Stop the emote spam at social events!
Simbo has been busy lately, working on a new plugin designed to reduce the amount of emote messages that fill up your chat window at large events.
Please note that Babble has now gotten a static page, where any new versions will be released. Further comments on the plugin should be added there, since comments on this blog post have been closed. Please visit the Babble page here!
Babble is a plugin designed to reduce the amount of emotes you receive during larger events.
It sends only “filtered” emote messages to your standard chat window, excluding any of the more common emote messages. The plugin comes with a predefined list of the “usual suspect” emotes from busy social events (dance, clap, cheer, etc.), which will be auto-removed and not shown in your chat window when Babble is enabled.
You can easily add to this, or even remove those emotes you want to see. Additionally, you can filter emotes from different players, so you can still see all emotes directed towards yourself or those delivered by your good friends.
Babble is notified whenever an emote is received and, if it doesn’t match a list of “blocked” emotes, it sends the emote to the “Standard” chat channel. This means that for Babble to be effective, you need to turn off the filter for Emotes in your main chat window and make sure that Standard is enabled, so that you then only receive the filtered emotes. Just right-click on the chat window tab, and you’ll be able to choose which chat channels are displayed in that window.
It is worth noting that the plugin cannot actually stop emotes being received. You would still need to turn off Emotes in your filters for the chat window. The plugin is simply re-sending new, filtered, messages to your standard channel.