"Greetings Legends", the Friday Feature jabbers at the reader.
It's a tradition of New Years to open up the bubbly and celebrate another revolution around the sun. But for this first feature of the new year, we are going to pour all of our attention into different kinds of bubbles: chat bubbles!
We'll step through how to manage the chat bubbles in your options and then show you the various chat commands that link to each of the numerous styles. After that, we invite you to try them out for yourself and maybe even reply with a few that we might have missed along the way.
"So let's get started", the Friday Feature decreed with great enthusiasm!
Chat bubbles are also known as "word balloons" in the world of comic books and comic strips. They are a visual clue that indicates who is speaking without looking down at the chat box itself. They appear right over the speakers character.
There are some options related to chat bubbles, which can be found in the Options panel ("O" key by default), under the "Chat" button. Through these options, you can control how (or even IF) chat bubbles appear.
The image below shows the various options available. You have full control over how (or IF) the chat bubbles appear. Our Legends Wiki has the breakdown of each option.
If playing around with options is worrisome for you (and frankly, we don't blame you - there are a LOT of options), don't worry: the default settings work nicely. You can always come back to these options if you ever /think I wonder if I should change the way my chat bubbles work.
You may already be aware of a few standard chat commands that create chat bubbles. Just by speaking in the local channel, you are using the default bubble which is linked to the /say command. (When you speak without a chat command, the /say command is actually being used for you.)
In other words (pun intended): "/say Hello there" is the same as "Hello there"
We'll pause here so true Star Wars fans can respond appropriately.
Done? Okay. Welcome back. So now you understand that "/say" is a chat command. It is linked to the default chat bubble style. Perhaps you have seen someone "/whisper" which generates a different chat bubble. The same holds true with "/yell".
Some chat commands share the same chat bubble style. There are a few which are completely unique (and one that is even specific to a profession).
Below you will see each style listed by name. Next to each are the various chat commands that you can use for that chat bubble style.
sing (Entertainer Only)
Whether you're demanding a payment, interrupting a lecture, or vowing to use your axe: don't just SAY it but demand, interrupt or vow it!
I say, that's about all the time we have this week. Maybe you know of a few that we might have missed while pulling all of these together. If so, give us a reply below and we'll make sure that your contribution "bubbles" up into the above for everyone to make use of.
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