Hi! Walking through Bree or similar populated area, I always end up with a full page or two of NPC chat spam - the Drama bit perhaps. I've tried various chat filter settings and as far as I can see I have to remove the Say - the general chat - to get rid of the repeat mindless npc nonsense.
Am I missing some option where I can separate what gamers around me say from what the NPCs say? It's like having spam bots in a game without gold seller site spam.
It's hard to filter out NPC chatting - specifically in Hobbiton and in part of Bree. It would be neat with a filter option (I may have missed such a chat filter - if so please ignore this). Chat box is full of messages about pie fillings and burned farms - it's nice and fun the first time but not the a hundred times later, or a thousand. It's not even interesting to read the chit-chat the second time around.
It creeps me out a bit when town crier of Michel Delving starts talking about Mordirith, would be nice to be able to block that bit of chat in /say. Same goes for many NPCs across the game, who mindlessly repeats the same things over and over. It's not bad really, just an irritant. Perhaps a separate channel for it? Just like you'd want to block out any other machine generated spam.
Not many places are very bad in this way: the pies of Michel Delving, the revelers by boats to Mirkwood, that quest guy midway through Mirk who can't be accessed when he talks and he talks a while every 10-20 seconds, festival NPCs (could present a problem for dance emote quest I guess but floating text above NPC fixes that).
It's not a big thing, just a constant nagging that wears you down =)
Recently visited an event at the Part Tree, every few seconds an NPC says
Party Planner says, ''All of these tables must be immaculate for the party!''
and there's a several lines long conversation with another NPC.
These chats are sometimes useful once in the game, like the hint of a quest in Bree (something about burning a farm?) or the shockingly spammy Lorien party people (making 24-Hour Party People blush because this is truly incessant). Once only. Usually not even useful when you make an alt and revisit the area.
It's not a huge thing but would make a very very very very very nice change to the feel of the game. NPCs who spam in chat bubbles are awesome. Nothing shows in /say. No pie spam, no mindless chitchat. Remove it or add a filter option. It's been a couple of years since I personally suggested it and many others have too. Do it!