I think this will increase secret diplomacy a lot:
3 person game. Red has a 50 troop bonus, Green and Blue are a lot weaker. Only Green can see where Red's Bonus is... I think that in situations like these, players will exchange info in PMs if you disable chat.
Kotaro wrote:It will allow Fog games to go without the possibility of someone breaking the fog by giving out intel.
I think this is done by the Fog of War changes
idea, which there have been no major objections to. It does this very well, and I suggest you look it up.
It make fog of war much more realistic, seeing as you are not able to know there is a bonus since you can't see all the territories in the country, you also do not know a lot more things. This pretty much takes out most of the intelligence people complain that others share in chat.
As for the second part about those days where you want a silent game... don't scroll down? You have to perform an action to see the chat in the first place, so definitely not necessary.