I just bought the Arena. While it does have some pretty welcome additions, the one I would really like to disable is the global chat. Its distracting, and it is a waste of bandwidth.
I'm on a 100MB/month plan, and every kilobyte counts, so I would love to have a way to play AF: The Arena completely offline and when I go to an access point, I'd sync, and if I want, I'd go to the tavern and chat.
I know a lot of people like the new chat feature (I've read so in the chat), but I'd like for it to be either hidden or disabled during a match.
While at it, another suggestion is that once you start mining and level up, you get interrupted by a prompt, and subsecuently, lose your combo. I'd really appreciate it if it displayed "level up", and once you were done mining, you'd be able to use the points from the times you've leveled up or something similar.
I agree with nushio about the chat - I don't want it - surely there is an on/off switch for it other than going to Airplane mode which I don't want to do? - it is still a working mobile phone at the end of the day. . .
This is really putting me off using the new version so I am hoping I have over-looked something somewhere.
Please put in a switch to disable chat. Or at least kill it in game or give the option to kill it in game. Its only going to help the performance of the game if there is one less thing running and its pretty much useless, at least to me. You can play many online games without talking to people and pretty much nothing in this game that i know if needs chat functionality.
Bottom line is, i plunked down my 8 bits for the game and this is a feature a supporting customer would like as well as many others. Im not demanding it by any means, its not a big deal either way, but my point is its valid and now formally requested. If at all possible that is.
Thnx for the great game guys, the arena is much better then the beginning, i look forward to anything more you add.... or disable lol
One more vote for being able to disable the chat. Roughly half the time I go to flip the phone to the left during mining, my right hand brushes against the bottom of the screen and AF decides I want to have my game paused and half the screen taken up with chatting.
I know, I know, I'm clumsy and imprecise. It's still crazy making.