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Friends Only Whisper Option

I'm tired of getting rage whispers everytime someone dies in PVP or WvW.... and i hate going offline to avoid whispers and my block list has over 1000 players.. Can we just get an option to refuse all whispers from players who are not on friend list? This Option exist in EVERY mmorpg i've played. Can we start here?

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  • Sure, the friends/block list, on|offline, lfg, whisper, and chat systems are old school and could well use an overhaul. The question is: of all the things we (as the community) ask for, is this the most important or useful? For PvP, I'm sure a better whisper system would be a lot of help. But for PvE, things like the novelty wardrobe are much more fun & useful for more people (if for no other reason: clearing out inventory).

    Accordingly, my guess is that ANet has this on their radar, with low priority. So find work-arounds that work for you, because you'll be using them for a good long time.


    @Scud.5067 said:
    I find correcting their spelling and punctuation really helps to diffuse the situation.

    Yes, that's often a winner. Other useful responses include:

    • Yes, rather, quite quite. Tut, tut, cheerio!
    • Yes, the left foot is the same as the other.
    • No, no soap, radio!
    • Surely Godot will come tomorrow.
    • Thank you for such an inspiring suggestion. You must be quite good at that, with all the practice you've had at it.
    • I preferred the reboot over the original.

    Think of chat as an independent player-vs-player game. You win if you keep your cool and stay polite, while the other person loses their skritt. Enraged opponents are generally easiest to defeat. (Of course, sometimes it's some gem of a person on your own team, in which case, all your can do is ride out the storm. They aren't going to realize that yelling won't help improve the situation or make you more likely to follow their advice.)

    "Face the facts. Then act on them. It's ...the only doctrine I have to offer you, & it's harder than you'd think, because I swear humans seem hardwired to do anything but. Face the facts. Don't pray, don't wish, ...FACE THE FACTS. THEN act." — Quellcrist Falconer

  • Mewcifer.5198Mewcifer.5198 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:
    Sure, the friends/block list, on|offline, lfg, whisper, and chat systems are old school and could well use an overhaul. The question is: of all the things we (as the community) ask for, is this the most important or useful? For PvP, I'm sure a better whisper system would be a lot of help. But for PvE, things like the novelty wardrobe are much more fun & useful for more people (if for no other reason: clearing out inventory).

    Accordingly, my guess is that ANet has this on their radar, with low priority. So find work-arounds that work for you, because you'll be using them for a good long time.


    @Scud.5067 said:
    I find correcting their spelling and punctuation really helps to diffuse the situation.

    Yes, that's often a winner. Other useful responses include:

    • Yes, rather, quite quite. Tut, tut, cheerio!
    • Yes, the left foot is the same as the other.
    • No, no soap, radio!
    • Surely Godot will come tomorrow.
    • Thank you for such an inspiring suggestion. You must be quite good at that, with all the practice you've had at it.
    • I preferred the reboot over the original.

    Think of chat as an independent player-vs-player game. You win if you keep your cool and stay polite, while the other person loses their skritt. Enraged opponents are generally easiest to defeat. (Of course, sometimes it's some gem of a person on your own team, in which case, all your can do is ride out the storm. They aren't going to realize that yelling won't help improve the situation or make you more likely to follow their advice.)

    I like to give just single word responses like k and fascinating.

    My list of suggestions for GW2
    Akkebi | Akkebyyon | Alister Kebi | Akkebi Revi | Akkebi Mememachine | Occultist Lulu | Shadow Stalker Lulu| Bonebreaker Lulu
    Max Masteries | 16k AP

  • Salty whispers get some cheese and wine.....................

  • Rognik.2579Rognik.2579 Member ✭✭✭

    Unless people are constantly bothering you, you can probably clear out your block list. No need to block someone long term if it's just randoms from PvP unless you keep running into the same person who constantly berates you.

  • @Rognik.2579 said:
    Unless people are constantly bothering you, you can probably clear out your block list. No need to block someone long term if it's just randoms from PvP unless you keep running into the same person who constantly berates you.

    It's constant. Like every encounter... It'll be years without saying anything then they just whisper you. usually racist comments.

  • Illconceived Was Na.9781Illconceived Was Na.9781 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 9, 2018

    @Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:
    Whilst you await some sort of update, you could always uncheck the 'Whisper' box in chat while you PvP. Or put 'Whisper' in its own tab.

    good idea
    You can even setup a chat tab (maybe called PvP) with /team, /whisper, and /map turned off
    (I have something like that for raiding, so I don't get distracted by my chattier guild.)

    "Face the facts. Then act on them. It's ...the only doctrine I have to offer you, & it's harder than you'd think, because I swear humans seem hardwired to do anything but. Face the facts. Don't pray, don't wish, ...FACE THE FACTS. THEN act." — Quellcrist Falconer

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