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There are 4 general commands available to players as they are playing instruments:
When you begin to play, your most basic command is /startmusic. This will bring up music playlist window that gives you a list of the songs you currently know. You must have your instrument equipped before you may begin playing music. To start a song without the window, type in /startmusic + the song name, for example: /startmusic starwars1
To stop playing music the command is /stopmusic
After a player stops performing, they have to wait 8 seconds before being able to begin performing again.
The pausemusic command will stop the sound of the player, but the player is able to still continue playing/gaining exp.If the player uses this while grouped it just means that their instrument is removed from the group track. If the entertainer is listened
to indvidually, the patron hears nothing, but can still watch/be healed and such. The command is queued as if it were a flourish so it only executes when it comes up in the queue. When it is executed the silence will last for 10 seconds.
You can switch from one song to another using the "/changemusic [song name]" command (when playing alone). You can leave off the song name, and it will prompt you with a song list. Example : /changemusic starwars1
After you begin playing, you will be able to flourish your avatar, causing him or her to do various moves in the performance as well as changing the song's sound. There are eight possible flourishes per song. You may flourish by using the command /flourish and choosing a number of 1-8. (e.g. /flourish 5) Flourishes use action points when executed.
Action costs for music and dancing abilities varies according to the song or dance played and instrument used. When playing music without using flourishes, a base amount of action points are used per tick. This base is affected by the player's action secondaries. When doing a flourish with any music ability the action drain for this is (base / 2). Dancing also uses a base amount of action however its flourish costs are (basecost x 2) per flourish.
You can stack flourishes and the action costs will be issued, but the flourishes wont execute until they finish animating in the queue.
Queuing in entertainer differs from combat queuing in that there is a preset limit to the amount of total commands that will be stored to execute. For music, the server will store up to 5 flourishes for execution. Any more flourishes performed by the player will simply use action but not be added to the queue.
For dancing, there is no possible queue. Dance flourishes are executed immediately. What this means however is that a dance flourish must fully execute and complete the duration before another flourish can be attempted. Once executed the performance will go back to the base dance unless the player immediately performs another flourish.
All patrons who listen, and, or watch performers will get their Battle Fatigue and mind wounds healed.
The following commands are available to players who wish to interact with performing entertainers:
- /listen :Start listening to your current target
- /listen playerName :Start listening to the designated player
- /stoplistening :Stop listening to an entertainer
- /watch :Start watching your current target
- /watch playerName :Start watching the designated player
- /stopwatching :Stop watching an entertainer
Players may alternatively use the Listen, Stop Listen, Watch, and Stop Watch radial options that appear on the entertainer in order to begin watching the performance. Listening and watching actions and commands will work up to about 60 meters. After this the player will be forced to stop listening/watching. A player may use the radials for up to 32 meters.
The NGE Allows players to watch and listen to players from different groups simultaneously. It is unknown currently how this worked during pre-cu. Presumably a way to handle this would be to make it so that when the player watches one group, the player is simply healed based on whatever rates that the group's healing mods work for. Both groups would heal the player simultaneously at their normal values until the player reaches 0 wounds/bf.
Entertainers cannot listen/watch other entertainers while playing due to client command table restriction. However they can stop performing and listen/watch an entertainer in group, and then begin performing again (while remaining watching/listening). This does not seem to be a bug. This allows for entertainers to heal other entertainers in the same group.