A bit of speculation & a question.
Local in-game voice chat can be such a double-edged sword. On one hand we can experience immersion-breaking, from mere annoyances to disgustingly hateful vitriol, while on the other hand there is nothing more immersive than calling out to the warrior and mage next to you that the keep is being infiltrated from the sewers and you need an impromptu fireteam to help avert certain disaster....
Is it possible for the game to provide external hooks to the popular VoIP clients that provide localization information?
That ability, coupled with perhaps a friends list, would allow us to have our cake and eat theirs too ;)
^ my first post =) What you folks at Soulborn Studios are attempting is inspiring - catching up on the devblogs i was shaking my head in admiration and smiling all the way through. May your endeavor be blessed by auspicious stars.