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...can you devs consider to add the option to disable the chat? I use this from aslain pack but unfortaney with every update in WoWs i lose this and i need to wait from the creators of aslain pack mod to release an update. I really not interested in seeing idiots using the chat. Please consider my request. Thank you

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Step 1: Press Ctrl and then click on the 'X' below the chat

 

Step 2: ...

 

Step 3: Profit?

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Step 1: Press Ctrl and then click on the 'X' below the chat

 

Step 2: ...

 

Step 3: Profit?

yes it helps but i need to do that in every in battle.

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...can you devs consider to add the option to disable the chat? I use this from aslain pack but unfortaney with every update in WoWs i lose this and i need to wait from the creators of aslain pack mod to release an update. I really not interested in seeing idiots using the chat. Please consider my request. Thank you

 

While i understand how chat can become toxic i also understand that by turning chat off you add to the problems of team play in the game. 
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Even if we added it to our Modpack, it would break the same as the Aslains pack would with each update. I would also caution against disabling chat as it can actually hurt teamplay. I would recommend blocking the annoying ones during battle so you can work with the rest. 

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While i understand how chat can become toxic i also understand that by turning chat off you add to the problems of team play in the game. 

 

Even if we added it to our Modpack, it would break the same as the Aslains pack would with each update. I would also caution against disabling chat as it can actually hurt teamplay. I would recommend blocking the annoying ones during battle so you can work with the rest. 

 

Thanks for sharing your opinions. But from my experience useful messages type in chat are quite low, and almost every important information i need i can get just by reading the minimap. 
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I would also caution against disabling chat as it can actually hurt teamplay.

 

^ This is a team game and communication can make or break a match. If you don't want chat you should be playing a single player game.

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To Hades with that - Give us an option to block the entire red team ;-) which will enhance team play! Ya baby

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So if a friendly DD was going to dispense smoke for you, you can discern that by reading the map?

 

 

^ This is a team game and communication can make or break a match. If you don't want chat you should be playing a single player game.

 

Communication is the key right? Ok do i need anything more that is given by the quick chat commands and pinging the map? Nope. 
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Even if we added it to our Modpack, it would break the same as the Aslains pack would with each update. I would also caution against disabling chat as it can actually hurt teamplay. I would recommend blocking the annoying ones during battle so you can work with the rest. 

 

What Niko said. Disabling chat altogether seriously damages teamplay, just block people on a case by case basis. It really isn't that difficult. 
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Even if we added it to our Modpack, it would break the same as the Aslains pack would with each update. I would also caution against disabling chat as it can actually hurt teamplay. I would recommend blocking the annoying ones during battle so you can work with the rest. 

 

Yes, but while I may not use the mod, or any for that matter at this point, for someone like me it's irrelevant because the text colour you use for team chat blends in with a lot of the other colours and may as well not be there because I don't have time to screw around to line the chat up with a darker island, darker blue ocean, or another ship in order to be able to read it.

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Communication is the key right? Ok do i need anything more that is given by the quick chat commands and pinging the map? Nope. 

 

You literally quoted an example (DD asking if you would like smoke) that can't be done with quick commands and minimap pings. I'm baffled.

 

Also, just because something can be done without chat doesn't mean anyone is doing so. Most teams will simply type e.g. "Let's go B/C" without also pinging​ the map and F3'ing the caps to accommodate the chat-impaired.

 

You're throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Yes there are idiots in chat, but there are plenty of helpful teammates trying to work together. Here is a quick list of things you are disabling by disabling chat:

 

  • Radar coordination
  • Basic initial positioning
  • Offering/confirming smoke
  • Requests for help from specific ships (e.g. "Scharn, let's push this cap together")
  • Compliments (e.g. "Nice shot")
  • Offering backup (e.g. gunboat DD to IJN DD "I have your back at C")

 

If you just can't with the occasional chat-jerks, you do you. But when I see you getting focused and say "NC you want smoke? Hit brakes" and don't hear anything back or see you slow down, you're not getting my smoke. Team play does happen in this game, and by disabling chat you're severely impairing your participation in it.

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This could turn into a multi-page thread on why chat is useful, but it isn't going to change the OP's mind. He doesn't like chat and will continue to use mods to disable it until WG adds their own in-game version.

 

You all are wasting your breath with this guy.

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Communication is the key right? Ok do i need anything more that is given by the quick chat commands and pinging the map? Nope. 

 

Show me the F-Key or map click that says, I am going around this side you go the other. Then I might agree with you. Why do people want to turn this into a single player game? If you don't want to deal with people go find a copy of Fighting Steel or maybe Distant Guns.

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If a DD has to ask me if I need smoke he's situationally incompetent. Any more dumb examples?

 

While I have no desire to disable chat it's vastly over rated in terms of tactical play.

 

I can see a pair of DDs in a division or Cruisers wanting more granular coordination in a high tier match, but that's why we have head sets. 99.99 of what goes through alpha numeric chat is otherwise irrelevant crap. Stop being full of yourselves. You aren't as smart as you think you are.

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Chat is not useful for team play in the slightest. The hundreds (if not thousands) of times that chat has been used for misdirection, misinformation, and trolling is not balanced out by the one or two times that it's actually accomplished anything productive. If players want to turn it off in Random or Co-op, then it should be allowed.

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If a DD has to ask me if I need smoke he's situationally incompetent. Any more dumb examples?

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You have obviously never smoked a ship who desperately needed it only to have him cluelessly keep driving past it at full speed. Asking is not about finding out if they need it (that's usually obvious enough) but confirming that they know you're doing it so it doesn't go to waste.

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This could turn into a multi-page thread on why chat is useful, but it isn't going to change the OP's mind. He doesn't like chat and will continue to use mods to disable it until WG adds their own in-game version.

 

You all are wasting your breath with this guy.

 

To play devil's advocate here, I can see where the guy doesn't want to disable a player/s click by click.. Case in point, last night I was in battle and we had 3 F-key spammers start up. Not just "Attention Here" indicating where they were going, nope.. One started pinging the whole map (flooded chat with it). Another picked up on the "ha ha, joke" (note the sarcasm) and started spamming other commands, and still a 3rd decided to be the caboose on this proverbial F-Key train. It started as soon as the battle timer started and after several complaints from teammates, it didn't stop.

 

About 30 seconds in I decided to chime in. I said what I always say in these situations, "Good thing I have replays enabled". A few teammates and I started talking about the situation as the spammers stopped at that time (thankfully). They stopped until that is, the enemy appeared. Then it was 4-5 commands per player (not all the same, so it wasn't like it was a hardware/software issue). They were just setting out to grieve, but it is what it is right?

 

Well, looking at my "Blacklist" and keeping in mind a couple of things here, 1) I've worked and dealt with some really, really toxic, truly "in your face", up close and personal professions in my life. So the "grow thicker skin", doesn't apply. 2) I game to relax and not deal with #1. While I understand others get away from their cubicles and they like "venting" with no ramifications, the cause doesn't justify the action. After all, we all come here to escape our lives to some extent, to relax. While that is subjective, it shouldn't be destructive.

 

With that in mind, my blacklist is well over 100 players. Why they are there ranges from threats of "Setting me on fire and doing things to my family" (I literally said good luck have fun before a match and that was the response I got... This was during or right after OBT) to repeatedly ramming my ship intentionally to prevent me from firing at the enemy (this was prior to the pink system). Others are on there for spamming chat, toxic behavior (intentional team killers or intentional team damagers). However, no one and I repeat no one is on there for trying, but under-performing or even losing there cool for a minute and then contacting me after game and saying "hey, I lost it back there. Sorry about that. etc, etc." - have had some good conversations on instances like these.

 

I haven't taken a lot of people off my blacklist because I know that I still see some people in game that are on it. I hope one day that WG rectifies that as the name itself "Blacklist" is a well known one, but is a misnomer in this game, if not oh well.

 

 

So again, playing devil's advocate here. I can see where the OP would want this or something similar. Not wanting to deal with someone repeatedly and yet still seeing them can start to wear on a player. On another note, the same type players I'm referring to, don't lay smoke for teammates, don't coordinate and aren't "friendly".

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You literally quoted an example (DD asking if you would like smoke) that can't be done with quick commands and minimap pings. I'm baffled.

 

Also, just because something can be done without chat doesn't mean anyone is doing so. Most teams will simply type e.g. "Let's go B/C" without also pinging​ the map and F3'ing the caps to accommodate the chat-impaired.

 

You're throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Yes there are idiots in chat, but there are plenty of helpful teammates trying to work together. Here is a quick list of things you are disabling by disabling chat:

 

  • Radar coordination
  • Basic initial positioning
  • Offering/confirming smoke
  • Requests for help from specific ships (e.g. "Scharn, let's push this cap together")
  • Compliments (e.g. "Nice shot")
  • Offering backup (e.g. gunboat DD to IJN DD "I have your back at C")

 

If you just can't with the occasional chat-jerks, you do you. But when I see you getting focused and say "NC you want smoke? Hit brakes" and don't hear anything back or see you slow down, you're not getting my smoke. Team play does happen in this game, and by disabling chat you're severely impairing your participation in it.

  • Radar coordination

Same thing can be apllied with hydro and defensive AA, i will use it  if the situation demands support for the team. No need to ask.

 

  • Basic initial positioning

Not important unless you are a DD rushing for caps. If you are a DD rushing for caps you need to chek the teamlists , see if there are DD gunboats on the enemy and your team , etc etc...

With cruisers, BBs amd CVs i just follow or lead the sheeps.

 

  • Offering/confirming smoke

There is an F key for SOS and other for affirmative and negative. If this isn't clear it will with the follow situation that happened to me.

I was on a DD and i saw a cruiser in my area but still a little too far asking for help. I type affirmative and rush to his position. I laid the smoke , save is life and i still managed to use the smoke to sing my guns against the reds. In the end he used the F key "thank you" and i replied Affirmative. What do i need more?

 

  • Requests for help from specific ships (e.g. "Scharn, let's push this cap together")

You can request assistance with the F key and the ships in your area can say affirmative or negative.

 

  • Compliments (e.g. "Nice shot")

Not interested in making virtual friends but you can use the GG F key in the end  if you want or you can send him a message post battle congratulate him.

 

  • Offering backup (e.g. gunboat DD to IJN DD "I have your back at C")

Same thing. You can request assistance with the F key and the ships in your area can say affirmative or negative or you can just read the map to know if you have support and you can also designate targets to focus fire with F3 key

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If a DD has to ask me if I need smoke he's situationally incompetent. Any more dumb examples?

 

While I have no desire to disable chat it's vastly over rated in terms of tactical play.

 

I can see a pair of DDs in a division or Cruisers wanting more granular coordination in a high tier match, but that's why we have head sets. 99.99 of what goes through alpha numeric chat is otherwise irrelevant crap. Stop being full of yourselves. You aren't as smart as you think you are.

 

 

You have obviously never smoked a ship who desperately needed it only to have him cluelessly keep driving past it at full speed. Asking is not about finding out if they need it (that's usually obvious enough) but confirming that they know you're doing it so it doesn't go to waste.

 

^ Or maybe they don't feel they need it.

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Even if the F-keys are specific enough to convey specifics (which we will simply have to agree to disagree on), nobody is going to assume they need to do so rather than use chat. I.e. even if it's hypothetically possible to communicate something via the F-keys, if a player used chat instead, you will not even know they said it. If you hit the "SOS" key and I type "omw, smoke in 15 sec", you won't see that. If that's okay with you, then there's nothing left to discuss. Have fun, and happy shooting.

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