On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 6:09 PM, cflrich <cflrich at cfl.rr.com> wrote:
> As for which players opt-in, once voice communication is in the game,
> most players will require other players to use it, or at least have the
> ability to hear commands as they are relayed.  It is just so much faster
> and more effective.  You can have it be opt-in, but the player who is
> not using voice will be at a severe tactical disadvantage to the players
> who do, and so will his team.  This will take care of itself naturally
> as the players and teams using voice communication respond more
> quickly.  Noobs not reading will become less important, because every
> noob can hear.  This is a good thing.

It does have nice potential for helping newbies. Perhaps if a newbie
is flagged as such they can be added to a special voice channel in
which they will receive personalized instruction. They may find the
regular voice chat to be a bit too much. Also if someone is being
abusive, screaming at a newbie for example, there should be a
mechanism in place to mute them and if they do it repeatedly to lose
voice privileges for good.