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#1 yotekiller

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Posted 29 March 2021 - 12:32

  Any progress on increasing the 256 character limit on messages?  I just tried to send a 3 sentence message and was notified it was over the limit.  Seriously?  I know HCS changes servers a lot but are you paying by the word now?  I can't even give another player a decent explanation of game mechanics with the current limit, how are new players supposed to learn if all the current players won't even bother trying to help because they have to split their messages into segments so small it's not worth the effort? (<= 419 characters without spaces, 515 with spaces)


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#2 Edith3000

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Posted 29 March 2021 - 13:06

Just sent a three-parter to a guild newbie myself. We need longer messaging option at least between members of own guild.


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#3 Mzzery

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Posted 29 March 2021 - 13:56

I find this limit extremely annoying as well. For me, any game is a LOT about communication, and there's just no way to really explain things, or discuss any topic, or have any sort of decent interaction when there's such a short limit

 

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(This is where I would have to hit send, the message was 236 at that point. I wouldn't even have managed to fit a dot to the end of that). 

 

The change drives people out off the game for the communication-reasons, since chat programs don't tend to have such harsh limits... and for those of us that log in daily mostly to communicate with friends, it then becomes a bit pointless to log in. It's easier to just hang out in the chat program we chose then. 

 

This limit makes no sense, and on top of that, there's no way to see you got messages unless you open that menu, it takes 15 seconds to just open the messages (yes, 15 SECONDS), and when you send a reply, there's no sent TO (name). just the name... so it is impossible to see which was yours and which was theirs.

 

Oh and the little read-icons. I don't read all messages at once all the time, when I open the menu, but it tells people that I have read theirs and they then think I am real rude because they THINK I seen it, even if I just went in to find a specific message and had to be fast with that 15 second lag and all the type-send-type-send-type-send lag to the person whose message I was actually looking for, since I for the most part can't fit replies into just one message without sounding real harsh and rude, and for  sure, unable to discuss any guild related issues or whatever, with my guild mates. I like being able to handle guild business the way my guild expects of me. This makes that much harder to do ingame. 

Just get rid of these limits cows... please. It's a real game-killer for me.


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#4 Alisa

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Posted 29 March 2021 - 14:10

I have never notice the limits when sending out long messages, didn't even know they existed ... I just want the notification back already. Missed too many PM's with the lack of notifications

#5 Edith3000

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Posted 29 March 2021 - 14:12

Yep. The missing notifications make things worse.


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#6 Zue

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Posted 29 March 2021 - 15:50

Hey guys!

 

Thanks for making us aware of these issues. The FS team have been made aware and are working on some fixes, which we'll have released as soon as possible.

 

Apologies for the inconvenience caused in the meantime, everyone. :)




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