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The Chatless Update Rides Again

Posted by Fat McStink on March 28, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Gather round, Toons, and let me tell you a tale! You see, in a long-forgotten era that some refer to as 'Alpha', there was a period of time where legend claimed that Toons were only able to speak using SpeedChat phrases. They were definitely dark days indeed.

But now, it's time to introduce a new era in comTOONication, where we're improving SpeedChat to be even better than before: Introducing The Chatless Update 2: With SpeedChat+, too!

Chatless Toons Arrive!

As many of you have noticed over the past week, we silently went and enabled an account setting which would allow you to turn SpeedChat+ off. This is the default for all new accounts in an effort to keep Toontown safe, while still keeping it fun. Some people just don't like the hustle and bustle of typing to each other -- and now you won't have to deal with it.

To disable SpeedChat+ for an existing account, simply login on the Toontown Rewritten website and click on Account, then select the Chat Settings button to choose Basic SpeedChat. This option isn't for everyone, but it's particularly useful for younger players who want to stay safe online, or older players who simply don't want to deal with some of the super-duper wacky Toons out there.

The SpeedChat Improvement Project

For both chat-filled and chatless Toons alike, SpeedChat is a quick and easy way to communicate throughout Toontown -- and we want to make it better! We've taken some feedback to make minor tweaks to the menu, and we'll be adding even more phrases in the future as we get feedback from our new Chatless players.

If you're having trouble finding some of your favorite phrases, don't worry, they aren't gone! Look through the categories and you'll find them in an even easier location - and a few new phrases, as well. The changes are minor right now, which is why we need your feedback on how to make SpeedChat even easier to communicate with.

The Future is... Soon!

Us Toon Troopers have been throwing together all sorts of ideas for the future of communication in Toontown. The Translating the Tooniverse project is still underway, and there have been plenty of ideas thrown around as well like True Friends, Chatless Districts, and more!

We're eager to hear your thoughts on the style of chatting in Toontown -- but that's certainly the smallest thing we're working on compared to the other features we have up our sleeve. Keep your eyes peeled, and your mouths blabbering. Most of all -- Enjoy The Chatless Update 2!


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Mr. Toon said on March 28, 2015 at 2:02 PM
Woof woof arf arf.

Crazy Winky Cheezyswirl said on March 28, 2015 at 2:05 PM
If I go chatless, I just want true friends. New strategy phrases could be useful, and for catalog bought phrases, there should be the ability to hold onto more phrases so it's easier to communicate as a chatless toon.

Weird Bonzo Flippenzilla said on March 28, 2015 at 2:07 PM
Its been quite a while since the last chatless update, glad to see it come again!

Ooowoo said on March 28, 2015 at 2:07 PM
Typically I prefer having chat but I think this might bring some players back to the game.

Colorless Rainbows said on March 28, 2015 at 2:07 PM
Nice! I have friends in real life who've I recently introduced to Toontown Rewritten. The True Friends feature will be great for helping them out!

Tom Valley said on March 28, 2015 at 2:08 PM
meow meow mew meow mew mew meow

Paddlezapper said on March 28, 2015 at 2:08 PM
Wowie! I love having a chat less toon! Thanks for making this new update! I'm so happy!!! :D

Prince Ned trickyton said on March 28, 2015 at 2:09 PM
Thank you so much TTR staff. This makes a big difference :)

Kitt said on March 28, 2015 at 2:13 PM
Meow meow mew mew meow.

King Of Justice said on March 28, 2015 at 2:25 PM
Thats cool! Hurray for Toontown!

said on March 28, 2015 at 2:27 PM
When I first started playing TTR, I was excited at the fact that everybody could chat - it certainly made things MUCH easier and fun. I don't know how I feel about this... it's like going backwards.

Botch said on March 28, 2015 at 2:30 PM
squeak squeak squeak squeak squeak

Little Sammie Dandyfoot said on March 28, 2015 at 2:39 PM
Idea for next The Chatless Update: Introduce True Friends!

Cool Pinky said on March 28, 2015 at 2:51 PM
Woof! arf! arf! Woof! Meow! Mew! Eek! ooo! neigh! oink!

Supertoon said on March 28, 2015 at 2:53 PM
im just saying Speedchat+ is Toontastic. I only use Speedchat to so animations.

Fireball said on March 28, 2015 at 3:02 PM
There should be an update so you could go to the cattle-log, and buy something that lets you make your own phrase, but the toon-council should have to approve. OR, be able to do it for free! :D

Doctor Bananabrains said on March 28, 2015 at 3:04 PM
True Friends is a must with chatless toons!

looneylaffer said on March 28, 2015 at 3:05 PM
Well, at least it's better than nothing.

toontownlive123 said on March 28, 2015 at 3:10 PM
This is good for kid ages for 4-10...

Master Flappy Biggenberry said on March 28, 2015 at 3:13 PM
This is the bestest Toontown Server. This is like Toontown Online!

Loony Lemontoon said on March 28, 2015 at 3:14 PM
If I were to give my opinions on the chat system, my idea would be replacing the whitelist with a blacklist that has every word you DON'T want us to say. It'll be easier than putting every appropriate word in the english dictionary into a huge list. Plus, it supports made-up words or misspellings.

Chatless said on March 28, 2015 at 3:22 PM
I had always been named Chatless, now I can actually be chatless! Thanks!

Candy said on March 28, 2015 at 3:33 PM
I remember the chatless update! It was a time when I waited for open beta...

Demi said on March 28, 2015 at 3:48 PM
Thank you! This makes me feel better about my daughter playing the game when I'm not logged in!

Beat said on March 28, 2015 at 3:50 PM
Omg I cant wait till true friends!! XD

Cliff said on March 28, 2015 at 3:56 PM
Wow, amazing update! Hopefully we can look forward for those V2.0 invasions this weekend! Gotta finish that ol' boss part task! Thanks for all your amazing work so far!!

Miss Trixie Wonderberry said on March 28, 2015 at 4:00 PM
This is awesome! I, personally, would prefer to have SpeedChat+ as to make communication easier, but I would also request True Friends and doodles! Definitely doodles.

Princess Petunia said on March 28, 2015 at 4:09 PM
Loved the new update of chat, but you could add words in other languages, examples: Portuguese, Spanish, French, etc. I am Brazilian and it is very difficult to talk to my friends at TTR ...

Captain Daisy said on March 28, 2015 at 4:12 PM
Great! I was worried about some of the little kids who played on here not being able to use SpeedChat, but now I don't have to worry anymore. And if you could add some 'prank' phrases, like 'I drew a mustache on you!' or things like that, my friends and me would love that :)

Thunderboom said on March 28, 2015 at 4:24 PM
Nice. I hope we get updated on Team LHAAFBBHQ soon!

Eric said on March 28, 2015 at 4:27 PM
mew meow meow meow mew mew meow mew mew toonle translate = (oh no some toons wont be able to talk!)

Bear E. Razzezld said on March 28, 2015 at 4:53 PM
Love my speed chat phrases! Use them as often as possible! Tooneriffic! Don't you know it! I LOVE busting cogs! Let's get this party started! Become one with the Tooniverse!

Irish ducky said on March 28, 2015 at 5:36 PM
Brilliant! The next big tweak that i have seen while being with this awesome community!

Godzillan said on March 28, 2015 at 6:02 PM
Thanks, I await True Friends. Also, where's "Please be my friend!"? It's not the same without it.

Waka Waka said on March 28, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Grrr... Rawr, Growl Gro- Ah forget it! CHAT UPDATE FOR THE WIN!!!!!

Wavecrash said on March 28, 2015 at 7:05 PM
I think it's a really great idea to have Chatless Districts so that people who choose to be Chatless won't have to deal with the problem of making strategies with people using chat. It's great to see the kinds of ideas you're tossing around and working on. Keep up the great work and the innovation!

Cap said on March 28, 2015 at 7:20 PM
I would love to see true friends added to the game, would totally make TTR more safe and happy.

Senior DoodleDorf said on March 28, 2015 at 9:18 PM
I'd like to see more words whitelisted for Speedchat +

Anita Dollar said on March 28, 2015 at 9:47 PM
I would love to see the true friends feature brought back.

Toonfull Enterprise said on March 28, 2015 at 9:54 PM
How about some bubble phrases for factory like "Short", "Long Sound", and "Long" that stay over your head until you join a group? Also "Coin" , "Dollar", "Bullion", "A", "B", "C", etc... Chatless toons still need to communicate their preferences for joining a group.

Lava Blast said on March 28, 2015 at 10:00 PM
I don't mind having Speedchat+. But I can't wait for the new Speedchat phrases! It makes me happy.

Roxy said on March 28, 2015 at 10:07 PM
I have been chatless for a really long time so I'm so happy for this ??

Sweet Cuddle Bunny said on March 28, 2015 at 10:19 PM
I'm really impressed by the progress of ToonTown Rewritten. Please put in true friends... It would make things a lot easier.

Queen SparkleBerry said on March 29, 2015 at 12:29 AM
This is awesome! But you could choose a district that can let you speak on Speedchat only and normal Chat in which districts you choose would make it even better!

Neko New Moon said on March 29, 2015 at 1:59 AM
Maybe in the future ill be a chatless toon :) Can't wait!

Captain Monkey said on March 29, 2015 at 2:02 AM
This is a good idea because people spam with the Speedchat+ and it's really annoying

Raven said on March 29, 2015 at 2:46 AM
thank you for this update! i know people will have mixed opinions about it, but it's really going to improve my experience. im especially excited for chatless districts!!

Random Looloo Squeakerwhiskers said on March 29, 2015 at 2:53 AM
I can only use SpeedChat. Hi there! Would you like some help? OK

Poppy said on March 29, 2015 at 4:43 AM
It would be pretty cool if you could hold 50 phrases so you could communicate easier. Also, it would be really cool if you could change colours of the normal chat itself.

Trixie said on March 29, 2015 at 5:45 AM
Please add a symbol next to someones name to see if they are chatless

Kosho said on March 29, 2015 at 7:30 AM
I think you guys could use ALOT more speed chat phrases, Because when I need someone like if my keyboard glitches to tell them that Im stuck and need to refresh that there isn't a phrase for that.

Snowflake said on March 29, 2015 at 7:44 AM
I'd love to get True Friends back! Me and my sister had so much fun seeing each other's typos back in TTO!

Old Cheese said on March 29, 2015 at 7:59 AM
Wow! This is good for safety reasons and for typing reasons. Some people may type extremely slow, have a bad keyboard, can't spell the best or can't type because of problems. You should be able to carry a casual conversation, at least. Toon1: Hello! Toon2: Hello! Toon1: How are you? Toon2: I'm good/bad. How are you? Toon1: I'm good/bad. Toon2: I have to go. Bye! Toon1: Goodbye! Or something like that :)

Maddie said on March 29, 2015 at 8:00 AM
I'd like to see more like, normal talking in speedchat, I dont have speedchat, I have free chat, but just, it would make speedchat more interesting. I also think people with speedchat should be able to see what non-speedchat users are saying, it may have people feel left out.

Fat Fancy Funny Grooven said on March 29, 2015 at 8:14 AM
I personally think it's great to do this for the young people who normally are rude or very weird because of their ages. I hope to see the results soon!

Fluffy Fuzzywoof said on March 29, 2015 at 10:07 AM
Hey I was wondering if there could be a option where you can create your own phrases and buy them?

Hunter said on March 29, 2015 at 11:12 AM
i really like the idea of turning chat on and off great work! and if u want join team anti hack see you in vibrant valley :D

Crunchypretzel said on March 29, 2015 at 11:41 AM
Great! I hope Translating the Tooniverse (and Toontown Rextextured as well) are finished soon. Also sorry to be off topic, but u forgot about the turning your toon green at Green Bean Jeans event for march D:

Red Hot Chili Pepper said on March 29, 2015 at 11:44 AM
Cool! Even if I prefer chat, it's great to see you guys looking out for those who don't.

Kenson said on March 29, 2015 at 1:53 PM
Woof Woof Rruff Translation: I would love to be chatless just because I love the peace that comes with it, but I also need True Friends to still type chat with my closest friends in-game. Please add this soon?

Prof. wacky crinklespeed said on March 29, 2015 at 2:23 PM
This is great and a, and i think more players would join, seeing how some parents dont want them to use speedchat+.. But it will make it harder to do cog fighting, such as VPS, cfos etc. I do like how you added some new phrases to it, but honestly, i think the no-speedchat+ update will make it harder to talk, and do cog fighting.

MsDingleBerry said on March 29, 2015 at 6:36 PM
Thanks :D

Snuffy said on March 29, 2015 at 8:30 PM
Hooray! I can't wait! I use chat, but these new phrases will be very useful!

Skipper said on March 29, 2015 at 8:54 PM
No more dealing with rude toons!

cool domino fuzzyfoot said on March 30, 2015 at 7:14 AM
Yes bring back true friends please :D

Rhythm said on March 30, 2015 at 8:25 AM
I think it would be wise to add True Friends at this point, because if you are chatless now, well, you're basically only limited to chat the whole time.

BranBran said on March 30, 2015 at 9:27 AM
I cannot wait for the true friends feature! I like having true friends and no speedchat+

duck said on March 30, 2015 at 10:32 AM
quack quack quack

Cat Speed said on March 30, 2015 at 8:52 PM
Very nice, i'm happy!!

Shadow Claw said on March 31, 2015 at 4:52 AM
Im so happy to see you guys heading in a kid Friendly Direction!

Chipper said on March 31, 2015 at 2:20 PM
Interesting. Granted, I won't plan on going chatless any time soon, but this still looks promising. :)

Silly Whiskers said on March 31, 2015 at 8:21 PM
Thank you for making TTR better and more comfortable for a lot of people! Keep it up guys! P.S. Also just THINK of working on the doodles plz :D

Chester said on April 3, 2015 at 1:26 PM
THANK YOU! TTR Team, I love this.

Lily Lemonpop said on April 3, 2015 at 9:35 PM
Great! I am hoping True Friends is next. While I love being able to talk to everyone it can become overwhelming. Being able to pick and choose who I chat with would be very nice. I feel True Friends is the next thing you can add followed by allowing us to own more phrases bought in the catalog. Thanks for helping us toons out!

Lilly said on April 3, 2015 at 9:42 PM
I'm glad that you can change to speedchat or speedchat plus whenever you want, honestly, I don't know how chatless people do it!

Vibrant Splash said on April 4, 2015 at 8:31 AM
Not bad if i do say so myself! :P But, I honestly like to chat without using speedchat, but yet, this is only my opinion! Stay toontastic ToonTown Rewritten team! :D

Flaps said on April 4, 2015 at 9:34 AM
OH! Now I see. on the original toontown, I had chat disabled and always wondered how and why people went "woof" "arf" and "rruff"
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