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dunmugmeh

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Posted on Sat Jun 22, 2013 20:17:32
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So if chat did disappear, wouldn';;t that encourage more people to use IRC


I doubt it. I know I wouldn';t, it';s a pain in the ass.

I think most ';casual'; players would just live without chat, rather than p*ss about with trying to get IRC to work properly.


yes irc is a pain in the bottom :;|o

it reminds me of the computers i had when i was a kid.

i dont need that in a text browser game which i am playing for fun.

irc is a big turn off for most casual players of this game.

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Posted on Sun Jun 23, 2013 09:04:52
If they';re not going to bother fixing the in-game chat then they should at least change the color scheme of the Flash? chat that we can load up via the Chat link in the bar to the left. It';s almost impossible to read the channel names at the bottom of the screen in that tiny red font (;;when you first jo;in, turns out its not even red after someone says something, it';s gray);; w/ the black background.. and if someone';s never used IRC before chances are they won';t even been looking at the bottom of the screen, especially now that a lot of people have 1080p monitors - we';re not all using VGA';s anymore, like back when I was in highschool.......

I also did take the time to mess around with the options, and you can change the font size - but it just changes the size of the font in the actual chat people are talking in; not for any of the menu';s, names in the list boxes, or names of the chats. Most people probably don';t even know that you can see all of the different rooms simply by clicking on ";List channels";, because they don';t know there';s a button for it at the top left of the screen. Chances are if you try asking people how to do stuff with it in #lobby it will take several minutes for anyone to answer you because most of the time there';s never anyone talking in there. And I';m willing to bet by that time, the person will have already stopped bothering with the thing.

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Posted on Sun Jun 23, 2013 15:47:57
In my opinion, chat is a waste of time. Devs go on about it like is absolutely vital to have a chat system, when really, all it has done is cause trouble. If you want to get in touch with someone just send them a message via mailbox.

The 'Global' & 'Trade' chat is just full of spam.

As far as the 'Company' chat goes, it's hardly ever used. The company I am in:; 'Last message:; Tue, 03:;16 - TCT'. (;5 days ago);

Just get rid of it altogether.

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Posted on Sun Jun 23, 2013 16:38:41
my company chat has apparently never been used

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Posted on Sun Jun 23, 2013 17:36:04
Chat has been nothing but a hassle since it's arrival. It was the final dagger in what was once a vibrant irc #lobby, and there are just too many issues with it, such as the very annoying company chat that keeps popping up.

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Posted on Mon Jun 24, 2013 21:44:36
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Chat has been nothing but a hassle since it';;s arrival. It was the final dagger in what was once a vibrant irc #lobby, and there are just too many issues with it, such as the very annoying company chat that keeps popping up.


Most people have no clue what IRC is. That';s the point. You shouldn';t have to learn how to use IRC to play a game. and even if you DO know how to use IRC, its still gets old after a while (;;Yes, I know how to use it);;. There';s also a lot of other BS that can go on in IRC that cant happen in the ingame chat like, kickban wars for example, among other things...

Honestly these days I guess a real chat just comes down to whether or not people want to hop on skype or not - it makes things a hell of a lot easier. :;);

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Posted on Mon Jun 24, 2013 22:02:18
Anything that starts with "Ch" and is associated with this game is guaranteed an absence of love.

Chat
Chess
Chedburn
Chit
Chiens (;French for Dogs);

Bust out the tinfoil, homies, this just got level 12 Masonic!!!!

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Posted on Mon Jun 24, 2013 22:04:52
Personally I really like and use IRC a lot - although it does take a bit of getting used to and understand why not everyone wants to use it. I think chat can have great potential, but it's not living up to that. Both being buggy and confined to the tiny boxes in the corner. If you could open them into a separate tab or window, it would make it so much easier. Being able to get rid of faction and company entirely would be good, and tbh I hardly see a need for the company one. Trade is great for finding revives and spies especially.

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Posted on Tue Jun 25, 2013 04:44:01
I've used IRC only a little. I'd like to see a lot more easily accessible information for new IRC users, and new torn users. I think awareness is low with new players. I think it would be fantastic to have in-game chat functioning as quickly as Facebook chat one day, and I expect that as the site continues to improve (;hopefully!); this will be a part of it. I wouldn't necessarily say it takes precedence over other bug fixes right now though, but maybe after RESPO is done and the bugs are all worked out, making chat "perfect" would be worth a lot of effort on the part of the developers. I'd like to see it someday, but I can be patient.

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Posted on Tue Jun 25, 2013 04:44:22
I've used IRC only a little. I'd like to see a lot more easily accessible information for new IRC users, and new torn users. I think awareness is low with new players. I think it would be fantastic to have in-game chat functioning as quickly as Facebook chat one day, and I expect that as the site continues to improve (;hopefully!); this will be a part of it. I wouldn't necessarily say it takes precedence over other bug fixes right now though, but maybe after RESPO is done and the bugs are all worked out, making chat "perfect" would be worth a lot of effort on the part of the developers. I'd like to see it someday, but I can be patient.

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Posted on Tue Jun 25, 2013 05:33:19
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I already suggested making a chat option OFF button! Any +ratings in the suggestions would be appreciated. If you want chat then yes fix it. But for people who don';t want to be bothered or stalked make it a option to shut it off.


use the URL httpS:;//www.torn.com and it will remove the chat.

On topic, chat is very useful, if it were working. My faction uses IRC for chaining, but the faction chat is a lot easier and you dont have to manage multiple windows. If we are running a chain, and someone says STOP not everyone will see it in irc (;especially if they are in the middle of attacking); but with chat its right there for everyone to see.
sure there are people that never use it, but they need friends anyway

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Posted on Tue Jun 25, 2013 05:37:52
using https is the only way that chat works for me.

it doesn't take chat away.

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Posted on Tue Jun 25, 2013 17:57:55
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Anything that starts with ";Ch"; and is associated with this game is guaranteed an absence of love.

Chat
Chess
Chedburn
Chit
Chiens (;;French for Dogs);;

Bust out the tinfoil, homies, this just got level 12 Masonic!!!!


And chat is French for cat. Tinfoil hat enabled.

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Posted on Tue Jun 25, 2013 18:47:57
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I use it during chaining mainly.
Yes irc can do the same but I like chat for the convince and accessibility.
I haven';t used irc for Torn in some time but, am I correct in thinking you still need to install some kind of client or additional plug-in to you browser, log in, find a room, in some cases add your ID to a bot ect?
Why go though all that effort when I can just click the chat box and start typing?
Not to mention how precious each second can be during some chains.

Building on the accessibility - Some younger players of Torn may not even be aware of irc, let alone how to use it. Whereas everyone knows how to use chat from day 1.


There's one person I will never allow to jo;in MnC while I am part of our committee. And I hope most other factions feel the same way..

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Posted on Thu Jun 27, 2013 07:46:59
By taktikz [7800]
Chat has been nothing but a hassle since it';s arrival. It was the final dagger in what was once a vibrant irc #lobby, and there are just too many issues with it, such as the very annoying company chat that keeps popping up.


Pfffft only an idiot would chat in #lobby, because its the best way there is to get IRC banned, as IRC staff seem to love to show their e-peens by banning people from it for little or no reason. At least, that's how it was when I tried out IRC. So the "once vibrant" #lobby probably just got the ban hammer...

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Posted on Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:36:29
i use chat quite frequently thats y for me it is worth fixing it

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