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Posted by Donsmythe at May 11, 2008 11:54:48 PM
Chat substitution variables
Searching didn't turn this idea up, so hopefully it's a new suggestion....

Now that we can use function keys to send customizable chat messages, it would be nice to be able to have a few substitutions available. The most obvious one would be $island$, which would be replace with the island your pirate is standing on (or, if on a ship, it would give the island the ship is docked at or closest to). Then you could have a hotkey for a message like:

Skellies on $island$

And, for example, if you are standing on Durian, it would automatically become "Skellies on Durian". In the same vein, $scene$ could be handy too, to identify your current location, be it a shop, house, ship, etc.

Another example might be $lasttell$ which could insert the name of the pirate you most recently sent a tell to... "I'm in tells with $lasttell$ at the moment"....

Or $lastshout$ to give the pirate name of the person who most recently shouted something. ("Please shut up, $lastshout$!")

I'm sure other substitutions might make sense; if anyone wants to suggest more, feel free.

It may make sense to even allow substitutions like these to be used in normal chat and not just hot keyed messages.

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