TEO Cheatle wrote:
I am partial to a region based "world chat system"
It just seems like it would be kind of cool.
Back on topic: World Chat Tab, Recruitment Chat Tab, Company Chat Tab, Settlement Chat Tab, Local/Chat/Hex Rolled into one Chat Tab, and finally Help Chat Tab.
Personally, I would add User-Created chat channels. It was actually a very useful system in World of Warcraft prior to the addition of LFG tools and group finders. It was also very useful in helping to establish more niche communities like roleplayers, or creating In-Character channels for guilds that would use their guild chat for OOC or vice versa.