Author Topic: Shortcuts for targeting your emotes?  (Read 463 times)

CodeMaster

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Shortcuts for targeting your emotes?
« on: April 07, 2018, 01:50:35 PM »
This isn't a call for a code change, but I tweaked my client so that I could write emotes like this instead:

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em nods at Templar then looks at Joe and His bloody sword

Based on capitalization and a little bit of context, that gets turned into:

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em nods at ~Templar then looks at ~Joe and ^Joe bloody sword

Or I put

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em runs past Templar's guards and reaches for Sword

and get

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em runs past %Templar guards and reaches for ~Sword

It's pretty simple and not perfect (it only knows to turn His into ^Joe because that was the last subject it saw).

Does anyone else do things with their client to make it easier to target emotes?  Any ideas on improvements to the above?
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cshoov

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Re: Shortcuts for targeting your emotes?
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2018, 05:16:10 PM »
What happens when you do
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say Have you seen Joe lately?
Do you end up with
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say Have you seen ~Joe lately?
?

CodeMaster

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Re: Shortcuts for targeting your emotes?
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2018, 05:31:08 PM »
What happens when you do
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say Have you seen Joe lately?
Do you end up with
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say Have you seen ~Joe lately?
?

Right now the entire command has to start with "em"
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Lizzie

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Re: Shortcuts for targeting your emotes?
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2018, 06:17:47 PM »
...reaches for Sword...

>The tall man reaches for a sword-carved baobab chest.
>The tall man reaches for his sword-carved jade bracelet.
>The tall man reaches for his wickedly sharp scary-ass sword (during sparring, instead of his dull wooden training sword).
>The tall man reaches for his dull wooden training sword (during actual combat, instead of his wickedly sharp scary-ass sword).

Plus you wouldn't be 'able' to look at the templar, then at Joe, and then back to the templar's bloody sword (in that order). Your options for sentence structure seems to be much more limited this way.
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CodeMaster

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Re: Shortcuts for targeting your emotes?
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2018, 10:10:24 PM »
...reaches for Sword...

>The tall man reaches for a sword-carved baobab chest.
>The tall man reaches for his sword-carved jade bracelet.
>The tall man reaches for his wickedly sharp scary-ass sword (during sparring, instead of his dull wooden training sword).
>The tall man reaches for his dull wooden training sword (during actual combat, instead of his wickedly sharp scary-ass sword).

Plus you wouldn't be 'able' to look at the templar, then at Joe, and then back to the templar's bloody sword (in that order). Your options for sentence structure seems to be much more limited this way.

Yeah, its handling of multiple targets is definitely the largest drawback.  Not sure if I'll stick with it.

Hang in there Joe!!
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