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My idea is to add calls via holopdad, like in Star Wars. This is how it would work: Anyone walks up to any holopad, and clicks on it. This brings up two options, one to summon an AI, and one to make a call. Making a call brings up a lost of all holopads on station, Clicking on one sends the call. For example, the captain walks up to his holopad in his office, and makes a cal to the holopad in the head of security's office. The holopad in the HoS office pings a few times, and it says something like "Incoming call from: Captain's office." Then, the call can be ignored, or anyone can click on the recieving holopad to reject or accept the call. If the call is accepted, the captain's view changes to that of the camera in the HoS office, and his image appears on the HoS holopad, which he can then move around, just like the AI. (Then how would you exit the call, if not by just moving away from the holopad? Hmnn... perhaps you cannot move your holopad image. I don't really mind.) If the call is declined, it informs the person who called, and that's that.


Obviously open to criticism or changes to my original suggestion, this is just the best way I thought of.





EDIT; Butte suggested an all-call for captains. We could give some IDs, all heads of staff, or maybe just captains, the ability to appear on every holopa on the station, to add that little bit of extra flair to an announcement.

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Sounds cool, could it be coded though?

 

Bay has it, not sure how easy a port would be but it's at least feasible.


I'm supportive of this, holocalls are neat.

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cool idea, but what if people aren't near the receiving holopad?


also, would this work during a tcomms blackout?


also what if an AI wanted to use that telepad?

 

1) The call rings out, and after thirty seconds, the calling pad pings out "No answer, or something."


2) Yes, it would. AI can use a holopad during TComms blackout.


3) What happens when two AIs try to use the same holopad? That happens.

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Time to be a killjoy

if you make a call how do you see what's on the other side?

So yeah

a hologram of the room?

i think just make it so you stand on the holopad but can't use it to see,just to speak like a phonecall only that your other people can see a hologram of you

this would result in more interesting interactions with holopad calls towards traitors and stuff

:v

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Time to be a killjoy

if you make a call how do you see what's on the other side?

So yeah

a hologram of the room?

i think just make it so you stand on the holopad but can't use it to see,just to speak like a phonecall only that your other people can see a hologram of you

this would result in more interesting interactions with holopad calls towards traitors and stuff

:v

 


I said you see through the room's camera - a hologram of the room would appear on the pad, giving anyone next to or on the pad the ability to see the room.

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