I'm excited to show you guys the current progress on the Male Confessor model! This is his high poly version from Zbrush. Soon he will be made game ready and sent over to be rigged and begin animation work. I look forward to sharing more updates with everyone in the future!
I definitely think that global chat should be done away with. At the very most there should be something akin to area chat, or within a certain radius. Mostly like a /say function that people can easily hear if they are within the zone. As for whispers I don't see a problem with that because we're in a sort of fantasy setting that could easily support the idea via magic, and item, something like a link shell from final fantasy, or any sort of easy out to explain it. Global chat doesn't do much more than function as a 3 year olds playground. It doesn't help much with communication because people already use third party programs other people are citing as ways to get around communication barriers. Also a guild chat would be acceptable as it would work in the same way as the whispers. Global chat however is just unneccessary in this type of game.
There isn't any dungeons to que for, and there isn't any reason to need the chance to tell someone they are a %^*$, or talk about how you banged so and so's mom. The only thing I think that would be hindered is looking for experienced crafters to make you gear (assuming it works something like UO as far as the crafting system is concerned). Although I think it would be cooler if there was a message board in town, almost like a mercenary board of some kind. You could write notes and things for people to see.
For Example: Looking for experienced (insert play style) character for help. Looking for (insert crafter) to pay for their services. Everyone here is a %*$ (Had to put in the obvious other use for this lol)