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Edited by Vrinimikalir: 7/26/2014 3:25:24 AM
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Comprehensive Voice Chat:Removing the Systems That Keep Destiny From Truly Being Social Game

I want to start off by saying that I'm immensely enjoying the game and thank you for the ability to provide feedback for a better game experience come launch. However, there is currently a serious issue preventing from being excited for this game and running down to Gamestop to put the remaining money on my preorder. How can that be when I mentioned in the sentence above that I am enjoying the game? Let me explain. In terms of gameplay/gunplay, art direction/graphics, story/lore, and PvP this game is amazing. I can't congratulate you enough on the game you've created. However, its in the social aspects of the game where you guys utterly fail. With the current systems in place, I can't think of a multiplayer/coop/mmo-hybrid that is so antisocial and anti-teamwork. IMO the lack of voice chat is a real blow to the great game that you guys have developed. It makes the story/exploration/Tower feel lifeless and breaks any sort of immersion when I can't even speak to other Guardians out in the world or in the Tower. The Crucible is almost a joke without any sort of voice communication and I'm tired of yelling "LOOK OUT BEHIND YOU", but forget that no one can even hear what I'm saying. "Just invite them to a fireteam" you might say. You mean those things that are a pain in the @#$ to navigate and everyone ignores. To keep this short I'm just gonna list my suggestions to improve the social aspects of Destiny: 1. Team chat in the Crucible and Strikes. Kind of a no brainer and it is really confusing why this is not in the game. Communication and coordination is crucial and anything less than voice chat is a mistake. 1a. Also chat only for fireteams seems a little redundant when those who play together are usually in party chat anyways. 2. Some sort of proximity chat for the Tower and Exploration/Story mode. Make it easily mutable and the distance really short so that it can only really be used to ask if someone wants to be invited to a fireteam or if they are standing around close to each other in the Tower just talking. 3. Make the voice chat settings easy to find and use. Give people who want PvP/Strike chat but not proximity the option or vice versa. Let those who want no chat at all the option and also those who want it all the optional. Let the player make it how they want to play and don't make it for us Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope you guys will consider my suggestions. And to those who like the voice chat system the way it is and don't want it to change please be considerate and remember that you can still be able to play the way you want with the added bonus that me and others will be able to play the way we want. :)
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  • Absolutely. No chat is awful. Please fix it ASAP. Otherwise pretty awesome but no chat is a real hindrance to enjoyment
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  • Totally agree. Now let's just hope Bungie is listening. Maybe this function is too demanding even for PS4/x1 hardwares?
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  • Voice Chat. Yes. Yes. Yes.
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  • I agree with the above sentiments. I've played the beta and until talking to a friend I thought the voice chat was broken. Now I've come to findout that its because you don't want the experience to be ruined? I got an idea allow voicechat with the warning that it can hinder experience just like you did with Halo 3 and custom soundtracks. The whole time I played the beta I only played with one person that I could hear over hours of gameplay. Because out of everyone he was the only one willing to go through 1-2 minutes if sending messages and getting a party going. With a game like this Bungie I believe you should allow players to communicate or risk a lot of people not enjoying the game. Who cares about the story in this type of game it's about the loot and the social experience. Not allowing the players to communicate properly only takes from the game. If your trying to prevent "story" or "raid" info to come out in the game concentrate on twitch and YouTube instead of destroying your games communication. And look out at forums many people address the same concerns and many fans ask "why don't they just ask the player to mute chat audio or making a quick way to mute other players than not letting through communicate at all(except in specific situations with fire teams)". Few people are going to go out to your website and trudge through to give feedback like this. Hopefully it changes by the time the game comes out and doesn't effect the reviews too negatively because if this large of a game doesn't work could be a huge blow to future games that have this large of a budget
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  • This thread is on point. Plz Bungie!
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  • Couldn't agree more!
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  • If they do bring it in, they really should make sure that they have some robust blocking features well.
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  • The fact that it isn't in this game from the get go is silly
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  • My work around was to create a Party on my Xbox 360 invite my friends. Then play on the Xbox One, so we could talk Cause it was annoying to require having the Chat Snapped, taking up the screen.
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  • I agree.
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  • I agree completing the strikes with zero team work due to no communication possible was a pain, there were moments I wish I could have communicated a flanking tactic but was unable too so taking out the spider tank only took longer
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  • I agree, not chat in pvp is absurd. Definitely needs to be some solution to chat in pve world too with random people. Seems like the proximity based is the best idea I've heard so far.
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  • I agree I joined a strike and put in my headset just for it assuming that I would be able to communicate and needless to say I removed it shortly after and realized real quick it was gonna be very unorganized.
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  • Bump!!!! Want this in the game!
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  • I don't know why this isn't a bigger issue. I totally agree and think this is a huge misstep in the game. I was wondering why none was responding to me when I'm asking everyone do you have a mic?! haha Seriously was difficult to get people to work together when trying to accomplice a task or showing someone where a chest was. What a mess.
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  • i cant get my head around Bungie making such a huge mistake. something makes me think it was intensional. hmm.
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  • Bump
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  • Bump. Guess I should made a title complaining about PvP if I wanted it to be looked at. LOL
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