Found an excellent store? Owner not within, but possibly online? Or perhaps you own a store and wish to be notified of a potential customer? Don't like random friend invites or inviting? Then this is a suggestion for you!
I Propose a Store counter bell!
"How does it work?"
If the room owner is not within the room that contains the bell, ringing it will give the owner a simple notification. That way the owner is aware of your presence. Vice versa.
"But i don't want people to spam it!"
Well this can be avoided by:
Removing the bell.
The bell mechanics have a single ring limit per user per visit.
"How would the notification present itself?"
Well initially i am thinking of a simple "ding" sound along with a pop-up tab on the side. Much alike the clan pop-up tabs. The pop-up can simple advise you that it was rung, or it can be more informative by displaying the players name ( but that may be an issue for multiple players ringing the bell ).
"What if the owner is not online at all?"
Well it could show a simple notification to the player who rung the bell. along the lines of "The Owner is currently not online at this time. Perhaps try again later."
"And if the owner is within the room?"
Displays a simple notification to the player who rang: "Sorry, but the owner is currently in the room. Lets try to ring this when it is needed."
Or as such.
"How about cost?"
Personally, i would like to see it within 100-300 cubits. But in the end, if it is implemented it will be upon the development staff. But that doesn't mean we cannot discuss and suggest price.
Additions from feedback:
Warp option to the notification. By Cubic Dragon Wing:
Nice idea. I am usually not in the shop as i now have 2 shops and this could help as we know someone wants to buy from the other shop and a warp could be helpful as wellChanging the ring function to the player who placed the bell instead of room owner. By truehypersonic:
i would like the bell to notify someone other player , then the owner
cause i operate multiple accounts,
i would like my primera to get the notification
"Then how about changing the function to "ring" the one who placed the bell instead of the room owner? Same mechanics as the cash register."
I Would like to encourage thoughts and further idea's upon this. So please, post away in regards to this suggestion.#ImprovedTrading