I think we’ll have 2 more DLCs before we have a spectator chat and a decent spectator menu
In an interview for the latest DLC Ornlu asked Cision about it, he said that spectator chat was not a priority at the time
what you describe is really player chat. Spectator chat is original feature of spectator mode which allows spectators to talk with each their while watching live game. If you watch pre-DE videos or stream you can notice !chatoff command person usually writes after starting to spectate to mute other spectators. It wasn’t added to DE while player chat is in DE, just not showing while spectating.
It would be interesting, I have not expected in the AOE4, but if in the 2 and 3, and putting an exclusive chat of spectators seems good to me, although this would not have to accept secret conversations with the players, but if talking with players through the chat , as is usually done after someone dies, that there is talk between the living and the dead.
Also, make it easy to access as in AOE3.
There is no confusion about terms. Yes the definitions they presented are factually correct. However ‘spec chat’ is how everyone talks about it. If there was a confusion Microsoft would reply “spectators are currently able to talk to each other already, there is no problem”
Oh really, my apologies. Maybe being defeated and spectating are different. I admit I don’t spectate games, but if I’m defeated I chat still if someone else is defeated/resigned also but someone refused to quit.