YES YES YES.
Say NO to general chat.
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YES YES YES.
Say NO to general chat.
I believe this is a step in the right direction, WG. Hats off to you for this effort!
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Toxicity has been an issue in all multiplayer games with the ability to communicate freely. We understand that Blitz is no exception to the rule and we aim to create an environment that fosters positive experience and not toxicity. In order to help move us towards that goal we are constantly looking at the data and listening to your feedback. A constant in both cases has been that General Chat is a source of toxicity and negative experiences. After discussions with the entire team, it was determined that NA would switch off General Chat when update 2.6 is deployed.
We had several issues with General Chat:
Ultimately this lead to the decision to turn it off. Fear not, for both Clan Chat and Private Messages are still going to be available. We still want you to be able to interact with one another in the game.
We appreciate your understanding in this decision and hope this helps us create a better environment and experience for you guys!
Removing the illegal... good idea
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My idea of a General Chat replacement:
General Chat 2.0, where you only see yourself online, where whatever you type only only appears on your screen and doesn't even go over the network.
Why keep a General Chat at all? Because otherwise all the barflies that hang out in GC will start to enter battles, and chat there.
We need GC 2.0 to keep them occupied!!!
PS. It would take a tiny amount of code to add a chatbot in WOTB GC 2.0 to give the illusion of other "people" in the channel:
"I has a tier X, who wants to toon?"
"Any girls here? A/S/L?"
Edited by tlouie, 28 January 2016 - 12:28 AM.
+1. I never used it except back when the game first launched. I was wondering when General Cesspool was going to be removed.
+1. This. A million times over.
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I think I'm the only one that's gonna be a little sad to see gen chat go. Generally brand new players will go there and ask for advice, if I'm on (usually an for about 45minutes to an hour a day) I'll direct them here. I also know people who don't want to come to the forums ask for advice there as well. As sly said though, the toxicity level was greater than Chernobyl right after the disaster. It also provides me with a nice break from my games, usually play 10 then go on gen chat and either lurk or give advice then go back to playing.
Oh well, flame me if you want but I'm gonna miss good ol' gen chat.
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My guess is that in-battle chat will turn more toxic, because the folks that would have hung out in GC will click Battle and just sit at spawn and chat.
Which is why we need General Chat 2.0! Just chatbots!
I informed general chat that thier toxic wasteland is being removed and a guy called me a h0m0....
Welp good riddance
gg General chat
edit: they called me "one of those forum clowns" so yeah that shows how much they think of themselves
then they said WG is wimpy because they are being too politically correct....yikes it's like a mini-4chan in there
Edited by Klaus_Klavier, 28 January 2016 - 12:48 AM.
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Edited by tlouie, 28 January 2016 - 12:47 AM.
T-62A > Obj 140
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