I agree with OcandCo, more chatrooms would be beneficial.
I rarely chat in any of the chatrooms unless I am recruiting for my alliance or looking for a Merc but I do notice that there is a lot of unnecessary chatter in alliance recruitment. I believe this is due to the disgusting nature of General Chat and Off Topic.
I was recently in off topic and witnessed a couple sexting in the chat. The woman was talking about putting a collar on the guy and treating him like a dog and he was eating it up. Super weird… Anyways back to my point.
If the devs are not prepared to create more chatroom options I think they need to crack down on general chat and the off topic chat so people will not be subjected to using alliance recruitment as a way to connect with friends, recruit and help members. Cracking down on these chats may encourage members to trickle back into these areas and have conversations there. But until those two chats are regulated better AR will continue being a free for all chat.
I also think it is important that the game has people who are actually reading the chats that are being flagged so this feature isn’t being abused. If people are trying to help people regardless of the chat they are in they shouldn’t be warned. The game needs to implement some form of interpretation, whether it be mods in game who are the only ones able to report conversations and issue warnings or if you have mods screening conversations that are being reported. This isn’t a black and white situation there is a lot of gray area not even being looked at. What is causing the community to use AR as an all purpose chat? Is it because there aren’t enough chats or does it stem from the raunchy nature of general chat and off topic conversations or is it a mixture of both?