These forums have been archived and are now read-only.

The new forums are live and can be found at https://forums.eveonline.com/

Player Features and Ideas Discussion

 
  • Topic is locked indefinitely.
123Next pageLast page
 

Chat Highlighting (No, not local discussion)

First post
Author
Bumse
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#1 - 2012-04-16 20:02:55 UTC  |  Edited by: Bumse
Hi'yall!

I'm not sure why I haven't suggested this before being a long time IRC-user (e-peen: non-stop since 1993);

Text highlighting, preferably configurable.

Being able to activate highlighting when your nick is in a line of text would be awesome. Tbh, I've missed it from the start but never really been a forum dweller in combination with being lazy.
If there also were some option for this, like text highlight color and (extra) words to trigger highlighting EVE would actually remotely start being as modern as IRC! BlinkBlink ... and ever MOAR awesome than just nick highlighting.

Edit 1: In addition to the actual text highlight, some kind of different channel blink would be nice. Like red flashing blink instead of white ... or pretty much any other color.

Edit 2: Being able to configure what channels highlighting are enabled in would probably be neccessary. Local highlight spam will happen :P. Add this option to right-click on channel name, like the compact member option. Thanks Keksike for this addition.

Edit 3: Option to enable sound when highlighting occurs. Like a small *bing*:ish sound perhaps? Thanks Goldmember for this one.

If needed/wanted I can do a settings and/or chat window mockup, but I guess an actual designer UI-person are 1000x better than me on visualizing this ;)

(Didn't find this in the 10k small things or any of the other linked threads, sry if this is a repost)


EDIT 1: Small update regarding channel blinking
EDIT 2: Addition to proposal regarding enable/disable highlighting, per chat channel
EDIT 3: Optional sound *bing* when highlighting occurs.

Bring EVE into the 21st century, add some basic chat features IRC-clients have had since the beginning of the 1990's. Get proper chat hilighting into EVE! https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=97035

Astroniomix
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#2 - 2012-04-16 21:45:24 UTC
You mean like... adding effects to your text?
Bumse
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#3 - 2012-04-17 07:01:32 UTC
well, not really.
But let's say yes, but in reverse. If someone types either your nick or one of your highlight configurable words that whole sentence/line/text block gets highlighted in a configurable color.
Just to show; screen shot of putty with irssi when somebody types my name on irc:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4170539/irssi_highlight.png

and mIRC highlighting:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4170539/mirc_highlight.png

(yes, it's Swedish Pirate)

Bring EVE into the 21st century, add some basic chat features IRC-clients have had since the beginning of the 1990's. Get proper chat hilighting into EVE! https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=97035

Awatar
Black Flag Operations
#4 - 2012-04-17 08:18:23 UTC
If you for example are stuck in +10 Channels wich alot of people are in this game, a highlight function is crucial unless you want to be stuck browsing thru channels all the time.
Tchulen
Trumpets and Bookmarks
#5 - 2012-04-17 08:28:18 UTC
I totally love this idea.

The number of times I've gone afk for 30 minutes (to eat / cook / work) and come back to a chat window that's a mile long which I have to skim read in case someone tried to talk to me is enormous. Being able to highlight text with my name (or truncated versions of my name) would be truly awesome.

Making it configurable so I can also add in keywords for topics I'm interested in would also be amazing.

Not often I read a genuinely good idea on here. Good on ya.
SpiroTris
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#6 - 2012-04-17 08:39:50 UTC
+1, DO IT! :D
xb04
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#7 - 2012-04-18 08:37:55 UTC
I approve of this message.
Ltd SpacePig
Pandemic Lizards.
Triumvirate.
#8 - 2012-04-18 08:38:52 UTC
+1 to this idea!
Kimpaz
Perkone
Caldari State
#9 - 2012-04-18 09:56:41 UTC
+1
A great idea! I've actually never thought of it.
cneagle
Perkone
Caldari State
#10 - 2012-04-18 12:16:10 UTC
+1 awesome idea
Quade Warren
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#11 - 2012-04-18 16:52:48 UTC
Bumse wrote:
Hi'yall!

I'm not sure why I haven't suggested this before being a long time IRC-user (e-peen: non-stop since 1993);

Text highlighting, preferably configurable.

Being able to activate highlighting when your nick is in a line of text would be awesome. Tbh, I've missed it from the start but never really been a forum dweller in combination with being lazy.
If there also were some option for this, like text highlight color and (extra) words to trigger highlighting EVE would actually remotely start being as modern as IRC! BlinkBlink ... and ever MOAR awesome than just nick highlighting.

In addition to the actual text highlight, some kind of different channel blink would be nice. Like red flashing blink instead of white ... or pretty much any other color.


If needed/wanted I can do a settings and/or chat window mockup, but I guess an actual designer UI-person are 1000x better than me on visualizing this ;)

(Didn't find this in the 10k small things or any of the other linked threads, sry if this is a repost)


EDIT: Small update regarding channel blinking


I always wondered why they never implemented this. It seems pretty standard for chats in general. +1 from me.
Darbai Egao
Black Flag Operations
#12 - 2012-04-18 17:52:19 UTC
i for some reason just cant stop dreaming of this idea finally we will get the POWER to multi channel effectively

Bumse you have my support
Chjna
the Goose Flock
#13 - 2012-04-18 23:40:42 UTC
Don't think there is any nead to discuss why this is wanted, its just a plain improvement in the user interaction field, and shuld be strived for... as long as it don't deviate from the EVE setting to far (pink glowing text with puppies dancing around it)

+1

Remove T2 BPOs

Robert Caldera
Caldera Trading and Investment
#14 - 2012-04-19 13:18:45 UTC
full support for this one.
Little things that make the life much easier.
lady leisure
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#15 - 2012-04-20 09:32:14 UTC
bump for an awesome idea
Bumse
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#16 - 2012-04-23 10:09:44 UTC
bump for moar attention :)

Bring EVE into the 21st century, add some basic chat features IRC-clients have had since the beginning of the 1990's. Get proper chat hilighting into EVE! https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=97035

Caleb Ayrania
TarNec
Invisible Exchequer
#17 - 2012-04-23 11:26:09 UTC
Indeed this.. and as many IRC features possible..

I would really like tab through nicknames with autocomplete like in irc..

Those that dont know what I mean.

If you start writing any characters name, say Bumse here, you would simply writ bu, and then tab through all current users with that in the begining of the name..

It would also be nice with a visual aid to show moderators/operators in channels..

Bumse
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#18 - 2012-04-26 15:39:49 UTC
semi-daily bumpage.

Bring EVE into the 21st century, add some basic chat features IRC-clients have had since the beginning of the 1990's. Get proper chat hilighting into EVE! https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=97035

Caleb Ayrania
TarNec
Invisible Exchequer
#19 - 2012-04-26 20:30:29 UTC
Bumse wrote:
semi-daily bumpage.


Would be nice if the UI team would put this type of thing on the road map as confirmed in the making..

Its been on wishlists since year one. Well anything IRC related..


Kimpaz
Perkone
Caldari State
#20 - 2012-04-29 03:27:08 UTC
*bump*
123Next pageLast page