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The current chat system that uses different colours is not bad but it does have limitations. Especially having general chat enabled quickly makes your friend and clanmates messages dissapear in a wall of text.

You also have to switch everytime you want to whisper someone else.

What about tabbed chats?

 

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Advantages:

  • Easier to follow a chat because there is no other chat inbetween
  • Being AFK for 3 minutes does not mean you have to scroll through pages of general chat text in search for messages from your friends
  • Newbie help channel messages are far less likely to get overlooked and answers can be found near the question and not pages of text below
  • The de facto standard today

 

 

 

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Suggestion opened up to gather more feedback. :salute:

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I would welcome tabbed chat, sometimes I want to listen in on General Chat, but it gets a lot of spam. You can turn it off on the chat console, but you can't see the history if you turn it back on after a match.

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Very good suggestion.

how many open chat windows would you think is ok.

general,clan,friend list,pvp?

if there is personal chat 1v1 then that opens up the possibility of dozens or more chat boxes which the game client would have to record and maintain.

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10 hours ago, BLACK_WlDOW said:

how many open chat windows would you think is ok. 

general,clan,friend list,pvp?

General, Newbie chat, Group search and similar channels,  - can be enabled or disabled at will

Clan - always active when you are in a clan (Seriously why would you disable this?)

- Personal conversations (bonus points for offline messages)
 --> If Susan writes Peter a message, she clicks on Peter names and a new Tab "Peter" appears on her screen. No activity on Peters screen yet. Once Susan sends the first message, a new tab "Susan" appears on Peters screen with the text that Susan just sent him. Once they are done talking both of them can close the chat window. All private conversation chat tabs are automatically closed on log off. Friend list imho does not make sense but instead should be a quck link to enter personal conversations.

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