I'm not against a chat window, just global chat in general. First, removing it cripples gold farmers. Second it allows players to congregate in central locations(typically a city)and evolves communities. It makes no sense being able to whisper a stranger who you cant see or is several continents or worlds away. Instead of Guild chat I would implement a pigeon mail system where you send delayed messages via birds such as a crow. Or allow people to purchase globes with charges that can send messages to other peoples globes but would only be used for important messages to preserve those charges. Or how about guild or faction flares of different colors that appear on the world map indicating a guild member is at that location. Regardless, my point to this thread isnt to eliminate communication but to help shed light on a system that hasnt been looked at or evolved through a decade of the mmo spectra.