Action format, or tease format, or $you:do_action format is a special first person pose format that's used in many places in the game. It is a set of substitutions (help substitutions/help pronouns) that exists to dynamically generate a message from the first person perspective, and a unique perspective for each observer.
General: %N -> Name of the person performing the action % -> Correctly pluralized verb for perspective %T -> The name of an object/subject %D -> The target of a message.
Example: I write a tease message as "%N % %p fingers at %d."
To the player performing the tease, they will see: You wiggle your fingers at John.
And from John Baka's perspective they see: Jane wiggles her fingers at you.
While any other observers would see: Jane wiggles her fingers at John.
This format works with all pronoun and substitutions, building on those systems.
Notes: To reiterate from other help files, capitalizing a substitution will also force capitalization on the substituted result. So capitalizing %D will force capitalize "You", which may come across unnaturally.
SEE ALSO: help pronouns help substitutions *Last Updated: 04/11/22 by MirageGM*