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10/23/2017 10:34:22 PM

PC - Social features and text chat suggestions

I feel the developer's goal of keeping toxicity out of Destiny 2 while providing features players have come to expect from online games over the last 20 years can be accomplished with the following additional features. I would appreciate additional suggestions from other PC players or input from Destiny 2 team members on the these suggestions. Please consider the following: Implement a "prefer text chat" and "prefer voice chat" profile setting, and have this impact matchmaking factors. It's going to be quite frustrating when you have players who expect one method of communication matched with those who want to or are unable to use another. Example: [i]A player with controller on their sofa using a headset matched with a player at their desk who desires using text-chat in the same fireteam.[/i] When first launching the game provide players with an introduction/explanation of Destiny 2's social-interaction features including the capabilities (and limitations) of text-chat. Clarify that text-chat is only available for fireteams, clans and players on your friends list. Explain that whispers to non-friends and non-clan members cannot be delivered by default and that it is up to the individual player to opt-in via the options menu. I feel this is important to prevent lots of player confusion. Add opt-in local social space chat channel. Something simple like /join socialchat or enable it as an opt-in feature in social option menu. Provide an option to be part of more than one clan, even if one is permanently the visible tag or "primary" clan. The reason I say this is because due to the limited text chat capabilities we'll have clans be our only method of player communication. In my case for example I will be playing at my desk with a mouse & keyboard for difficult content and then on sofa with a controller for more casual content. There will also be times which I do not want to use voice chat and would like to be text-only. I'm sure everyone can agree that this presents a problem considering it would be the expectation some clan's members to meet certain criteria such as voice chat required. I feel having a secondary clan option would help with this issue because players could than join a "controllers clan" or a text-chat" clan as their secondary clans in order to find players for content who are seeking the same. In the current text-chat and clan systems on the PC version of Destiny 2 I feel players are left helpless. Add opt-in global chat channels. Simply /join LFG, or /join Looking for clan, then have it place you in a channel with players in your geographic region. Perhaps this is a bad idea without far more effort being put into it so it can match the quality of external websites for group and clan finding, but something in-game would be ideal. Thanks.

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