WARNING: INCOMING VILE SPEW OF WHININESS AND QQ….
Ok, maybe not that bad, but it is a bit of a rant, but don’t worry, I’ll lighten it up.
The Chat window. It’s that thing that you start out with in the bottom left of your UI, it’s where you can see what other folks are talking about in the area, or even what kind of stories or villainous rhetoric is being spewed in Trade Chat. It’s where important information appears, whether it be Blizz GM’s replying to a ticket, or achievement spam from your most recent conquer.
It is also where instructions are relayed, and information provided to help your situational awareness. Addons take advantage of it to provide you with quick glimpses at information, or even warnings of incoming danger.
Most importantly though, at least in most cases, it’s where your party or raid is commenting/talking/instructing/YELLING. It’s where your fellow members can inform you that you are standing in the bad, or not standing in the right place at all. It’s where Raid Warnings appear before showing up in the middle of your screen.
I went through all of this to get to this point… It’s there for a purpose, and that purpose is to convey information to you that may be very important to the ongoing encounter.