This has absolutely no adverse effect on anyone. Quite the opposite, if anything. You were thrown a bone that was long since overdue. The antiquated chat feature that has existed for years was rarely used. New players will be able to find their way to NEW or figure out why there are no guards in most towns, what's the deal with RoT etc, a lot faster, which could very well result in more players giving Siege a real shot. Myself being someone who played here for the better part of 7 years am very familiar with the standard devil's advocate stance that Siege players tend to adopt when broad (prodo and Siege) additions are added to the game. Personally, I think this is one of the better additions this game has received at least since I stopped playing a couple years ago. Why don't you all just stop shooting yourself in the foot, give it a try, and have a few laughs at the wealth of entertainment and communication that can be had from world chat before you shoot it down and say how "trammy" it is.