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8-14-2011 @ 9:03AM
I'm looking forward to it! I'm saving up for an Android phone, and as soon as I get it I'm paying the extra $3 for mobile AH and gchat. I work during the time my guild raids more often than not, and if the gchat lists guild news/cheevos like it does in-game, it'd be nice to notice and hop on to congratulate the downing of a boss or the acquisition of a rare bit of loot.For anyone whose guild would require this, that's pretty nonsensical. If you're that srs about raiding and all of you would do anything to get the best raid makeup, then chances are you might've exchanged other contact information with the raid leader. A text, instant message, or even email are also things that can make modern phones go Ding! just as much as (or better than) a mobile gchat whisper.This got me wondering, and yes, looks like there indeed are a couple of ventrilo apps for android. Might be fun to listen in on how the raid's going.
8-14-2011 @ 12:41PM
Vent apps for Android? My iPhone is jealous...And you're right, I'd imagine that most guilds who are serious about raiding also have guild webpages, FB pages, and dozens of other ways to keep in touch with one another outside the game. My guild doesn't have any of that...because it's made up of mostly RL friends and family, so we harass each other via Real ID, email, text messages, phone calls, and the occasional in-person appearance, all of which are far easier than dealing with mobile guild chat, IMO. And as far as mobile chat being a leash? It's only constraining if you allow it. As with a cell phone, there's a simple solution to the problem of being "available" 24/7 -- ignore it. Or just log the hell off. No one is so singularly important that they have to be reachable every second of the day, especially when you consider that we're talking about a GAME. Hell, even firefighters and ER doctors get time off...
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