Editor Text Chat

It’d be nice to have a text box in the editor we could use to talk to collaborators. Voice chat works, but I feel there’s some opportunities for improving overall workflow if we had a chat box that operated similarly to an MMO chatbox.

For example, features that could potentially ease burden of navigation and communication:

  1. Being able to link entities in the chat. Any player in the editor could click on that entity and focus it in the world tree
  2. Being able to link templates in the chat. Any player in the editor could click on that template and be brought to the template editor
  3. Linking sounds that can be previewed just by clicking on the chat. (Eg. “Hey, what about this sound effect? [Phone 1]”)
  4. Being able to link to scripts, or even script lines. (eg. “Hey, I can’t figure this out, can you take a look? [SpawnUserScript#46]”)
  5. Same thing as above, but for widgets.
  6. Being able to link your current position. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had an exchange like “hey come look at this” followed by “Where are you”.
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