As you can all probably imagine, we have received a lot of mails regarding chat. So this post is to explain the problem and an invite for everyone to give suggestions on how to fix it.
The problem with chat is not the swearing. In general, there is an sober tone in the chat. At least not worse than one can expect. We would always like to improve the atmosphere, but this is not the reason we are removing chat.
What is the problem is groups of people targeting single users, stalking them and bullying them. And even if there is a Guardian around to ban the bullies, they simply created new accounts and continued.
This is a behaviour we simply can not allow, and the system with free chat makes this kind of abuse too easy.
If anyone have any suggestions to a solution that makes it possible for players to enable free chat, but still makes it impossible for trolls to obtain (and too valuable for them to loose), we are very open to hearing your suggestions.
In the meantime, we have made chat cheaper, so it is now only 1$, which includes 20 gems. What a bargain!
MrShoe and MrVoid