In almost 3 years since I started playing WoT I haven't posted anything on the forum, because I really didn't care much about the changes. They usually were for the better.
But removing of ALL chat actually made me post.
Why? Immediately after the update, the was calm in the chat. It was quiet. Noone was wishing me cancer for killing them with arty, noone was complaining about gold being shot at them, noone was whining...
Only a couple of days later, I miss all the random crap and silliness that was ALL chat. I miss someone saying they love cookies, hell, I almost miss people wishing me cancer, because then you know you're playing against people and not some pixels.
With removing ALL chat, you basically removed chat from the game. Noone is using TEAM chat, what's the point? Coordination? In 15,000 battles, I don't remember a single instance of team coordination. Currently TEAM chat is practically dead. A gl/hf at the begining and gg at the end. No complaints, no compliments, no nothing. You might as well remove it too.
On the subject of team reveling, it happened occasionally. Most of the time it was pointless anyway if it was true in the first place. The enemy controls all map appart from one corner, and someone "reveals" that the remaining people are hiding in that corner. If the enemy couldn't figure that out, they deserve to loose.
Previous state in chat was not nice but it was not the worst either. People like communicate and WG, you should let them. If they get out of hand, people will report them. With a couple reports to a name, WG could check the logs and see if the reports are true. If they are, remove the offenders ability to use ALL chat. Need more people checking for reports and logs? I'm sure you're not out of money and more people will have jobs.
Nice clean chat, people are happy chatting, other people are happy because they have jobs and WG can be seen as listening to its customers.
Edited by McTomic, 09 October 2016 - 10:58 AM.