All on the one channel would be a great idea , in my opinion..this would mean meeting and talking to like minded simmers and get to know each other better, leading to better understandings and missions etc
I have been doing that for a long time on ToW. Each side can set up a whisper list for talking to their side only if they wish and everyone is still able to be socially on the same channel.
Sorry but I disagree.
The whisper function has to be set up before you start the mission and how do you know who is going to join? What it often results in is hearing a lot of half-conversations that make no sense.
I would prohibit whisper. In ToW TS whisper is annoying and confusing IMO (who the hell is he talking to?
When everyone is on the same channel, I agree it adds to the social part and that's great, but as a tactical tool it becomes pretty useless because some folks (like Darling and Comet
) have zero commo discipline and babble on endlessly, tying up the channel.
I think TS (or Ventrilo, just as good) would be a very welcome addition. I personally hate texting and lose all SA while I am doing so.
But having everyone on the same channel defeats the whole point of a "realistic" server.
I'd save the inter-team chatter for the chat bar.
There is nothing realistic about hearing your opponents. If I call out a contact I usually provide a landmark ("half a grid east of Warfusee at 7 thousand") and that invites unwanted company.
Turn off your computer, walk out the door and introduce yourself to the real world. I do it at least once a month
Just my opinion.
Vander, did you ever get that link to work?
That map is linked to an amazingly complete interactive data base of airfields, units and dates. I've never seen anything nearly as good.
If you can't get it to work, let me know.