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Not So Massively Roundup: LoL’s chat test, Overwatch Halloween, and Fortnite acknowledges Among Us

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Our not-particularly-massively-multiplayer news has started to pile up, which means it's time for a quick run-down of games in the MMORPG genre's orbit. We've...

Massively Overthinking: The worst chat in the MMORPG genre

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The first rule of MMORPGs is turn off global chat. Think about that for a sec. This is a genre that is expressly multiplayer...

Cloud Imperium says ‘there’s NO place for racism in the Star Citizen community’

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Several members of the Star Citizen community messed around and found out. The story begins with a plea to CIG to introduce a profanity...

Book of Travels explains how players will communicate without text chat

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One of the many, many factors that will set the upcoming Book of Travels apart from your boiler-plate online RPGs is that the game...
How now crown bow... wait.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the worst general chat channel?

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Yes, yes, I know all of the jokes, World of Warcraft general chat is vile enough to be used as a biotoxin and all of...
Sulking.

The Daily Grind: How do you handle general chat in your MMO of choice?

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In some games like World of Warcraft, you have the dedicated general chat channel. In other games, you just have people shouting so that everyone...
I mean, you know what it looks like.

The Daily Grind: Do you take part in absurd general chat in MMOs?

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For all that Barrens Chat in classic World of Warcraft has long been considered vile enough to break out the capital letters, it's easy...
Talk talk talk.

EVE Online officially ends its nullsec blackout today

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The nullsec communications blackout in EVE Online came with plenty of warning for players, but it was still a surreal experience for veterans when the...

Neverwinter, Champions Online, and Star Trek Online end XMPP chat client support

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In an effort to reportedly take on the ever-encroaching menace that is gold selling spammers, outside chat client support powered by XMPP will be...

Here’s how Discord says it’s been addressing toxicity and spam

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It's nearly impossible to be a gamer in 2019 and not be at least familiar with Discord, the ubiquitous chat program that's replaced, in...

The Daily Grind: Are you actually using Steam’s new chat and group features?

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Last week, Steam pushed live the changes to its social features it first announced back in June. As we wrote at the time, its...
smacks

Crowfall explains its new Vivox chat integration

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The chat system in Crowfall was developed in-house for chatting within the game, and it had only one problem insofar as it didn't actually...

Steam and Discord keep trying to copy each other

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Where does your allegiance lie: Steam or Discord? It won't really matter either way, considering that both online services are trying so hard to...
I'm not exaggerating when I say that I had Highmountain unlocked without any intent of ever using it.

The Daily Grind: Is zone-wide chat a good thing for MMOs?

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The first MMO I ever played was Final Fantasy XI, which meant that I got used to the idea of having no zone-wide chat....
No. Uh-uh.

The Daily Grind: Is lack of text chat in an MMO a dealbreaker for you?

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I wouldn't be able to play TERA on console. Not simply because I lack the console it's available on; that could be fixed by...
Boosh.

Massively Overthinking: The war on MMO chat toxicity

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This week, The Ancient Gaming Noob posted up an image of RIFT Prime, where Trion asks people to... play nice. "Just a neighborly reminder...
Harm those who can't harm you.

EVE Online outlines plans to spin out a new chat system in March

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The small portion of EVE Online players who will be heartbroken over the loss of the game's voice chat will really just be riding...

Hyperspace Beacon: Outside-the-box features to look for in a SWTOR guild (or any MMO guild)

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On my server in Star Wars: The Old Republic, there are more guild advertisements than chatter in the general channel on the starter planets...
Such value!

OrbusVR is bringing market stalls and messages to its second closed beta

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Thus far when playing OrbusVR, players have had no ability to send private messages to one another. As a result, you've had to rely...

EVE Evolved: Hints of EVE Online’s summer update

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The EVE Online community was a little surprised this week by what appeared to be the accidental early reveal of the feature list for this summer's...

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