Messages from multiplayer game persisting in single player

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swaq
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Messages from multiplayer game persisting in single player

#1 Post by swaq » Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:22 pm

Version 2019-11-12.9f541b0

I played my turn in the multiplayer game, resigned to menu, then immediately loaded a single player game. The result was that the messages window was not cleared (screenshot attached).
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Re: Messages from multiplayer game persisting in single player

#2 Post by JonCST » Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:06 am

Conversely, Private Messages (PM) in multi-player games are not preserved across logins. If player A "whispers" to player B, that text will be invisible to player B after they log out and log back in.

More inconveniently, one can only PM player who is logged into the server at the same time as you are.

If player A is logged on, and player B is not, attempting to "/pm B message" will result in an error, and the message is not sent. If if it was sent, player B wouldn't see it when they log on.

Clearly this is an issue when players are in different time zones, and thus rarely logged on at the same time.

Jon

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Re: Messages from multiplayer game persisting in single player

#3 Post by Geoff the Medio » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:02 am

swaq wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:22 pm
I played my turn in the multiplayer game, resigned to menu, then immediately loaded a single player game. The result was that the messages window was not cleared (screenshot attached).
This could be argued to be working correctly / as intended...

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Re: Messages from multiplayer game persisting in single player

#4 Post by swaq » Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:57 pm

Geoff the Medio wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:02 am
swaq wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:22 pm
I played my turn in the multiplayer game, resigned to menu, then immediately loaded a single player game. The result was that the messages window was not cleared (screenshot attached).
This could be argued to be working correctly / as intended...
It's not a bug, it's a feature! It's certainly not harmful, I was just a little surprised by it.

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Re: Messages from multiplayer game persisting in single player

#5 Post by alleryn » Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:28 pm

swaq wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:57 pm
It's not a bug, it's a feature! It's certainly not harmful, I was just a little surprised by it.
Well it is a record of the messages you've received...Starting a new game doesn't necessarily change that. Personally I don't find it surprising. I wouldn't expect starting a new game to vacate all my previous messages.

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