IDEA: this is not free chat. This is 'canned' list of commands/chat to improve communication for alliances and opponents. Right now, we only allow 'Let's attack <player name>' commands, which are limited.
For example, some ideas to communicate with your ally:
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Steve, there's a lot we have to consider about letting player talk freely. For example:
Hi Joel, yes we like this too. If we move forward with this, we'll set up a form for players to submit requests for specific canned chat that they'd like to see in the game. You guys have been amazing with suggestions on how we can make the game better so far. –Lee@SMG.