Upcoming global chat system changes

Based on feedback from users, we've redesigned how our global chat system works. Under the new system, players will be placed in a numbered global chat channel and won't automatically change between channels as they move from game instance to game instance. They'll be able to change from one channel to another manually if they want to. In addition, trade and global channels will be disassociated from each other, so the trade channels will only have people who actually choose to view them. Our current timeline for this change is late next week.
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Nice one!

I've played with friends in the same house, and I've said, "Look at that bow in trade chat!" only to find out that they could not see it.

Good fix.
Last edited by Sapenti on July 16, 2013 11:50 PM
FINALLY. :)

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Can I have my old job back please?


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Just kidding. The pay sucked.


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Love you guys.


I look forward to being a regular in Global Chat 1.
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Last edited by CharanJaydemyr on July 17, 2013 1:42 AM
That's pretty cool.
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In addition, trade and global channels will be disassociated from each other, so the trade channels will only have people who actually choose to view them.

Isn't this how it already is? Besides, the last I checked, Trade chat is pretty much just people spamming buying/selling things; there's hardly a way to get an effective price check asking anywhere.

I know it's a barter economy and all, but if what someone's wanting to pay for something is far, FAR lower than what 95% of everyone else is willing to pay, then why take less and run the risk of the buyer deciding to immediately re-sell it for profit?
Eagerly awaiting the day the "forum trade" system finally gets done.
awesome
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Completed 1 ChallengeZoen wrote:
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In addition, trade and global channels will be disassociated from each other, so the trade channels will only have people who actually choose to view them.

Isn't this how it already is? Besides, the last I checked, Trade chat is pretty much just people spamming buying/selling things; there's hardly a way to get an effective price check asking anywhere.

I know it's a barter economy and all, but if what someone's wanting to pay for something is far, FAR lower than what 95% of everyone else is willing to pay, then why take less and run the risk of the buyer deciding to immediately re-sell it for profit?


I recommend using global to price check actually. Unless there's been a clear rule about it, trade chat is best reserved for buying/selling posts. In my experience, PCing in trade chat can lead to, yknow, actual chatting in trade chat, which isn't the purpose of that chat.

Still banging that hottie SMITE while I wait for PoE to get her shit sorted.

Neither leading nor led
Mine is the desire for the differently equal.
Cool :)
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can we also have an option to make the chat window darker?
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Completed 1 ChallengeZoen wrote:
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In addition, trade and global channels will be disassociated from each other, so the trade channels will only have people who actually choose to view them.

Isn't this how it already is? Besides, the last I checked, Trade chat is pretty much just people spamming buying/selling things; there's hardly a way to get an effective price check asking anywhere.

I know it's a barter economy and all, but if what someone's wanting to pay for something is far, FAR lower than what 95% of everyone else is willing to pay, then why take less and run the risk of the buyer deciding to immediately re-sell it for profit?


I recommend using global to price check actually. Unless there's been a clear rule about it, trade chat is best reserved for buying/selling posts. In my experience, PCing in trade chat can lead to, yknow, actual chatting in trade chat, which isn't the purpose of that chat.



This. If you need a PC use global, or post on a forum/fansite for the PC.

And about these changes, I'm currently a bit skeptical about fitting 100 active traders in 1 channel, and I bet it will have to be changed a little bit, but at least you'll get more views, which hopefully wont turn into spamming your wares every 3 seconds to keep it at the top.

The global changes have been much needed for a while, and I love the fact that you guys at GGG are implementing it the exact way the players came up with after refining each others ideas.

@ Zeon, the way the current chat system works, you are paired with 99 other users, anywhere at all, and these 100 total users include those who have global and/or trade chat hidden, so at best you were talking with maybe 20-30 people at once, and that's being generous. The 2 chats are also linked, assuming you are in the same global chat as someone, you will also be using the same trade chat as that person as well.

With the new system assigned, people will be able to join/leave trade chat as they wish, and will also be able to continue the same conversation they were having a minute ago after entering a new zone.
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