Blizzard Voice Chat
Blizzard is testing voice chat in an alpha version of the Battle.Net application!

  • Group Chat allows you to create groups of up to 99 players
  • Voice Chat can be used in any chat channel
  • You can mute and control volume per individual

This article was originally published in forum thread: Blizzard Voice Chat started by chaud View original post
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  1. Sicnus's Avatar
    Didn't they try this about 5 years ago? Or am I imagining this?

    Edit: Heh, I didn't necro this post... it showed up on the front page. Not sure how that happened. This post seems like it was 2007?
    *sigh* Edit 2: Saw users name that posted and thought I was looking at the post date.
  1. Viradiance's Avatar
    Weird. Wonder if this will be implemented into their main games?

    Not looking forward to the days when random dungeon groups expect you to join voip if that's the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sicnus View Post
    Didn't they try this about 5 years ago? Or am I imagining this?
    What? WoW voice chat? Never heard of it. That never happened and fuck you for thinking it did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sicnus View Post
    Didn't they try this about 5 years ago? Or am I imagining this?

    Edit: Heh, I didn't necro this post... it showed up on the front page. Not sure how that happened. This post seems like it was 2007?
    It's not. This post is from today, March 17th 2016. The battle.net client in reference didn't exist in 2007. Way way back in the day they added ingame voice chat to WoW specifically and it bombed. This seems more like a universal client that can be accessed through the battle.net app between all blizzard games.
  1. GMZohar1's Avatar
    WoW voice chat 2.0... Nooooooooooo
  1. Taeldorian's Avatar
    Interesting, wonder how this will actually work out. This is a pretty good feature, I wouldn't mind talking to randoms in dungeons, sounds kinda fun. Obviously there will be a mute function so we can mute trolls but other than the trolls it could be pretty cool.
  1. Varly's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sicnus View Post
    Didn't they try this about 5 years ago? Or am I imagining this?
    Yup sure did, I remember being in a Kara when it came out. The fact that no one remembers it shows just how successful it was
  1. Reffan's Avatar
    Suddenly I feel 9 years younger.
  1. NoNamedPride's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sicnus View Post
    Didn't they try this about 5 years ago? Or am I imagining this?

    Edit: Heh, I didn't necro this post... it showed up on the front page. Not sure how that happened. This post seems like it was 2007?
    *sigh* Edit 2: Saw users name that posted and thought I was looking at the post date.
    Yes, they tried this before, but not 5 years ago. Has been a little while longer since they tried the whole WoW Voice Chat thing and it turned out horrible, hence why it isn't in the Game anymore. Let's hope this thing will be better, if they actually think about putting those ingame.
  1. Sett's Avatar
    I hope they've learned from their previous attempts with a voice chat.
  1. Cernunnos's Avatar
    Let's hope this works better than the voice chat patch crap did.

    http://wow.gamepedia.com/Patch_2.2.0
  1. Viradiance's Avatar
    IIRC they're working with a third party voip company for this kind of thing now, though. They put the voice chat in Overwatch, and that actually works surprisingly well.
  1. NoNamedPride's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Taeldorian View Post
    Interesting, wonder how this will actually work out. This is a pretty good feature, I wouldn't mind talking to randoms in dungeons, sounds kinda fun. Obviously there will be a mute function so we can mute trolls but other than the trolls it could be pretty cool.
    Doubt that they'll have it active in LFG/LFR acessed content. It'll only end up creating more toxic behavior than there already is (or help enhance the toxic behavior that is already given, really..) and they should know that.

    That said, it'd still be a nice addition, if it's about 5 times better than their first attempt at Voice Communication.
  1. Gemini Soul's Avatar
    Hopefully they learn from the WoW in game voice chat, mummble, and vent. To make a better one that players would use, the original one was so bad.
  1. darxide's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Cernunnos View Post
    Let's hope this works better than the voice chat patch crap did.

    http://wow.gamepedia.com/Patch_2.2.0
    Shit, I feel old. If you would have asked me I would have told you that it came out sometime during WotLK. I don't at all remember this during TBC.
  1. Noix's Avatar
    oh wow they trying fix bad voice chat again.. hopefully its way better then old verson of it.
  1. Nicolicious's Avatar
    This is great news. If this works out, the game will reach new hights. Just because those players that does not raid and have big guilds can be socially active in other ways and maybe make friends and love the game more. Just my take on it! I would love some night just going in to random dungeons and destroy stuff while talking to like minded people. Sounds great to me.
  1. Nemacyst's Avatar
    Most likely they will base it off of the same tech used for Overwatch. The voice chat works perfectly fine technology wise. They prove they can make it work now just to see how they implement it
  1. Wishblade's Avatar
    Well it can't be worse than their last attempt way back when. :P
  1. Khalkaroth's Avatar
    They should have a public voice chat like H1Z1 where you can talk to the people near you. Just imagine the discussions in capital cities.
  1. Nymrohd's Avatar
    I wonder if this will be more of a failure than twitter integration . . .
  1. Soulfighter101's Avatar
    Hopefully it will do better then in-game VC did, it'd be nice not to need to keep 3 seperate programs updated and fine tuned just for raids.

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