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Red_Ping #21 Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:23 AM

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YES YES YES.

 

Say NO to general chat.


                           
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hatedfate #22 Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:23 AM

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great, now you can replace that space with training rooms.

_Wilde #23 Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:24 AM

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I believe this is a step in the right direction, WG. Hats off to you for this effort!


 

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Tommy_S #24 Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:24 AM

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View PostCC_Sly, on 27 January 2016 - 07:08 PM, said:

Hey Tankers.

 

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:

  • The space was hard to maintain and moderate effectively
  • It generated a lot of customer service reports
  • Some of our tools to moderate General Chat were not stable
  • The toxicity that the space produced was far higher than the positive contributions coming from it
  • A lot of the discussion that was happening in the space was, frankly, awful 

 

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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tlouie #25 Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:25 AM

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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:

 

"lol"

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Edited by tlouie, 28 January 2016 - 12:28 AM.


Psyberius #26 Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:25 AM

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+1. I never used it except back when the game first launched. I was wondering when General Cesspool was going to be removed. 

 

View PostLE_gend_VI, on 27 January 2016 - 07:20 PM, said:

1 step in the right direction! Thank you guys. Focus that void in space with some tutorials or at least links to how to tank vids.

 

+1. This. A million times over. 

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Minecraftexpert_25 #27 Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:27 AM

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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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LkASr #29 Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:28 AM

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that's what those ************* get for being ************, hope they learn their lessons for this

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obi__wan__shinobi #30 Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:32 AM

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Now give us some options to turn off chat during games.   It's just as toxic guys.

andyllinger #31 Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:32 AM

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That's great news, now remove in game chat and make more commands!

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tlouie #32 Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:37 AM

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View PostIndiana__Jones, on 27 January 2016 - 07:32 PM, said:

Now give us some options to turn off chat during games.   It's just as toxic guys.

 

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!



RedBarchetta3 #33 Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:43 AM

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 I hope all that was General Chat doesn't migrate to the forums. 

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Klaus_Klavier #34 Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:45 AM

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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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tlouie #35 Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:47 AM

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May I be the first to suggest that the forums revoke their standing order of "Never go into General Chat" seeing that the end of General Chat is near?

C'mon, last chance to take in that toxic sludge in its native element...

Edited by tlouie, 28 January 2016 - 12:47 AM.


__bloodthirsty__ #36 Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:47 AM

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+1

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122mm_Smoothbore #37 Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:48 AM

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Great work! But now those same people will just ask for platoons in game chat... I would like to see the same for battle chat, but as an optional choice of course (: 

_stealy #38 Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:51 AM

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Yay! Remove that useless general chat!

HiroPro #39 Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:52 AM

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Wait! There's a General Chat!? :amazed:

Edited by HiroPro, 28 January 2016 - 12:53 AM.


DysfunctionalDiversion #40 Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:53 AM

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I approve :D

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