Posted by Ramius on 05/30
Is there anything that can be done about the mood-modified socials
that contradict themselves? I'm talking about when people scream
discreetly, or laugh angrily, or grovel arrogantly, or ignore you
attentively, or throw a duck at you melancholily, or any of the other
things like that. And then there's my personal favorite: when you
pshrug with a mood on, it cancels out the "philosophically" part, thus
making it no different from the regular shrug social.
I know that this could be fixed by just adding a different mood before the
social when you perform it. But realistically, no one is going to do that,
people keep their moods on all the time, and it will just continue
to look silly.
Maybe certain socials which in and of themselves imply a mood or emotion
can be excluded from the mood effect...or maybe just from those certain
moods that don't make sense when they're paired together?
Thursday, May 27 2004, 04:06AM
There is no way currently to hard-code which moods can be used with
which socials. I'm not sure I don't understand why people wouldn't
use the proper moods with socials, I know I do? Or is that just because
I'm more of a geek than the rest of people?
Thursday, May 27 2004, 02:42PM
-Yell 'Nerd alert!'-
Thursday, May 27 2004, 07:05PM
I'm sorry to say this Kae, but yes, you're a geek.
From: sheepish grin
Thursday, May 27 2004, 09:08PM
Well like I said, I know it's possible to go and type in an extra word
with every social you perform and make it work better, but people in
general aren't going to go to that trouble.
There are a few socials already that aren't modified by moods. Like sniff.
You sniff sadly no matter what mood you're in. How does that work, and
can't it be applied to others?
Friday, May 28 2004, 01:20AM
Yes, Ramius, it can. Socials can be set to call on moods (all moods), or
not (no moods). The big beast of the vision is when to make em call moods,
and when not to, and I am quite open for arguments either way about those
socials that just come out plain bizarre when people aren't think...being
geekish like me, I mean,
The main problem with socials and moods is that most socials fit _some_
moods but certainly not _all_ moods. Sniff, for example, could work fine
with sad, angstful, nervous, depressed... but would look ridiculous with
cruel, bloodthirsty, or evil. Cackle works nicely with those three but
looks plain idiotic when combined with sweet, quiet, or romantic.
This is obviously a can of worms, but by all means, let's keep it open
and take a look at socials that aren't working as we think they should. :)
Friday, May 28 2004, 10:44AM
Don't forget about headbutting romantically.
Sunday, May 30 2004, 02:52AM
"You run around the room, squealing noiselessly."
Funny, my name isn't even Lawrence...