As discussed in todays Alpha meetup, we are going to soon remove the chat system that High Fidelity provides.
There are a number of reasons why we feel this is necessary:
- Providing a global chat system is not a core competence of ours and there are a number of fantastic services available on the web.
- Domain owners may want different types of chat, or no chat at all and we want them to be able to control that experience.
- Our community (you) will be able to provide powerful alternatives for those who are wanting to use chat. With the existing JS stuff we have you could build very powerful solutions, including ranged chat, 1:1 messaging, etc. Creating these different chat experiences should be in the hands of the userbase.
- We don’t want to give out usernames of all public users to each other as a default capability.
The question to the community is. What do we need to make available for others to write a chat systems?