24 June 2008

EQII Voice Chat is on Test!

We've successfully pushed the new voice chat feature out to the Test server for users to play around with and provide feedback.

Everything went really well, except that we noticed while the client was being pushed to the patcher that the help files describing the new voice chat feature were missing (quickly remedied).

Zoltaroth, Rothgar and myself all hopped onto the Test server and invited people into a custom channel. Players had very few issues getting set up and chatting and we enjoyed talking to them rather than typing! Users really seemed to enjoy it and had great things to say about it (while providing good feedback too).

Feel free to hop on the Test server and give it a go!


Sean said...

Congrats! I know from your posts on the subject that you've put a lot of work in on this, and it sounds like a nice implementation. It always feels great to finally squeeze out a big ol' feature.

Anonymous said...

Not long ago, Greg started up a thread on things you guys could do to encourage more players to join the Test server.

What you just mentioned here is a prime example of what could be done: get developers to play on Test, and get them to directly interact with players much more frequently.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to seeing you again at FanFaire, Josh. I'm glad to finally, FINALLY see voicechat going in.