SERVICE (verb)/saved posts
Hi everybody, GM Konacon here to introduce you to the all new SERVICE verb!
Ever found yourself standing around town, bleeding profusely from your abdomen and then realize you have no idea where all those crazy empaths are hanging out these days? Or maybe you've been dragging a dead body around for what seems like hours but you just can't seem to find a cleric? How about getting your lockboxes picked by a REAL locksmith once in a while?
The handy-dandy new SERVICE verb can help you out with all this and more! Everything you've ever wanted! Just type SERVICE and be amazed as the world brightens and a rainbow appears to follow you around everywhere you go!
SERVICE even comes with two options: TOGGLE and SHOW! SERVICE TOGGLE lets you tell other friendly, or not-so-friendly, players, "Hey! I'm here and I want to help YOU out for a nominal fee!" SERVICE SHOW lets you see all those lovely people nearby that want to help you! Not sure what services you might be able to say you're available for? Just check SERVICE LIST!
So what are you waiting for? Type SERVICE today!
Disclaimer: Rainbows may not actually appear when typing SERVICE.
Moah Bettah Soon
New options will be added to the SERVICE verb in the near future. Now that the initial goal of just getting the verb released is done, the next goal is to find out if you all like it and what you want added to it!
LORESING and FORAGE have been added as options for SERVICE. Enjoy!
Quick update for all of you!
SERVICE CLEAR has been added as a new option and will allow you to toggle all of your services off. At least for now, you'll still have to toggle them back on one by one.
Also, there is now a system in place for handling CHE/MHO/Guild issues where it wouldn't show the exact room locations when in those areas. This doesn't mean they'll all suddenly do it, but it does mean that it will quickly get better and better as it gets taken care of.
I wanted to jump in and talk about the decision to make the SERVICE verb OOC in nature. I knew from the moment I made the choice that it was very possibly not going to be a popular decision, but hopefully this will give a little insight into my reasoning.
When I sat down and started thinking about how I wanted this new verb to be used, I came to the conclusion that the most important thing to me was to show the locations of players using it in as much detail as possible. In my opinion, how this was executed would ultimately make or break the verb and whether or not it got used. For example, knowing that someone is lockpicking nearby just isn't very useful if you don't know where they are.
The tradeoff to that requirement is that exact, up-to-date locations don't allow for this verb to be believably IC. I agonized over this for a long time, but came to the conclusion that trying to do both of those things would result in neither of them being done right. Given that the SERVICE verb itself was a tool to help players interact/roleplay with each other, I thought it was a reasonable choice to make.
Feel free to jump in with comments on this if you like, whether it's positive or negative. I'm always open to suggestions and honestly just enjoy discussions about topics like this.
Hope you're enjoying the verb!
As a result of its lack of use and suggestions made by players, the SERVICE verb has been updated to save your toggles while logged off. Upon logging back in, your list of services should be the same as before.
For those unfamiliar with SERVICE, type SERVICE and/or SERVICE SHOW to get started!
If there are more suggestions for this, please let me know.