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Reminder: Close your gen chat in all areas tomorrow.

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Reminder: Close your gen chat in all areas tomorrow.

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ShieldProtection
10.21.2019 , 08:57 AM | #1
6.0 coming out tomorrow. Things you have to do to avoid spoilers and avoid toxic people.
Turn off your general chat in game in all areas including story zones you own. Some people can appear in your own story zone also, I think someone mentioned that before something called "instance bleeding" or whatnot I cannot remember. Turn off "allow same class people" thingy from your social/general settings.

Animals you have to avoid tomorrow in gen chat. Do not fall into troll traps.

-Spoilers
-BioWare/EA trolls
-This game is dead trolls
-wow fanboys
-this better than that trolls
-sexist/racist animals
-Trump/China trolls
-real life stuff
-where is my precious dark side kira/jaesa trolls
-animals with character names something insulting or historical content/person
-bush did 9/11 trolls

If you want a better gameplay/story experience, you have to turn off your in game general chat. How to do that? Its actually real simple, click the VERY SMALL arrow icon at top left corner on your screen above general chat.
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DarkEcIipse
10.21.2019 , 09:18 AM | #2
Forget to add:

* snowflakes trolls.

I am sure people know how to block and turn off their chat or disable channels...

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Medullah
10.21.2019 , 09:21 AM | #3
Close Gen Chat unless you enjoy it is a tip any time of the year. I particularly recommend turning it off right now also because of Episode 9 coming out, people love to post leaked spoilers.

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Banderal
10.21.2019 , 09:22 AM | #4
Pretty sure that once I got done going through those lists the only thing I'm left with is Jawa movies.

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Kiesu
10.21.2019 , 09:35 AM | #5
That's like the "I'm offended by every letter on the alphabet" list. Most people just roll their eyes and move on when they see that in general chat. So many unnecessary points here lol.

Yes, good for avoiding spoilers. Might as well permanently disable your chat if all of those warrant a gen-lockdown tho.
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Rion_Starkiller
10.21.2019 , 09:39 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Banderal View Post
Pretty sure that once I got done going through those lists the only thing I'm left with is Jawa movies.
I'm usually very tolerant of gen chat, but those GD jawa movie titles light up my inner rage. 🔥🔥🔥
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GetPloughed
10.21.2019 , 09:51 AM | #7
Spoilers is really the only thing I turn off chat for, it's so annoying to be 5 minutes behind someone who's doing a pbp of everything he's encountering.

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ShieldProtection
10.21.2019 , 09:54 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by DarkEcIipse View Post
Forget to add:

* snowflakes trolls.

I am sure people know how to block and turn off their chat or disable channels...
Most people in this game don't even know how to edit/change their GUI to add more bars or make things more bigger or smaller, which results in chat asking how to do that etc. wth are you on about.
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JediQuaker
10.21.2019 , 10:12 AM | #9
For the sake of those people who don't know how to turn off or adjust chat:

- Click on the little triangle at the extreme top left corner of the screen to turn the entire chat window on or off.

- Hover the cursor over the chat window and right-click on the "General" tab at the top, and select "Chat Settings" turn turn on or off various chat channels.

- Hover over the chat window and click and hold the triangle at the bottom right of the window, to adjust the size of the window (within limits).
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Gidrea
10.21.2019 , 11:33 AM | #10
I turned it off my first day, back in 2011... never looked back.
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