Same! This new chat is way too cartoony for serious types of games. It fits with some of the more cartoony style games but the old chat was a good middle ground that fit with everything. And yah if the old chat gets removed I will also end up forking it but I rather not have the need for that work to be done nor do I even know how to. I hope the old chat is not removed.
Due to this, changing the chat for certain players is not possible with the new system. In order to change the color of the bubble chat for specific players, you would need to be able to fork the chat scripts. Obviously, this is not available anymore.
With the old chat system, this was possible through forking the chat scripts. If we wanted to make specific changes, for example gamepass-activated chat bubble color, that wouldn’t be something we can do, correct?
I still don’t understand why you guys couldn’t just re-style the existing BubbleChat framework instead of making it rely on a messy, horrendous proprietary framework which appears to slow down everything it runs, and makes it more difficult for developers to modify.
I believe it’s due to legacy behavior that has been kept for the R6 rig. The new bubble chat uses the character’s PrimaryPart as its adornee for the BillboardGui. You’ll notice that R6’s PrimaryPart on spawn is the Head, whereas, R15’s is the HumanoidRootPart.
If you don’t rely on the R6 PrimaryPart being the Head, you can just set the PrimaryPart yourself on the .CharacterAdded event to the HumanoidRootPart instead. I don’t believe there’s any side effects of doing this.
This update is truly amazing. The Roblox chat has not changed for many years now, and it seems like a big update to me. One thing that I truly love about it is how customization it is. Now, instead of having to re-create a chat on our own in order to design it, we have way more control over it without holding us back from having to manually update our own every time it breaks. One thing that I would enjoy is if we could “customize the animation” per say. Although this chat is very good, it is too cartoonish for some scenarios, so customizing the appearance and fading-out speed (how long it takes to appear) would be amazing. Other than that, amazing job. Very well done.
To be honest, this is one of the best updates so far! Not only it fixes the line cutter glitch, but it also makes everything look so much cooler! I was thinking we could maybe get outlines to the bubbles… But anyway, this is a great feature!