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avatar Pangamma
Level 55 : Grandmaster Pixel Painter
I was on the server one day and a huge group of players were speaking in Polish. I wanted to be able to converse with them but was unable to because I would have to be using google translator constantly. And I asked them to speak English, but they didn't understand me, or didn't understand how to speak English. Most people would ban these guys, or mute them, or force them to talk in another channel.

I decided to take a different approach this time.

I did some custom plugin work. Now, any time someone uses
/lang en
they will only see text that has been translated to English. And if they try
/lang pl or /lang ja
the text will be translated into polish or japanese.

Then, in case the translations are a bit wacky, I make it so people can still see the original text the other people typed in as long as they hover on the : symbol.

[1][Rank] Name : <---- hover on that thing to see the original message they typed.

It will bring the server together, I'm sure. Tomorrow when they come on I look forward to trying this out.
What do you think of this approach? Would you use it on your server?

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  • GameDoctor
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Engineer
  • March 21, 2019, 12:38 am
Good idea!
  • VWReloaded
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Network
  • March 20, 2019, 12:23 pm
This is awesome, would use!
very clever ^^ i was on a server once with someone who spoke spanish, but i didnt understand them. lucky for me i could decipher some of it.
  • Surr
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • March 19, 2019, 10:54 am
This plugin deserves more views! This sounds amazing!

I'm mind-blown!
  • Pangamma
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Pixel Painter
  • March 19, 2019, 12:03 pm
Thank you! Have you tried using it yet? You can test it out on the server.
I like it, this will help players communicate and have fun together. If I had a server I would definitely use a plugin like this.
  • Pangamma
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Pixel Painter
  • March 19, 2019, 12:06 pm
The one thing that is a little bit tricky to export is controlling the chat format for individual servers
If I had a server, I would totally use this on it. There are so many servers which restrict players to only English which for the most part is fine, but this is brilliant. Moderation might be hard though, since it's not exact and unless you have someone who can speak the language you couldn't be 100% sure what they were saying. Still, 10/10
  • Pangamma
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Pixel Painter
  • March 18, 2019, 9:06 pm
Thank you! =D I'm really happy I was able to get it working so well. It's a total game changer like you say.

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