I don't know why this isn't a bigger issue. I think this is a huge misstep in the game. I was wondering why nobody 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 accomplish a task or showing someone where a chest was. What a mess. I really enjoy the game mostly but what kind of interactive game is that that is built around team work and a league of "Guardians" that can't speak to each other in an open world? Pointing, sitting, saluting and dancing is fun but kinda hacky if that is our only form of communication. I get there are trolls out there but at least give us the option of muting folks or not. Don't rely on players to have all their friends on when they play and let us meet people that are on when we are. A game is supposed to pull us in and make us feel like we are living in the world that you made for us. What kind of communications are the Guardians we are supposed to be playing have if we don't have speech? Even if you gave us a list of cued task responses to select, how convenient would that be in the middle of a huge firefight? Wouldn't it just be easier to say something to your teammates? Cmon guys. Fix this miscalculation and make the game 100%. Unfortunately I feel it seriously does affect the gameplay of the world you created.