I saw in a plot abuse thread that someone being accused was totally open to fixing things if contacted.
I know I find it hard to contact people who don’t have mailboxes up.
I’ve long thought that there should be an option when inspecting a plot to “PM plot owner”. Maybe this would fix at least a few of these plot war issues. I know this overlaps with mailboxes but I think this would be a big QoL fix.
And even if they do they might not receive the msg or receive when they are unable to pay attention and then can’t find it next time they think of it (especially happens when doing something intensive, then taking a break by quitting the game and later coming back and, what was that person’s name again? arghhh!)
Yeah the whole issue where the messages either never come or they take like days of days to get to you is definitely an issue I wish we could overcome! I’ve had many instances where someone is talking to me and I respond to them and they never respond back to me for what seems like 2 days I’m like huh?
Last week (I think it was), we were chatting in the game at a shop, and then -to me- it looked like you were just awkwardly just standing there. I was thinking “weird…does he have lag…did he go afk…”. I had no idea you were talking to me, so I said “ttyl” and left. Then awhile after that I got all of your messages. I felt so bad, but I had no idea you had said anything. I guess you couldn’t see my messages either? #feelsbadman lol
Yeah if we could just use beacons to message from then mailbox be not much use. Many games have a /pm or /tell something like that to message other player directly. Not sure if boundless does.
Hmm sounds like the systems for the messaging system wasn’t working right. I know i chatted with you in game yesterday fine it seemed. Ps4 players might have hard time with convo with out a keyboard plugged in. More emote messaging!
For more robust chatting system in mmos, IRC protocol gives alot to channels and groups in our chating system. I guess if anything for revamp is have the current chat system for easy quick chat, and then a full screen ui for more mail look and feel. Then we have players sitting around just messaging in game.
When i 1st saw mailboxes introduced, i thought great! now i have a spot to check for new pm’s coming in. Of course it doesn’t work that way. However it could be used as a 2-way communication device.
it’s a great idea to be able to pm the plot owner through their beacon.