BZFLAG.org Chat Room ... can we make one?

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BZFLAG.org Chat Room ... can we make one?

Post by DEVIL DOG » Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:37 pm

HI, to all that will be reading this. Could someone pleas let me know if their is a chat room for BZFLAG members. can we make one?

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Post by sillysir » Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:52 pm

There are plenty of already existing online relay chat channels. You can access it for free online, here: http://webchat.freenode.net/
Type your bzflag username as your nickname, and the channel as #bzflag

Here is the wiki page: http://wiki.bzflag.org/BZFlag_on_IRC

By the way, this section is for news and announcements, however your post is a question.
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Post by dang dizzy white » Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:02 pm

As said, BZFlag already has its own IRC Channel open for anyone to join and chat in.
How active and visited it is is another story, though.

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Post by macsforme » Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:30 pm

Sub wrote:As said, BZFlag already has its own IRC Channel open for anyone to join and chat in.
How active and visited it is is another story, though.
What is the other story, then? It has always seemed quite active to me.

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Post by joevano » Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:32 am

Sub wrote:As said, BZFlag already has its own IRC Channel open for anyone to join and chat in.
How active and visited it is is another story, though.
I've been on the chat channel daily (365 days a year) for the past 6+ years...
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Re: BZFLAG.org Chat Room ... can we make one?

Post by kierra » Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:57 pm

joevano wrote:I've been on the chat channel daily (365 days a year) for the past 6+ years...
As have 50-60 nicks been present there.
FYI @ sub: There are lots of bz related channels....some team channels, some league, some player and some server channels.
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Post by dang dizzy white » Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:46 pm

Constitution wrote:What is the other story, then? It has always seemed quite active to me.
Depends on what you understand as "active". 20+ active users chatting at one time? Doubt it, even though such a number is nothing uncommon for IRC channels around.
kierra wrote:FYI @ sub: There are lots of bz related channels....some team channels, some league, some player and some server channels.
I know there are multiple of them, never said there weren't.
If I might add, the channels themselves do sound a bit unreasonable since half of the game is chatting in-game already... but never-mind that, I honestly do not see it how this turned out into some sort of disagreement over nothing.

There are IRC channels that are BZFlag-focused. Everyone is free to visit them at any point. That's that.
Excuse me if you were too shocked by my "activity" input, I would like to take that back, looking at those reactions.

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Post by slime » Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:02 am

Perhaps this is the wrong place to ask this, but wasn't there a chat system integrated in the game set to release in 3.0? Would there be any hope to bring that to a 2.x release, or was it still too buggy?

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Post by yosef » Fri Nov 29, 2013 2:23 am

It's not like more than 20+ players are playing at any given time anyway. 20 at a time is not bad at all - you can actually follow what someone is saying, versus #fw on Efnet for instance.
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Post by dang dizzy white » Fri Nov 29, 2013 3:10 am

yosef wrote:It's not like more than 20+ players are playing at any given time anyway.
Wrong.
As the most of the active players come from the US, the game has approximally 30-40 players online at one point.
That would bring those players playing on around 5-8 maps at one moment.

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Post by alfa1 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:27 pm

I started a new topic some related to this one, but some different too. I invite all to participate.
http://forums.bzflag.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=18680

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