I just got the Alpha invite and downloaded the client. While that downloaded I came and read up on the forums. So here are my first few impressions
- I don’t voice chat. It’s rare I do. I have health problems that make voice chat annoying and even embarrassing at times. So seeing a forum post that says the text chat is being removed this early on is rather disheartening and made me not even want to log in. But I decided to log in and give it a chance.
- Immediately upon logging in it turned on my mic that is attached to my headset. I find that this being on by default upon first login is rather…invasive. It actually started broadcasting what was going on in the room with me in real life.
- I finally found the text chat option only to be taken to a separate window. Big turn off.
I understand that this is still in alpha which is very early stages but for someone like me who cannot use a VR headset or do voice chat it is a big turn off so far.