Datamining finds new chat filtering options in World of Warcraft’s patch 10.0.7

This is what I always wanted.

Right now, filtering your chat in World of Warcraft involves either turning a mature language filter on or off, which counts as a blanket solution but also doesn’t provide too much personal nuance. That looks to be changing soon, as datamining of the latest PTR build for patch 10.0.7 has unearthed some additional features for customizing what is and isn’t appropriate for a player’s chat.

Not only will these new chat features let players customize terms that they don’t want to see in chat scroll, there are additional dropdown menus that apply filtering options to everyone, everyone except friends, or everyone except friends and guildmates. It’s unclear what channels these features will apply to, but they are apparently on the way.

Meanwhile in Retail, a hotfix was applied yesterday to address problems with the Evoker’s Preservation tree, a couple of dungeons, the Trophy of Strife item, and the Precognition skill in PvP.

Activision-Blizzard is considered a controversial gaming company owing to a long string of scandals over the last few years, including the Blitzchung boycott, mass layoffs, labor disputes, and executive pay fiasco. In 2021, the company was sued by California for fostering a work environment rife with sexual harassment and discrimination, the disastrous corporate response to which compounded Blizzard’s ongoing pipeline issues and the widespread perception that its online games are in decline. Multiple state and federal agencies are investigating the company as employees unionize¬†and call for Bobby Kotick’s resignation. As of 2023, the company is being acquired by no less than Microsoft.
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