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Would you use constellations and regional chat channels?

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Nicola Romanoff
United Stellar Federation
The Rogue University
#1 - 2017-04-03 14:36:25 UTC
These channels are already there (well were when I checked a little while back) but they are not used at all. But I think that they possibly have their uses.

- maybe as a local intel for null or low sec groups to report hostiles (I know these entities generally have their own intel channels)
- You could be chatting to someone in local and have to move systems

Or there could be a number of other reaons to use them. I guess that any trade hubs would need to be special snowflakes and removed from the list. And as I write this I am think that the regional one at list might resemble Jita on it "best" day but do you think it is something you would use and if so what kinds of things could you forsee it being used for?
Lulu Lunette
Savage Moon Society
#2 - 2017-04-03 16:27:17 UTC
I've heard advice before to use constellation chat like a bigger local. Depending on your location, can get up to like 3 jumps warning that scouts are on their way so you can get your carrier docked.

@lunettelulu7

Matthias Ancaladron
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#3 - 2017-04-03 19:37:57 UTC
Lulu Lunette wrote:
I've heard advice before to use constellation chat like a bigger local. Depending on your location, can get up to like 3 jumps warning that scouts are on their way so you can get your carrier docked.

I considered this once but I'd have to look up every constellation whenever I move around.

I hope just want an active chat to have people to talk to
Piugattuk
Lone Star Warriors
Evictus.
#4 - 2017-04-03 19:54:15 UTC
Problem with this is there will be those feeding misinformation having the opposite effect.
Mr Epeen
It's All About Me
#5 - 2017-04-03 19:55:47 UTC
I've often thought over the years that in null it would make the game more fun and open up more options for interesting game strategies to scrap local altogether, but keep constellation chat.

My thinking on this is that we already have a tool for gathering local intel. Scanning. Chat should be for chat and local is not used for that purpose. It's used to instantly see who's in system.

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Trevor Dalech
Nobody in Local
Of Sound Mind
#6 - 2017-04-03 20:44:20 UTC
Mr Epeen wrote:
I've often thought over the years that in null it would make the game more fun and open up more options for interesting game strategies to scrap local altogether, but keep constellation chat.

Mr Epeen Cool


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Conrad Makbure
Trident Expedition
#7 - 2017-04-03 23:44:55 UTC
Matthias Ancaladron wrote:
Lulu Lunette wrote:
I've heard advice before to use constellation chat like a bigger local. Depending on your location, can get up to like 3 jumps warning that scouts are on their way so you can get your carrier docked.

I considered this once but I'd have to look up every constellation whenever I move around.

I hope just want an active chat to have people to talk to



It would be better if the constellation auto-changed to the constellation you're in, similar to local. I actually like that idea, with the full deletion of local chat.

I haven't used constellation chat in a while, but is it a chat that only shows you in the side bar if you actually post something? That makes it worth it right there.
Steve Ronuken
Fuzzwork Enterprises
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#8 - 2017-04-04 01:24:49 UTC
Conrad Makbure wrote:
Matthias Ancaladron wrote:
Lulu Lunette wrote:
I've heard advice before to use constellation chat like a bigger local. Depending on your location, can get up to like 3 jumps warning that scouts are on their way so you can get your carrier docked.

I considered this once but I'd have to look up every constellation whenever I move around.

I hope just want an active chat to have people to talk to



It would be better if the constellation auto-changed to the constellation you're in, similar to local. I actually like that idea, with the full deletion of local chat.

I haven't used constellation chat in a while, but is it a chat that only shows you in the side bar if you actually post something? That makes it worth it right there.



Constellation chat is like local, but doesn't show you unless you speak. Ditto with Region. If you're in Constellation, it's automatically the constellation you're in. You don't need to search for it.

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mkint
#9 - 2017-04-04 01:45:37 UTC
Both constellation and region are "recent speakers only". Region closes itself every time you session change, I assume constellation does too. That alone makes them broken. If that was fixed, I'd imagine both could be pretty fun channels, but as it is, nope. I'd love if a CCPer could get us some usage data on those channels.

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Matthias Ancaladron
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#10 - 2017-04-04 04:56:27 UTC
Steve Ronuken wrote:
Conrad Makbure wrote:
Matthias Ancaladron wrote:
Lulu Lunette wrote:
I've heard advice before to use constellation chat like a bigger local. Depending on your location, can get up to like 3 jumps warning that scouts are on their way so you can get your carrier docked.

I considered this once but I'd have to look up every constellation whenever I move around.

I hope just want an active chat to have people to talk to



It would be better if the constellation auto-changed to the constellation you're in, similar to local. I actually like that idea, with the full deletion of local chat.

I haven't used constellation chat in a while, but is it a chat that only shows you in the side bar if you actually post something? That makes it worth it right there.



Constellation chat is like local, but doesn't show you unless you speak. Ditto with Region. If you're in Constellation, it's automatically the constellation you're in. You don't need to search for it.

Thats dumb. Ive never actually gone in cause I never see people inside it. And because I'm on a laptop screen with 90% scaling theres not much room for me to keep lots of channels open like I'd like to so its just eliminated by priority. It's not open by default so why hide names when the only way to get in the channel is to actively seek it out.

While we're at it Id like to be able to close alliance chat too but I can only separate and minimize it every time I log in.
Netan MalDoran
Deliverance.
Ocularis Inferno
#11 - 2017-04-04 05:23:06 UTC
Matthias Ancaladron wrote:
Lulu Lunette wrote:
I've heard advice before to use constellation chat like a bigger local. Depending on your location, can get up to like 3 jumps warning that scouts are on their way so you can get your carrier docked.

I considered this once but I'd have to look up every constellation whenever I move around.

I hope just want an active chat to have people to talk to


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DragonHelm III
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#12 - 2017-04-04 07:54:02 UTC
Constellation and region chat are a nice idea but a waste of time due to anyone being able to use it. It's not an Intel channel if everyone can use it.

High sec maybe has a use for them but null not a chance
sero Hita
Science and Trade Institute
Caldari State
#13 - 2017-04-04 08:17:59 UTC
Mr Epeen wrote:
I've often thought over the years that in null it would make the game more fun and open up more options for interesting game strategies to scrap local altogether, but keep constellation chat.

My thinking on this is that we already have a tool for gathering local intel. Scanning. Chat should be for chat and local is not used for that purpose. It's used to instantly see who's in system.

Mr Epeen Cool


Speak for yourself.

The members of my alliance and I often use the local chat for chatting. You are aware that not everyone is in the same corp right and hence can't chat without having to open private conversations, which fastly gets out of hand if you have more going?

Local is a nice way to communicate with frenemies who live in the same system as you, or arrange fights at the sun, giving feedback after a fight or trash talk someone who just whelped a fleet. Just because you don't use it for chatting doesn't mean that nobody else does.

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Nicola Romanoff
United Stellar Federation
The Rogue University
#14 - 2017-04-04 08:34:14 UTC
Someone mentioned getting data on the usage of those channels from CCP, that's a good idea I htink, how can we go about requesting that?

If they close after a session change then that needs to be fixed but I think that I will open up both channels when I am online tonight and see what happens. I am currently in Metropolis region if anyone else is about down there.
Nicola Romanoff
United Stellar Federation
The Rogue University
#15 - 2017-04-04 20:04:15 UTC
No One answering in "metropolis" regional channel tonight :) I guess it just plain isn't used (I know basing this on one region is bad)