[Suggestion] Local Chat above characters

  • What I mean with the topic's title is having the localchat appear above the characters for easier communication/roleplay (see picture below).
    It kinda sucks when the server has a lot of players online and the main & Cc chat is being spammed while you are trying to talk with someone via localchat.
    I remember when I used to play MTA in earlier days, some servers had this.

    EDIT: Local chat should show in Main chat and above characters.
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  • one question .. Why?

  • I think I made myself clear.

  • If you are going to vote NO just to vote, at least present me some counter-arguments.

  • Yes, in a crowd of people it's hard to keep track of who's saying what without staring at the chat at all times or missing something out.

    This would make it easier.

  • As said above how you gonna keep track of anything in a SR/BR/JB/LVX/Event , where you got from 10 people to 30 in that area all speaking ?

  • I like the idea. Perhaps if you write /rp how are you it will show both in chat and above your character?

  • @Crash The same way you did before? This addition would make it easier in my opinion.

  • @Tut-Greco Sure, this is more rp-suitable but I also thought it could help localchat communication.

  • I am not saying local chat should disappear from the Chat Box, it should appear in both main chat and above the character like Tut suggested.

  • Imagine having 20 persons in the same local!?
    Also how can this be usefull if you are keeping the LocalChat? I can't see that...
    imagine that you want to take a few screens while you are RPing but you don't want to hide the HUD, in order to post it as it is or you will just cut the screens later.

  • If it's shown for every local message, no. A command to show the text bubble, like Tut suggested, would be better. But what I would prefer instead is an option to toggle the main chat, or every chat other than local. It would be better for RP purposes only being able to see local chat messages and actions in the chat box.

  • A good idea, will also stop people from "sorry I didn't read chat"

  • @Bangas said in [Suggestion] Local Chat above characters:

    Imagine having 20 persons in the same local!?
    Also how can this be usefull if you are keeping the LocalChat? I can't see that...

    That is how most roleplay games out there work, they have local chat both in bubble and chat window.
    As for 20 people talking in local chat, the difference is that you can look over their head and simply read the message. If there are no bubbles you have to read the normal chat window. Now those 20 people are all talking in that chat window, but you are also getting party messages, PM's, CC chat, global, team chat, radio and more, all in that tiny chat box in the corner. Realisitcally, bubbles are easier to keep track of.

    As for screenshots, pretty sure that /showchat could be made to hide the bubbles too.

  • If you manage to success at the voting stage, I'd like to ask for a way to disable it. This can be a wonderful script when you have one or two friends speaking with you. As the others said above, at events or storerobs it would just cover the whole screen.

  • Sure but create a command to able/disable it so you can play with it or not.

    Or maybe add it as an option to M > Settings (mods).

  • @DROT said in [Suggestion] Local Chat above characters:

    @Bangas said in [Suggestion] Local Chat above characters:

    Imagine having 20 persons in the same local!?
    Also how can this be usefull if you are keeping the LocalChat? I can't see that...

    That is how most roleplay games out there work, they have local chat both in bubble and chat window.
    As for 20 people talking in local chat, the difference is that you can look over their head and simply read the message. If there are no bubbles you have to read the normal chat window. Now those 20 people are all talking in that chat window, but you are also getting party messages, PM's, CC chat, global, team chat, radio and more, all in that tiny chat box in the corner. Realisitcally, bubbles are easier to keep track of.

    As for screenshots, pretty sure that /showchat could be made to hide the bubbles too.

    well as the others said above if you are going to do it at least make a command to disable it, there is no reason to complain about if this cmmand gets implemented.

  • Like said above, add the option in the M panel to toggle it On/Off and i'm for it!

  • @Marko Read text under poll bro.

  • A great suggestion I'd like to see this in-game 🙂