It has been a long time coming to add to this, but VOIP is a serious issue that needs fixing. I have a VOD from one of the most intense role play story lines that I’ve been able to be apart of that was constantly filled with VOIP related issues.
I’d love to link a VOD in particular this happened with, but apparently I cannot include links on the forum… I stream on Twitch under the handle of Bitter Rabbit and frankly any of my VODs from my character Dolva or Sabira are riddled full of VOIP issues. One of the worst chain of instances to date was a crucial story peak where my character could not speak to the leader of the tribe due to VOIP issues, was then pulled into the situation she was trying to warn about but could not, and then for a few minutes could not hear her lover speaking during a literal life and death situation because of VOIP issues yet again. Then upon his death and her having to travel back to the castle and inform others of what happened yet again VOIP was dysfunctional and further ruined the emotional intensity of the moment with several people. This is merely during a 2-3 hour span. Another instance early on with the character we were speaking for 3 hours straight in a singular spot and the moment we started walking away the voice stopped working. Again, this is a serious problem!
This went on and off throughout the rest of this and MANY other streams, it is absolutely ridiculous how unstable and unreliable the current state of VOIP is in the game. The role play community is such a huge and vital part of this game and it is one of the two major things that we beg and plead for the developers to hear us out so that we can continue to enjoy this game as players and tell our stories. We want to stay and keep playing, but those of us who are content creators cannot continue with a game that doesn’t care about something so crucial as it effects us heavily. This stream was filled so much emotions as the story came to its peak and it was nearly ruined several times by VOIP making it unable for us to hear each other. I could link countless VODs I have from this game that show this is not just a “sometimes” issue but a persistent problem that should be resolved, not shelved.
Please, this is a very serious issue for your game’s player base. We just want to be able to play the game and tell our character’s stories.