The Bridge

Can I have your picture so I can show Santa what I want for Christmas?

03/12/2021 07:02 Written by Shadow_X

Seasons greetings everyone,

The Events Team is back with another Winter Wonderland on chat, Every day you log in, you will be able to collect a Christmas Ornament, when you have collected enough you will receive a brand new throw emote for more information, check the previous bridge notice here or contact a navigator.



On Sunday 19th December at 7.01pm is the return of our Big Christmas Quiz with further chances to win the new throw emotes. This is then followed by our Winters Ball, this will be held in the Winter Ball room on the Adult deck. You have to have a photochat picture to enter the ball.



As it's the festive season, We are relaxing the rules on Photochat pictures, you can have any picture that is seasonal from now as your Photochat picture. IE Wintery Filters/Christmas themed (Seasonal pictures can only be uploaded in December, and must be removed by 7th January 2022). We will be awarding text effects and other emotes at random to those that take part in the Photochat event.



This isn't all though, if you look at ChatGames profile. We have asked 12 famous people to dress up as santa for our seasonal game. All you have to do is figure out who we've asked by sending a shipmail to ChatGames with all of the names by 11:59pm on the 25th of December, everyone who entered will be in a pot depending on if they got all the answers right or not and drawn at random to win a prize.



Here is a clue to each one:
Santa A - Racer - This champion had some mighty red steeds.
Santa B - Actor - Some people need friends like her.
Santa C - Wrestler - Granite isn't harder than this dude.
Santa D - Singer - This girl is the only one in the world and she needs an umbrella.
Santa E - Actor - Some say he went to hell unnaturally.
Santa F - Royal - One does like two birthdays, when one can.
Santa G - Actor - Don't try put one of his characters in your Mexican food.
Santa H - Actress - The only way to act is sisterly.
Santa I - Singer - This maths is giving me the shivers.
Santa J - Socialite - Some say that one night is enough.
Santa K - Comedian - This small guy needs a Ride Along.
Santa L - Billionaire - Even at Christmas, Cranberry isn't his favourite fruit.



Good luck and from all the Navigators, we wish you a pleasant festive season. Whatever you do this winter, we hope you can make the most of it and stay safe. Chat will be here to escape the festivities for a bit.


From your Jingle Belled Events Team.


Winter is here!

30/11/2021 10:04 Written by dominic_2005


Ahoy passengers and crew.


The winter season is finally upon us. Well, it has been for some time now, but we mean it is December!

That means things start to get glitzy on the Chat. This year, there are a few changes.

The first one you will notice, is the wreath is gone! Well, not gone, but low profiled. It still works the same way, the top left icons change its transparency and you can still click on it to hide it to the left.




Brand New Quest

We also have a brand new quest this year. You will still be hunting for a bauble each day in the Chat. But now, instead of cluttering up space in your window and forgetting where you put them, they will now go on your very own Christmas tree.



Located in the Logbook, you can decorate it how you wish, and best of all, it will remember where you put them. Even has a snazzy animation into position when you revisit the page.


Each time you find a Bauble in the Chat, visit this page to activate it, and it will show up at the top. Simply click/tap to drag it onto the tree.

The baubles will appear somewhere in the Chat from the 1st December, and there will be a new one to find each day.

Collect enough and you will win a brand new Throw Emote!



Any questions or issues, contact a Navigator.


Going to the chapel and we need your help.....

15/11/2021 14:36 Written by Shadow_X

 

 Going to the chapel and we need your help.....

 

 

 

Dear Chatters and Crew,


As some of you are aware, chat and our navigators give you the option to have virtual chat ceremonies, so we thought we'd get you involved in some of that behind the scene preparation. When we do the ceremonies. part of that is doing the certificates and sometimes we do invites aswell to show you have been married, adopted etc. So it's time for a little competition.


Below is a few examples of some of the certificates that we use for these ceremonies. We are giving you the chance to design these certificates and invites for your chance to win a prize and the chance to see your designs used as images in these ceremonies.

 

 

We have a number of ceremonies that you could design for: Wedding, Adoption, Divorce, Best Friends. You can design for as many ceremonies you like but each category we will pick one overall winner and they will get a prize. All you have to do is design the invite and certificate and then upload it to the ChatVicar's profile.


There is a few requirements:
Maximum sizes for each image is 400x400 and must be under 4mb.
They must not contain any copywrited images: ie No big cola can/Mickey Mouse in the middle of the certificate/invite.


The competition will close on 30th November.

Have fun designing,

The Ceremonies & Events Team


Pandora's Box is sealed again!

08/11/2021 14:21 Written by Shadow_X

 

So quite a lot of you took part in this years Halloween game and have been asking who won. The scores have been totted up and to save you spamming the our lovely Navigators with requests about what the answers and who won. Here are the answers: 

Pink Sump - Pumpkins.
Rocker It Tart - Trick or Treat.
Shovel Aw Allel - All Hallows Eve.
Marge Pir Re - Grim Reaper.
verse Lew Ow - Werewolves.
Cwtch rif at - Witchcraft
Nuthouse Heads - Haunted houses.
Snobs Met To - Tombstones.
Has Been - Banshee.
Pro Secs - Corpses.
Creme it see - Cemeteries
Perm Visa - Vampires ( or Rave Imps )
Knifes ant ern - Frankenstein

Three winners chosen at random are:

Bad-Karma
Kasdeya
Laura2343

Those who didn't get them all quite right and was put into a lucky dip also chosen at random are:

Mooo_Girlie
Scottishcutie
suPeRsoNic_sHriMp

Prizes will be coming your way soon. Thank you all for playing and until next time, have a great November Regards,

The Bonfirerific Events Team

 


Changes within the Senior Navigator Team

26/10/2021 23:16 Written by TigerBear

 

Dear Chatters

 

We've made some changes to our Senior Navigating Team.

 

Kel-x is now a Chief Navigator and will work alongside Shadow_X to keep the ship sailing on a steady but exciting course.

 

dominic_2005 and Stevesterrrrr have been working hard behind the scenes on graphics, programming, and other admin tasks. In recognition of this, they have been promoted to members of the Chat Team. They'll still be around on Chat but won't be doing so much of the day-to-day navigating.

 

As always, if you need help, please look for a Navigator by pressing F2 (if you see dominic_2005 or Stevesterrrr on the list, just ignore them as they'll be busy drinking coffee and eating biscuits).

 

Happy chatting and thank you for sailing with Lycos Chat.

 

/hugs
TigerBear


Is that that thing Halloweenie or are you just happy to see me?

11/10/2021 18:34 Written by Shadow_X

Help!, Grandma is a witch!

Happy Halloween! The events team have come up with a few tricks and treats this year, this bridge notice will have all the information contained within it, so read it carefully.

First of all, we've thrown together a nice spooky theme to cover the holiday. Special thanks to all involved, If you head to the Halloween Room on The Galley deck you will see that Grandma has turned into a witch and is flying around on her broomstick, If you manage to get her down you can win this years brand new throw emote.

Secondly, We're having a Quiz for all you fastest brainboxes on 31st October at 7:01pm in the Quiz Show room, a spooktastic Quiz will be held with some excellent prizes. After all that quizzing, we're holding a fancy dress party for everyone in the Monster Bash party room located on the Adult Deck.

Some of you might be thinking how can it be a fancy dress party on chat? well, a lot of you liked the having a scary/halloween themed photochat pictures last year. So we're bringing it back from today until the 7th of November, the photochat rules will be relaxed* to allow you to upload a halloween themed photochat picture submissions. So with this in mind you can upload a picture of someone scary etc, preferably you in fancy dress, but we will give you some leeway with this.

Lastly, we have a spooky anagram game, re-arrange the following 13 anagrams into halloweenie things and shipmail ChatGames with your answers, by Midnight 31st October,  both everyone who got all of them right & those that haven't will be put in two separate pots and drawn to win a treat or maybe a trick? Who knows?

1: Pink Sump
2: Rocker It Tart
3: Shovel Aw Allel
4: Marge Pir Re
5: verse Lew Ow
6: Cwtch rif at
7: Nuthouse Heads
8: Snobs Met To
9: Has Been
10: Pro Secs
11: Creme it see
12: Perm Visa
13: Knifes ant ern

So what are you waiting for? Get your spooooook on!

(*Halloween PhotoChat will still be subject to some rules, such as they must be scary/halloween related and must be removed by midnight on the 8th of November)

 

 

 

P.S For those that keep asking, the witch is called elmo and the broom is called Dave.  Happy Halloween


Don't be a /wimp, use your /think.

04/10/2021 12:25 Written by Shadow_X

 Extended until 10th October

 

Ahoy Passengers and Crew,

 

Do you wish there was more emote to choose from? Have you got an idea for an emote?, are you a diamond user that has too many custom emotes? If the answer to any of the above questions is "YES!" then your time has come.

 

We're looking for new and exciting emotes to add to the repertoire of existing base commands and this is your chance to add your mark on the chat, what we need is for you to submit your best ideas for new emotes and they maybe added to chat. What do you get in return? Well apart from some awesome new emotes to use, we're going to pick a few of them that are added and give the sender a prize.

 

So how do you submit ideas? I hear, all you need to do is send a shipmail to Kewtiepie with your idea(s) and four examples how they would be used.  So male to female, female to male, to all, and to yourself.

 

Example for: /penny

1.Shadow_X  cheers for elmo123, the penny has finally dropped 

2.Shadow_X looks for a pretty penny

3.Shadow_X sees a wishing well and throws a penny into it

4.Shadow_X cheers for dominic_2005, the penny has finally dropped 

 

Once you have sent your submission, they will be collated and the best ones will be added for everyone to use, be as creative as you like. Obviously overly offensive/rude ideas will not be considered but other than that the emotes are at your call. You have until the 30th of September to send your ideas to Kewtiepie  so get your thinking caps on!

 

Kind Regards,

The Emoteful Games Team


What is a Navigator?

Navigators are chatters who volunteer to spend a lot of time helping out and keeping order on the chat.


The ideal Navigator knows every little secret on the Chat, he or she is extremely patient, both when helping out newbies and when dealing with occasional trouble.


Only very experienced chatters become Navigators, so if you feel like helping others and want to help make the chat a nice place for everyone, it could be just the challenge for you.

How to become a Navigator

Would you like to be a Chat Navigator?

Before answering this question there are some things you should know.

Being a Navigator is not an easy role to fulfil. It is demanding, takes hard work and dedication and a lot of online time. Despite this, it's also great fun. Many navigators much prefer it to being a chatter.

  1. As a navigator you're an ambassador for the Chat. This means that chatters watch everything you say and do. Behave inappropriately, and it gives all Navigators a bad name. Being helpful at all times when on and off watch, shows what a great team we are.
  2. Navigators are the first people new chatters meet and their most important task is to make sure that these newbies have a good experience the first time they are on board.
  3. Some chatters will see it as their job to try to wind you up. If they succeed, they win. If they don't, everyone wins :) Therefore you have to be helpful and patient when people ask you a question. As a Navigator your behaviour should be spotless on the chat at all times.

If you are the kind of person who gets emotional easily, then being a navigator may not be for you. You must be objective always; NEVER taking sides, even when your friends are involved, and always play devils advocate. Never make assumptions.
You must be able to keep confidences, both chatters and other Navigators may come to you with problems. And you will also be the first to find out about new things too – you must be able to keep these things close to your chest! Having the patience of a saint too is necessary! Some chatters take a while to help, and you need to ensure that your personality can cope with these demanding times.

You should also ask yourself, Am I a team player? This is a very important question as the Navigator system can only work with a team spirit. All ranks working together for a common goal.

All this said, being a navigator is very rewarding. Just ask any of our existing Navigators and they will tell you that nothing beats the feeling of when you help a chatter or solve a dispute and receive a huge Thank you.
So, still interested? Then you also need to meet the following criteria.
  1. You must have been a chatter for at least 6 months.
  2. You must have a minimum chat rank of Midshipman (although exceptions may be made by Chiefs).
  3. You must have a clear chat record, with no serious bans/behaviour issues in the last 6 months.
  4. You must also have completed the 5 standard chat quests. /sing, /shout, /whisper, /sleep, /love.

    If you are a former navigator ranked 3rd or above and wish to return to the team on any name, please contact a chief navigator to discuss your options.



If you meet the criteria above, you can apply to become a navigator. Depending on the recruitment needs, you may be approached directly, you may be able to contact a 1st or Chief Navigator and express interest, or you may have to take the exam, or any combination of these. We reserve the right to change the recruitment methods at any time, and this is at the discretion of Chief Navigators.

If you would like to be a navigator, and do not qualify yet, then take this time to get to know everything there is to know about the chat. The more you know, the more you'll be able to help others.

Keep an eye on the bridge for opportunities to join as a navigator!