SunRuanEr
 subscriber, 241 posts
Wed 22 Apr 2020
at 04:20
Bug? Unable to send private lines to my NPCs
Didn't put this in the new site design thread because I noticed it happens on both live and responsive.

I can, when writing a post, send a private line to any PC in the game (whether controlled by me or someone else), but I can only send private lines to NPCs if they are *NOT* controlled by me. This happens with both single- and multi-recipient private lines.  This happens as a player or as a GM. (Further testing indicates that I can manually write in the code to send a private line, it's just the drop-down menu that isn't showing my NPCs. That's a bit too risky for me to actually try to make use of normally, though.)

I'm sure you're thinking 'But Sun, why do you need to send a private line to your own character, NPC or otherwise?', but sometimes it's handy to actually have private communication between the characters saved so that it can be remembered later - so that I'm not re-reading a thread months later and going 'Okay, now what did Person X whisper to Person Y again?' because I've forgotten it if it isn't written down.
Ski-Bird
 subscriber, 92 posts
Wed 22 Apr 2020
at 10:26
Bug? Unable to send private lines to my NPCs
I've done this before leave myself notes in a specific post, I mean.  I find it very helpful.

I used the 'Private to GM' function as the GM to leave a line of text that the players could not see.
Gaffer
 member, 1618 posts
 Ocoee FL
 45 yrs of RPGs
Wed 22 Apr 2020
at 18:30
Bug? Unable to send private lines to my NPCs
I follow Ski-Bird's method as well.
SunRuanEr
 subscriber, 242 posts
Wed 22 Apr 2020
at 18:55
Bug? Unable to send private lines to my NPCs
That's a good solution, for games where you're the GM. I hadn't thought about that.

Unfortunately won't help much if you're a player, though.
Gaffer
 member, 1620 posts
 Ocoee FL
 45 yrs of RPGs
Wed 22 Apr 2020
at 20:27
Bug? Unable to send private lines to my NPCs
In reply to SunRuanEr (msg # 4):

If it's something your player is whispering to an NPC, you can put it in a PM to the GM with a text like [I whisper to Clara Bow: "I'm madly in love with you, Miss."]
SunRuanEr
 subscriber, 243 posts
Wed 22 Apr 2020
at 20:41
Bug? Unable to send private lines to my NPCs
Well, Clara Bow /is/ definitely worth of being madly in love with, so that's a good suggestion too. On both counts. =)

For my curiosity, though, is there a reason why no one can send private lines to NPCs if they control them? GMs included? I mean, obviously you guys have given some good workarounds and that's great, so it's no longer an issue... but it still seems like a really bizarre omission. That's why I assumed it was some sort of bug.