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Happy New Year

01/01/2017 14:42 Written by HarbourMaster



Dear Passengers and Crew,

From all of us at Lycos Chat, we wish you a very Happy New Year. Here's to 2017 being a great one.

ChatTeam

Treemendus Christmas

21/12/2016 18:57 Written by Shadow_X

 

 

Are you a dab hand with the tinsel?

 

Fancy a chance of getting some sweet chat bling?


Can you decorate your way out of a wet paper bag?

 

 

'Tis the season to be jolly and we're looking for some sweet decorated trees from our chatters, show off your tree skills. Whether you're an apprentice elf or a santa of decorations with the christmas lights. We want to see how creative you are.

 

When your tree's decorated, take a picture with your chat name near it, send it to gameteamwbc@gmail.com for a chance to win.

 

Please note: The email address above is ONLY to be used for the chat competition, it is not monitored 24/7 and therefore cannot be used for anything other than the competition

 

 

 

The Judges will review the photos at the end of the period and announce the winners shortly afterwards, we are currently aiming for a top three but if we get a lot of submissions we may at our discretion award more prizes.





So what's the point, I hear you thinking. Bragging rights and some chat package prizes to the winners We want to give some fun to our chatters as well as something to show off our chatters skills.





Merry Christmas,
Your festively fun games team

 

Let's kiss under the Mistletoe...

18/12/2016 12:13 Written by HarbourMaster

Ho Ho Ho,

Merry Christmas to all our Passengers and Crew.

You'll see that the Sailor has been busy decorating the ship. The garland is up, the room designs are festive and you have the chance to solve a brand new Christmas quest *S*



You already have lots of decorations to keep your screen festive, but each day between now and Christmas you'll find more hidden in rooms, like this:



If you find one, just add it to your garland. The Captain LOVES Christmas and wants every screen looking extra festive this year.

If you collect enough, he's sure to reward you *S* Imagine if the mistletoe was right there when you're chatting with your love? Teehee. 

Just so you know....

You can minimise your garland and decorations by clicking on it. You can also fade it by clicking the little Christmas tree in thetop left corner. Also, if you'd prefer a more festive theme, there's also a little paintbrush you can click to get you in the spirit:



From all of us here at Lycos Chat, we WISH YOU A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS

ChatTeam

Frosty the snowman, was a very naughty man!

15/12/2016 18:41 Written by Shadow_X

 

Why did Santa's helper see the doctor?

Because he had a low "elf" esteem!

 

 

 

It's nearly Christmas so lets have a really fun quiz.

 

Sunday 18th December at 7.30pm.  The questions will be Christmas themed to stick with the season.

 

Prizes are as follows:

 

1st Prize a 30 day Sapphire

2nd Price a 10 day Sapphire

3rd Prize a 3 day Sapphire

 

Depending how many of you play, there may be additional prizes and maybe some throw emotes given away.  

 

You have to be in it, to win it.  Even if you don't win it, don't be boring.  Join in and have fun.

Armistice Day

11/11/2016 09:45 Written by gwen1

Posted to All Chatters and Navigators

 

 

Good Morning All,

 

 

Today at 11am UK time we invite everyone to join us in a 2 minute silence to remember all those who have fallen.

 

 

Regards,

 

The Navigator Team

 

Pumpkin Carving Contest Winners

01/11/2016 11:08 Written by Shadow_X

 

Well this year we decided to do something different and had a pumpkin carving competition, we had some great entries and the winners are as follows.

 

 

The Winner is BonnieBunnie with her Pepper Pig pumpkin, the judges just thought it was a different take on the normal ones.  Who won a 30 day Sapphire.

 

 

 

HarlEy_QuInNy was the second place winner with her mr Potatoe Head pumpkin. Who won a 10 day Sapphire.

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to the winners, you can all look forward to some more competitions in the future with some great prizes.

Halloween ChatQuests 2016

29/10/2016 13:51 Written by Shadow_X

 

Dear Ghosts, Ghouls and Vampires,

 

This year we have decided to do something a bit different for Halloween.

 

You can decorate your chat with a Halloween banner, and you choose which banner you want just by clicking the pumpkin.

 

 

 

The Ballroom has also had a spooky update.

 

 

 

We also have a great fun ChatQuest for you, when you log on you will find random scary ornaments around the chat.  Once you collect enough of them, you will get a throw emote.

 

 

Happy Halloween

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!

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