Hermes


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Acess & availability

Hermes is a public application used world-wide that is used by 7 out of 10 people. It has differents version of its interface to adjust to the different screens, so far there are three versions: a phone one, a computer one, and a P.A.M one.

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"Why are we here?" I ask Eris through Hermes. She dragged me to a random place and we are now waiting for something. She made clear that if I was to make a sound it better be attacking unless I want to ███████████████████.

"Weird saw Keith and the enemy here and we both know I suck at PVP. Now get ready."

We see a group of people tagged as enemy dragging a tied and blindfolded Keith who doesn't seem to move. Eris raised her bow and shoot at one of the enemies. Sigh I unsheat my sword and run towards them.

Hermes is a messaging application that connects the real world with Altrea dimension and while it originally was made to connect both dimensions, soon it grow bigger than other messaging applications like ███████ and ████████ or even ████.
<--Hermes' logo spacespace Phone's version of the Hermes -->
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Loading screen

The loading screen is a simple (and quick) screen with the logo of Hermes, the name of the app and a loading word which colour intesify as the app loads and then disappears when the app is fully loaded before chaning screens to the chat list.
Blocked, deleted and empty chats will disappear from this list immediatly after leaving the chat screen.

Chat list

After loading the app, in phones the user will appear in the chat's list, where they can find all the chats.
In computer, the list will in the left and will only show the PFP unless the three lines icon (left to the user's PFP) is clicked.
In the P.A.M., the chat's list will not appear unless you click the three dots icon next to the name of the chat that's open.
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Computer's version of the Hermes

Settings

The settings in each device are opened differently. In phone, it is found in the cog icon (top-right). In computer, it is found next to the user's name, its the cog icon next to the microphone and headphone icon (top-center). In the P.A.M., it is found in the cog icon that only appears when clicking the chat list button (the three dots in the top center).

Chats

Individual

Individual chats show on the top of the screen (or the left side if in a computer or in a P.A.M.) the name and PFP of the other user. The messages are surrounded by a speech bubble and the user is located on the right while the receptor is on the left. Clicking on the receptor name or PFP will open a pop-up screen with the information of the receptor if the user has it registered. If the receptor is not registered in the user's Hermes, the name will change to "Unknown", the PFP will be blank and the pop-up screen will give only two options: to block or to add.

Group

Group chats have the group chats, server chats, party chats and guild chats. The messages are not surrounded by a speech bubble, but the locations of the messages stay (left for receptors, right for user). On the top of the screen (or the left side if in a computer or in a P.A.M.) it can be found the group PFP and the group name (if its a server, a party or a guild it will be said in the name, it will also have the name of the room where it was created if applies). Groups from rooms will display the Avatar name of the people while if its not from a room it will display the registered name or "unknown".
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Status

Blocked

Blocked contacts/chats have red lines covering the name and PFP. The chat is also covered by said lines and will be deleted after 1 hour (unless specified otherwise when blocking).

Unknown

Unknown people, in chats not created by rooms will appear without PFP and with "unknown" as their name. Opening their menu will give the user the option to block or add them.

Contacts

They will appear with PFP and the given name. In chat created by rooms they will appear with the Altrea dimension's avatar name unless specified otherwise in their menu.

"I swear that my account got hacked! I would never leak the coords otherwise!" screams Keith after we saved him from the enemy group and healed him. "I connected today to Altrea dimension after y'all were telling about the attack, I never sent the leaked coords message, and I appeared with this group of people, I dont even know which guild they are on, and I was hand-cuffed! Please don't expel me"
Eris seems to believe him, tho I'm not sure if I do and Eris notices it. "I wouldn't made him the informant if I didn't trust him. Relax, Reck. Let's go back and finish moving."

Warrior Saviour - Guild - Red cat clan
Eris34: (quoting KeithPal67: they leeked coords) Today at 11:15
Wait WHAT
Is it our coords?
Keith answer the damned Hermes
Does anyone know about what Keith is talkin?

Eris34: Today at 11:22
IT IS OUR BASE WE ARE UNDER ATTACK
@EVERYONE WE NEED YA
@EVERYONE
JOIN NOW DAMN IT

Today at 11:23 RECKLESSDRAGON
Im joining, Im joining


Basetball72 Today at 11:25
THEY ARE LIKE 20 DUDES WTF
WE ARE A SMALL GUILD WHY ATTACK US?

Duskunk Today at 11:26
Im coming with the FallenGuy's guild, they gonna help us, just wait a couple of minutes

Eris34 Today at 11:29
DAMN IT RECK YOU ARE THE LAST ONE TO CONNECT
RECK! JOIN NOW, ITS AN EMERGENCY!

Phone chat's list
Warrior Savior - Guild - Red cat cl... Eris34: RECK! JOIN NOW, ITS AN E... 11:29
Annoying sis Stop being a dickhead and buy me... yesteday
Ohana forever King_birb: (image) look at this bones, dad 10:28
DND - Server - Critical failures everywh... Shadow: Cat's dead, F in the chat last week Victoria's museum - Party - Group 3 Mon Guide: Remember, next monday at 3pm 9:00
MuninKitsune (image) This is the character concept art 8:18
Colibri talks Tired of paying more than you shoul... 6:43
Tired students of not-Altrea: Unknown: imma gonna fail... +999 (messages) yesterday
DND - Server - Critical failures everywh...
  • (folder) General
  • (chat) general-channel
  • (chat) meme-dump
  • (voice channel) voice-chat
  • (chat) pls-gimme-a-20
  • (chat) the crying zone
    • Add a new channel
    • Add a new folder
Colibri talks
-Hello! How are you?
+Hello? Who is this?
-Tired of paying more than you should for your mobile? Do you want a low cost price? Call us and we'll reduce your tariff at least 20%!
(You blocked this number)
Memorybot Today at 12:21
Farms destroyed, chests ransacked, but they haven't found the valuables chest, we need to move tho

Eris 34 Today at 12:25
Already sent weird to find a new place, @Scraptor can you bring the horses? We'll start moving chests asap
Does anyone know where the heck is Keith? He aint answering the hermes even tho he's in the server

Today at 21:52 RECKLESSDRAGON
Keith leeked the coords probably, that aside, we need to train pvp and get more people, i can't keep jumping into the server to fight them off when i'm in school


Weirdheroine Today at 21:30
I've seen Keith with the enemy, didn't look too happy to be w/ them
 

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3 May, 2021 23:44

I love it!!!! I wanna use this app and join a guild. I don't trust Keith either.

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4 May, 2021 11:11

Thanks! Will Keith be a bad guy? Will Keith be a good guy? We'll see (hopefully in near future)

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3 May, 2021 23:45

I love the work you put into the images and thoughts behind this. So cool! Very lovely work.

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4 May, 2021 11:12

Thank you I'm glad you liked it :D

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4 May, 2021 00:21

Well done! I like the way you detail the program and just Love the images. That's some quality work.

4 May, 2021 11:12

Thanks! I loved doing the images and it makes me so happy that people like them

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4 May, 2021 15:52

This is so cool!!! I'm amazed at the creativity you have with every new element of the world, its awesome!

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4 May, 2021 16:29

Thank you! I'm so happy that you like what I'm doing :D

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4 May, 2021 16:02

Holyyyy this is an awesome article! I love, love, love it. The illustrations really make it something that stands out. You did a great job there, and bonus points for thinking of accessibility too!


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4 May, 2021 16:35

Thank you! I'm glad you love it! I really liked to do the illustrations and I'm so happy that people like them <3

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4 May, 2021 18:23

Wonderful article! It is very detailed and has a nice layout. The images are amazing! Them look like screenshots from an actual app! I also like a lot the concept of the app itself, is like a interdimensional Discord, but even more interesting! It would be cool if it really existed, I'd join a guild! :D ♡

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4 May, 2021 18:39

Thank you! I'm so happy that you liked it! And it also makes me happy that you think the images look like a screenshot as I was going for that!

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4 May, 2021 20:07

This is so great Cato! The app idea is good enough to pitch it for IRL development, all the images turned out great and that phone one will never stop to make me smile. <3

5 May, 2021 08:59

Thank you! Glad you liked it! <3

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5 May, 2021 20:47

I love how much detail and work you've put into this article. Just, wow. You've done such an amazing job with this, Cato! <3

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6 May, 2021 01:02

Thank you! It means so much to me that y'all loved it! <3

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10 May, 2021 07:03

Great article, I love seeing those images in context and the story there :D

10 May, 2021 10:48

Thank you! I'm glad you liked it :D

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12 May, 2021 06:21

Wow! I love the graphics and the idea, you have done a great job here. There are still typos scattered here and there but they are unavoidable unfortunately, and it's always other people to notice them first :D Very well done!

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Luca Poddighe
12 May, 2021 06:24

Ah congratulation for the feature you deserved it! One question the parts covered with the white blocks, at the beginning, they aren't spoilers right? Because, if so, I haven't found a system to uncover what they hide.

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12 May, 2021 09:14

Thank you! And yes, typos are great at hiding till others came and see them XD And don't worry, the white blocks aren't spoilers, they are ████, supposed to be a threat and I wanted to leave it to the imagination of the reader, i also use them sometimes for insults and thus. I love leaving this type of details to the reader

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12 May, 2021 10:06

I read coming back from a night shift and my brain is a bit numb to figure out sikrits...

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12 May, 2021 16:12

So I just realized bbcode works on comments so when i did

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to explain what i was doing it was pointless XD The redacted part, in my mind, would have been something like "get something up my ass"

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13 May, 2021 16:35

Great reinterpretation of the whole message app. Love how every single version feels like it's still the same system. Gj ^^   Also I'm sure that MuninKitsune person is very skillful and handsome and smart ;p

13 May, 2021 17:19

Thank you! And MuninKitsune? I don't know what you are talking about

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25 May, 2021 01:06

Damn, Cato, this article. All of your articles lately, really. You are putting SO MUCH INCREDIBLE EFFORT in them and it SHOWS! They are amazing! The pictures, the carousels, the level of professionalism on everything! They look great!!!   I also love that you thought of writing down the text on the chats and the Redacted blocks in the middle of the sentences!

25 May, 2021 07:46

Thank you Nae! <3

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