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Cross Faction Private Chat Channels

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Cross Faction Private Chat Channels

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Drockter
10.25.2014 , 09:37 PM | #1
I know, it has been asked 1000 times... so once more wont hurt

Seriously, I do not see the issue of having cross faction chat, at least in Private Channels.. it doesn't need to be public, like Gen or anything.

With the current 12x XP, people are leveling toons like mad... it would be nice to stay in touch with friends, etc while on the other faction.

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Altyrell
10.26.2014 , 09:28 AM | #2
Problem would be with PvP

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cyrusramsey
10.26.2014 , 10:57 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Altyrell View Post
Problem would be with PvP
They can prevent companions and pets from showing up in warzones and ffa pvp areas; they can disable cross-faction chat channels under the same circumstances.

I say this while admittedly fuzzy on why exactly this is a problem, unless to somehow pretend that people trying to grief others will not find a way to do so anyway, but I violently dislike pvp and stay away from it. That being said, I now use an external chat program to chat with friends apparently 'because pvp'. Sounds more like an excuse than a reason.

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Altyrell
10.26.2014 , 12:13 PM | #4
Fine, I'll explain further. People can give away strategies to the other side JUST so the other side wins and with it being private, it would be impossible to know who the rat is.

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cyrusramsey
10.26.2014 , 01:41 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Altyrell View Post
Fine, I'll explain further. People can give away strategies to the other side JUST so the other side wins and with it being private, it would be impossible to know who the rat is.
Which seems like a non-issue anywhere but warzones and ffa areas, so.. as per my post, not really a reason at all, since they can simply disable this in these areas like they disable other things in these areas.

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HeatRacer
10.26.2014 , 07:00 PM | #6
Oh greeat, then I can have morons from the other faction whispering me that I must've cheated because they're butthurt about losing a PVP match. Just what I wanted for Life Day!

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cyrusramsey
10.26.2014 , 07:54 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by HeatRacer View Post
Oh greeat, then I can have morons from the other faction whispering me that I must've cheated because they're butthurt about losing a PVP match. Just what I wanted for Life Day!
They're going to whisper you via a private chat how exactly?

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Drockter
10.27.2014 , 08:30 AM | #8
I hadnt considered the PvP implications (although, the phrase "this is why we can't have nice things" crossed my mind on reading the first reason given was PvP).

I PvP myself, at least enough for the dailies/weeklies in unranked. This seriously can not be the reason why cross faction chat can't happen.

There are a multitude of other games with PvP that allow this very thing. Fact of the matter is... this is the only game I have played where there is this type of restriction. In the other games I have played, world/general/zone is completely open, guild chats are restricted to members.

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Pietrastor
10.27.2014 , 08:35 AM | #9
Get out with "PVP implications". If people act like idiots report them and done, or block cross-faction channels in PVP. Entire rest of game communication shouldn't suffer because "PVP". Cross-faction communication wall is one of the most ridiculous things a SOCIAL MMO game could do. Seriously, a game that is suppoused to be based on communication between friends and guildmates...

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AstralFire
10.27.2014 , 08:56 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Pietrastor View Post
Get out with "PVP implications". If people act like idiots report them and done, or block cross-faction channels in PVP. Entire rest of game communication shouldn't suffer because "PVP". Cross-faction communication wall is one of the most ridiculous things a SOCIAL MMO game could do. Seriously, a game that is suppoused to be based on communication between friends and guildmates...
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As an avid PvPer, this game doesn't even have the competitive support that WoW does, and win-trading was a problem in that game even before the addition of battle.net communication. bnet didn't make it any worse.

"Because PvP" is the worst reason to not allow cross-faction channels. As for whispers, we really need cross-faction friend lists already.
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