snaps, "Get lost."

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If anyone has any suggestions on what else might have a meta prefix, let me know here.

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Re: MetaPrefixes

Post by Rias » Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:22 pm

MetaPrefixes can now be toggled individually via the METAPREFIXES (or MPF) command. The option is obsolete and has been removed, so people who were using MetaPrefixes before will want to use the new command to enable the ones they want to use.

I've also added the RoomID MetaPrefix option, which will display a room's unique ID on its own line before the name/description/etc. I figure this will be handy for automapping and travel scripts and the like. Do note that some unique circumstances like mazes or other room-based puzzle stuff might have room IDs not show, or show deliberately incorrectly, to prevent meta-ing through said puzzles.

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Re: MetaPrefixes

Post by Lexx416 » Wed May 18, 2022 12:26 pm

Could we get Metaprefixes for the ESP network, please?
"You hear the Woses, the Wild Men of the Woods... Remnants of an older time they be, living few and secretly, wild and wary as beasts."

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Re: MetaPrefixes

Post by Serity » Wed May 18, 2022 12:32 pm

Also, for canned socials in general, please. Whether someone responded in the affirmative or negative because they did 'nod' or 'shake' definitely changes the meaning of the words around it.

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Re: MetaPrefixes

Post by Lexx416 » Wed May 18, 2022 12:37 pm

Serity wrote:
Wed May 18, 2022 12:32 pm
Also, for canned socials in general, please. Whether someone responded in the affirmative or negative because they did 'nod' or 'shake' definitely changes the meaning of the words around it.
I've been pondering this on a few minutes (since it was brought up in #Technical), but I wonder if a way to tag any visible/audible (emotes, says, canned socials, attacks, etc.) output from another entity (maybe limited to JUST people you have remembered/named?) with a MPF would be a clean, alternative way of handling this.

edited to add: I've since pondered on this
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Re: MetaPrefixes

Post by Candelori » Fri May 20, 2022 9:15 am

A metaprefix for death or defeat would be greatly appreciated. Something to the effect of:

::DEFEAT:: A restless skeleton falls to the ground with a clatter, small tendrils of ebon mist rising from the bones.

::DEFEAT:: A rotting raven has been defeated.

::DEFEAT:: A mossy shambler falls into a lifeless heap of broken twigs and dead leaves.
You think to yourself, "I am tempted to henceforth refer to this as the Bicker Board."
You experience a sudden flash of insight, as though you have an increased understanding of who you are.

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Re: MetaPrefixes

Post by Gorth » Fri May 20, 2022 11:30 am

Serity wrote:
Wed May 18, 2022 12:32 pm
Also, for canned socials in general, please. Whether someone responded in the affirmative or negative because they did 'nod' or 'shake' definitely changes the meaning of the words around it.
Not sure how complicated 'MPF's are supposed to be, but how about the following?

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> smile
::SOCIAL{SMILE}:: Maya smiles.

> smile self
::SOCIAL{SMILE}:: Maya smiles quietly to herself.
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We've all made selfish bad decisions
We've all tried dishing out the blame
Convinced ourselves of our own actions
My problem is I'll never change.

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