Let me start off by making clear that this is a very small issue; it’s not a bug or a glitch, and we certainly can find ways around it. Just something that’d make our lives easier, a coding project for a rainy day if you will.
Ankh-Morpork MUSH is still a baby in terms of playerbase, and what we have is spread out across time zones. Coordinating between people is made a million times easier by the web portal, allowing scenes to happen (if at a slower pace) even if we can’t always get everyone on the grid at the same time. This is fantastic!
However, coordination can be tricky sometimes too. Let’s say Andrew and Avery have just had a conversation in which one dropped a bomb that the other new needs to go ask Rose about. Rose, unfortunately, is in another time zone or hasn’t been on the grid today. Rose isn’t on the Discord server, and players are certainly not expected to hand over their real life contact info. So how does Andrew tell Rose that he desperately needs her for a scene?
So here’s the idea: A plugin or page for the web portal upon which to register desired future scenes. Andrew would put in his request and next time Rose logs in she’ll see something along the lines of ‘Andrew is requesting a scene with you and Avery’ in her notifications.
It’s a small thing. But speaking as someone with social anxiety, it would be a big thing for me, and I suspect I’m not the only person either who’s prone to struggling with coordination. “I don’t feel anyone’s really interested in playing with -me-” is a complaint I’ve heard on every single game I’ve been staff on since 1995. It’s usually not true. It’s just that there is no easy way for others to notify that they do, if they don’t actually spot people on grid.
Anyways, rainy day. But very appreciated if somebody has nothing else to do.