To be clear though, you can only talk to Fireteam members, right? Anyone else can't hear you, regardless of if you're in party chat or not?
And Jilted Valkyrie is the one that created this thread, and happens to be female. I can understand why a female might be hesitant to voice chat on these services with strangers, after what I've heard in the past in Halo or CoD. Typing would probably be more favorable. Options are always good.
Or at least a slightly better communications wheel. I think BF4 has at least 8 or 9 things you can communicate with your team without voice chat. I needed a revive, and wish I could somehow communicate to everyone else since they seemed to overlook me, even though they were right above me.
And that's all well and good. I'm not saying it's dumb to WANT text chat in the game. But once you understand what the game is, it's silly to expect it to be in there. And if it were in there, hardly anyone would use it.
I dunno I feel like I'm just repeating myself at this point so I'll bow out.