I question how well it would work. People really like their Ventrillo. I know Blizzard added an ingame voice system, and it literally has nobody using it. ****, I'm pretty sure most people have forgotten it existed.
I was aggressive about using it when it first came out, because I liked the fact that there was a indicator in the default UI that told you what member of your party or raid was currently speaking.
I wonder if FFXIV would be more receptive to an ingame voice chat if it was there for release?
I would just like to note however that LOTRO had ingame voice chat, only worked for people within your own party, not for your kinship (lotro version of guild or linkshell) and definitely not for the random people around you. This feature was also turned off by default, easily turned on or off in the options. Even having this feature in the game itself, I found it was rarely used by anyone, so even if they added the option for voicechat within the game of FFXIV, I doubt it would become a mandatory function.
Strike 2 against ingame voicechat. Good to know it occurred in another game besides WoW. Edited, Nov 29th 2009 7:19pm by Karelyn