[Suggestion] Chat channel timers
Each account would have limited number of chat messages they can post to the chat channels Peer Support, Alliance Recruitment and Global/ Off-Topic
Peer Support would be limited to 5 chat messages per 2 hours per account. When limit is reached, the message “Additional help can be found on the Small Giant Games forum at: “ This would give a player 5 chat message (which have a long maximum length each) to ask for simple help. Multiple other players can help out. Harder problems probably should be handled in the forums anyways.
Global/ Off-Topic would be limited to 20 chat messages per 5 hours per account. When the limit is reached, the message “Additional discussion can be found on the Small Giant Games forum at: “.
Alliance Recruitment would be limited to 1 chat message per 7.5 hours per level 10 account. When the limit is reached, the message “Additional recruitment can be found on the Small Giant Games forum at: “. This would give each alliance fellow 1 message per 7.5 hours and each maximum alliance, 30 fellows, 1 message every 15 minutes.
By limited chat messages per account, players will have to consider how they want to spend this limited resource. By limiting chat messages per account, a troll can do less damage before being permanently banned by the Devs.
Ambassadors & Game Specialists
Ambassadors would be accounts with double or triple the normal number of chat messages.
Game Specialists would be accounts with unlimited chat messages on all channels.
MY PERSON OPINION
I am a chat moderator and a forum moderator at Book of Heroes by Venan. A lot of developer cycles get consumed when a chat moderator goes rogue, trolls try and troll the moderators, moderators get in flame wars with bands of trolls, the flame war gets shifted to the forum and permanent chat bans, and forum bans, start getting handed out. Players that have spent hundreds of USD on a game get really angry when they get silenced, globally silenced or permanently banned.