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I would love to see:

1) A feature were you can 'ping' other players with a sound while their game is alt-tabbed. Or, a sound when a new game is hosted. I don't like sitting in the lobby and wait for players to join / games to be hosted.

2) A way to chat in the lobby + hosted game

Thanks,

0AD rocks!

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2) A way to chat in the lobby + hosted game

Thanks,

0AD rocks!

Are you saying you want a way to chat that is displayed at the same time in both lobby, match setup and during the actual game (or at least the first two)? Do you have any ideas for how it would best be displayed/work? To me it seems a bit difficult to do well as there might be things discussed in the match setup which wouldn't make sense for other players to see etc.

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Hi,

Sorry i will clarify. I meant:

2) To be able to chat in the multiplayer lobby while I am in the match setup screen (or to switch between the two chats). Sometimes when I am in the match setup, I would also like to be apart of the lobby discussion :)

Thanks!

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Enabling lobby chat in the hosting screen isn't that difficult from a technical pov. It's just boringly copy-pasting the right parts from the right files into the right files, coming up with a clear UI (so new players don't accidentaly use the wrong chat), and editing a few parameters. Lobby chats are already received when you're hosting or joining a game, but they're just ignored by the UI.

And I agree that it would be handy, a lot more handy than a sound (but maybe that's because I always have my computer muted unless when I need sound).

In any case, you're welcom to try to implement it, it's a feasible challenge if you ask me.

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Not really, you could just do as starcraft 2 does it. Have it be a dropdown box chat.
Private messages could be implemented this way as well.

Starcraft Example:
http://i.imgur.com/zaiEhpN.png

http://i.imgur.com/zhBMB6g.png

Edit: i rushed a little practical example of how it would look ingame.

http://i.imgur.com/RyFvbkU.png

http://i.imgur.com/wjfuno9.png

I used ingame art from the lobby and the welcome screen, they slide well together, i must admit. :o

Even if the black they use, isn't the same kind of black.

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