I'm unfamiliar with the term, but there are various modes of conversation like say and shout. Plus linkshells allow for a select group to chat without anyone else seeing it. I would like to see them add a linkshell tab to the log options. Currently, I miss out on a lot of conversation when too much is happening around me, but don't want to filter that stuff out just yet either.
If by channels you mean having a choice of which 'instance' of the server you want to play on. Highly unlikely with SE. You'll be stuck with the server you picked, no matter how high or low the population wavers.
If this is the proper usage, I was way off in my understanding of the term. Is channels a WoW thing? Edited, Sep 9th 2010 8:37pm by Sephrick