Right now if you are in range of ANYONE, you can see them on your chat screen so that you can pm them. Though this can be quite useful for some purposes, it is a very BAD thing during war time or possibly even during peace time if you have a truce with your possible opponent.
Though right now our coalition is at peace with our potential opponent, that could change at any time if diplomacy fails for whatever reason. Also wars can occur at any time with any opponent you do not already have diplomatic relations with.
I’d like this “feature” to be changed so that it can be turned on or off, with “on” being the default. It can be useful early in a player’s game, but quite harmful later.
Once we have “friend”/“foe” designation capability available, I’d also like this feature to be changed so that designation is applied to this feature, so even while in “off” mode, “friends” remain available in pm.
(I didn’t put a lot of thought into this post - so someone else help me here if I didn’t explain it clear enough lol)