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Chat Bubbles: We need an option to enable them for say, yell and emote chat!

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Chat Bubbles: We need an option to enable them for say, yell and emote chat!
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Nempo
11.27.2016 , 03:27 AM | #1811
CaveWaverider, look at your post....perhaps use better language skills so there is less edited words mm?

To the chat bubble crowd, they are not needed. Make a chat tab that only has the channels in it you actually need for RP and you won't get the general chat and crap mixed in...BAM done. You have now filtered out everything not-relevant. It is not hard and saves far more time while still keeping your screen clean.

Chat tabs are a thing in EVERY MMO...learn to use them.
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BoySaber
11.27.2016 , 08:05 AM | #1812
Quote: Originally Posted by Nempo View Post
CaveWaverider, look at your post....perhaps use better language skills so there is less edited words mm?

To the chat bubble crowd, they are not needed. Make a chat tab that only has the channels in it you actually need for RP and you won't get the general chat and crap mixed in...BAM done. You have now filtered out everything not-relevant. It is not hard and saves far more time while still keeping your screen clean.

Chat tabs are a thing in EVERY MMO...learn to use them.
People don't ask for chat bubble because they don't know how to use chat tab and chat options. If we want only text to RP we may as well go to discord and skype without getting to swtor at all. Your information can prove useful to people who do not know about those chat box features, but that's not what this suggestion is about.
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Aeristash
11.29.2016 , 05:44 AM | #1813
Quote: Originally Posted by CaveWaverider View Post
I just came back to the ******* game to see how it is now expecting ******* chat bubbles are finally in game. Spent hours to try find the ******* option to turn chat bubbles on, but no dice! Then some one in game told me that there are still no ******* chat bubbles and I need to go to the *********** ******* forum thread http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?p=415849 to tell ******* Bioware that we want them and to ******* make them already, so here I am! I'm ******* shocked that still no bubbles after reading all the ******* promises etc. from Bioware devs in the main thread!

Mostly this, because ******* Bioware knows how to fix and make them but are just too ******* lazy to do so or don't ******* care. Just look at what their own UI designer Cory Kolek that ******* worked on chat bubbles during beta had to say about it:
Can we plz get ******* chat bubbles now? 400Mbs of ******* video memory was a problem five years ago when SWTOR launched as most video cardz had ******* 256Mbs, 512MBs or 768Mbs of vid memory, but now every ****** PC with lowest-end garbage onboard video cards have ******* 2Gbs of video memory or more. Many have ******* 4Gbs video card memory, some 6GB, 8GB in mid-range or ******* 12GB like Titan X! Even without fix chat bubbles taking 400Mbs is no ******* problem for today's cards. Simply add the ******* option to turn chat bubbles from beta on so those people with modern vid cardz can enjoy communication with friends!
I miss ******* chat bubbles. The ******* game world seems so ******* dead with everyone just running around without appearing to say ******* anything. You say hello to person standing in ******* front of you and they don't ******* see cuz of stupid chat box and no bubbles appear in the ******* 3D game world. Some respond minutes later when you are gone. It's boring like single player game. Chat bubbles are standard in MMORPG since ******* 2003 (Star Wars Galaxy!) why modern game no more having?!
Sorry for my ******* language, but I'm ******* ****** and had to vent right now. Maybe it's what it takes to finally get ******* Bioware's attention since all the nicely worded and polite requests by players over the ******* years haven't gotten us anywhere at all. I'll ******* unsubcribe and go subscribe to another ******* MMORPG that has them until we have chat bubbles here.

ADD ******* CHAT BUBBLES NOW BIOWARE OR WE RIOT! IT CAN'T BE SO HARD, CAN IT?!

NO MORE ******* EXCUSES!

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GythralSWTOR
11.29.2016 , 09:41 AM | #1814
Content please not unneeded gooey junk
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Xina_LA
11.29.2016 , 12:33 PM | #1815
OMG chat bubbles would be a real help, especially if I could control the font size.

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12.08.2016 , 09:14 AM | #1816
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FoolRoach
05.02.2017 , 03:23 PM | #1817
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Eye sight isn't great. Seeing stuff scrolling by isn't easy but if I see something pop over a person's head (a chat bubble), I know to focus my eyes for their name.

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Glzmo
05.09.2017 , 12:39 PM | #1818
I've updated the top post with Information section with a summary of facts about why chat bubbles have been removed from the game and what is needed to implement them so the developers and other players can easily see them in one place.

Hopefully the developers will implement them soon.

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lightningseven
05.15.2017 , 10:32 AM | #1819
I, MYSELF, DO NOT WANT "chat bubbles" because to ME, that BREAKS IMMERSION!!!!

What i CAN be "okay with" are things that the game ALREADY HAS, like when you type "/thanks" into the chat window, an AUDIO CLIP plays where the character actually DOES say (pre-generated, preset, pre-recorded) words.

AN IN-GAME VOICE CHAT would be FAR BETTER than "chat bubbles" and especially if you could LOCALIZE it and OPT-IN instead of "Opting out" (which means it would be OFF by default and that nobody would be FORCED into having to hear any of it, in case they themselves feel or believe that any of these things also break THEIR immersion experience too).

FOR ME, chat bubbles break immersion and I DO NOT WANT them!

But, like i said, LOCALIZED, OPT-IN ONLY VOICE would be a FAR BETTER solution.

And I am sure BW will NEVER implement this, because they're all CHEAP!!!!
So, then, my reply to those who love ROLEPLAY is to just GET A DANG VOICE CHAT app and then you can RP in voice instead of asking for (stupid, sorry) "chat bubbles", etc.... which MANY people DO NOT want!

I DO NOT WANT TO SEE CHAT BUBBLES EVERYWHERE!!!!
IT IS BAD ENOUGH we have NAMEPLATES (and yes i know they are not "forced" on us either - we can turn those off!! so we better be allowed to turn OFF chat bubbles if they are ever forced upon us).

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vadess
05.15.2017 , 12:01 PM | #1820
They're why are you bumping up a forum thread along for chat bubbles? Why not make a different thread asking for those things instead (not bad ideas, btw. Be cool if when rping my character verbally says what I wore).