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Working on new deployment for online gaming

First off, thank you to all the people making OCPortal.  This really is looking like the CMS I have been searching for.  It has all the pieces I need without a ton of add ons and such.

I am working toward an online RPG played through chat.  I would like for my users to be able to alias themselves through chat.  I would like to be able to restrict such aliases to their characters (so no one can impersonate someone else).  Is this easily done?  If not, I may have to look at some other solution there (prefer to avoid that, if possible, though).

Having a different login for each character is not an ideal solution because of forum headaches and the like.  

I am not looking to have someone write a ton of code, and this is a fairly specific application.  Still, I see a few other people running games through chats so I may not be the only person in the entire world looking to do this.  :)
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Let me see if I understand you correctly?

You want a user to log into your site under one name (Lierra for example) and then enter the chat rooms with a different name (foofighter for example) and/or use multiple different names for chat all tied to the one login for the site?

So Leirra could have 10 characters all tied to their 1 account that noone else could use?

If that is what you are asking that's probably a lot trickier than it might seem. At least to implement properly where you account for things like stale characters names being alowed back in the pool of what's available etc.
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Yes, you understand correctly Duck.  Thank you for responding.  I was hoping it would not be that bad.

I am not worried about stale character names, though, so at least there is that.  I just do not want someone else to be able to log in as foofighter if I have reserved that name for me.

As I see it in my head, I was going to add a catalog for the characters that contained their information (including their name).  The tricky part would be allowing a command in chat to /alias foofighter and have it verify that against a list of names associated with Leirra (compare "foofighter" to User.Characters.CharacterNames or select from DB or what have you).

If that is not possible, I may have to look at other chat options as having everything tied to the base player ID is undesirable and a separate login for each character is even worse with regard to forum messages and the like.
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Well I am not quite sure how the chat system works but I would think it would be a considerable overhaul to add separate login function to the chat system from the the users account. Personally I would be more apt to spend the time adding that type of feature to the ocWorld addon instead. At least with that you can already do more towards designing an RPG I would think.

But maybe someone else would be interested in looking into the chat modification for you we'll see.
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If it is a complete overhaul, I will look for something else.  I really didn't think it would be.

Finding chat systems these days can be so much fun.
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