GreatSeaSpider, on 05 April 2012 - 02:43 PM, said:
my only comment is on the section I've quoted.... While I intend to find a like minded group of regular players to enjoy the game with, i'm not sure it's fair to say that the plight of those who have not done so is a choice as such, but a side effect of the mechanics of the game. If i was on skype/ts/ventrillo with a couple of mates and we found ourselves fighting alongside a larger organised group, it would be great to be able to get into voice chat with them quickly and easily, this wont be possible as it stands. The best possible experience would be for everyone to be able to talk to who they're in a game with should they choose to do so, but for new players or casual gamers it'll be very hard to break through that initial barrier of establishing communication, and while that's unfortunate, it's not strictly speaking a choice
That's an excellent point, as well.
Due to the way matchmaking works, we might see two groups of people being put together. Imagine not communicating with, say, a whole other have of your team, just because there was no VOIP for the game. You both might be on your own servers, but what about speaking to each other?
It might seem okay not to communicate with the one or two pubs you might get, but what happens if you have an entire other group of folks on your team? Not communicating with them is just a terrible decision. That's HALF your team, AND they're organized! Communication would go a very long way.