Planetside 2 has a nifty feature of proximity voice chat. Everyone in an area can hear it, but my question is can other factions hear your voice as well? Often times I will use proximity to corral the entire force instead of just my squad and I don't want the enemies knowing the plan.
If they do hear it how can you strategize a large force of multiple platoons/squads securely?
For better or worse, they cannot.
I'd argue the best option for mass communication is
/re) which is everyone in your faction in the same hex (available to everyone) or
/orders, which is available to squad leaders that spend certs on the channel.
You can communicate with other factions with
/y), voice (
V key) macros, and to a particular player with
/whisper <PLAYERNAME> (
Here's a link to an SOE forum thread discussing the decision:
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