Not all general chats are made equal. Some of them are cesspits filled with slurs, inappropriate commentary, and general awfulness so bad that you just turn them off and never look back. Others aren’t actively vile but are, at best, kind of bland and filled with whining. And some of them are actually kind of nice chat channels to hang out in. I remember finding other players in City of Heroes before the shutdown pretty nice on a whole, generally rather chill, and while you’d get the odd tryhard with a relentless focus on optimization, even those folks didn’t expect everyone to play along.
General chat being horrible is such a common thing that it’s practically a meme unto itself at this point, of course, but today I want to take a look at when you’ve actually found general chats to be pleasant places rather than vile or uninteresting. Which MMO has the best general chat function out there? What’s the game where you actually don’t mind talking to people in general chat despite how awful the function can frequently be?