Room 208

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To avoid running over each other (and the GM) when doing IRC RPs, I propose the Ping System.

How it works

The idea behind this system is to avoid situations where the GM starts typing a response to something he saw in-chat (or the next scene in the RP), and is constantly forced to adjust his message as other, faster-typing players repeatedly input actions and speech. It also prevents situations where players may be caught sending massages that are inappropriate given the now-changed situation. Lastly, this also makes the dialogue flow more naturally, as opposed to several instances where the entirety of the cast spends up to 30 seconds speaking amongst each other every time an NPC says something, or the party enters another room.

Edge Case Handling

What say you?: