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Structure idea: Message buoy (or broadcasting beacon, whatever)

Somal Thunder
#1 - 2016-04-04 22:43:36 UTC  |  Edited by: Somal Thunder
Broadcasting Beacon

  • Can be deployed either in sov space or anywhere, both are cool in their own ways
  • Is basically a "contact list" structure that transmits a message to people in local upon entering
  • (example: "Attention: You are entering Providence, NRDS is in effect, be advised.")
  • The message that is sent depends on the standing with the structure owner or the structure's custom standings list
  • This could also be an upgrade for another structure, such as the anticipated space billboards

Message format:
Messages should not create windows, I would vote for a message in local, kind of like a MOTD for your local channel, except it's set at a structure.
Messages might also show up in a format like the "You have entered Caldari Space, criminals are not welcome here!" messages.

TL;DR: Sends messages to people in local based on standings, either a structure of its own or an upgrade for one.
Pleasure Hub Node-514
Pleasure Hub Hotline
#2 - 2016-04-05 01:38:24 UTC
Awesome idea. Could get problematic if multiple messages are transmitted--say Jita market spam.

Possible fixes:
-Beacon shows in overview: player must click on it in space to activate message to local. Beacon still shows up in overview
-Sov controlled broadcast beacons auto-show to local unless service is unchecked in options menu.

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Rivr Luzade
Coreli Corporation
Pandemic Legion
#3 - 2016-04-05 06:26:21 UTC
I guess this is something that the announced Propaganda Nodes will be possible do to either in their initial form or a later iteration of this new structure. It is obviously absolutely essential that these messages do not ever show up as notification window or in the notification feed as it would become very tiresome and outright annoying to fly through someone's space (or even high sec for that matter) and get bombarded with dozens of notifications on every single gate/grid.

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Elyia Suze Nagala
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#4 - 2016-04-05 09:52:48 UTC
Somal Thunder wrote:
Broadcasting Beacon

  • This could also be an upgrade for another structure, such as the anticipated space billboards
  • [/list]

    This ^
    Somal Thunder
    #5 - 2016-04-10 00:30:47 UTC
    Use cases:

    Entering a random Providence system:
    Attention: You are now in CVA space. Please adhere to the NRDS combat protocol.

    Entering a PFR system:
    Welcome to Phoebe Freeport Republic space! Please don't shoot industrial ships or miners.

    Entering Spacetrader Joe's tax haven:
    For all your resupplying needs! Need stuff moved? Join (link to hauling channel) !

    You get the picture...