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Episode 2.5 Update- Phrased chat option

Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:42 am
by WQ Coordinator
Hello, all. I figured it was about time to give you a bigger update on episode 2.5, now that we've made a big decision. Since we created multiplayer, we've always had the idea to potentially add a phrased/canned chat system to increase internet safety and decrease the problems of people being inappropriate. So we decided to finally add this system as a chat option in 2.5. We're planning on allowing multiplayer hosts will have the option to host a game with a lexicon chat, phrased chat, or no chat. Again, at this time, this is the host's choice, not a requirement. We realize not everyone will use this option, and in fact, it could be that no one uses this option. But it will be nice to have as something available for people who are worried about internet safety.

Something else we've decided to add, which has been long discussed on the forums and should have been in the original game, is an in-game list of rules. The current list can be found in the WolfQuest FAQ (Multiplayer section), and that's probably the list we'll end up using, perhaps with a couple small tweaks. Because the rules will be more clear, I will also consider putting some words back into the lexicon (like eight, make, and ate). If the rules are clear and everyone has to read them before playing, they should be able to better understand what is and isn't allowed, and realize that if they choose to use these words in ways we don't want them to, they will most likely be permanently banned from WolfQuest. We think this is a very good compromise, and are hoping it will work out well.

So back to the phrased chat. We need your help in coming up with the final list of phrases people can use to chat in multiplayer games. We are envisioning it to look like the current chat box, with categories of phrases on the left and phrases shown from the chosen category on the right. (I'll try to get a mock picture of this for you all so you can see what we're hoping it will look like.) We are most likely limited to 10 categories and 10-15 phrases in each category, and we'd love to hear your opinions on what you think should be included.

Final List Draft 2/20/11
Greetings
• Hello.
• Hello there.
• Hello, I’m new here.
• Hi!
• Hiya!
• Hey!
• Welcome.
• Welcome back.
• Nice to see you again!
• How are you?

General Responses
• Yes.
• No.
• :)
• :(
• I’m sorry.
• Great!
• Good.
• Okay.
• Thank you.
• You’re welcome.
• Yeah, sure.
• Of course.
• No thanks.
• Nevermind.
• Nothing.
• I guess so.
• Hehehe.
• Hang on.
• Hmmm…
• …

General Questions
• How are you?
• What’s up?
• Are you okay?
• Are you ready?
• Hello?
• Are you still there?
• What?
• Where?
• Where are you going?
• Really?
• Please?

Exclamations
• Yay!
• Woohoo!
• Way to go!
• Excellent!
• Awesome!
• Congratulations!
• Thanks!
• No problem!
• Good team work!
• Heehee, that’s funny!
• Let’s howl!
• Let’s rally!
• Okay, go!
• Run!
• Look out!
• Oh no!
• Yikes!
• Oops!
• I need help!
• Aww!
• That was fun!

Hunting/Eating
• Want to hunt?
• Let’s go after a
• Let’s catch a
• Let’s find a
• I am low on health.
• I’m hurt!
• I need to catch up!
• It’s getting away!
• We almost got it!
• I found the scent!
• Who wants food?
• I’m hungry!

Animals
• wolf.
• stranger wolf.
• pup.
• cow elk.
• bull elk.
• grizzly bear.
• carcass.
• coyote.
• raven.
• cow.
• fish.

Places

• Amethyst Mountain.
• Slough Creek.
• Water.
• tree.
• den.
• forest.
• overlook.
• creek.
• plain.
• ridge.
• meadows.
• cliffs.
• sandbar.
• oxbow.
• territory.

Exploring
• Let’s go to
• Let’s look for
• Let’s find
• Can you find
• I need to find
• What’s over there?
• Where do you want to go?
• Look at this!
• Hmm, what’s this?
• Over there!
• Follow me.
• I found it!

Friends
• Want to be friends?
• Let’s be friends!
• Have we met before?
• I’m glad I met you!
• Hope to see you again!
• Let’s make a private game.
• Want to join my pack?
• Can I join your pack?
• I’ll message you on the WolfQuest forums.
• Will you message me on the WolfQuest forums?
• I’m starting a new game- want to join me?
• [Host name]
• [Player #1 name]
• [Player #2 name]
• [Player #3 name]
• [Player #4 name]

Games
• Want to play hide and seek?
• I will seek and you hide.
• I would like to hide.
• I see you!
• You found me!
• Want to race?
• Can’t catch me!
• Want to play tag?
• I’m it!
• Not it!
• Tag! You’re it!
• Follow the leader!
• I’m the leader!
• No name tags or map!
• Your turn.
• Wait up!
• I win!
• You win!
• Go!
• Start over.
• Good game!
• Let’s play something else.

Technical/Help
• The WolfQuest Community Forums website is www.wolfquest.org/bb.
• Help!
• Look in the WolfQuest FAQ if you have questions.
• I’m glitching.
• Press "Q" to run fast!
• Press the spacebar!
• Press "O" to change camera mode and [ or ] to rotate!
• Press "M" for the map.
• Press “N” for nametags.
• Press "H" to start a rally!
• My game crashed.
• I was disconnected.

Partings
• Good bye.
• Bye!
• I have to go.
• Be right back.
• Seeya!
• Later!
• I will be on tomorrow.
• Farewell!
• Take care!
• Have a nice day!
• Thanks for joining!


Below is a list I've created based on moderators' and other forum members' suggested lists (thanks, Shusuke & co.!). Because we have a limited amount of space, I'd like you all to not just suggest phrases and/or changes to the topic names, but also discuss why specific phrases should or should not be included. It's okay to end up with more than 15 phrases in each category- the WolfQuest Team will narrow it down before it's actually implemented into the game, based on what you discuss on this thread and what we'd like to see in the game. If you're willing to help, please read through this list and comment below.

Full suggestion list
Greetings
  • • Hello.
    • Hi!
    • Hey.
    • Welcome.
    • Welcome back.
    • How are you?

    • Greetings
    • Hey there!
    • Howdy
    • Hello there
    • Sup
    • Hey there
    • Hallo
    • Nice to see you again!
    • Hiya!
    • Hola
    • Hello there, comrade!
    • Hello Friend!
    • Hi everyone!
    • Good morning.
    • Good afternoon.
    • Good evening.
General Responses
  • • Yes.
    • No.
    • Maybe.
    • I don’t know.
    :)
    :(
    • I’m sorry.
    • Good.
    • Thank you.
    • You’re welcome.
    • Yeah, sure.

    • Of course!
    • Sure thing.
    • Okay.
    • Indubitably.
    • Possibly.
    • Nevermind.
    • No problem!
    • I'm not sure
    • I'd love to!
    • Probably
    • I guess so
    • Awesome
    • Great
    • Super
    • Sweet
    • Yup
    • Sure did!
    • No thank you
    • Sure
    • Please
    • I’m tired, I’ll stay here
    • It is dusk
    • It is dawn
    • It is morning
    • It’s around noon
    • It’s night time
    • I’m going to sleep
    • It’s raining
    • It’s cloudy
    • Fog
    • I can’t see through this
    • They’re over there
    • I don’t want to
    • I will just watch
    • I can try
    • I’ll stay with you
    • We can rest
    • We’ll help you
    • Follow me
    • Over there
    • I can wait
    • I’m sorry
    • Eh, I’m not sure
    • Uh…
    • Lol
    • Hehe
    • Haha
    • Say the magic word!
    • I agree
    • I disagree
    • I don’t care
    • Just a minute
    • Hmm…
    • …
    • I’m out of stamina!
    • Alright.
    • Not bad.
    • Doing good.
    • Bored.
    • True.
    • False.
    • I don't mind.
General Questions
  • • How are you?
    • Where are you going?
    • Where do you want to go?

    • What's up?
    • Where have you been?
    • Where did you go?
    • Really?
    • Are you ok?
    • Do you need something?
    • Where did it go?
    • Why?
    • What do you want to do?
    • What time is it?
    • What time was that?
    • What happened?
    • Are you ready?
    • Are you set?
    • Should we wait?
    • Where are we going?
    • Can I stay here?
    • Am I welcome?
    • Eh?
    • Who wants to come?
    • What’s your favourite?
    • Who?
    • Can we rest?
    • Can I go?
    • When?
    • Where?
    • Are you still there?
    • What’s your name?
    • Hello?
    • Where is everyone?
    • huh?
    • How did you do that?
    • How do you Run?
    • How do you bite an elk?
    • How do you bow?
    • How do you wag your tail?
    • How do you go into scent mode?
    • How do you change the camera?
    • How do you rally?
    • How's it going?
    • What are you going?
    • Where are you?
Exclamations
  • • Yay!
    • Huzzah!
    • Let’s rally!
    • Way to go!
    • Excellent!
    • Good team work!
    • Heehee, that’s funny!
    • Let’s howl!
    • Okay, go!
    • Watch out for that bear!
    • Danger!
    • Congratulations!

    • Terrific!
    • Oh my gosh!
    • Over here!
    • Onward!
    • Hee-hee! That’s funny!!
    • I need some help!
    • Ha!
    • Huh!
    • That scared me!
    • Yikes!
    • Watch out!
    • Oops!
    • Woot!
    • Gosh!
    • Nice job!
    • Amazing!
    • Ouch!
    • Incoming!
    • Ahh!
    • Run!
    • Ack!
    • Aiiie!
    • Woah!
    • Uh-oh!
    • Eep!
    • Yeah!
    • Woo-hoo!
    • Oh no!
    • Hurray!
    • Wow!
Hunting/Eating
  • • Want to hunt?
    • Let’s hunt a cow elk.
    • Let’s go for the bull elk.
    • Let’s catch a rabbit
    • I need to find a carcass.
    • I am low on health.
    • Victory howl!

    • I need to catch up!
    • Scare that bear away, he will eat our elk!
    • Go for the weakest elk!
    • After that elk!
    • Carcass!
    • There it goes!
    • After it!
    • I’m hurt!
    • Cow or Bull elk?
    • Who wants food?
    • Weak elk or strong?
    • Did you have some?
    • Did they have some?
    • I found the scent!
    • Rally!
    • I found the elk!
    • Get that coyote!
    • I’ll scare the elk over to you!
    • It’s health bar is low! We’re close to finishing it off!
    • I want to hunt
    • Help! I’m hunting a bull elk!
    • The coyote is eating our food!
    • This elk is strong!
    • It got away!
    • Where is the herd?
    • Look out, The elk going to hit you!
    • The elk killed me :/
    • We brought it down!
    • Lets eat, theres a carcass over here.
    • I'm Hungry!
    • I died!
    • This carcass is almost finished.
    • It's getting away!
    • Eat up my friends, its fresh
    • Lets get the bull, he's alone
    • Come on pack, lets hunt!
    • The bull elk has more meat, lets go for it!
    • Where is the scent?
    • There isn't much meat on this carcass.
    • Let's follow the ravens, they'll lead us to a carcass!
Animals
  • • wolf
    • stranger wolf
    • pups
    • cow elk
    • bull elk
    • grizzly bear
    • carcass
    • coyote
    • raven

    • Eagle
    • Hawk
    • Hare
    • Fish
    • Bob the bear
    • cattle
    • cow
Places
  • • Amethyst Mountain
    • Slough Creek
    • water
    • tree
    • den
    • stranger wolf territory
    • forest
    • overlook
    • creek
    • plain
    • ridge
    • meadows
    • cliffs
    • sandbar
    • oxbow

    • lone tree
    • The burn
    • Pond
    • Territory
    • Cattle Ranch
Exploring
  • • Let’s go to
    • Let’s look for
    • Let’s find
    • Can you find
    • I need to find
    • What’s over there?
    • Look at this!
    • What’s that?

    • I found it!
    • Hmm, what's this?
    • I wonder where this came from.

Friends
  • • Want to be friends?
    • Let’s be friends!
    • Have we met before?
    • Let’s make a private game.
    • I’ll message you on the WolfQuest forums.
    • Will you message me on the WolfQuest forums?
    • I’ll send you the password in a private message on the WolfQuest forums.

    • Friends forever?
    • Your my bestest friend!
    • Will you be my friend?
    • Your my Bff!
    • Come on best friend!
    • Best friends don't like to each other
    • You are a great friend!
    • I'll add you to my friend list on the WolfQuest forums.
    • I've never had a friend like you!
    • I'm glad I met you!
    • You'll always be my friend!
    • We're friends, right?
Games
  • • Want to play hide and seek?
    • I will seek and you hide.
    • I would like to hide.
    • I see you!
    • You found me!
    • Want to race?
    • Can’t catch me!
    • Want to play tag?
    • Tag! You’re it!
    • Your turn.
    • Wait up!
    • I win!
    • You win!
    • Go!
    • Start over.
    • Let’s play something else.

    • Why am I always it?
    • Want to play a game?
    • How about tag?
    • How about capture the flag?
    • What team are you on?
    • lets play!
    • Tag!
    • Good game!
    • Aw, you got me!
    • If we play Hide and Seek, no name tags or map!
    • let’s stalk each other!
    • I found you!
    • Now you find us!
    • Let’s have an elk hunting contest!
    • Congratulations upon winning!
    • Aww! I lost!
    • Not it!
    • Ready or not, here i come!
    • Give me a hint?
    • Lets hide over here
    • Teehee, you'll never find us here
    • Its your turn!
    • Team one
    • Team two
    • Group one
    • Group two
    • Lets play follow the leader!
    • Lets play a game!
    • Your the leader!
    • Play again?
    • Ready or not, here I come!
Technical/Help
  • • The WolfQuest Community Forums website is www.wolfquest.org/bb.
    • Help!
    • My game crashed.
    • I was disconnected.

    • Look in the FAQ if you have questions
    • That isn't allowed. Please look in the rules.
    • I have a lag
    • I’m glitching
    • [player's user name] is glitchy
    • [P2 user name] is glitchy
    • [P3 user name] is glitchy
    • [P4 user name] is glitchy
    • [P5 user name] is glitch
    • I’m crashing
    • You can get reported for that
    • That is not allowed. Please stop it.
    • I think i'm glitching...
    • Is anyone else glitching?
    • Does anyone know how to fix this glitch? its very annoying.
    • Press the letter "Q" to run fast!
    • Press the spacebar to bite an elk!
    • Press "O" to change camera mode and [ or ] to rotate!
    • Press the 9 on the side of the key board to go into a coloured "wolf's eye view"!
    • Press "M" for map
    • Press "H" to start a rally!
Partings
  • • Good bye
    • Bye
    • I have to go
    • I’ll be right back.
    • Seeya!

    • See you later.
    • So long!
    • Hope to see you again
    • Later!
    • Be right back
    • Oh great, I go to go!
    • Oh bye, I need to go
    • I must go now
    • I will be on tomorrow
    • You won’t see me for a while!
    • Aww, Bye!
    • bye everyone!
    • Aww, i have to go :(
    • Farewell!
    • See you tomorrow!
    • Take care!
    • Have a nice day!
    • Thanks for joining us!

Re: Episode 2.5 Update- Phrased chat option

Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:03 am
by Zethra
This is very interesting Cana, thanks for posting and I like the idea. There are some suggestions I have too add aswell. I hope they are okay.
  • Greetings
    Greetings
    Hey there!

    General Responses
    Of course!
    Sure thing.
    Okay.
    Indubitably.
    Possibly.
    Nevermind.
    No problem!


    General Questions

    What's up?

    Exclamations
    Tah-dah!

    Animals
    Eagle
    Hawk
    Hare

    Hunting
    I need to catch up!

    Partings
    See you later.
    So long!

Re: Episode 2.5 Update- Phrased chat option

Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:20 am
by xSwiftstarx
I have some suggestions as well. Thanks for giving us an update, Cana.

Greetings
Howdy.
Hello there.
Sup.

General Responses
I'm not sure.
I'd love to!
Probably.
I guess so.
Aswesome
Great.
Super!
Sweet.
Yup.
Sure did!

General Questions
Where have you been?
Where did you go?
Really?

Exclamations
Terrific!
Oh my gosh!

Hunting/Eating
Scare that bear away, he will eat our elk!
Lets go kill that coyote.

Animals
Coyote.
Fish.

Places
Lone Tree

Exploring
I found it!

Friends
Friends forever?
Your my bestest friend!

Games
Why am I always it?

Technical/Help
Look at the FAQ if you have questions.

Partings
Hope to see you again.
Later!

Re: Episode 2.5 Update- Phrased chat option

Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:08 am
by SolitaryHowl
I've got a couple so far..

Hunting

- Go for the weakest elk!

Technical/Help

- That isn't allowed. Please look at the rules.

Re: Episode 2.5 Update- Phrased chat option

Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:36 pm
by Atropine
It's really great to hear that a phrased chat and in-game rules are being implemented. C: I seem to recall Shusuke making a really good list of phrases; perhaps some of the phrases that she made could also be added^^ - http://www.wolfquest.org/bb/viewtopic.p ... &#p1456932

Re: Episode 2.5 Update- Phrased chat option

Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:54 pm
by sparkledcupcakes
So we still have the regular chat?

Re: Episode 2.5 Update- Phrased chat option

Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:03 pm
by Swifty
Oooh! Great idea! :mrgreen:

Here are some to add to the list.

EXPLORING
•Follow me!
•Come here!
•Lets go swimming

EXCLAMATIONS

•Yikes!

HUNTING/EATING


•Lets hunt!
•I found the scent!
•Rally!
•I found the elk!

Sorry about all the exclamation points. :roll: :lol:

Re: Episode 2.5 Update- Phrased chat option

Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:05 pm
by Atropine
sparkledcupcakes wrote:So we still have the regular chat?
That's correct, at this point the phrased chat is just an additional option on top of the regular chat;
WQ Coordinator wrote:So we decided to finally add this system as a chat option in 2.5. We're planning on allowing multiplayer hosts will have the option to host a game with a lexicon chat, phrased chat, or no chat. Again, at this time, this is the host's choice, not a requirement.

Re: Episode 2.5 Update- Phrased chat option

Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:24 pm
by DragonflySpirit
Very nice idea!

Exclamations:
Oops!




That's all I got...

Re: Episode 2.5 Update- Phrased chat option

Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:32 pm
by chickiefoo
Got some!

General Responses:
LOL
ROFL
Hehe
Haha
Say the magic word!

General Questions:
Please?

Re: Episode 2.5 Update- Phrased chat option

Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:48 pm
by sarah856
i think it be good to add some stuff for role play like . i am moon. . i am angel. i am star. . i have wings. .it is a nice night. those word might be good for rp sorry i cant think of many

Re: Episode 2.5 Update- Phrased chat option

Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:09 pm
by Alpha Female
Intresting new features Cana! Here's the only phrases I can come up with x3.

Hunting/Eating
Get that coyote!
I'll scare the elk over to you
It's health bar is low! We're close to finishing it off

Re: Episode 2.5 Update- Phrased chat option

Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:16 pm
by jesse3131
IS V.wolfquest V. 2.5 out yet? If so how to get it?

Re: Episode 2.5 Update- Phrased chat option

Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:18 pm
by RoarOriole
Having them as options is definitely interesting. Since I've already made many a while ago I'm not going to post any.

Re: Episode 2.5 Update- Phrased chat option

Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:47 pm
by Larka the white wolf
I think all the names of the people in the multiplayer game should be choosable, and then you could add a certain message to the end of that (example: Larka the white wolf, catch that rabbit). The name would be an option, and then there would be a list of words you could add after that. I think this would help if you needed to alert someone of something, but not meaning to tell the whole group