Posts Tagged ‘world chat’

Chapter 14 – Communication and Misinformation

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009
  1. Communication and Misinformation

There are a few forms of communication in this game, all of which are important, when utilized correctly. There are the (currently 4) types of chat, and the two different mail types.

Chat: A live room in which you can talk to other player online. They type of chat lets you know what players you will find there.

Beginners Chat: A free chat that can be used until the player leaves beginners protection. This is useful for asking for help.

World Chat: 0.36$ per text string, you will receive a few free speakers for this, but otherwise can’t chat here. It isn’t worth it anyway. The only two reasons to look here are:

  1. You’re looking for an alliance or
  2. You’re looking for alliance members

Alliance Chat: Only alliance chat can be seen here (and whispers). Alliance chat is in blue, and does show in world chat. Less spam.

Private Chat: A clear form of chat in which you can have a private discussion with other players. It is vital you learn how to do this early in the game.

Hint: How to whisper. 2 options:

  1. Type a backslash (/) then name (/Arumen) (caps don’t matter)
  2. Or left click there name and a small menu will appear. Select whisper.

The two forms of mail are private mail and mass message. Mass messaging (as of 5/18) is currently broken, but is supposed to, if you have a high enough rank, send a message to all the alliance members you have.

Private mail is a simple single person mail you send when the other player isn’t online. Good for talking to bullies, since you can get out more words.

Misinformation: a way to keep enemies off you is too lie. But, be careful. The enemy may have ways of telling you’re lying.

BAD LIES:

I have experienced a few of these;

“My cousin is at the top man, he can destroy your whole alliance” Killed this player. There is No player good enough to destroy an alliance with 4 million prestige. Sorry.

“My prestige is double yours” Anyone can check this. Many players don’t realize this. Type / and then the liars name. “/liepants” and then say “Hi” or something like that. Then right click the name and select check to see the number of cities and the prestige of the other player. Be careful whispering something insultive though. They may be two times your size. I was actually double his size.

“If you attack me too much, I will report you to Evony” Bullying isn’t reportable. I wouldn’t do it, but you are allowed to. Now, insulting another player, that’s against the rules.

There isn’t a good written lie in this game. The best way to lie is too kill all of the enemies spies and by having a high level informatics tech. If you do, your enemies will get nothing, and not consider attacking you.

Lord Arumen

Evony Racism

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Racism is always a problem in this world. For Evony, it’s no exception. It’s fairly regular for someone to blurt out a racial slur or insult in the World Chat.

Quite honestly – there’s no need for this kind of behavior. There’s no difference between an African-American President and a French businessman. There’s no difference between a male CEO and a female CEO.

It’s exactly the same all over the world – don’t bring racism to Evony. If you do, you’re only asking for a ban and you lose all respect from your fellow Evony players.

Evony World Chat

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

In order to talk to other players in the World Chat, you have to own items called “speakers”. So what happens when you run out of speakers? Well, you cannot talk in the World Chat. You can still talk in your Alliance Chat and whisper other players for free.

Of course, you can always get more speakers. There are several ways to go about obtaining them.

You can purchase speakers for real life money.

You can win speakers off the Amulet Wheel.

You can obtain speakers by winning them as a battle reward.

For a couple months now, there have been complaints about having to “pay” to talk in the World Chat. Let’s think about this logically. If anyone could talk unlimited times for free, then the World Chat would constantly be spammed and no doubt advertisements. It would turn into an unidentifiable jumble of spam where nobody could communicate with each other. The point of the World Chat would be defeated.

Let me add that you don’t need to buy speakers. You can easily win them off the wheel or in battle. In addition, I’m sure that you’ll want to talk to your alliance members and your friends a lot more than some random person on the World Chat.

So stop being negative – think about it sensibly and positively.