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spide
02-16-2007, 04:16 PM
<p>I find it really dumb that there's no "Tell" button on  the friendlist and I have type everyone names.</p>

spide
02-16-2007, 04:29 PM
hello

DngrMou
02-16-2007, 04:32 PM
Hello. 

UlteriorModem
02-16-2007, 04:53 PM
<p>Not really in fact I think its easier to type in a name than to open the list, find the charecter, and click the button, return to the chat box, and then type the message.</p><p>But then again I can type.</p>

spide
02-16-2007, 06:25 PM
<p>In wow, I didn't have type anyone names..</p>

thedu
02-16-2007, 06:32 PM
<cite>spiderG wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>In wow, I didn't have type anyone names..</p></blockquote> Are all cars the same? Do they all have the same interface? When you are doing tell's in the game it caches who you sent a tell to, so, hit 'r' for reply or 't' for tell; and then use the 'tab' key to cycle through the names.

Jai1
02-16-2007, 06:34 PM
What I think is dumb is that when you go to 'visit' somebodies house the cursor doesn't automatically go in the name window.  You have to focus on it which I forget to do and it wildly opens a number of windows based upon the name of the person I wan't to visit.

spide
02-16-2007, 06:40 PM
<cite>thedump wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>spiderG wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>In wow, I didn't have type anyone names..</p></blockquote> Are all cars the same? Do they all have the same interface? When you are doing tell's in the game it caches who you sent a tell to, so, hit 'r' for reply or 't' for tell; and then use the 'tab' key to cycle through the names. </blockquote><p> Am talking about when you first come on and you've seen your friends are on, so you'll have to type their long name, sometimes they have short names. So I shouldn't add people with long names and say sorry your name is too long for me to type, so type me when you see me on?<img src="/smilies/2786c5c8e1a8be796fb2f726cca5a0fe.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

thedu
02-16-2007, 06:45 PM
Goto the "friends" ui screen (I believe this is the socials option) and the click on a name and you can you the mouse to send the tell text to your chat  window.

spide
02-16-2007, 06:58 PM
 I'll try that

Natak
02-16-2007, 08:23 PM
basically: Double click on the persons name.

Selfea
02-16-2007, 09:55 PM
<cite>spiderG wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>In wow, I didn't have type anyone names..</p></blockquote>Yep. WoW expects it's players to have absolutely no competency <img src="/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

spide
02-16-2007, 11:34 PM
<cite>Natak wrote:</cite><blockquote>basically: Double click on the persons name. </blockquote><p> i dont think that works</p>

Natak
02-17-2007, 06:25 AM
<cite>spiderG wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>Natak wrote:</cite><blockquote>basically: Double click on the persons name. </blockquote><p> i dont think that works</p></blockquote>Nope, don't guess it does. Just checked it out. I could have sworn you could do that.. and I think you used to be able to. Maybe it was a UI mod i had

sayitaintso
02-17-2007, 02:06 PM
WoW might "dumb down" their UI, but they also have 7 million subscribers....so een though they dumb down their game, they are pretty smart aren't they...7 million versus less than 200,000.....Market share is king....EQ2 ranks somewhere around court jester I believe

Nastharl
02-17-2007, 02:15 PM
Wow has a ton of subscribers because even gibbering idiots who cant spell their own name can play it and hit level cap. To OP: learn to type. this is all.

Ardnahoy
02-17-2007, 02:24 PM
<cite>sayitaintso wrote:</cite><blockquote>WoW might "dumb down" their UI, but they also have 7 million subscribers....so een though they dumb down their game, they are pretty smart aren't they...7 million versus less than 200,000.....Market share is king....EQ2 ranks somewhere around court jester I believe </blockquote><p> Popularity amongst the large pool of available idiots is no indicator of quality. Case in point, the popularity of Paris Hilton or the re-election of George Dubya.</p><p>Market share is king and WoW is still a stupidly easy game with horrible graphics.</p><p>Dumbing down anything is not an ideal that people should be proud to support.</p>

scruffylookin
02-17-2007, 03:14 PM
<p>People can play WoW on dial up. I know that's why most of my friends that play WoW play it. Because their computers cannot run EQ 2. There are more factors to popularity than quality. In fact, I'd say popularity is not an indicator of quality at all. </p><p> Jason vs. Freddy made more money than Dances with Wolves. I certainly don't think that fact made it a better movie. </p>

Slapfish
02-17-2007, 04:29 PM
<p>Yup- I think it's dumb too. The friends list isn't especially useful, except to see if your friends are online. I wish you could click on the name and send a tell, click on the name and send mail, click on multiple names and send multiple tells, see what guild they are in, what zone they are in, what level they are etc... </p>

Oakleafe
02-17-2007, 04:37 PM
The Search tab on the Community Menu (i.e. the same menu the Friend's list is on) allows tells on whoever you have found and then highlighted, so a code change can't be too difficult - if it is then maybe they can add a search of "Friends"? I do agree that more functionality could be added to the default UI. Having said that, if they are your friend why begrudge typing their name once a session?  <img src="/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

sayitaintso
02-17-2007, 06:10 PM
<cite>Ardnahoy wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>sayitaintso wrote:</cite><blockquote>WoW might "dumb down" their UI, but they also have 7 million subscribers....so een though they dumb down their game, they are pretty smart aren't they...7 million versus less than 200,000.....Market share is king....EQ2 ranks somewhere around court jester I believe </blockquote><p> Popularity amongst the large pool of available idiots is no indicator of quality. Case in point, the popularity of Paris Hilton or the re-election of George Dubya.</p><p>Market share is king and WoW is still a stupidly easy game with horrible graphics.</p><p>Dumbing down anything is not an ideal that people should be proud to support.</p></blockquote> I wasn't making a comment on their customer base....I was making a comment on how Blizzard is laughing all the way to the bank and SOE is struggling to keep market share....It's not important that WoW is stupidly easy, has substandard graphics or is full of kiddies...EQ2 had the same potential as WoW when it was first concieved, but lack of any serious marketing coupled with a string of game mechanics changes has severly limited teh number of subscribers EQ2 has...it's all about making a profit...someday some of you will see it's only a game in teh eyes of the players. It's a product like any other for SOE, it's here to make them money...

AJoS
02-17-2007, 09:10 PM
Not strictly related to the OP, but I am always amazed at the number of people who (in EQ2, WOW or any other MMO) don't know about the shortcut where you click on the name in the chat window.  EQ2 has a fairly comprehensive system here where clicking on a name in chat allows you to tell, ignore, add friend, /who.  The amount of times in chat a person puts out a LFG or LFM and forgets lavel/location and the inevitable respone about "what lvl", "where" etc means that this feature obviously isn't globally understood.

spide
02-18-2007, 12:51 AM
WOW made MMO more easy<img src="/smilies/49869fe8223507d7223db3451e5321aa.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

Thrashercat
02-18-2007, 01:16 AM
Why are people picking fights here? Wow people need to realize we are here in EQ2 land and how about we not compare everything to that game as an excuse. EQ2 people need to just ignore the snarfy comments and move on to helping the original person. I wish there was an easier way to type names, it gets annyoing with those long ones. However after you type it once, you can scroll back up to the name and right click and press tell and voila, there you go!

SpritRaja
02-18-2007, 04:29 AM
<p>Don't know why this was not emplimented a long time ago. having a simple 'send tell' button on your friends list window same as the one on your LFG window would make things very helpful. </p><p>Quite often I open up this window to see who is online to send one of my online friends a tell. I would have to agree with the OP. Having a simple send tell button when you have one of your friends highlighted would be useful.</p>

C
02-18-2007, 04:59 AM
I agree that a send tell button on the friends list would be a useful addition, as would the ability to be able to pull up personas for people on the list.  This is something I miss from a previous game: no, not <i>that </i>one <img src="/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />  Something I would also like to see from the other game, is having separate chat windows for different  /tell conversations, which makes keeping track of different convos much easier.  I can't be the only person who has many times hit r to reply, only to discover that  a second person has sent me a /tell in the meantime and I've replied to the wrong one.

Veet
02-18-2007, 09:02 AM
<cite>sayitaintso wrote:</cite><blockquote>WoW might "dumb down" their UI, but they also have 7 million subscribers....so een though they dumb down their game, they are pretty smart aren't they...7 million versus less than 200,000.....Market share is king....EQ2 ranks somewhere around court jester I believe </blockquote> Your logic fails. The fact that more people use or choose something does not correlate to the fact that it is better. How many people eat a McDs burger on any given day? How many people eat a nice filet mignon or prime rib on a given day? Do you really think a McDs hamburger is better than prime rib? WoW is great for a lot of people and it's a great starter MMO. But, for those with more refined and demanding tastes, there is absolutely no substitute for the depth and richness of EQ.

spide
02-18-2007, 08:14 PM
<cite>PoorRabbit wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>sayitaintso wrote:</cite><blockquote>WoW might "dumb down" their UI, but they also have 7 million subscribers....so een though they dumb down their game, they are pretty smart aren't they...7 million versus less than 200,000.....Market share is king....EQ2 ranks somewhere around court jester I believe </blockquote><p> Your logic fails. The fact that more people use or choose something does not correlate to the fact that it is better. How many people eat a McDs burger on any given day? How many people eat a nice filet mignon or prime rib on a given day? Do you really think a McDs hamburger is better than prime rib? WoW is great for a lot of people and it's a great starter MMO. But, for those with more refined and demanding </p><p> tastes, there is absolutely no substitute for the depth and richness of EQ. </p></blockquote> okay, but were talking about EQ2' so  wrong forum....

Ishya
02-18-2007, 09:42 PM
*sigh*seems like the wow-mentality is coming to here too <img src="/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

spide
02-26-2007, 04:41 AM
what you mean?

DrkVsr
02-26-2007, 10:24 AM
<span style="font-size: small; color: #993300; font-family: comic sans ms,sand">Weren't you the one who first brought WoW into this discussion <span style="color: #6633ff"><i>SpiderG</i></span>?</span>

Sebastien
02-26-2007, 10:36 AM
<cite>spiderG wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>In wow, I didn't have type anyone names..</p></blockquote><p> Didn't read the entire thread, but this made me lol.</p><p>No, I do not find it dumb that when you want to <u>type</u> something to somebody in game, you need to use a keyboard to do so..</p>

hansomepete
02-26-2007, 10:59 AM
<p>I have a wonderfully rude comment to make, but i will refrain form doing so. All i will say is unless it was changed, right click the persons name, a menu will pop up, there should be a choice for send tell. It will magicaly shoot the /tell <their name> into your chat window. </p>

DrkVsr
02-26-2007, 11:10 AM
<span style="font-size: small; color: #993300; font-family: comic sans ms,sand">The name click only works if their name appears at the start of the line (and it's left click, not right) as such won't work with the >friend: Soggybottom has logged in< notifier (will try again soon to confirm)</span>