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Nariaki

/help change? (and advert command)
« on: 5 Aug 2016, 15:11:26 »
I'm wondering why /help was changed to a message thatr redirects you to /helpop or the Support page in the website. Seems weird and out of place, since /help is used almost universally to check the player's available commands. There's a few commands that I don't know off the top of my head, so why change it?
Also, was the advert command removed?
« Last Edit: 5 Aug 2016, 20:09:29 by adam5979 »

ItsLawrence

Re: /help change? (and advert command)
« Reply #1 on: 6 Aug 2016, 10:16:54 »
I'm wondering why /help was changed to a message thatr redirects you to /helpop or the Support page in the website. Seems weird and out of place, since /help is used almost universally to check the player's available commands. There's a few commands that I don't know off the top of my head, so why change it?
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The /help change was made well over a month ago now, it was changed because the list of plugins which could be used and commands which showed up when using that command didn't really match up with the majority of those which are actually useful for you to attempt. Quite a number of newly connected players would use /help and see an overwhelming list of hundreds of commands where the majority of them can't even be used or have no real purpose, so the decision was made to hide that list and suggest players ask for help since other players and online staff would be able to explain almost all of the available commands. The list was also not completely comprehensive, there were certain commands completely missing such as /shop (which is actually one of the most important commands to learn about). It is likely a cleaner, and more useful help guide will be added to replace the older system in the future, but it's not a high priority right now when there are other very simple ways to get help.

If you were looking for a specific command what did you want it to do, if you explain what you were looking for I'll point you in the right direction for the command? We have guides on the site for the majority of useful commands, and if you do /warp tutorial there is a quick and simple new tutorial which outlines the more important ones.



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Also, was the advert command removed?

Yes the advertise command was removed, it isn't really needed anymore since the global channel (/ch g) shows up for the majority of players now anyway, the advertise feature was a way to send your message to everyone irrespective of world they were in previously, but since merging the world channels it's not as important. We also don't have the continuous chat (because we don't have as many players online most of the time) like before where a message might need to stand out for you to notice it, so just discussing your project (whatever you were going to use the old advertise command for) in the global channel should pretty much have the same effect but now for free.



If you've got any feedback after hearing my reasoning on either of these changes or you disagree with my choice, I'd love to hear why.