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    Default Sound in the Addon API will SAVE LIVES

    Sound - it's brilliant and everyone loves it. Now RIFT's API is sadly lacking in sound functionality. Some might say, this is a LUA problem, but there are libraries that can do this, I HAVE FAITH in the RIFT Addo-ON team which includes the mighty Zorba can get this done.

    You see, I'm coding an exciting new add-on (the SEQUEL to MISTMARE'S TACKY NOTES) that has alarm functionality which would require sound.

    How often have we played the enthralling RIFT and lost track of time? The Alarm clock Add-on will remind you when to walk the dog, feed the kids or any combination thereof. It's not just about convenience.

    Every day players in Southeast Asia are dying from videogame addiction, so my alarm clock will serve a vital function and SAVES LIVES. Less dead addicts would also make your lawyers happy (less lawsuits for your fine company).

    http://www.alteredgamer.com/pc-gamin...til-they-drop/

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4137782.stm

    http://www.destructoid.com/man-in-ch...on-44916.phtml

    http://www.slashgear.com/diablo-iii-...sion-18239175/

    SAVE LIVES, include sound playback in the addon API

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    the people that play enough to die from playing to much aren't going to set and alarm to tell them to stop...

    Although sounds would be nice for a variety of reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haptiic View Post
    the people that play enough to die from playing to much aren't going to set and alarm to tell them to stop...

    Although sounds would be nice for a variety of reasons.
    Thanks for responding.

    Shhhhh. Hush, you know you want sounds, too.

    There's also that guy who killed his kid through gross negligence. TBH, I think the games should automatically "cut you off" after a ridiculous continuous hours of play e.g like 24-30 or something (you get logged if you're AFK automatically - I noticed it with my addon, so this wouldn't affect people who just stay logged on even when they're not playing). I mean, it should operate on the same concept as bars. 99% of the population can stop drinking but the bartender always has to cut off 1 idiot who would literally drink himself to death if given the chance.

    Plus, it'll SAVE LIVES. For liability reasons, they probably should have something, all the Korean MMOs e.g.NCSoft have a "You've been playing X hours, please get up" message + chime

    Back on track re: sound in the AddON API and yeah, besides saving all those lives, sounds would be neat for our addons, especially MISTMARE'S SUPER ALARM CLOCK.

    Zorba, please?
    Last edited by mistmare; 07-26-2012 at 08:13 PM.

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