Triggers / timers to keep people idle forever.

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Triggers / timers to keep people idle forever.

Postby Sarell » Mon May 17, 2004 9:00 am

Why?
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Postby Talomis » Tue May 18, 2004 11:42 pm

So we wont answer when people send us tells, and make them wonder where the heck we are!
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Re: Triggers / timers to keep people idle forever.

Postby mynazzaraxxsyn » Thu May 20, 2004 1:30 am

Sarell wrote:Why?


Why not?
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Postby Sarell » Thu May 20, 2004 7:45 am

Because when I am forming a group I send tells to everyone online and get about 50% of people completely afk. Thus over doubling the time it takes to form a group because if I send a tell to one chanter or other class inviting them, I am going to wait a little for a response rather than just ask the next person in line so as not to insult them by asking then turning them down. It is very annoying and makes me either A: never ask you to group, B: get bored and not group. This goes for not only experienced leaders, but I have heard the same complaint from new players looking for groups.
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Postby amolol » Sun May 23, 2004 3:35 am

try this one on for size today Broen idled IN THE INN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! for 6 hours now... ill let you know when s/he/it comes back
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Postby ssar » Sun May 23, 2004 11:09 am

I agree, this can be somewhat annoying.

I can understand folks may want to stay online for reasons such as:
logging acc, ooc, nhc, gcc, acheron, tells, etc. to save/peruse the info later, and kinda stay in touch with what's going on.

I cannot understand it if the reason is to purely increase:
"Playing time: 894576 days / 15 hours/ 35 minutes" :p

Regardless, if you are idling and/or afk and/or unwilling to group, please make a simple tell reply trigger advising such.
And thus, when groupformer sends you a tell asking about grouping, and they get an automated reply along the lines of "I'm really afk atm" or whatever, groupformer can promptly try and ask another in your place.
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Postby Sesexe » Wed Jun 02, 2004 8:36 am

Pssst.

What's annoying is when people don't set their idle command to be 'save' so that when they are AFK for these long periods of time it shows they are AFK, and anyone sending you a message will get the 'so and so is AFK and might not get your tell' message. So you'd know they weren't there and were just staying logged into have a message service via the mud.

But do most people do this?

Nooooooooooooooooooooo.

Wanna whine? Why not whine about that? :P


Solution A: Set your idle command to 'save'
-or-
Solution B: Set a capture command and auto reply to anyone sending you a tell about how you're not there and such. (Like Oteb's)
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Postby fotex » Wed Jun 02, 2004 12:35 pm

ssar wrote:I cannot understand it if the reason is to purely increase:
"Playing time: 894576 days / 15 hours/ 35 minutes" :p


If indeed this is why people idle, they should stop displaying this line in score info. :roll:
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Postby Grizz » Wed Jun 02, 2004 12:58 pm

Could someone post a simple Zmud command for the AFK thing and the Auto Reply thing?
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Postby Sesexe » Wed Jun 02, 2004 3:41 pm

Grizz wrote:Could someone post a simple Zmud command for the AFK thing and the Auto Reply thing?


A tick timer to stay logged into the mud and not break AFK

Actions/Tick Timer
Timer Interval: 445
Timeout Margin: 0
Timeout Command: save


An Auto Reply Trigger:
Pattern: (%1) tells you '(%2)'
Value: tel %1 I am AFK idling, tell recorded.
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Postby Duna » Wed Jun 02, 2004 6:21 pm

here's an alternate ;)
(%w) tells you (*)
#window TELLS
#cap tells
tell %1 You have reached my answering machine. I am unable to answer you're tell. I will get back to you as soon as possible. Have a nice day :)
#add msgs 1

if you put it with a class of tells(tell) here's how you can turn it off and on :)
put it on a button :
#yesno (which) { on:#T+ tells
#sa amswering machine on. }
{ off: #T- tells
#sa answering machine off. }
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Postby Sarell » Thu Jun 03, 2004 2:10 am

or just rent and learn to use mmail
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Postby Tanji Smanji » Thu Jun 03, 2004 6:14 am

My best AFK was 2 and a half days straight, anyone else wanna post their record?
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Postby Arilin Nydelahar » Thu Jun 03, 2004 6:26 am

Tanji Smanji wrote:My best AFK was 2 and a half days straight, anyone else wanna post their record?


I've done atleast three at one point.
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Postby Ambar » Thu Jun 03, 2004 7:09 am

someone msg Corth .. bet he got you all beat :)

And those afkers arent bad WD targets :P i agree with an autoresponse trigger tho
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Postby Sarell » Thu Jun 03, 2004 6:21 pm

a new angle... AFK relo target people in WD are making unfair advantage for goodies and making everyone logging on to play for first time think everyones plays goodies, thus keeping the evil races down! Downgrade afk!...
(just trying to get the loud people on side :P)
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Postby fotex » Thu Jun 03, 2004 6:35 pm

keep on truckin'/afkin'! :P
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Postby kiryan » Thu Jun 03, 2004 7:39 pm

wow, we can and will argue anything apparently.
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Postby Rausrh » Fri Jun 04, 2004 7:37 am

kiryan wrote:wow, we can and will argue anything apparently.


We do and will not!
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Postby Alilsil » Tue Jul 06, 2004 9:56 pm

Im afk few times.. week the most. sorry for that...

need another angel on afk trigger with button, here goes:(for zmud)

#BUTTON 1 {afk off} {#T+ afk;#ts 90;#sa AFK MODE ACTIVATED!} {AFK on} {#T- afk;#ts -1;#sa AFK MODE DEACTIVATED!} {} {1} {} {} {} {} {} {} {} {} {} {} {} "" {} {} {}

#CLASS {afk} {disable}
#ALIAS setafkmsg {#prompt afkmsg {afk msg:}}
#VAR afkteller
#VAR afkmsg {I'm away for at least 10 hr cuz my rl sucks.. if anything important just mmail me:)} {Im afk, but i have logged your tell:)}
#TRIGGER {^(%w) tells you*} {#if (@afkteller != %1) {tell %1 @afkmsg};@afkteller = %1;#VAR afklist %additem( %proper( %1), @afklist);tog afk}
#TRIGGER {^(*) tells you 'beep'} {#play valk.wav}
#TRIGGER {TICK IN 5 SECONDS.} {sc;#ad tscount 1}
#CLASS 0
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Postby Mitharx » Wed Jul 07, 2004 8:06 am

One problem solved: Many evils afk in spots that are acceptable for evils to wormhole/gwell to.
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Postby Nurpy Fuzzyfeet » Fri Jul 09, 2004 11:24 pm

Here's a really really easy way to make an afk trigger!

pattern: tells you

Value:
reply I'm currently afk, will get back to you!



That takes like two seconds!
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Postby Tasan » Sat Jul 31, 2004 2:30 am

What's wrong with there being more people visible to new players? Wouldn't you leave immediately if there were only a couple people ever visible to you, regardless if they were actually there?

Get a life, you do things your way and we do things ours. Next you'll want to rent if they afk at all.

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Postby Ahxeriden Aethorcyn » Sat Jul 31, 2004 10:30 pm

Tasan wrote:What's wrong with there being more people visible to new players? Wouldn't you leave immediately if there were only a couple people ever visible to you, regardless if they were actually there?

Get a life, you do things your way and we do things ours. Next you'll want to rent if they afk at all.

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Wow that made absolutely no sense....

Whether they are visisble is not at all an issue, its the fact that when people send them tells (specifically newbies) they get no response, so they think they are being ignored by some asshole prick. Another issue as Sarell mentioned, is slowing the formation of groups.

Having an auto-response trigger while afking for long periods of time
is something every responsible muder should remember.
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Postby Tasan » Sun Aug 01, 2004 7:59 pm

Good christ, slowing the formation of groups? There's an f'in LFG channel and flag now for christ's sake, how much more help do you people need?

And every responsible mudder should have an afk trigger? Wtf for, if you don't get a response, move on to a new person... can't be that difficult.

And as far as newbies go, how many muds have you played? Every place I ever played I got ignored for a long time, I dealt with it and played anyway assuming there was a decent pbase to at least be seen. Fully half the list of people playing is going to be afk or away from the screen these days. So you want people to log in to seeing 15 people playing? Good luck getting people to stay that way.

You play how you do, and I'll play how I do.

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Postby Waelos » Mon Aug 02, 2004 5:15 am

I'll stay logged in to charge some ridiculously long charge time proc items =) Cuz mostly they're busted and should probably charge in 24min considering the power of the proc (cloak, cough, cloak). =)


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Postby Sarell » Tue Aug 03, 2004 11:29 am

There, now Waelos has a good reason!!!!

It is REALLY a big pain when forming groups, I don't want to send a tell to one chanter wait 2 seconds, send to the next, then have both want to be in group. I also don't want to send a tell to one chanter, wait 10 minutes cos they are afk and never coming back. It might only be a minute wasted on each person, but when looking for a group of 15, ask 30 people, that adds up to 30 mins. In mean time group falls apart. It sucks. If you are one of the people I know are generally afk I just dont ask, too bad if you were actually at keys, but it is spreading and is annoying with very little reason to do it. If you do have to, please tog afk or make a response trigger. BTW, if you are afk and have LFG togged I am tracking globals to you, enjoy :P
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Postby Tasan » Thu Aug 05, 2004 12:32 am

See, you're learning to cope, gj :p

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Postby Lilithelle » Thu Aug 05, 2004 4:12 pm

Your trigger to reply to tells should then retog afk to turn the flag back on. Personally I use the time command triggered of autosave to keep myself logged in. Though I'm rarely afk, I always log off if i know i'm going to be afk a while.
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Postby ssar » Sun Aug 08, 2004 9:11 am

Speaking of the LFG flag..

Please don't leave it togged on when you aren't LFG and/or you are just idling and mega afk.
Please.
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Postby fotex » Sun Aug 08, 2004 10:38 am

ssar wrote:Speaking of the LFG flag..

Please don't leave it togged on when you aren't LFG and/or you are just idling and mega afk.
Please.


Yeah, Anashoa. :roll:
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Postby Ambar » Sun Aug 08, 2004 1:11 pm

thanks for the coffee in mouth giggle, you ass :P

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