Wobbley#8100 posted (#post-7085)
I am personally not a big fan of in-game voice chat. I see it as a nice feature, but not really a necessary one, here is why:
- The voice quality is sometimes poor
- The UI is usually very poor and tweaking settings are a hassle
- The voice chat usually only works when you are in a game and not in lobby/menus while you are getting your team ready
- Players tend to be abusive and voice spam
Third party applications are usually more powerful and intuitive, while letting you talk outside of the game. I would welcome the feature further down the line, as it is quite important in team games if you aren't eager at making new friends. I know that at Gamescom they had Teamspeak running in the background.
I can't really sign this
I think the UI of in-game-voice-chats are often pretty good, since it is shown, who is speaking at the moment.
Some overlays like overwolf&co tend to be a bit buggy and/or display not correctly.
The DEVs could easily fix the voice-quality and pre-game-council-option, too.
But anyhow, most players will just chose which one they prefer, and third-party-softwares such as TS are just more comfortable for players who are in a group/friend/clan, etc., so I wouldn't be too worried about it now, since it's not a big "make-or-break"-feature", (from my point of view, at least).
Also people "abusing" the voip-system can easily be countered by ignoring/muting them, so I don't a big see a problem there, too^^