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Add Ringer to the departments

Postby BONERMASTER » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:17 am #571131

It happened to all of us at some point: You went to the science desk, you ask over the radio if somebody is there, and nobody responds. Eventually you break in, only to discover the whole department is swarming with them, each very busy with their important project.

It's not their fault, really. Sometimes you have to focus in on what you are doing, juggling all these windows on your screen, and a simple text over the radio gets lost in the noise of common frequency. That's why we should add a ringer. Make it really loud, so it grabs their attention, and don't put a cooldown on it, so they know when it's really important.


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Re: Add Ringer to the departments

Postby PKPenguin321 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:04 am #571136

Would be cool but would also further devalue holopads
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Re: Add Ringer to the departments

Postby trollbreeder » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:12 am #571137

PKPenguin321 wrote:Would be cool but would also further devalue holopads

Holopads? Who uses holopads?! Nobody here thinks that holopads do anything other than be a way for an AI to show up.
We should move the calling functionality from holopads to telephones, because players will associate telephone with calling other people (because that's what telephones do irl)
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Re: Add Ringer to the departments

Postby Sheodir » Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:35 pm #571147

I just spat out my fucking coffee

I've been playing this game for eons and I never knew holopads had a calling function, I thought they were an AI thing only
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Re: Add Ringer to the departments

Postby trollbreeder » Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:51 pm #571149

Sheodir wrote:I just spat out my fucking coffee

I've been playing this game for eons and I never knew holopads had a calling function, I thought they were an AI thing only

You prove my point.
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Re: Add Ringer to the departments

Postby BeeSting12 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:25 pm #571153

Sheodir wrote:I just spat out my fucking coffee

I've been playing this game for eons and I never knew holopads had a calling function, I thought they were an AI thing only

To be fair it was added recently, within the last year and a half to two years.
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Re: Add Ringer to the departments

Postby Sheodir » Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:46 pm #571156

I feel if this information is more properly signposted somehow (have it as a roundstart tip for a while? Change their name to Holocall Pads?) we wouldn't need these ringers at all.
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Re: Add Ringer to the departments

Postby Space Panda » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:36 pm #571170

leave holopads

add ringers and make them very loud, spammable and indestructible

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Re: Add Ringer to the departments

Postby PKPenguin321 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:37 am #571175

Sheodir wrote:I feel if this information is more properly signposted somehow (have it as a roundstart tip for a while? Change their name to Holocall Pads?) we wouldn't need these ringers at all.

The trick is to initiate the calls yourself, since the receiving holopad makes itself very apparent and will usually prompt a bystander to pick it up.
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Re: Add Ringer to the departments

Postby Armhulen » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:52 am #571176

We should have a holocaller room on every map full of holopads for people to use
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Re: Add Ringer to the departments

Postby Sheodir » Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:45 am #571179

PKPenguin321 wrote:
Sheodir wrote:I feel if this information is more properly signposted somehow (have it as a roundstart tip for a while? Change their name to Holocall Pads?) we wouldn't need these ringers at all.

The trick is to initiate the calls yourself, since the receiving holopad makes itself very apparent and will usually prompt a bystander to pick it up.

Wasn't what I meant - moreso that people don't seem to know this is a feature of holopads at all, at least in my case. People should be alerted to this!
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Re: Add Ringer to the departments

Postby cedarbridge » Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:36 am #571182

Holopads tend to get used when the station is fairly fucked and people need a semi-secret robustman's trick to communicate across distances or with the AI.

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Re: Add Ringer to the departments

Postby oranges » Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:51 am #571384

Holopads are supposed to make a ringing noise when they get called too.

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Re: Add Ringer to the departments

Postby Tlaltecuhtli » Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:57 am #571387

u can use the "request console" to paste wgw on the respective department radios, maybe map them outside sci? ringers seem unneeded when there are like 6 other methods to ask for someone to show up

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Re: Add Ringer to the departments

Postby Flatulent » Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:25 am #571393

cedarbridge wrote:Holopads tend to get used when the station is fairly fucked and people need a semi-secret robustman's trick to communicate across distances or with the AI.

what is private frequency for radio
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Re: Add Ringer to the departments

Postby cacogen » Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:00 am #571528

Maybe they are deliberately ignoring you. Either way don't make it spammable. Definitely give it a cooldown.

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Re: Add Ringer to the departments

Postby cedarbridge » Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:21 pm #571821

Flatulent wrote:
cedarbridge wrote:Holopads tend to get used when the station is fairly fucked and people need a semi-secret robustman's trick to communicate across distances or with the AI.

what is private frequency for radio

Something that doesn't work when the station is primo fucked and comms are bombed/singulo'd/deconstructed.

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Re: Add Ringer to the departments

Postby Cobby » Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:30 pm #571995

Use the request console on the wall
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Re: Add Ringer to the departments

Postby Jack7D1 » Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:50 pm #571997

The request consoles is inside their department.
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Re: Add Ringer to the departments

Postby Flatulent » Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:50 pm #572016

cedarbridge wrote:
Flatulent wrote:
cedarbridge wrote:Holopads tend to get used when the station is fairly fucked and people need a semi-secret robustman's trick to communicate across distances or with the AI.

what is private frequency for radio

Something that doesn't work when the station is primo fucked and comms are bombed/singulo'd/deconstructed.

except it fucking does
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