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Posted Apr 25, '12 at 2:13am

dhillon_99

dhillon_99

21 posts

What is the chat system and where is it?

 

Posted Apr 25, '12 at 5:51am

GhostOfMatrix

GhostOfMatrix

11,692 posts

Knight

What is the chat system and where is it?

A place where you can talk with many users. It's nowhere, because it hasn't been added yet.

 

Posted Apr 27, '12 at 1:11pm

wajor59

wajor59

904 posts

I'm wondering, will this replace the need for the community threads? A live chat will certainly be very useful if I get stuck in a game and instead of aborting and losing a possible decent score I can ask for help.

Of course I'm talking about help that hasn't been covered from the game developer's introduction.

footnote:
I'm taking for granted that we will no longer have the community forum section for the games discussion, walk-throughs, etc if the games clans idea is implemented.

 

Posted Apr 27, '12 at 3:55pm

Patrick2011

Patrick2011

3,458 posts

I'm wondering, will this replace the need for the community threads? A live chat will certainly be very useful if I get stuck in a game and instead of aborting and losing a possible decent score I can ask for help.

There will still be forums, but the forums will be different.

 

Posted Apr 27, '12 at 10:33pm

Ernie15

Ernie15

12,548 posts

Knight

A live chat will certainly be very useful if I get stuck in a game and instead of aborting and losing a possible decent score I can ask for help.

In a live chat, you'd be somewhat limited to the people currently in the chatbox to give you your answer, and you'll have to stay there for a while if you want an answer and nobody's there to help you. And then if someone gives a solution after you leave, you'll never see it.

The forums aren't limited in those ways. You can post something here, and even if nobody replies in time for you to keep your score, there will most likely still be an answer within a few days' time that you'll be able to see.

But it's hard to say now how many people will actually be live on the chat at once. When I say "live" I'm not counting those people who just sit there idly as though they're actually doing something else.

 

Posted Apr 28, '12 at 3:38am

wajor59

wajor59

904 posts

you'd be somewhat limited to the people currently in the chatbox to give you your answer, and you'll have to stay there for a while if you want an answer and nobody's there to help you.

Hmmm
I see your point and when the chatroom empties out like the community threads do you could be waiting for a long time indeed.

That's ok, live chat will still have many other uses, I just can't seem to think of any right now.
That's funny,
I just illustrated another problem with live chat that all ties back in to what you said Ernie. Even though you might actually have a friendly user "a-live" in the chatroom isn't a guarantee that they'll be fully awake or alert enough to help you even if they "just happen" to know the answer to your question.

 

Posted Jun 6, '12 at 3:07pm

wermaht33

wermaht33

16 posts

don't know if somebody has got to this but can we post a live chat room for every game to replace the game feedback
cause' its kind of hard to agree with another user with the actual game feedback. Or maybe we could add a feedback to every user page and link it to game feedback so we can notify a user that we liked his comment and why. Please tell me if i'm making any sense at all.

 

Posted Jun 6, '12 at 3:14pm

wermaht33

wermaht33

16 posts

And we could add some kind of inbox button which will say something like "you have # messages" or whatever.

 

Posted Jun 16, '12 at 3:04pm

adrenaline6

adrenaline6

56 posts

@wermaht33

And we could add some kind of inbox button which will say something like "you have # messages" or whatever.

yea!!!

 

Posted Jul 6, '12 at 2:12pm

GhostOfMatrix

GhostOfMatrix

11,692 posts

Knight

don't know if somebody has got to this but can we post a live chat room for every game to replace the game feedback

They mentioned they'll have specific page dedicated to the chats, but they didn't turn down the ideas of dragging the chat box around the site with you or having it next to the games.

And we could add some kind of inbox button which will say something like "you have # messages" or whatever.

Won't be necessary. On this chat I assume they'll have a public and private chat; public for everyone to talk to and you can receive private messages and send them while on the same chat - a new tab next to the public chat will pop up with the users name. Visit a Xat chat room for visual aid.

 
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