Please add VOIP support, it would be so much easier and fun to communicate in pick-up-games as I don’t have any friends that play AoE2.
I have yet to see a developer give a statement on this.
I really think this would promote higher level of team play and strategy. I also think it would help new players and others that haven’t bothered to learn all the taunts or abbreviations.
Text-communication aren’t really effective late-game as the text is rushing by in my opinion.
An argument that I have heard against voice chat feature is due to unwanted toxicity in the game, but you can be just as toxic in written form as in voice. In fact the most toxicity I have ever witnessed in any game is from AoE2.
A way around this is to just have VOIP disabled by default or have an option to mute players in-game.
I hope at least it will be available in AoE4.
Sorry for my English, it’s not my native language.