This post is relevant to the features introduced in v1.4 Battle Tides. For all of the details, see the master post here
We’ve been secretly watching you all. That’s right. Keeping tabs, tracking all the things you say, who you talk to, all of it! Mwuhahahaaaa! MWAHAHHAAA!
*ahem!* Um, okay, errr, I am obviously just talking about the fact that we’ve had analytics hooked up to our chat system for a while now. I’ve also been reading all your great recommendations from this post here
and jotting them down. So with those two things already in the pipeline, having to write chat strings for the upcoming Heroes was the perfect excuse to overhaul the chat system.
Here’s a handy little infographic that illustrates which chat phrases have been most popular.
Looking at the above, you can see that there was definitely room to remove a few under-performing phrases and implement some of your most requested chat features! So you can now do things like address Heroes specifically to request truces, or even threaten them (eek!). We’ve also expanded the way you can respond to great plays or cool moments in game with new exclamations, and you can even say farewell (in character) for a more apt sign off at the end of each epic Armello journey... or kill.
For those of you who have been hanging out with us for a while now, it’ll come as no surprise that Armello’s chat system is close to my heart. I head up our writing efforts around here, but I also care deeply about the type of community we foster in everything we do. Providing you all with a way to interact in-game that is free from toxic behaviour, conquers language barriers, and all whilst remaining within character is something I’ve always been proud of, but being able to extend and improve that with your assistance is a step above!
The new chat strings have proven super popular with both the testing crew and our (deadly) here in the studio, so I’m very keen to see this one out in the wild!
Enjoy! <3 Trent