I have been in various chat channels and its really hard for capsuleers to identify themselves to others or for newbros in that chat to know who to turn to for help. I think players should be able to add a 4-8 digit ‘handle/rank/tag/specialty’ next to their name in chat channels and under the name on the chat list. Here are some examples.
Haulers Chat -
’Low Sec’ means you specialize in low sec hauling shipments and taking personal contracts
’JF/Int’ means you can do Jump Freighters & Interceptors
’Hek>Jita’ hauler currently in Hek looking for work to Jita
’HiFrght’ accepting High Sec freighter contracts
Mining Chat -
’Orca’ could mean you understand Orca fittings and skills
’Gas/Ice’ you specialize in knowledge on Gas & Ice mining
’PubFleet’ nice player trying to organize a public mining fleet
Rookie Help -
’Explore’ you can help an exploration related questions
’Combat’ willing to help field questions about combat (locking on targets, damage types etc)
’CorpAgent’ person who represents a Corp and is looking for newbro recruits
’Newbro’ this could be a tag that is given to new players for the first month or so. This way others are more inclined to lend a helping hand or advice.
Abyssal Lurkers -
’T4-5 Fire’ specialize in high end firestorm filament runs
’Ishtar’ knowledgeable about Ishtar fits for Abyssal Deadspace
’Solo Frig’ does solo frigate runs exclusively
’GilaOP’ could be a tag that others copy and form a small community within the chat channel that agree Gilas are OP
General/any chat -
’AFK’ so people know that you are actually gone and not just ignoring them
’L4Corp’ Looking for a Corp to join
’Memer’ I am here for fun and offer no real advice
’(rank)’ way to assign yourself or others ranks within corp chat channels
’RPing’ currently roleplaying
’AmmoBPs’ someone who is currently looking to buy or sell their ammo BPs
’HNR-Orca’ likely has an Orca on the Hyper Net Relay
The list can go on. You can edit your own ‘tag’ in each chat channel and do it instantly based on your needs, who you want to help, or self identify as a specialist in a certain field. I think this is a feature that can benefit anyone whether you are a trader, hauler, corp CEO, miner, solo pvper, or an explorer. Tags would allow you to bring out more individuality, group content, personal profit and another layer of culture to chat channels.
Please add this CCP!