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Coming soon: Text chat in public games!

Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 8:31 am
by loboLoco
Yes, you read that right. We're adding text chat to public games. We know that many long-time players remember the "golden age" of open chat in the original version of the game, and we hope that by adding text chat, we'll see something of a renaissance of those days -- but with all the improvements of the new version of the game. The best of both worlds!

Text chat in public games will function the same as text chat in private games: unrestricted except for a simple naughty-words filter. It will be available to all players age 13 and up.

To maintain a safe gaming environment for everyone, players who break the rules for multiplayer games will have text chat disabled on their accounts (and for egregious violations, accounts may be disabled entirely). A new "report" function will let players submit abuse reports directly from the game, so we can review and act upon them.

We're aiming to release this update in mid-June. It will have some other cool stuff as well -- watch this space for more news in the coming weeks!

Re: Coming soon: Text chat in public games!

Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 8:56 am
by Kamaal
That sounds really amazing, but I have a question; Can't players 'abuse' the report option and basically doom innocent people for whatever reason?

On another note now; Will text chat remain in private games once the update's released?

Re: Coming soon: Text chat in public games!

Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 8:57 am
by loboLoco
Kamaal wrote:That sounds really amazing, but I have a question; Can't players 'abuse' the report option and basically doom innocent people for whatever reason?
Well, they can try, but we'll receive a transcript of the chat so we can confirm abuse before we take any action.
Kamaal wrote:On another note now; Will text chat remain in private games once the update's released?
Yes, there will be no changes to private game chat options. (And voice chat will remain exclusive to private games.)

Re: Coming soon: Text chat in public games!

Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 9:10 am
by Kamaal
Ah, thanks so much for confirming that Dave! To be honest I didn't think that text chat would ever return back to open servers.

Re: Coming soon: Text chat in public games!

Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 9:36 am
by duskypack
This was the last thing I was expecting. Wow! I know a ton of players are going to be delighted about this :)

Re: Coming soon: Text chat in public games!

Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 11:35 am
by Asaiah
Fantastic news! I certainly wasn't expecting that either, and will be looking forward to June whenever this is implemented. Thanks for this! :D

Re: Coming soon: Text chat in public games!

Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 2:38 pm
by Pelican
I'm so happy right now I could cry tears of joy thankyousomuchohmywolf!!!

Re: Coming soon: Text chat in public games!

Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 2:47 pm
by rainiepainie
OMGG i cannot wait for this update, thank you Lobo!! :D
I think this is gonna bring up the sales, as many people did not like lexicon chat.

((this will be like a b-day present for me- since my b-day is in June yeeee))

Re: Coming soon: Text chat in public games!

Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 2:55 pm
by Wolfyyy123
wow! that's cool I am glad updates free so we know what going on but this cool i cant wait to see other new features it comes in!!
maybe people understand by this game wolves aren't cold killers you guys done great job so far and hope future is bright for Wolfquest 2.7.

thank you for let us enter a world wolf would see! :wolf:

Re: Coming soon: Text chat in public games!

Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 3:09 pm
by SilkenGalaxy
Awesome! Now those who really wanted text chat back are getting it! Gameplay should be fun for everyone now!

Re: Coming soon: Text chat in public games!

Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 7:57 pm
by DerpBacon
Whoa, I did not see this coming.
This is an excellent update, in my opinion. No more of the hassle of remembering usernames and creating a private server just to roleplay freely! Yes! I also remember that some complaints for WQ was the removal of public text chat, so maybe this will make those people happy.

Re: Coming soon: Text chat in public games!

Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 8:36 pm
by smitty
Finally!!! Old times and good old memories shall return!

It was very difficult trying to coordinate private servers on the FB page, but now. With the return of public chat, I too would hope to see the boom in WQ and the servers once more. :)

Re: Coming soon: Text chat in public games!

Posted: Sat May 28, 2016 5:42 am
by DragonSoul720
Oh wow! I wasn't expecting to see this! This will make public games way more fun now and make it easier to meet people ^_^

Re: Coming soon: Text chat in public games!

Posted: Sat May 28, 2016 10:24 am
by AnimeFreak1012
Yay omg I can't wait thx Dave! :D

Re: Coming soon: Text chat in public games!

Posted: Sat May 28, 2016 10:47 am
by Masika
I'm happy that the text chat is coming back to public games - I'm sure that a lot of players will appreciate that, especially with the hassle that WQ had to deal with concerning the text chat prior to 2.7. Thanks Dave! :]