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Receiving mentorhelp responses should play a sound
#1
Title. Receiving mentorhelp responses should play a sound, similarly to receiving adminhelps. 
Ideally it should be non-intrusive and not too loud, to not distract a player from playing the game, but at the same time, instantly recognizable upon receiving a said response.

The reason for that is, from my perspective as a mentor, people sometimes just miss the messages we send them. I've noticed that once in a while, I answer a question from a player, then not long after that, I receive the same question from them again.
And it's completely understandable imo, as the chat spam that happens ingame, especially on Goon 1, makes players miss the responses we send them. It's not an issue on my side, as I can copypaste the answer and send it to them again, but it makes me wonder: how often the scenario when I send someone a message, they receive it, they miss it due to the chat spam, and they don't ask the question again, thinking that mentors are inactive happens?

So any kind of sound being played upon receiving an mhelp response would, in my opinion, help players notice when exactly they receive it. I know for a fact that it's a feature on other servers because a while ago someone mentioned in one of the mentorhelps that they're used to mentorhelp system from another server where receiving mhelps does play a sound, and that's why they missed my message.
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#2
Clear, crisp, friendly
https://youtu.be/lbuW6zIuUo4
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#3
I have been working on sounds for this exact thing! It's something that I've thought we needed for awhile. I have a bunch made up and a few favourites that I'm still tweaking, but yeah definitely something in my opinion that is needed.

edit: here's one that I came up with that would fit well in my opinion. Two-tone chime ending on a high note to give it a friendly feeling rather than a monotone thing like an admin message that makes you clench.

http://puu.sh/Hv5ZP/e8df81d5ca.ogg
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(04-03-2021, 06:47 AM)Frank_Stein Wrote: Clear, crisp, friendly
https://youtu.be/lbuW6zIuUo4

Hmm it seems TOO friendly.
Get popecrunch to burp into the mic and yell HEY SOMEONE ANSWERED YOU and then I'm happy.
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#5
Definetely. There's been a noticeable amount of MentorHelps that haven't been getting replies back from players, which I'm guessing is probably coming from the fact that you can play most of the game now without having to look at the chat box once. Ideally, I think the prompt for recieveing an answer from mentorhelps should also be more clear. Now that dark mode for the chatbox is the default option, purple text on a grey background blends in too much.
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(04-03-2021, 08:01 AM)virvatuli Wrote: edit: here's one that I came up with that would fit well in my opinion. Two-tone chime ending on a high note to give it a friendly feeling rather than a monotone thing like an admin message that makes you clench.
http://puu.sh/Hv5ZP/e8df81d5ca.ogg

Thanks Virva, I went ahead and PR'd the idea:
https://github.com/goonstation/goonstation/pull/4224
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