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Hiding the chat mid-race

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:59 am
by URV
A lot of players tend to be easily distracted by the in-game chat. In competitive races, this can definitely be an issue. Since there are also players like me, who instead prefer seeing the various quips, taunts, or important information that may be provided through the in-game chat, I am not very keen on discouraging mid-race chatting. As a result, I would like to suggest an option for players to hide new chat messages while they are still racing.

In addition to this, I think it would be helpful to be able to check the chat history (using Page Up/Down, perhaps), so these players would still be able to read the missed messages after they cross the finish line. It would also be very helpful for hosts, when the chat is going by too fast.

Re: Hiding the chat mid-race

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:25 pm
by SebR
+1 with URV

Re: Hiding the chat mid-race

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:11 pm
by Deanfun
+1

Re: Hiding the chat mid-race

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:29 pm
by Santiii727
+1, mmud appprove this.

Re: Hiding the chat mid-race

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:34 pm
by mmudshark
I agree

Re: Hiding the chat mid-race

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:11 pm
by MarraX
+1 for me too

Re: Hiding the chat mid-race

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:08 am
by Kiwi
I like the second idea very much.

But how can the first idea be solved in a good way? Is activating/deactivating via button a possibility, or would it be a general setting in the game options menu?

Mid race chat is especially anoying when there are a lot of players in the lobby, and some individuals write more blurgh then others. If it is a menu setting, it‘s a little bit complicated to switch. Because especially on races with low amount of players or players who know each other very well, I don‘t want to disable in-game-chat.

So there should be a fast possibility to activate/deactivate.

Edit: I didn‘t wrote the word Rv Loco in the third part. This is some kind of auto correction. Replace it with the word of things coming out from the other side from your mouth.

Re: Hiding the chat mid-race

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:00 pm
by URV
I initially thought of just having it as an extra option in the general settings, but you make a good point there. Having a hotkey (or at least the ability to assign one) to easily enable or disable the chat could prove quite useful, yes.

Re: Hiding the chat mid-race

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:27 pm
by Vogelrok
Sounds interesting. Chat spam can be really annoying.

Re: Hiding the chat mid-race

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:34 pm
by Balesz
+0.5
I'd better like to have the chat size editable, so you still can see the chat while you have a decent view angle.

As long as it's not implemented yet, you can try to paint the text file 0;0;0, so you won't see the chat :tubers:, it can be useful for competitions.

Re: Hiding the chat mid-race

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:00 pm
by L!LMexican
+1
with URV

Re: Hiding the chat mid-race

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:05 am
by ZipperZbieracz
okay