01-17-2012, 02:41 AM
Eh, DDO voicechat still has major issues. Sound equalization being one of the big ones. You can't turn people's volume up or down, just one master volume slide. SWG had no built-in voice chat and the community worked just fine. People went in together and got large Ventrilo servers for their server/faction, set up guild channels in them, etc.
Built-in voicechat could be wonderful if done right, but there's already programs out there that do it right which are easily accessible. The devs could take time to integrate one of the many solutions into the game, but chances are there would be big problems with it and no matter how well they did, there would always be people who didn't like it. Best to let everyone choose the solution that works best for them and focus on the game itself.
Also, TeamSpeak3 is easy to run even from a home PC. I'm sure most of us have broadband connections, which can easily handle the traffic. If you happen to have a second PC, or a media center hooked up to your TV, you can run the server in the background without it really doing much to the overall performance of the machine (within reason; If you're trying to host several hundred people at once, you might want a dedicated server at a colocation center).