A Messaging System

there are people that sit in VRchat 24/7 at work the only type of messaging system we have is the invite system i made a concept image in Affinity Designer

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There will be no messaging system in VRChat, as it defeats the main purpose of VRChat, which is meeting other people.
The devs have talked about that several times in the past few years.

If you really need to message someone, you can do it with another tool, like discord, telegram, etc.

If you want to quickly say something to someone → go join them :wink:

  • Everyone on Yellow/Red
  • No one accepts Invites
  • some people don’t get invite Notifications
  • No one wants to Be in vr and constantly Use there OVR
  • some people don’t meet the system requirements but yet still play and for them having discord running lose about 10 Frames with VRchat Poorly unoptimized Code/Unused Code still being read by the system
  • mostly Everyone mirror dwels and doesnt talk to each other
  • the new chat box Feature was poorly implemented with no Message history within the world or on hud/in any menu UI
  • Literally the devs had said a lot of things but yet go against said things or do Said Things anyway

There is a lot of negativity in this post, and half isn’t really on topic. But I’ll be courteous and answer them anyways.

  • They usually have a reason for it.
  • They usually have a reason for it.
  • That’s very rare, and if you think they didn’t got it, just send another one.
  • That has nothing to do with VRChat, but with the people you meet, go meet other ones that actually care about you.
  • That has to be quite an old system. And I’m sorry, but usually you have to meet at least the minimum system requirements to enjoy something decently. There is the option to disable certain things to increase performance for those who suffer. And no, most of the time it’s the user generated content that causes the performance issues.
  • Go meet other people. I for myself don’t encounter that many which mirror dwell and don’t interact with others that often, and I play since years. That also has nothing to do with a messaging system.
  • The chatbox is a feature for people who are to afraid/uncomfortable to speak, or have disabilities that prevent them from speaking. It is not an Instan Messaging thing, it’s a replacement for speaking, as such it is as volatile as speaking.
  • That is partially true, but at the same time, they say something, and the community interprets it wrongly. The whole EAC thing for example. The Dev Team said that they listen to the community. And they did, and they did implement a lot of QoL features that were missing and very much needed. But some people believe that “listening to the community” means that they do what ever the community wants. That is just stupid entitlement. What they do is listen to the community and try to integrate their ideas in to their plans. Sometimes that’s a no brainer (think of the Menu spawning in front of your face, local mirror, gesture indicators, etc), and sometimes it needs more refinement (Avatar Scaling i.e.) and sometimes it’s not wanted (Messaging system, avatar search).