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We have found a bower pretty and quiet. I softly speak sweet words to my lady-love but something isnt right. My avatar is breathing heavily in his corny heroic pose, stretching his shoulders and occassionaly looking away as if bored or guilty. He's not feeling it and neither am I.
I invite suggestions or examples of exsisting solutions for this problem of cold and indifferent avatars, to get back the humanity that we had back in the days of MUDs.
A couple of ideas from me:
An emotion wheel in the UI. The center is a neutral emotional state, at the outside edges are extremes of emotion with varying intensity in between. Related feelings like Rage and Fear next to each other, Joy and misery opposite. With one click you determine your avatars emotional state which effects automated emotes and stance.
Eye contact. Click on the focus icon then a player to keep your attention on that person. If another group member speaks your gaze turns to them.
TY for reading.