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Posted by jenn_8811 at Dec 9, 2006 9:46:51 PM
Adding Shortkeys for Greeters?
As a greeter, the shortkey list has become my friend, and I use it constantly. As such, I am still getting asked questions that have no shortkey for them, and it would be super handy if we, as greeters, can make suggestions for adding shortkeys to the list. Also, most importantly, I guess this is to ask if we can see if it is possible to add them in general...

2 of my most frequently asked questions with no shortkey:

"Why is your name pink?"
"How can I get a pet?"

Greeters feel free to add your most frequently asked questions as well.

Im not 100% sure I posted this in the right forum, but I felt this was as close as I could get to the right one.
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Posted by Faulkston at Dec 9, 2006 10:25:22 PM
Re: Adding Shortkeys for Greeters?
Someone requested a shortkey to explain name colors in this thread:
http://forums.puzzlepirates.com/community/mvnforum/viewthread?thread=52057

Such a shortkey apparently exists but is disabled due to the line length restriction on mogrifications (i.e. text substitution).

As for pets aside from the free pet rat, faqpshop could be used to direct greenies to the palace shoppe, although it is a generic message and not specifically about pets.

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Posted by CKShinrai at Dec 9, 2006 10:47:08 PM
Re: Adding Shortkeys for Greeters?
 
Such a shortkey apparently exists but is disabled due to the line length restriction on mogrifications (i.e. text substitution).


The ones that don't fit are pretty damned useful, too. I don't understand why there can't just be an exception coded for them.
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Posted by IantheKorean at Dec 9, 2006 10:54:23 PM
Re: Adding Shortkeys for Greeters?
Or just reword the long ones.

Posted by starrarose at Dec 10, 2006 2:50:24 AM
Re: Adding Shortkeys for Greeters?
 
Greeters feel free to add your most frequently asked questions as well.


Q: "How can I make the red boxes stop? They're annoying"
A: "Unfortunately the only ay to make all of them stop is time. You need to not have a green name to make them stop, but then you lose access to the button that you used to get hold of me to ask me as well."

~Phoenix
Pointing out another problem
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Posted by KingOfZeal at Dec 10, 2006 6:40:54 AM
Re: Adding Shortkeys for Greeters?
 
 
Greeters feel free to add your most frequently asked questions as well.


Q: "How can I make the red boxes stop? They're annoying"
A: "Unfortunately the only ay to make all of them stop is time. You need to not have a green name to make them stop, but then you lose access to the button that you used to get hold of me to ask me as well."

~Phoenix
Pointing out another problem


Red boxes? Am I missing something again?

I was a greenie so long ago... I don't remember anything like this, nor have I gotten any questions remotely like this.
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Posted by fanta at Dec 10, 2006 6:55:52 AM
Re: Adding Shortkeys for Greeters?
 
 
 
Greeters feel free to add your most frequently asked questions as well.


Q: "How can I make the red boxes stop? They're annoying"
A: "Unfortunately the only ay to make all of them stop is time. You need to not have a green name to make them stop, but then you lose access to the button that you used to get hold of me to ask me as well."

~Phoenix
Pointing out another problem


Red boxes? Am I missing something again?

I was a greenie so long ago... I don't remember anything like this, nor have I gotten any questions remotely like this.


Greenie broadcasts. And the fact that some people broadcast way to often, sitting around timing when it's allowed to do another one. Forgetting that the required time between broadcasts is a minimum and doesn't mean there should be one that often, and that less is better.
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Posted by jenn_8811 at Dec 10, 2006 1:06:40 PM
Re: Adding Shortkeys for Greeters?
 

As for pets aside from the free pet rat, faqpshop could be used to direct greenies to the palace shoppe, although it is a generic message and not specifically about pets.


Well, even then, a shortkey about the free pet rat would be nice. I think for greenies, as new as they are to the game, giving them the details about what they ask for would be a nice shortkey.

More questions Ive been asked often that just came to me:

"What do missions do?/What are missions?"
When seeing pets on the dock of a given island: "Are these pets mine?" Course, I say no, then it begins a flurry of questions
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Posted by ponytailguy at Dec 10, 2006 2:20:21 PM
Re: Adding Shortkeys for Greeters?
Q: "Where's my rat/pet?"
A: "Only the governor's pets show up outside on an island, and only the owner's pets show up at the inn. In the case of other shoppes, stalls, houses, ships, and so on, it's up to the owner if they want to have pets visible or not."
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Posted by bonjella at May 30, 2007 10:33:29 AM
Re: Adding Shortkeys for Greeters?
In the greeter FAQ it lists a transmog for teaming, but it's too long for the chat box - I propose this:

Swordfighting is most effective when you team on your opponents in 2s or 3s. To target an opponent click their face on the right. The dots indicate how many pirates are already targeting. Choose your target to form teams


Original:

* faqteam - Swordfighting is most effective when you team up upon your opponents, with three pirates on your side attacking one pirate on the other side. To target an opponent, click his/her face on the right. You'll notice a series of dots indicating how many pirates are already targeting that opponent - choose your target so that you form a team of three.

Thoughts?

Amy
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Posted by Spiritsoar at May 30, 2007 2:22:29 PM
Re: Adding Shortkeys for Greeters?
 
In the greeter FAQ it lists a transmog for teaming, but it's too long for the chat box - I propose this:

Swordfighting is most effective when you team on your opponents in 2s or 3s. To target an opponent click their face on the right. The dots indicate how many pirates are already targeting. Choose your target to form teams


Original:

* faqteam - Swordfighting is most effective when you team up upon your opponents, with three pirates on your side attacking one pirate on the other side. To target an opponent, click his/her face on the right. You'll notice a series of dots indicating how many pirates are already targeting that opponent - choose your target so that you form a team of three.

Thoughts?

Amy


These are the two I use via Quartermaster Autochat:

/vessel The pirate you are fighting is highlighted in white. If the pirate you are fighting has one dot beside or more than 3, move to (click on) a different pirate to fight.

/vessel The pirate you are fighting is highlighted in white. If the pirate you are fighting has less than 3 dots beside or more than 5, move to (click on) a different pirate to fight. (Rumble)

These both fit within one message

On that note, if you're capable of using QM2, it makes 24 extra shortkeys avaliable, which are easily programmable to answer any question you get frequently. I also think that these are much more versitile than shortkeys for certain situations like this one, as targeting techniques are particular to different COs, and it is unlikely that OOO would ever endorse one preference by coding it into a shortkey.
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Posted by Icadhore at Jun 25, 2007 7:00:15 AM
Re: Adding Shortkeys for Greeters?
Q: Can you give me money?
A: No, ye have to earn it like everybody else.
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Posted by SiriusKase at Dec 17, 2007 9:35:19 AM
Re: Adding Shortkeys for Greeters?
I like the wiki and frequently suggest that greeters/greenies/others get familiar with it. But, it it time consuming to type in the link. I suggest that someone create a shortkey, "faqwiki", that would be similar to "faqtos". I suggest that the the replacement text be:
 
This topic is discussed in the Puzzle Pirates wiki,
the YYPedia: http://yppedia.puzzlepirates.com/

Notice that this redirects to http://yppedia.puzzlepirates.com/Main_Page, unless you immediately type a key word such as "Missions" or "Greeter" or anything else that's in the YYPedia.
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Posted by ennairrek at Dec 28, 2008 12:07:26 PM
Re: Adding Shortkeys for Greeters?
Alot of Greenies ask me:

Q: How much is a Subscription in English Pounds?

and

alot of them ask me When the free days for games are and personally i was a sub about a week after starting so ive never really needed to know these things.
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Posted by LESkids at Mar 16, 2009 7:51:40 PM
Re: Adding Shortkeys for Greeters?
Ive Been a greeter for the last year and a half but...

Either no greenies ask me anything (well maybe one question a week)

Or... i dont know what to say. (and 'yes' i use the short keys) what should i do?
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Posted by emerson at Mar 16, 2009 10:20:35 PM
Re: Adding Shortkeys for Greeters?
I do not understand your question.

Emerson,
I mean the question in the above post, not "Use 'I do not understand the question' as your response."
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