This is an feature that I intended to be an highlight for the next Thz5!~ however was lost among many a great things. I discovered the prototype patch in an harddisk backup. I was trying to get it working with 1.1 QVMs this morning but had issues with QVM version mismatch on VM and client compatibility.
So I gave up, got my coffee and shortly before heading off to work had ported to darklegion/tremulous master (github). Thought it didn't work, but actually its pretty close to 100% working.
Here are some screenshots of what I blabering about
I was killed by dretch
I shot that sucker
The icon's are the same used in the +scores menu. As I rushed this together this morning before work, I missed "world" kills, so they are still being drawn in the chat menu.
Amanieu had comments on the original tremulous/forums post, sugesting that it should use emoticons system instead. WHich wasnt helpful for 1.1 work I was doing, but now that emoticon is integrated a possible alternative (the patch might be significantly smaller that way).
I was always really happy with this; and I think it looks pretty sweet; and it greatly reduces console spam/noise.
Hmm, seems I cant upload my patch onto forums, will update with a link when I get it on github