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Communication Methods

Discussion in 'OgreMUD' started by Noche, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. Noche

    Noche Don't feed the troll! Ogre Veteran

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    Hey guys, I've been doing some thinking lately (hurrdurr Noche has a brain :smash:) and it seems like one of our biggest problems is proper communication. It's kind of a no-brainer, I know, but we really need an effective way to organize and plan. Quinn and I attempted to outline our ideas in a YWOT map (found here) but it kind of flopped.

    So. Does anyone have any ideas for better communication/planning tools? I for one think real-time chat is pretty effective; however, I don't want to clog the GO chat box with MUDspeak 24/7. I'm personally a fan of xat or scriblink because they both have online whiteboards (scriblink more so) that we can draw on as we talk. Anybody have an opinion on these or an external site in mind, as well as a way we can store our notes and documents?

    >Noche :hz:
     
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    You can use chat for projects if it helps:). It would definitely beat some conversations that are in chat sometimes lol.
     
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    Think our chat could handle it or we could make another attempt at a chat program with different channels.
     
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    Noche Don't feed the troll! Ogre Veteran

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    The only downside to the GO chat is that there isn't really a visual component (online whiteboard, etc.). I'd prefer to have something like that available so that we can do some physical outlining instead of just talking about layouts--when we're planning out towns, dungeons, and other areas it's nice to see where everything is spatially.
     
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    Hmmm, is there a forum plug-in for something like that?
     
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    Noche Don't feed the troll! Ogre Veteran

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    I'm not sure. I know you were testing out a new chat plugin a while back, but other than that, the only thing would be to just use this subforum (which IMO isn't good for the type of conversations we'll be having--live chat would be best but I really don't want to clog up the main chatbox or have random interjections/several conversations going on at once due to other members being on at the same time.)
     
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    That link you showed in chat tonight would help:).
     
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    Noche Don't feed the troll! Ogre Veteran

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    It's actually in the OP. ;)
     
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    Yes, it is:). Still think it should be shared outside of the MUD forum like in Breakfast.
     
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    quinn Starcatcher Ogre Veteran

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    All MUDs have some sort of chat feature, and most have a forum type deal by default as well, so communication once we actually decide and I get the MUD server we want set up can be done inside that. IRC could also be used and set up pretty easily.

    Definitely want to get this working this Summer.
     
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    Of course, there is also an OgreMUD forum here:).
     
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    Would be great if there was a diary of the overall progress of the MUD here.
     
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    We might have to make this a special Event. Also, I could possibly put the MUD on a website to try and help it.
     

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