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Making a public-announcement character?


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How does one make it possible for an alt to either periodiclly make announcments about an upcoming group event on the Broadcast channels,  and/or post "Read This Please" above the character indefinitlely, while the event announcment is included in the alt's bio?

I've seen it done, but for the life of me I cannot figure out how.  Any help would be appreciated.  

Also - does the game have to be left open all day/night to keep the alt standing there?  
And if so, how does one keep the alt from Disconnecting?

 

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Fairly sure they just fire off a macro (or a few) with the announcement.

 

And if you have them on a task force (or AE, I *think,*) they'll stay connected versus going AFK. As I recall, at least.

Primarily on Everlasting. Squid afficionado. Former creator of Copypastas. General smartalec.

 

I tried to combine Circle and DE, but all I got were garden variety evil mages.

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Yeah that's something you have to do to some extent, not really something that can be automated (at least not within the terms of service). Most likely want to dual-box the announcement character on a second account if you want to keep playing normally on your main one at the same time, then just alt-tab over once every 10 minutes or so to send the announcement to whatever channels are appropriate. As mentioned above you can put them on a TF/Ouro/AE arc to disable AFKing out as well, then just leave them whereever you want them with the information in their bio. Use either the character name or an /afk message like "/afk Read my bio for event details!" for something above their head to draw attention.

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15 hours ago, Greycat said:

Fairly sure they just fire off a macro (or a few) with the announcement.

 

And if you have them on a task force (or AE, I *think,*) they'll stay connected versus going AFK. As I recall, at least.

Just idle in your base. 

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18 minutes ago, Krimson said:

Just idle in your base. 

 

The problem with that is that the clubs/event people want these characters visible, as their bios (and often their names) have things like base passcodes and event information, so they're kept in a public space (typically, but not always, Pocket D.)

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Primarily on Everlasting. Squid afficionado. Former creator of Copypastas. General smartalec.

 

I tried to combine Circle and DE, but all I got were garden variety evil mages.

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